Brief Explanation Of Food Poisoning

Keeping our digestive system healthy is a vital task that we should always do.
Brief Explanation of Food Poisoning
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Food had to be processed by our body in a form that it can be used by all our cells in order to grow, repair and sustain life. And the main part of our body that does this is our digestive system.  It is because a healthy digestive system plays a vital task in our overall wellness.

But sometimes, our digestive system can be attacked from the outside mainly due to the food we eat. One of these attacks can be cause by contaminated food which in turn resulted to food poisoning. Food poisoning is a microbial food-borne infection due of

toxic substances release by certain bacteria or viruses. These toxins can cause inflammation of the stomach and intestine walls. Two of the leading bacteria that causes food poisoning is the Stapphyloccus aureus and the Salmonela spp. These bacteria are present to spoil foods as well as contaminated foods to which they releases harmful toxins that causes food poisoning. While the Hepatitis A virus, is one of the most common food-borne pathogens that can be found in spoiled food.

If one had eaten foods that are contaminated with any of the bacteria above, he may experience symptoms of food poisoning in a matter hour to as slow as after three days. The explanation of the varying symptom occurrences are due to the varying incubation period of different types of bacteria

that causes food poisoning. For example, the S.aureus bacteria will cause food poisoning in a matter of hours after eating a contaminated food. Whereas the Salmonela spp. can take up to 3 days or more after eating a contaminated food. A Salmonela spp. bacterium is associated with food poisoning due to intake of uncooked food. In both cases of food poisoning, some of the common symptoms noticeable include nausea; vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramps and fever.

In many cases of food poisoning, the remedy may only require fluid replenishment to support dehydration due to the repeated vomiting and diarrhea. In mild to moderate case of food poisoning, oral rehydration can be taken to replenish lost fluids. But in severe cases, it is advisable to seek for immediate medical attention to which intravenous therapy and clinical observations are required.

At any rate, the best cure for food poisoning is still prevention. If you are prone to digestive disorder due to the delicate condition of your stomach, you should be avoiding uncooked food and eateries of questionable sanitation.



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