Oxidative Stress is what happens when your body does not have enough antioxidants to neutralize free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that react with other substances in your body to damage cells or create abnormal ones. Free radicals are unavoidable and are created naturally as your body performs its everyday functions.
Oxidative Stress leads to many pathophysiological conditions in the body. Some of these include cardiovascular disease, heart attack, stroke, neurodegenerative disease, atherosclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, fragile X syndrome, Type II diabetes, cancer, Parkinson's Disease, Alzeheimer's disease, and premature aging.
Antioxidants are needed in each cell of the body for optimal cell energy and function. Imbalance between oxidants and antioxidants is the underlying basis of oxidative stress.
Oxidative Stress is one of the many physiological parameters detected by our scanners.