Did You Know that There is an Advanced Device that is Able to Diagnose 17 Different Diseases From a Single Breath?
Nowadays, the technology is extremely advanced and we are even able to diagnose a disease by simply breathing in a handheld device.
Even since ancient times doctors were trying to analyze the breath of a patient in order to detect the presence of a disease.
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We are happy to say that today researchers have invented a new system that is able to detect the type of disease you are suffering from just by an analysis of the patient’s breath.
Scientists state that kidney disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, some cancers and many other conditions could be detected by this amazing device. This new system is able to detect up to 17 serious diseases.
This device is compared to a breathalyzer and is known by its name Na-Nose. According to a study published in the journal ACS Nano, Na-Nose is able to determine the type of disease with 86% accuracy.
The chemical composition of a person’s breath is determined by the use of nano-rays. Specific organic compounds that are characteristic of a condition are emitted by a certain disease.
The different patterns of the 17 conditions release specific compounds. That is how the Na-Nose is able to recognize a certain disease.
The unique ‘breath signature’ that every disease has is what makes a distinction between diseases.
This new device is able to detect the disease 9 out of 10 times accurately. It was tested on 1,400 people from a large number of different countries in the world.
Besides being able to detect the breath print of a disease, it also recognizes a presence of another disease.
This device imitates human’s or dog’s sense of smell in order to analyze the breath of a patient, explains the leading researcher Hossam Haick from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in a YouTube video.
This analysis shows that the Na-Nose is able to determinate whether the patient is experiencing a certain disease or it is in a perfect condition. This amazing new device is also able to predict the risk of a certain disease in the near future.
The early detection of some diseases is one of the main benefits of this device. People who suffer from serious diseases will have a greater chance of survival. Na-Nose will increase the survival rates by 10 to 70%, explains Hossam Haick.
Low-cost, easy use and immediate results are other benefits of such technology.
Breath as a Diagnostic Device
If you want to diagnose many illnesses, the breath is an excellent material, states Hossim Haick. With using this new device, you will have a pleasant and safe type of taking samples.
However, you should know that this is not a completely new idea. In the last decade, researchers have worked on such tests for cystic fibrosis and tuberculosis.The body produces four times more acetic acid than a healthy organism in the case of cystic fibrosis.
The Na-Nose device will be available on the markets soon, even though until now it has been used on thousands of patients.
We will have to welcome new technology in our lives in order to make them better. With this device we will be able to save many lives.