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Can Dietary Antioxidants Prevent The Chance Of Sepsis
Antioxidants are substances that protect your cells against oxidation, especially oxidation by molecules called free radicals. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Vitamins a, c, e, as well as beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, and selenium, are common antioxidants. Foods high in antioxidants include fruits, ...Read more
Certainly!: Vaccines are distinct biological triggers that "teach" our immune systems how to prevent and fight specific bacterial or viral illness without actually becoming ill from the pathogen. Vaccines for meningicoccus, pneumococcus, and h. Influenza infections do an amazing job of preventing catastrophic life-threatening illness such as sepsis and meningitis--often working quietly even w/o our awareness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prevention : By assuring good maternal health, through prenatal testing for group b strep and treatment, herpes testings etc.Also by following guidelines regarding prolonged rupture of membranes, neonatal feves and such helps decrease the risks.Having adequate prenatal and neonatal care is important. ...Read more
No: There is some data that tylenol (acetaminophen) might deplete glutathione, making sepsis worse. There is no data that nsaids or Aspirin can prevent sepsis, and it has been studied to death. In fact, currently there are no direct treatments for sepsis, as the only approved therapy (activated protein c) has been withdrawn from the market due to the high levels of risk associated with its use. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, and adults too: Vaccination decreases the spread of serious bacterial infections through the population. Since the main route of spread is through children in school/daycare, vaccinating these children reduces the risk of infection and sepsis in their parents and grandparents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wash your hands: Sepsis is not in itself "avoidable" - but you can ensure good general health by eating well, avoiding steroids, and washing your hands. Keeping yourself from getting shot, stabbed or crushed is also a good idea, and keeping dirt out of your wounds is a bonus. If you are diabetic, take your Insulin or other medications and follow a sound diabetic diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probiotics: The use of probiotics continues to increase along with the publication of studies to look at the issue of whether they help or not. Right now it appears to be a neutral issue: that is, the use of probiotics has not be shown to be harmful, may be helpful, and the worse thing is that it increases costs. Note that using active culture yogurts may be just as beneficial. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Risk reduction: You reduce your risk of infection, and thus for complications for infection, by practicing good hand hygiene, getting vaccinated, eating well, and avoiding excess alcohol and smoking anything at all. It is never possible to prevent (absolutely) the possibility of severe infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Elder male w/urinary catheter. What are odds of developing UTI and sepsis? What can be done to prevent such infections?
Common problem: An indwelling urinary catheter puts a patient, especially an elderly patient who may have poor nutrition, at significant risk for UTI and sepsis. Change the catheter once a week. never reuse a catheter. Keep it as clean as possible. Use a high quality catheter that resists bacteria. If he becomes weak, loses appetite, etc., check for a UTI. Elderly often don't show typical symptoms. ...Read more
Currently treating HPV warts with Aldara. One of them is beginning to ulcerate. What is the best way to prevent infection or sepsis?
I have premature baby born with septic shock he survived. I am home will close relatives who wear a mask when they visit prevent flu to baby ?
Treat infection: Sepsis is when the infection or its effect involves the whole body. Sepsis is prevented by preventing infection or treating infection. When the inflammatory process is overwhelming it depresses the function of the heart, there is vasodilation causing the shock. Fluids, treat infection, vasoconstrictors and meds to improve heart functions can be given. ...Read more
Www.nlm.nih.gov: Antioxidants are substances that may protect your cells against the effects of free radicals. Free radicals are molecules produced when your body breaks down food, or by environmental exposures like tobacco smoke and radiation. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer andthese are antioxidants :beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, selenium, vitamin a, vitamin c, vitamin e. ...Read more
No: The only way you can prevent hie is to make sure that every thing goes well during the pregnancy, during the delivery etc. Having a well trained health care professional in the delivery room is a kind of insurance and reassurance but cannot be total hie proof. Vast majority of hies are not preventable. Their severity can be decreased with the help of head cooling (cool cap) or total body cooling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just read on here, that eating antioxidants most likely will not help prevent cancer. Why am I eating broccoli, blueberries, green tea etc?
Vital for health: broccoli, blueberries, green tea contain nutrients that help the liver detoxify substances, among other things. A diet high in colorful foods including the ones you mentioned is good for health and disease prevention. Studies of antioxidant supplements have not shown a decrease in cancer. That's a whole different thing than eating healthy food. Keep eating the good stuff. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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