music It's a typical day. A patient has noticedsome itching, or maybe an unpleasant vaginal odor. During her exam, the ian willcheck vaginal pH, examine any discharge that's present, and collect a sample. Then, it'son to the microscope. music This is where you'll gather more specificinformationabout what's causing those vaginal symptoms. We'll show you how to prepare andexamine vaginal wet preps and how to do a whiff test. The results, combined with the patient's vaginal pH test, will aidthe diagnosis.
Under the microscope, you'll be looking for trichomonads, yeast, and the clue cells associated with bacterial vaginosis. We'll show you how to recognize them. music First, the microscope itself: This is a compoundlight microscope. It has several objective lenses on a rotating mount. For our purpose,one of these has to be a 10x low power objective, and one has to be a 40x for greater magnifiion.This flat part, under the objectives, is the stage. Under the stage is the condenser. Belowthat, at the base of the microscope, is the light source. There are two knobs that controlfocus; one for coarse adjustment and one for
fine adjustment. And these are the oculars,or eyepieces. We'll come back to the microscopea minute, but first, let's look at how to prepare wet mount slides. The complete vaginal wet mount involves botha saline prep and a potassium hyoxide, or KOH, prep. When the vaginal sample was collected,the swab was placeda test tube with approximately half a milliliter of saline. So, for the salineprep, you only have to take a op of the suspension and place it on a slide. Add acoverslip, being careful to avoid trapping air bubbles. Your saline slide is ready.Place a second op of the vaginal sample on another slide and add one op of 10 percentKOH. Sniff the preparation immediately, using
your hand to waft any odor toward your nose.This is the whiff test. Note if there's a fishy or amine odor. Then add a coverslip,avoiding air bubbles. Keepmind that you must work quickly to prepare and examine thewet mounts. That's because trichomonads may lose their characteristic motility within15 to 20 minutes. Before we move on now, though, let's lookat the cast of characters you may discover. These are normal squamous epithelial cellsfoundthe vagina. They're large, flat cells with a small nucleus and a large area of cytoplasm.Note that there is some granularitythe cytoplasm.
Polymorphonuclear leukocytes are known asPolys, or PMNs. They may also be called white blood cells, or WBCs. These are small roundcells. Several lobes of the nucleus are visible within the surrounding cell cytoplasm. Findingmany PMNs may indie infection. Trichomonads are pearshaped protozoa whichmove by means of flagella. Trichomonads are similarsize to PMNs and are identifiedby their characteristic jerking movement. The actual flagella may be too thin and toorapidlymoving to be seen. A clue cell is a squamous epithelial cellcoated with enough small bacteria that at least 75 percent of the cell's border is obliterated.It may look as if someone has spread glue
over the cell and pressed itsand. Cluecells are associated with bacterial vaginosis, a conditionwhich the normal microbialflora of the vagina is disrupted. Yeast may be foundtwo forms. Pseudohyphaeare the long, tubular, branching forms. Budding yeast are paired yeast cells that resemblea shoe print. The larger part is the sole and the smaller bud is the heel of the shoe. The saline prep will allow you to see epithelialcells, PMNs, trichomonads, and clue cells. You can also see yeastsaline, but sometimesit's hidden by epithelial cells or by PMNs. Red blood cells, sperm, and bacteria can alsobe seen.
Is Apple Cider Vinegar A Miracle Cure
OK. DOWN THE HATCH.Gross. I hope this works. Hey there health nuts and internet crazers,Trace here for DNews. There are broad claims regarding the efficacy of apple cider vinegar'spower to curb apite, burn fat, cure rashes, stop heartburn, bring down fever, and cureasthma, treat wounds, reduce the effects of aging, and even cure diseases like cancer!Is this a miracle ugé! No. It's not. Butâ€¦ that doesn't mean it's bunk.what is ithow it's made Vinegar is a derivative of alcoholic beverages.To make their bottled delights, winemakers ferment grapes with yeast. The yeast eat sugarfrom the grapes and poop out alcohol! Yum!
To make vinegar is the same, but acetobacterbacteria is added to wine! The bacteria eats the alcohol and poops out acetic acid. Aceticacid is what make vinegar, vinegar! The word vinegar comes from French for sour wine, althoughit can be made from wine, beer, rice, or other fermentables like wood. Apple cider vinegaris made with you guessed it, double fermented apple cider. Apples to hard cider to applecider vinegar. Personal note: why did y'all mess up a good thingéwhat's special about ité According to the USDA apple cider vinegarcontains none of the vitamins A, B6, C, E, or K, and no niacin, riboflavin, thiamin,pantothenic acid or folate. What it DOES contain,
according to the FDA, is a minimum of 4% aceticacid, and a lot of water. This means vinegar (or acetic acid) likely won't make you thinner,and there's no scientific support of it as a skin toner. And when Medscape General Medicine conducteda of the research on vinegar, they found it was not recommended as an antiinfectiousmedicine orally or topically, and probably doesn't fight hypertension. Andterms ofits cancerfighting claims, while it did shrink leukemia cells and tumorslab experiments,but that affect hasn't been shownhumans at all.does acetic acid have any special properties
(yes)Now a 2015 studyPlosONE did find small concentrations of acetic acid can help reducebacterial growth on surfaces and PubChem lists acetic acid as having mild antibacterial andantifungal properties, which is why vinegar can be used as a mild household cleanserâ€¦But putting vinegar on your face is probably not the best idea. Pimples are bacterial infectionsof the sebaceous glands, so it might decrease bacterial load there. However, it's not recommendedby any real scientific research. Though, I did find a 1916 book for nurses that recommendedvinegar as a treatment for acne, but it also advised putting mercury on your face.so what about ingesting vinegaré
inking vinegar was studied far more often.Acids are known boosters of mineral absorption, so a tiny bit of vinegar on a green leafysalad can help our digestive systems absorb more calcium from the leaves than we wouldnaturally! And, a 2004 study of 11 people with Type 2 diabetes found when participantsconsumed a tiny bit of vinegar they had higher sensitivity to insulin that's a good thing.And though this study was too small to generalize to all humans, research is ongoing and isreally positive! The thing is, don't ink too much. Vinegar is an acid and will damagethe throat and stomach lining and erode teeth. There's a reason it's diluted. And speakingof deludedâ€¦ if you leave vinegar alone,
the same bacteria that fermented the alcoholto turn it to vinegar will eventually grow a massive colony which some call a mother.Yep, acetobacter bacteria grows into kombucha, eventually. There you go crunchy greeny birkenstockwearersâ€¦go be friends. wrapLook, swapping vinegar into salads and foods instead of using creams or salts will notonly help you suckmore minerals but keeps you from eating unhealthy stuff! Winwin! but if you're interestinginking thepremade ACV derivative, kombucha, maybe you should learn about that firstthis tutorialWTF is Kombuchaé
What are Vitamin D Deficiency Symptoms
Hey guys, Axe here. I want to talk aboutthe many benefits of vitamin D as well as vitamin D deficiency. So many people are strugglingwith vitamin D deficiency. In fact, according to a lot of medical studies today, they'reshowing that quite possibly the top deficiency we haveAmerica is a vitamin D deficiency,and for a lot of us there are several reasons for that. But let me talk about the symptomsof vitamin D deficiency. I'm then going to get into what's causing vitamin D deficiency,then go over the best foods, supplements and things you can do to correct this type ofissue. But first and foremost, the big thing thatcan cause or the big symptoms you might have
with a vitamin D deficiency are immune issues.If you have a weakened immune system, that could be correlated with a vitamin D deficiency.If you have candida or bacterial overgrowth, it can be caused from a vitamin D deficiency.If you struggle with let's say emotional ups and downs, like depression and anxiety, thatcan be a cause. Hormone imbalance, major cause of vitamin D deficiency. If you have troubleputting on muscle or losing weight, those are all correlated with a vitamin D deficiency.If you have weak bones or teeth, osteoporosis or osteopenia, those are warning signs youhave a vitamin D deficiency. So again, you can see there are a lot of things and I didn't even get into certain other
things like cancer and diabetes and heartdisease but those are all warning signs you could have a vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D is responsible for really supportinga healthy immune response, digestive health, hormone balance, and here's a key thing toremember. Vitamin D is not just a vitamin. It's also a pro hormone. So it's responsiblefor so many hormone producing reactions within your body. You've got to have vitamin D. Now here are the biggest causes of vitaminD deficiency. Number one is not getting enough sunlight. The sun should be your number onesource of vitamin D. We livea world today
where we live inside, especially if you'rein the northern states, whether it beCanada or northern US or northern Europe. But ifyou are not getting outside enough and not getting enough direct sunlight on your skin,that will create a vitamin D deficiency. So starting off, the majority of people are vitaminD deficient because we don't get outside enough. And the other thing can be certain chemicals,especially things that are plasticnature, those can block vitamin D absorption. So ifyou're inking out of plastic bottles that have something called BPA, that's bisphenolA, that can cause vitamin D deficiency and really affect the way vitamin D is absorbedand utilized and created by your liver in
your body. The other thing is toxicity. If you're exposedto toxins on a regular basis, that affects the liver. Your liver is actually responsiblefor producing and creating vitamin D within your body. So again, toxicity another majorcause of vitamin D deficiency. So if you want to start to correct vitaminD deficiency and see improvementsyour immune function,your metabolism,yourhormones and things like your thyroid and your aenal glands and improving your overallmood and bone strength, you've got to get more vitamin D.
Again, your number one source by far is sunlight.I recommend getting outside 20 minutes to 30 minutes every single day. Even if it'scold outside, getting a little bit of sun on your face and hands, it's so importantfor getting Vitamin D. So again, number one is get sunlight 20 to 30 minutes a day. Now, apart from that, certain foods will containsmall amounts of vitamin D. Number one source will be wild caught salmon or fish, so againgetting wild caught fish on a regular basis. Also, raw fermented milk, like a goat's milkyogurt, may have small amounts of vitamin D, as will mushrooms and eggs. But again,you're going to get very small amountdiet.