Essay on The Effects of Bacteria on Lifestyles

602 Words May 31st, 2014 3 Pages
Chronic Diarrhea

Condition and symptoms Chronic diarrhea described as loose or watery stool that occurs more frequently than normal. Diarrhea that lasts more than four weeks is thought of as chronic diarrhea. Symptoms can include, frequent loose and watery stools, abdominal cramps, abdominal pain, fever, bleeding, light headedness or dizziness from dehydration. Causes * The most common causes of diarrhea are viral infections, or bacterial infections.(Campylobacter, Salmonella, Shigella, and Escherichia coli (E. coli). . Some other causes are hepatitis, caffine, blood pressure medications and cancer medications. Bacteria are everywhere from the foods you eat to the screen on your phone, the most common food-related
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They contain antioxidants and antibacterial properties that battle with diarrhea. Prevention No matter what your diet may consist of, almost every is susceptible to diarrhea, but there are several ways to at least protect yourself as much as you can from the condition. Yogurt with live cultures are one way to protect yourself as they line your intestines with good bacteria that will protect and fight the diarrhea causing bacterias. Also simple things such as washing hands frequently and properly, and even when a washing station isn’t available using hand sanitizer. Another way is serve food right away after it has been cooked, make sure to refrigerate any food not eaten right away. When thawing foods make sure to thaw them in the refrigerator to prevent bacteria growth.

Research There is little current research that I could find on this specific topic, this could be because there are current remedies to treat and prevent this. Also almost everyone will experience at one time or another so you cant prevent it at all time. The current research that is going on includes vaccines to prevent diarrhea caused viruses. Also new treatments for diarrhea such as zinc supplements and probiotic medicines to prevent and treat traveler’s diarrhea.


* Diarrhea. (n.d.). Definition. Retrieved March 27, 2014, from

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