There are many diseases related to nutrition which are somehow very dangerous for us.Some of these diseases are given below:
Food Poisoning is due to the indigestion of food due to the presence of toxic substances in it.Humans suffer from food poisoning by taking in food contaminated with harmful bacteria.The main symptoms of food poisoning are:
- abdominal pain
A severe form of this disease is Botulism.The disease occur from 12-24 hours after eating the contaminated food.To prevent this disease,the food should be cooked properly and unpasteurized milk should not be used.
Bulimia Nervosa is a neurotic disorder which is common in slightly older girls.It is due to over eating of fattening food or creamy stuff.The symptoms include:
- self-induced vomiting
- fasting or
Treatment should be done under strict observation in hospitals.
Obesity means when a person has excess amount of fats in its body.If one eats too much than the surplus food is stored as fat and the person than become obese.During obesity,the person suffers from:
- high blood pressure
- heart disease
- diabetes mellitus
- stomach disorder
A person should must avoid eating foods enriched with fats so that such problems will not arise.
Anorexia means the loss of appetite due to the fear of being obese.This is more common in human females between age of 12 and 21 years.Fear does not ends even when the weight is dropped to a dangerous level.
Psychiatric therapy is usually required when patient refuses to take food.The recovery is very slow.Sometimes it can take 2-4 years for a person to recover and even longer in some cases.