Understanding Bacteria

 

Bacteria  are found all over and are essential for life on earth. Weighing as much as our brain, they can be hamrful or healthy. It is all about the balance. 

Bacteria is our first line of defence, and when out of balance, can be hte attack. They are found on our skin, in our digestive tract, in our airways.

 

Bacteria are smaller than viruses, and multiply on/in host cells

Bacterial infections are fast acting, eg you could develop a sore throat from Streptococcus within 30 minutes. Using antibiotics correctly for bacterial infections where there isnt resistance, shows recovery very quickly. 

Bacterial infections can normally be cured, and the carrier shows symptoms of the infection.

 

Bacteria and viruses are often confused with one another. So which is which and what is the difference between the two?

 

It is very hard to tell the difference between bacteria and viruses without proper equipment or going to the doctor.

 

Bacteria’s have many different shapes and sizes and can survive in many conceivable environment which could be either in the body or outside but there is only a select few which can infect a person. These are called pathogenic bacterias.

When Bacteria turn on the body it is called an auto-immune disease


Bacteria are didivde into 5 groups according to their shapes.

  • Cooci  (Spherical)
  • Comma (Vibrios)
  • Spiral (Spirilla)
  • Corkscrew (Spirochetes)
  • Rod (Bacilli)

 

They are also divided into gram positive and gram negative, aerobic and anaerobic

Gram negative bacteria:

  • Spirochetes - Vibrio, Spirilium
  • (Syphiilis, Lyme disease)

 

Aerobic, helical / vibroid gram negative bacteria include

  • Campylobacter jejuni (Found in undercooked chicken)
  • Helicobacter pylori which causes stomach ulcers

 

Aerobic gram negative Rods and Cocci

  • Pseudomona aeruginosa: which causes pulmonary infections, UTI'sabcesses, burn infecions. Also one of the hospital superbugs.
  • Legionella: Found in air conditioners and humid areas eg fountains, causes pneumonias
  • Neisseria Gonorrhea: a sexually transmitted disease/bacteria
  • Neisseria meningitidis which causes meningitis 
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Bordatella pertussis (whooping cough)

 

 

Anaerobic gram negative Rods:

Enterobacteriae which cause gastrointetinal infections, and can also cause UTI's

How do good bacteria work?

Bacteria help to keep balances such as breaking down carbohydrates and toxins

They absorb fatty acids and promote the repair of damaged tissues.

When bacteria run rogue, the result:

Cancer

Illness

Diabetes

Cardiovascular

Inflammation


Inflammation can useful when it alerts the body to fixing and repair. Inflammation is destructive when it causes pain and auto immune disease.




Difference between Parasites

Viruses

Bacteria

Fungus infections

 


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