Thursday, January 3, 2008

Diseases Related to Oxidative Stress

Every moment we are alive, cells within our bodies are dying and being created. Oxidation within cells occurs as they "burn fuel and oxygen". Its our ability to deal with the oxidative stress that determines our overall health.

If oxidative stress continually happens at a greater rate than we are capable of dealing with, it results in sickness and eventually disease. You may be surprised by the multitude of disease that are related to Oxidative Stress.

The best strategy is to ensure adequate levels of antioxidants in your diet.

  • Neurodegenerative Diseases
Parkinson disease, Alzheimer disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Schizophrenia, Dementia, Huntington’s disease
  • Aging Diseases
Arthritis, Diabetes, Osteoarthritis, Cataract, Macular Degeneration, Prostate problems
  • Cancer
Prostate cancer, Breast cancer, Lung cancer, Colorectal cancer, Bladder cancer, Uterine cancer, Ovarian cancer, Lymphoma, Skin cancer, Stomach cancer, Liver cancer & other Wasting Disease
  • Liver Diseases
Toxic Hepatitis, Viral Hepatitis (A, B, C), Chronic Hepatitis, Cirrhosis
  • Lung Diseases
Asthma, Emphysema, Pneumonia, Bronchitis (chronic and acute), Cystic fibroses, Pulmonary fibroses, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
Arteriosclerosis & its consequences, Heart failure, Heart Attack, Kidney failure, High blood pressure, Stroke, Impaired circulation, Heart disease, Cholesterol and plaque formation, Reperfusion injury
  • Digestive Diseases
Inflammatory bowel disease, Ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, Gastritis, Stomach cancer, Pancreatitis, Peptic ulcer
  • Kidney Failure & Dialysis
Kidney failure, Renal toxicity, Oxidative stress from dialysis
  • Infectious Diseases and Immunology
Viral infection HIV and AIDS, Toxic Hepatitis & cirrhosis, Viral hepatitis (type A, B, & C), Herpes, Common Cold, Bacterial infection, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Certain autoimmune dysfunction
  • Skin Disorders
Psoriases, Eczema, SLE (lupus), Vasculitis, Polymyositis, Mycosis fungoides, Scleroderma Pemhigoid, Atopic dermatitis, Contact dermatitis, Sebborrheic dermatitis, Dermatitis herpetiformis, Acne conglobata, Acne vularis, UV radiation skin damage
  • Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat & Teeth
Cataract, Glaucoma, Macular degeneration, Hearing loss, Ear infection, Sinusitis, Periodontal (gum) disease, Nose, mouth & throat (upper respiratory tract) disease
  • Pregnancy, Lactation & Childbirth
Pre-eclampsia, Eclampsia, Hypertension, Diabetes, GSH eliminates toxins and provides antioxidant defense system to the fetus during pregnancy. Mother’s milk (ideal precursor of GSH) has a very important role for the health and development of newborns, especially the long-term effects on the immune system.
  • Exercise & Athletic Performance
Over-Training Syndrome & the related oxidative stress
  • Male Problems
Prostate enlargement, Prostate cancer, Balding and hair loss, Male infertility.

For more information go to Glutathione The Master Antioxidant.

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