Diabetes is no doubt a worldwide problem. More and more of the population are experiencing this disease and can actually increase or double for the next decade or so. While aging as one of the risk factors of diabetes cannot be controlled, obesity being another major cause factor of the condition can be reversed as well as prevented. What else? Our never ending love for sweets and sugars are of course a super risk which can be moderated or cut-off.
As previously mentioned, aging as one of the risk factors of diabetes, overweight and high-intake of sugar can be the focus of lowering the risk. Indeed, it can be difficult as you may not be used to it, but it is part of a habit that needs to be moderated and prevented if not ceased. More so, it is better to save yourself early than battling with diabetes for a lifetime.
What could be the problem is our undisciplined diet and lifestyle. Awareness to what you put in your mouth is the basic shield to win the battle of diabetes. Sugars are sometimes hidden in our foods. The term High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is your best enemy at the same time with those processed and artificial sugars. Without a control intake of such can cause a trouble to your triglycerides, cholesterol, digestion, gallbladder, skin and aging process and acid formation.
Fortunately, combining a disciplined lifestyle with balanced diet and exercise is your winsome weapon. Because of this epidemic disease, there is variety of powerful natural minerals, herbs and vitamins which can effectively and safely aid you with a balanced and neutral blood sugar levels. These natural remedies include banana leaf extract, chromium, gymnema sylvestre, biotin and cinnamon. Moreover, if you take those nutrients in your diet is a sure deal to reduce your high blood sugar and control your insulin level, and besides protecting other complications connecting your kidneys and eyes.
A new study has determined that it might be possible to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease in a person through a blood test. Scientists have been running their tests based on the DHEA hormone which seems to decrease in the people that have developed the disease.
Through a process that is known as oxidation the scientists were able to encourage the body of those without Alzheimer to produce more DHEA hormones however this was not possible with the patients that did have the disease.
This led the scientists to prove that there was indeed a correlation between the inability of the Alzheimer patients to produce more of the hormone and their cognitive impairment. This was followed by their statement that they have no doubt that by running blood tests on a patient they can diagnose if the disease is present.
Doctors have mentioned that this is a great step in the diagnosis of the disease in its early stages because currently they are only able to give a definite diagnosis on a deceased person by examining their brain tissue. The advancement in this study is the fact that if Alzheimer’s disease is diagnosable through a blood test then other mental conditions will be ruled out when examining a patient.
Researchers also determined that once the disease has been diagnosed – especially in its early stages – they can start therapy and treatment for it. At the same time they can continue to study the evolution of the disease once it’s being treated.
There are over 26 million people suffering from Alzheimer’s all over the world and this number is expected to grow to 106 million in the next 40 years.
Researchers are confident that the blood testing is only the beginning of more to be discovered about the disease.
While most people know of the congenital bleeding Hemophilia disorder, a little of the population are not aware of another type of blood clotting disorder called von Willebrand Disease (VWD). It is a disease which an individual should be conscious and concerned about as hemophilia disease may affect one person out of 10,000 whereas VWD can seriously afflict one individual or more from 100 persons of mixed genders. Such disease is oftentimes caused by severe nose bleeding, easy bruising, gum bleeding, and for female’s overflowing menstruation.
Certainly most people are not aware that they have the disease because it is usually unrecognized or sometimes they ignore it and consider it as normal especially when a parent or a part of their immediate family likewise suffering from the same kind of bleeding. However, a continuous disregard in diagnosis of VWD causing an excessive menstrual period can lead to procedures and tests that are intensively not necessary as those procedures may not be the treatment or solution to the problem.
In this kind of disease, a person having it may either have a low levels of protein in his blood or may have sufficient proteins in the body yet it does not works properly as it expected to be. The protein is what we refer it as von Willebrand factor which certainly assists the clotting of the blood.
Von Willebrand disease is hereditary like hemophilia. Generally, if one of the vessels of our blood are wounded or injured, there is bleeding. Hence platelets or small blood cell fragments clumps jointly to block the hole in the blood vessel in order to cease the bleeding. And so, von Willebrand factor then would serve as a glue so that the platelets would not clump instead it stick to form a clotting of the blood.
VMD has 3 types from mild to serious. Therefore, it is important that when excessive bleeding exists, immediate or early diagnosis and treatment can save you.
A new research has found that there might be an association between poor eating and the presence of anemia in elder women. Anemia is the condition where there aren’t enough red blood cells or in some other cases, where the amount of aggregation of hemoglobin is under the normal levels. It is of high importance to get anemia treated once it appears because if it’s not then it might induce the lack of oxygen
The leading researchers stated that not consuming enough nutrients is critical to the prevention of anemia and if a person has poor eating habits then the risks of developing the condition are a lot higher. Part of the study showed that when it came to elder women who took vitamins there was still risk of anemia if they didn’t watch their eating habits. Physicians encourage elder people to watch their health closely since there were higher chances of death if they developed anemia.
The scientists examined the figures and data obtained from the study that comprised 72,833 elder women. It was discovered that if an elder woman doesn’t consume one nutrient than the chances of developing anemia rise to 21 percent and in some cases it might be higher than that. If they were not consuming up to three different nutrients, then the risk could climb up to 41 percent.
They also determined that the nutrients that were mostly overlooked by the group were vitamin C, red meat, energy, vitamin B12, and proteins. The analysis obtained was based on 9 years of information.
The scientists that ran the research stated that more testing is needed in order to be more certain of the measures that ought to be taken in order to improve the eating habits in women. An important fact that should not be overlooked is the fact that elder women go through menopause and therefore a closer look should be taken.
A new study has determined that people who suffer from psoriasis along with hypertension have higher chances of suffering of high blood pressure. The study was based on 835 psoriasis patients who also suffered from hypertension. Researchers contrasted the results with those obtained from a group of 2,400 people who only had hypertension.
It was discovered that the patients who suffered from both psoriasis and hypertension were in need of more treatment against high blood pressure than those who only suffered from hypertension. This was seen when the patients had to be taking four different drugs to control their blood pressure levels.
The researchers stated that their findings were still of importance despite the fact that other factors that could be linked (such as smoking and diabetes). Although this might lead one to think that perhaps the drugs used to battle psoriasis might be the ones affecting the blood pressure levels, researchers determined that it was not the case.
This study is of high importance due to the fact that now we know psoriasis isn’t a condition limited to affect the skin but also can lead to problems such as developing cardiovascular conditions because of the high levels of blood pressure.
This helps doctors treat their patients with more attention for strokes and heart conditions. They should be monitored closely and follow treatment that will not jeopardize their blood pressure levels.
Previous studies have shown that psoriasis patients have a higher risk of suffering from constricted blood vessels which sometimes might end up being damaged. That is one of the reasons why they end up with higher blood pressure.
Physicians are confident that this study is going to help in the evolution of the treatment for psoriasis because it helps them gain a better view of the disease as a whole and on its behavior.