Watch this video of Paras HMRI Hospital Patna in which Dr. Shaheen Ahmad, Consultant – Cardiology, Paras HMRI Hospital Patna on the occasion of World Hypertension Day is talking about How Hypertension Affects Our Body. Dr. Shaheen says that Hypertension usually affects 4 major organs of the body - Heart, Brain,Kidneys and Eyes. Also in the heart it can cause Coronary artery disease.
Several herbal supplements are marketed for enlarged prostates. Saw palmetto, beta-sitosterol, and pygeum are all are widely used in Europe. They are available in the U.S. and don't require a prescription.
However, researchers and doctors are cautious about advising patients to try herbal supplements. Because they are not FDA-regulated, there are concerns about a product's quality from batch to batch, according to the NIH's Office of Dietary Supplements. Also, the safety of an herbal product depends on many things -- the chemical makeup, how it works in the body, how it is prepared, and the dosage.
Something else to consider: Like any drug, a herbal remedy can affect how other medications or treatments work, or interact dangerously with your other medications. They can also have side effects. And, the AUA points out, they have not been well-studied for effectiveness or safety.
Before trying any alternative treatment, learn as much as you can about it, the AUA says. Most importantly -- talk to your doctor before you try an herbal remedy. Many doctors consider alternative therapies like saw palmetto to "have no effect on symptoms, except as expensive placebos," Slawin tells WebMD.
Saw palmetto: Saw palmetto is one of the most popular herbal supplements taken for BPH. The extract comes from ripened berries of the saw palmetto shrub. Extracts are thought to prevent testosterone from breaking down and triggering prostate tissue growth, similar to the 5-alpha reductase inhibitor medications. Studies of this supplement have had varied results.
Lymph fluid is carried to your lymph nodes by lymphatic vessels. Your lymph nodes filter out harmful substances and waste products. They also contain immune cells that destroy cancer cells and bacteria.
The filtered fluid is then returned to your blood circulation.
If you have an infection or cancer, a lymph node may become swollen. If you are concerned about your lymph nodes, speak to your doctor.
Lymph nodes and cancer
Sometimes cancer can start in the lymph nodes (such as in lymphoma), but cancer can also spread from one part of the body to another through lymph nodes.
If a person has cancer, doctors examine lymph nodes carefully to see whether or not they are affected by cancer. They can do this by:
feeling all the nodes in the body
getting scans, for example a CT scan
removing nodes near the cancer, then examining them under a microscope
taking a biopsy of the lymph nodes near the cancer, then examining them under a microscope.
This is done to see if the cancer has spread or not. This helps doctors work out the best treatment for the cancer.
Lead is a cumulative toxicant that affects multiple body systems and is particularly harmful to young children.
Lead in the body is distributed to the brain, liver, kidney and bones. It is stored in the teeth and bones, where it accumulates over time. Human exposure is usually assessed through the measurement of lead in blood.
Lead in bone is released into blood during pregnancy and becomes a source of exposure to the developing fetus.
There is no known level of lead exposure that is considered safe.
Lead poisoning is entirely preventable.
Lead is a naturally occurring toxic metal found in the Earth’s crust. Its widespread use has resulted in extensive environmental contamination, human exposure and significant public health problems in many parts of the world.
Important sources of environmental contamination include mining, smelting, manufacturing and recycling activities, and, in some countries, the continued use of leaded paint, leaded gasoline, and leaded aviation fuel. More than three quarters of global lead consumption is for the manufacture of lead-acid batteries for motor vehicles. Lead is, however, also used in many other products, for example pigments, paints, solder, stained glass, lead crystal glassware, ammunition, ceramic glazes, jewellery, toys and in some cosmetics and traditional medicines. Drinking water delivered through lead pipes or pipes joined with lead solder may contain lead. Much of the lead in global commerce is now obtained from recycling.
Young children are particularly vulnerable to the toxic effects of lead and can suffer profound and permanent adverse health effects, particularly affecting the development of the brain and nervous system. Lead also causes long-term harm in adults, including increased risk of high blood pressure and kidney damage. Exposure of pregnant women to high levels of lead can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, premature birth and low birth weight, as well as minor malformations.
The mission of EPA’s Radiation Protection Program is to protect human health and the environment from unnecessary exposure to radiation. This page provides basic information about the health effects of radiation. EPA uses current scientific understanding of the health effects of radiation exposure to create protective standards and guidance.
Ionizing radiationHelpIonizing radiationRadiation with so much energy it can knock electrons out of atoms. Ionizing radiation can affect the atoms in living things, so it poses a health risk by damaging tissue and DNA in genes. has sufficient energy to cause chemical changes in cells and damage them. Some cells may die or become abnormal, either temporarily or permanently. By damaging the genetic material (DNA) contained in the body’s cells, radiation can cause cancer. Fortunately, our bodies are extremely efficient at repairing cell damage. The extent of the damage to the cells depends upon the amount and duration of the exposure, as well as the organs exposed.
A very large amount of radiation exposure (acute exposure), can cause sickness or even death within hours or days. Such acute exposures are extremely rare.
Radiation damage to tissue and/or organs depends on the dose of radiation received, or the absorbed dose which is expressed in a unit called the gray (Gy). The potential damage from an absorbed dose depends on the type of radiation and the sensitivity of different tissues and organs.
The effective dose is used to measure ionizing radiation in terms of the potential for causing harm. The sievert (Sv) is the unit of effective dose that takes into account the type of radiation and sensitivity of tissues and organs. It is a way to measure ionizing radiation in terms of the potential for causing harm. The Sv takes into account the type of radiation and sensitivity of tissues and organs.
Being a reputed swimming pool management company, we believe that every member of our team should take his job seriously. Aquatic facility management is a challenging task and showing up late for the work affects the working of the whole team. Being late is a decision and it has a kinetic effect on several departments and team members.
On the occasion of World Diabetes Day, Dr. Amitava Sen Gupta, Director – Mother & Child, Neonatology and Paediatrics, Paras Hospital Gurgaon is talking about Diabetes, its signs & symptoms and how it affects Children. Dr. A Sen Gupta also talks about the risk factors for children to develop Type 2 Diabetes and best practices to prevent it.
Any educator knows that professional development is crucial to their teaching success as well as the success of their students. As an instructor hones their teaching skills, implements new ideas, and expands their vision, their students are positively affected. When it comes to professional development, it is important to keep in mind that each teacher learns differently, just like their students do. Watch it now!
On this World Diabetes Day, Dr. Tapan Ghose, Director & HOD – Interventional Cardiology, Paras Hospital Gurgaon is talking about the types of Diabetes, diagnosis of diabetes and how diabetes affects our heart.
Most osteopaths are concerned about the posture of the patients. Posture plays a big role in stress-management and body pain treatments. If your posture is not good, it can alter the blood circulation in the body and can affect important processes. Therefore, it is very important to know how to achieve proper posture. Osteopath Hornsby can also give advice on nutrition.
Kidney failure can be caused by many underlying issues and generally falls into two categories of disease, classified as acute or chronic. Acute diseases generally develop quickly, lasts for a limited amount of time and are more immediately severe than chronic conditions (think food poisoning). However, acute disease can also develop or cause lingering problems. Chronic diseases generally develop and worsen over time and do not go away.
In adults the most common causes of kidney failure are diabetes and hypertension. In children congenital defects causing urinary tract blockages (posterior urethral valves) or small or non-functioning kidneys (hypoplastic and dysplastic) or another disorder that causes scarring of the glomeruli that leads to nephrotic syndrome (Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis), are the most common causes. (1)
Until age 4, birth defects and hereditary diseases are by far the leading causes of kidney failure. Between ages 5 and 14, hereditary diseases continue to be the most common causes, but glomerular disease incidence rises. As children age past 15, glomerular diseases are the leading cause, and hereditary diseases become rarer.
Acute kidney disease can come from poisoning, but often comes from an injury. Injuries that result in blood loss may temporarily reduce kidney function; however once blood loss is limited, the kidneys usually recover.
Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) - is rare disease that affects children mostly under 10 years of age and can result in kidney failure. HUS is caused by eating foods contaminated by Escherichia coli (E coli) bacteria, which leads to an infection in the digestive system. Poisons produced by the bacteria can damage the kidneys, causing acute kidney failure. Children with HUS may need blood transfusion or dialysis for a short time. Most however, return to normal after a few weeks, and only a small percentage of children (mostly those who have severe acute kidney disease) will develop
The toxic nature of lead is well documented. Lead affects all organs and functions of the body to varying degrees. The frequency and severity of symptoms among exposed individuals depends upon the amount of exposure. The list below shows many of the key lead-induced health effects.
Fatigue / Irritability
Wrist / Foot drop
Lead line on gingival tissue
Reduced sperm count & motility
Erythrocyte protoporphyrin elevation
Chronic nephropathy with proximal tubular damage
Water chemistry plays a vital role in the proper working of the pool equipment. A pool with unbalanced chemical level can affect the accessories inside the pool. Sanitation and water balance are the two important elements of the water chemistry. A certified pool operator plays an important role in maintaining the water chemistry. Know more about water chemistry in this video.
While you are working at an aquatic facility, it is expected that you report any items or accessories that are broken and can cause a problem or safety concern. Some of the pool equipment, if broken, such as filtration system or pump, can affect the proper working of the pool.
Watch this video of Paras Hospital Gurgaon in which Dr. Kuldeep Arora, Sr. Consultant – Interventional Cardiology, Paras Hospitals Gurgaon on the occasion of World Hypertension Day is talking about High Blood Pressure. Dr. Kuldeep says that Hypertension can affect multiple organs of the body and also lead to organ failures, heart disease and stroke.