Sepsis by LeanMachineYounger readers probably have never heard of Patty Duke, but older readers will have fond memories of her as a teenager on TV's "Patty Duke Show".
Patty contracted sepsis after having a ruptured intestine, and died soon afterward.
Early treatment is essential for Sepsis, because as soon as it progresses, it develops faster, with toxins getting into the blood, causing death.
Sepsis is not a well-known condition, but it is caused by a rampant infection and kills hundreds of thousands of people every year. In Patty's case, it was started by an abdominal infection, but can be brought on by pneumonia, a kidney infection, or many other infections.
Surviving SepsisWe MUST recognise this specific combination of early symptoms, which can be broken down by an acronym spelling "sepsis":
- S – Shivering, fever, or feeling very cold
- E – Extreme pain or general discomfort
- P – Pale or discolored skin
- S – Sleepy, difficult to rouse, confused
- I – "I feel like I might die"
- S – Shortness of breath
Treatment for SepsisAfter diagnosis, the doctor will first treat the underlying infection, normally by feeding antibiotics intravenously. LeanMachine normally does not recommend antibiotics as they destroy healthy gut bacteria, but this is one of a small number of life-saving conditions. The sooner the patient receives antibiotics, the higher the chance of survival.
Risk FactorsPeople with higher risk include:
- Those with compromised immune systems
- Babies and young children
- The elderly
- Those with cancer, diabetes or other serious or chronic illnesses
- Those with severe wounds or burns
Avoiding SepsisBuild the immune system!
If we have a strong immune system, we will overcome the infection before it starts progressing out of control.
Look for my upcoming article "How to build a strong Immune System" coming soon.
In the meantime, avoid processed food, eat only fresh, natural food, healthy fats like avocados or coconut oil, and take Vitamin D3 and Selenium as the two most important supplements.
Back this up with yogurt and/or other fermented food to help build healthy gut bacteria, and/or take a probiotic such as Acidophilus.
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LeanMachine has been studying nutrition and health since 2011 and has completed many relevant studies including:
Open2Study, Australia - Food, Nutrition and Your Health
RMIT University, Australia - Foundations of Psychology
Swinburne University of Technology, Australia - Chemistry - Building Blocks of the World
University of Washington, USA - Energy, Diet and Weight
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA - Health Issues for Aging Populations
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA - International Nutrition
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA - Methods in Biostatistics I
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA - Methods in Biostatistics II
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA - Principles of Human Nutrition
TUFTS University, USA - Nutrition and Medicine
TUFTS University, USA - Lipids/Cardiovascular Disease I and Lipids/Cardiovascular Disease II
Technical Learning College, USA - Western Herbology, Identification, Formulas
Bath University, England - Inside Cancer
WebMD - The Link Between Stroke and Atrial Fibrillation
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Updated 11th December 2016, Copyright © BJ & HJ Wight trading as Lean Machine abn 55293601285