Unhygienic living condition can lead to meningitis. Meningitis can be caused by bacterial, viral, fungal or a chemical infection that affects the brain. Those with respiratory problems are more prone to this disease and those who have a previous health history of skull injury or damage can easily get this disease. Those who lead an unhealthy lifestyle and are addicted to drinking and smoking can catch this disease fast.
Children with low immunity level can also fall prey to this disease. When you suspect anybody of meningitis immediately you should consult the doctor because untreated meningitis can lead to severe complications and affects the brain first and can lead to complications like mental problem, epileptic seizures.
The main symptoms of meningitis are irritability of nature, headache, drowsiness, difficulty to walk and a confused and disoriented mind. Meningitis makes the brain soft and the person is generally in very irritable and violent mood. If such things are suspected the person should be rushed to the neurosurgeon. The neurosurgeon will do a lumber test and find out if the person is suffering from meningitis. It is an infection like any other and it is curable.
So keep your surroundings clean, maintain a good personal hygiene and eat a well balanced diet.