Protein poisoning in humans
The term "protein poisoning" was originally used exclusively in animal husbandry, and the cause of this ailment is the improper ration of the animal, in which there is an excess of muscle meat (protein) and virtually no carbohydrates.
But recently, cases of protein poisoning in humans have become more frequent. Why this happens, what symptoms of this type of poisoning and how to treat it - we will analyze this article.
Causes of Protein Poisoning
Recently, a similar problem has become relevant for a person: more people are getting into the hospital with food poisoning, the cause of which was the excess protein in the body.
Why do such situations occur more often? The answer is simple: people do not eat right. Consider the main causes of protein intoxication:
Protein Diet for Weight Loss
This group includes dietary regimens in which there are strict restrictions on the intake of carbohydrates - the Ducane diet and the Kremlin diet.
According to Dukan's diet, the first few days a person should consume only proteins. This can be very dangerous for people with diseases of the digestive tract, since digestion of food takes place much more slowly at this diet, it is possible that rotting of protein food remains in the intestine, which provokes protein poisoning in humans.
Inadequate intake of proteins
Athletes bodybuilders are well aware that you can not take protein and other special nutritional supplements that provoke muscle growth not according to instructions.
However, many inexperienced fans of the gym in pursuit of a quick result exceed the permissible dose. Such violations can cause serious protein poisoning right up to mandatory hospitalization.
Autumn is generous to forest gifts, but it is necessary to take them with great care. Modern ecology often turns forest mushrooms into unsuitable for consumption.
Also, the cause of unfortunate consequences may be ignorance about the types of edible mushrooms and the rules for their collection. In no case can you collect old, darkened mushrooms, as well as worm-eaten or swollen specimens from rainwater. Poisoning with poisonous mushrooms is another type of protein poisoning.
Intoxication of the body can cause the following fungi:
- false firearms;
- fly agarics;
- false raincoats;
- ink fungus;
The use of low-quality products
Another common cause of protein intoxication is infected, spoiled or improperly cooked foods.
There are certain rules for cooking meat, poultry and mushrooms. If you disrupt the heat treatment time of products, you can endanger your health, because not all the bacteria and microorganisms living in the meat harmful to humans will be rendered harmless. It is very dangerous to eat foods of protein origin that are stored in the refrigerator for more than two days, the same applies to mushrooms.
If earlier you have never tried exotic seafood (oysters, octopuses, etc.), then at the first acquaintance with them you can not eat a large portion. You must first try a little to see the reaction of the body.
Many people have an allergy to seafood, which can provoke protein poisoning if they overeat such foods.
Symptoms of protein poisoning
How does protein poisoning manifest itself? All people are individual, therefore the organism reacts differently. There are several common symptoms of protein poisoning in humans:
increased body temperature;
- sharp pain in the intestine;
- severe bloating;
- dark color of urine;
Symptoms of protein poisoning are individual due to the characteristics of the organism. If you feel some of these phenomena, it is not necessary that you are poisoned with protein. Similarly, other food poisoning is manifested.
Methods of treatment
If you suddenly feel sick, your stomach is seriously ill, then try to go to the bathroom first. If you can not do it yourself, take a laxative or try to make an enema.
For any ailments that do not last more than two to three hours, it is recommended to consult a doctor. With health do not joke. Only specialists will be able to conduct a comprehensive examination and find out the true cause of your illness. If necessary, you will do a gastric lavage or enema: these procedures will remove from the digestive tract all the residues of protein products that are the cause of poor health.
In the end, I would like to conclude that a healthy and balanced diet, in which proteins, fats, carbohydrates and fiber are in sufficient quantities, is the guarantee of the health of the whole organism. Eat with the mind and problems with proteins you will not have!