What are the 3 pathogens?

What are the 3 pathogens?

Pathogen types. There are different types of pathogens, but we’re going to focus on the four most common types: viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites.

Which type of bacteria is a common cause of gastrointestinal infections?

Common sources of bacterial gastrointestinal infections include:

  • Salmonella.
  • Escherichia coli, or E. coli.
  • Clostridium perfringens.
  • Listeria.
  • Staphylococcus, or a staph infection.

How do you treat stomach bacteria?

The options include:

  1. Antibiotics to kill the bacteria in your body, such as amoxicillin, clarithromycin (Biaxin), metronidazole (Flagyl), tetracycline (Sumycin), or tinidazole (Tindamax).
  2. Drugs that reduce the amount of acid in your stomach by blocking the tiny pumps that produce it.

What are the symptoms of a bacterial infection in your intestines?

Key points about bacterial gastroenteritis

  • Bacterial gastroenteritis is a digestive problem caused by bacteria.
  • Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, fever, diarrhea, belly cramping, and pain.
  • In severe cases, you may become dehydrated and have an electrolyte imbalance.

What are signs of intestinal problems?

The first sign of problems in the digestive tract often includes one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Bleeding.
  • Bloating.
  • Constipation.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Heartburn.
  • Incontinence.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Pain in the belly.

What questions will a gastroenterologist ask?

Your gastroenterologist should ask you more detailed questions like these:

  • What are your symptoms?
  • Where is your pain?
  • How long does your pain usually last?
  • Does your pain move around or change?
  • When did your symptoms start?
  • Do your symptoms get worse or better at certain times?

How do I prepare for a gastroenterologist appointment?

During your appointment

  1. Take notes. When your doctor starts discussing treatments and tests, break out a notebook and pen.
  2. Present a thorough — but condensed — medical history. Follow your doctor’s prompts for information, but be sure to give as much information as you can as quickly as you can.
  3. Ask questions.

What does a GI doctor check for?

In reality, gastroenterology examines the normal function and diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver.

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