Showing posts with label diagnosis. Show all posts
Showing posts with label diagnosis. Show all posts

It is Cushing's Syndrome, Not Crushing's Syndrome!

A life as a human being is not an easy task, as with a tiny error of genetic or DNA, you or your descendant might be having a chance of suffering from some strange gene mutation or imbalanced hormone levels.

Does anyone here ever heard about "Cushing's Syndrome"? Honestly, I didn't even know this disorder, until I saw it happened on Eddie, the son of my best friend, Bernard two months ago...

Two months ago, I went to Bernard's home and dropped him a visit. It is supposed to be a happy reunion after a very long time (six years) but what I found out there is truly shocking and sadness news. The doctor had diagnosed Eddie, a four-year-old boy whose is supposed a very active and cute little buddy, as the rare Cushing's Syndrome patient.

For your information, Cushing's Syndrome or it's also known as Hypercortisolism is an endocrine disorder and it's caused by high levels of cortisol in the blood. The reason that I called it a rare syndrome, as it only happened to less than 10 every million people each year.

Cushing's Syndrome mostly affects those people who aged around 20 to 50, so Eddie was a poor child for being diagnosed by this disorder in such a young age! According to the doctor, the glucocorticoid hormones that being taken by Eddie is the main cause he is having the Cushing's Syndrome (Note: Eddie is also suffering from asthma since two-year-old and he needs the glucocorticol hormones to control it!)

For your information, cortisol is a hormone that released from the adrenal gland in response to ACTH, which it's being released from the pituitary gland. According to the previous research, Pituitary Adenomas is the most common cause of Cushing's Syndrome, where there are benign tumors of the pituitary gland that produces excessive amounts of ACTH.

Those common symptoms of Cushing's Syndrome are including:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Acne
  • Muscle weakness
  • High blood pressure
  • Fatigue
  • Bones become weaker
  • Skin become thinner

Most of the Cushing's Syndrome patients were being treated by restoring a normal balance of hormones (This is the method where Eddie currently use), surgical removal of the tumor, radiation therapy or chemotherapy.

Eddie, I knew that it's not easy to overcome the painful of this disorder, but I want you to know here that no matter how hard it's going to be, you must always remember that Bernand, your father and your whole family will be fully supported you.

Lastly, I hope may god bless you, my little angel :)

Fact of Mesothelioma and Steps to Claim Your Rights

Have you ever heard of Mesothelioma before and how well you know about it?

The mesothelioma is a form of cancer, which causing by abnormal activity in the mesothelium. For your information, mesothelium is the protective sac that functions as a cover and protector for our lungs. The mesothelium consists of two layers, which the one layer for organs protection while the other one is forming a sac around it.

A lubricating fluid consistently produced from the mesothelium, and this to ensure the organs and sac to expand and contract simultaneously. The Mesothelioma occurs when the lubricating fluid over producing. It’s take time to form a thick layer of tumor tissue in the sac and once it’s invading the whole sac, the fatal invitation will sooner come to the patient.

The expertise had discovered that the main cause for this Mesothelioma is over exposing themselves to the asbestos. This “asbestos” has been diagnosis as the harmful thing to human. Those peoples that exposes in the environment that full of asbestos components will have the higher risk of Mesothelioma.

The symptoms of Mesothelioma may not appear instantly, that’s why this disease considered as the dangerous type.

Some of the common symptoms for Mesothelioma:

• A sudden and strong chest wall pain
• Shortness of breath
• Constant Fatigue or anemia condition
• Unstoppable coughing
• Blood in the sputum

There are several ways to diagnosis the Mesothelioma:

1. CT scan (Also known as X-ray scan)
2. PET scan
3. Thoracoscopy
4. Bronchoscopy
5. Thoracentesis

Most of the Mesothelioma patients will receive the chemotherapy treatment, radiation therapy or surgery to get rid of this Mesothelium. Depends on the disease stages, the recovery rate of each patient will vary as well.

This Mesothelioma is not a natural cancer disease, but rather than a cancer that causing by artificial material (asbestos), the patient that had been diagnosed with Mesothelioma earned their rights litigation. A lawyer can be hired to represent the Mesothelioma patient and claimed what they deserve. You can check out this mesothelioma information to find out more about it.

If you’re one of the unfortunate Mesothelioma vicitim, you need to stand out and claim your rights ligitation. Remember, you’re not alone in this journey.

How To Deal With Diabetes Related Diseases

Diabetes, when we talking about this word, I think most of us will be afraid of it. Do you know that 90-95% of the diabetes cases at North American are diagnose as Diabetes mellitus Type 2! Beside that, about 20% of the population over the age of 65 has diagnosed with diabetes mellitus type 2. According to the health report about the diabetes, Diabetes has affects over 150 million people worldwide and this number is expected to double by 2025!

How the Type 2 diabetes mellitus happen? According to the analysis, the Type 2 diabetes is due to the insulin resistance or reduced insulin sensitivity, combined with reduced insulin secretion. The defective responsiveness of body tissues to insulin almost certainly involves the insulin receptor in cell membranes. The hyperglycemia can be reverse by a variety of measures and will turn into a lethal condition when this problem continues to be worsened.

Sometime, The Type 2 diabetes will lead into many kinds of side diseases, as 60% of the diabetes patients will suffer from neuropathy. The “Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy” is a form of disease, where all of the nerves of the outer body part will damage slowly. This diabetic neuropathy is a very scary and hard to cure disease, where it can affect all of the body parts, example like feet, legs, hands, arms and other parts.

Some of the symptoms of neuropathy are:

  • Dysesthesia
  • Diarrhea
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Impotence
  • Vision changes
  • Muscle weakness
  • Dysphagia
  • Fasciculation
  • Anorgasmia
  • Burning
  • Electric Stabbing Pains
  • Numbness and tingling of extremities
Moreover, the Type 2 diabetes also can cause high blood pressure to the diabetic patients, as the high blood pressure is one of the side diseases that will arise, if a person diagnosed as a diabetic patient. If the blood pressure get too high, the person might suffer from a suddenly stroke. When this kind of tragedy happened, it will be a really serious matter, where the person that caught stroke will be paralyze, either left brain hemisphere, right brain hemisphere or completely paralyze!

Remember, “A precaution is the best medicine for your health”, better prevent the disease before it has happened to you, or not you might be regret after you diagnosed with it…

Good day.

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