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After cellular fluid leaves the ruptured cell, will the contents in cellular fluid be able to react with chemicals in interstitial fluid?

After cellular fluid leaves the ruptured cell, will the contents in cellular fluid be able to react with chemicals in interstitial fluid?

Of course: If a cell is inside the body, it is surrounded by interstitial fluid. Therefore if that cell breaks, whatever comes out of the cell gets mixed with the surrounding interstitial fluid. It's like being on a boat in the middle of a lake. If the boat breaks in half, you will end up in the lake. ...Read more

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Under what circumstance will cellular fluid content which leak from ruptured cell be able to react and alter the chemicals in the interstitial fluid?

Under what circumstance will  cellular fluid content which leak from ruptured cell be able to react and alter the chemicals in the interstitial fluid?

Happens every time: This is the norm. Thus, in almost all circumstances, no worries. A cell inside the body is surrounded by interstitial fluid. Therefore if that cell breaks, whatever comes out of the cell gets mixed with the surrounding interstitial fluid. It's like being on a boat in the middle of a lake. If the boat breaks in half, you will end up in the lake... and you infinitesimally alter the lake water. ...Read more

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If herniated np secretes inflammatory molecules, can those inflammatory molecules get into the CSF fluid and alter brain function?

If herniated np secretes inflammatory molecules, can those inflammatory molecules get into the CSF fluid and alter brain function?

No.: There is no evidence that this is clinically important. People with chronic pain may develop some changes in brain function and depression but it is not directly linked to anything at present. ...Read more

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Can pitched nerve make it hard for the body to obsorb nutrients. And can it cause digestive issue in the stomach along with muscle wasting.

Can pitched nerve make it hard for the body to obsorb nutrients.  And can it cause digestive issue in the stomach along with muscle wasting.

Pinched nerve or ?: A pinched nerve normally causes local symptoms of pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness. It does not affect the body's absorption of nutrients. Malnutrition could cause muscle wasting, as well as other conditions not related to a pinched nerve. ...Read more

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Which digestive organ releases enzymes to help break down starches, proteins and fats in the small intestines?

Which digestive organ releases enzymes to help break down starches, proteins and fats in the small intestines?

Pancreas: the pancreas is the organ that releases the enzymes to help breakdown starches, proteins and fats in the small intestines. ...Read more

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Which type of foods help heal leaky gut syndrome?

Which type of foods help heal leaky gut syndrome?

Garbage label: The gut really doesn't leak.If it did,the germs would get into your blood & you would die.Many use this label to promote various tests and supplements to "heal your leaky gut".Most are a gimmick. If you have true issues like IBS/celiac your injured gut can improve if you identify & avoid your food intolerances/allergies.Probiotics can also help.Beware the comment you have yeast in your gut it's nl ...Read more

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If cell membrane rupture, can contents flowing out of the ruptured cell react with compounds in the extracellular fluid to form another compound? Why?

If cell membrane rupture, can contents flowing out of the ruptured cell react with compounds in the extracellular fluid to form another compound? Why?

Yes: Yes. That is chemistry. In a living organism it is Biology/ Physiology. Happens all the time e.g . Malaria Parasite getting into the body through a Mosquito Bite (Extracellular), the parasites traveling to the liver & infecting Red Blood Cells (Intracellular) which then Burst from much parasite multiplication. Others like HIV AIDS also. ...Read more

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Soluble fiber or insoluble fiber? When is the best time of day to eat that to prevent constipation and gas throughout the day?

Soluble fiber or insoluble fiber? When is the best time of day to eat that to prevent constipation and gas throughout the day?

Insoluble fiber: Produces more stool.Soluble fiber helps reduce cholesterol. So both are beneficial. Time of day is irrelevant but best to spread out thru the waking hours. More important to prevent bloating, gas and constipation is adequate fluids: 80-100 oz of caffeine free/alcohol free fluids is recommended. ...Read more

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Will sweet oil help an ear infection or just add more fluid adding to the problem?

Will sweet oil help an ear infection or just add more fluid adding to the problem?

Wait a Minute: There is research that demonstrates effectiveness of warm oil in the ear , if there are no tubes or perforations, as a pain reliever for middle ear infections. These are not cures.So see your doctor.The oil may deaden the nerve endings of the eardrum. ...Read more

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Which foods will constipate the most?

Which foods will constipate the most?

Dairy,fast foods,mea: Dairy products like chese, butter, milk cakes, pastries, cookies, crackers, candy, sugary drinks fast food like pizza, hambergers, frozen dinners, corn chips, french fries red meat rice banana and apple. ...Read more

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Which dietary fats would you increase in order to create eicosanoids?

Which dietary fats would you increase in order to create eicosanoids?

Omega 3's: Dha (decahexaenoic acid) & epa (eicosapentaenoic acid) both found in oily fish (sardines/wild salmon) & fish oil supplements. ...Read more

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Does a concentrated amount of blood help build your muscle fibers?

Does a concentrated amount of blood help build your muscle fibers?

Not sure.: Not sure what you mean. Your blood is the concentration it is. And it is that way for good reason. It is optimized. You really can't change concentration unless you really dehydrate yourself or get a transfusion a la lance armstrong blood doping. ...Read more

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Which type of foods help provide blood to the body?

Which type of foods help provide blood to the body?

Healthy diet: If you're a strict vegetarian, you'll need B12 supplements. About half the world is iron-deficient, often because of lack of dietary iron. A general, sensible balanced diet will help you maintain what you need; your physician is the one to ask about supplements. ...Read more

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Which is better for assisting in the healing of an anal fissure? Fiber or stool softeners? Does fiber even soften stools or merely bulk them up?

Which is better for assisting in the healing of an anal fissure? Fiber or stool softeners?  Does fiber even soften stools or merely bulk them up?

Anal Fissures: Either. The rule for healing fissures is to provide time for the tissue to heal. Buying time means having non-traumtic or 'hard' bowel movements so that the tissue stretches easily and is not further torn. ...Read more

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Does application of certain juices which contain high amount of vitamin a helps the skin texture to return back to normal?

Does application of certain juices which contain high amount of vitamin a helps the skin texture to return back to normal?

No, it depends on ag: Skin texture is a reflection of elastin and collagen which decrease as we age. Vitamin deficiency can cause changes in the superficial layers but increasing the amount in non deficiency states has no effect ...Read more

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Is there any fruit or food that can reduce production of mucus in lungs or any food which helps to remove mucus from lung?

Is there any fruit or food that can reduce production of mucus in lungs or any food which helps to remove mucus from lung?

Food not a factor: Foods are not a factor in production of mucus in the lungs nor do foods help in removing it. Steam inhalation may help loosen the mucus and make it easier to come out. ...Read more

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Which types of food contain fiber, how do you prepare/get your fiber?

Which types of food contain fiber, how do you prepare/get your fiber?

Fiber: Fiber is the non digestible part of fruits, whole grains. Vegetables, beans and legumes. You get it by eating these foods. Fiber is not found in meat, dairy, fowl or fish. When fiber foods are processed ( orange juice for example, or white rice) alot of the fiber is removed in processing. Your best bet to have fiber in your diet is to eat foods in their natural state with minimal processing. ...Read more

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Can taking alot of antibiotics permanently alter body's ability to make vitamin k and biotin in the gut, thus causing deficiency? Or can body recover?

Can taking alot of antibiotics permanently alter body's ability to make vitamin k and biotin in the gut, thus causing deficiency? Or can body recover?

Can recover: Body can recover from the alteration in intestinal flora caused by antibiotic treatment. In any case these two vitamins are easy to replace in case of temporary deficiency. 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. 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. ...Read more

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How can one get dietary "fiber" from a psyllium that mixes with water?

How can one get dietary "fiber" from a psyllium that mixes with water?

It is still there: When you mix the psyllium in water, it is still there, same as when you add sugar to your coffee--it dissolves in the coffee, but it is still there. Also, it would be difficult to consume dry psyllium powder/husk. So, drink you fibers to good health. Any concern, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more