Vitiligo is considered an acquired skin pigmentation disorder, due to which hypopigmented or achromic patches that can vary in size appear on the skin.
It is estimated that vitiligo affects between 0.5 and 2% of the world's population and affects men and women indiscriminately. It mainly affects those over the age of 20, but in half of the cases it appears as early as childhood.
The causes of vitiligo, to date, are still not entirely clear. (Source: humanitas.it)
Abdominal diastasis is a problem that can affect some women in the postpartum phase. Often still considered just a cosmetic problem, abdominal diastasis actually involves a number of very uncomfortable symptoms.
When we speak of abdominal diastasis, we are referring to an enlargement and excessive separation of the central rectus abdominis muscles. The consequences of this vary depending on whether the two muscles are separated to a greater or lesser extent.
The reason why the problem occurs is mainly related to pregnancy, particularly if it is twins. However, it can also develop in men, both in cases of obesity and in cases of major weight loss. (Source: grupposandonato.it)
Parotitis is an infectious disease that is caused by a Paramyxovirus virus that is characterised by enlargement of the parotid glands located under the ears.
Like other diseases, parotitis can only be transmitted by contagion from person to person. The infection can affect individuals of any age, with complications affecting adults in particular.
Parotitis has specific symptoms, which allow it to be detected and is contagious in the first few days before symptoms appear. (Source: epicentre.iss.it)
It often happens during the summer that the hair naturally bleaches due to chlorine from swimming pools, salt water from the sea and, above all, the sun's rays, which cause melanin degradation.
However, this natural 'discolouring' side effect could lead to dry, moisture-deprived hair that does not look good.
Fortunately, there are all-natural do-it-yourself treatments to lighten hair without damaging it. Let us discover them together.
When one speaks of dehydration, one is dealing with a state in which the body loses more fluid than it takes in.
In fact, the body continuously loses fluids through a series of physiological activities ranging from sweating to urination, from faeces to breathing. Not to mention other episodes (such as vomiting and diarrhoea) that can cause further fluid losses. Losses that must obviously be supplemented.
In addition to these physiological conditions, dehydration can also be caused by pathologies and generally manifests itself through specific symptoms. Let's see which ones. (Source: humanitas.it)
The use of smart working is becoming increasingly common and while this may be perfect for both workers and companies, for the former it often also means paying more attention to one's health.
Making greater use of smart working often means having a much more sedentary lifestyle, with all that this can entail for one's health, in terms of a greater propensity to develop certain ailments or diseases.
For this reason, doctors are increasingly willing to give advice on how to live smart working in a healthy way, with the aim of not adversely affecting health.
A phobia indicates an irrational and persistent fear and revulsion of certain situations, objects, activities, animals or people, which can sometimes be limiting and can have an impact on our everyday life.
Almost everyone has a more or less pronounced phobia, but while some are very rare and particular, others are widespread.
The 'World Mental Health Survey Initiative', a collaborative project of the WHO, Harvard University and the University of Michigan, has ranked the most widespread phobias.