A REGIONAL SURVEY ON THE BENEFITS OF OXIDATIVE STRESS MANAGEMENT AS CANCER THERAPY IN KERALA
John Thomas*, Jisha James and Arun M. S.
Socio-economic status of Kerala boost the practice of fast food culture in life. Importing of food items from other states leads to adulteration of food item and this intensified uses of pesticides. Research has revealed that the continued oxidative stress can lead to chronic inflammation, which in turn could mediate most chronic diseases including cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular, neurological and pulmonary diseases. Chemotherapy including immunotherapy, radiation are still prominent as the ways of treatment for cancer. In the survey we had analyzed, the benefits of a practicing method as cancer therapy in Kerala by using plant extracts of Simarouba glauca and Annona muricata to reduce the oxidative stress. The survey results found that it was effective against various type of diseases especially different types of Cancers to prevent it's progression. We have seen that the decoction taken as per guidelines given by 'Swanthana sparsam' organization, Trichur was highly effective and is able to manage cancer to a wide extend. Along with this, the comparison study of the cost effectiveness of the treatment has seen that the oxidative stress management is highly cost effective and showed better results and many of the people surveyed are leading normal life in comparison to the modern medicine.
Keywords: Oxidative stress management, cancer, reactive oxygen species, guidelines.
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