I am sure you must be enjoying your holidays….. I think that is the main reason I could not send more newsletter stuff to you as I never wanted to talk more on studies these vacations… 🙂
Well, we know that this is the vital force which is responsible for our health conditions…, and many times we do not find the words to explain why our body starts functioning towards removal of some noxious substance in the body and maintains the healthy equilibrium.
Recently, Swedish researchers (Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm) have discovered that the body produces its own internal antibiotic to help defend itself against urinary tract infections.
They found that the body produces an antibacterial peptide, called LL-37, that helps prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs).
“Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are a growing problem,” research leader and professor Annelie Brauner said in a prepared statement. “As the development of resistance to the body’s own antibiotic is very rare, it can be used as an alternative or a complement to conventional antibiotic medication.”
During the study, urine from healthy children and those with UTIs was tested for levels of LL-37. Results showed very low levels of LL-37 in the urine of healthy children, but high levels in the urine of children with UTIs.
“We were able to show that LL-37 is produced in the epithelial cells of the urinary tracts and the kidneys, and that its build-up and secretion occur within a few minutes after a bacterial attack,” said Brauner.
Results of the study appear in the current issue of Nature Medicine.
You know, Hahnemann wrote 200 years back that we can explain these phenomenons, but for the physicians this is not required…. our ultimate guide to prescribe healing medicines are the characteristic symptoms (aphorism 153) of the patient.
I shall keep light posting in vacations… please tell me what you are doing these days…
Waiting for your reply…
Bye & enjoy your holidays and studies,
Dr. Anil Singhal, MD(Hom.)
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