New Metabolic Process Can Switch Off Inflammation

Rejoice! Scientists may have found a new way to curb chronic inflammation! Researchers from the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Dublin have discovered a new metabolic process that can switch off inflammation. They have discovered ‘itaconate’, a molecule derived from glucose, which has the power to switch off the macrophages. What are macrophages? Macrophages are the cells of the immune system, which are formed in response to various infections. It is important to note that any infection or wound cannot be healed without inflammation, however, chronic inflammation can lead to various diseases. These include…

Elimination diet

An elimination diet, also known as exclusion diet is a diagnostic procedure used to identify foods that an individual cannot consume without adverse effects.[1] Adverse effects may be due to food allergy, food intolerance, other physiological mechanisms (such as metabolic or toxins),[2] or a combination of these. Elimination diets typically involve entirely removing a suspected food from the diet for a period of time from two weeks to two months, and waiting to determine whether symptoms resolve during that time period. In rare cases, a health professional may wish to use an oligoantigenic diet to relieve a patient of symptoms…

The New Test For Heart Disease

Ultrasensitive CRP- As the medical community begins to realize that coronary artery disease is decidedly an inflammatory and not a cholesterol disease, more clinical studies are appearing in the medical literature advising physicians of effective ways to evaluate patients. Several studies have looked at various products in the body that give us evidence of the amount of inflammation that is present in the arteries. One such highly preferred blood test is the highly sensitive C – reactive protein (hs CRP). This test measures the arterial inflammation currently present. This test…

Physical therapy- its Importance In Todays Lifestyle

Physical therapy or physiotherapy (often abbreviated to PT) is a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialty that, by using mechanical force and movements, remediates impairments and promotes mobility, function, and quality of life through examination, diagnosis, prognosis, and physical intervention. It is performed by physical therapists (known as physiotherapists in many countries). In addition to clinical practice, other activities encompassed in the physical therapy profession include research, education, consultation, and administration. Physical therapy services may be provided alongside, or in conjunction with, other medical services.   Overview Physical therapy (or Physiotherapy) attempts to address the illnesses, or injuries that limit a person’s abilities…

Medicine Cabinet- Rosuvastatin

Mechanism of action- Rosuvastatin is an HMG- COA reeducates inhibitor, also known as statin (lipid lowering agent). It reduces high cholesterol (total cholesterol and low density lipoproteins LDL, “bad “cholesterol) and triglycerides. It also increases high density lipoproteins (HDL) or “good” cholesterol levels to some extent. Rx- Rosuvastatin is administered in the form of an oral tablet. Advantages- Lowers LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. Increases HDL cholesterol. Slows down the process of atherosclerosis (narrowing of arteries), thus reducing the risk of heart attack, stroke and other heart related complications.   Side…