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[6 Feb 2010 | No Comment | 32 views]

Psoriasis is a disorder of the skin that affects over 6 million residents of the United States. Research has not definitively established what causes psoriasis, but some recent studies have indicated that it may be in immune-mediated disorder. Psoriasis occurs when the body generates too many skin cells.

Normal skin typically matures within a 28 to 30 day time period, but cells in the psoriatic skin area matures within less than one week. Psoriasis can change from one type to another and has been known to have several types active on a person at the same time. Psoriasis flare ups may improve and go into remission only to return later.

Complementary medicine is used in conjunction with conventional medicine and has become more common. However, it is difficult to come to a conclusive statement regarding the effectiveness because alternative treatments are administered differently from practitioner to practitioner. Anyone suffering with psoriasis needs to consult with their physician to best determine the best course of action for their condition.

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Diabetes, Featured, Health and Vitality »

[6 Feb 2010 | 3 Comments | 12 views]

Diabetes is a complex metabolic condition that results in the individual experiencing high blood glucose levels when left untreated.

Unfortunately, in the past years the symptoms of diabetes were often overlooked because they seemed rather harmless. However, in the past years with increased media attention, more and more people understand the effects that diabetes can have on the body and the symptoms that they should look for.

Diabetes can actually take two different forms, should be treated to different ways and can have two different outcomes. Type 1 diabetes develops when an autoimmune response damages the ability of the pancreas to produce insulin. This particular type of diabetes used to be called juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes because the majority of individuals who developed it were less than 20 years of age.

Type 2 Diabetes develops when the persons body becomes resistant to the insulin being produced by the pancreas. The long-term effects of both are the same but in the second case the body has enough insulin but the cells do not allow it to do the assigned job of ushering in glucose to provide energy.

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