Overcome With Stomach Flu

Overcome With Stomach FluThere are various things that can cause the stomach flu illness like from the simple food poisoning to parasite or bacteria infestation. Although the disease can be cure, it still would be inconvenient to the people who suffered from it.

This disease can be caught by anyone regardless the age or gender. Even babies can caught this illness just like their parents do. This type of disease is just one of those disease that seem cannot be get rid of.

If the disease seem be getting much worse, you should not get panic and have to stay calm then try to get medical assistance as soon as possible. Your doctor can help you to make you feel at east and able to give some simple methods, so you can treat the symptoms yourselves.

To know if you have stomach flu, you can identify it with these common symptoms like terrible stomach cramps or been throwing up. In some cases diarrhea also can indicate a stomach flu illness.

In medical terms stomach flu is known as gastroenteritis disease. It is a common illness that will make you get stomach flu symptom. The good thing is that this illness can be treat by yourselves.

For instance you could use cold medicine to clear any drainage that occurs or common medicine to treat the diarrhea, although that will not cure the stomach flu but at least it can help you to feel better by reducing the symptom. This medication can also assist to cope with stomach cramps.

You can get these common medication over the counter from drug store or convenient store. Most of these medicine contain the same ingredients, but they can quite effective to treat your stomach flu.

In case you also have fever along with the stomach flu, you can consume Advil or Tylenol to reduce the fever. This combination would help you to feel much better right away.

The Danger Of Parasite Infestation

Any living things in this planet including, plantations, animals and human are at risk with parasite infestations. It is estimated that more than 50% of human all over the world are infested by different types of parasites.

The severity of parasite is also vary from minor symptoms to severe case that risking the life of its host. Currently there have been more than 300 species of parasite that is known to make human as it host. They can infest human body from skin, tissues, organs and even the circulatory system.

The effect of parasite infestation in human body can be categorized in to six groups such as;

Physical damage to the organs

The parasites make holes in various organs such as circulatory system, intestines, liver, lungs and other tissues and organs

Weakens or even damage organs

Gathering together to form a mass or lump

Stealing the nutrients from the body so the parasite can eat and live while the host is suffering from malnutrition.

Dumping their wastes in their host’s body

If the host cannot dispose the parasite wastes out of their body along with their own waste, it will put risking their health. In worst case, this will poison the host’s body, causing the host’s body become sick. This condition is known as verminous intoxication.

Tricking the host’s body, so the host’s body consider that the parasite is part of the host’s body.

If this happen, the immune system will not fight the parasite and let them live and grow undisturbed by self defense mechanism.

What Is An Infection?

An infection is a condition that causing health problem to a living organism. In infection a certain part of living organism will hosting foreign substance or species. The foreign species will live, eat from the host, trying to multiply.

In many cases the foreign organism will damage the host where they are trying to live and causing health problem and disease to the host. The foreign organism or also called as pathogens are mostly very small and microscopic.

There will be fight between the foreign species with the host as the host trying to defend itself and eliminate the foreign species and prevent them from multiplying, consume and damage the host with the help of immune system.

Every large organism that consists from various multiple cells (multi-cellular) often become the host and colonized by single cell microorganism in to certain degree. When the population of pathogens are small and do not affect or interfere the main function of the host, then the host and the pathogen will be able to coexist together and causing no problem to the living organism of the host.

But, most if the opposite reaction is happen and the foreign species are trying to interfere the host normal function and activities and threatening the host well-being, it will be called as infection. Therefore, an infection is basically a war between a host which trying to defend itself from a pathogen and pathogen who trying to live out from the host.

There are some types of pathogen that often attack larger organism and cause infection such as; viruses, bacteria, parasite, fungi, viroid and prions. There are some factors that will determine whether the pathogens bring disadvantages to the host or not such as:

The entry route of the pathogen

The area of the host where the pathogens staying and live

The amount of pathogen that are exist in the host

The potential danger severity from the foreign organism

The status and condition of the host’s immune system

Basic Knowledge On Tuberculosis Disease

Tuberculosis is a dangerous infection caused by certain bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). In most cases the Tuberculosis or often referred as TB for short usually attack our lungs. The TB can also attack the genitourinary system, central nervous system, bones and joints, circulatory system and lymphatic system.

The growth of the Mtb is quite slow. It is divides and multiplied itself around every 16 to 20 hours which is much slower than other bacteria. Most bacteria will multiply in less than an hour or even in few minutes.

But, the slow growths of Mtb become advantages and give good chance for us to get quick treatment for the Tuberculosis. It will be very frightening if the Mtb can multiply in just few minutes, the outbreak will be fast and dreadful.

The disease is highly contagious. If the TB does not handle properly it can spread quickly and deadly. TB has infecting millions of people and took the life of many people every year, especially the people who live in developing countries.

About 90% of people who are infected by the disease have asymptomatic latent TB infection (LTBI). The people who have the LTBI will have higher risk to get the active Tuberculosis disease. The Tuberculosis is among top five of the most lethal diseases in the world where it took the life of around two million people around the world.

Usually the TB infection is waxes and wanes. Proper treatment using antibiotics will help to kill and reduce the Mtb and heal the infected areas. The areas which was infected by the TB will be covered by scar tissue.

The handling procedures for the TB treatment are very extensive. They are including a physical examination, chest X-ray, checking the medical history, micro biologic smears and cultures, a serological test and a tuberculin skin test.

The treatment will require a complete medical evaluation. But, due to the severity of the disease, the intensive process is necessary to make sure the Tuberculosis is treated properly and cured completely.

Common Foot Diseases

Our foot is one of the important parts of our body to support our mobility. And just like any part of our body there are some common diseases and health problems that are often attack our foots such as;

Cold and numb feet

These issues happen because the blood flow in our foot did not circulate properly. The lack of activity will blocked one of the arteries in your foot. This condition will disturb the blood circulation and to make mater worse, there are not enough fat in the feet that can be use as insulation to keep the feet warm.

To overcome this situation, you need to keep the feet warm with socks and keep moving your feet to stimulate the blood flow, so the blood can circulate properly. Changing your foot position once in a while and twitching the toes could help to reduce the risks of getting numb feet.

The main point is that you need to keep your feet active every once in a while. To increase the blood circulation faster you can soak your feet in hot or warm water or you can use special ointment or balm to keep your foot warm.

Corns on feet

This condition happen because the shoes that you wear did not fit properly with your feet. Because of this, the feet are suffered from the shoes friction and pressure. In the end on certain spot on the outer skin layer of your feet (especially the spot that always get too much friction and pressure with your shoes) become thickening and forming a cone shape.

To treat this condition, you need to shave off the upper part of the with small scissor or shaver without injuring the surround area of the corns, then use a corn plaster to make the skin on the corns area become soft. These plasters can be found easily in chemist shops or local drug store.

But for people who have diabetes, they should not use this procedure by themselves. They should go to their physician to treat this condition.

And the most important thing to prevent this condition is to stop wearing the shoes that did not fit properly.

Callouses

Callouses is also a thickened outer skin layer just like corns. The differences is that callouses did not forming a cone shape and the location is under the foot at the base of finger toes. There are many treatment and medicine that can be found easily in the drug store. You can ask the pharmacist or your physician to find the treatment and medication that suit to your condition.

Heel pain

The pain in the heels usually is very painful in the morning but the pain is slowly gone during the day. This condition is caused by bursitis that can be treated by injecting medicine in the heel. To reduce the heel pain you need to reduce the heel pressure by wearing soft padded heeled sandals.

Itching Feet

The itching feet usually caused by the Athletes foot. Athletes foot caused by fungus which infected our feet. The dampness of our feet is a perfect place for fungus to grow causing itchy feet, redness and on the sever case it can cause blisters.

To prevent the Athletes foot, you must make sure that your feet are always dry. If the feet are sweating too much or the feet become too damp you can use powder to reduce the moist.