The Initiation of Infection and the Cause of Disease (Part 3): Disseminated and Opportunistic Infections

In the field of infectious diseases, two of the most dreaded types of infection are disseminated infections and opportunistic infections. Without these two forms of infections, most diseases would easily be resolved. Co-infection is another complication, but we’ll discuss that at another date.

The Initiation of Infection and the Causes of Disease (Part 1): Factors Determining Infections

Before any individual can be infected, there must be a point of entry. For us humans, most of our sense organs are point of entry for microorganisms, and they also double as initiation point for infection most times. Hence, we have the following entry points for infective microorganisms: mouth, ear, nose, eyes, skin and sex organs (genitalia).

An Overview of Cereal-Based Fermented Foods and Drinks (Part 2)

Idli is a white, fermented acid (leavened), soft, spongy textured product and steamed cake of rice and dehulled black gram dhal eaten in Southeast Asian countries. is a very popular fermented breakfast food consumed in the Indian subcontinent made mainly of rice and black gram. Soybean, green gram and chick pea can be substituted for the black gram.

Simple, Important Questions & Answers about Autoimmune Diseases (III)

“Sexual relationships can also be affected. For men, diseases that affect blood vessels can lead to problems with erection. In women, damage to glands that produce moisture can lead to vaginal dryness. This makes intercourse painful. In both men and women, pain, weakness, or stiff joints may make it hard for them to move the way they once did. “