With more potential uses for more diseases, IVIG gains enhanced awareness for its multimodal properties.
Recent national news regarding the emergency approval of convalescent plasma, or immunoglobulins, as a treatment approach in COVID 19 is significant as well for recognizing the application of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) in other conditions where the immune system also has been severely compromised.
Of course you love your pet, whether that’s a sweet pup, a clever kitty, beautiful bird or whatever pet brings you joy. But did you know these devoted companions can be a boon to our health too?
Given the times in which we live, the many changes and often-unrelenting stress that circumstances have precipitated, we know this has and likely will continue to impact the mental and physical health of our patients – and really, of so many of us on a global scale.
We know you are likely to be very familiar with vitamin D, a naturally occurring hormone produced by the body in response to sunlight. Among its numerous health attributes, including support of our bone health, vitamin D also has been found to affect key cells of the immune system. And now we are learning too that this basic nutrient in which many of us are often deficient can result in neurodegenerative disease and cognitive issues.
I recently read a compelling opinion piece in JAMA Network written by an oncologist who spoke to the current times in which we, practitioners and patients alike, live and to which we must adjust. It is not necessarily an easy adjustment or one that has come without compromise and maybe even some sacrifice.