oxidative stress as key factor in diseases1Oxidative Stress caused, by the body's inability to detoxify reactive oxygen, is a relatively lately known health risk factor, studied extensively in the last two decades.

Oxidative stress does not exhibit any direct symptoms, and therefore its presence and influence are difficult to discover.

However, numerous research studies have linked oxidative stress to several diseases and aging processes:

  • Cardiovascular diseases, including CHF, arteriosclerosis, and myocardial infarction
  • Stroke
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Ulcerous colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Diabetes
  • Some kinds of cancer
 
Oxidative stress levels provide an important measure of CHF exacerbation, frequently before symptoms of the disease are recognized by the patient.