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Doctor insights on: Gastroenteritis And Pyelonephritis

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Can you die from gastroenteritis?

Can you die from gastroenteritis?

Yes: Rotavirus group a is the leading cause of viral gastroenteritis worldwide. It causes a dehydrating diarrhea in infants and young children. More than a half-million infants and young children worldwide die of rotavirus gastroenteritis each year (parashar et al, 2009). Fatalities from viral gastroenteritis are more likely to occur in those at the extremes of age or the immunocompromised. ...Read more

Dr. David Cohen
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Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...Read more


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What causes gastroenteritis usually?

What causes gastroenteritis usually?

Germ invasion: The gut viruses are spread through saliva & end up on a variety of surfaces like door knobs or shopping carts & live for hours or days.The average adult will pass germs from their contaminated fingers to their face or mouth several times per hour. These germs invade the lining of your gut & cause symptoms.Some bacteria can enter the same way & cause the same sx. Frequent handwasing can reduce this. ...Read more

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What kind of foods should you not eat if you have gastroenteritis?

What kind of foods should you not eat if you have gastroenteritis?

Start slow: It's best to give your GI tract a rest in the beginning. Focus on hydration. When you do eat, start with clear liquids and then advance gradually if tolerated. Good things to eat included bananas, toast, rice, broth, and apples. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, milk products, acidic food, and fatty food. Stay off milk products until you've been better for 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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What cause pyelonephritis?

What cause pyelonephritis?

Cause of pyelo?: 29 F wants to know cause of pyelonephritis. Aka infection of the kidneys causing scaring and kidney failure. Can also be related analgesic abuse if you lived in Australia and took a lot. Some have symptoms of infection others not. Congenital reflux from bladder or kidney stones contribute. At one time thought to be common cause of HTN. Rarely one side which may increase BP. Check UPTODATE for more ...Read more

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How can pyelonephritis be caught?

How can pyelonephritis be caught?

Its complicated: 2 factors promote pyelonephritis. 1) bacteria must invade the kidney. 2) a person's immune system must fail to some degree. Bactereia are common in the urinary tract. But if large amounts of harmful bactereia enter the kidney during lower urinary tract infections or during kidney obstruction (ie. Pregnancy, injury, surgery, congenital disease, or poor bladder emptying), pyelonephritis may develop. ...Read more

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Pyelonephritis symptoms are pain and what?

Pyelonephritis symptoms are pain and what?

Pyelonephritis: Other symptoms: high fevers that come and go along with chills / rigor. Pt are usually very very sick and require immediate medical attention as this condition can be life threatening if left untreated. www.peedoc.com @drhtay. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for pyelonephritis?

Is there a cure for pyelonephritis?

Yes: Antibiotics are a must or the infection will progress and worsen and make you very sick. Once adequately treated, the infection will resolve and your infection will be "cured". ...Read more

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What is pyelonephritis infection?

What is pyelonephritis infection?

Infection of kidney: Usually caused by bacteria travelling from bladder up to and infecting the kidney. Rarely bacteria reach the kidney via the blood stream. Symptoms are usually severe flank pain, fever and chills, often blood in urine and symptoms of bladder infection i.e. Burning with & frequent urination. ...Read more

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Pathophysiology of pyelonephritis?

Pathophysiology of pyelonephritis?

Kidney Infection: Pyelonephritis is iinfection in a kidney. It can be caused either by bacteria moving from the skin up the urinary tract and invading the kidney or by bacteria floating around in your blood until they take up residence in your kidney. Either has been given as an explanation for kidney infections and I have not seen anything to say one is more likely than the other. ...Read more

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Can gastroenteritis lead to GERD ?

Unrelated: Gastroenteritis(inflammation of the stomach and intestines often caused by a viral infection) is unrelated to GERD. The latter is due to an insufficient sphincter which is supposed to prevent stomach contents from refluxing upward into the esophagus causing heartburn. ...Read more

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What can remedy viral gastroenteritis?

Hydrate: Start w clear liquid like water, slightly flattened soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

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Can pyelonephritis affect the left kidney?

Can pyelonephritis affect the left kidney?

Yes : It is an infxn of the kidney so it has to effect one or the other. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

A condition in which a person has vomiting and diarrhea due to an infection with "stomach flu" viruses. It is contagious, and usually resolves without treatment except for over-the-counter Pedialyte or other ...Read more