Skip to main content

How to avoid listeriosis during pregnancy?


Listeriosis
is a disease we can get from consuming meat and dairy products, such as hot dogs and raw meat. Luckily, the bacteria can be killed by the heating system. This means you should never ever eat these foods unless you can reheat them.
Listeriosis is a bacterial infection caused by a Gram-positive, motile bacterium, Listeria monocytogenes. The symptoms of listeriosis usually last 7–10 days. The most common symptoms are fever and muscle aches and vomiting. Listeriosis has a very low incidence in humans. However, pregnant women are much more likely than the rest of the population to contract it. Infected pregnant women may have only mild, flulike symptoms. (Wikipedia)
Good food handling and safe storage of food are important for all of us. Another aspect of prevention is advising high-risk groups such as pregnant women to avoid unpasteurized pts and foods such as soft cheeses like brie, camembert cheese, and bleu.

Listeriosis during pregnancy can lead to early delivery, infection of, and worst case death of the baby. Pregnant women are especially vulnerable to this bacteria; 27 % of all cases in the U.S occur during pregnancy. Listeriosis can cause lots of problems for the baby including miscarriage with only mild symptoms for the mom.

The following tips can help women protect themselves and their unborn child from Listeriosis :
- Do not eat hot dogs or lunch meats. If you want to eat them, reheat them until they are steaming hot to rid the food of bacteria.
- Do not eat refrigerated meat spreads.
Avoid soft cheese such as brie, feta, or blue-veined. However, other cheeses are okay to consume. Check with your doctors for a full list.
- Never consume unpasteurized milk or any foods made from it.

Your doctors should make you aware of the above behaviors so that you can prevent Listeriosis. If he does not do this and you contract the disease, the doctor may be held responsible the damages that resulted.

Popular posts from this blog

3 Secret Tips for Your Diet Program

Have you ever felt that your diet program often fails? If so, there may be some factors that you are unaware of causing it. At this moment, I will share 3 secret tips that can enlarge the success of your diet program.

Consider the following secrets of diet success:


1. Eat with a Small Plate According to research from the University of Cambridge, people who eat foods with a small plate, their consumption of food can decrease by 16 percent, or equivalent to 280 calories.

Gareth Hollands of the Behavioral and Health Research Unit of the University of Cambridge, who also led the study, said, although their research was meant to convey something obvious, they challenged assumptions that the lack of self-control was the reason for overeating.

"Helping people eat and drink in large portions by reducing the size (plates)," said Hollands.

2. Do not Eat While Doing Other Things Research conducted University of Liverpool, UK, quoted the Daily Mail website, Monday (18/3/2013) support t…

Yeast Infection: Causes and Treatment

In fact, it is estimated that between 20% -50% of healthy women usually make the yeast in the vaginal area. Yeast is a fungus scientifically called Candida. The specific type of fungus most commonly responsible for vaginitis is Candida albicans. Yeast Infection is commonly found in normal human skin and ranges of moisture, such as the mouth and vagina.

What Causes a Vaginal Yeast Infection?
Yeast infectionsoccur when new yeast in the vagina, is introduced or if there is an increase in the quantity of yeast already in the vagina in relation to the quantity of normal bacteria. Yeast infections can also occur as a result of breaches of the vagina, and after chemotherapy.

Vaginal yeast infections can also occur as a result of injury to the inner vagina, such as after chemotherapy. Also, women with suppressed immune systems, vaginal yeast infections more often than women with a normal immunity.

A vaginal yeast infection is not as sexually transmitted diseases (STD), since Candida may be pre…

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Symptoms and Treatment

What is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a disorder that can develop following a traumatic event that agitates your safety or makes you feel helpless.

Signs and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
There are no tests that can be done to diagnose it. The diagnosis is made based on certain symptoms. The symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur suddenly, gradually, or come and go over time.


The diagnosis and treatment of PTSD are complicated. The big range of symptoms and intricate psychobiologic features make therapy stressful. The three alternates of treatment are patient education, pharmacotherapy, and psychotherapy. Nearly every patient can benefit from education, which is started at the time of diagnosis.

Post-traumatic stress disorder treatment often includes both medication and psychotherapy. Combining these treatments can help improve your symptoms and teach you skills to cope better with the traumatic …