Saturday, January 12, 2013

2 What is stomach flu?

Stomach flu or gastroenteritis is a gastrointestinal infection caused by viruses, bacteria or parasites. Gastroenteritis is a condition associated primarily with hygiene and sanitary conditions of living, eating and living.


The most characteristic stomach flu symptom is gastrointestinal upset, preceded by abdominal pain. Besides this characteristic disease symptoms can be expressed even in the presence of:

- Temperature

- Lack of appetite

- Nausea

- Vomiting

- Weight loss and dehydration

- Mucus or blood in the stool

 Typically, viral gastroenteritis lasts a few days and goes away by itself.
More serious, dangerous and persistent are bacterial and parasitic stomach flu, which are more common and known as "food poisoning" because the most common sources of infection are consumption of food and water.
Gastroenteritis is an acute infectious disease care why other people do not become infected by contact with the patient must be associated with maintaining good personal hygiene and sanitation.

Treatment of stomach flu:

Viral gastroenteritis usually do not need treatment because the body itself to deal with the problem for several days.
 The situation for bacterial gastroenteritis is a little different because disease-causing bacteria are pathogenic viruses and can cause more problems and complications. In addition, in people with weakened or compromised immune system bacteria can not be resolved in other parts of the body and even cause life-threatening infection known as "sepsis." Therefore, very often it is reasonable for a bacterial infection using an appropriate antibiotic to eliminate the risk of spreading the infection or expansion.

 Usually, the main focus is on symptomatic treatment, ie addressing and eliminating symptoms. Firstly it is anti-diarrheal medication means to limit or stop the disorder and drinking plenty of fluids to compensate for their loss due to diarrhea. For this purpose, suitable clear, salty soup because the body loses fluids also important sodium and potassium ions and their loss must be compensated. For the duration of the disorder should avoid carbonated drinks, milk and sweets because they enhance diarrhea.

2 коментара:

  1. Great article. I spent my spare time reading some blogs. And I found yours a great and knowledgeable content. Keep it up.


  2. in my experience no treatment is necessary other than lots of fluids.


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