The Flesh-Eating Disease Has Made The News In 2019

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There are ways to build up your immune system and help stave off various types of flesh-eating disease

Friday, November 22, 2019 - A person only has to read the newspaper or watch the local evening news to notice an increase in the number of cases of necrotizing fasciitis, or flesh-eating disease that are occurring all around the country and in increasing frequency. Recent news has reported several people contracting the flesh-eating disease from a trip to the beach when swimming in the now warmer waters of the Atlantic Ocean, particularly near Florida. The year-round warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico are being blamed for breeding the flesh-eating bacteria. Others have contracted the disease from a prick from a fishhook or even a scratch from their pet cat. Health experts are coming to the conclusion that Americans taking certain diabetic drugs may have an increased risk of having a weakened immune system that invites the flesh-eating bacteria to take hold and grow. Weakened immune systems can also be attributed to the proliferation of antibiotics in our food and water supply. Elderly diabetic nursing home patients receiving suboptimal care could be at the greatest risk of developing the flesh-eating disease. With the epidemic of cases sweeping the nation, we all should be looking at making changes that will improve our immune system. Making several simple lifestyle changes can help to improve one's immune system is one of the more intelligent things one can do according to Harvard University.

Harvard University Health offers several common-sense suggestions to improve our immune system. Stop smoking, eat a plant-rich diet, exercise even if only walking every day, lose weight, stop drinking alcohol, get a good night's rest, and wash thoroughly several times per day are included in Harvard's general health improvement suggestions. Managing stress can also help improve one's ability to perform all of the above. lists several foods that we should eat every day to boost one's immune system. The list includes citrus fruits like oranges, red bell peppers, broccoli, garlic and ginger, spinach, and surprisingly probiotic yogurt although little is known about how gut bacteria or the lack thereof affects digestion and health. Diabetes drug infection lawsuit attorneys work on contingency and offer a free no obligation consultation before filing a claim.

One of the rarest, yet insidious forms of necrotizing fasciitis is Fournier's Gangrene, a flesh-eating disease that attacks the male genitalia. The diabetic community should be very concerned about the risks when taking certain diabetic medications. SGLT-2 blocker drugs and all other drugs and medical treatments that weaken one's immune system can lead to the Streptococcus virus entering the body and spreading the deadly flesh-eating disease. In addition to SGLT2 diabetic drugs, other drugs like chemotherapy treatments can cause the immune system to weaken leaving a person susceptible to the strep virus and flesh-eating diseases.

The CDC has had 55 cases of Fournier's Gangrene reported to them however, there is a likelihood that only a small percentage of the cases of Fournier's Gangrene are identified as such.

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