What are the criteria for choosing clothes? It should be fashionable, comfortable, beautiful, fit our body shape and color and skin and hair. It’s like that. But often we forget about another necessary quality of the things we wear – about their safety. In fact, many tissues can negatively affect the skin, causing irritation, allergic reactions, even fatigue and headaches.
Synthetics – no?
It is believed that synthetic clothing is harmful, since the body “does not breathe” in it, and natural fabrics should be worn: cotton, silk, wool and linen. Indeed, it was once so. But today synthetic materials have been created that perfectly allow air to pass through, absorb sweat well, and dry quickly. An example would be the so-called membrane materials from which sportswear is sewn. Continue reading
If earlier it was said that all diseases are from nerves, now weakened immunity is blamed for everything. In order to strengthen it, a large number of various means are proposed – immunomodulators (regulating the immune system) and immunostimulants (enhancing immunity). Advertising promises that as soon as you start taking these miracle pills, your immunity will strengthen and all diseases will recede. Is it so?
In fact, doctors have no consensus on the benefits of drugs that affect the immune system. But they agree on one thing: immunomodulators and immunostimulants should be taken only as directed by a doctor. These drugs are not as harmless as the advertisement claims. They can cause significant harm to health if taken just like that, just in case. Each drug has its own indications, and they must be taken into account. Continue reading
Acute respiratory infections always appear out of place. Yesterday, the body was full of strength, and today weakness, fever, runny nose just knocked down. To find the right treatment, you need to figure out who became the culprit of the disease – viruses or bacteria. Of course, doing it yourself is not easy. Nevertheless, there are some tips on how to distinguish a viral infection from a bacterial one.
Why you need to distinguish between viruses and bacteria
In the autumn-winter period, the number of colds increases. Respiratory infections are most often caused by viruses or bacteria. Pathologies provoked by such pathogens have similar symptoms. Therefore, it is very difficult to distinguish between them. Meanwhile, it is necessary to determine the Continue reading