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June 18, 2019 / By Diamond
Question: I am a 21 year old female looking for a supplement(s) to take to support a healthy heart and lungs. Emphysema and heart disease run in my family, so im trying to go the extra mile to stay healthy. is there one vitamin that i can take for heart and lungs? i already take GNC's active women's multivitamin. any suggestions would be great. thanks!
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Biff Biff | 9 days ago
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Biff Originally Answered: Can any1 post a better explantation of the effect heart-lung transplants have on the immune system?
obviously the biggest advantage of a heart-lung transplant is that it saves someone life. often for surgeons it works out easier to replace the entire pulmonary system especially in certain cases, due to the complexity of the heart and lungs. often if it is a lung condition that is the problem, the heart will have existing damage, hence why both are replaced at once. The biggest problem with any organ transplants, aside from long surgeries, long recovery and potential for infection is the chance of rejection. Rejection occurs due to the makeup of our immune system. Every cell in our body carries a specific protein, known as MHC (major histocompatibility complex). this protein is like a recognition for our immune system, and prevents our immune system from killing our own cells. In order to detect foreign entities, our immune system 'check's the MHC proteins, and if differing or not present, the immune cells mount a defence. This usually is extremely efficient in fighting parasites, viruses and other foreign particles that may end up in our body. However, when something with a different MHC protein eg. organs from another person is put in the body, the immune system recognises it as foreign and thus tries to destroy it. As the heart and lungs are so vital, rejection can cause major complications, the least being major infection/reactions. often if left untreated, rejection can be fatal in a short period of time. to help reduce the chance of rejection, if a person is having a live transplant eg. kidney, bone marrow or liver from a living person, a match as close as possible to blood type and MHC is attempted to be found to reduce the risks of rejection. however in the case of lung and heart transplants, the donor is dead, and often there is no choice of a match, especially if the recipient's life is in danger. In order to help reduce the chance or severity of rejection, the recipient is put on a course of anti-rejection drugs. these drugs work by effectively lowering the activity of the immune system, slowing down the recognition and response to foreign entities. this of course has a flipside, where if the immune system is lowered, the person is then more prone to other infections such as colds, viruses and pneumonia. the dosage of anti-rejection drugs is usually a trial-like process, where the doctor has to allow a dosage large enough to slow/prevent rejection but not allow pathogens to give the patient more diseases. unfortunately, transplants can be variable, some people need few rejection drugs, others need more. sometimes all will be well for a while, and then the anti-rejection drugs will stop working, and a second transplant will have to be undertaken. also the shortage of donor organs means many people die, when otherwise they may have had a chance at a decent life had an organ been available. In terms of research, many are looking at growing organs from stem cells taken from the patient, thus ruling out the need for anti-rejection drugs. The MHC protein would be the same and thus would be recognised as 'self' by the immune system. however, organs can be very complicated, with many tissues, vessels and shapes, and thus are not easy to grow from stem cells in a lab. anyway, hope this helps with your assignment! Janette
Biff Originally Answered: Can any1 post a better explantation of the effect heart-lung transplants have on the immune system?
The major advantage of replacing an organ via transplantation from another person(allograft) (or possibly animal in the future (xenograft)), lies in the fact that the tissue or organ which is being replaced is usually damaged beyond repair and has lost part or all of its function. Hence replacing it may lead the the transplant recipient leading a better quality of life. The disadvantages of transplantation are numerous. Besides the immune related problems, there is also the issue of someone needing to die for the recipient to live (in most cases), the fact that many organs come from people who are older, the invasive nature of the heart/ lung domino transplant procedure increases the chance of infection and transplanted organs dont last forever because despite all of the immunosuppressive drugs administered to the recipient, the organ often fails due to a chronic process of rejection. Immunologically, the body's immune system considers the transplanted organ as an invader (much like an infection) and attacks it. this is due mostly to the effects of Tcells, which recognise the organ as being 'non-self.' Under normal circumstances, T-lymphocytes mature in the thymus (located in upper anterior thorax- just above the heart), and are selected during maturation so that they do not react with self tissues. This process is known as MHC (major histocompatability complex) restriction. MHC molecules ar located in the plasma membrane of all nucleated cells, and present cytoplasmic peptides (eg: self or viral/bacterial) to T cells. Basically T cells which are activated by self peptides complexed to self MHC are eliminated via programmed cell death (ie: apaptosis) before they have the chance to leave the thymus and react with the tissues of the body. By this process of selection against self reacting T cells, our immune system becomes tolerant of our own tissues but is still capable of reacting with foreign peptides which may be presented on MHC. It may even react to some foreign MHCs. Here is where the problem starts. Transplanted tissues are NON-SELF. Our Tcells have No Tolerance to the MHC/ peptide complexes that they express hence T cells from the host recognize the foreign MHC inducing a powerful immune response and subsequent rejection of transplanted tissue. A Human cell may display up to 6 different MHC types at any one time. Ideally if all MHCs were identical between donor and recipient (eg genetically identical individuals-identical twins- isograft) then there will be no rejection because Tcells would be tolerant to them. More mismatches of MHC between donor and recipient, lead to faster rejection of the transplant. Another immune related problem involves Bcells and serum Antibodies. A recipient with pre-existing antibodies against the donors tissue (eg blood type) can lead to almost immediate rejection, whereby it must be removed in an instant to prevent the recipient having a severe systemic inflammatory response, via the rapid activation of memory B cells. in order to try and prevent the rejection of the transplant for as long as possible, the recipient is put on a life long course of anti-rejection drugs such as Cyclosporine and Prednisone, which has shown to increase the longevity of a lung transplant. Unfortunately these drugs may have severe side effects, stop working at any time, and lead to the immuno-compromisation of the patient, by supressing the patients immune system such that they may become susceptible to a new or latent infection. hope this helps, BBioMedSc, BSc (hons)

Abott Abott
Email me with you question and i will put together a small protocol which will give you the support those organs and the body looks for. A good book is the "Ph Miracle" books and that will set you up well for life and with an excellent understanding of the body and how it functions.z.hoyte2xtra.co.nz
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Sommer Sommer
cardio challenge to advance potential. do not smoke. Annual flu shot if indicated via way of susceptibility. take care of your lungs jointly as doing concerns which produce particulates in our environment (like mowing the grass) via way of transforming into use of a paper filtration mask.
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Sommer Originally Answered: Heart Healthy homemade Chili recipes?
I have the perfect recipe for you. Well, it's not really a recipe, because I just add things as I go. It's heart healthy because it's low in sodium and fat, but high in fiber and antioxidants from the beans and veggies. Ingred: 2 cans black beans (low sodium if possible, rinsed if not) 1 can red kidney beans (ditto on the sodium) 1 cans stewed tomatoes (no salt added) 1 can tomato paste (no salt added) 1 pkg. low salt spicy chili seasoning 1 lb ground turkey, or 93% lean ground beef (alternatively, you can use soy "burger crumbles"--I like the Boca brand) 1 med white or yellow onion 1 med green bell pepper 1 med red bell pepper 1-2 cloves of fresh garlic, finely chopped or pressed 1/2 c corn (if desired) 1-2 tbsp olive or canola oil. Chop all veggies into small pieces. Add veggies and all the rest of the ingredients into a slow cooker. Add water to taste (less if you want more flavor, more if you want a subtle flavor). Cook on low heat for about 6 hrs. If you want to cook it in shorter time on a stovetop, saute veggies in 1/2 tbsp of canola oil. Then brown the meat (unless you're using soy). Then add all other ingredients in a large stock pot. Enjoy! Also, for other ideas, just remember you can make anything you want. Just use heart healthy fats like canola and olive oils, but don't use too much. Change all your meats to at least 93% lean. Beware of ground turkey that isn't lean, by the way. Choose low-sodium canned foods in place of regular. And as much as possible, start with a lot of fresh veggies and fruits. They're big on flavor, but low on salt, fat and calories. And don't forget the spices and herbs. Again, lots of flavor for very few calories. To onlymatch4u below: are we expected to believe you over a trained doctor because you have a degree in biology and chemistry? So do I and I'm not telling people to fire their doctors. While (some of) your advice might be good for a healthy person, some people's conditions require them to give up fats and salts for a while. You're correct in saying foods should come from fresh sources and that the body needs fats and salts. But, for someone who is unhealthy and needs to get these kinds of things out of their system, they can't just cut back gradually. Sometimes it's a life or death thing. I just wanted to point that out, so you're not confusing anyone.

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