Thursday, August 9, 2012

Another way to deal with oxidative stress which is generated with hip revision surgery

So, how does this topic relate to the hip? Hip revisions cause oxidative stress. In patients with a very healthy immune system (which is likely many patients receiving hip revisions), the immune system is able to deal with the oxidative stress such there is no cancer repercussion. If however, you are a patient who has cancer or who is in remission and you have a hip revision, it is probable that the inflammation may cause oxidative stress and the dormant cancer or the cancer in remission could reoccur.

This article is a about how you might deal with this oxidative stress if created.  In this case through sports and activity.
Int J Sports Med. 2011 Dec;32(12):960-4. Epub 2011 Nov 17.

Sport and oxidative stress in oncological patients.


Institute of Cardiovascular Research and Sport Medicine, Department of Molecular and Cellular Sport Medicine, German Sports University Cologne, Germany.


Oxidative stress is thought to be an important factor in the onset, progression and recurrence of cancer. In order to investigate how it is influenced by physical activity, we measured oxidative stress and antioxidative capacity (aoC) in 12 women with breast cancer and 6 men with prostate cancer, before and after long hiking trips. Before the hike, the men had a ROS-concentration of 1.8±0.6 mM H2O2 and an aoC of 0.7±0.6 mM Trolox-equivalent (Tro), while the women had a ROS-concentration of 3.1±0.7 mM H2O2 and an aoC of 1.2±0.2 mM Tro. After the hike, women showed no significant change in ROS and a significant increase in aoC (1.3±0.2 mM Tro), while the ROS concentration in men increased significantly (2.1±0.3 mM H2O2) and their aoC decreased (0.25±0.1 mM Tro). After a regenerative phase, the ROS concentration of the men decreased to 1.7±0.4 mM H2O2 and their aoC recovered significantly (1.2±0.4 mM Tro), while the women presented no significant change in the concentration of H2O2 but showed an ulterior increase in antioxidant capacity (2.05±0.43 mM Tro). From this data we conclude that physical training programs as for example long distance hiking trips can improve the aoC in the blood of oncological patients.

[comment by connie: Oxidative stress is a well documented process which occurs with hip revisions as well. If you type in oxidative stress into the blog search bar, you can examine all of the evidence for this occurrence. You can start with this post:]

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