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Parkinson’s disease affects millions of people all over the world, making the neurons completely die or damaging them. It leads to a loss of mobility due to the reduction of part of the nerve cells and the lack of the neurotransmitter dopamine produced by them. Its deficiency leads to increased inertia and slower cognitive processes. Predisposition to this disease can be inherited.
Until now, the means for resuming growth or neuron activity did not exist, therefore, there was the only symptomatic treatment for this disease.
The diagnosis of the disease includes the examination of the patient by a neurologist and a number of studies, in particular, computer or magnetic resonance imaging of the brain. Based on their results, the doctor makes a diagnosis and prescribes a treatment that helps the patient to maintain motor function. It consists not only in the corresponding medicinal therapy but also in the diet, special physical exercises, massage, various physiotherapeutic procedures.
Researchers at Kyoto University have proposed using stem cells against Parkinson’s disease. According to their project, neurons grown from induced pluripotent stem cells are introduced into the brain of patients. Induced pluripotent stem cells are obtained from “adult” specialized cells, for example, skin cells, by reprogramming back to a non-specialized state. From them, scientists can then get different types of cells.
Last year, Japanese doctors transplanted artificially grown neurons into the brain of a 50-year-old patient. They will continue to monitor this patient for several years, but according to the first data, this new treatment for Parkinson’s disease is safe.
In 2006, scientists from Kyoto University for the first time obtained stem cells of non-embryonic origin – iPS was able to be created from skin cells. Then they were tested on primates: after half a year, monkeys infected with Parkinson’s had significant improvements in motor function. At the same time, no tumors and other side effects of nerve cell transplantation appeared in the brain of animals.
Israeli scientists have developed a new method of treatment of Parkinson’s disease using ultrasonic waves. For the first time, doctors managed to affect the affected areas of the brain without damaging healthy tissue. Clinical trials of the method were conducted in the USA, where they showed impressive results: the functional activity of patients with Parkinson’s disease increased significantly.
It is also important to mention a new medical method that is already used in medicine, a deep brain stimulation.
It is a minimally invasive (without using a scalpel) surgery, in which a special electrode is implanted into the patient’s brain, stimulating its activity. The essence of deep brain stimulation is that when electrical impulses are applied with a certain frequency and intensity in a person suffering from Parkinson’s disease, motor disturbances, especially tremor, are significantly reduced.
In conclusion, it should be emphasized that scientists are trying to take all possible measures to combat this illness and they hope that their current results will help to develop more targeted treatments for neurodegenerative conditions.
When many people believe that eating omega-3 fatty acids or fish oil has a protective effect on the cardiovascular system, others consider the purchase of these nutritional supplements as a waste of time and money. So, if there is is a real benefit from consuming it as a health supplement?
Does it really help to prolong the life and protect the brain in old age?
In fact, omega-3 fatty acids are one of the substances that are crucial for proper human metabolism and that are not able to be produced in the human body. So, in order to maintain health, it is necessary to regularly eat foods that is rich in Omega-3, first of all, it is sea fish and oils of some plants. You will not find an omega-3 in cereals or meat products.
First of all, fish oil and its main component, omega-3 fatty acids are necessary to fight against various inflammatory processes in the body. They accelerate the recovery and renewal of tissues (it goes about skin and muscles), reduce the level of the stress hormone cortisol, reduce blood viscosity and of course normalize blood pressure.
In general, if you regularly eat food rich in omega-3, you do not need to take fish oil capsules. But if you do not eat sea fish, a chronic lack of omega-3 can lead to metabolic imbalance and low immunity.
The scientists have noticed that representatives of Greenland Eskimos have certain health features. They began to study this population and noted that they practically do not have the diabetes of type 2, they do not have bronchial asthma, they have an extremely low prevalence of myocardial infarction. So, after studying and exploring, they arrived at the conclusion that this is due to the high content of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in the diet of this population.
It can be said, that omega-3 deficiency is one of the key indicators that your daily diet is not correct. In this case, the intake of fish oil in capsules is often not able to “outweigh” the harm caused by unhealthy diet, rich in meat, wheat and various cereals, but poor in vegetables and sea fish.
According to the results of numerous studies, eating a fish 2-3 times a week is more effective than taking omega-3 in the form of supplements. Unfortunately, in order to make the product cheaper, many manufacturers often reduce the number of active ingredients. Although it is mentioned on the package of the omega-3 complex that you should take 3 or even 5 capsules a day to cover the daily Omega-3 norm, the consumer could pay no attention to this information and will take 1 capsule.
So, every person should forget that a portion of various fats is necessary for the body every day, so if we consume them, then we should better take the most qualitative and beneficial that are contained in food products in order to strengthen the health.
Anxiety is a part of the human condition and serves to face situations of danger or risk. However, when it is too intense, it becomes a source of suffering that needs to be controlled.
The essential characteristic of this disorder is a generalized and persistent feeling of uneasiness and restlessness, which are not related to any particular environmental circumstance.
Some of the Most Common Anxiety Disorders:
These people have an intense and persistent fear of (or anticipated) certain “specific” objects or situations. Some examples are flying by plane, seeing blood, some animals, etc.
These people have an intense and persistent fear when they meet other people because they fear to be in a humiliating or shameful way before them. People with this disorder perceive that people will judge them negatively and often have the feeling of being inferior, different or unacceptable.
Many times they worry about symptoms such as blushing, sweating or trembling before others. In some people, this fear occurs in specific situations (for example, public speaking or eating in public) and in others in most social relationships.
Anxiety crisis/panic attacks
An anxiety attack or panic attack is a sudden episode of very intense fear that is usually accompanied by physical symptoms (for example tachycardia, palpitations, chills, drowsiness, dizziness, tremors, etc.) and negative thoughts about these symptoms ( for example, fear of having a heart attack, fear of losing control, fear of going crazy, fear of fainting, fear of dying).
In a crisis of anguish, these symptoms are very “fast”, reach maximum intensity in a few minutes and generally last less than an hour. Some people, after suffering a crisis of anguish, are often very worried and notice a lot of insecurity. When someone has a crisis of anguish repeatedly we say that they have an anguish or panic disorder.
These people are afraid to be in certain spaces or situations because they perceive that it can be difficult to escape from there or receive help if they have a crisis of anguish. That is, the person is “afraid of being afraid”.
Some examples of these spaces or feared situations are crowds of people, certain shops, trains, tunnels, crossing bridges, elevators, etc. Some patients can only perform these activities if they are accompanied by a trusted person. Most times, anguish disorder and agoraphobia occur together.
Generalized anxiety disorder
These people are “sufferers”, that is, they care about many things (for example, home economics, work, family, health, etc.) for most of the day and for many months. In addition, these concerns are accompanied by other physical symptoms, such as feeling restless or impatient, with muscle tension, with problems sleeping, inability to relax, unable to concentrate, with much fatigue or feel generally irritable.
These people have recurrent and persistent thoughts or ideas that they fear (obsessions) and perform repetitive or ritual behaviors with the intent to control fear (compulsions). These behaviors can greatly limit the daily activity of the person who suffers.
For example, these people may be obsessed with dirt and washing their hands repeatedly, or be afraid of a thief and repeatedly check if the house door is closed. Other rituals may be the need to check things repeatedly, touch objects or count.
People with an obsessive-compulsive disorder may also worry about order and symmetry, or have difficulty getting rid of things (accumulation of objects). Although most people with this disease are surprised at what happens to them,
Post-traumatic stress disorder
This anxiety disorder can appear after an event that is lived with intense fear, often linked to suffering serious physical damage or to the threat to one’s life or to others (for example, it is common in warfighters, aggression, etc). These people can be scared easily, paralyzed in the effective field, lose interest to enjoy, feel more irritable or aggressive and avoid situations that remind them of the original accident.
In addition, they usually relive the traumatic event in their thoughts during the day and have nightmares when sleeping.
Sciatica and lower back pain are usually caused by compression of the lower nerve of the back. Sciatica is basically a kind of back pain which is caused by the irritation in the sciatic nerve.
Due to the irritation, this nerve can cause pain, ranging from mild to severe. The pan Sciatica is basically caused when a particular nerve gets compressed in the lower spine area due to some kind of malfunctions.
Back pain is the one which mainly occurs in the lower back area but the Sciatica is not just the back pain but this Sciatica nerve is so big that it is the widest and the longest nerve in the human body. It runs from lower back to the legs through the buttocks. It generally ends below the knee.
Today, there are many people who suffer from sciatica due to having a sedentary lifestyle and spending many hours in a chair. This pain begins in the lower part of the spine and extends to the leg or even to the foot.
Most Common Symptoms of Sciatica:
- Penetrating pain in one buttock and one leg
- Intense pain and tingling
- Pain that intensifies when sitting
- Sometimes, loss of control over the bladder
What are the Factors that Causes Sciatica:
Followings are the main important factors that can cause Sciatica and Back Pain:
- Any injury
- Spinal stenosis
These symptoms, often unbearable, can be prevented in the following ways:
- Regularly strengthen the muscles of the back
- Sleeping on a soft and spongy mattress
- Maintaining an adequate body posture
- Adjusting the car seat to the lower back
Best Exercises to Prevent and Relieve Sciatica Pain
1. Stretching Exercise for Hamstring
Sit on the floor, with your back straight and your legs straight. Inhale deeply and, as you exhale, lean forward and try to touch the toes of your feet with your hands. Stay in this position for half a minute.
Then, again, repeat.
2. Stretching Exercise for Piriformis Muscle
Sit on the floor, cross the left leg on the right and stretch the hip by pushing the leg bent to the right for 20 seconds. Then, do the same to the other side.
3. Stretching Exercise for Knees and Chest
While lying on your back, bend your knees at a 90-degree angle, wrap one of your knees with your arms and bring it to your chest. Stay in that position for about 30 seconds and then change the knee.
4. Stretching Exercise for the Back
Lie down and keep your feet and hands flat on the ground. Place your hands at the height of your shoulders and stretch your arms to raise the trunk and arch your back.
Hold for 5 or 10 seconds and then gently lower until you touch the ground. Do 10 repetitions of this exercise.
5. Stretching Exercise for Buttocks
Lying on your back with your knees bent at a 90-degree angle, raise your left leg and place your foot on your right thigh.
Next, surround your right thigh with your arms and bring it to your chest. Stay in that position for about 30 seconds and repeat the exercise 3 times with each leg.
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Suffering from stress?
Well, this simple guide will show you some ways using which you can easily overcome your stress.
There is no better medicine to keep stress away from yourself other than exercise physical activity.
With the following tips of exercises that you can perform anywhere (even at your home) and at any time, you will get the stress completely out of your body. All you need is discipline and a lot of desire to take control of your life.
Exercise Tips to Overcome Stress
1. Loosen the neck gently:
Tilt the head back and forth, towards one shoulder and the other. Make turns with your head to one side and others like making circles with your nose.
2. Relax the shoulders:
Lift them, lower them and rotate them one at a time and simultaneously. Turn of head and neck. Relax the shoulders and let your head fall forward, with the chin resting on the chest.
Then, slowly rotate the head in circles, without stretching the neck. Repeat this procedure five times. Then relax and rotate in the opposite direction, again five times.
3. For the arms:
Raise the arms over your head, with the fingers interlaced and the palms upwards. Stretch your arms as much as you can; stay like this for about 10 seconds. Relax and repeat this procedure five times.
4. For arms and back:
Interlace the fingers of the hands between them and extend the arms forward of the body, rotate the palms forward, as if pushing the air.
5. For the hands:
Rotate the wrists to both sides. Extend an arm in front of your body with the palm facing up; Pull the fingers down, away from the palm, keep it for 10 seconds and repeat with the other side. Shake your hands as if splashing water.
6. For the legs:
Sitting in front of a desk, push yourself with your hands against it and stretch your legs; contract and extend the feet several times and rotate the ankles.
Standing, leaning forward against the desk or a wall, advance one foot and bend the knee, stretch the back leg, change and do the same with the other (hold at least 10 seconds and maximum 30 seconds).
Sitting or standing, simultaneously stretches legs and arms; relaxes and stretches a couple of times.
7. Leg Stretch:
Squat, with your palms resting on the floor, raise your left knee to your chest and extend your right leg as far back as you can. Gently lower your torso, as close to the floor as possible. Stay like this for about 10 seconds. Relax and repeat this procedure five times with each leg.
8. For the column:
Sitting in a chair, relaxes the column forward, loosening the head between the legs and hanging the arms. Go up and down slowly. Place your hands behind your neck and bring your elbows down and your chin to your chest, breathe in that position trying to loosen up. Relax the jaw.
From the sitting position, rotate the trunk slowly to one side and the other, as if you wanted to look back rotating the entire torso. Keep your arms loose.
9. Stretching for the back:
Lying on the floor on your back, and with your feet resting on the floor, collect your knees as much as you can and gently push the lower back to the floor. Stay like this for 10 seconds. Relax, and repeat this procedure five times.
10. For the eyes:
Open your eyes and close them with force. Take your eyes in different directions, up, down, to one side and another. Join the dots as if making circles with the view.
Finally, massage gently with the fingertips around the eyes. Rub one palm firmly against the other, hold it close to your eyes and let it rest for a moment. Slowly open your eyes and then remove your hands.
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The order of the exercises is indistinct. You can perform all or the one you like the most. The important thing is to do them consciously and constantly, so you can see satisfactory results.
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Anxiety may present itself in different ways but with the same emotional state: the feeling of threat and danger attached to the feeling of helplessness and vulnerability.
The threat that I’m talking about can come in the very normal cases; from habitual problems in our life such as fear of infidelity or breakup, not being able to pass an exam, not able to do a job, not getting the acceptance or social approval, etc.
Either the anxiety for own problems of living or psychological disorders, in both cases, is accompanied by the experience of an inability to control or face the threat. In medical cases, the feeling of helplessness and vulnerability is much more intense.
If you are currently experiencing anxiety, you should read the following keys to be able to face it and overcome it. If you want to have some type of treatment, you can consult with your psychologist or therapist.
Below are the few key concepts using which you can easily overcome your stress and anxiety:
Key Method 1: Never Have Negative Thoughts
Negative thoughts can be very varied, but usually pick up the main (central) fear of the person: “I’m sure they are gonna suspend me”, “The plane is going to have a breakdown and it’s going to crash”, “I’m gonna get a heart attack”, ” My son has had an accident “, ” If I do not give the switch a great misfortune will happen”, ” I’m sure I’m left with a blank mind and I make the most terrible ridicule”.
The insistent thinking of something negative generates the activation of the alarm system of the organisms, for example, the heart beats faster preparing the response of confrontation or flight. This generates sensations in the organism that in turn generate new negative thoughts of the type “I feel very bad”, “it is giving me something very bad”, “I can not bear it”.marijuanaplus420.com
Therefore, it is essential to learn to change negative thoughts. This objective is usually one of the most important in the work of psychologists, not only for the treatment of anxiety but for any other type of emotional disorder.
Key Method 2: Learn Not to See Your Problems as a Problem
Psychologists call primary anxiety is the one which is caused by the problems of life, such as work, the couple or children, the economy, health, etc… but when a person’s fear is directed towards their own anxiety, he gets the secondary anxiety.
That is, a person is afraid of experiencing fear or anxiety.
And of course, secondary anxiety is about avoiding everything that causes anxiety. In the case of panic attacks, physical sensations that are associated with serious diseases, such as noticing the heartbeat, are avoided in the case of social phobia, social situations that generate anxiety are avoided, in the case of obsessive disorders, negative thoughts that generate anxiety are avoided, in agoraphobia, the street or closed places with difficult exit, etc.
Well, it is something well known to psychologists how fighting anxiety or avoiding the situations that cause it generates more anxiety. The person with anxiety tries not to perceive in his body the anxiogenic sensations and not to go to places where the anxiety can be triggered.
Therefore, the ability to overcome anxiety paradoxically requires an attitude of acceptance, of “surrender” and does not fight against the manifestations of anxiety. It is convenient that one dares to feel the manifestations of anxiety in the body fully, paying attention and not judging the symptoms of anxiety as good or bad, they are simply sensations to which we have to get used to again.
Key 3: Face Your Fears
Even if you change your thoughts and get a good level of acceptance of the feelings of anxiety, you will not be able to overcome the anxiety until you face everything that scares you and can overcome it.
If you are afraid of the relationship with people, you will have to expose yourself, even gradually, to social situations. If you are afraid of touching things that can contaminate you, you will have to do it. If your fear has to do with being in closed situations, you will have to gradually expose until your level of anxiety decreases in these situations.
If your fears have to do with unreal situations such as an accident happening to a loved one, you will have to imagine it repeatedly until this fear diminishes.
Psychologists are accustomed to prepare a scale of situations from lower to higher anxiety to generate gradual training in overcoming fear. For example, if your fear is of the agoraphobic type and you are afraid to just go out on the street for fear that you have an anxiety crisis and do not have anyone to help you, a list is drawn up starting with the situation that gives you least fear. Because, for example, go out to the street door, continue distancing me a few meters, reach the corner, go around the block, walk 3 minutes distancing me from the house, 5 minutes, etc.
Learning to change thoughts is a skill that goes far beyond overcoming anxiety.
Not falling into negative thoughts, worries or pessimism implies an important change of attitude that entails the improvement of spirit and motivation for all to address the different vital objectives we all have.