ARDS : What Is It, And What Does PubMed Say About Glutathione?
ARDS, or Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, is an acute, life-threatening respiratory failure following pulmonary or lung injury.
According to Dr. Jimmy Gutman, in his book,
- Your Key to Health", Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome leads to profound dyspnea (shortness of breath), pulmonary edema (fluid accumulation in the lung) and hypoxemia (oxygen starvation).
ARDS is a very complicated inflammatory process, and in the past, physicians treated this disorder aggressively with corticosteroids, to counteract inflammation. Unfortunately, randomized trials have shown that steroids are relatively ineffective against this disease.
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Recent research points to the role of glutathione as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent in the role of ARDS treatment. For several reasons, ARDS patients experience high levels of oxidative stress and subsequently have depleted levels of
In early September 2009, a search on PubMed, which is a repository of published medical research from around the world, brought up 102 references for the search "Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome". You can
learn more about PubMed here.
I have selected 10 of these studies here for your perusal, and they all open in a new window. Closing the window will bring you back to this page.
Hoesel LM, Flierl MA, Niederbichler AD, Rittirsch D, McClintock SD, Reuben JS, Pianko MJ, Stone W, Yang H, Smith M, Sarma JV, Ward PA.Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0602, USA.
Soltan-Sharifi MS, Mojtahedzadeh M, Najafi A, Reza Khajavi M, Reza Rouini M, Moradi M, Mohammadirad A, Abdollahi M.Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Brown LA, Harris FL, Ping XD, Gauthier TW.Department of Pediatrics, Emory University, 2015 Uppergate Drive, NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA. email@example.com
In conclusion, there is much published research available for the role of
antioxidants, and glutathione in the disease known as ARDS or Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome. You can learn more about
how to raise glutathione here.
By raising and sustaining your glutathione levels, much can be done to protect yourself from ARDS and other pulmonary diseases.
Dr. Jimmy Gutman is the world's most published author on the subject of glutathione. His current bestseller is entitled "Glutathione - Your Key To Health."