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Hypoglycemia - 1,438 words
About four years ago we started to notice that my dad was having problems sleeping, he was very moody, and he started getting headaches a lot. After it got to a point where my dad was feeling bad every day we all started to worry. So as any normal person would do, my dad went to the hospital to have it checked out. The doctor found that my dad had developed a disease called hypoglycemia. At first this was very hard for my dad to handle because to subdue the symptoms of his disease he had to drastically change his diet. After doing a lot of research my mom had come up with a good diet for my dad, one that would help him to deal with his hypoglycemia. Now, what once was a major health problem ...
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Diabetes - 1,103 words
Diabetes mellitus is a group of diseases characterized by high levels of blood glucose resulting from defects in insulin secretion, insulin action, or both. Diabetes can be associated with serious complications and premature death, but persons with diabetes can take measures to reduce the likelihood of such occurrences. 15.7 million people -- 5.9% of the population -- have diabetes. But only 10.3 million people are diagnosed so that leaves 5.4 million people not diagnosed. Studies have found death rates to be twice as high among middle-aged people with diabetes as among middle-aged people without diabetes. Based on death certificate data, diabetes contributed to 193,140 deaths in 1996. Diabe ...
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Hypoglycemia - 1,246 words
Hypoglycemia is a condition in which the amount of sugar in the blood drops to an abnormally low level. It occurs in association with a number of diseases and can affect anyone. Blood sugar, more formally known as glucose, is the fuel all cells in your body uses for heat and energy (Hypoglycemia, (Low Blood Sugar)). Glucose is produced by the breakdown of glycogen, a pancreatic hormone that tends to raise sugar in the blood. Glucose enters the cells of your body through insulin. Insulin is what lowers the blood sugar. Glucose also enters the body in many ways, including absorption from the digestive tract and diffusion from the tissue fluids and the liver. Glucose leaves the blood by diffusi ...
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Whipples Procedure - 1,618 words
Admitting Diagnosis: Ca of the Duodenum W. F. is divorced and lives alone in a private dwelling. He has worked as a city bus driver for the past 10 yrs and plans to return to his job when he is able. W. F. also works part time as a carpenter with a friend doing custom carpentry after his day job ends. W. F. received support by regular visits from his girlfriend and family located in the city. Other family members live elsewhere but were in contact with him. W. F. was a pack/day smoker for approximately 30 yrs and is currently trying to quit he also usually has 2 beer or glasses of wine/day after work with supper. W.F. has had an appendectomy as well as nasal surgery 1991 to correct his snori ...
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Steroids - 1,469 words
Athletes today must make a choice: to use performance-enhancing drugs (steroids) or face a competition at a disadvantage. While some athletes may not bend to pressure to succeed a large number will. Dr Gabe Mirken did a survey of more than 100 runners asking them the following question: If you could take a pill that would guarantee you'd win an Olympic gold medal, but would kill you within the year, would you take it? The number of positive responses, over 50 percent, is very sobering. (Clark) Not only are health factors of using steroids dangerous but the repercussions of sporting organizations equally punishable. Athletes in college may lose up to one year of eligibility due to a positive ...
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The Laboratory Diagnosis And Management Of Diabetic Coma - 1,703 words
Diabetes is any disorder of the metabolism which causes excessive thirst and the production of large volumes of urine. A coma is a state of unrousable unconsciousness. (Martin (2002)) There are two types of diabetes: Diabetes Insipidus (DI) is a rare metabolic disorder, the symptoms of which are the production of large quantities of dilute urine and an increased thirst. It is caused by a deficiency of the pituitary hormone Anti-diuretic hormone (ADH / vasopressin) which regulates water reabsorption in the kidneys. (Martin (2002)) Diabetes Mellitus (DM) has symptoms of polyuria, wasting and glycosuria (mellitus means 'sweet urine') as well as the following tests to give a laboratory diagnosis ...
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Diabeties - 1,360 words
There are two types of diabetes: diabetes insipidus and diabetes mellitus. Diabetes insipidus is a rare metabolic disorder caused by a deficiency of the pituitary hormone, which is usually the result of damage to the pituitary gland. Diabetes insipidus is characterized by enormous amounts of urine that are produced by the body regardless of how much liquid is consumed. Diabetes mellitus results from the production of insufficient amounts of insulin by the pancreas. Without insulin the body cannot utilize glucose, thus creating a high level of glucose in the blood and a low level of glucose absorption by the tissues. Diabetes mellitus is generally divided into two categories: type I called in ...
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Diabeties - 1,254 words
... ) and supplement with betaine HCl and digestive enzymes at 75-200 mg t.i.d. before meals. Have patience - the intestinal lesions take 60-90 days to heal". Vanadium Metallic vanadium (vanadyl sulfate) is absorbed from the intestinal tract ver) poorly at only O. 1 to 1.0 %; vanadium chelates at 40 % and plant derived colloidal! at up to 98 %. Vanadium was proven to be an essential trace mineral in 1971. Vanadium stimulates glucose (blood sugar) oxidation and transport in fat cells and glycogen (anima starch) synthesis in liver and muscle, and inhibits liver gluconeogenisis (production of glucose from fat) and absorption of glucose from the gut Vanadium enhances the stimulating effect of in ...
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The Biochemistry Of Human Energy Systems - 1,578 words
... C, and under goes the reactions as described above. The oxidation of FAs yields significantly more energy per carbon than carbohydrates; b-oxidation of one mole of oleic acid (18-carbon FA) yields 146 moles of ATP; ~441 molecules, compared with 114 moles from 18 glucose carbon atoms. Net reaction: Each reaction is specific to the length of the carbon backbone of the fat involved; the overall reaction for the b-oxidation of palmitic acid (palmitoyl-CoA) may be written as follows: C16-SCoA + 7 FAD + 7 NAD+ + 7 H2O + 7 CoASH 8 Acetyl-CoA + 7 FADH2 + 7 NADH + 7 H+ Detail: Fatty acids are a major source of energy for most tissues. The first step in their utilization is by beta-oxidation of fa ...
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Diabetes Research - 1,381 words
Non Insulin dependent diabetes mellitus is the name given to a disturbed chemical balance in the body, which can affect a number of different organs. The word diabetes comes from a Greek expression meaning, siphon. (Nova) It refers to the increased urination and thirst that occurs in newly diagnosed cases. These symptoms are due to the high sugar (glucose) content in the urine. The sugar drags water out with it, the body gets dry and you feel thirsty. All this follows an excessive build-up of glucose in the blood, because there is not enough insulin in your body to deal with it. Cases of diabetes have been discovered dating back as far as 1550 BC. in Egypt, where archeologists have studied ...
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Diabetes Treatment - 1,163 words
... 2 day as compared with uhES. No significant difference in insulin concentration was observed when incubations were carried out at 5.5-mmol/l medium glucose concentration (15816 gU/ml, gU/ml, n=6) or at a 25-mmol/l ambient medium glucose concentration (146.2 bn22.1 gU/ml, n=6). (Assady et. al., 2001) Method 2: As a result of their ability to differentiate into many different cell types, one can dissect the complex network of transcription factor genes regulating tissue-specific gene expression (Odorico et. al., 2001). In order to engineer pancreatic islet cells, which are responsible for the production of insulin requires that one possess some knowledge on the development of the pancreas ...
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Sleep Apnea - 1,204 words
Sleep Apnea Human Physiology - Biology 60 The dictionary defines sleep as "The natural periodic suspension of consciousness during which the powers of the body are restored" (Webster's 638) If one is waking up on an average of 300 times per night, the chances of complete body restoration are minimal. The Greek word apnea literally means "without breath". An estimated 30 million Americans stop breathing during their sleep sometimes 30-40 times per hour and often for a minute, or longer each time. Of these, about 20 million are in the early stages, and about 10 million have progressed to a level of severity that requires treatment. According to the National Commission on Sleep Disorders Resear ...
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