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Type 1 Diabetes Kills Cells in the Body: Are they useful ones?

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Posted on 11:34AM Sep 19, 2018 in General


Type 1 Diabetes Kills Cells in the Body: Are they useful ones?

Type 1 Diabetes is a chronic disease that destroys the body’s ability to produce insulin, a hormone used to break down and store energy from foods, in the Body in the form of glucose or sugar. In the absence of insulin, high levels of fat and glucose remain in the bloodstream. In the long run, this can severely damage the vital body organs. Type 1 Diabetes, earlier referred to as insulin-dependent or juvenile diabetes, is normally caused at any age and is most frequently diagnosed during adulthood. In India, around 97,000 children have been affected by this condition. There is no specific known cause of Type 1 diabetes. Attempts to find specific causes have left scientists often bewildered, as no amount of research has enabled them to know the exact causes. However, after extensive research and lab tests using modern lab testing software and other techniques, the scientists have started to believe that a combination of genetic and environmental factors are responsible for causing this condition, which approximately forms around 5 percent of the total population affected by diabetes in general.

Do Type 1 Diabetes kills Useful Cells In The Body?| Health PLease

The symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes include dehydration, weight loss, and diabetic ketoacidosis. The presence of extra sugar in the blood stream makes the patient visit the washroom more often and through frequent urination, the patient keeps losing a lot of water from the body, and that leads to dehydration. The glucose that goes out of the body with urine also takes with it a lot of calories, which is precisely why a lot of people with diabetes get into a phase where they lose a lot of weight. With absence of insulin due to the absence of islet cells, the body never has glucose at its disposal to break down for energy. Thus, to find itself a source of energy, the body starts breaking down fat cells, which in turn creates a chemical called ketones. The liver releases stored that goes unused, and this gets stored up in the blood along with the acidic ketones.

This combination of blood sugar and ketones is called ketoacidosis and it can be life threatening if not treated immediately. As mentioned above, the type 1 diabetes indirectly damages your body by affecting vital organs over a period of time. To be specific, high glucose levels in the blood start affecting small blood vessels in eyes, kidneys and heart, which is exactly why we hear many diabetes patients losing vision over time, while other few experience kidney failure and heart related diseases.

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How Long Infection Persists After Flu Or Cold

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Posted on 11:34AM Sep 19, 2018 in General


How Long Infection Persists After Flu Or Cold

The Monsoon season is normally scary, not just for the heavy rainfalls that keep affecting your daily routine, but for a mouthful of infections rains bring along with them. We do understand how paramount monsoon is for us, but there’s no denying the fact that it is monsoon that stokes the fire that various infections try to spread. Flu and Cold are the most common infections that affect millions of people during monsoon, and while neither of the two can become serious, let alone fatal, they do affect our daily lives by causing excruciating body aches, among other symptoms. Fever ensures you are pinned down to your bed, wrapped in a healthy load of blankets.

How Long Infection Persists after Flu or Cold,Fever, infections & etc | Health PLease

While the popular preconceived notion is that your body is just preparing to fight the infection when your symptoms are at peak, the fact is the exact opposite – you experience those excruciating muscle aches or high fever precisely because your immune system isn’t just alive and kicking, it’s already at work, which is why you feel the fever and muscle aches. It’s your immune system that’s trying to eliminate the infection from your body.

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Half Of Heart Disease Deaths Could Be Prevented

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Posted on 11:33AM Sep 19, 2018 in General


Heart Diseases and its Prevention

We are already into the eighteenth year of the Millenium, and while the World has seen unprecedented and exponential growth and advancements in almost every sector, there’s another area we have all been watching grow rapidly – stress levels. With bustling lives becoming busier and more and more competitive, the stress levels have risen gradually over the years and have reached a crescendo, as a result of which, we are witness to stress – related illnesses affecting more and more individuals. Along with many such illnesses, heart diseases have become a lot more common. What’s alarming is the rapid increase in the ratio at which heart diseases have grown among people across the 25 to 45 age group. While there isn’t much you can do about congenital heart conditions, you can certainly avoid lifestyle and stress induced heart diseases by simple changes in lifestyle. We understand how important it is to educate people about heart diseases and ways to prevent them and therefore, we have decided to dedicate an exclusive blog for the same.

Heart Diseases and its Prevention- Health Please

Let’s first discuss heart conditions that occur by birth. Such diseases or conditions are known as Congenital Heart Diseases are another reason for deaths caused by heart related ailments. Congenital conditions are conditions present by birth, and there’s not a lot you can do about it other than understanding symptoms if any, and diagnosing the problem. Congenital heart conditions like Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC), Ventrical Septal Defect or Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) occur by birth and need to be diagnosed and treated at the soonest.

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