In the US, approximately 20 million people suffer from one form of Asthma or the other and infect both young and old. Living with Asthma can be cumbersome, and while some people dealing with the chronic condition grow out of it, others are impacted greatly by the symptoms of Asthma. Asthma can also strike at an unexpected period, causing death if proper care is not exercised.
A close friend of mine has a parent suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease, and the amount of care he has to give his mother is significant, and I often see him rushing from place to place. Globally, millions of caregivers are just like him, as Alzheimer is a condition which severely impacts the ability of sufferers from taking care of themselves. Even though there was recently a finding which can potentially point out the risk of Alzheimer, there remains no cure and few effective treatments for the condition.
For patients fighting against Type 1 Diabetes (T1D), they are usually unable to produce insulin as pancreatic cells will be destroyed by the immune system. Now, some scientists in California are thinking of coming up with a medical device to help automate the process of patients with T1D checking their blood sugar levels and injection of insulin to manage the condition. They hope to achieve that by transplanting insulin-producing cells into diabetic patients who lack those cells.
Alzheimer is a progressive neurological condition. People suffering from Alzheimer will progressively experience a fall in cognitive ability, and increasingly severe memory loss. This can lead to an immense sense of loss for sufferers, and cause huge changes in personality. Now, a new research recently claimed that a drink containing fish oils, which is also available over the counter (OTC) could slow down the progressive nature of the disease.
Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) is a chronic condition that accounts for close to 90% of all Diabetes cases and arises when the body is unable to make use of or make sufficient insulin to moderate the blood sugar level in the body. It is believed that T2D usually negatively restricts blood circulation to the body, which could influence our decision-making process and cognitive ability. Diabetes is a global problem, and close to half a billion people suffer from the condition.