Sunday, January 19, 2014

What exactly is stem cell transplant?

Stem cells inhabit every person's bone marrow. Additionally, they flow in people's blood throughout the bone marrow. Bone marrow stem cells develop into red or white blood cells, generally known as platelets. This can help someone's body maintain its health. Damaged stem cells result in abnormal blood cells. Should stem cells be harmed or destroyed, your entire body malfunctions. That is why an allogeneic stem cell transplant is critical.

Friday, January 17, 2014

What is Lupus?

Lupus is a disease linked to the immune system. The body's defence mechanism is a shielding process in your system that fights off foreign invaders, for instance bacteria, viruses and germs. Humans have B cells that manufacture proteins called antibodies and they are the first defense in guarding the body from harmful invaders. When Lupus happens, the body’s immune system cannot know the difference between the healthy tissue and cells from that of the harmful invaders. The system produces autoantibodies, and they stay in the body more than needed. This causes an attack on the healthy cells which leads to a number of symptoms that can cause pain, swelling, rashes, heat, inflammation and damaged tissues.

Monday, January 6, 2014

I have been diagnosed with Myeloproliferative disease, what should I do?

Being diagnosed with any disease can be a scary experience for anyone. Myeloproliferative disease (MPD) is not a condition that many people are familiar with so it can be even more frightening to get a diagnosis. First and foremost, it is important to learn and understand your condition. Having an understanding of the possible causes, symptoms and treatments can help a lot in dealing with a diagnosis and then managing your condition. 

Saturday, January 4, 2014

How Do You Treat Multiple Sclerosis?

Imagine struggling through each day, while your freedom is slowly being taken away with each passing moment. That is what multiple sclerosis does to its victims. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that damages the myelin sheath, which is an insulating layer of the nervous and brain tissues. With the myelin sheath damaged, the body cannot properly transfer signals or perform its usual functions, which results in a number of complications. While this disease is not terminal, patients generally have a shorter life expectancy as compared their healthy counterparts.