Some people aren’t familiar with a form of cancer called mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer linked with exposure to asbestos, a fibrous material once used to insulate pipes and heating ducts that’s irritating to the lungs. Now that we recognize the health risks of exposure to asbestos, it’s no longer used in homes and businesses and efforts have been made to remove it from older buildings.
Unfortunately, it can a long time for the symptoms of mesothelioma to appear after exposure to this material. A person who develops mesothelioma may have been exposed to asbestos decades prior before coming down with the illness and the symptoms are non-specific. That’s why mesothelioma is rarely diagnosed in its early stages. What are the early symptoms of this deadly form of cancer?
The body must maintain certain mineral and nutritional balances in order to remain healthy. One of these important balances is your electrolytes. Maintaining proper hydration throughout the day, especially during a workout, is vital to your health.
So, what is an electrolyte imbalance? Electrolytes are necessary for muscle and nerve function as well as several other processes that the body undergoes daily, including cognitive thinking. When the body fails to remain balanced, you will succumb to several ailments that can hinder your productivity and even cause sickness.
What are Electrolytes?
Your body utilizes certain minerals to maintain hydration, such as potassium, magnesium, chlorine, calcium, phosphate, and sodium (though sodium gets a bad image). These minerals are aids in controlling the amount of water and associated fluids within the body, assisting in cooling, muscle control, and even digestion.
If you have ever suffered from an injury or experienced some type of infection you have also experienced one or a combination of the following: some swelling, redness, and pain in the affected area. This pain, redness, and swelling you will experience during an injury is due to your body’s immune system hard at work trying to fix the problem.
Inflammation is actually what happens when your body’s immune system reacts to a virus, cut, etc. Also known as the inflammatory response, inflammation is your first line of defense when your body is attacked by a disease or is in trouble due to an injury. This type of inflammation that is quickly deployed by your body to help heal a wound or eliminate an infection is known as acute inflammation.
When inflammation is first sent out by your immune system to get rid of the infection it will try to protect the body and control the infection. As the inflammation continues to go to work it will begin to regrow damaged tissue and begin healing the wound.
If you’re noticing red bruises on your arms and legs or anywhere else on your body, you might be wondering why you’re bruising for no reason. You don’t remember bumping into anything or sustaining an injury so what’s going on? When mysterious red spots or red bruising show up on your skin, it can cause fear and frustration. Let’s take a look at some of the common causes of these red bruises.
The Difference between Regular Bruises and Red Bruises
With a regular bruise, an injury causes a rupture in the tiny capillaries under the skin. This is what causes the strange discoloration and painful bump that usually goes away in a week or two. With red bruises, there has been no direct injury. The capillaries are rupturing on their own.