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What Does Acidophilus Does To Intestens
Probiotics: Align is a strain of the Bifidobacter bacteria. We don't quite know how probiotics might work. They likely have several effects. They could occupy their own niche in the microbiome, stimulate the immune system to be more tolerant, influence the growth and metabolic activity of surrounding bacteria, produce their own products to improve gut health by fortifying tight junctions, etc. ...Read more
Causes: Yeast infections are due to a fungus called candida which is normally found in the vagina. However, if there is a lack of healthy vaginal bacteria it can lead to overgrowth of yeast. Some causes of overgrowth: antibiotics, ^ estrogen (pregnancy or some birth control pills), malfunctioning immune system, diabetes mellitus as well as friction against vaginal tissues (intercourse) and douching. ...Read more
Altered normal cell: normal cells can be affected by viruses or carcinogens to develop mutations in certain genes termed "oncogenes" Certain of these genes like p53 allow cells that have a DNA mutation to slow their rate of division to allow corrections. With mutated genes the corrections not made and mutation is passed to divided cells. There are enzymes like telomerase to allow the mutated cell to have immortality. ...Read more
Sinusoids: are specialized blood vessels in the liver. Sinusoids appear congested (your question suggests you are quoting from an imaging report) when blood pools there usually because of problems in the right side of the heart, such as heart failure, damming up the blood in the liver. Lung problems can also cause this congestion. Cirrhosis may ultimately result. It is serious and needs careful analysis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Soil bacterium: It exists in soil and may infect devitalized tissue that get contaminated with soil. See this site for info: http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Bacillus+subtilis For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Makes a body happy: Chocolate, for those who love chocolate, makes a body happy. Dark chocolate is the kind that is considered better for health, compared to the other sugary types (milk chocolate, white chocolate). Dark chocolate does have some fat, and some caffeine-like chemicals. A small amount a day is good; too much of anything can be bad. ...Read more
Same as pills: The liquid is just the vehicle for the drug, although many have food colorings and sugar which may cause problems in some people. Long-term methadone has few major side effects when used properly, but causes physical dependency (like all opioids), and can reduce both male and female sex hormones, cause constipation, dry mouth/dental issues, sweating, weight gain, and rarely a heart rhythm issue. ...Read more
Algae: It's a green algae. Sold as a health supplement and has been touted to treat cancer. Unfortunately, there is no evidence that it treats any disease or has any benefit. There is also some reason to be concerned about toxins you can get from it. Stay away from it until we know more about its possible uses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pediatric Undernu-: trition, characterized by weight-for-length or BMI of < 5th %ile, is defined as "an imbalance between nutrient requirements & intake that results in cumulative deficits of energy, protein or micronutrients that may negatively affect growth, development & other relevant outcomes." Causes of PUN can be prenatal exposures, genetic disorders, physical illnesses &/or environmental/behavioral factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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