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Illnesses Caused by Poor Hygiene


Practicing good hygiene will prevent many diseases and serious conditions. But due to limited mobility and a lack of energy, older adults can’t perform ADLs.

And because of the lack of ADL assistance in La Mesa, California, they suffer from illnesses such as follows:

  • Pneumonia

    Low hygiene standards cause the spread and contact of harmful pneumonia-causing viruses and bacteria, which may lead to acute respiratory infection in the lungs.

  • UTI

    The most common cause of urinary tract infections is bacteria. UTI is the consequence of not frequent urination or not emptying your bladder and poor toileting practice.

  • Gastroenteritis

    Poor hygiene may result in bacterial gastroenteritis. If you don’t wash your hands regularly with soap and water or sanitize your utensils properly before eating, you could acquire gastroenteritis-causing toxins or bacteria. You may require medication assistance for AGE.

  • Skin diseases

    Infrequent bathing causes a buildup of dead skin cells and dirt on the skin. That could trigger and intensify conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis and increase the risks of contracting a fungal infection.

  • Tooth decay

    Improper oral health practice causes gum and tooth problems. Failure to brush teeth regularly can cause bad breath, plaque buildup, or tooth decay.

With home care services in California, we can prevent these conditions from occurring. We promote proper hygiene and sanitation here at Sunshine Home Health Aide Org., Inc., and we involve clients and their families in observing cleanliness for their own benefit.

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