Lots of things can disrupt your gut health over the years. A high-sugar diet, stress, antibiotics — all are linked to bad changes in the gut microbiome, the microbes that live in your intestinal tract. And this can raise the risk for disease. But what if you could erase all that damage, restoring your gut to a time when you were younger and healthier? It could be possible, scientists say, by having people take a sample of their own stool when they are young to be put back into their colons when they are older. While the science to back this up isn't quite there yet, some researchers are saying we shouldn't wait. They are calling on existing stool banks to let people start banking their stool now, so it's there for them to use if the science becomes available. But how would that work? First, you'd go to a stool bank and provide a fresh sample of your poop, which would be screened for diseases, washed, processed, and deposited into a long-term storage facility.
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RE: DBS Effective for Motor Function but Not Depression in Parkinson's
@kanish Depression was assessed via the Montgomery-Asberg Depressive Rating Scale (MADRS), personality characteristics were assessed via the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory–2 (MMPI-2), and motor disabilities were assessed via UPDRS-III-Motor. The motor disabilities score was obtained in medication on and medication off conditions; the off condition followed a 12-hour overnight withdrawal of dopaminergic medication. Quality of life was assessed via the Parkinson's Disease Questionnaire–8 (PDQ-8).
Vegetarians Have Better Cholesterol Levels, and More, Than Meat-Eaters
Vegetarians have more favorable levels of a number of biomarkers including cardiovascular-linked ones — total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, and apolipoprotein A and B — than meat-eaters, shows the largest study of its kind to date. Results of the cross-sectional, observational study of 178,000 participants were presented as an electronic poster at this year's online European Congress on Obesity (ECO), by Jirapitcha Boonpor of the Institute of Cardiovascular & Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow, UK.
What is scientific reason behind not having sour fruits during periods?
Tragically, menstruation still remains a taboo even among educated folks. For ages, a Dadi, Nani, or other “elder" relative in a traditional Indian home has forbade menstruating women from visiting the kitchen or the temple, blaming their “impurity." As a result, we grow up believing that menstruation is filthy and continue to believe this and other myths. One of these unfounded misconceptions is about sour food.
RE: Paraesthesia on foot sole bilaterally!!
@parabat Your feet rely on a sense of touch to pull away from hot surfaces and to navigate changing terrain. But if you experience numbness in your foot, you may have little to no sensation in your foot. Numbness in your foot may be a temporary condition or it can be the result of a chronic condition, such as diabetes. The symptom can also be progressive. You may begin to lose some sensation in your foot then slowly lose more and more feeling as time goes on. Seeking medical advice for numbness in your foot may help slow or delay its progress.
RE: How to take care of my skin in winter?
@mitali Caring for skin during winter takes just a little extra time and effort because the conditions are rather extreme for our tender protective barrier. Skin gets exposed to the elements: cold air whipping wind sun reflecting off snow. Low humidity is common in colder climates stealing moisture from skin every second of every day. And indoors it's blasted with dry heat. It's no wonder our skin often ends up dry flaky and itchy. And once dryness starts skin can more easily crack and bleed. The natural oils your skin produces also help protect it and keep it healthy. It's a good idea to avoid long baths and showers and you shouldn't wash your body too frequently either. When you do use warm not hot water. After bathing or showering pat dry and moisturize your damp skin. Add moisture from the inside out. Increasing your water intake will help hydrate your skin. Don't forget sunscreen. Just because it's cold outside doesn't mean the sun isn't affecting your skin
What are the adverse effect of metronidazole?
Hi, I am 27 years old. I was suffering from loose motion and vomiting. I consulted with my physician and I was prescribed with metronidazole. Now I am better. But I am having dry mouth and metallic taste, cant relish my food. I think administering metronidazole has caused some adverse reaction. Is there any adverse effect of metronidazole? Please leave your valuable comments.
RE: Bipolar disorder- cause, symptom and when to see a doctor?
@Farhid Bipolar disorder, formerly called manic depression, is a mental health condition that causes extreme mood swings that include emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression).There are several types of bipolar and related disorders. They may include mania or hypomania and depression. Symptoms can cause unpredictable changes in mood and behavior, resulting in significant distress and difficulty in life.
Bipolar I disorder. You've had at least one manic episode that may be preceded or followed by hypomanic or major depressive episodes. In some cases, mania may trigger a break from reality (psychosis).
Bipolar II disorder. You've had at least one major depressive episode and at least one hypomanic episode, but you've never had a manic episode.
Cyclothymic disorder. You've had at least two years — or one year in children and teenagers — of many periods of hypomania symptoms and periods of depressive symptoms (though less severe than major depression).
Other types. These include, for example, bipolar and related disorders induced by certain drugs or alcohol or due to a medical condition, such as Cushing's disease, multiple sclerosis or stroke.
Despite the mood extremes, people with bipolar disorder often don't recognize how much their emotional instability disrupts their lives and the lives of their loved ones and don't get the treatment they need.
And if you're like some people with bipolar disorder, you may enjoy the feelings of euphoria and cycles of being more productive. However, this euphoria is always followed by an emotional crash that can leave you depressed, worn out — and perhaps in financial, legal or relationship trouble.
If you have any symptoms of depression or mania, see your doctor or mental health professional. Bipolar disorder doesn't get better on its own. Getting treatment from a mental health professional with experience in bipolar disorder can help you get your symptoms under control.
Symptoms of severe dengue
Hi, my uncle is suffering from belly pain, tenderness and vomiting (at least 3 times in 24 hours). He has got high fever along with tiredness, restless, or irritable. Can anyone one tell me the signs of dengue. Because nowadays the prevalence of Dengue fever is increasing very high. I afraid that my uncle may get that.
RE: Prognosis in irritable bowel syndrome
@Pratibha The prognosis can be very variable. IBS does not tend to develop into anything more sinister. However studies suggest that large numbers of patients will still have abdominal symptoms 5 years after diagnosis. Psychological symptoms, a long history of illness and previous abdominal surgery are all associated with a worse prognosis. If the IBS is linked to a stressful event, e.g. ongoing work related stress, which is unremitting, the patient is highly likely to be resistant to treatment.
A common first step in managing patients with IBS is to discuss lifestyle factors. Dietary changes and dietary fiber are likely to have been discussed, especially in patients presenting with constipation and bloating. Exclusion diets may have been tried, but these need to be under the guidance of a dietician.