It looks like HIV, the very deadly virus that has so far proven impossible to cure and very difficult to curb, might be very close to meeting its match. Previous attempts to treat HIV have always been challenging to say the least. Multiple experiments and studies have all failed, including the brand new and very sophisticated gene-editing procedure known as CRISPR. The difficult issue with the virus has been the fact that its composition makes it nearly impossible to hold down by our antibodies. Continue Reading…
Humankind has always been in a continuous search for a better sexual experience. From sexual accessories to scented candles and creative use of foodstuffs, the most ancient element has been what we call aphrodisiacs. These are items we consume that create sexual desire in one of two ways: either by touching a part of brain which then sends signals to our genitalia causing excitement or by affecting internal organs, usually erogenous ones, that will makes us want and prepare us for the act of intercourse. Continue Reading…
Oranges, lemon, citrus, vitamin C supplements, we’re all advised to take them to ward off the common cold during winter. Many of us even make orange juice their every morning drink to multiply their chances of staying healthy. But a recent study has found that all that effort and money spent on fruits and Vitamin C supplements may have been in vain since vitamin C reportedly has no effect on flu prevention. Continue Reading…
The American Center for Disease Control (CDC) has recently announced that we do not sleep enough nowadays as a species, qualifying lack of sleep as an epidemic. And as of now, we know one of the reasons for this phenomenon. As surprising as it may sound, we actually are not getting enough darkness. Yup, not sunlight, as you typically hear, but darkness. Continue Reading…
B vitamins – benefit or harm?
- B vitamins have an important role in metabolism – they are involved in energy production, are involved in tissue respiration. This is a common effect of B vitamins, and each vitamin separately has its own special effects on the body. Continue Reading…
Vitamins and minerals are essential for the functioning of the human organism. An important fat-soluble compounds is retinol. It improves the regeneration of damaged tissues, controls the metabolic processes occurring in the skin and mucous membranes.
Liquid vitamin A – an excellent tool for maintaining of the health of the skin of the face. Retinol has a positive effect on the endocrine glands. Continue Reading…
INSIDE Hormones, OUTSIDE Hormones
Many people avoid taking hormones because of fear of gaining weight, but doctors believe it is a prejudice. In fact, the weight gain when receiving oral contraceptives only occurs in conjunction with an increase in consumption of cakes and buns.
Indeed, some women may increase the appetite, but if it does it will monitor, no problem. Also, a small set of weights (one to two kilograms) sometimes occurs due to accumulation of fluid in the tissues, because the hormones tend to retain water. But this can be easily solved by substituting one drug to another. The arsenal of the modern medicine, there are drugs that do not retain water, but have the same antiandrogenic effect.
The task of the doctor – to explain what problems may arise in the treatment, and what will be the result. After weighing all the pros and cons, on the basis of surveys and the desire of the woman chosen the most effective and safe medicine.
Today it is fashionable to include hormones and cosmetics. Cosmetologists often used hormonal ointments, creams and lotions, but we must first determine whether it is necessary. Therefore, these drugs can be administered only by a physician. The fact that in some skin diseases hormones simply contraindicated.
For example, perioral dermatitis in any case should not be treated by hormonal ointments, from this it will only improve. In general, if we are talking about the internal state of the women and some health problems that are hormone-based, local products will have no effect if you do not correct the problem from within.
What factors affect the hormones a woman? The first is, of course, the age, but not only. Stressful situations (especially prolonged) transferred viral diseases, drugs that takes a woman (for example, the use of glucocorticoids in bronchial asthma), – all of which can significantly change the hormonal balance and, as a consequence, cause problems with skin, hair and even worsen appearance.
These points are found out at the first consultation with an endocrinologist (a woman mode, she eats, whether metabolic disorders). All this is very important to make the correct diagnosis. What else besides sex hormones may affect the appearance of a woman? Recently among cosmetologists are discussions on the use of thyroid hormones in order to rejuvenate. In fact, these hormones may affect the condition of the skin.
In hypothyroidism (insufficient thyroid function), a woman has swelling and dry skin. And the port structure of the hair, hair loss occurs and fragility. A thyrotoxicosis (excess thyroid function) women are more concerned about a symptom of sweating. But over the skin there are no complaints – it is, on the contrary, it is velvety and tender.
In the middle of the XX century with the help of the thyroid hormone is not only tried to treat skin problems and obesity. But experts-endocrinologists believe that this can not be done. Because the intake of thyroid hormones during its normal function may artificially cause hyperthyroidism, which will negatively affect the cardiovascular system, the skeletal system, the psycho-emotional sphere of women.
We have warned women to take thyroid hormones solely for cosmetic purposes. There are so-called endorphins – special mediators that are produced in the brain. They are also often called “the hormone of joy.” Although directly they do not affect the appearance, but the mood improves. A psycho-emotional sphere is extremely important for the well-being and self-perception of women, which, ultimately, is always reflected in her appearance.
Generally it observed that the positive attitude in people, or reducing the amount of disease itself or improve their flow. Substantially affects the structure of the skin and so-called growth hormone.
With this disease, as acromegaly (fortunately, it is very rare), the skin thickens, becomes dense and greasy, deep folds, there is increased sweating. Not the last role is played and metabolic disorders. For example, diabetes, obesity dramatically worsen the skin condition. It may not be accompanied by problems with sex hormones, but metabolic disorders may cause an increase in the number of inflammatory diseases of the skin (often this is the only complaint at the beginning of diabetes).
There is a complete lack of the hormone insulin (most often young diabetes) or diabetes, obese people. Previously, it was called senile, but today it is a disease much “younger” and is already considered as “non-infectious epidemic” of diabetes. Prednisolone.
Any diabetes seriously affect the structure of the skin and hair, but most of these problems go away on their least normalize metabolism – blood sugar stabilization of body weight. In rare cases, some additional treatment.
The dependence of the hormonal metabolism expressed in all our way of life, play the role of factors such as the consumption of high-calorie foods, decreased physical activity, constant stress, lack of sleep. All this often leads to the fact that energy intake exceeds expenditure, as a consequence – increased body weight.
A fat tissue is considered today as one of the major endocrine organs. For example, almost 50% of male sex hormones produced by the woman, it is converted to a female in adipose tissue. It also allocates an array of biologically active substances that affect blood clotting, the development of neoplastic processes …
So that adipose tissue – a very important organ. Its excess not only leads to problems of endocrine nature, but also adversely affects the cardiovascular system. However, it also leads to a lack of health problems and appearance.