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Eating Bone Marrow
Bone marrow is the flexible tissue found in the interior of bones. In humans, red blood cells are produced in the heads of long bones, in a process known as hematopoesis. On average, bone marrow constitutes 4% of the total body mass of humans; in an adult weighing 65 kilograms (140 lb), bone marrow accounts for approximately ...Read more
No such thing: You either have a cow bone (allograft) or synthetic bone. Cow bone usually is harder, and actually are very good bone graft material (they are more expensive than human cadaver bone and synthetic bone). Their bone structure is similar, but more dense than our bone. Upon resorption, they would be replaced by much denser bone fill. All grafting material resorp and replaced by our real bone. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, esp. if organic: Not only is chicken marrow healthy, but so is marrow from other bones like fish & beef, usually consumed as bone broth soups. These can improve bone & joint health, immune function etc. See www.Townsendletter.Com/febmarch2005/broth0205.Htm however, i strongly advise using bones from organic chicken to avoid hormones, antibiotics, pesticide residues & animals fed genetically modified foods. ...Read more
2-3 days: Depending on how extensive the grafting was, it shoiuld heal at near the same rate as an extraction. Once the soft tissue closes, you should be pretty comfortable eating regular foods. For the first couple days, the site may be sore and the wound still open. The site will heal faster if a membrane was placed and the sutures closed the wound. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Let explain: Currently the policy of the national marrow donor program (nmdp), and its affiliated blood centers which register donors, is to permit only those between the ages of 18 and 60 to register as donors who is healthy enough to that. There a movement to have young people 15-17 years able to register. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Protein and bone: Bone is complex. It has a collagen matrix, which is composed of protein. This matrix actively calcifies. The osteoid that results actively undergoes calcification and calcium release. This process is pH sensitive. Animal meats are acidic. The acids they contain are buffered quickly after we eat them. Bone is a huge buffer; acid buffering by bone inhibits calcification and causes calcium release. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Risky Business: Bone marrow transplantation (or stem cell transplantation) carries a less than 5% chance of mortality from complications when done in the autologous (self) setting. Allogeneic (from another donor) bmt however is riskier with about a mortality rate of 10-20% using related donors and up to 30% using unrelated donors because of graft-versus-host disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dairy products: If you have been on a low intake of calcium and vitamin d (or little sunshine) you might improve bone density slightly over several years by increasing milk and yogurt intake (8oz, provides 300 mg calcium) to receive 1000 mg a day. Salmon is the best food source of vitamin d but supplements are easier to be sure you get enough (generally 1000 units daily). ...Read more
Vitamin/Mineral Rich: Your body will need vitamins (especially c & b-complex) and minerals (calcium, phosphorous, zinc) to form the soft tissue and bone that needs to fill the extraction site. Fresh fruits and vegatables are good sources. Avoid chewing in the area of the extraction site and gentle rinse with water or salt water (1 teaspoon salt per 4-6 ounces of water) after eating to keep the area free of food debris. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to become a bone marrow donor? I'm interested in becoming a bone marrow donor, but i don't know anything about what that procedure involves.
Red Cross: Speak to your local red cross representative. They may be able to do testing, or refer to you a hospital where you can be tested. The procedure for harvesting a bone marrow sample is often painful, as you have to pierce the iliac crest in your hip to get to it. This will be anesthetized, but it can still often be painful. ...Read more
No.: Bone marrow stem cells and osteoblast progenitors (the cells that make bone) are derived from a common cell. After bone marrow transplant, new bone forming cells come from the engrafted marrow, not the cells from the recipient. So, if someone with oi donates marrow, the reciepient would also get oi along with the marrow, at least as far as new bone formation is concerned. Not a good option. ...Read more
Stem cell apheresis for bone marrow transplant? How does this work and is it safe? I thought bone marrow stem cells were inside your bones, so how can you collect them from your blood? Also, can your body make more bone marrow without the stem cells?
Most : Most bone marrow stem cells are inside you bones, some are floating around. When given a medication/natural substance called gcsf or Neupogen more stem cells are found in the peripheral blood. These can be removed by a machine that filters your blood. An IV is placed in two places, your blood is removed, filtered and returned. You are left with stem cells so you too continue to make blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes there is: Usually they like the donor to be under 60, preferbaly under 45 years of age. ...Read more
Is it a good idea to eat animal organs if I want to reduce meat intake? Are organs counted as meat too?
NOt good idea: Animal organs are even higher in cholesterol than the meat. I do not suggested animal organs to reduce meat intake. Instead, I would suggest more fruits, vegetables, beans, whole grains, nuts and seeds. ...Read more
Doctors will know: This is one where it would be impossible to know on your own. Doctors depend on a whole serious of tests and later possibly imaging studies and bone marrow tests to know if the transplant is working. They should tell you how your progress is going. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
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