Archive for May, 2011

How to prevent legionella

Friday, May 20th, 2011

prevent legionella

The disease occurs in two different ways, with different degrees of seriousness. It causes a mild form of infection very similar to a syndrome like-flu. It is shown with fever, headache, muscle pain, which resolved within 48 hours. In the light shape the symptoms are so slight and soft that the person does not even notice the infection.

Very important it is the prevention, which consists of monitoring and the possible remediation of water supply where it is found the presence of the bacterium. These tasks belong to operators of nursing homes, hospitals and facilities with ample water supply. In the case of condominiums, it is for the control of the building. (more…)

How to prevent and treat candida in women

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

prevent candida

Candida is a fungal infection that affects in particular women and extends mainly in the private parts. Want to know how to treat and prevent vaginal yeast infection? Follow carefully this article and you’ll know.

Prevent the emergence of candidates is not easy. The yeast is manifested mainly due to a decrease in vaginal flora also due to a change in pH or continuous use of antibiotic treatments that destroy our domestic defenses. Prevention means first of all maintain a stable bacterial flora. (more…)

What is serotonin?

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that is located in the central nervous system and is related to mood. The main functions of serotonin highlights the appetite by regulating satiety, body temperature control, balance sexual desire, controlling cognitive functions and motor activity.

what is serotonin

Together with dopamine and norepinephrine, serotonin is involved with other neurotransmitters that are related to anguish, anxiety and fear, as well as, with the alimentary problems; it is also necessary to produce melatonin, a protein that is produced in the brain, pineal gland that helps regulate sleep. From dusk till dawn, serotonin remains high. (more…)

How to control cholesterol

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

control cholesterol

Monitor the levels of fats in the blood means to defend themselves from attack and stroke. Often, however, also knowledge of the most effective means of prevention is scarce. In short, this problem can still unscathed.

If diet and physical activity did not prove sufficient, often becomes necessary to resort to drugs. As a rule, when the values of the cholesterol (LDL) are superior to 160, but every case goes appraised based on the general clinical situation. The drugs most widely used and effective statins are still acting causing a rapid lowering of cholesterol. (more…)


Sunday, May 15th, 2011

Dermatitis is a skin disease, characterized by the appearance of eczema in the skin and redness and may be of various kinds. No cure, dermatitis is treatable but is always latent and is extremely uncomfortable for sufferers. Below we describe a little more about the disease.

atopic dermatitis

The most common and widespread is atopic dermatitis, with some genetic component, usually occurs in people with family antecedents with allergic record. Although not proven its relationship with allergies, it is true that factors such as diet, exposure to dust, or external agents such as cold, humidity and wind have much influence of the skin.

Typically, that already appears in newborns and in most cases disappears during puberty. If not, it will be chronic dermatitis outbreaks will increase stress and during the winter. (more…)

Types of Sleep Disorders

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Sleep disorders are a common malady of modern society. Although sleep problems are usually the most popular related lack of sleep, including insomnia, the truth is that there are three groups of sleep disorders.

sleep disorders

Thus the first group of sleep disorders is excessive daytime sleepiness or sleep. People suffering this type of illness spend the day tired and sleepy continuous. The best known is narcolepsy, which of unknown origin, has like symptoms, sudden daytime sleep attacks, which can cause sufferers to fall asleep anywhere, even to suffer hallucinations fleeting. Once diagnosed fought with stimulants. (more…)

How to prepare for a yoga session

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Yoga is a physical, mental discipline by many utilities. For example, it helps to relax and definitely gives you a better sense of self and the world around us.

prepare Yoga

To practice yoga, the best would be appropriate to take classes but in scarcity of these also follow some explanatory dvd. But what is often overlooked by such media is adequate preparation for the several years of this discipline. This instruction will help you really understand how to prepare in the best way.

Before you experiment with different yoga positions you need to follow some basic rules that will promote relaxation and help you in the best performance of the positions themselves. First, before it begins you wait for at least three hours after eating. It is also essential that you be released or that the bladder and bowel are empty. (more…)

Caring for a patient to hospital with serious problems

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

It is not easy to face the serious illness of a relative, especially if the events fall dramatically within a few hours. Here we describe some instructions how to care patients in hospital:

care patient in hospital

First you must find the courage to smile at the patient even if the clinical situation is desperate. Especially in the case of heart disease, you always say that the situation is under control and that there is absolutely nothing to worry about. You have to be convincing and reassuring, cool and determined without ever leaking no emotion.

If you can make some jokes and talks animatedly about this and less as if nothing special was happening. This attitude will convince the patient that this is a simple matter and is in no danger. Do not whisper to anyone, especially not to make signs and do not collapse. (more…)

How and when do a PAP test

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

pap test

The Pap test means a test which all gynecologic women of childbearing age and after menopause should have regular, this after discovering that it is extremely effective as a means of prevention against cancer of the uterine body.

The PAP test is a test performed by a gynecologist absolutely not obligatory for women, whose importance as a means of preventing cervical cancer is now undisputed. This tumor is known for sure that caused by a viral infection or by a virus transmitted through sexual contact, papillomavirus (HPV).

The first conventional PAP smears should be done after the age of 18 (the period in which is supposed to have initiated the first sexual intercourse), continuing until the age of 35 years with at least once a year (this is the band’s age of increased incidence of suspicious cell changes); between 35 and 65 years can lower the frequency of checks every three years, after 65 years, this survey is used mainly to assess the state of the mucosa. (more…)

ANA and MIA, Anorexia and Bulimia

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Anorexia and Bulimia are two most dangerous disease of the 21st century. ANA and MIA, as well are known. Anorexia can be considered an alteration by default, habits and / or involved in feeding behavior. There is a concern about gaining weight and eating, while bulimia is the strong state of anxiety and a pathological need to ingest large quantities of food. You can not suppress your appetite.


Here, we will help you finish with these two diseases. Meet some of the most effective treatments. The fact is that there are multiple techniques for treating anorexia nervosa and bulimia: the particular case requires an adaptation of these techniques, considering the complexity of situations and personal relationships.

The first is self-help groups. Offer intensive outpatient treatment and group. Highly effective, only five percent of patients on this treatment regimen should be detained. (more…)

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