At Best Doctors we believe that one of the underlying objectives of this blog is to raise awareness of citizens about the importance of their actions and commitments to the health of everybody.
In this sense, one of the most important gestures that will help the proper functioning of our hospitals and normal development of certain treatments and surgeries is the donation of blood.
Without the necessary reserves of blood in our hospitals, it is possible that some operations will be affected by the delays and dangers that this could mean to patients who need blood, in many cases, urgently.
All it takes is a little effort, a needle prick and some specific requirements
Donating blood is a great act of kindness that does not require much effort from us; just a few minutes of our time and a small prick of a needle, and in return we have the reward of having played our part in the patient’s return to health.
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Osteoporosis is a disease that does not normally present any type of discomfort. This is something that at first may seem favourable, but this just makes the disease go unnoticed and only come to light when the first fracture occurs or when a series of these take place.
If we focus on the data, we will really gain a greater awareness of the importance of this disease worldwide:
Osteoporosis causes more than 8.9 million bone fractures a year.
It is estimated that a total of 200 million women suffer from osteoporosis: that is approximately 1 in every 10 women aged 60 years, 1 in 5 aged 70 years, 2 out of every 5 when the age is 80, and the ratio is 3 in every 5 women who reach the age of 90.
By combining the population of Europe, the USA and Japan, it is estimated that a total of 75 million people are affected by the disease.
Defining the disease that makes us fragile
In 1993, the World Health Organisation (WHO) defined osteoporosis as “a systemic Read more
Arthrosis, also known as osteoarthritis, is an extremely painful degenerative disease that affects the joints and incapacitates those who suffer from it.
In the face of this disease, major advances that are being promoted by governments and institutions of different countries are being made in research, diagnosis and treatment of symptoms. That said, approach to the disease has changed considerably in the recent past.
According to some experts, the concept of osteoarthritis as a disease has seen a transformation from being a disease that affected only the cartilaginous tissue to be considered a chronic disease of the whole joint (ankle, wrist, etc.).
A disease that is very present in the world around us
According to WHO data, osteoarthritis is among the 10 diseases with the highest number of disparities generated around the world. If we turn our attention to specific areas of the world, we can find some statistics, according to which 27 million Americans could be suffering from osteoarthritis.
Considering the increase in life expectancy for Read more