[ RadSafe ] Diseases, Oxygen, Nerves, Muscles, etc.
JPreisig at aol.com
JPreisig at aol.com
Sat Aug 6 23:18:44 CDT 2011
From: _jpreisig at aol.com_ (mailto:jpreisig at aol.com)
Hope all is well where you live and work.
What follows is a bit off topic, but it concerns human body
information which some of us
work on. I know physics, geophysics, some fluid dynamics, health
physics, radiation physics, etc.
My biochemistry, microbiology, organic chemistry training is a bit
Diseases like Parkinsons, Alzheimers etc are possibly due to
clogging of the brain with
body plaques, clots etc as the body ages. In heart disease, sometimes
these plaques are
cleared using HCL compounds, aspirin, etc. Advanced plaque clogging of
the heart is treated
via bypass surgery and balloon expansion in arteries. Surgery to
eliminate or minimize plaque
clotting in the brain would probably prove to be difficult. Maybe someday
we'll do things like
transplanting 1/4 of a brain or whatever.
I suspect early Alzheimers and Parkinsons diseases might also be
treated using HCl compounds,
aspirin etc. Perhaps eating ordinary oranges would help also,
Once brain passages are clogged significantly, there is trouble
getting oxygen to the brain.
Oxygen deficit causes death or damage to nerves in the brain. Once nerves
perhaps body muscles (and automatic motor control systems) start to fail.
If enough of all this happens, the body will die.
Possibly, nerves so damaged could be restored to function via
restoration of oxygen to the brain.
Use hyperbaric oxygen treatments????
Other diseases like Muscular Dystrophy or Multiple Sclerosis might
also have some genesis
due to oxygen deficit in other parts of the body also. Nerves and muscles
start to fail, sometimes
over multiple years. Other causes are also possible. My knowledge of
these diseases is
limited. Imagine a pair of lungs or a heart that cannot supply
blood/oxygen to some specific
part of the body.
Seeing the young man from Rutgers, who was injured during a football
game, stand on his own lately
(after a spinal injury) suggests that considerable nerve /spinal cord
possible in life.
I know this isn't directly related to radiation. Sorry.
Oh, to do some crude calculation of radioisotopes (radon???) in the
St. Lawrence Seaway,
find the length of the seaway and its average gross sectional area
(perpendicular to the water flow).
Estimate from river flow rate, how much water flows through the whole
seaway in one year.
Then consider how much radon leaks into the St. Lawrence riverbed in one
year. Compute the
river bed average area over the length of the river: this is done by
finding the length of the river and
multiplying by the average river cross-section (a length???). Then factor
in how much radon is
leaked from a square foot (or whatever) of riverbed soil. Find out how
much radon leaks from the riverbed
into the river. Check your units etc. I don't know the answer --- some
radsafe person from Canada
originally asked this question???? Does the radon stay in the river water
or does it just bubble through the
water and exit through the river's surface??? Is the factor of river
laminar versus turbulent flow a
factor in all this???? Dilution is the solution to pollution.???
Maury, did you get another Dog???
Regards, Joseph R. (Joe) Preisig, PhD
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