Digestive Disorders Liver Essay Research Paper Digestive

Digestive Disorders (Liver) Essay, Research Paper

Digestive Disorders

Amebic Dysentry is a disorder in which there is an

accumulation of pus located in the liver. This is usually caused by

an internal parasite or organism. When dealing with this liver

disease there are a few symptoms to look out for. Jaundice, which

is something that will make your skin and eyes go yellow is a

symptom of Amebic Dysentry. Other symptoms to look out for

are chills, a high fever, sweating, diarrhea, loss of appetite, weight

loss, abdominal pain, possible joint pain and an all around basic


Amebic Dysentry is caused by the same micro-organism that

causes a variety of intestine infections. This organism is carried

through the blood stream to the liver to where the abscess is

formed. For starters, the collection of pus is the bodies white

blood cells forming to protect the liver. However, it collects too

much and that is how the abscess is formed. When you are

diagnosed with amebic liver you are very likely to also have an

intestinal infection from the disease as well. This is not true for all

cases though. Most cases in which both occur are in places of

high temperatures and poor sanitation. Africa, Latin America,

Southeast Asia, and India have many health problems

associated with the disease. The most common way to get this

disease is from one person to another. The other most common

way is through unhealthy food and badly sanitized water. Not

eating properly and excessive drinking will only worsen the


There are many ways that you can help prevent getting this

disease. If you go to a foreign country, especially in the tropics,

always drink purified water, always peel fruit and vegetables, and

cook your food at any time possible.

If you think that you may have amebic liver, you should get

a liver scan and an ultrasound treatment. If you are diagnosed

with it the usual treatment for this is Antimicrobial therapy is the

way to go. The first step taken is they will drain the abscess (pus

collection) to relieve some discomfort. After that, antibiotics and

medication will get rid of the organism.

If you do not get medical attention for this the abscess may

rupture and infect your insides, rupture into the lungs and hence…

cause death to occur. So as you can see, attending to the disease is

very, very, important.


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