What Is Dysentery?

By james
Reviewed: Dr. Gromatzky
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Stomach upsets are quite common. In most cases they will just pass within a day or two, sometimes just a few hours. While they can be uncomfortable, we will not usually think too much of them, but there are some cases when we should pay full attention.

Dysentery is an infection of the intestines that has the potential to be quite dangerous if it is not treated. The good news is that treatment is usually fairly straightforward once it had been diagnosed. It is not common in developing countries, but it is still beneficial to know the symptoms because nobody is completely safe from it.

1. The Intestines

The intestines are a long tube that travels from the stomach all the way to the anus. It is made up of a number of different parts, and it is responsible for absorbing the bulk of our liquids and nutrients. It is important that the intestines remain in good health so that we can continue to get nutrition from our food.

The intestines are home to a variety of bacteria that help with the digestion of our food. These bacteria are beneficial to us, but the intestines can sometimes become infected with harmful bacteria. There are also other types of pathogens that can cause an infection of the intestines.


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