The disease laxatives

The disease laxatives The so-called “disease laxatives” is determined, in fact, intensive and prolonged use of these drugs, usually for a phobic attitude, as we shall see, against constipation or an obsessive desire to lose weight, in which case they are often taken together, including diuretics.

The purges have certainly represented, in the history of ‘man, one of the oldest therapies and even today remains the most frequent mode of self-medication, despite the damage that can sometimes lead and whom we shall in this brief note, which is educational and informative at the same time.

The disease laxatives

But because we own the copyright for establishing a truly morbid event it is necessary that the ingestion of laxatives, cathartic or purgative (depending on the intensity of the effect) is consistent, continuous and prolonged and not only refers to a regular intake of doses in time effective of this or that drug. Continue reading “The disease laxatives”

Flat abdomen, muscle tone and a body to envy at friends?

You can, should, and this is the right time to think about it. The autumn is not necessarily the time when we let go, the period in which cold and rain become excuses for eating more, for not doing physical activity, to lose fitness. And then regretting it (bitterly) as soon as the day starts to grow again.

There are no excuses that keep. And there are activities for all tastes and lifestyles. Gym activities designed to slim and tone having fun. We interviewed Silvia Pandolfi, head Downtown Cavour in Milan Courses and we place the most frequently questions we ask in your mail. Here’s what he replied. Make yourself comfortable;)

crunch on ball

If I subscribe to the gym as many weekly sessions should I put in the account (and then organize my little free time accordingly) if I want that serve to anything? Continue reading “Flat abdomen, muscle tone and a body to envy at friends?”

Fitness for combat autumn depression

Here we go again. The days become shorter and the cold, dark, intimate but sometimes more often … depressing (let us say). Autumn can be depressing, all right! And what is the first instinct that comes when we hear the autumn depression take over our lives? Eat anything, better if you these high calorie foods, take refuge on the sofa, turn on the television, shut out the world. Letting go … how nice if we could also go into hibernation.

But no! This year try to react before the autumn depression, jumps and you try to introduce new elements in your days. Fitness, for example … Autumn is the perfect time to set in motion our bodies, toning muscles, keep your metabolism, burn excess fat. How? Enrolling in gym, and following a workout program as it should (i.e. from an instructor).

Fitness for combat

But returning to the autumn depression left me, constant physical activity is one of the natural methods-proven most effective fight-… Add to this the gym environment, usually pretty nice, and the many people that attend to exchange a few words. Continue reading “Fitness for combat autumn depression”

Get fit for summer

Get fit for summer The summer is coming, whether you like it or not, and within a few weeks we will begin to worry about our fitness, as we in bikini, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera …

But it is never too late, and since now we still really enough time to get into shape, here’s a list of practical tips for who wants to get an appointment with the summer in form if not faultless, at least almost … uh …

Get fit for summer

At the table
• Try to focus on fruits and vegetables, white meat like chicken and lean products such as yogurt and milk carefully skimmed Continue reading “Get fit for summer”


As part of organized screening, Hem occult test is recommended every two years for anyone 50 to 74 years. But what are the recommendations and what consideration is to be produced in case of symptoms such as individuals or in patients with history of bowel disease?

Colorectal cancer screening by level of risk

At the time of the extension of the national screening program for colorectal cancer , the Ministry of Health reminds the decision tree, that is to say the type of examination and other procedures, depending on the case, and particular depending on symptoms and risk levels of each.

doctor checking

Thus, it is recommended to some people to participate in organized screening, while others will need to comply with more specific tests and / or more frequent. People without symptoms and without particular risk A Hemoccult II is every two years recommended for men and women from 50 years and up to 74 years. If particular symptoms The presence of the following symptoms must push to achieve a colonoscopy: Continue reading “COLORECTAL CANCER: WHICH EXAM FOR THAT?”


Relatively infrequent, the ovarian cancer is the 4th largest gynecological cancers. Often it is discovered late because it develops slowly and without specific symptoms. It was then that may be of poor prognosis, hence the need for regular gynecological monitoring.

1.What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer?
2.Risk factors of ovarian cancer
3.The diagnosis and treatment

One ovary may be affected, or both. In 80% of cases, tumors of the ovary develop from cells on the surface of the ovary (epithelial cancers). In most other cancers, tumors are derived from germ cells (which develop from cells producing eggs).


What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Early diagnosis of ovarian cancer is difficult because symptoms are nonspecific. Thus it is often detected late, when it extends to adjacent organs (fallopian tubes, uterus) or to other tissues (stomach, liver, intestine). Continue reading “THE OVARIAN CANCER IN 3 POINTS”


Fairly uncommon, ovarian cancer is daunting because of its poor prognosis. A new study confirms the protective role of oral contraception. The advantage is that even 30 years after stopping the pill, the protection lasts …

1.Against ovarian cancer, gynecologic surveillance is needed
2.One factor that protects against ovarian cancer: oral contraception

Against ovarian cancer, gynecologic surveillance is needed


The poor prognosis of ovarian cancer is related to the fact that it is very long asymptomatic and therefore detected late, a late stage. In this context, prevention is a considerable asset. It is recommended that a very regular gynecological monitoring and consult your doctor or gynecologist if signs suggestive (but not specific for ovarian cancer): swelling or tension of the abdomen, feeling of weight on his stomach, and pelvic pain lumbar, needs to urinate, digestive disorders, weight changes, menstrual irregularities, painful intercourse, fatigue, etc.. Continue reading “YOU TAKE THE PILL? YOUR RISK OF OVARIAN CANCER IS DECREASED!”


Actinic keratosis, you know? This skin condition is characterized by small red-brown lesions and rough, which have the particularity of not cure but to persist for months on the areas most exposed to the sun. However, actinic keratosis can lead to precancerous lesions.

1.Actinic keratosis, it looks like what?
2.What might we do with an actinic keratosis?
3.Who is at risk of actinic keratosis?
4.How to treat actinic keratosis?


Actinic keratosis, it looks like what?

Traces red or brown, rough, dry and more or less thick, which appear after middle age, especially in areas that were most exposed to the sun: the face (forehead, nose, eye), chest, back hands, forearms, neck, ears, scalp if hair loss, etc.. They sometimes look like patches of psoriasis or eczema, but they have the distinction of not heal, even after applying a cream containing cortisone. They persist for months. Continue reading “RED MARKS AND ROUGH ON THE SKIN: AND IF IT WAS CANCEROUS?”


The screening program for colorectal cancer is for all people aged over 50 years. Diagnosed early, it can be cured in more than 9 out of 10. However, there are cases of inheriting the cancer colorectal requiring special care including a consultation with a geneticist.

1.The high incidence of colorectal cancer
2.Aggravating factors and protective for colorectal cancer
3.Genetic predisposition for colorectal cancer
4.The colorectal cancer screening


When colorectal cancer is detected early, the chances of recovery above 90%. Mass screening using the Hem occult II ®, now organized throughout the country, to identify early colorectal cancer and thus significantly improve the prognosis of the patient. Operation “Blue March” aims to further sensitize the population on this screening too little follow-up since the national participation rate over the period 2009-2010 is 34% (1). Continue reading “COLORECTAL CANCER AND GENETIC PREDISPOSITION”