Dr. Rasha Kelej, Chief Executive Officer, CEO Merck Foundation welcome speech at Merck Africa Luminary which aims to Raise Quality of Healthcare in Africa. More than 200 African healthcare providers from more than 20 African countries attend Merck Africa Luminary to benefit from several medical education sessions NAIROBI, Kenya, November 16, 2015/APO (African Press Organization)/ -- More than 200 African healthcare providers from more than 20 African countries attend Merck Africa Luminary to benefit from several medical education sessions Merck celebrates 80 year Seven Seas anniversary Merck announces the start of Merck Africa Diabetes Days with the aim to provide 300,000 people with free diabetes screening and education in 2016 Merck (MerckGroup.com), a leading science and technology company, today kicked off its second Merck Africa Luminary for the first time in Kenya. During the inauguration of this years Merck Africa Luminary, Karl Ludwig Kley, Chairman of Executive Board and CEO of Merck emphasized, We are pleased to engage with Kenya Ministry of Health and Government of Nairobi to improve access to better healthcare as part of our commitment to the social and economic development in the country. We will continue working closely with African governments, healthcare stakeholders and academia to improve the quality of healthcare across the continent. Merck has brought more than 200 African healthcare providers from more than 20 African countries to benefit from medical and scientific education and discussion on topics like healthcare capacity building and access to high quality, innovative and sustainable healthcare solutions. At the end of the Luminarys inauguration session, Merck celebrated the 80 year anniversary of its Seven Seas brand with participants. Seven Seas has 80 years of heritage in perfecting marine oil supplements and providing people with life-long wellbeing through its extensive selection of healthy supplements and oils. During the Merck Africa Luminary, Merck announced a pan African campaign Merck Africa Diabetes Days dubbed Every Day is a Diabetes Day to encourage people to think about diabetes every day. As part of this campaign, in 2016 Merck plans to provide 300,000 people in Africa with free screening and education about diabetes. The campaign will be kicked off first in Kenya in partnership with Diabetes Management Information Centre, Ministry of Health and the County Government of Nairobi and will extend to more African countries in the future. Merck Africa Luminary is an annual forum where African healthcare providers meet to discuss and develop different strategies and programs to improve access to innovative and equitable healthcare solutions across the continent. The first Merck Africa Luminary was held in Darmstadt, Germany in 2014 Merck has delivered healthcare services in Africa since 1897. With a population rising faster than in any other global market and a growing middle class, the company is increasingly tapping into the continents innovative spirit to create health awareness and help respond to unmet medical needs. The Groups Executive Board is visiting 10 African countries this week to underscore its commitment and rising importance of the continent. Among others, Merck seeks to start local production diabetes treatment Glucophage in Algeria, inaugurate an office in Nigeria and start the sale of its Muse Auto CD4/CD4% System to detect HIV.
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Acidosis is caused by an overproduction of acid in the blood or an excessive loss of bicarbonate from the blood (metabolic acidosis) or by a buildup of carbon dioxide in the blood that results from poor lung function or depressed breathing (respiratory acidosis). If an increase in acid overwhelms the body's acid-base control systems, the blood will become acidic. As blood pH drops (becomes more acidic), the parts of the brain that regulate breathing are stimulated to produce faster and deeper breathing (respiratory compensation). Breathing faster and deeper increases the amount of carbon dioxide exhaled. The kidneys also try to compensate by excreting more acid in the urine. However, both mechanisms can be overwhelmed if the body continues to produce too much acid, leading to severe acidosis and eventually heart problems and coma. The acidity or alkalinity of any solution, including blood, is indicated on the pH scale. Metabolic acidosis develops when the amount of acid in the body is increased through ingestion of a substance that is, or can be broken down (metabolized) to, an acid—such as wood alcohol (methanol), antifreeze (ethylene glycol), or large doses of aspirin (acetylsa
Acidosis Symptoms | Symptoms of Acidosis Contact Info: Rich Adams Direct Phone: 262-353-5665 Website: www.2berich.enagicweb.net Email: [email protected] To share this video, click here: http://youtu.be/A37e9tPv1kA Are you concerned about Symptoms of Acidosis? Do you want to know what the Acidosis Symptoms are? There are seven prevalent Acidosis Symptoms. You may display or experience some or all of these Acidosis Symptoms. Before we can understand Acidosis Symptoms, we must first know what acidosis is and second, we must know what causes acidosis! So what is acidosis? Acidosis is an increased acidity in the blood and other body tissue (i.e. an increased hydrogen ion concentration). If not further qualified, it usually refers to acidity of the blood plasma or metabolic acidosis. Acidosis is said to occur when arterial pH (potential hydrogen) falls below 7.35 (except in the fetus). Normal pH range is 7.35 to 7.45 for humans. The term acidemia describes the state of low blood pH, while acidosis is used to describe the processes leading to these states, i.e. the seven acidosis symptoms or stages. The kidneys and lungs maintain the balance (proper pH level) of chemicals called acids and bases in the body. Acidosis occurs when acid builds up or when bicarbonate (a base) is lost. What causes acidosis? The causes for acidosis can be many. Acidosis can be caused by physiological problems like asthma, deformed chest cavity, obesity, problems with the nervous system, kidney failure, and other such physical conditions. Typically however, acidosis is most commonly caused by drinking alcohol, drinking wine, beer or soda, having a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet, dehydration, or not drinking enough of the right water, prescription drugs and OTC drugs like aspirin, Aleave, etc. All of these are highly acidic and create and acidic environment in your body in which disease, illness, and cancer can thrive! Acidosis Symptoms. Acidosis Symptoms typically manifest themselves in 7 stages and are listed below: Acidosis Symptoms 1. Tired or lethargic Acidosis Symptoms 2. Irritation of the skin, allergies, acne, psoriasis, rashes, etc. Acidosis Symptoms 3. The formation of mucus in your throat. Acidosis Symptoms 4. Inflammation, arthritis, rheumatism, bursitis, gout, etc. Acidosis Symptoms 5. Solidification - Acid waste buildup in your arteries which results in high cholesterol. Acidosis Symptoms 6. Ulceration Acidosis Symptoms 7. Degenerative diseases, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, kidney stones. So what can you do about acidosis and the Symptoms of Acidosis? First of all, you can change your diet to include more alkaline food. You can eliminate soda from your diet as soda is extremely acidic! It takes 32 cups of alkaline water to neutralize the acid in 1 cup of soda!!! You can also try to eliminate many OTC medications as they create an acidic environment in your body. Once you start the conversion from acidic to alkaline in your body, your body will be better able to fight illness and disease on its own! 00:02 Acidosis Symptoms Introduction 00:11 Acidosis Symptoms Stage One 00:39 Acidosis Symptoms Stage Two 01:06 Acidosis Symptoms Stage Three 01:20 Acidosis Symptoms Stage Four 01:36 Acidosis Symptoms Stage Five 01:53 Acidosis Symptoms Stage Six 02:12 Acidosis Symptoms Stage Seven Reference: The pH Miracle by Dr. Robert Young M.D.
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Symptoms Of Acidosis And Their Affect On The Human Body Symptoms of acidosis can be alarming for any person who is unaware of its existence in their body or does not understand the disorder .The symptoms of acidosis can bedifferent depending on its cause. Acidosis disrupts proper cellular function and activity, leading to various disease and sickness. Common causes of acidosis include the existence of an underlying illness, diabetes, smoking, poor diet, kidney disorders, genetic factors or excessive use of alcohol. Technically, acidosis is defined as an increase of hydrogen ion concentration at the cellular level. This in due course leads to the acidity of blood plasma. Acidosis is usually diagnosed when the blood pH of an individual falls below 7.35. To determine the cause of acidosis, an arterial blood gas analysis is required. There are two types of acidosis- metabolic and respiratory. Respiratory acidosis is caused when the lungs become incapable of getting rid of carbon dioxide by themselves. Metabolic acidosis occurs due to the failure of the kidneys to eliminate enough acid from the body. Regardless of whether you are suffering from metabolic or respiratory acidosis, sympto
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What is metabolic acidosis? The buildup of acid in the body due to kidney disease or kidney failure is called metabolic acidosis. When your body fluids contain too much acid, it means that your body is either not getting rid of enough acid, is making too much acid, or cannot balance the acid in your body. What causes metabolic acidosis? Healthy kidneys have many jobs. One of these jobs is to keep the right balance of acids in the body. The kidneys do this by removing acid from the body through urine. Metabolic acidosis is caused by a build-up of too many acids in the blood. This happens when your kidneys are unable to adequately remove the acid from your blood. What are the signs and symptoms? Not everyone will have signs or symptoms. However, you may experience: Long and deep breaths Fast heartbeat Headache and/or confusion Weakness Feeling very tired Vomiting and/or feeling sick to your stomach (nausea) Loss of appetite If you experience any of these, it is important to let your healthcare provider know immediately. What are the complications of metabolic acidosis if I have kidney disease or kidney failure? Increased bone loss (osteoporosis): Metabolic acidosis can lead to a loss
Acidosis: Overview Alternative names: Metabolic acidosis, Respiratory acidosis, Acidemia Acidosis is defined as a state of increased acidity in the blood and body tissues. Under normal circumstances the kidneys and lungs automatically compensate for pH imbalances; acidosis occurs when, for some reason, this no longer happens. Acidosis is defined as an arterial pH below 7.35. It can lead to numerous health issues, and even death. There are two typ ...
Lactic acidosis occurs when the body produces too much lactic acid and cannot metabolize it quickly enough. The condition can be a medical emergency. The onset of lactic acidosis might be rapid and occur within minutes or hours, or gradual, happening over a period of days. The best way to treat lactic acidosis is to find out what has caused it. Untreated lactic acidosis can result in severe and life-threatening complications. In some instances, ...
Causes of respiratory acidosis include: Diseases of the lung tissue (such as pulmonary fibrosis, which causes scarring and thickening of the lungs) Diseases of the chest (such as scoliosis) Diseases affecting the nerves and muscles that signal the lungs to inflate or deflate Drugs that suppress breathing (including powerful pain medicines, such as narcotics, and "downers," such as benzodiazepines), often when combined with alcohol Severe obesity, ...
Abstract Profound acidemia impairs cellular and organ function and consequently should be associated with an increased risk of mortality in critically ill humans and animals. Neonatal diarrhea in calves can result in potentially serious metabolic derangements including profound acidemia due to strong ion (metabolic) acidosis, hyper-D-lactatemia, hyper-L-lactatemia, azotemia, hypoglycemia, hyperkalemia and hyponatremia. The aim of this retrospecti ...
Lactic acidosis is a medical condition characterized by the buildup of lactate (especially L-lactate) in the body, which results in an excessively low pH in the bloodstream. It is a form of metabolic acidosis, in which excessive acid accumulates due to a problem with the body's metabolism of lactic acid. Lactic acidosis is typically the result of an underlying acute or chronic medical condition, medication, or poisoning. The symptoms are generall ...
The buildup of lactic acid in the bloodstream. This medical emergency most commonly results from oxygen deprivation in the body’s tissues, impaired liver function, respiratory failure, or cardiovascular disease. It can also be caused by a class of oral diabetes drugs called biguanides, which includes metformin (brand name Glucophage). Another biguanide called phenformin was pulled from the market in the United States in 1977 because of an unacc ...