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Stress can be a factor for developing diabetes, autoimmune diseases

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January 2, 2015
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Investigación y Desarrollo
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Recurring stress can trigger insulin resistance, hypertension, abdominal fat deposition, researchers say.
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Recurring stress can trigger insulin resistance, hypertension, abdominal fat deposition; glucose elevation is the cause of this illness.

Stress is an ability of humans to fight or flee when faced with problems affecting the individual. By changes in the organism, adaptation to various physical conditions is achieved: burns, bruises, bleeding or psychosocial traumas.

Is the route by which the body tries to solve a problem, but when the situation becomes recurrent, stress can trigger diseases such as diabetes, depression, insulin resistance, hypertension, abdominal fat deposition and other autoimmune diseases, said Siegfried Miracle Lopez, chief of endocrinology at the Advanced Immunology Center in Hospital Angeles Lomas.

Type II diabetes is a disease caused by a systemic imbalance. The body is in a constant state called homeostasis, in which a balance between the external medium variants like the weather, temperature, light, night and internal factors as blood pressure, heart rate, performance of the kidney, liver, pancreas and lungs.

When an imbalance of homeostasis and angiostasis arises, (alteration in immune and hormone systems) and the body can not adapt to it, this is when diseases are generated, in the case of type II diabetes the elevation of blood glucose is causing the stress.

It is very difficult to examine a disease without thinking that there is a mechanism that detonated it. By experiencing stress, homeostasis can be affected, especially if it is constant and is not giving the body time to re-adapt and reach a neutral point, this situation is what generates sufferings.

"Type II diabetes has immune, genetic and environmental components, is a multifactorial disease, thereby in medical schools we are no longer teaching diabetes as a disease but of a group of diseases characterized by glucose elevation, which causes inflammatory processes affecting the organs and immune system disorders that impair circulation, eyes and kidneys," explained the specialist.

For this reason, the chief of endocrinology at the institution, emphasized how a current problem is that doctors specialize in small parts of the body, because the organism is very complex, but a fragmented study may lead to misdiagnosis.

"The problem is wanting to stay in our micro universe specialty, missing the right diagnosis, hence arises the need for a multidisciplinary team together of several specialists such as neurologists, endocrinologists, urologists, psychologists, rheumatologists, oncologists , otolaryngologist, to analyze the case at the same time and achieve a better diagnosis and treatment," concluded Miracle Lopez.


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