The effect of the buildup of beta amyloid in the brain, caused by a variation of a gene known as CYP46, is memory loss and dementia better known as Alzheimer’s. After autopsy, people who suffered from Alzheimer’s more often had high levels of beta amyloid which collect in clumps, called senile plaques in the brain.
While it can seem rather trivial, a jammed finger can be a very painful injury. Because our fingers need to be sensitive to touch and to have a lot of dexterity, they have a huge amount of nerve endings. This large bunching of nerve endings means that an injury can be quite painful. A finger gets jammed when it receives a direct blow on the end of the finger, essentially smashing all of the joints together. The result can be a painful injury that swells and limits the mobility of your finger.
You may well have heard the term trans fats and also how food manufacturers are actively removing them from their products. However, why are trans fats are so bad for you and how do they affect your body.
Most people think of bad things when they hear the word bacteria. However, not all bacteria is bad since there is such a thing as probiotics, which are the good guys in the bacteria world. Probiotic bacteria are living micro organisms which, when ingested, have beneficial effects on the human body.
Developing a foot blister is a very common and painful problem for all athletes. Several different factors can cause athlete’s foot blisters with a combination of poorly fitted shoes and repetitive movement being the most frequent causes. It has been said that foot blisters can literally stop an army in their tracks. Read on for some tips on how to treat a foot blister and more importantly, how to prevent them in the first place.
First used by the ancient Egyptians, flaxseed oil comes from a herb that has long been used for both health and medicinal purposes. The seeds and the oil that flaxseed contains both have a number of health benefits. Both the seed and the oil, sometimes referred to as linseed oil, are very rich in essential fatty acids, which are necessary for the healthy functioning of the body. EFA’s protect the cells and help to keep harmful substances at bay. The body does not produce essential fatty acids by itself, so they must be obtained from an outside source.
Autoimmune disorders are when an otherwise healthy immune system begins to attack the tissues and organs in the body. It mistakenly believes that these cells are foreign objects and works diligently to get rid of them.
If you are caring for an Alzheimer’s patient, then you are not alone. There are over five million Americans suffering from this debilitating disease, which is also the seventh-leading cause of death in the country. For patients over sixty five, the dangers are even more real, as statistics show it is the fifth leading cause of death in the senior age group. Whether you have been trying to cope, with the Alzheimer care you have been giving or you are just getting started, here are some practical tips to help you during this difficult time.