Archive for August, 2010

Autoimmune diseases

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Although even today is unknown the origin of autoimmune diseases, there are several theories about why this type of disease appear. As a definition say that so-called autoimmune diseases are those where both the immune system as defenses act in an abnormal way in the way they react to certain cells of the body as if they were his enemies and therefore the damage.

This type of mismatch can affect a body, several or even a tissue that often ends up as changes occur as time passes the immune system will see the area as long as a foreign body.

Autoimmune diseases are very similar to allergies, where the body is an overreaction to a substance that itself does not pose a health hazard.

Among the organs and tissues that are most affected by this problem are the skin, muscles, joints, blood cells and some blood components, as well as some glands like the pancreas or thyroid.

Although there is no consensus about what are the causes of autoimmune disease, some theories are dumped on the fact of a genetic predisposition, or also the effect of viruses, bacteria and other microorganisms or certain medicines. (more…)

Drinking water lose weight

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

We all know the beneficial effects it brings to our bodies and drinking water. Experts recommend at least two liters a day. Well now also take advantage of its benefits as sewage, as it draws the toxins and as essential hydrating the body, a group of U.S. researchers have discovered that it is a perfect recipe for losing weight.

drinking water

Brenda Davy, a researcher at the Department of Human Nutrition, Nutrition and Exercise at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg (Virginia) announced the results of a specialist who graduated as a very important finding, since she and her team managed show that drinking two glasses of water before meals to lose weight makes it easier for the elderly and middle aged. (more…)

Eye floaters: dry eye, and psychological training

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

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During the exploration of different treatments for eye floaters on the Internet, fascinated by the amount of search results on the treatment of dry eyes and psychological training. First, dry eye is a serious disease that adversely affect your eyesight. Nevertheless, it has visualized a small impact on the way floaters eye.

Dry eye is through evaporation, in most cases – a result of dehydration. For this reason, a water imbalance can lead to problems because the vitreous is more than ninety percent water. (more…)

Anatomy of the knee

Friday, August 27th, 2010

It is common to hear that someone has a problem with his knee, familiar with terms such as sprains, cruciate ligament tears, meniscal injuries or osteoarthritis, but not always know which anatomical structure referred to the injury.

Anatomy of the knee

Here in general such as the knee joint, the largest of all the joints of the body. It connects the thigh and leg can be divided into two halves, an upper half, or femoral meniscal proximal and lower distal or meniscotibial.

They are part of this joint the distal femur, proximal tibia and patella. These bones are associated in close contact with each other. To ensure that contact between the surfaces produces a subtle movement and pain in the knee joint, like all the joint surfaces in the body, they use a very soft, whitish hyaline cartilage layer. (more…)

Exercise and its benefits on the brain

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

There is a clear connection between physical, mental and physical activity, and therefore science has begun studying the positive effects of physical exercise and brain function.

Exercise benefits

At first it was thought that the positive effects were caused by blood flow increases significantly when you perform physical activity. Since brain cells oxygen and nutrients better and as a consequence are healthier.

However, although this is an important point, exercise varied effects on the brain and which are not only caused by increased nutrient supply. (more…)

Gynecomastia, Causes and Treatment

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Gynecomastia is a type of pathology which is enlarged male breast tissue and usually occurs in stages of human life in which he goes through hormonal changes, may be the childhood, adolescence or old age.


Usually, this type of benign condition is caused by different hormonal changes, which may include estrogen increase or decrease in androgens (testosterone).

In some cases, gynecomastia may be associated with other diseases, which should be ruled out before making a diagnosis. The other pathologies may be tumors, drug use, congenital syndromes, thyroid disease, liver disease, lung and testicular cancer. Since in some cases, gynecomastia is present only as a symptom. (more…)

Young and cholesterol

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

“Junk food” is something that young people love and can eat every day with no idea of the harm that this practice together with other bad habits can bring to your health.

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Abuse of junk food and lack of physical activity, cause every day is more often the problem of high cholesterol in an age group that until very recently was not affected.

U.S. experts, after an investigation, say the health risks that can yield this behavior in youth aged 20 years who are faced with an elevated cholesterol level well above normal. (more…)

Seborrheic Dermatitis

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Seborrheic dermatitis is a dermatosis erythemato-squamous very common, representing about 7% of consultations in dermatology and reached 1-3% of the population. It varies depending on age. Rare before puberty, its peak is between 18 and 40 years with a strong male predominance. After age 40, its frequency decreases and it affects virtually the men.

Seborrheic Dermatitis

The diagnosis is mainly clinical. The lesions are erythematous, scaly plaques with ill-defined, covered with scales more or less adherent. The affected skin areas correspond to areas rich in sebaceous glands and / or rich in keratin, which are descending order of frequency: the scalp, face, the middle parts of the trunk. The main functional signs are itching associated with burning surface.

Scalp seborrheic dermatitis is highly variable intensity, clinical presentation ranges from simple dandruff to the most severe forms where lesions may coalesce into plaques covering the entire scalp. (more…)

Tendonitis in bodybuilding

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Tendonitis is quite simply a tendon inflation only lasts about 48-72 hours, whose clinical manifestation is simple and obvious it spontaneously localized pain, tenderness or mobility. The basic problem arising from the condition of a chronic injury to no therapeutic remedies in due course.


When we become chronic tendonitis to a tendinosis, a situation that for many people seems to have no medical solution, when the reality is very different, it is possible to cure most chronic tendonitis, avoiding surgery, simply by reviewing in detail the causes that have given rise to the inflammatory process evolves and lasts over time.

Whatever the underlying cause of the process, the phenomenon responsible for the intimate frame will be a change in the capillary micro-circulation of the tendon, with the consequent worsening of blood flow that provides oxygen and nutrients to the fibroblasts. (more…)

Fluid retention causes and solutions

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

More common than desired fluid retention is a problem that affects many people and produces multiple ailments. However, it can be prevented and when they are mounted can be remedied.

Fluid retention

Fluid retention also known as dropsy is the accumulation of water and other liquids in various parts of the body, being the most common ankles, hands, legs and abdomen and is usually generated by an imbalance that is caused by a metabolic change in the body.

As main symptoms are a feeling of heaviness especially in the legs, also shows a swelling in ankles and abdomen, then generalized to the entire body. Obviously, all these symptoms will lead to the weight gain and general feeling of heaviness, weakness and cramps. (more…)

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