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Wednesday, December 14

  1. page Brandon & Danielle edited ... {celiacpic.jpg} Celiac Disease {celiacpic.jpg} Celiac disease is defined as a genetic disord…
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    Celiac disease is defined as a genetic disorder associated with malnutrition where a person is unable to digest foods which contain the protein gluten, more specifically things that are made from wheat, rye, barely and oats. Though the research of this disease has only recently become popular, the accepted belief is that it is a purely genetic disease that can be triggered by a number of things. This disease often goes undiagnosed because it is so easily mistaken for various other diseases due to the common symptoms. Almost all of the complications and symptoms that arise from this are due to the body's inability to absorb nutrients. The only treatment for this is a gluten free diet that has been found to be highly effective.
    Celiac, while genetic, can lie dormant for a long period of time, or possibly not even become active at all. It can be triggered through numerous means such as surgery, pregnancy, childbirth, viral infection, or emotional stress. It does tend to become evident in children fairly early on though which allows for more immediate treatment. It seems to be strongly associated with specific HLA genes that result in an immune reaction causing the body to attack itself (autoimmune). This leads to malabsorption of nutrients due to the inflammation and damage of the villi in the intestine (the organs that are responsible for the absorption of the nutrients which are consumed). This is shown in the image below.
    Most commonly the symptoms begin in children under the age of one, though like stated before they can appear much later in life due to stressors. Almost every symptom is a result of malabsorption; in fact malabsorption is the only symptom of celiac itself. The symptoms which become evident include diarrhea, short stature, anemia, weight loss, vomiting, poor appetite, protruding abdomen, gas, bone pain, behavior changes, muscle cramps, fatigue, joint pain, seizures, numbness in legs, aphthous ulcers, dermatitis herpertiformis, tooth discoloration, and missed menstrual period.
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    Due to the similarity of symptoms between this and numerous other diseases it can be extremely hard to diagnose. The most definite way to diagnose this is by performing a biopsy on the small intestine and examining the villi. Another possibility is through a blood test because there may be a higher than normal number of antibodies present. The antibodies are very specific making it easy to identify them as the ones associated with celiac. These antibodies include, antigliadin, antiendomysium and antireticulin.
    Celiac can cause many severe complications if it is left undiagnosed. Due to the malabsorbtion of nutrients many other diseases and illnesses may arise. These can include, but are not limited to intestinal cancer such as lymphoma and adenocarcinoma, osteoporosis, miscarriages and malformation of a baby such as by neural tube defects if the mother is undiagnosed, and seizures. Like any other illness if it is left untreated it only gets worse and can lead to the destruction and failure of many vital organs and eventually even lead to death if left long enough.
    Gluten-Free Diet
    The treatment for celiac, while rather simple can be very overwhelming. The only, and most effective treatment is to eliminate gluten from your diet entirely. That means no wheat, barley, rye, oats or anything that contains those or any derivatives of those. Some may even have to be put on a lactose free diet in order to allow your stomach to recover fully. Many families choose different paths when approaching a gluten free diet; the most effective in my opinion seems to be when the entire household is placed on the diet. Luckily there are so many alternatives for food that this is entirely possible without having to give up any of your favorite foods! Many brands are now creating gluten free options due to the increase in diagnoses of celiac. Though when eating gluten free you will quickly see that what ends up tasting the best is what you make from scratch (especially when dealing with bread items), you can find many great items in the frozen food and boxed food sections. They do make gluten free flour so that you have the ability to make bread, cakes, and any other item you desire.
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    Joneja, Janice M. Digestion, Diet and Disease: Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Gastrointestinal Function. New York, NJ: Rutgers UP, 2004. 82-84
    Massimini, Kathy, ed. Genetic Disorders Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information about Hereditary Diseases and Disorders. 2nd ed. Danbury: Omnigraphics, Incorporated, 2001. 559-69
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Saturday, November 26

  1. page Blood Sugar and Insulin Needs edited ... Illness and stress, on the other hand, often cause blood sugar levels to rise. A child who doe…
    Illness and stress, on the other hand, often cause blood sugar levels to rise. A child who doesn't feel well may have trouble performing in class. She may have difficulty concentrating, for example. In such cases, the teacher can help reduce some of the stress by providing extra time for students with type 1 diabetes to complete tests or other work. Teachers may also need to be more patient as the student works to grasp new ideas and concepts.
    Sometimes a child will achieve (at least for a short time) the "perfect balance" of insulin and food intake. Life can be rewarding and even close to normal for several months or longer. Then something as simple as a growth spurt could suddenly throw everything off. Early adolescence is an especially difficult time: the body grows, and hormones turn boys and girls into men and women. Children may have more issues with blood sugar at this time and require more help emotionally and physically, both at home and at school.
    Prilosec aspect effects like migraines and vertigo are a number of the negative conditions you'll expertise when taking Prilosec or omeprazole. It is a PPI medicine used to manage gastrointestinal and abdomen conditions. It is conjointly used to remedy abdomen ulcers and erosive esophagus symptoms with antibiotic therapy. prilosec side effects long term
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Friday, November 25

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Tuesday, November 22

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    "Joseph Lister: Father of Modern Surgery." Ann Lamont. March 1992. 10 Dec 2008.
    of Pain
    Anesthesiology is the basic tradition in temporarily eliminating/blocking pain for patients who have or are going to encounter pain. This is extremely beneficial for patients about to undergo a medical procedure because the doctor can focus on what needs to be done, while an anesthesiologist keeps the patient subdued. Different types of Anesthesia includes Analgesia which blocks the conscience sensation of pain, Hypnosis which produces unconsciousness without Analgesia, Amnesia which prevents memory formation, Relaxation which is a simple technique that prevents unwanted movement or muscle tone, and Obtundation of the reflexes which prevents exaggerated autonomic reflexes. Before a patient undergoes anesthesia he/she first consults their doctor and undergoes a preoperative evaluation:
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Thursday, October 20

  1. page How can a child get juvenile diabetes? edited ... Stupor, unconsciousness How long can a child have type 1 diabetes? ... all the time. t…
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    all the time.time, including popular drugs like metformin, however there are potential metformin side effects especially in younger patients that you should be aware of.
    Risk of Complications
    High blood sugar levels over a number of years can cause serious damage to the body's organ systems. This damage may cause complications affecting the heart, nerves, kidneys, eyes, and other parts of the body. A number of studies, however, have proven that careful monitoring and control of blood sugar levels greatly reduces the threat of these complications. Researchers are also making progress at developing new diabetes treatments and technologies to help people with diabetes stay healthy. It's important to remember that people with diabetes can lead active and productive lives, just like anyone else.
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    a person consumes.consumes, there are of course medications which lower your blood sugar levels, but with any medication you should be aware of the side effects especially the metformin side effects. A person
    While insulin allows a person to stay alive, it does not cure diabetes nor does it prevent its eventual and devastating effects, which may include: kidney failure, blindness, nerve damage, amputations, heart attack, stroke, and pregnancy complications.
    In people without diabetes, the pancreas maintains a "perfect balance" between food intake and insulin. When a person eats, the pancreas puts out the exact amount of insulin needed to turn the glucose into energy. If the per­son eats a lot, the pancreas puts out a lot of insulin. If the person eats just a little, the pancreas puts out just a little insulin.
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    in reality there is no way to know how much insulin to inject with 100% accuracy. Many factors influence how much insulin people need to get to the desired "perfect balance" of glucose and insulin. These factors include foods with different absorp­tion rates as well as the effects of stress, illness, and exercise.
    Despite rigorous attention to maintaining a meal plan and exercise regimen, and always injecting the proper amount of insulin, many other factors can adversely affect efforts to tightly control blood sugar levels including: stress, hormonal changes, periods of growth, physical activity, medications, illness/infection, and fatigue.
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Sunday, July 31

  1. page Blood Sugar and Insulin Needs edited ... High blood sugar generally does not immediately put the person with type 1 diabetes in danger.…
    High blood sugar generally does not immediately put the person with type 1 diabetes in danger. However, high blood sugar levels over long periods of time can lead to serious complications such as heart disease, blindness, kidney failure, and amputation.
    Very high blood sugar levels can lead to diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), or a "diabetic coma." DKA occurs when the cells can't get the energy they need from glucose, and the body begins to burn fat and body tissue for energy. This causes the release of byproducts called ketones, which are dangerous when released at high levels. Ketones become like poison to the body and are passed in the urine as they build up in the blood.
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    Ninety percent of children who develop type 1 diabetes actually have no relative with the disease. Thanks to studies of families, researchers now can identify at birth when a baby carries some of the genes that indicate risk factors for type 1 diabetes. Certain genes called HLA markers are associated with diabetes risk. If a child is born with such markers, his or her risk of developing type 1 diabetes is about the same as if he or she had a sibling with type 1 diabetes, even though no other family member may have the disease. There are other genes that also create risk for juvenile diabetes that have not yet been identified.
    Although the causes of type 1 diabetes are not entirely known, scientists believe the body's own immune system attacks and destroys insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. It is not caused by obesity or by eating excessive sugar, which are two common myths about type 1. Both genetics and environmental "triggers" are being studied as potential causes of type 1 diabetes.
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