It may be better to spread your protein intake between three meals daily rather than eating large protein meals at dinnertime. Spreading your protein intake throughout the day may allow for better muscle repair and better utilization of the amino acids that protein provides.
Annette G. Porter, MD
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Is it healthy to eat all of my daily protein at dinnertime?
What is the most dangerous super infection?
Leigh Vinocur, MD, Emergency Medicine, answeredThe most dangerous and lethal super infections are secondary pneumonias that typically develop after the flu. In fact, this is what leads to the 500,000 deaths worldwide from influenza. Like bacterial sinusitis, secondary pneumonia develops as you recover from the flu. Suddenly, you get very sick with high fever, chills, shortness of breath, wheezing and trouble breathing. If this happens to you or a family member, you must see your doctor or go to the emergency department right away. If you have any signs of respiratory distress, such as severe trouble breathing with a bluish tinge to your lips or nail beds, call 911 immediately.
How can viruses and bacteria make me sick?
Bacteria are single-celled organisms usually found all over the inside and outside of our bodies, except in the blood and spinal fluid. Many bacteria are not harmful. In fact, some are actually beneficial. However, disease-causing bacteria trigger illnesses, such as strep throat and some ear infections.
Viruses are even smaller than bacteria. A virus cannot survive outside the body's cells. It causes illnesses by invading healthy cells and reproducing.
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