Archive for October, 2010

Obstructive sleep apnea, obesity risk

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

Obesity brings with it many problems Health as diabetes, hypertension, high levels of bad cholesterol and also people who are obese are likely to develop the so-called Syndrome Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

The apnea is a period of time during sleep when breathing is interrupted between 10 and 30 seconds. This can take the person to situations of danger heart attacks or strokes.

According to experts such events can happen about four times a night. In these situations the person will not rust through so right and so other mechanisms come into play such as tachycardia and hypertension, all intimately related to vascular problems, cardiac and neuronal.

Generally, people who suffer from this problem often snore though this is not necessarily a sign indicating that it suffers from obstructive apnea. (more…)

Heart failure

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

Inability of the heart to assume its function of pump and propulsion of blood to meet the metabolic needs of the organization. Heart failure is the result of most cardiac pathologies, it is common and serious, because its mortality is estimated at 50% at 5 years.

Heart failure (or ventricular) may be secondary to left:

  • Hypertension by chronic increase of afterload with left ventricular hypertrophy
  • A valvular (narrowing or aortic insufficiency or mitral)
  • Ischemic heart disease (reduction or stoppage of blood flow in one or more arteries of the heart),
  • Hypertensive cardiomyopathy, toxic, or deficiency (beri beri)
  • Obstructive cardiomyopathy
  • Myocarditis (myocarditis, inflammatory rheumatic or Chagas disease, common in South America)
  • Arrhythmias,
  • Profound anemia
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Ischemic by coronary atherosclerosis

Heart failure (or ventricular) is right most often follows:

  • Left heart failure + + +
  • Pulmonary hypertension, itself caused by a lung disease (chronic bronchitis, emphysema, pulmonary embolism)
  • CHD
  • Mitral stenosis
  • Chronic lung disease

Chronic heart failure:
Often a consequence of hypertension in the small or large circulation, during which the heart muscle to pump against the increased pressure in the vessels. The ventricle must provide more work. (more…)

Fibromyalgia, yoga may relieve your symptoms

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

The yoga is recommended to help alleviate some problems, since in practice including meditation and movement, and stretching soft. Today it was discovered that the Yoga may relieve symptoms Fibromyalgia, a chronic pain syndrome among other things brings fatigue and chronic fatigue.


A study by the Health and Science University of Oregon in Portland Formed two groups of 25 women each, all diagnosed with fibromyalgia, the members of one group were told they had to take a yoga class for two hours once a week for eight weeks and forming the other group were told to continue their normal routine of treatment. (more…)

Some myths and truths of coffee

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Among the universal habits undoubtedly drinking coffee at breakfast and after dinner, is one of the most pleasurable. Not only that, but also the tool most used to get extra power offered by caffeine.

myth of coffee

No doubt coffee has great benefits but also likely to be unhealthy for our bodies. That’s why here clarify the most frequent questions on the consumption of this rich but sometimes dangerous drinking.

Is good the coffee for our body?
Well, mainly, everything should be eaten in moderation. Even in the best interest of coffee, is that reduces the risk of Parkinson’s and diabetes. As explained above, due to its caffeine content and energy that this brings, helps overcome depression. But be careful, because all these benefits depend on the dose consumed. (more…)

Tips to avoid food poisoning

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Due to the change station for which we are going through, it is necessary to take certain precautions on the use of certain food. That’s why this series of points by which you can easily prevent possible food poisoning.

food poisoning

First, it may seem obvious, do not forget to look out on the date of packaging of red or white meat. If possible, choose products whose expiration date is not on the same day to be acquired.

In the case of choosing red meat consumption, greater emphasis must realize that it is very fresh. At the time of check its expiration date, it is important to make it as far as possible from the date of consumption. Before cooking, try wash true the food. Above all, if it is food as vegetables that will be consumed in the shell. (more…)

Diabetes and light foods

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

There is a belief by many diabetic that consuming light products besides being well-nourished with a balanced diet to replace them. It is also common to think that such foods no calories and therefore are harmless to your health.

This is a grave error, usually a healthy eating must be planned, so eating plenty of problems to bring people without diabetes, the more those who are diabetic and must eat adequate strength.

Diabetes as you know is a high concentration of blood sugar that causes the body’s inability to consume it. Many people with Type 2 diabetes (Non-insulin dependent) have developed this condition by their poor eating habits, with a large surplus of calories and a sedentary lifestyle.

The fact believe that consuming light food the solution has been encouraged because these products are found everywhere within reach hand, but in no way solve the problems of diabetes or obesity. (more…)

Dandruff and hair health

Monday, October 25th, 2010

There are two types of dandruff: fat and dry. Based on that are part of the first or second category, care will be different. Dandruff is usually fat result of untreated hair. This problem can lead to hair loss, scalp and suffocate.

men dendruff

One of the easiest ways to remedy this evil which many men is to use a clay mask green. With this, first we treat the excess sebum from the scalp. They are not attacking the roots with products that are too strong prioritizing the use of mild shampoos. (more…)

Benefits of Vitamin B3

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

Vitamin B3, is a very beneficial nutrient to prevent and combat ailments and diseases that afflict our body. Among the advantages of its use can be noted that high-dose anti-cholesterol is a nutrient that is essential to prevent cardiovascular disease.

This is the main element in the fight against pellagra, a disease whose main symptoms are diarrhea, skin diseases and signs of dementia. It is used to combat mental disorders, emotional instability, persecution complex and a feeling of insecurity.

In addition, Vitamin B3 is involved in the processes of digestion and prevent gastrointestinal disorders by a malfunction of the intestinal flora. Also participates in the synthesis of various hormones such as sex, thyroid and insulin. (more…)

What is the Glycemic Index?

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

In many food labels specifying a figure known as glycemic index (GI) is being considered as important by consumers. The Glycemic Index (GI) is a parameter to measure the insulin response to different types of carbohydrates produced in our body. The concept was invented by Dr. David J. Jenkins and colleagues in 1981 at the University of Toronto.

GI has been established for many foods, according to the increase in blood glucose after ingestion compared with a defined standard, such as increased blood sugar after eating white bread or glucose.

Initially it was accepted that sugars or simple carbohydrates (glucose, sucrose, lactose) produced a glycemic responses faster than the complex carbohydrates (starch, glycogen). However, certain starches can produce a more pronounced maximum glycemic sugars such as sucrose. This is because such starches, rapidly absorbed, have a highly branched structure that facilitates the hydrolytic action of the amylase and the subsequent release of glucose.

The answers vary sugars, dextrose produces higher blood glucose than sucrose and fructose results in response curves relatively flat blood glucose compared to sucrose or dextrose. (more…)

Spine, Spondylolisthesis

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

The back injury that is the forward slip of one vertebra over another is known as spondylolisthesis, usually occurs in children between 9 and 14 years as well as in athletes who undergo the backbone to much stress as in the release, wrestling, dance, golf, football, powerlifting, weightlifting and gymnastics.


Isthmic spondylolisthesis, which is the most common form of this condition can be caused by a faulty gene on bone formation of the vertebrae, and secondly the physical stresses applied to the vertebral column components break weak or inadequately trained, so that repeated heavy lifting, bending, or twisting can cause small fractures in the vertebral structure and cause the slippage of one vertebra over another. It is usually the fifth or last lumbar vertebra (L5) that slips past on the first sacral vertebra (S1). (more…)

Find Health & Nursing Advices