Anemia

By Meg Mangin

Anemia of chronic disease Serum iron is often low in patients with chronic conditions. Reduced serum iron, which deprives bacteria of an essential nutrient necessary for growth and replication, is an immune system strategy for defending the body during infection. This maneuver is mediated cytokines such as interleukin1 (IL1). IL1 stimulates the liver to release…

Anemia

By Meg Mangin

Anemia of chronic disease Serum iron is often low in patients with chronic conditions. Reduced serum iron, which deprives bacteria of an essential nutrient necessary for growth and replication, is an immune system strategy for defending the body during infection. This maneuver is mediated cytokines such as interleukin1 (IL1). IL1 stimulates the liver to release…

Anemia

By Meg Mangin

Anemia of chronic disease Anemia is common in Th1/Th17 inflammation. Serum iron is often low in patients with chronic conditions. Reduced serum iron, which deprives bacteria of an essential nutrient necessary for growth and replication, is an immune system strategy for defending the body during infection. This maneuver is mediated by cytokines such as interleukin1…

Symptoms of Sarcoidosis

By Meg Mangin

Sarcoidosis is often referred to as a masquerader or the ‘snowflake’ disease because patients present with so many different symptoms. The clinical picture can be complicated by intermittent inflammation in many different organs, making diagnosis difficult. While the symptoms may vary from patient to patient, the underlying cause is the same: intracellular bacteria. See Infectious…

Vitamins and Minerals

By Meg Mangin

Ideally, patients should be able to get all the nutrients their body requires by eating a balanced diet of unprocessed foods. Supplementing a diet lacking in nutrition is sometimes necessary but supplementation should not be used simply to forgo nutritious foods. See Don’t Take Your Vitamins Experts: Don’t Waste Your Money on MultivitaminsThree studies find…