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What Readily Contributes To The Development Of Ischemic Colitis
Any way to cure the intrinsic factor in the digestion system for the absorption of vitamin B12 complex?
Yes and No: Most intrinsic factor deficiencies are due to either partial gastrectomy or auto-antibodies that attacked the parietal cells of the stomach. In both, the damage may already be done. However, you can get B12 in the body in a few ways. 1) take a higher dose of B12 starting at 2mg (literature supported), 2) take sublingual drops (salivary gland absorption), 3) get im injections of methyl b12. ...Read more
Unknown: What I do know is that the people of today's developed world are the healthiest that have ever lived -- thanks to technology, science, sanitation, medical treatments, immunization, and having enough food. As other causes of death have diminished, lifestyle-related (especially obesity) diseases flourish with some impact on vascular health; relating diet to cancer etc. Remains soft. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why does our medical system focus on treating the symptoms of cardiovascular disease instead of addressing the cause which appears to be our diet?
Human nature: People tend to believe they will not suffer the consequences of their behavior. Food is such a ingrained part of what we treasure that there are multiple shows and networks dedicated to food with millions of viewers. What do you imagine the viewer rating is for "low calorie foods you need but taste like bird food? People listen when they experience the consequences of their eating habits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bile synthesis: Bile is made by the liver and stored in the galllbladder for later release during digestion. Any obstruction to bile outflow can cause bile to accumulate in the liver where it can be toxic, and then it will also build up in the blood and cause jaundice and other problems. Your question is a bit vague, i hope this helps. ...Read more
Inverse ratio: This mode of ventilation is not used in all ards. It's efficacy is used with hopes to improve oxygenation , allowing the presence of oxygen longer for the flowing blood to pick up, mimics the new rapid collapse of the lung (expiratory phase) due to stiffness. Remember there are risks involved, and these are all temporizing measures waiting for all treatments esp antibiotics to take effect well. ...Read more
Can an anatomical abnormality in the large intestine cause a delay in transit of food , and can this delay over time cause kidney disease?
Yes, no: It is possible to have an anatomic variant or a tumor in the large intestine which could slow transit or cause constipation. It is important to have a colonoscopy at age 50 to assess for possible polyps or tumors. However, a partial blockage of the large intestine does not cause kidney disease. If you have not yet had your colonoscopy, get it right away. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do doctors think of the recent discovery of the glymphatic system? What are known ways to improve the performance of that organ system?
Interesting: That's why I like medicine, there are always new things to discover or re-evaluation of things we thought we knew. Glymphatics have to do with the nervous system. Nervous system health advice includes the things that are good for general health (eat right, exercise, sleep, minimize stress) and USE of the brain. ...Read more
Treat encephalitis: There are some cases where anti viral agents can treat disorders such as herpes encephalitis. For most viral infections, treatment is symptomatic, keeping the intracranial pressure in an appropriate range, use of medications to treat brain swelling and if necessary the use of lowering body temperature to reduce brain activity. ...Read more
Progressive fibrosis: The liver becomes progressively more fibrotic and functions imperfectly. Fluid accumulates in the abdomen and other organs become affected in late stages, such as the lungs and kidneys. Early changes may be reversible with alcohol abstinence but once into late stages the changes are not reversible. ...Read more
Ingestion: Usually from lead paint or contaminated water supply. ...Read more
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