Being overweight may be a burden on our sex life

Obesity is a serious problem that affects a large part of the world’s population. The figures speak for themselves since, according to the WHO, more than 1,400 billion adults worldwide are overweight. It is a global problem that some experts believe should be considered a disease.

Some of the consequences that excess weight generates  in our body are severe, such as the following: -       Breathing difficulties, which may eventually lead to obstructive sleep apnea. This occurs when the air flow is reduced or stopped during sleep as a result of a narrowing or blockage of the air ways -       Heart problems caused by a build-up of fat in the arteries, which prevents the blood from circulating properly -       Increased levels of sugar and cholesterol and the resulting risks this brings about Effects on the libido and limitations in men and women One of the areas in which being overweight has a Read more

Improving the health of our heart one step at a time

It is clear that exercise, in moderation, improves our health, even though it can sometimes be difficult to find the ideal time and place (gymnasium, swimming pool, sports centre, etc.) to do sport on a regular basis.

Fortunately, there are physical activities that are always within reach and can be very good for the health of our heart – walking, for instance.

100 muscles in movement Incredible as it may seem, an apparently simple activity like walking requires the involvement of 100 muscles in our body. For example, the simple movement of one of our feet is powered by 40 muscles as well as approximately 200 ligaments. According to cardiologists, this complex symphony of muscles provides us with the following great advantages in improving the health of our heart: - It strengthens our heart muscle and lungs, which helps to improve the circulation. - It reduces blood pressure. - It reduces mortality rate: the people who walk less than 8 kilometres a week have double the risk Read more

New ways of treatment against melanoma

We can not afford to let our guard down when fighting cancer.

Fortunately, researchers and healthcare professionals allover the world continue to make advances every day in new approaches, therapies and treatment that will end up winning not only the numerous battles against cancer, but also the war.

Healthcare professionals and patients are in this together, as in practically everything else. Without the voluntary participation of the cancer patients for this research project, it would be impossible for the medical teams to achieve the kind of results that we are now going to examine. That is why, at Best Doctors we would like to congratulate both the medical professionals and the patients for their contribution (each with their own part to play) to advances in medical research and to the fact that more and more people can have a higher chance of success against all manner of conditions. The Read more