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What is oxidative stress?

Oxidative stress often occurs when there is a physiological stress put upon the body. This is typically caused by free radicals unsuccessfully being neutralized by the antioxidants within the body. This is commonly associated with aging of the body. Oxidative stress symptoms may vary. Often these symptoms are what help diagnose what the underlying issue may be. Uncertainties of what oxidative stress might be or how it related to the body may often lead to additional questions much like the ones answered below by Experts.

What are the health benefits of kefir as related to oxidative stress?

Kefir contains a mixture of yeasts and bacteria in a combination of proteins, sugars and lipids. This mixture is known to have anti-mutagenic and antioxidant properties that may often be used to hopefully protect the body from oxidative stresses and mutations.

What might be occurring when experiencing symptoms of progressed weakness, severe fatigue, tingling in both feet, night cramps in the legs and deteriorating vision and thyroid and diabetes are not an issue?

Many illnesses that individuals can get have these symptoms such as multiple sclerosis (MS) which is an autoimmune disorder and may affect the individual neurologically. A neurologist should be able to rule out or diagnosis MS or other illnesses that may cause muscle and vision problems. If those are ruled out then other testing may need to be done in order to find the underlying issues. Oxidative stress is also known to add to an abundance of neurological disorders. The presence of oxidative stress in the body may in many situations be determined by checking the level of antioxidants in the body. Illnesses that are conjunction with oxidative stress may include multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis and many more.

What is the recovery period from oxidative stress, encephalitis and what is treatment?

Encephalitis may take a few weeks up to many months to fully recover from. This may vary depending on the individual’s health prior to contracting the illness. After contracting encephalitis the body’s oxidative stress level is increased and may hinder the body’s ability to muster up energy. As the body is able to produce more antioxidants the energy may return. Recovery may be aided by lots of rest and the use of multivitamin supplements. Supplements may include natural antioxidants as well.

Is oxidative stress seen more in patients that have glaucoma and does it also cause chromium deficiency?

Oxidative stress may often be seen as higher in patients that have glaucoma. Often, with these patients antioxidants may be given to combat the oxidative stress and in return lowering it. There may be some studies out there that associate chromium deficiency with glaucoma but nothing has been definitively stated.

Having good information and a clear understanding about oxidative stress and how it affects the body can be helpful when faced with questions about oxidative stress. Experts can help answer questions about oxidative stress tests or oxidative stress causes. Get the answers to what oxidative stress is and oxidative stress symptoms by asking an Expert today.
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