Most of us know that Cholera is a type of bacterial disease, and most people can commonly acquire this through dirty or contaminated water. It can cause a person severe diarrhea, vomiting, and dehydration. If not adequately treated as early as possible, it can be hazardous and life-threatening, even if you are a healthy individual.
What are the best ways to prevent this from happening?
The first thing you need to do, and the most effective way, is to vaccinate yourself against Cholera. There are cholera vaccinations in different areas, including; Carshalton, Sutton, Hack bridge, Wallington, and Croydon. Also, always ensure you’re drinking clean water when traveling or maybe in someone’s house.
Whenever you feel unwell, have a stomachache, or have diarrhea, do not self-medicate or think it is nothing to worry about. PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE. Always assume the worst-case scenario that could happen for you to be able to prevent not only this type of disease but also other different diseases that may affect one’s health.
Also, keep doing these things to prevent Cholera:
- Always wash your hands frequently with soap for 20 seconds or more
- Avoid eating at dirty restaurants, avoid eating street food
- Do not eat raw meat or half-cooked meat
- Do not drink tap water, just treated purified mineral water
- Maintain good sanitation, ALWAYS!
If diagnosed early
Your physicians may prescribe you antibiotics and oral rehydration therapy (ORT) to kill the bacteria and replace the fluids and electrolytes from your body.
They may also advise you to eat some fruits and vegetables to boost your immune system so that you can recover as soon as possible.
If diagnosed too late
The patient may experience Hypoglycemia. What is Hypoglycemia? It is a condition when a person has very low blood sugar.
Also, the patient may experience Hypokalemia. What is Hypokalemia? It is a condition when a has Low levels of potassium.
And the worst thing that can happen if left untreated is kidney failure. It is when your kidneys are not functioning well like normal kidneys do or not working. It can cause high blood pressure, loss of appetite, changes in urination, fatigue, and swelling of feet or any part of the body.
Where to get the Cholera vaccine?
There are different vaccination centers in London, this includes but not limited to the following:
- Hack bridge
Prevention will always be better than cure. Sometimes we have to sacrifice the things we want to do for the betterment of ourselves. Regret is always at the end. Think of the possible things that may happen before doing something that can risk your health. Hygiene and sanitation are one of the most effective preventions of any diseases.