Kobkul Sudsuansri, PhD
- Oxidative Stress and Inflammation Damage Markers
Dr Kobkul Sudsuansri received her B.Sc and M.Sc from Mahidol University Thailand, Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of Cincinnati, USA and Post-doctoral from University of Rouan France. After her Post-doctoral in France, she worked as communication director for Functional Laboratory in Paris for more than 15 years. Then she came back and forth between Thailand and France and started her job as consultant and lecturer for Functional Medicine for N-Health Asia etc... Now she works as distributor for Institute of Research Development and Pathology human from France and Genova and Metametrix Clinical Laboratory from USA. She also plans for setting Functional Lab and clinic in Thailand. Her interests are focused on the role of nutrition, gut health, oxidative stress and impaired detoxification in chronic diseases neurodevelopmental, neuropsychiatric, neurodegenerative disorders and cancers including the important role of epigenetic regulation.
Oxidative Stress and antioxidant capacities
In the course of normal human activity energy production, detoxification of pollutants and immunologic defense mechanisms, free radicals are produced. These free radicals are unstable molecules that can extract an electron from a neighboring molecule, causing damage in the process.
Oxidative stress results when this delicate pro-oxidant/antioxidant equilibrium is disrupted in favor of the pro-oxidant (free radical) state.
Inflammation is a way for the body to protect itself from injuries or infections, and inflammation can be caused by smoking, high blood pressure, and high blood sugar.
Excessive inflammation has been linked to heart disease. This can also be bacteria colonizing a wound or a splinter piercing your finger.