Thursday, July 23, 2009

Got attacked by gastroentritis

Yesterday my apak's cousin, celebrated her birthday..hehe..kinda weird - an old lady celebrating her own bday - every year without missed!! Again, she celebrated her own birthday k, the majlis (party is really not suite in this case) was organised by her..i think she bought the cake herself..hahahaha..funny..but if she's happy that way, who are we to say things?? hehe..i know i did saying things here..duhhh!!

well..there i had nasi bukhari, curry meat and melons..and a PRAWN!! got chickens and all, but i didn't take it..it didn't look that yummy, if u get wat i meant..as for dessert i took some pengat pisang..ok lar tue..i'm getting fatter..hehe..fatter fatiha..mm..sounds nice..

oo yeah..this bday majlis took place during lunch hour - my parents came to my office and we went to the house in bukit damansara..after that i came back to the office..

the story began around 4 o'clock..i was doing my job - yesterday was my deadline..and looking for bills that needed from my colleague..i feel uneased with my stomach..usually i will come home late than other day during the deadline day but yesterday sharp 5:30 i went back with my colleague..my stomach is getting uneased more and more..

when i got home, i just lied down on bed and reading my novel - rooftop rant by hlovate..but the pain was sooooooooooooooo hurt..i was like pusing-pusing and guling-guling and gulung-gulung on the bed..sakit giler k..after maghrib my husband brought me to the clinic..i vomit on the way..luckily we had plastic bag inside the car..we dunno when we gonna need it...

so we went to Pusat Perubatan Kohilal and again, i was so lucky, my fav Doc Rainey Azmi was there..he checked me, which part of my stomach was hurt..and he said my body is hot - hot in temperature k..not hot, HOT!! hhahhaha..and diagnosed me with GASTROENTRITIS..i heard it for the first time..he said something like infectious in my saluran pemakanan..aa?? the whole stomach was hurt..i can't move..so that it was?? so right now i'm browsing the net to know what i'm having..;)

Gastroenteritis Causes

Gastroenteritis has many causes. Viruses and bacteria are the most common.

Viruses and bacteria are very contagious and can spread through contaminated food or water. In up to 50% of diarrheal outbreaks, no specific agent is found. Improper handwashing following a bowel movement or handling a diaper can spread the disease from person to person.

Gastroenteritis caused by viruses may last one to two days. On the other hand, bacterial cases can last for a longer period of time.

Viruses

Fifty to seventy percent of cases of gastroenteritis in adults are caused by the noroviruses.

Rotavirus is the leading cause of infection in children.

Other viruses that cause gastrointestinal symptoms include:

Bacteria

Bacteria may cause gastroenteritis directly by infecting the walls of the stomach and intestine. As well, some bacteria like Staphylococcus aureus can form a toxin that is the cause of symptoms. Staph is a common type of food poisoning.

Escherichia coli can cause significant problems, and one type of the bacteria, E. coli O157:H7 can also affect kidney function.

Salmonella, Shigella and Campylobacter

Salmonella, Shigella and Campylobacter are also common causes of illness.

  • Salmonella - the cause of typhoid fever is contracted from handling poultry or reptiles such as turtles that carry the germs

  • Campylobacter - from the consumption of undercooked meat, unpasteurized milk

  • Shigella - typically spread from person to person

Clostridium difficile

Clostridium difficile (C difficile) bacteria may overgrow in the large intestine after a patient has been on antibiotics for an infection.

Parasites and protozoans

These tiny organisms are less frequently responsible for intestinal irritation. You may become infected by one of these by drinking contaminated water. Swimming pools are common places to come in contact with these parasites. Common parasites include these:

  • Giardia - The most frequent cause of waterborne diarrhea, causing giardiasis

  • Cryptosporidium - Affects mostly people with weakened immune systems and causes watery diarrhea

Other common causes

Gastroenteritis that is not contagious to others can be caused by chemical toxins, most often found in seafood, food allergies, heavy metals, antibiotics, and other medications.

perghhhh..so i got it from the prawn..only had one prawn and it really hit me aa..so i got berbondong-bondong pahit pills frm the doc..and 2 days mc!! oo yeah..doc said i demam..mm..didn't care about that at first..but, ok..and again, i got mc for 2 days..yeahh..long wiken for me..yabedabedu....

ouch!! it hurts!! no move involving stomach movement please..tq...

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