25 March 2011

Infertile Men Could Be Due Toothache

Poor sperm quality and male infertility can be caused by many things. Surprisingly, one of the causes of infertility were toothache and mouth infections. Why is that?

Bacteria in semen, known as bacteriospermia, can be present in semen without causing any symptoms. This bacterium can kill sperm and contribute more to the problem of motility (ability to swim) and sperm morphology (shape).

Infections of the teeth and oral cavity may be one cause bacteriospermia. In the journal Andrologia, found that in 36 patients who experienced bacteriospermia resistant to antibiotics, all caused by bacteria in dental and oral cavity in the seminal fluid.

In a study published in Andrologia, fertility specialists have found that the 109 people who visited the infertility clinic had not sterile sperm and 107 of this group have two or more sperm samples containing microorganisms.

"An anaerobic organism was found in 63.3 per cent of the specimens. Spermisidal We isolated the organism, because the presence of microorganisms in semen is associated with infertility. The presence of the organism in their semen may be associated with gynaecologic infection," said fertility specialist in the journal Andrologia.

Sperm is classified as foreign substances on the human immune system, so that the testis is immune sites to allow sperm to live.

Because of this emphasis, the testicles may be more susceptible to bacterial infections and the only guy with good immune function which will still be able to produce good quality sperm.

Not only in men, according to the American Academy of Periodontology, women with the disease
gum is more likely to have babies with low birth weight and prematurity.

Pregnant women who have periodontal disease were seven times more likely to have babies born too early and too small. This is due to periodontal disease triggers increased levels of biological fluids that induce labor.

Bacteria teeth can be found in amniotic fluid. These bacteria may have the ability to cause infection in the unborn baby and has been shown to trigger early labor.

Of the 26 women pregnant with the threat of preterm labor, 8 of them had gingivitis and 12 have the disease
chronic periodontal. 8 of the patients had bacterial P. gingivalis that has invaded the amniotic cavity.

Exercise At Night Make Sleep Difficult?

Sports or physical exercise is important for maintaining overall body health. However, routine work to make people not enough time to exercise and make nighttime is the only free time. But was it sports at night make it difficult to sleep?

Many consider that exercise at night or before bed can make your sleep is not qualified. But in fact this condition applies only to a few people with certain conditions.

For most people, exercising at night even 30 minutes before sleep did not bring adverse events, including the quality of sleep.

Which is often feared is when doing heavy exercise the body releases adrenaline and noradrenaline, two stimulants in the body that increase heart rate and body temperature. Exercise at this level can cause people to feel more alert and awake.

Recommendations great time to exercise varies widely from various sources, although many say the most beneficial sports morning.

University of Maryland Medical Center recommends avoiding strenuous exercise two hours before bedtime. But for people suffering from sleep disorders or insomnia, exercise can help you sleep nights earlier and more deeply.

"The link between lahraga night and sleep disorders is unclear," said Shawn Youngstedt, exercise science researchers at the University of South Carolina.

According to him, sports night can help people suffering from insomnia more relaxed and reduce anxiety associated with sleep.

But the relationship between exercise and sleep varies from person to person. Some people who do not practice hard before going to bed having trouble sleeping at all, even the exercise can make sleep more soundly.

For people who have trouble sleeping at night sports, then you should avoid these activities and choose the activities that make you relax, like reading a book or listen to relaxing music, to reduce excessive noise and make the room cool and comfortable.

23 March 2011

Recognize The Early Symptoms of Breast Cancer ...

Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that grows in the breast tissue.
Cancer can begin to grow in the milk glands, milk ducts, fatty tissue and connective tissue in the breast.

The cause is unknown, but there are some risk factors that cause a woman to be more likely to suffer from breast cancer.

Risk Factors
Some of the factors that influence risk are:

  1. Age. About 60% of breast cancers occur in over 60 years of age. The greatest risk found in women aged over 75 years.
  2. Ever had breast cancer. After the affected breast is removed, then the risk of breast cancer in a healthy increase of 0.5-1% / year.
  3. Family history of breast cancer.Women who are mothers, sisters or children suffering from cancer, had a 3 times greater risk for breast cancer.
  4. Genetic and hormonal factors.
  5.  Ever suffered from non-cancerous breast disease.
  6. Menarche (first menstruation) before age 12, menopause after age 55 years, first pregnancy after age 30 years or had never been pregnant.
  7. The use of birth control pills or estrogen replacement therapy.
  8. Obesity after menopause.
  9. The use of alcohol.
  10. The use of alcohol more than 1-2 cups / day can increase the risk of breast cancer.
  11.  Chemicals.Some studies have mentioned the exposure of chemicals that resemble estrogen (which is contained in pesticides and other industrial products) may increase the risk of breast cancer.
  12. DES (diethylstilbestrol). Women who took DES to prevent miscarriage have a higher risk of breast cancer.
  13. irradiation.

Symptoms and Signs
Early symptoms include a lump that is usually perceived differently than the surrounding breast tissue, painless and usually have an irregular edge.

In the early stages, when driven by a finger, a lump can be moved easily under the skin.
In later stages, the lump usually adheres to the chest wall or the surrounding skin. In advanced cancer, can form a swollen lump or breast skin ulcers.
Sometimes the skin over the lump shrank and looked like an orange peel.

Other symptoms that may be found is a lump or mass in the armpit, change size or shape of the breast, an abnormal discharge from the nipple

(Usually bloody or yellow to green, may also be pus), a change in color or texture of the skin on the breast, nipple and areola (dark brown colored area around the nipple),

breast looks red, the skin around the nipple scaly, nipples are interested in or feel itching, breast tenderness or swelling of one breast.

At an advanced stage may develop bone pain, weight loss, swelling of arms or ulcerated skin.

Many risk factors can not be controlled. Some experts in diet and cancer experts believe that changes in diet and lifestyle in general can reduce the incidence of cancer.

Endeavored to make early diagnosis of breast cancer easier to treat and can disembuhan if still in early stages.

Be aware, clinical breast examination and mammography as a screening procedure is 3 tools to detect cancer early.

Usually the treatment is initiated after a thorough assessment of the condition of the patient, ie about 1 week or more after the biopsy.
Treatment consists of surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and hormone inhibitors.

Radiation therapy is used to kill cancer cells in the removal of the tumor and the surrounding area, including the lymph nodes.

Chemotherapy (combination of drugs to kill cells that multiply rapidly or suppress breeding) and hormone inhibitor drugs (drugs that affect the hormones that promote the growth of cancer cells) are used to suppress the growth of cancer cells throughout the body.

22 March 2011

Cancer Risk Increase if You Lack of Sleep

Regular exercise may reduce cancer risk in women, but the benefits could be missed if the woman is sleeping too little.

This was revealed from a study involving 5968 women in Maryland. Confirming previous findings, which say that people who perform regular physical activity face a lower risk for esophageal cancer.
But when the researchers looked at women aged 18 to 65 years of diligent exercise every week, they found that sleep seems to play an important role in cancer risk.

People who sleep less than seven hours each night to face the risk of 47% for esophageal cancer than those who sleep more among women who are physically active, the researchers reported that a meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research.

"We thought it was very interesting and arouse curiosity. It's like the first time doing research. That's not something that has been studied extensively, "said James McClain from the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health government.

As the leader of the study, McClain said it was unclear how real is too little sleep may make people more susceptible to cancer. In fact, enough sleep has long been associated with health.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) called the lack of sleep as a public health problem that is not considered, and stated the Americans getting less sleep. The CDC states the percentage of adults who report sleeping six hours or less per night increased from 1985 to 2006.
Experts say lack of sleep on chronic sleep associated with obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, heart and blood vessel disease, depression, smoking and drinking to excess.

In addition, research has shown that people who exercise regularly face a lower risk of breast cancer, colon and other cancers. Many experts believe the impact of sport on the body's hormone levels, immune function and body weight may play an important role.

18 March 2011

Fighting Cancer in 7 Days

Cancer identical with the disease difficult to treat or cure. But women in the UK successfully against leukemia cells in the body within 7 days.

Natalie Langworthy told doctors that his life was only a matter of weeks after that run had previously failed treatment of cancer cure. He was first diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in March 2010.

After the diagnosis she had to undergo 4 cycles of chemotherapy and bone marrow transplantation. But 2.5 months later experienced a relapse of cancer. This condition is known after he made a check of blood to find out how many white blood cells.

"Two days later, I met a consultant who claimed I could dikemoterapi again now and keep me to continue to feel comfortable until I die," said Natalie (34 years).
However his fiancee Andy (48 years) are not desperate and started doing research online about the type of leukemia that experienced by Natalie. Andy spends long hours to send emails and look for help, but most of the replies he received bad news.

"At that time we began to face the terrible possibility that there is no relief for Natalie and eventually he will die," said Andy.

But, in the early morning he got an email from a friend in California who gave details of a trial in Germany that match the diagnosis Natalie. Immediately he sent an email to the consultant hematologist in Germany and the doctor revealed that Natalie could join in the study.

Because his white blood cell count is high, then Natalie had to fly in a supine position and received oxygen during the flight to reduce the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

Upon arrival in Germany, Natalie participated in the experiment and given medication blinatumomab. This drug works by sticking in leukemia cells and then activate the immune system to destroy it.

Two days after starting treatment test results showed that no remaining leukemia in blood flow, but changed to the bone marrow. Then he did a bone marrow biopsy, were given the drug again and 5 days later he received the good news that the leukemia cells was decreased.

"It's like the best Christmas gift that can be owned by me and my family," said Natalie.

Natalie still have to take medication and a small pump in a shoulder bag. This medicine will continue to be consumed for 4 weeks. After that he will rest for 2 weeks before the next proceeding.

"Compared with chemotherapy who have terrible side effects, this treatment is like a blessing. I get re awesome power and the doctors managed to save the life of me," he said.

Blinatumomab is an antibody that has 2 arms. One arm will hold the immune system and the other arm catch leukemia cells. Then these immune cells will attack and kill leukemia cells that exist.

"The test is still in its early stages and we do not know if this will be useful for various other types of leukemia or not. Therefore, clinical trials conducted in Germany is very important to know what can and can not be done by this drug," said Ken, clinical from Beat Blood Cancer.

The experts do not know whether this drug will become routine treatment for leukemia or not. However, the results obtained by Natalie can provide the determination and spirit of cancer patients worldwide.

07 March 2011

Beware of Colorectal Cancer

Some people may be unfamiliar to hear the word cancer colorectal. When in fact colon cancer and the area between the colon and anus (rectum) is one of the digestive disorders that need to be wary of.

Colon and rectum are part of the digestive system that processes the food you eat and throw food scraps from the body. Colorectal cancer is cancer that grows in the large intestine (colon) or rectum.

This cancer can strike anyone. In fact, about 25% of patients with colorectal cancer aged less than 39 years. Initially the growth of cancer cells originated from a polyp which continues to grow and spread to the wall up to the network outside the colon or rectum is also potential to grow into other body parts.

Those who have habits such as consumption of the wrong foods high in fat and protein, or low in fiber, obesity (overweight), history of previous colorectal, or even a rare physical activity, are people who are at risk for colorectal cancers.

Because colorectal cancer showed no specific early symptoms, then watch out early. If you find signs such as pain in the abdomen or back, change in bowel habits (BAB), diarrhea and constipation for no apparent reason for more than 6minggu, bleeding in the large intestine characterized by blood that comes out along with feces during defecation or any weight loss for no apparent reason. Immediately, do early detection by consulting a doctor, because the actual colorectal cancer can be prevented and treated.

04 March 2011

Living in the Elite Area Affected by Cancer Risk

Interesting facts disclosed by the return of the world's health research. According to one study, people who live in urban areas are more susceptible to elite cancer risk than those who live in poor areas.

As quoted from the Times of India, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare reveal the results of research on the correlation between living with the risk of certain cancers. The research results suggest that people with high economic conditions and living in elite areas are more susceptible to breast cancer, prostate or skin.

There are significant differences in the case of breast cancer, prostate and skin. 106 of 100 thousand people in lower socioeconomic areas of breast cancer. As for the social area high figure reached 122 of 100 thousand people.

Then for skin cancer, there are 42 patients of 100 thousand people living in poor areas and 52 out of 100 thousand people living in the area elite. While prostate cancer is only experienced by 160 people with low social areas and 185 for high social wilaya.

Pau Grogan, Advocacy Director of the Cancer Council Australia said cancer rates in poorer areas are not surprising. This is because smoking is high among them.

For the elite, Grogan said that breast cancer is 'a rich woman's disease' that, "because it tends to attack the people who live longer and luxurious living. In addition, for women who delay pregnancy and have no children
also have the same risk.

"Skin cancer experienced by many people who were well because it may result from UV rays, this is because they are more often exposed to sun exposure than people working in an office in the room. People who tend to have a luxurious life in outdoor leisure activities such as sunbathing during the short vacation, "Grogan added.