Diabetes and Yeast Infections – An Overview

There is certainly a relation between yeasts and diabetes and most logically it is sugar that relates yeast infections to diabetes. Yeast are generally found growing near mucous membranes around the skin. When there is a build up of yeast, it is called yeast infection. As yeast feeds on sugar and diabetics tend to sweat, pee and secrete a lot of mucus due to high glucose levels, automatically inviting yeasts to build on and cause yeast infections. The areas where yeast grow rapidly are those with warm temperatures typically under skin folds and breasts, mouth and around genitals.

Diabetes and Yeast Infections

The most common of the yeast infections with women is the vaginal infection and generally occurs in people suffering from diabetics that is not under proper control. When the diabetes is not controlled properly, it also effects the immune system adversely. Apparently, it suppresses the growth of immune proteins known as beta defensins, responsible for killing microbes.

Furthermore, even after treatment, there is high possibility of re-occurrence of the infection in people with poorly controlled diabetes. This is because after colonization of the yeast in a particular area, its becomes easy for yeast to re-attack. The extra sugar levels in diabetics helps in colonization on the yeast and makes it easy for other pathogens to stick to mucous gland and skin cells as well.

Diagnosis
The doctor asks for vaginal secretion sample test to confirm the vaginal yeast infection. The microscopical review of the sample is carried out for confirmation of Candida fungus in abnormal amounts. Sometimes even urine samples are tested.

Treatment
Most of the doctors prescribe anti-fungal creams that can be easily applied to the affected area. These creams are usually available over the counter. Only when creams aren’t effective is when doctors prescribe a dose of anti-fungal medication.

Home Remedies
Alternatively, home remedies like using oregano oil, yogurt, over the counter creams, coconut or tea tree oil for treating yeast infection are commonly tried.

Prevention
Prevention is always a better idea, and particularly for diabetics, wherein there is high possibility of yeast infection to reoccur. But, certain precautionary measures can help you keep the yeast infection at bay. This includes keeping body and genital dry, using clean cotton under garments and perfumed pads of good quality. As far as diet supplements are concerned, eating yogurt on a daily basis helps a lot.

Though, treating the root cause would definitely help you the most so try keeping your glucose levels under control to prevent the complications that arise due to the same.

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A NEW DISCOVERY ABOUT LUNG FUNCTIONING

It has been known that Lungs are involved in facilitating respiration but a recent study on mice has discovered that they play a far more complex role in bodies of mammals. This role involves production of 10 million platelets or tiny blood cells every hour, which is equal to the platelets majority in animal circulation.

LUNG FUNCTIONING

The researchers in California University also found out that the blood stem cells in the lung tissue responsible for the same were wrongly presumed to be located inside the bone marrow. This only proves the significance of the lungs and that their role isn’t restricted only to respiration and play an important role in blood formation.

Earlier, it was assumed that the majority of the cells responsible for blood production belong inside the bone marrow but contradicting the earlier research findings, the news ones show that most of the platelet forming cells known as the mega karyoctes function from inside the lung tissue and more importantly are responsible of production of majority of the body’s platelets.

Now, earlier the researchers did not have the technology but with the advent of two photon intra-vital imaging that involves the process of insertion of a substance known as green fluorescent protein (GFP) in the genome of the mouse. After the insertion, the platelets strated emitting bright green fluorescence while moving around the body in real time. This helped the team determine their movement path, which wasn’t possible earlier. This is when it was revealed that most of the platelets population resided inside the lung tissue and produced megakaryocytes. Also, the production was found to be around 10 million platelets per hour in mice lungs. This automatically proves that almost half of the platelet production was carried out inside the lungs.

Though, the fascinating part about the discovery is that the mega karyoctes originate in the bone marrow, then travel to the lungs and then start producing platelets. Though, a human replication is yet to be done, none the less it makes a strong case for the functioning of the lungs.

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Carpediem 2k17 – Medical College in Bangalore

The most awaited medical fest of 2017 ‘CARPE DIEM 2K17’ concluded a few days back on April 10, 2017. It saw high participation from students across the rrmch fraternity. A mixed bag of competitions, games, sports quizzes and entertainment, the week long fiesta included jams, short films, dum charades, dance, treasure hunt, singing, sketching, face painting, mehandi, cooking without fire and umpteen exciting activities.

The event was inagurated on April 3, 2017 at the RRMCH cricket ground and witnessed the presence of RRGI Chairman, Sri A C Shanmugam, Execuitve Director Mr S Vijayanand, CEO- Mr C N Seetharam, RRMCH Dean, Principal, Medical Suprintendant and Medical Director.

Students and staff put in their best to make the event a grand success and the results are for us to see. The event has garnered significant eyeballs right from the beginning till the end. RRMCH extends its gratitude to all the participants and support staff for their enthusiasm and vigor. RRMCH also congratulates all the winners for their stupendous performances across activities.

All in all, the CARPEDIEM medical FEST 2017 has been a grand success and we look forward to many more such recreational events in the coming years.

KARRADCON 2017 – 33rd Annual State Conference of IRIA

KARRADCON 2017 – 33rd Annual State Conference of IRIA Karnataka State Chapter
Today, with so much advancement in the field of medical science and much more in the offing, a question that arises time and again is whether Medical Science is the ultimate savior of humanity.

Well, Karradcon 2017, the 33rd Annual State Conference of IRIA Karnataka State Chapter, was apparently and effort to throw light in the regard. Inaugurated by the guest of honor Prof. Dr. B M Hegde, Former Vice Chancellor, MAHE, the conference witnessed the auspicious presence of many notable delegates and dignitaries from the field of medical science namely Shri A C Shanmugam, Chairman RRGI, Dr Bhupendra Ahuja, National President, IRIA, Shir C N Seetharam, CEO, RRGI, Dr Amarnath, National secretary General, Dr Umesh Krishnamurthy, Organising Chairman, Karradcon 2017, Dr H V Shetty, Dean RRMH and Dr Umesh Krishnamurthy, Organising Chairman, KARRADCON 2017, to name a few.

The conference not only cleared the fog on potential of medical sciences, it also was a booster dose for the curious minds of medicine, encouraging them towards a systematic approach in the field. The highlights of the event included a book release on the biography of Roentgen, the man behind X-rays, authored by Dr Pravin G.U Prof. and HOD of Radiology at RRMCH and the go green initiative for awareness on living a greener lifestyle.
It was followed by the felicitation ceremony of Prof. Dr H T Narayana, HOD, Siddhartha Medical College for his contribution in taking Karnataka State Chapter of the IRIA to greater heights as well as that of Prof. Dr. H.S Ballal, Prof. Dr. S.R Hegde, Professor and former Head of Department of Radiology at JJMC, Prof. Dr. Saroja, Professor of Radiology and Prof. Dr. H.T Narayan.

The award winning scientists and speakers from the medical fraternity, also threw light on the future of radiology at the scientific sessions on KARRADCON 2017 – Musculoskeletal and small parts, organized across different venues.

Altogether, it was an enlightening and insightful event for all one and all.
Last but not the least the credit for the success of this conference goes to the participating delegates, dignitaries and all the team members of the organizing committee for their enthusiasm and efforts. Read More

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