Showing posts with label Diseases. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Diseases. Show all posts

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Viral diseases are the most commonly known complications that affect the human lungs. Before its entry into the lung, viruses are known to cause infections in the upper respiratory part. Some of the common infections caused by the virus include Pneumonia, Bronchiolitis, and Interstitial Lung Disease. The later emerged viral infections have more potency to cause larger outbreaks of severe respiratory diseases. The infections usually occur during the winter and the viral often spreads via transmission process due to sneezing and coughing.

Bronchiolitis is a kind of inflammation attacking the membrane linings in the bronchioles. Various viruses like respiratory syncytial virus, influenza, or flu virus are involved for carrying out this kind of inflammation. This type of disorder is generally seen in young children and infants. Congesting nose is the starting associated symptoms that can further proceed to affect the lungs and cause symptoms of bronchiolitis. The symptoms linked to this disorder is felt in the form of croaky cough, breathing rapidly, wheezing, low levels of oxygen in the blood stream, retractions, and hypoaxia. The complication of illness with this disorder will last for one to two days, and in severe cases the extending period could be up to 14 days.

Pneumonia is yet another serious ailment included in the same category of viral infection and is triggered by infectious virus. This is linked to the abnormal inflammation disorder of the lung. However, infections in the lung can creep up due to innumerous reasons including fungi or parasites, bacterial infections, chemical or physical injury to the lungs and many more. However, viral infection has a great impact on the lungs and comes on the top list. Viral pneumonia is milder when compared to the bacterial infection. The symptoms attached with it include cough accompanying phlegm, chills and fevers. It also shows the symptoms through breathing shortness, rapid breathing, pleurisy, retractions, fatigue and muscle aches.

Viral Pneumonia along with the bacteria will take the problem further making it even more severe. This ultimately proceeds further to bring about the accumulation of fluids that could be hazardous. The accumulated fluid should be drained out through the means of surgery. We all know that pneumonia is a leading cause of death in children under the age of five. The blood in the sputum or discoloration is seen with the sufferers of pneumonia. Chest pain is another syndrome observed in patients with the attack of pneumonia. The other associated signals with it include headache, muscle pain, worsening cough, and many more.

Interstitial lung disease is known to attack interstitium area of the lungs. It is associated with the burning sensations taking place in the supportive tissues amidst of air sacs. The kind of complication leads to scarring process of the tissues thereby greatly affecting the supply of oxygen into the blood.

This is a guest post by irvine lampson (consultant physician and health expert) for

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Several years ago, scientists have published data that eating broccoli and planteyna can be an effective tool against Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. However, it turns out, is not any kind of fiber is equally useful in these diseases.

In 2010, a study was published showing the role of broccoli and planteyna in Crohn's disease. Fiber stopped moving Escherichia coli, which causes the symptoms of Crohn's disease, the cells. When the researchers tested the effects of apples and leeks effect on bacteria was found that demanded an explanation, why did not any fiber helps in Crohn's disease.

Scientists have conducted laboratory research on cell cultures (number of broccoli or planteyna was 5 mg / ml). Moving bacteria was stopped at 45-82%. After that, they confirmed their data on tissue samples taken from patients with Crohn's disease during surgery.

Another interesting finding of the study was that the emulsifier polysorbate 60 and 80 increased the penetration of E. coli cells. The authors noted that many products which are in liquid form to patients, including through the probe to contain emulsifiers like. This explains why many patients with Crohn's disease react to liquid feeding.

Planteyn and broccoli may be a useful adjunct in the treatment of Crohn's disease, a study shows. The authors hope to develop other aspects of therapeutic diets for patients with this disease.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Recent scientific studies prove conclusively the importance of vitamin D for the body and health.

Enough of this vitamin in the body is of particular importance, because the lack of it, according to scientists, it is the reason that we lose the protection of resources and become prone to disease and depression.

As found by scientists from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark concluded that vitamin D stimulates T-cells to strengthen the body's defenses. In turn, if the body lacks vitamin D, it does not allow T cells to accumulate inner strength to fight viral infections that penetrate into it. Also, if T cells are passive, vitamin D activates them, then these fighters are infections and neutralize pathogens trapped in the body.

Therefore, in anticipation of winter it would be useful to check if your body lacks important vitamin. Danish researchers believe that it improves the immune system, making it ready and well adapted to deal with a variety of infectious diseases, including influenza.

Researchers believe that this discovery will help many people to improve the immune system to fight various infectious diseases, including influenza. Scientists emphasize that long known about the importance of vitamin D for calcium absorption, and that they know the facts of how the regular use of this fitamina helped improve the condition of patients suffering from various cancers and multiple sclerosis.

"However, to date we have no idea how important this vitamin is just for the human immune system, allowing it to work properly and protect the body from various infectious diseases", - concluded the researchers.

Indicative in this world and the work of scientists from the University of Chicago in the United States. In his ode research they were convinced that the daily intake of vitamin D helps many people get rid of depression.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Many believe that the cold winter is inevitable. But adherence to the simple recommendations made ​​by experts, can significantly reduce this risk.

Do not touch the face. We can touch the face (nose, mouth) unconsciously, but in the meantime, it contributes to the spread of viruses, says Dr. Michael Langan, a primary care physician and associate professor of the medical center at Ohio State University Wexner. Previous studies have shown that humans are polluting microbes hands more often than wash them.

Wash your hands . Proper hand washing (with soap and water for 20 seconds) to prevent the spread of germs. On the road, you can use a hand sanitizer.

Get a flu shot. WHO believes that the best way to protect from viruses and influenza complications.

Avoid colds people. At least, limit your contact with those who got the flu or the common cold. Especially need to take care of oneself to people with chronic diseases, pregnant women and young children.

Be active and have healthy habits . A healthy lifestyle, which includes completing exercise, proper nutrition and adequate sleep will save you from the consequences of the changeable weather. Dr. Langan stressed that the effectiveness of vitamins C , E and zinc in the prevention of colds is not sufficiently proved.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Austrian scientists for the first time, the world has grown from stem cells in the human brain is small. The results of the research are published in the journal Nature.

To grow a brain, biologists took skin cells healthy person and reprogrammed them into stem cells (iPSC, induced pluripotent stem cells), which can develop into any type of tissue. The thus obtained stem cells are first grown in a special gel substrate, the structure resembling the connective tissue of the human body, and then placed in a tray.

After a while of stem cells grown some structures resembling embryonic brain during the ninth week of development. The diameter of each reached 3-4 mm.

Under the microscope, the scientists were able to examine the interacting region of the brain. In the mini-brain was detected even bark. "The overall structure of the grown samples differed," - said Noblich. This is due to the fact that in normal fetal brain maturation run molecule growth factors produced elsewhere in the body. Furthermore, due to the small diameter body tissues blood vessels absent.

Achieving Austrian biologists will allow scientists to find out the reasons of diseases characterized by impaired development of the brain, such as microcephaly. In this disease suffer skull size (and hence the brain) is less than normal for a healthy development of other parts of the body. Microcephaly is always accompanied by mental deficiency. To study the occurrence of the disease in rodents is not feasible due to species differences in the structure of the brain.

Earlier, another group of scientists has managed to grow from stem cells of the human eye, mouse heart and even teeth.