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Food-Related Sickness

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Food-Related Sickness
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.03

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    burning, disease-causing, food-borne, heartburn, intolerance, intolerances, lactose, life-threatening, low-fat, microorganism, difficulty, anxiety, organism, allergy, immediately, diarrhea


Food-Related Sickness
By Jennifer Kenny
  

1     Have you ever eaten something and then felt sick soon afterward? Most of us have. Perhaps it was something in the food. Perhaps it was a problem in your digestive system. What exactly caused you to feel that way?
 
2     Some digestive issues surface early. Heartburn is that burning feeling caused by stomach acid leaking into the tube known as the esophagus. Spicy foods and foods high in fat often cause heartburn. Stress and anxiety can add to heartburn as well. How can a person prevent heartburn? The best way is to avoid spicy foods and eat small, low-fat meals. Maybe you know someone who avoids spicy foods like chili, for example, so he or she doesn't experience heartburn soon after eating.
 
3     Sometimes pain after eating is a result of ulcers, or open sores in the stomach lining. Most ulcers are caused by bacteria, which can be treated with antibiotics. Many people with ulcers also need to eat a healthier diet and cut down on stress.

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