Foodborne illness is a disease of the gastrointestinal tract. It is cause by eating foods or beverages containing harmful bacteria.
There are a series of disease-causing bacteria that contaminate food. The common foodborne diseases that cause infections are:
Variety of bacteria
Other causes of food poisoning are cause by toxins and chemicals.
Foodborne illnesses happen suddenly but it doesn’t last for a long time. Most people with this condition recover on their own. This can also lead to serious complication.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF FOODBORNE ILLNESS
The following are the common symptoms of Foodborne illnesses.
Muscle & Joint Aches
The listed below are symptoms caused by chemicals and harmful toxins.
Numbness of the skin
CAUSES OF FOODBORNE ILLNESS
The listed below are the causes of foodborne diseases such as:
RISK FACTOR OF FOODBORNE ILLNESS
The following are factors at risk of getting Foodborne Illnesses.
Poor health and hygiene
Getting food from unsafe sources
Using dirty utensils and equipment
An improper holding of hazardous food temperatures
Improper food cooking temperature
Infants and Children
Pregnant Women and their Babies
A person with a weak immune system
COMPLICATIONS OF FOODBORNE ILLNESS
Foodborne Illnesses may lead to different condition including:
Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
Spontaneous abortion in pregnant women
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
In diagnosing, your doctor will ask a question about your symptoms. Your recent food and drinks that you consume and your medical history. After that, he will conduct a physical exam. To diagnose you with the condition.
The diagnostic test may include:
Getting your stool sample to examine the signs of infections.
A sample of vomit or sample of suspected food you eat.
After doing all the procedures. Your doctor may conduct other medical tests. To find out the cause and symptoms of your condition.
TREATING FOODBORNE ILLNESS
The treatment may vary depending on the severity and cause of your illness. Some people with this condition recover on their own without any treatment.
If severe symptoms exist, the treatment may include: