Unfortunately, pain is part of the lives of millions of patients worldwide. It is an annoying companion, and at times unbearable or invisible. It decreases our quality of life and in turn converts actions and daily activities into torture.
Limiting the pain is probably the best way to define it. In this regard, we can identify the pain as a sensation triggered by the nervous system, which may manifest itself continuously or intermittently. This pain either appears in concentrated form in one area of our body or it may even be more widespread.
We all know that it is difficult to understand pain as something positive, above all when we are patients. From a diagnostic point of view, it could be said that this is true. The onset of pain is a sure sign that something is not right in our body and it can give us very important clues about serious diseases, for which early diagnosis can be critical.
On the other hand, there are conditions such as osteoporosis (spoken about in a recent blog) which may not, a priori, be painful, but there is the danger of not undertaking any prevention or Read more
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
Our body has already started to feel the effects of autumn, which implies the following: changes in our mood may make us sadder, disturbed sleep, changing biorhythms. It stands to reason that a summer of physical activity along with an abundance of free time may take its toll when you go back to work, home, and return to your normal responsibilities.
One of the typical signs of the autumn season is the drastic change that the weather experiences, which causes a direct effect on our body and its functioning. When temperatures go down and daylight hours are reduced we may begin to suffer a variety of symptoms known as autumn fatigue – general depression, feeling of exhaustion that occurs with a certain amount of frequency, trouble concentrating.
Behind this symptomology that may, a priori, appear to be mild, a biological disorder is found which affects thousands of people. This change may be experienced for several days or even weeks, until our body manages to regulate itself.
Healthy lifestyle habits - the best weapon against asthenia
As we have mentioned on other occasions, health care begins at home. Therefore, the best treatment we can start so that we can fight off the symptoms of Read more