Showing posts with label influenza. Show all posts
Showing posts with label influenza. 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, 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.