When our cells are damaged by bacteria and foreign invaders, inflammation typically manifests as redness (rubor), heat (calor), and pain (dolor). All these changes are brought about by the dilated capillaries. This will lead to an increased permeability causing the warmth and the redness. Fluids and proteins passing through will create the swelling. The swelling will result to compressing the nerves. There is pain here.
Our immune system matures as it is exposed to constant attacks. The immune system Special Forces learn to operate as a team. It is linked with a mode of communication. The communication is coded, recognized by its members alone. The system is divided into units. These unit functions specifically for a purpose and it is continuous. One unit is made up of the macrophages. The macrophages find enemy cells and these enemy cells are tagged down. The helper T-cell group is another unit. It takes over and eliminates enemy cells. It is done by the helper T-cell sending T-cells and B-cells into the area where enemy cells are. The B-cells produce the antibodies. These antibodies produce in the blood weakened bacteria and react with poisons. This is good to know. I'm sharing this to others, and especially to those with Autism.
Our immune system is not fully functional at birth. It will take about a year before it is ready for battle. The immune system undergoes a learning-curve experience in order to acquire the necessary skills and training needed for combat. Like ICD-10, when it push through on October 1, 2015, there will be a learning curve for us, users. As a health IT, I know that this will happen. Back to the immune system, like soldiers in a boot-camp training, the cells need to learn every movement, camouflage techniques, and mode of attacks of the enemy cells. Once exposed to enemy fire, these cells will know what to do. I'm sharing this to all, especially for those with Autism and Asperger.
The defense system development of the immune system starts from the food we eat. Our defense system started during fetal development. Our strength depends on the food taken during pregnancy. Our future immune system is affected by fetal nutrition that took place. The nutrients gave the fetus the necessary materials to develop an immune system that is functioning well. For those with Autism, it is good to monitor our food intake. More on immune system tomorrow.
Today, I'm blogging on the Immune System. It will take me days. The immune system keeps our body protected from harmful organisms and even harmful substances. Humans have to be in good health to be with good immunity. The immune system is similar to special forces of the military worldwide. The immune system is programmed to go into deployment rapidly when the conditions call for it. The special forces are on a search and destroy operation constantly. Bacteria, virus, cancer cells, and foreign objects that enter the body are what they are looking for. They go into an Alert Mode, always ready to defend the human body. More on immunity tomorrow.
As promised, I will be back today to continue my blog on understanding fats. Today, I will be blogging on the physiology of fats. Fats is a component of the cells. We have to take in good fats. If bad fats are available, it will be used to replace our parts. But if good fats are available, it will be the one used. For us with Autism, it is best to take the good fats. For those who are running today in the Marathon, is best that you have taken lots of good fats. Understanding the good fats is essential. Those with Autism would like to know this too. Let's continue to share good things. Happy Patriots Day.
I am busy working on the ICD-10 Project for Business Purposes. I have those with Autism in mind. I will be blogging more on Monday. Monday is Patriots Day.
Fat is like a circular tent within another tent. This is for us with Autism to know. Science is for us all. The smaller tent holds the fat. It holds the fat like a balloon. It increases its size. Once it is filled up, the outer tent will hold both the fats that are present inside. This is the anatomy of the fat cell. It is best for us with Autism to be connected with Science. The social media and other technologies are available for us now. Autism awareness is rising fast. Global acceptance for us will be soon a reality
It will benefit us with Autism if we can minimize our sugar intake. Sugar is not food by itself but a substance that may harm our cells. Prolonged hyperglycemia will lead to obesity and diabetes. We made a research on public health and there is a correlation between obesity and Autism. Hyperglycemia leads to sugar in the urine. The sugar in the urine will increase the frequency of urination. This is the condition of polyuria. Hyperglycemia and polyuria are signs of diabetes. By the way, ICD-10 has a new coding for Diabetes.
It is best to learn lipoproteins for us with Autism. Lipoproteins contain particles with centers containing triglycerides and esters. These lipoproteins vary in its densities. Density is mass over the volume. The largest are called chylomicrons. Low-density lipoproteins are the bad cholestrol. Meanwhile, we have the good cholestrol, which is the high-density lipoprotein (HDL). HDL is good for us with Autism. Check your sources please.
Tomorrow, I'll be blogging on sugar intake.
Phospholipids and cholesterol are important to our cell membrane. In the cell membrane, cholesterol is important for the cell's flexibility and stability. A cell that is healthy is flexible and stable. The phospholipids are similar to fats and our important components of the cell membrane. It is different because there is a phosphate group attached to the glycerol. It is important us to know phospholipids and cholesterol. There are even studies about these and Autism. Tomorrow, I will be blogging on the lipoproteins. Meanwhile, let's keep on learning. Also, I would like you to connect with Medlineplus.gov. We are adding more information three months from now. I just have to finish the papers I'm working on. It is for us. It is on Health Informatics and Autism.
Cholesterol becomes a very big problem when it is present in high amount. It causes a patch (plaque) to form on the blood vessel lining. These patches may lead to a condition wherein the blood vessel becomes clogged. The blood flows is similar to the physics of water passing through a pipeline. If the clog becomes significant enough, it developed into a condition called atherosclerosis.
To understand what obesity is, we have to define cholesterol and triglyceride. Cholesterol is a crystalline substance. It is the end product of triglyceride. Cholesterol is from the Greek word "stereos" which means solid. Triglyceride is fat that is found in food."Glyceride" refers to glycerol and fatty acids. The prefix "tri" means three. I am sharing these concepts with others, especially those with Autism. More on cholesterol tomorrow.
I made a study and found out that significant numbers of those with disabilities are with obesity. I'm sharing this with those with Autism and others. To understand obesity, we have to understand medical terms. In general, medical terms can be analyzed by their component parts. A medical term is made from a root word, accompanied by a prefix (and/or) a suffix. The root word is the medical word foundation. From it, a suffix may be placed at the end of the word, while at the beginning a prefix is placed. We read the medical terminology from right to left. More on understanding fats and medical terminology tomorrow.
Food comes from the plants and the fish. Fish is good for us with Autism. The fish consumes planktons, organisms that capture solar energy. By photosynthesis, food is made specifically in the Calvin Cycle reactions. Now, let's move on to Latin and Greek. Almost all terms in Science and Medicine are derived from Latin and Greek. Studying Science is similar to learning a new language. Learning a new language is good for us with Autism. You may link with medlineplus.gov and just follow the prompts.
This is a continuation of yesterday's blog. It is important for us with Autism and very important right now for the farmer's and food producers in California. Let us continue. The Calvin Cycle reactions are responsible for the production of food. The Carbon Dioxide, from the atmosphere, diffuses into the fluid-filled space called the stroma. Here, the Carbon Dioxide joins a five-carbon molecule. This results into a six-carbon molecule. This six-carbon molecule will divide into two 3-carbon. Once reduced by electron, this 3-carbon becomes our food. This is a very important concept these days in California because of the drought. We can increase the efficiency of photosynthesis. This is a solution. More blog tomorrow.
Light reactions occur when the chlorophyll absorbs the solar energy. When this occurs, these electrons are pulled out by acceptors. Down in a reaction from a high energy level to a low energy level where the captured energy will be used for the Calvin cycle reactions. I will blog on the Calvin cycle reactions tomorrow.
Knowing the colors of the Rainbow (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet) will help us with Autism to understand what Photosynthesis is. There are reactions in Photosynthesis. The two sets are called the light reactions and the Calvin cycle reactions. It is at the thylakoid membranes that the light reactions occur. While the Calvin cycle reactions occur in the fluid-filled area called the stroma, it is good to know these things. We can find solutions using our knowledge of Photosynthesis. More on Photosynthesis tomorrow.