Posts Tagged ‘Pancreas’
In the United States are diagnosed each year 29,000 new cases of pancreatic cancer each year, a disease that ranks fifth in cancer mortality worldwide. This is one of the tumor types most difficult to diagnose, because the symptoms usually appear when the disease is already too late a stage. Furthermore, the location of this gland prevents smaller tumors are detected during routine checks.
The pancreas is a gland located in the between the stomach and the spine, and close to other organs such as the intestine or liver. With its distinctive pear shape, the pancreas is responsible for producing insulin and other hormones that reach the bloodstream and circulate throughout the body in order to use or accumulate for later energy from food. In addition, this gland also secretes pancreatic juices, which contain enzymes needed to digest food. Read the rest of this entry »
The GGT (gamma glutamyl transpeptidase) are enzymes naturally present in the liver, kidneys, pancreas. A rate abnormally high GGT may indicate a problem with these organs, such as hepatitis or biliary obstruction. But an excess of gamma GT may also indicate an alcohol chronically. Read the rest of this entry »
The Ebola virus is the most lethal filovirus known. The family of filoviruses (filamentous virus) comprises at Marburg and Ebola virus four classes. These 4 classes (or strains) are called Ebola Zaire, Ebola Sudan, Ebola Reston and Ebola Tai Forest (Ivory Coast Ebola). The most deadly is the Ebola Zaire kills nine in ten people infected. Sudan strain is followed with a mortality rate of 60%. It is not known if the latest strains causing human deaths (not killed any human). This virus was discovered in Africa (see map in item 5). Is named after the Ebola River in the current DRC (then Zaire).
The Ebola virus is responsible for an acute febrile illness, severe and often very deadly affects humans and primates. It produces a hemorrhagic fever similar characteristics to Argentina hemorrhagic fever (Junin virus). Called hemorrhagic fever with a high fever because associated with generalized hemorrhages.
The recognition of the virus was first made during a simultaneous epidemic in Zaire and Sudan. Of the total 550 cases, 470 died. The epidemic spread through direct contact with the sick and the reuse of needles. In 1995 there was another outbreak in Zaire, where 250 cases were diagnosed of whom 80% died. Despite extensive research is still unknown what the natural reservoir of the virus, so it is unknown how the virus which infects humans and starts the epidemic. Read the rest of this entry »
People who have type 1 diabetes must inject insulin several times a day. “Cure” the disease so far cannot – at least not with therapy, as currently offered on the Internet
A statement from the German Diabetes Society (DDG) and diabetes experts warn type 1 diabetes before a dubious offer on the Internet: There has Prof. Ulrich von Arnim a “Novel regimen for type 1 diabetes “on. This should heal affected in 80 percent of cases.
Busy with studies, success, names of diabetes experts in Germany and in statements from patients who were cured. There is apparently neither the study nor collaboration with these diabetes experts. Read the rest of this entry »
Diabetes is an abnormal and permanent elevation of blood sugar in the blood. Contrary to popular belief, diabetes is not only due to a lack of insulin. There are different kinds of diabetes.
What is insulin?
Insulin is secreted by special cells of the pancreas. It lowers blood sugar in the blood increases after a meal when to bring it quickly to the current base rate of 1gr./litre blood. Insulin lowers glucose by making it into our cells where the food is vital. If there is excess glucose, your cells store it as fat.
Two types of primary diabetes:
T here is different types of diabetes mellitus: insulin dependent diabetes or Type I diabetes, diabetes mellitus or type II diabetes (more common than Type I diabetes), gestational diabetes for 6% of pregnancies.
Juvenile diabetes (Type I): insulin production is insufficient or no. A slow cell death “beta” of the pancreas that are first subjected to a viral attack or toxic to be then slowly destroyed by antibodies (autoimmune disease). The extreme reduction of insulin secretion requires ultimately to treatment with insulin injections. Type I occurs predominantly in adolescents and young adults (ie approx.10% of diabetics) Read the rest of this entry »