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Common Cold And Liver Tests
Viruses - yes: Viruses can commonly cause increases in liver enzymes. ...Read more
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
Is this a pattern?: If you have consistent symptoms which occur only at a certain time of day, these symptoms may be related to hormonal cycles that we all experience on a 24 basis. This is called your circadian rythym. For example, people tend to have more parasympathetic activity at night and parasympathetic activity can lead to runny nose, watery eyes, scratchy throat - all "cold symptoms". ...Read more
More vulnerable: High stress can impair your immune system, leaving you more vulnerable to viral illness (colds, coughs, flu, etc). For instance, some research showed that students' immunity went down every year under the simple stress of a three-day exam period. Test takers had fewer natural killer cells, which fight tumors and viral infections. They produced much less immunity-boosting gamma interferon too. ...Read more
What causes cold symptoms and why is it a necessary process to recovery which makes us more ill than the virus?
Body response: Cold symptoms (runny nose etc) are the body's response to an invading germ. Increase mucous to trap and eliminate the germ.Fever to cook it out. I am not sure about the second part of your question. I can tell you that there are many options that are natural that can speed healing form a cold that do not involve pharmaceuticals. ...Read more
Cold symptoms for 9 days, is improving, but has had stomachache and diarrhea couple times last two days. Can a cold cause diarrhea? What's going on?
It is possible: Every patient responds to viral infections a bit differently. Most patients get typical symptoms of cough, runny nose and sore throat along with chills or body aches. Alternatively, your symptoms above may progress to a typical influenza presentation. Give your body rest and be sure to wash your hands :) ...Read more
Upper respiratory infection is also known as Common cold. An upper respiratory infection refers to an infection that involves the lining of the breathing passages above the lungs. It usually refers to infections that involve multiple areas simultaneously such as the nose, sinus, ears, throat, ...Read more
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