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A Brief on Kidney Problems.
Each bean-shaped kidney is 4-5 inches long and contains about a million nephrons, which are like tiny pouches. Each nephron has a filter at one end, called a glomerulus, to filter your blood. Your overall kidney function can be measured by how quickly blood is filtered through these glomeruli. This measurement is called the glomerular filtration rate.
Healthy kidneys handle several specific roles:
- Maintain a balance of water and concentration of minerals, such as sodium, potassium, and phosphorus, in your blood
- Remove waste by-products from the blood after digestion, muscle activity, and exposure to chemicals or medications
- Produce renin, an enzyme that helps regulate blood pressure
- Produce erythropoietin, which stimulates red blood cell production
- Produce an active form of vitamin D, needed for bone health.
What Causes Acute Kidney Injury (Acute Renal Failure)?
The loss of kidney function is called acute kidney injury, also known as acute renal failure (ARF). This can occur following a traumatic injury with blood loss, the sudden reduction of blood flow to the kidneys, damage to the kidneys from shock during a severe infection called sepsis, obstruction of urine flow, or damage from certain drugs or toxins.
Acute kidney injury can also occur from pregnancy complications, such as eclampsia and pre-eclampsia, or related HELLP Syndrome.
Marathon runners and other athletes who don’t drink enough fluids while competing in long-distance endurance events may suffer acute renal failure due to a sudden breakdown of muscle tissue. This muscle breakdown releases a chemical called myoglobin that can damage the kidneys.
Obstruction of urine flow, such as with an enlarged prostate, also can lead to acute kidney injury.
What Causes Chronic Kidney Disease?
Kidney damage and decreased function that lasts longer than 3 months is called chronic kidney disease (CKD). Chronic kidney disease is particularly dangerous, because you may not have any symptoms until considerable, often irreparable, kidney damage has been done.
- A severe infection within the kidneys themselves, called pyelonephritis, can lead to scarring as the infection heals. Multiple episodes can lead to kidney damage.Inflammation in the tiny filters (glomeruli) within the kidneys; this can happen after strep infection and other conditions of unknown cause.Polycystic kidney disease, in which fluid-filled cysts form in the kidneys over time. This is the most common form of inherited kidney disease.Congenital defects, present at birth, are often the result of a urinary tract obstruction or malformation that affects the kidneys. One of the most common involves a valve-like mechanism between the bladder and urethra. These defects, sometimes found while a baby is still in the womb, can often be surgically repaired by a urologist.Drugs and toxins, including long-term exposure to some medications and chemicals; overuse of NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), such asibuprofen and naproxen; and use of intravenous “street” drugs.
- Urinate less than normal.
- Have swelling from fluid buildup in your tissues (edema).
- Feel very tired.
- Lose your appetite or have an unexpectedweight loss.
- Feel nauseated or vomit.
- Be either very sleepy or unable to sleep.
- Have headaches or trouble thinking straight.
- For more on Tests, Treatment, Dialysis and Transplants, Donors Check these resources.
- webmd(link provided above)
- Diet Mantra aims to protect your kidney on World’s Kidney Day (edietmantra.wordpress.com)
Migraine, head ache on one side of the head is unbearable.
No effective cure has been effective, including Surgery of Modern medicine.
Try these effective Home Remedies.
2.Make a paste of Sandalwood Powder , apply it to forehead and wash it off when dry.
Prepare carrot Juice, add quarter tumbler of Beetroot Juice and Pasalik keerai Juice and drink till, once in three hours, till you get relief.
3.Crush Cabbage leaves , roll it in a clean white cloth and apply it to forehead.
- Natural Migraine Remedies – Carrot-Celery-Ginger Juice & Others (noliesradio.org)
This along with the metal pressures being built up by the scams of Pedophile Priests and Gay Issues hastened his decision to abdicate as a Pope in Seven Centuries .
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Huntington’s disease is caused by a genetic defect on chromosome 4. The defect causes a part of DNA, called a CAG repeat, to occur many more times than it is supposed to. Normally, this section of DNA is repeated 10 to 28 times. But in persons with Huntington’s disease, it is repeated 36 to 120 times.
As the gene is passed down through families, the number of repeats tend to get larger. The larger the number of repeats, the greater your chance of developing symptoms at an earlier age. Therefore, as the disease is passed along in families, symptoms develop at younger and younger ages.
There are two forms of Huntington’s disease.
- The most common is adult-onset Huntington’s disease. Persons with this form usually develop symptoms in their mid 30s and 40s.
- An early-onset form of Huntington’s disease accounts for a small number of cases and begins in childhood or adolescence.
If one of your parents has Huntington’s disease, you have a 50% chance of getting the gene for the disease. If you get the gene from your parents, you will develop the disease at some point in your life, and can pass it onto your children. If you do not get the gene from your parents, you cannot pass the gene onto your children.
Behavior changes may occur before movement problems, and can include:
- Behavioral disturbances
- Restlessness or fidgeting
Abnormal and unusual movements include:
- Facial movements, including grimaces
- Head turning to shift eye position
- Quick, sudden, sometimes wild jerking movements of the arms, legs, face, and other body parts
- Slow, uncontrolled movements
- Unsteady gait
Dementia that slowly gets worse, including:
- Disorientation or confusion
- Loss of judgment
- Loss of memory
- Personality changes
- Speech changes…..
There is no cure for Huntington’s disease, and there is no known way to stop the disease from getting worse. The goal of treatment is to slow down the symptoms and help the person function for as long and as comfortably as possible.
Medications vary depending on the symptoms.
- Dopamine blockers may help reduce abnormal behaviors and movements.
- Drugs such as amantadine and tetrabenazine are used to try to control extra movements.
- There has been some evidence to suggest that co-enzyme Q10 may also help slow down the course of the disease, but it is not conclusive.
Depression and suicide are common among persons with Huntington’s disease. It is important for all those who care for a person with Huntington’s disease to monitor for symptoms and treat accordingly.
As the disease progresses, the person will need assistance and supervision, and may eventually need 24-hour care.
- Video of Huntington’s Disease.
Pope Election 2013 Procedure List of Cardinals.
Any activity performed or any Stimuli received is reflected in the Brain.
Be it feelings or thoughts.
Love , we know, has a soothing effect and one who is brought up in an Environment of Love,Care and protection grows into a Normal adult, there are exceptions though.
A recent study revealed that the left part of the Brain of the child ,which has been exposed and brought up in an environment of Love and affection grows larger than the one which is deprived of Love.
Age old wisdom never fails.
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The chilling images reveal that the left brain, which belongs to a normal 3-year-old, is significantly larger and contains fewer spots and dark “fuzzy” areas than the right brain, which belongs to that of a 3-year-old who has suffered extreme neglect.
Neurologists say that the latest images provide more evidence that the way children are treated in their early years is important not only for the child’s emotional development, but also in determining the size of their brains.
Experts say that the sizeable difference in the two brains is primarily caused by the difference in the way each child was treated by their mothers.
While at first glance, the images might indicate that the child with the right brain might have suffered a serious accident or illness, neurologists said that the truth is that the child with the shrunken brain was neglected and abused by its mother, and the child with the larger and more fully developed brain was raised in a loving, supportive home and was looked after by its mother, according to The Sunday Telegraph.
Researchers told the UK newspaper that the image of the brain scan on the right shows that the child lacks some of the most fundamental areas that are present in the image of the brain scan on the left.
They say that the child on the left with the larger brain will be more intelligent and will be more likely to develop the social ability to empathize with others compared to the child on the right.
On the other hand, the child with the smaller brain on the right will be more likely to become addicted to drugs, be involved in violent crimes, be unemployed and dependent on government benefits in the futur
Two brain scans: the left one of a normal child, the right one of a neglected child of the same age. The speaker is Dick Swaab, professor of neurobiology at the University of Amsterdam (UvA)
(Broadcast in 2009 on Dutch television)
“The Public Health Agency has just published figures showing the number of people diagnosed with HIV in Northern Ireland rose by 3 percent in 2011. There are now 522 people living with HIV infection in Northern Ireland. The PHA released the figures to mark World Aids day which is this Saturday’