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A 31-year-old member asked:

what is the endotoxin that causes the endotoxin or gram-negative shock of escherichia coli?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Wall component: It is mix of similar substances found in the walls of the bacteria, released as they die off and causing some of the problems in people with bugs like e coli loose in their blood. There's been some interest in medicines designed to remove it or prevent it from harming the body, but results have been so-so.

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Is it necessary to drink chlorinated water to decrease the chance of e.Coli infestation?

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Can e. Coli lead to dehydration?

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Is e. Coli contagious?

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Yes and no: It is not likely contagious but if you have a GI infection with e. Coli and somehow it can spread via fecal-orally then you might be susceptible and then it would be contagious.
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What does it mean to go into hypovolemic shock?

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Low blood volume: Hypovolemic shock refers to the condition where one has lost so much blood volume that without emergent medical intervention, death will be imminent due to lack of blood flow to all organs of the body.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What is the benefit of adding wheatgrass? Couldnt that have salmonella or e coli or something?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Question not clear: Any food substance has the potential to be contaminated with bacteria like those you mention if the soil in which they are grown or the person harvesting or packaging it has not practiced sanitary precautions. Adding wheatgrass to what?

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