Medical Innovations – Taking the World to the Next Level Increased research and innovations in the medical fraternity has gone a long way in management of certain body conditions. Conditions like Alzheimer’s diseases, hypertension, diabetes and general neurological disorders have become so frequent in occurrence that serious and focused attention must be given to them. The resulting economic losses are so huge that government and nongovernmental organizations have been prompted to act.
Development and Management of Alzheimer’s Disease According to a study done in 2013, there are over 44 million people worldwide suffering from the Alzheimer’s disease.62% of these live in the middle income countries including India, China, and the south Asian countries. It is also projected that this figure will have risen by the year 2050. This condition largely affects older people and is also referred to as dementia and affected people require a lot of care due to the poor coordination of their brain. It causes the nerve cells in the brain (neurons) to die off making functions such as walking and swallowing difficult. Various management methods have been advanced in management of this disease including treatment to slow down the disease, management of the symptoms, and care given to the patients.
Lifestyle and Development of Hypertension 1) Hypertension or high blood pressure is a body condition whereby there is increased pressure in the blood vessels leading to a strain to the heart. It is said to occur when the systolic pressure goes above 140mmhg, while diastolic goes above 90mmhg. 2) Primary hypertension results from no obvious causes while secondary hypertension results from conditions such as kidney problems, arteries or heart problems. Blood pressure medicine is available for management of this condition. 3) Accumulation of fats in the body causes reduced elasticity of the arteries causing increased stress to the heart. As a result the lifestyle that and individual adopt in terms of feeding and physical activity can promote or suppress hypertension. Research has also shown that conditions such as dementia which affect the brain functions can also lead to development of high blood pressure especially in the elderly.
Correlation between Cholesterol and Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes results from high sugar levels in the body. High sugar levels in the blood leads to high LDL cholesterol levels in the body. When there is high sugar in the blood, LDL cholesterol and their receptors in the liver get coated with sugar reducing the ability of the liver to eliminate cholesterol from the body. Thus management of these conditions using diabetes medicine and cholesterol medicine can achieve complete recovery.
Dietary Factors in Management of Neurological Disorders Diseases and conditions affecting the nervous system have also been shown to be affected by the nutrition of the person. Studies conducted have shown that some diets reduce the risk of Parkinsonâ€™s disease. These include; 1) Low fat diets especially animal fats or total saturated fats. 2) Reducing intake of dairy products 3) Consumption of caffeinated products. 4) Consumption of vitamin E helps in reduction of the Parkinsonâ€™s disease.
What You Need To Know About Anti-Depressants These are medications used to treat depression or reduce the incidence of occurring. They work by altering the levels of neural transmitters in the brain such as dopamine and serotonin. They include fluoxetine, sertraline and desvenlafaxine. Some anti depressants cause side effects such as headaches, and dizziness.
Conclusion Medical research has been very critical in management of some of the health conditions. The importance of nutrition can also not be underestimated in health as most foods have nutrients which suppress these diseases.
Published on Jun 23, 2014
Increased research and innovations in the medical fraternity has gone a long way in management of certain body conditions. Conditions like A...