Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin disease that is usually chronic, relapsing and non-transmissible, causing pain, discomfort and sometimes even embarrassment for much of life.
The onset of psoriasis is caused by a continuous state of activation of the immune system, which is why it is called an immune-mediated disease.
It is a multifactorial disease (i.e. with several causes), and is characterised by increased epidermal cell proliferation and manifests itself mostly in the form of erythematous-squamous plaques, localised in various parts of the body.
During the summer, spending time outdoors greatly increases the exposure of the eyes to reflective surfaces such as beaches, the sea or lawns. This requires special care to protect the eyes from the damage caused by solar radiation, just like skin in the sun. Sunglasses have been classified by the European Union as 'personal protective equipment' because they are fitted with ophthalmic lenses that perform the function of protecting the eyes from ultraviolet (UV) radiation.
Therefore, sunglasses must meet certain safety and quality standards to ensure maximum eye protection.
Here are some tips for choosing sunglasses.
There are various types of training depending on the results you want to achieve. If you want to lose weight, or define your muscles well after a loading period, then you need to burn a large number of calories. In addition, more and more people want to keep fit but do not have enough time to workout consistently.
Therefore, it is necessary to find ways to exercise as much as possible, burning as many calories as possible in as little time as possible. Obviously, cardio exercises are the best. Running is perfect, but it puts a lot of strain on the joints and can cause even serious problems if you do not have the right equipment (for example, the correct shoes).
We propose below a series of exercises, most also possible from home without equipment, to burn lots of calories in a short time. Remember that the number of calories burned is not absolute but depends on various factors, such as duration of exercise, pace, intensity, weight, and height. In general, the more you weigh, the more calories you will burn during exercise.
The average age of onset of Parkinson's disease is estimated to be around 60 years. Although Parkinson's disease is generally considered a disease that affects older age groups, it may also affect younger people.
It is estimated that in 5% of those affected, Parkinson's disease can occur before the age of 40, and in very rare cases even earlier. Just think of the American actor Michael J. Fox, who started dealing with this disease at the age of 29.
In very young individuals, genetics can play a very significant role, at least in 60% of cases. It is speculated, in particular, that a mutation in the GBA gene may be relevant, although mutation does not necessarily mean that the disease will then present itself.
Apples are among our traditional fruits. Our ancestors already knew of their beneficial effects on human health.
Apples are a fruit that is readily available throughout the year, very versatile, tasty, cheap and with many benefits for our health. There are indeed many reasons to eat at least one apple a day.
Today we reveal seven reasons why we should eat apples as often as possible, making them a natural part of our diet throughout the year:
Sweating is a natural process of our body, but for some people it can be a real problem.
Not only can it be annoying and uncomfortable, but sweat can also give off a bad odour that can become a real obstacle to social and work relations. Fortunately, there are effective remedies for defeating malodorous sweat.
In this photogallery, we present eleven solutions that can help combat the annoying problem of excessive sweating. These remedies can help you feel fresh and clean all day long, without having to worry about uncomfortable, bad sweat.
Rheumatoid arthritis refers to a chronic systemic inflammatory disease that affects large and small joints.
When the disease occurs, the joints become painful, swollen and tend to deform over time. It is a disease that particularly affects women between the ages of 40 and 50 and can also involve the lungs, eyes, skin or vessels.
There are also two particular and rare variants, Felty's disease and Caplan's syndrome. (Source: humanitas.it)
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has decided to place aspartame, the name of the artificial sweetener commonly used in soft drinks, on the list of possibly carcinogenic substances, category Group 2B.
Don't panic, though. This classification as a possible carcinogen only affects large consumers, but should not change anything for those who use it to a limited extent. Group 2B, in fact, is the second lowest on the scale.
Just to give a few examples, aloe vera extract and caffeic acid found in tea and coffee are also in this 2B category. In fact, there are daily doses of aspartame that are not considered dangerous by the WHO itself.
Fibromyalgia is a syndrome that mainly presents itself with intense pain in the muscles, ligaments and tendons. The most difficult aspect of this syndrome is that it is often very difficult to diagnose but at the same time very disabling for sufferers.
The difficulty in diagnosis is due to the fact that fibromyalgia presents symptoms very similar to other clinical conditions.
Let's try to understand more about the possible causes, what the symptoms may be and how to intervene. (Source: grupposandonato.it)
Donanemab is the new Alzheimer's medicine that is being touted as a real breakthrough in the fight against the disease, having the merit of slowing down the cognitive decline it causes.
If taken in the early stages of the disease, the medicine would be able to eliminate a protein that accumulates in the brains of people with the disease. What needs to be clarified, however, is that donanemab is not a medicine that cures Alzheimer's but only helps to slow down its degenerative symptoms.
Based on current studies, it appears that the medicine was able to slow down the rate of the disease by about a third, allowing people to benefit from more time to live their daily lives to the fullest.
Heat stroke can affect any individual, regardless of age, but the elderly and children in particular are at greater risk.
Heat stroke can occur when there is an abnormal increase in body temperature above 40 degrees Celsius. Early intervention is necessary because complications may occur, which in severe cases may even lead to death. Intervening early reduces the risk that the brain, heart, muscles or kidneys may suffer serious consequences.
Preventing heat stroke can and must be done. All it takes is to take a few precautions, which are often very simple to follow. (Source: auxologico.it)
The Mediterranean diet is, along with the Chinese-Asian diet, the most nutritionally complete diet, providing the right amount of nutrients, vitamins and all those substances useful for good health.
However, some surveys show that not all Italians, the world's food elite, follow the Mediterranean diet to the letter. The WHO reminds us in its reports that a bad diet causes the same number of victims each year as tobacco.
So what are the most common mistakes Italians make at the table?
Bipolar disorder is characterised by alternating phases in which mania or depression may, from time to time, prevail. The symptoms of each may then vary.
Bipolar disorder generally begins during adolescence or around the age of 20 or 30 and can be classified as bipolar disorder type I, bipolar disorder type II or bipolar disorder not otherwise specified.
The causes of this type of disorder can be many and varied. (Source: grupposandonato.it)
One of the most common searches, looking at Google statistics, is how to lose weight fast and with little effort. Removing the concept of little effort, which really clashes with the idea of exercise itself, it is true that all workouts are not equal.
Some exercises or training methods are more suitable than others for losing weight, i.e. burning as many calories as possible. This is different from classic gym training, where the focus is not on the cardio part but on the muscular part. That is, working out a lot in the gym, lifting a lot of weights and the like will absolutely not make you lose weight.
So what are the exercises and workouts that allow you to burn the most calories? Let's find out together.