Could rotten eggs cut surgery pain?


Rotten eggs could have hidden powers

The gas that gives stink bombs their rotten-egg smell could help patients undergoing surgery.

Scientists in the America have discovered that hydrogen sulphide seems to have a protective effect on organs such as the liver during the stress of an operation.

During tests on mice, researchers at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, found that the gas seemed to reduce inflammation caused when a scalpel cuts through tissue.

It also reduced the amount of oxidative stress, a process by which the body reacts to injury or disease by releasing harmful oxygen-rich molecules, called free radicals, that can attack tissue and cause permanent damage.

It is already known that hydrogen sulphide can reduce blood pressure by helping cells in the lining of blood vessels to dilate, allowing blood to flow more freely. 

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