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Essential of Pathophysiology I LP1 Essay Inflammation What is inflammation? This is term that is used to describe a reaction of localized tissues that is irritated, or can be cause because of an injury, infection, redness and swelling. There are several types of disease that cause severe inflammation, one disease that is very bad is Encephalitis this is an inflammation of the brain. This particular condition can happen to anyone at any age, all over the...

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Inflammation and free radicals: • Inflammation is part of the body’s natural defense against irritation, toxic foods and chemicals, infections and other foreign invaders. However, there are times when the appropriate immune response to control infections, allergies and toxins is disrupted. The immune system can then shift into a chronic state of inflammation, which is now recognized as a major factor in most chronic health problems. Free radicals are produced during normal metabolism and cell function...

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Sarcoidosis: A Disease of Unknown Cause that Leads to Inflammation

edu/patientcare/healthcare_services/lung/sarcoidosis Sarcoidosis is a disease of unkown cause that leads to inflammation. This disease affects your body’s organs. These cells release chemicals that recruit other cells to isolate and destroy the harmful substance. Inflammation occurs during this process. Once the harmful substance is gone, the cells and the inflammation go away. In people who have sarcoidosis, the inflammation doesnt go away. Instead, some of the immune system cells cluster to form lumps called granulomas...

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Appendicitis: Inflammation and Single Abdominal Incision

waster or a hard piece of fecal stool can become trapped in an orifice or the cavity that the runs the length of your appendix and colon. An infection may occur when you get a gastrointestinal viral infection, or it can come of other types of inflammations in your abdominal cavity. As with both of these cases, bacteria may follow rapidly, causing the appendix to become swollen and filled with pus and it will rupture. My sister had her appendix removed when she was 11, and was lucky to not have it...

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Explain Why Does Wheat Cause Gut Inflammation

Does wheat cause gut inflammation? By Liji Thomas, MD Inflammation is a pathway triggered by the exposure of the innate immune system to injury, infections or noxious stimuli. Sustained exposure or abnormal continuous activation of the immune cells to such stimuli can lead to chronic inflammation. Such a condition is characterized by elevated levels of proinflammatory serum markers including the interleukins, acute phase proteins and interferons. The reasons for such prolonged inflammatory responses...

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Everything on Bursitis

Bursitis is a disorder that causes pain in the body's joints. It most commonly affects the shoulder and hip joints. It is caused by an inflammation of the bursa, small fluid-filled bags that act as lubricating surfaces for muscles to move over bones. This inflammation usually results from overactivity of an arm or leg. What is bursitis? Bursitis is inflammation of a bursa. A bursa (the plural form is bursae) is a tiny fluid-filled sac that functions as a gliding surface to reduce friction between...

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Compare Crohn's Disease Versus Ulcerative Colitis

between Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis When it comes to comparisons, a number ofsimilarities as well as differences will be noted. Inflammation is common to both ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, although such inflammation can have very different effects on the colon. While inflammation is similar to both conditions, the nature of the inflammation as well as its location in the gastrointestinal tract and its spread and penetration of the mucosal lining of the colon determines the ultimate...

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The Effects of Abortion

to infections can occur due to an abortion. Often times, after an abortion, permanent damage is done. This is due to infection in the womb and fallopian tubes; therefore, causing Pelvic Inflammatory Disease. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease is the inflammation of the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries due to scar tissue to these and surrounding organs. As a result, this causes chronic pelvic pain, infertility, and miscarriages when a woman decides that it is time to have a baby later on in life. One...

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Asthma Case Study

preventatives and treatments that can be administered to avoid certain symptoms and triggers from occuring. The category that asthma can be best described under is a chronic disease, although being quite common among many people. Asthma involves an inflammation of the pulmonary airways and narrowing of the bronchials, when such occurs it can result in a clinical expression of a lower airway obstruction. There are various trigger that will provoke this response including cold air, exercise, viral upper...

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Rheumatoid arthritis

better understanding on how she feels on a day to day basis. I will be learning about the pathology, current treatment plans, and the complications Rheumatoid arthritis comes with. Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation in the lining of joints and other organs. The immune system helps to protect a person’s body from disease and infections. However if they have an autoimmune disease, the immune system attacks healthy cells in your body by mistake. R.A. can affect...

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