By| Published: July 17th, 2017
Food poisoning which is a commonly occurring illness is known by many and sometimes even cured without any treatment. However, if not treated on time, can turn out to be fatal
Consumption of contaminated, spoiled or toxic food leads to foodborne illness called as food poisoning. Food poisoning can be easily detected by an individual by knowing the following symptoms: Abdominal cramps, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, loss of appetite, mild fever, weakness and headaches. Once detected, consult your doctor immediately because if the treatment is delayed, it might turn out to be fatal.
Are you wondering what causes food poisoning? Heard somebody say that might be the water used for cooking was not good? Or, the food was not fresh? Let us learn what all of this means!
Food poisoning is mainly caused by microorganisms or pathogens that contaminate the food we eat. Food that is not cooked well; fruits and vegetables that are not washed properly before consuming raw; or meat, dairy, eggs or water that is kept in unhygienic conditions lead to food contamination. All of this happens due to micro-organisms and it includes: Norovirus, Botulism, Campylobacter, Salmonella, Listeria, E. coli and Shigella
Knowing the signs and symptoms and causes, it should now be easy for an individual to identify food poisoning and immediately consult a healthcare provider as those with weakened immune systems, infants, young children, pregnant women and elderly are at higher risk.