Friday, October 25, 2013

Ten symptoms of kidney disease

1.Changes in your urinary function
2.Difficulty or pain during voiding
3.Blood in the urine
5.Extreme fatigue and generalised weakness
6.Dizziness & Inability to concentrate
7.Feeling cold all the time
8.Skin rashes and itching
9.Ammonia breath and metallic taste
10.Nausea and vomiting

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Obesity May Pretense Osteoporosis Risk

A study suggests that obesity may be a risk factor for the weak bone disease osteoporosis. US researchers have revealed that some people who are plump have unseen fat inside their bones that could make them weak and prone to fractures. The scans expose some people carry fat in hidden places like the liver, muscles and bone marrow as well as their belly, hips or thighs. According to Dr Miriam Bredella, who carried apple-shaped people who carry weight around their waist may be at greatest risk.

The bone marrow is where the cells dependable for new bone structure - osteoblast cells – live and if more of the marrow is taken over by fat cells then this will weaken the bones.Given that none of us can decide where we put on mass, the only react is to stay slim, say the researchers.Approximately three million people in the UK are estimated to have osteoporosis. The situation is normally connected with being slight of frame and frail. Bone marrow obese has been create in higher-than-normal levels in people who have osteoporosis.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Brain Injury - Raise Stroke Risk

People who have a traumatic brain injury may be more likely to suffer a stroke, a large new study suggests. And while the chances of having a stroke are still small, incurring a traumatic brain injury may be as big a risk factor as is high blood pressure, said study author Dr. James Burke.

While stroke risk is usually tied to older adults, about 20 percent occur in those under 65, said Burke, a research fellow in the neurology department at the University of Michigan Medical School. "Stroke is not typically associated with young people, and why younger people have strokes is not well understood.

After taking into account factors that can affect the risk of stroke, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, the severity of the trauma and age, the scientists found that those with TBI were 30 percent more likely to develop a stroke than were those with trauma but no brain injury.

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Samsung India Launches Remedial Tools Under 'GEO' Brand Name

Samsung India today said it has strengthened its recently established health and medical equipment business in the country with the launch of digital radiology and in-vitro diagnostics equipment. The company has launched the new range of equipment under 'GEO' brand, Samsung India said in a statement.

According to Samsung Electronics Vice President, Health & Medical Equipment Business Dinesh Lodha, We are leveraging our strengths in knowledge and R&D to offer medical products that offer fast, easy and accurate diagnosis to both doctors and patients. She added that we are focusing on time engineering that enhances the efficiency of all products being used in hospitals and clinics

Samsung India would be advertising various products under the GEO brand including, XGEO for digital radiography, UGEO for ultrasound analytic system and LABGEO for in-vitro diagnostics.


Saturday, June 01, 2013

Statins: Reduces Glaucoma Risk in Patients

According to a nationwide study of more than 300,000 patients, people who take statins to decrease their risk of cardiovascular disease are less likely to be diagnosed with the most common form of glaucoma.

Statins also known as HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors are a group of drugs used to minor cholesterol levels by inhibiting the enzyme HMG-CoA reductase, which plays a vital role in the creation of cholesterol in the liver. The study reveals that the risk for glaucoma was reduced by eight percent in patients who took statins constantly for two years, compared with patients who did not take statins.

Various study’s findings suggest that statin use may be most crucial before glaucoma is diagnosed, or in the early stages of the disease. Statins’ apparent capacity to decrease glaucoma risk may be due to several factors, as well as improved blood flow to the optic nerve and retinal nerve cells and enhanced outflow of the aqueous fluid, which may reduce intraocular pressure.

Glaucoma affects more than 2.7 million Americans age 40 and adult. If untreated, glaucoma causes vision loss or loss of sight by damaging the eye’s optic nerve. The optic nerve sends signals from the retina to the brain, where these signals are interpreted as the images we see. Just about half of the people who have glaucoma know it, as symptoms are rarely noticed in the early stages and vision loss is very gradual in most cases.

By inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase, statins obstruct the pathway for synthesizing cholesterol in the liver. This is important because most circulating cholesterol comes from interior manufacture rather than the diet. Even as the liver can no longer produce cholesterol, levels of cholesterol in the blood will fall. Cholesterol synthesis appears to occur typically at night, so statins with short half-lives are usually taken at night to maximize their effect. Studies have revealed greater LDL and whole cholesterol reductions in the short-acting simvastatin taken at night rather than the morning, but have shown no difference in the long-acting atorvastatin.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Kidney Disease Main Risk for Diabetics

 The University of Washington study found that having kidney disease destined a much higher danger of early death. 

Diabetes mellitus type 2 (Type 2 diabetes) is a metabolic disorder caused by high blood glucose in the context of insulin resistance and relative insulin insufficiency.

According to the study, approximately 5% of people in the UK have been diagnosed with diabetes, and careful management of their condition through a combination of medication and routine changes can mean it has moderately little impact on their lives.

People with type-two diabetes have many additional risk factors for cardiovascular disease and mortality. Diabetic kidney disease could be prohibited using blood pressure medication. So we anticipated that kidney disease would predict a part, but not a majority, of higher death.Still, if the sickness has been present for some time prior to diagnosis, or is poorly managed afterwards, the risk of life-changing complications rises.