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FOOD POISONING:SYMPTOMS,CAUSES AND RISKS

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Every year more than 48 million people fell into the grip of food poisoning.We all will surely agree that once in a while we all suffer through this miserable illness.Food poisoning is an infectious disease which is caused by eating contaminated food that does not take a  longer time to make you bed-ridden.If you are suffering from symptoms like vomiting, dehydration, fever, stomach cramps you may have had food poisoning.Let us know more about food poisoning and the ways to escape from it.

 

What Is Food Poisoning?

Food poisoning is a foodborne troublesome illness resulting from eating contaminated, polluted or toxic food. Bacteria, viruses, and parasites are some leading infectious organisms that cause food poisoning. Some of the most common symptoms include nausea, vomiting, fever, dehydration, indigestion, and diarrhea.

 

Food poisoning symptoms-

 

 

 

What causes food poisoning?

Bacteria, parasites, virus are the most common cause of food poisoning. Contaminated and toxic food, raw food contaminated with animal feces, not washing hand before eating food, expired food, improper washing, uncleaned utensils, unpasteurized food are leading factors of food poisoning.

 

When should you consult a doctor?

Constant vomiting 

Bloody vomit or stools

Diarrhea for more than three days

Extreme pain or severe abdominal cramping

Body temperature higher than 101.5 F 

 

Who is at risk of food poisoning?

1. Elderly are at higher risk of food poisoning

2. An adult with weak immune is also at great risk of developing food poisoning.

 

3. Pregnant women are more susceptible to have food poisoning.

4. Infants and children with the undeveloped immune system.

5. People suffering from chronic diseases such as diabetes, chronic liver disease or patient receiving chemotherapy or radiation therapy are also at higher risk of food poisoning.

 

Food that causes food poisoning are-

 

 

It is highly recommended to you that if you suspect any of the above-mentioned symptoms consult your healthcare professional or doctor as soon as possible.

 

 

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