Do Not Opt For Elective Removal Of Ovaries

According to the latest research, if the women go for elective removal of ovary, then this can cause a change in the production of the estrogen production, which puts them at risk of developing dementia in the later life.

This risk increases many folds if the woman opts for the removal of the ovaries at a pretty early age. They say that removal of the ovaries before the age of 38 can increase the risk three times of developing dementia than the woman who does not go through ovarian surgery.

The researchers also found that the women belonging to the two groups who had hysterectomy and who did not, did not show the signs of the dementia before the age of 80 years, but the group that had the ovaries removed were the ones who went through a steep decline in the mental status than the women who did not have their ovaries removed.

It was also found that there were some women who did not show any signs of cognitive impairment when they were in their later years and had the ovaries removed at an early age. This led the researchers to think that there is a big role of the genetics that is playing its part in this process as well.

There was a suggestion by the researchers to the women who have a family history of ovarian cancer that they must discuss with their doctors before they make a decision of going through the procedure of removing their ovaries.

There have been some laboratory studies that were conducted, which showed that with the decreased levels of estrogen leads to decreased protection of the brain from cognition decline and decrease the level of protection of the brain from aging.

So whenever you think of getting your ovaries removed, you must consult your doctor first and make a wise decision in the light of the above research so that you are able to prevent the risk of going through dementia at the later years of life.

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A Major Breakthrough In Organ Transplantation

The researchers have done another wonder in the world of medicine where they have made up the urinary bladder from the patients’ own cells and have fixed those bladders in the seven patients who were children and those children are now reportedly doing pretty well and have achieved good long term results from this transplantation.

The researchers have added that it takes about two months for the new bladder before it can be implanted into the body. After that, the bladder enlarges within the body of the individual receiving it. The researchers have also commented that the implant is going to last for the life of the individual. The doctors added that if there would be any complications, these will be more evident when the children will grow.

This is such a remarkable breakthrough that the individuals who are in need of the organs and are unable to get a donor can now have the organ transplanted into them that is cultured from their cells and there is no chance of rejection of organs that are being implanted.

Another big hope is that, since this had been a very successful experiment, there can be different organs that can be cultured that way and this will then lead to a new era where the people can get the organs from their own cells and can go through pretty safe procedures and there will be little or no usage of the immunosuppressant drugs that put individuals at extreme risk for infections.

It was also mentioned that the children who got the bladders transplanted were the ones who were suffering from a defect of the spine known as myelomeningocele. Because of that defect there was incomplete closure of the spine and there was impaired function of the nerves due to which there was incomplete contraction of the bladder, which leads to the different problems in the urinary tract.

The cells with which these organs were grown were taken from the inner lining of the bladder and from the muscles as well. These cells then were grown in a laboratory and then were placed in a scaffold. The scaffold structure was especially made to construct the bladder so that it attains its normal anatomy.

This achievement is going to open new avenues for the transplantation of the different organs and will bring the light of hope to those who are at the verge of life and are waiting to get the transplant for years. I hope that this will bring life to a lot of people.

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