Several scientific studies have indicated a connection between obstructive sleep apnea and cardiovascular disease. How serious is the condition, is it underdiagnosed?
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RE: Are 'Antibiotic Diets' Good Practice?
@abhilan Several of the researchers who were interviewed believe there's convincing evidence supporting probiotics for the treatment of common antibiotic-related GI complaints. In many instances, they were involved in the studies themselves. During McFarland's 4-decade career in probiotics research, she has participated in early animal studies with strains such as Saccharomyces boulardii and was involved in meta-analyses of their role in Clostridium difficile infection and associated diarrhea and even as a potential GI intervention for COVID-19 patients. In mouse model studies from 2013 and 2018, Cresci and colleagues showed that the probiotic strains Lactobacillus GG and Faecalibacterium prausnitzii reduced the structural gut changes that lead to antibiotic-associated diarrhea and minimized the risk of C difficile infection.
RE: The Role of Probiotics in Mental Health
@miraj We humans have about 100 trillion microbes residing in our guts. Some of these are archaea, some fungi, some protozoans and even viruses, but most are bacteria. Things like diet, sleep, and stress can all impact the composition of our gut microbiome. When the microbiome differs considerably from the typical, doctors and researchers describe it as dysbiosis, or imbalance. Studies have uncovered dysbiosis in patients with depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder.
RE: I don't get hunger, what should I do?
@shatabhisha Hunger is the feeling or sensation of wanting to eat. When the body is running low on fuel, feelings of hunger and an appetite for food increase. Hunger levels are regulated by:
an area of the brain called the hypothalamus
a drop in your blood sugar level
an empty stomach and intestines
an increase in certain “hunger” hormones
The hypothalamus of the brain plays an important role in hunger and appetite. In this area of the brain, a population of neurons regulates function dealing with appetite and the feeling of hunger. These neurons produce or work in conjunction with certain hormones, such as neuropeptide Y (NPY), agouti-related peptide (AgRP), and ghrelin, to stimulate appetite.
RE: A 56-Year-old Man Hospitalized for Unstable Angina!!
@milaap The best treatment for your angina depends on the type of angina you have and other factors. If your angina is stable, you might be able to control it with lifestyle changes and medicines. Unstable angina requires immediate treatment in a hospital, which could involve medicines and surgical procedures. Several medications can improve angina symptoms, including:
Aspirin. Aspirin and other anti-platelet medications reduce the ability of your blood to clot, making it easier for blood to flow through narrowed heart arteries.
Nitrates. Often used to treat angina, nitrates relax and widen your blood vessels, allowing more blood to flow to your heart muscle. Nitrates in pills or sprays act quickly to relieve pain during an event. There are also long-acting nitrate pills and skin patches.
Beta blockers. These block the effects of the hormone epinephrine, also known as adrenaline. They help your heart beat more slowly and with less force, decreasing the effort your heart makes and easing the angina pain.
Statins. Statins lower blood cholesterol by blocking a substance your body needs to make cholesterol. They might also help your body reabsorb cholesterol that has accumulated in the buildup of fats (plaques) in your artery walls, helping prevent further blockage in your blood vessels.