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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

sports patches

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

Green tea, red tea, black tea or white tea?

Green tea

Tea is a Chinese traditional drink, now widespread and consumed around the world.

One can distinguish different types of tea although resulting from the same plant, or from the plant known by the name of Camellia sinensis; what differentiates them from each other are the origins of the plant, the collection and the manufacturing process.

Then we go to discover the main differences and the medicinal properties of the most popular tea! Read more

Summer: How to protect yourselves from the heat?

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The summer: there are those who adores her and is waiting the whole winter, but whoever bears little. It is said that the heat do not defend ourselves, while the cold …. “Just cover well.”

True, the heat makes you sweat, it hurts sleep, can make nerve and procure stress, can weaken and make you feel exhausted, increases the risk of dehydration and gastrointestinal disorders. Read more

Drinking lots of water is good for your diet!

Drinking water

When you’re dieting, one of the recommendations is that all will turn to drink so much water, but unfortunately there are people who have never thirsty! Why is it so important to drink a lot? And what strategies can be adopted to be able to drink more to keep you healthy and lose weight?

How much water you need to drink during the day?

The amount of water to drink in a day depends on many factors. The age, the work activity carried out, the physically inactive, the presence or absence of disease, the season (climate and humidity). However, in general, it is good to drink at least 1.5 / 2 liters of water per day. Read more

How to Care for Teeth at Christmas

Care for Teeth

Christmas is just around the corner and from now until the Kings pass, will be a continuum of dinners, reunions and celebrations.

Beyond the couple of extra kilos with which we usually release the New Year, our teeth can also suffer the excesses of the typical binges this time. Therefore, it is important to pay extra attention to oral care.

To begin, it is important to know that the typical sweets of these parties (because they are high in sugar) can lead to tooth decay and also increased tooth sensitivity and enamel damage. In our post about foods that stain teeth or damage you can find more information on this topic. Read more

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