Posts Tagged ‘Blood’
What is chronic kidney disease?
Chronic renal failure corresponds to the progressive destruction of the functional units of the kidney, the nephrons (one million nephrons per kidney) until the kidneys can not perform all the required functions.
What function do the kidneys?
The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs that are located near the midline of the back, just below the rib cage. The kidneys act as sophisticated waste collectors. Thus, these organs:
Cleanse the blood of toxins produced by the organism filtered, purified and excess water leveling produce three important hormones: erythropoietin: stimulates the production of red blood cells by the bone, renin: regulates blood pressure, and can form vitamin D: it helps maintain calcium for bones and for normal chemical balance in the body Read the rest of this entry »
Everyone knows too much cholesterol in the blood increases the risk of developing heart disease. But did you know that nearly 80% of the cholesterol in the blood is produced by your liver? Extenso reveals all about the effects of cholesterol on the heart …
When arteries are blocked …
Blood cholesterol is a fat carried in the blood. This is a base material of body cells and is necessary for the production of steroid hormones. However, when cholesterol is too much blood, it builds up in the arteries. These ducts are blocked then gradually to prevent the circulation of blood through the body. Blood carries oxygen and nutrients to body cells. Unable to move properly, the heart works harder and fatigue. Undernourished cells deprived of oxygen and die. It is at this point that the heart failure, stroke or myocardial infarction.
In Canada, 80% of heart disease could be prevented through a healthy diet and an active lifestyle and smokeless. And among the risk factors for cardiovascular disease, at least three can be connected to the power supply:
1. high levels of blood fats (hyperlipidemia)
2. fat accumulation in the abdomen (abdominal obesity)
3. and low consumption of vegetables and fruits. Read the rest of this entry »
What is a stroke?
A stroke occurs when a blockage or arterial puncture disrupts the flow of blood to the brain. This interruption of blood flow deprives the brain of needed oxygen and kills brain cells affected. When brain cells die is lost or disabling the function of body parts controlled by them.
A stroke can cause paralysis or muscle weakness, loss of sensation, speech and language problems, memory and reasoning problems, difficulty swallowing, vision problems and visual perception, coma and even death. Read the rest of this entry »
Stroke: infarction of the blue
Stroke is an extremely common disorder in Western industrialized nations – the world he is number two in Germany after heart diseases and malignant tumors in the third leading cause of death. Stroke often leads to permanent disability or premature disability. Suffer per year, about 200000-250000 federal civil or expand a stroke, about one million German live with its consequences. More than 50 percent of sufferers, one year after the stroke, even in the restrictions on daily life. Men and women are affected about equally often. The likelihood of stroke increases with age. At the first stroke, women are about 75 years, men average age 70 years. Sudden malfunction of the central nervous system caused by a lack of blood flow in the brain. Symptoms depend on the affected brain regions – often occur at half-side paralysis, gait, vision or speech problems. Other common names for a stroke are “brain attack” and – technical language – “cerebral apoplexy,” “cerebrovascular accident” or “cerebrovascular accident”. Read the rest of this entry »
Anemia is a condition in which blood has fewer red blood cells than normal.
Anemia also occurs when red blood cells do not contain enough hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is an iron-rich protein that gives blood its red color. This protein allows the red blood cells carry oxygen from the lungs to the body.
If you have anemia, your body does not receive enough oxygen-rich blood. As a result, you may feel tired and have other symptoms. In severe or prolonged cases of anemia, lack of oxygen in the blood can damage the heart, brain and other organs. Very severe anemia may even cause death. Read the rest of this entry »