The Degrees of Peripheral Nerve Injury

Peripheral nerve injury (PNI) is a common ailment that occurs after trauma such as lacerations of nerve tissue, crush injuries, gunshot wounds, drug injection injury, electrical injury and more. It can also occur due to autoimmune diseases, diabetes which is the leading cause of polyneuropathy, and vascular problems. PNI has more than 100 types of neuropathy and affects more than 20 million people in the United States. This condition currently has scare options for treatment. [iii] It can range from afflicted individuals experiencing a severe consistent burning sensation to total loss of sensation in the affected body part. The extent … Continue reading The Degrees of Peripheral Nerve Injury

The Importance of Cholesterol & How to Control It

Cholesterol sounds taboo for some because it is thought as something abnormal. Nevertheless, it is something that keeps us alive and allows us to keep cell membranes in check through the transportation of molecules and by creating hormones which are important biological components that regulate our body’s needs. Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in our blood that binds to protein. The combination of proteins and cholesterol forms what we call “lipoproteins.”[1] The importance of cholesterol in our diets is essential, but what happens when there are high levels of it in the bloodstream? Two things can happen in the … Continue reading The Importance of Cholesterol & How to Control It