Food Poisoning And Preventive Measures
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Food Poisoning And Preventive Measures

Food poisoning is the result of consuming contaminated food and drinks. For example, rice that has been left at room temperature for a very long time tends to grow bacteria that will cause your digestive system erupts suddenly like a dormant volcano. Aside from harmful bacteria, other causes of food-borne illness come from viruses, parasites, and toxins. Foods that are not properly handled and stored are prone to these contaminants and can cause anyone to feel sick. The effects are not felt immediately and it may take some time before symptoms exist.

Food borne diseases definitely need immediate medical care to prevent your condition from getting worse. Treatments such as antibiotic administration do not come for free which means you will have to pay for it. In order to protect yourself from these unforeseen expenses, you might want to consider obtaining a Health Insurance. Mason and Associates assist people in providing individual coverage that meets their needs. Small business health insurance on the other hand is becoming a trend for employers and business owners who want to provide a policy for their group that consist of a minimum of sixty (60) employees. Consult your boss whether they offer this type of coverage for you to save on your premiums.

Diarrhea, vomiting, nausea and headache are just some of the common symptoms that you experience after eating infected foods. The body becomes weak, which limits your movements leave you no choice but to take a break from work and rest in bed aside from the occasional toilet runs. Other effects can be devastating or worse, deadly due to kidney failure and brain damage, which is common for serious long-term effects that are associated with food poisoning.

Not everyone can be safe from these food borne diseases as some can be transferred through physical contact. It is best to consult a doctor when indications mentioned above becomes visible. In case medical assistance is not available at the moment it would be best to drink plenty of water to replenish your body fluids that are lost due to loose bowel movement. In order to keep your family safe, it is important to disinfect contaminated surfaces in your house to prevent infection. It also helps to wash your hands frequently with soap and running water, especially after using the toilet. If working, in the food industry, it would be best to avoid contact with food or better yet to call in sick.

“Prevention is better than cure” has always been a famous quote that we hear a lot of since our childhood and it is a principle that we should apply in our daily lives. For example, acquiring a Health Insurance in order to secure your finances from expensive medical cost is a better idea rather than having none at all. The same goes for your health when it comes to food poisoning. There are measures that you need to do in order to prepare and cook good food. Always wash your fruits and salads before eating, check your meat if it’s evenly cooked before serving, store cooked food in the fridge after cooling and always wash your hands before and after eating.


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