Thursday, March 4, 2010

Factors That Increase Risk Of Diarrhea

Environmental factors:
- Inadequate water availability
- Water contaminated with human feces
- Personal hygiene bad. For example not washing hands after bowel movement and when to serve food
- Cleaning house bad. For example not throw human feces in the toilet child
- Method of preparation and storage of food is not hygienic. For example cooked foods without washing first, or do not cover the food has been cooked. Food stored at room temperature is more easily contaminated. Also, bacteria can grow rapidly in foods stored at room temperature for several hours

Weaning bad actions:
- Granting an exclusive milk stopped before the baby 4-6 months old and started giving milk through the bottle
- Stop feeding before a child aged one year, reduced risk of some types of diarrhea in babies who are breastfed at least until the age of one year.

Individual factors:
- Poor nutrition. Frequency, duration, and severity of diarrhea more higher in children who lack nutrition. The They are also more at risk for experiencing complications of diarrhea.
- Poor or lack of body's natural defense mechanisms. For example, diarrhea is more common in children, both those who had experienced measles or measles until a month before or on medication that reduces the body's natural defense mechanisms.
- Production of reduced gastric acid
- Movement in the intestines is reduced, affecting the normal flow of food.

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