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10 health curiosity that you dare not ask!

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Some health curiosity are too embarrassing or obscure to them to friends and family. Fortunately, in these cases comes in Google. The world’s most used search engine is not intended as a medical substitute; however, it can often be very valuable. A simple search such as “What if …”, can bring up a list of wanted things to others, revealing what goes through people’s minds frequently (for the most part really strange things).

The main concerns, which cloud our minds, seem to relate their health and body. Here are the 10 most common health curiosity sought to Google, beginning with “is normal …?” Read more

Colds, sinusitis and allergic rhinitis: What are the differences?

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While some respiratory diseases such as pneumonia, asthma and allergies are well-defined in the popular imagination, colds, sinusitis and allergic rhinitis have inflammation of the airways in which it is easy to become confused. Let’s find out the differences of these diseases.

What is the difference between colds, sinusitis and allergic rhinitis?

The common cold is a viral infection (so is contracted through direct or indirect contagion with another infected person), which affects the nose, throat and airways; It is very common and usually resolves in one or two weeks; It can also be a manifestation of the influence.

The sinusitis, however, is a sinus infection which can be acute or chronic, and that occurs when the sinuses become swollen and inflamed. Sinusitis is usually caused by a virus, and often persists even after other respiratory symptoms resolved. In rare cases, fungi or bacteria can cause an infection of the sinus. Even allergies, nasal polyps, infections to the teeth, or a deviated septum can trigger sinusitis.

Finally, the allergic rhinitis, also called hay fever, occurs when the immune system overreacts to particles in the air that is breathed, (if within them is present an allergen to which it is sensitive). The immune system then causes symptoms such as sneezing and runny nose. The particles are called allergens, which means that they can cause an allergic reaction. Read more

How to treat a cold

Flu or Cold

Colds – a generic name of diseases caused by different viruses. If you feel that you start to get sick, stay home, do not go to work. Labour exploits bad impact on your health and the health of your colleagues.

Do not rush to shoot down low-grade fever – it shows that the body is fighting the disease. With a cold drink as much fluid: cranberry, cranberry and black currant juice, lemon tea (preferably green), a decoction of quince with fruit and rich broth of apple peel.

Well-ventilated area where the patient spend there wet cleaning every day. Read more

How to cure nail fungus

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One of the most common problems among people is definitely the nail fungus, which affects the feet more of the hands. Because of this disorder, there are micro parasites that grow and proliferate in humid parts and in particularly hot seasons.

This problem, besides being a damage to the nails, is definitely an unsightly nuisance, since the transformed mycosis nails changing the color, shape and texture.

Treat fungal infections: feet dry

It is good practice to keep the feet dry always and especially clean because, as we advance in our introduction, the parasites of fungi grow in moist environments. Read more

How to tell if you suffer from hypertension

suffer from hypertension

The blood pressure is a fairly common disease that, if underestimated, can greatly increase the risk factors to health or even death.

15% of the population suffer from this disease, mainly affects adults and in greater shape women after menopause.

But how can you tell if you suffer from hypertension or high blood pressure? Today in our blog, we will help you to understand how to recognize cases of hypertension.

Hypertension: invisible symptoms

As anticipated, hypertension is a common disease, which can cause serious problems such as coronary heart disease, heart failure, strokes, kidney failure.

When it comes to pressure, it is the force exerted by blood against the walls of the arteries, so if the pressure is high, the force will be greater than the standard values. If the pressure stays high for too long, the entire body could suffer major damage. Read more

Cardiac arrhythmias: When the heart beats in a disorderly manner?

Cardiac arrhythmias

The cardiac arrhythmias are disorders of the normal beat (rhythm) of the heart. They can appear at any age. Both in people who do not suffer from any disease – especially among young people and defined idiopathic (without apparent cause) – or in patients already suffering from cardiovascular diseases important and therefore secondary to heart failure, valvular heart disease (valvular abnormalities functionality), ischemia of the arteries coronary (narrowing or occlusion of the vessels that carry blood and oxygen to the heart muscle). Read more

How to relieve the symptoms of osteoarthritis knee

osteoarthritis knee

The Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that causes cartilage wear. It is a disease that can cause functional disability, and mainly affects the joint cartilage, very often the hands, knees, hips and spine.

There are few cases where a knee osteoarthritis become so severe as to make it difficult to perform daily activities, but in the worst cases it becomes a disabling and crippling disease, and it may be even needed a knee replacement.

Those suffering from osteoarthritis and what are the symptoms?

Contrary to popular belief, arthritis is not exclusively a disease of old age: anyone can develop it regardless of age, but what is certain is that with increasing age increases its frequency, and is more common in women and in genetically predisposed individuals.

One of the most feared symptoms of osteoarthritis is pain, which in its early stages occurs when you make sudden movements or efforts that affect the joints. This pain is usually relieved by rest, but the advance of the disease can occur more frequently and with greater intensity. Those suffering from knee osteoarthritis may also have inability to move normally, and usually undergoes a progressive deformation of the affected joint. Read more

Summer is coming, let’s keep in shape

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The birds began to sing, the days have become longer, the sun began to warm days and take away the greyness of winter. Finally, all we feel more energized, with more desire to do and explore.

We are very close to the much-awaited summer, the time of year we all dream of and we look forward to, thanks to holidays we’re all waiting for a whole year. Finally, just missing and needed rest will be ours!

All beautiful, all good but as soon as we stop to think about what it takes to heat, summer, the sun and the sea, a shiver runs us back: the dreaded swimsuit season is upon us! And now, how do I overcome it free, certain of having done everything possible to reach our best form? No problem, we take care to give you some advice! Read more

The sports patches remedy for injuries

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The sports or elastotaping patches are for some years now a presence increasingly evident in shots of the protagonists of the various sports athletes. Footballers, tennis players and swimmers, and others, in various parts of the body are decorated fact of colorful stickers. But this is not a simple habit: as a newly exploded fashion, elastotaping or Kinesio taping Kinesio bandages or even actually is a serious therapeutic technique and accredited, born almost fifty years ago to treat muscular problems and orthopedic nature sports and more. To do that you are not using drugs but precisely colored adhesive plasters that, through bio-mechanical action, stimulate the self-healing processes of the tissues.

To introduce for the first time the kinesio bandage was the Japanese chiropractor and acupuncturist Kenzo Kase in the 70s, following the treatment he arrived in the United States and also spread to Italy ten years ago. Read more

Metabolic Diseases

Metabolic Diseases

Today I want to talk about a topic much discussed and important: the metabolic diseases.

Often we hear of metabolism, accelerating the metabolism of substances, problems of metabolism … but what is it?

The metabolism is nothing but the set of physical and chemical changes to produce useful energy, to grow, to function properly, in short, to realize all the functions necessary to live. That is why we hear about so often and is so important!

It performs two main tasks: to produce energy from large molecules, such as those that we introduce with the power (lipids, proteins, carbohydrates, etc.) And use energy to build complex molecules useful to cells (amino acids, nucleotides, mono-saccharides, DC.).

Unfortunately, in some cases, metabolism cannot guarantee the success of his work complex. It is metabolic diseases, primarily genetic, involving enzymes, hormones or other substances responsible for the chemical reactions of metabolism and that cause diseases at the level of organs or systems. Read more

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