Archive for June, 2010

Natural Remedies For Headaches

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Many people suffer from headaches regularly and both migraine headaches such as migraine headaches can not only be annoying but to be disabling for sufferers.

There are plenty of drugs and medicines that meet a palliative role, but do not solve the problem permanently, because the headache is repeated, because in reality it is a treatable condition but has no definitive cure.


It is not known with certainty the origin of headache and there are several factors that can produce them. However, it is important to know that there are many foods that can help relieve headache and others can increase it instead.

Some foods have an inflammatory effect and anti-inflammatory and act as eat our body through a system called prostaglandins which are the two effects mentioned. (more…)

How to lose weight permanently (the 6 strategies of those who succeed)

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

Approximately one in five are overweight who are undertaking to lose weight managed to lose at least 10% of its weight loss and maintain at least a year.

By studying how to take these people, researchers have identified six strategies that are crucial for sustained weight loss. They analyzed the strategies used by more than 4,000 members of the National Register of weight loss that have lost an average of 33 pounds and maintained that loss on average five years.

lose weight permanently

Just over half of them have lost their weight by dieting with the help of a private program, a doctor or a nutritionist. The other half did it by themselves. Nine out of ten people have lost their weight by combining a low calorie diet and exercise and only 10% did so by cutting calories alone. (more…)

What is it and how to prevent constipation

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

It is called constipation or constipation stools to excessively dry, hard, small or infrequent, due to a slowdown in lavatories or frequency of evacuation. It is considered that the normal rate of discharge varies from three times a week to three times a day.


Must note that constipation is a symptom and not a disease. It is basically a manifestation of a disorder.

Symptoms include abdominal pain, fullness, flatulence (or gas), abdominal discomfort, headache, irritability, poor appetite, and few hard stools, pain in the evacuation, fatigue, tiredness, difficult evacuation, bloating sensation of incomplete rectal evacuation. (more…)

Hypochondria Disorder

Friday, June 11th, 2010

Hypochondria is a health problem mentally and that has as main characteristic the fact that the person believed to be suffering from a serious medical condition that may put their lives at risk.

Hypochondria Disorder

The person suffering from hypochondria adopts an attitude, to the supposed disease that can lead to symptoms that are related to that ailment, although it is healthy. This is a type which can occur sporadically, but usually is chronic and therefore is always present in the life of the person who has it. (more…)

Causes and treatment of arthritis

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Arthritis is the inflammation of one or more joints, which causes pain, swelling, stiffness, among other ailments over the area. Protecting the joint is cartilage, which is responsible for resistance movements and strokes that occur in the joint.


As a result of inflammation, the cartilage wears away and that’s where the signs and symptoms appear. There are several causes of this disease, including:

Overweight or obesity, previous injury and trauma, gout, bacterial, family history, repetitive and excessive movimientos for a period of time on the joint, ankylosing spondylitis, scleroderma, lupus erythematosus and other types of arthritis ( as psoriatic or rheumatoid). (more…)

Myths and facts about cosmetic surgery

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Although it is now common to talk about plastic surgery and to keep abreast of all developments in this branch of medicine, it is also true that there are many myths and truths about it are not always known.

Let us see some of these myths and facts about plastic surgery:
It is a myth the belief that it is the same aesthetic plastic surgery. Both terms are not identical, since they use the terms “plastic surgery” and “cosmetic surgery” interchangeably when in fact it is cosmetic surgery which is responsible for the appearance of a persona, taking the perspective of aesthetic beauty.

cosmetic surgery

It is a fact that cosmetic surgeons can perform plastic surgery, since they are fully qualified to do so. They have knowledge and a high level of training and practice that qualifies them to perform all cosmetic techniques.

Also, it is a fact that treatments such as Botox, liposuction, and microdermabrasion has become very popular with men, increasingly, turning to cosmetic surgery to find solutions to their aesthetic. (more…)


Sunday, June 6th, 2010

Cholera is acute diarrheal infection caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. His transmission case for oral contact, directly or indirectly with feces or contaminated food and in severe cases can lead to dangerous phenomena of dehydration. In the nineteenth century cholera spread repeatedly from its original area around the delta of the Ganges to the rest of the world, giving rise to six pandemics (for pandemic means a manifestation of a disease epidemic on a massive scale, even global) that have killed millions of people around the world.

Vibrio cholerae

The seventh pandemic is still in progress: started in 1961 in South Asia, reaching Africa in 1971 and America in 1991. Today the disease is considered endemic in many countries and the bacterium that causes it has not yet been eliminated from the environment.

The Vibrio cholerae serogroups that cause disease are two Vibrio cholerae 01 and Vibrio cholerae 0139. The most important reservoir of these pathogens are represented by man and water, especially those occurring in brackish estuaries, often rich in algae and plankton. (more…)

Cord Blood contains rich source of Stem Cells

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

When patients who are suffering blood diseases like leukemia, they are often required to undergo a bone marrow transplant, a very invasive and risky procedure. Now, scientists have discovered that plenty of stem cells can be found in the umbilical cords of newborn babies, which present a viable treatment option for a wide range of medical conditions.

The stems cells obtained from a child’s cord blood can be most successfully to treat the donor child. They present a perfect match for the sample, which means that the risk of developing Graft Vs. Host Disease is much lower than it is with a donated stem cell sample. Mothers are also great matches for their children’s cord blood, as gestation in the womb aids their compatibility. Other immediate members of the family can also use a baby’s cord blood, if they are a match. (more…)

The gluten, protein pure

Friday, June 4th, 2010

It is true that gluten is pure protein, contains no carbohydrates and has little starch. However, there is now a weight of foods high in gluten and are promoted as dietary just for possessing small quantities of starch.


But it is also true that you lose something important to the fiber, which is not as successful eating foods high in gluten, preferably eating those that are prepared with flour and having a balanced percentage of gluten and same time have fiber.

Gluten can be found in cereals such as wheat, oats, rye and barley and composes a part of the grain called the endosperm. It is important to know the difference between eating a product which naturally contains gluten feed used in pure gluten is obtained when it is isolated from wheat grain. (more…)

The treatment of anorexia

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Any person suffering from anorexia needs treatment. Treatment aims to help restore a healthy weight and eating habits. It usually includes a medical monitoring and consultations with a psychologist and a dietitian.


Medically treat the consequences of malnutrition, such as osteoporosis, heart problems or depression is the first priority. Hospitalization is necessary for people, well below their healthy weight, including anorexia caused severe medical problems such as dehydration, electrolyte imbalance (calcium, magnesium, potassium, etc.).

Consultations with a psychologist to help to learn healthy ways of thinking about food and body to help overcome some of the consequences of malnutrition (such as the tendency of depression, trouble thinking clearly and to overcome anxiety, work difficulty in daily life, etc..), to help develop its own plan to deal with stress and prevent relapse, etc. .. (more…)

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