Older people are often affected

Monday, November 25, 2013

The signaling pathways of pain and chronic itch are intertwined. The molecular biological background of this interdependence could the study author Zhou-Feng Chen and his team unravels: On both pathways a protein called BRAF is involved in the itching nerves but BRAF leads to a continuous fire. This finding, as the hope of the researchers, could possibly lead to a new therapeutic approach http://health.proconview.com/


Older people are often affected - The affected much hope for medical help: 13 to 23 percent of the adult population suffers from chronic itching. With age, the number increases. For those over age 70 almost one in four knows how to tell the tale. But children can be affected.

"Most of the itch is the result of chronic skin condition eczema such as atopic dermatitis," says Sonja stand from Münster Competence Center Chronic pruritus. "In very rare cases, the children are missing bile ducts, so that there will be itching caused by bile accumulation in the liver."


The causes of chronic itching are varied. They range from incorrect personal hygiene and skin-irritating detergents (both dries out the skin) http://health.proconview.com/fat-loss-factor-scam/ on leukemia, neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis to kidney failure, dialysis and liver diseases such as virus-induced liver inflammation and diabetes.

Increased blood sugar harms small nerve fibers in the skin, causing it already comes in the early stages of diabetes itching.