Failure to do so results in their immune system producing antibodies which attacks the lining of their bowel causing them to have abdominal pains, constipation/diarrhoea, bloating, difficulty in gaining weight in childhood or maintaining weight in adulthood and anaemia. Because it affects the way their body can absorb nutrients it can also lead to osteoporosis and increase their risk of bowel cancer. Some foods can be bought that are labelled ‘gluten free’ but tend to be more expensive. • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is the term used to describe a condition when on inspection of the bowel everything seems normal, but the person suffers with symptoms like abdominal pain, flatulence, bloating and constipation/diarrhoea. The person may want to keep a food diary to help discover which foods make their condition worse and avoid them in the future.
It is important that you understand how to prevent a fire and what to do in the event of a fire. You may be required to be invoived in food preparation in your role as a carer. You will need to have an understanding of the principles of safe food handling. Infection control is about controlling the spread of communicable diseases between service users, staff, and visitor. the service users we care for are often particulary vulnerable to infection, and as such we need to be extra careful, clothes can pick up infection and pass it from one service user to another.
It is obvious that when people pay money for something they buy, they want to know what exactly things are (such as nutrition percentage or calories content). The foods we eat are particularly related to people’s health. Second, genetically modified food can unexpectedly transform some components into different ones and cause allergies in some people. To illustrate, genes that were changed in genetically modified foods may contain strange substances that produce allergic reactions for purchasers. For example, tomatoes are injected with fish gene to make a new product with better quality because the components in fish can protect fruit from freezing.
An allergic reaction is the body’s response to something it is sensitive to. The immune system fights the source of the allergy and tries to get rid of what it thinks is a threat. The most common foods that children are allergic to are the following nuts, dairy, eggs, wheat and soya. These can be found in such things as milk, bread and nuts can be hidden in foods so you much check before using to make sure it is nut free. If a child has an allergy then there would be a record of this as the parents or carers would have let them settings know before the child started that they had an allergy.
– Antigen ( ANTIbody-GENerating substance – It may be part of a pathogen or even a toxic molecule – E.G. – The glyco-protein spikes on the surface of the influenza virus act as antigens, triggering the immune response. The venom of poisonous snakes also contains antigens. • Explain why organ transplants trigger an immune response: – All an individual’s cells are recognised by the immune system as belonging to the body – the body recognises it as ‘self’ – Any other substances are recognised as ‘non-self’ – foreign. – A transplanted organ contains substances which the immune system recognises as being foreign.
Food Irradiation and Its Effects on Consumer Health Food irradiation is a process that the food industry uses to reduce harmful, disease causing bacteria and increase the shelf life of foods by destroying decay causing microbes. While this process has been proven to be safe by the Center for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration, public misconception of the process has created doubts as to its safety and effectiveness. Through public awareness and education of this process, many concerns and misbeliefs can be dispelled. Food irradiation is performed using three different technologies, using three different kind of rays: gamma rays, x-rays, and electron beams. The different uses will depend on the food being irradiated as each technology has strengths and weaknesses.
For instance, losing energy, feeling sick, might faint. People usually lie to their body every day by eating stuff that they are not supposed to do is because they do not know what they are really eating. Some people do not really care what they are eating as long it’s delicious, they would accept it. As matter fact, people worry more about their daily task than eating appropriately. In his article,” In defense of food “: Michael Pollen established “what is food” and why do American’s eat nonfood in such large quantities?” Definitely, I’m agree about food labels do provide enough information for consumers to make an informed choice about what to feed their bodies.
A food allergy is what occurs when the body’s immune system mistakes a food item for a threat to it and causes the allergic reaction to occur. When an allergic reaction to a food occurs the body produces large amounts of immunoglobulin E or IgE for short. When this antibody is produced it releases chemicals into the body that cause the symptoms of an allergic reaction to attempt to fight the threat. Food allergies differ from food intolerances because of this antibody. Intolerance will cause similar symptoms but does not affect the immune system.
The pathogens such as Proteus mirabilis and Staphylococcus saprophyticus are commonly associated with urinary tract infections in the human population. Therefore methods of isolating these pathogens in urine samples from patients and deciphering suitable tests to perform on the cultures are of paramount importance to avoid unnecessary expensive tests usage and to provide rapid diagnostic results. This can then answer questions of what caused the disease in the first place and what necessary therapy and life-style changes must be followed to avoid reoccurrence of the pathogen in the near future and to ultimately stop any further damage caused by the pathogen to the host. Thus, the following case report will demonstrate the isolation of Proteus mirabilis and Staphylococcus saprophyticus using a number of different selective/diagnostic tests to ensure this and subsequently the follow up treatments for the infection. Introduction “Urinary tract infection (UTI) is the third most common infection experienced by humans after respiratory and gastro-intestinal infections” (M. S. Najar, C. L. Saldanha, and K. A. Banday, 2009).
The easy way out to being healthy and eating right for ones body, fast food has plagued the nation especially with diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and even strokes or heart attacks. A question is now posed of whether or not fast foods should be fed to children, in substitute of their regular lunches at school. These kids are what seem like innocent victims because of their naivety towards the real problems with fast food. The problems with this quick fix in school cafeterias are that students would become obese, they would develop bad habits, and that the school would be advertising for these companies. “More than 70 percent of obese adolescents retain their overweight and obese condition even during their adulthood” (What Are Children Munching On?).