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It’s somehow not customary to talk about colon problems in our country. This is not your heart, and not even your teeth. Here you can openly talk and sympathize, and advise. But how do you talk about hemorrhoids? Meanwhile, if every person over 40 regularly examined his gut, there would be much less problems.
Alas, so far this is far. Today in Russia, 45,000 people get colon cancer annually. The main risk group is people over 60 years old, however, among patients, about 20% of those who are still very far from retirement.
The exact causes of this, as, indeed, of any other cancer, are not fully understood. But one thing is clear: colon and rectal cancer is a disease of civilization. In those parts of the world where people still earn their livelihood by hunting and fishing, where it is customary to move around not on wheels, but on their own, where the air is saturated with smells of earth and grass, not gasoline and asphalt, this ailment and rumor did not hear. Continue reading
For a long time, science believed that yawning comes from a lack of oxygen. Like, breathing deeply with a yawn, a person unconsciously feeds himself with the necessary gas. But experiments did not confirm the hypothesis. Do you know that we are starting to yawn not only from tiredness and drowsiness? Yawning is a helpful reaction that can alert you to illness.
Perhaps a yawn cools the brain
The yawning phenomenon haunts researchers. Studying a yawning man, scientists, for example, found that coolness around the head reduces craving for yawning. The subjects put a cold towel on their forehead – and they, a minute ago, frantically yawning, ceased to open their mouths soundlessly. Replacing a cold compress with a warm one, the researchers noticed that yawning was returning and intensifying. Continue reading
Doctors, speaking of polypous rhinosinusitis (the disease is so correctly called), always mention a bunch of grapes. Like, polyps in the nose are very similar to her in shape. However, the similarity ends here: unlike grapes, polyps do not promise any pleasant sensations. On the contrary, they noticeably worsen the quality of life of the sick person with this ailment.
The main thing is not to miss the moment
Polyps are a benign tumor that begins to grow in the sinuses and descends into the nasal cavity, blocking the respiratory passage. This causes not only breathing problems, but also chronic fatigue, and sometimes even hearing loss. Unfortunately, “catching” the disease at its source is quite difficult. The formation of polyps is a process that can take several years. And at first, people simply do not attach importance to minor ailments like a mild runny nose and a slight stuffy nose. A doctor is usually consulted when more serious symptoms appear: Continue reading