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WATER AND OUR HEALTH

The importance of water and health
Are you getting enough?
Can beverages/drinks replace water?
Health risks of heavy metals
When and who should drink more water?
Water and pregnancy
Water and children
Water and the elderly
Nitrate and our health

The fluoride debate
Overall contamination of water, air and EMW
Water habits while growing up can fight obesity
Water intake with prescription drugs
Do we really need vitamins? water dosage
Water after vigorous exercise
Water and beautiful skin
Benefits of pure clean water for our pets
Organic food and water!

Water quality and plants
Top ten unhealthiest food and detoxing w/water
Water and tips to sober up
Water for people w/ weak immune systems
Pure water for infants/babies
Difference between organic/inorganic minerals
Drinking water can really save money!
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DRINKING WATER AND WEAK IMMUNE SYSTEMS

Contaminated water could be harmful to anyone, even more so for those with weakened immune systems. In fact, some organisms that could show up in water may be harmless to most, but deadly to others. A weakened immune system can be a result of having an organ transplant, having HIV or AIDS or from undergoing chemotherapy. A weaker immune system means a higher likelihood of contracting disease from waterborne contaminants.

Cryptosporidiosis, a diarrhea disease known better as "crypto", is one ailment caused by a microscopic parasite that can have a greater affect on a weakened immune system. In fact, over the past 20 years, it has become one of the more common waterborne illnesses. Cryptosporidium parvum lives in intestines of humans and animals and is passed in their stool. This disease is communicable and can be passed by water, sex, sharing food and even touching farm animals. The parasite is protected by an outer shell, which allows it to survive outside the body for long periods of time and-- here's the kicker-- makes it very resistant to chlorine disinfection. The parasite is found in every region of the United States and throughout the world in drinking and recreational water. The illness can last a few days to a week in a normal person, but for someone with AIDS, it can be fatal. Ironically, with something you catch from water, water is a huge cure for this. With diarrhea, people become very dehydrated. Drinking clean, pure water is a way to get back to health. However, once inflicted, the disease can recur. The best prevention is to practice safe water practices. Most important, this means clean drinking water. The Center for Disease Control states on their website that all reverse osmosis filters protect the best against crypto. Some other filters may work, but they must say "absolute 1 micron" to be sure.

Another disease to be aware of is toxoplasmosis-- a disease from a single-celled parasite toxoplasma gondii. It is noted that there are over 60-million people who are infected with this disease-causing parasite, however most immune systems fight off an illness before symptoms arise, the parasite lying dormant. But for those with weaker immune systems, it's not that easy. According to the Center for Disease Control, those with weak immune systems should ask their doctors about getting a blood test for toxoplasma. If results are positive, doctors can inform the patient if and when medicine should be taken to prevent the infection from reactivating. A negative test means the person was never infected. But- precautions need to be take to avoid infection. Warning signs of toxplasmosis include flu-like symptoms and achy muscles. In a healthy person, the "bug" will work its way out. In rarer cases, brain, nerve and eye damage can result. If this disease rings a bell, you may recall it as something pregnant women are cautioned about as well-- the parasite is also found in cat feces and those carrying babies are urged not to changed the litter.

These are just two major diseases that can affect someone with a weak immune system. Since the immune system can't work as hard to protect you from water contaminants, let a water filter do it for you. It could be the only way to be 100% sure crypto stays out!

                                                     

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