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Cytokine Storm Syndrome link with COVID-19  Written by Dr. Harold Gunatillake

Dr Harold

FRCS, MBBS, AM (Sing) FIACS, FICS.
Health writer

Cytokine Storm Syndrome

Have you heard of a syndrome called Cytokine Storm?
Let us find out what cytokines are. They are a group of proteins, peptides or glycoproteins secreted by specific cells of the immune system. They are chemicals that signal and regulate your immune system.
Such signaling by these chemicals stimulate the immune system to fight a foreign germ, or attack by a cancerous tumor. Now these are the good beneficial cytokines, that protect you from the invaders.

They function to protect your body cells from inflammatory diseases produced by bad damaging cytokines, and foreign invasions by pathogens.

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Alcohol consumption and COPD-by Dr. Harold Gunatillake

Harold Gunethilake

 FRCS, MBBS,AM(Sing), FIACS, FICS

Alcohol consumption and

Any form of alcohol consumption, up to one to two drinks a day seem to favor good health in some chronic diseases including hypercholesterolemia, Essential high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, chronic airway disease(COPD), viral and bacterial diseases, and among others provided the medication taken has no side effects with alcohol, or contraindicated for other reasons.

Research articles on the alcohol consumption shows a U-shaped relation with allcauses, including COPD and cardiovascular mortality.

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Should a COVID-19 patient with poor lung function go under ventilator management?Written by Dr. Harold Gunatillake-Health writer

Dr Harold

Confusing terms when it comes to the management of Corona virus endemic

First thing we need to discuss is the difference between SARS-CoV-2 and Covid-19.

COVID-19 patient

The former is the scientific name of the virus that is causing the current pandemic (SARS stands for severe acute respiratory syndrome)

The disease caused by this virus is called Covid-19

If you have the disease it means that you have been infected by the SARS-CoV-2

It is the same as in HIV virus causing AIDS.

HIV virus is like the SARS-CoV-2 and the disease you refer to as AIDS, is like Covid-19.

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Is Tea as good as Coffee for your Liver & general Health?by Harold Gunatillake

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Website:www.Doctorharold.com

Recently, I viewed an interview given by Dr. Sanjiv Chopra MD Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, regarding the health benefits of consuming coffee pertaining to your liver

He gave some good reasons to drink coffee per day. He said multiple studies and meta-analysis have shown that people who drink two cups of regular have 40% reduction in primary liver cancer mortality. colon cancer, skin cancer including malignant melanoma, among others.

I thought, I should discuss the comparison between the health benefits of tea drinking, goodness and general side effects, with drinking regular coffee.

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Let’s discuss the latest research on finding a vaccine to fight against the COVID-19 by Harold Gunatillake 

Dr Harold Gunatillake

 

Website:www.doctorharold.com/

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Under normal circumstances a vaccine program takes over 5 years to develop a vaccine.

Due to the urgency to control the spread of the present virus being further attacking people, the researchers are attempting to produce one at high speed within one year.

It is heartening to know that the Scientists at Oxford University have begun clinical trials of a coronavirus that has shown promise in rhesus monkeys and the first dose could be injected to humans within another few months.

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Our immune system and challenges to the COVID-19 – By Dr Harold Gunatillake

 

Website: www.Doctorharold.com

Transcript:

COVID-19 virus contains RNA (Ribonucleic Acid)-genetic material packed inside a protein shell.

The only way to prevent people from catching COVID-19 is with a vaccine. It is a new virus, but the quest for a vaccine is not coming from a standing start

When you are inflicted with an infection, your body develops antibodies and specialized immune cells that learn to fight that illness-causing pathogen.

This virus was only identified a few months ago, and while researchers have been rapidly finding out about the virus and the disease it causes, there is still so much about it we do not understand.

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Eggs Boost your energy,and immune system to fight against viral infections by Harold Gunatillake

Dr. Harold Gunethilake

Website: www.Doctorharold.com

Transcript:
Eat as many eggs at times like this
To boost your immune system & bliss
Spending so much time cooped up at home during curfew and lock down days, can lead to lethargy, depression, ill-nourishment due to lack of food, worsening your chronic diseases, like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and most of all weaken your immune system.

On the other hand, lot of people feeling guilty about finding comfort in food and eating differently right now. Why? Because we’re during a crisis, a time when routines are suspended, and some health habits are bound to change. You may not have the energy to exercise. You may have trouble sleeping. And yes, you may be eating more than usual or enjoying richer foods.

For your internal health sake, a reasonable way of curbing the spread of corona virus is not exiling in your own home, but getting out in the sun, exercising, keeping your social distance strictly, and washing your hands on touching any surface and avoiding touching your eye lids, nostrils and mouth.

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