(Last Updated on : 22-12-2016)
are caused by pathogenic microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi. Some infectious diseases can be passed from person to person. Some are transmitted by bites from insects or animals
. And others are acquired by ingesting contaminated food
or water or being exposed to organisms in the environment.
Signs and symptoms vary depending on the organism causing the infection, but often include fever
and fatigue. Mild infections may respond to naturopathy, while some life-threatening infections may require hospitalization. Many infectious diseases, such as measles
and chickenpox, are prevented by vaccines.
Nutrition for Infectious Diseases
Nutrition plays an important role in preventing illness and reducing morbidity and mortality in people living with infectious diseases. A healthy diet
can help people with these diseases better manage symptoms, maximize the benefits of medications, and enhance their quality of life.
Regular Care for Infectious Diseases
Proper nutrition, adequate exercise
and sleep help to protect one from contagious diseases. Frequent and thorough hand-washing also helps protect you from most infectious diseases. Clean the working surface areas. Cover the nose and mouth while cough
ing or sneezing. Do not share food or beverages. Used tissues should be immediately placed in the waste basket so that the contents do not come in contact with surface areas. Avoid close contact with contagious people and stay home if sick.
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