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What is oxidative stress? And can bleaching creams cause it on the skin?

What is oxidative stress? And can bleaching creams cause it on the skin?

Oxidative stress: Means your cells are stressed with chemical compunds above the cell ability to fight those compounds. The bleaching cream contains highly reactive chemical compunds which increase the oxydative stress. This equals in chronic time use with premature aging, wrinkle formation, possible discoloration and thinning of the skin. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Can oxidative stress on skin be cured or reversed?

Can oxidative stress on skin be cured or reversed?

Skin aging: A lesion once produced cannot be reversed.The body has an amazing ability to regenerate. The shorter the insult the quicker without trace the recovery. Once the signs of accelerate aging are present, like wrinkles and skin thinning , healing can improve the aspect but not reverse it completely. Plastic surgery could help in this case. ...Read more

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Can hormone imbalances cause oxidative stress?

Can hormone imbalances cause oxidative stress?

Yes: Anything that affects your wellbeing can cause oxidative stress and premature aging. Did you ever notice that presidents seem to age about 10 years after just 4 years in office?! ...Read more

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What are the activities that can cause oxidative stress? (please cite as many as you can, thank you)

What are the activities that can cause oxidative stress? (please cite as many as you can, thank you)

Oxidative stress: Search internet. For instance, check out http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/qaa400537/stumped-by-oxidative-stress.Html. ...Read more

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What is oxidative stress? Is it different from daily stress?

What is oxidative stress? Is it different from daily stress?

Oxidative stress: "oxidation" is the process of removing electrons from an atom or molecule. This can result in destructive changes -- like iron rusting. The metabolism that runs our bodies is an oxidative process that produces free radicals. "oxidative stress" is the burden on our bodies when this happens; it causes wrinkles, aging, & inflammation. We have protection in the form of antioxidant vitamins, etc. ...Read more

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Does oxidative stress occur in diabetes?

Does oxidative stress occur in diabetes?

Oxidative stress DM?: person of unknown age, gender, ethnicity or location asks. Does oxidate stress occur in diabetes. ANS: Yes it occurs in everyone. Part of living. ...Read more

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Does protandim aid in the reduction of oxidative stress?

Does protandim aid in the reduction of oxidative stress?

Supposed to..: As there are no fda data on similar food supplements, one can never be sure of the accuracy of claimed effects. It is supposed to decrease oxidative stress and probably does no harm, however it is expensive and may offer little help. ...Read more

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Exercise creates oxidative stress on the body.Is this true?

Exercise creates oxidative stress on the body.Is this true?

Oxidative Stress: Yes. Review of exercise and oxidative stress http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2642810/. ...Read more

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How does psychological stress effect oxidative stress in cancer patients?

How does psychological stress effect oxidative stress in cancer patients?

Awesome question!: Recent study supports the emerging model that chronic stress exposure promotes oxidative damage through frequent and sustained activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. It also supports the less studied model of 'eustress' - that manageable levels of life stress may enhance psychobiological resilience to oxidative damage. Best regards. ...Read more