Slim to 30 years

In recent years, you are subscribed to the plans … You’ve tried everything and have almost enough to make the yo-yo on the scale! To find your “ideal weight”, grab all your determination and follow our advice.

Thirties often coincides with a period of greater emotional stability and personal. We know his “healthy weight”, the one with whom you feel comfortable, and above all that we can maintain without much effort, without starving constantly.

Slim to 30 years

We also want to end the yo-yo weight, due to fanciful and lawless regimes. Its long-term effects are disastrous: the body gets used to these periods of deprivation, and must be restricted more to maintain a constant weight. Continue reading “Slim to 30 years”

Testicular pain

Testicular pain is a frequent reason for urological consultation in young adults. They are often isolated, but can also be associated with pain or disorders of the sensitivity of the penis, perineum, pelvis and urination disorders sometimes. The causes are varied and it is not always easy to highlight.

In the first place, should be removed a local cause affecting the testicle or epididymis. The infection is rarely the cause of chronic pain while it is common in the case of acute pain accompanied then most other signs such as fever, inflammation of the scrotum limiting diagnostic doubts. It is the same for testicular torsion.

Testicular pain

Testicular tumors are rare but must be systematically eliminated by a testicular ultrasound. Varicocele is a dilation of the a gene responsible for spermatic vein scrotal late in the day. She is seen especially on the left side and is manifested clinically by a mass above testis which disappear when the patient is growing. Most often chronic pain are related to one or more cysts of epididymis, but formal proof of the participation of these cysts in painful table is never certain. Continue reading “Testicular pain”

Diet and cardiovascular disease

In France, cardiovascular problems are responsible for a third of all deaths. It is the leading cause of death among women and the second cause for men. However these death rates are the lowest in the European Union for reasons still poorly known. Food is certainly not foreign. It indeed plays a crucial role in the appearance of these cardiovascular problems.

Among the causes of cardiovascular diseases, the most important is atherosclerosis, degenerative phenomenon that reaches the arteries by reducing their elasticity and creating a decrease, or a disruption of arterial flow.

Diet and cardiovascular disease

Many factors in issue
This pathology that covers several diseases (ischemic heart disease, cerebrovascular disease etc.) is the responsibility of multiple factors: genetic, nutritional, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, tobacco, high blood pressure, diabetes. Among these causes, dietary factors have a very important place and their role in cardiovascular pathology is the object of multiple research for 50 years to better prevent and control these diseases. Continue reading “Diet and cardiovascular disease”

Is the cancer linked to food?

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in France. The most frequent are those of the breast, colon, prostate and lung. Power is a decisive factor in the onset and development of this disease.

The cancer is almost always the result of several factors, including diet, whose role is better known. Food can promote the development of cancer in several ways: toxicity of certain food contaminants, possible carcinogenic role of certain food additives, and especially composition of the diet with the presence too high or too low for selected nutrients.

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Contamination by a fungus
An example of food contamination by a carcinogenic risk for liver substance is the presence of aflatoxin: this microscopic fungus can persist in peanuts and certain cereals in tropical and is subject to rigorous control. Continue reading “Is the cancer linked to food?”

Cancer and diet: to eat everything!

Eating to avoid cancer risk… Easier said than done! Should we outlaw the milk, drink less alcohol? Are antioxidants essential? To try to answer these questions, Doctissimo interviewed Dr. Paule Martel, Coordinator of the network of National Food Cancer Research (mother of Pearl) ** whose teams explore this problem for several years.

Doctissimo: More than smoking and pollutants, the food would be the first environmental factor involved in cancer risk. Can we explain this phenomenon?

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Dr. Martel: Cancer is a multifactorial disease, meaning that many agents come into play: tobacco including, but also genetic factors that determine the susceptibilities of each person. Environmental factors as a whole, such as pollutants, radiation and of course food also play an important role. It is true that long, it did not consider food, because we saw the mainly as a provider of energy, without considering continued exposure to nutrients that it contains. Today we know that our eating habits have a real effect, beneficial or negative. Continue reading “Cancer and diet: to eat everything!”

Start a physical activity with a plan

You decided to lose a few pounds! To achieve your goal, you will change your diet and spend you! This is an excellent initiative, but be careful not to do anything! Some precautions should be taken, especially if one starts from zero or one has significant weight problems.

1 – A check-up is necessary
First, be sure that you do not have contraindications or health problems that can ban you certain occupations. Consult a doctor of sport for example. And don’t worry, there is always an activity that suits.

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2 – Buy a pedometer
Quite honestly, a pedometer will not actually allow you to evaluate your physical activity in a precise manner and the corresponding calorie expenditure. Thus, if you climb a staircase, the unit will count as normal steps. Nevertheless it may help you get an idea thence where you stand. It should normally be 10,000 steps per day.

A few highlights:
-not 0-3 000
-per day
-not 3 000-6 000
-per day
-6 000-10 000 not
-per day
-Not more than 10 000
-per day
-Major inactivity
-Low activity
-(15 min / day)
-Moderate activity
-Activity recommended
-(equivalent to 30 min per day)

Another interest of the pedometer, it’s motivate you: you can read directly the increase in your daily physical activity, and measure your progress. If you are under 10,000 feet, first gently, increasing at a rate of 10% per week. If this sounds much, start by 5% (20% on the month).

3 – Evaluate the possibilities
To do a little more physical activity, must be a State of play of the ways that surround you. Can what free time you identify? We can still win if you look good! And what places allow you to engage in an activity: public places, parks, swimming pools… either around your home or your workplace. And don’t forget to do the inventory of equipment you have at home: bike (apartment or normal), floor mats… Also make the list of your physical activities in all areas (Professional, home, leisure and sport, transport, sedentary occupations) to see those you can increase.

4 – Banish the myths!
No, make physical activity, this isn’t like at school, when gym teacher forced you to make thirty towers Stadium in shorts before your classmates! This can be a real pleasure when one does for himself: one can choose its activity, we go at its pace, it was decided if we want to do it alone or with friends…

5 – Stop to tomorrow
You have the best reasons world don’t put you sport: lack of time, file an urgent need for work, absence of clothing… but is it not in the end of excuses to always push back the day after this good resolution? It’s time to stop procrastinating! For acting today, read our tips to defeat this default.

6 – Do you coach!
Nothing better than a suitable support. For this, take a specialist: a sports medical educator. They are still few in France, but they are competent to help you find the activity that suits you, taking into account your potential health problems, and they will offer you a suitable program. Ideal for overweight or obesity including.

7 – Go ahead gradually!
No question of run you directly in daily physical activity if you have never done sports. The goal is to reach at least half an hour per day, but going very gradually. Follow an order of progression:
First increase the duration: first drills for ten minutes and then lengthen their time;
Then, increase the intensity, very gradually (in increments of 10% with a stabilization phase). For example jogging: first fast walking, then chain after a few weeks with an intermittent outbursts, then increase the speed of trotting.
Finally increase the frequency (two times a week, go to three, then four…).
Each increase in duration, intensity or frequency, made of the levels of 3 to 4 weeks before you make a new change, in order to let your body get used to the new effort. It does not matter if it takes you several months to arrive half an hour of physical activity every day.

8 – Know your limits
No way to get your heart in the towers! To do this, there are simple rules. First, know the formula: maximum heart rate = 220 minus your age. Certainly, this formula is widely criticized by experts, because that remains a medium that can be far from the reality of each. But this gives a guide, while waiting to have the measure by a heart rate monitor. After you determined your max rate, be aware that it must work to halfway between your resting heart rate and your max rate.

Finally, a Council in case of overweight, alternate dump and load activities: walking or jogging from one side, swimming and cycling on the other.

Sports: the mind is essential

If the top athletes are in their bodies, are also in their head? To find out, Doctissimo interviewed Makis Chamalidis, psychologist of top athletes in many sports. He is also teaching in Reims and Montpellier in sports psychology.

Doctissimo: What place do you hold between the coach and the athlete?
Makis Chamalidis: I first try to know the motivations of the athlete. Is at the origin of the approach or he just wants to make pleasure to his parents or his coach? In this case, his participation will be ineffective. As part of the French tennis Federation, I can intervene in interviews to 3, with the player and his coach, to help the latter to communicate, or coach, or one face to face with the athlete only. Must be that we were agreed about what I learned and agrees that I repeat it to coach or not. This is why I prefer to say that I work with both, rather than between the two.

the mind is essential

Doctissimo: Motivation is essential for an athlete, how can you help him to keep?
Makis Chamalidis: To preserve it, it already that it exists! If his parents who pushed her to compete, I do so to allow him to regain the desire so that it becomes more efficient. This kind of situation is not unique in the sport. Son father notary requires process studied law for its sequel saw the same situation. Continue reading “Sports: the mind is essential”

Your health daily

Originally planned to treat the adenoma of prostate, finasteride is used today to… replenish the heads. History stutters, as the first truly active drug against early baldness, minoxidil, had, itself, been designed to combat high blood pressure!

For a long time, the men losing their hair had the choice between natures varied, precious shampoos and products to maintain morale but often less to prevent the appearance of baldness. In 1987, however, the arrival of minoxidil, a vasodilator drug constituted a therapeutic revolution. A product had to prove an admittedly modest but however real efficiency towards hair loss (androgenetic alopecia). Initially present in a single specialty pharmaceutical (Alostil), minoxidil participates today in the composition of many hair lotions (Regaine, Alopexy, Gerbiol, Minoxidil )…).

Your health daily

Of the prostate at the head
Since 1998, minoxidil is however challenged by Propecia, a product developed by Merck Sharp & Dohme-Chibret American laboratories. Composed of finasteride, this medicine works by blocking the functioning of an enzyme. This effect opposes the transformation in the tissues of testosterone to an androgen called dihydrotestosterone or DHT. Continue reading “Your health daily”

Herpes, a tenacious guest

What could be more mundane than a button of herpes? What’s more annoying as when it comes regularly flourish at the edge of the lip? Fortunately there are now effective if applied early enough. Otherwise, take its bad to patience and avoid spreading the virus around itself.

Those who are familiar: it was first a small button hard and sensitive, barely visible, on the edge of the lip. quickly this button grows, becomes red, hot, painful and gives rise to small vesicles, which are cracked, ooze, and form a whitish film, then brownish crusts. The fever blister, i.e. cold sores, small benign infection, including the main disadvantages are to be unsightly and contagious.

Herpes

Very many adults been infected by the virus Herpes simplex type 1, head of herpes of the skin. Oral herpes is the most common, but the vesicles can also touch the wings of the nose, the Chin… and tend always return to the same place in the same person. Continue reading “Herpes, a tenacious guest”

Back pain: the computer cleared!

Sitting long hours in front of your computer, it is not uncommon that your back playing you tricks. Often accused, work on screen is responsible for these recurrent pain? The point with Doctissimo.

More than one French out of four suffers from back and eight out of ten will suffer during their lifetime. In 2000, a poll by le Parisien showed amazing frequency of this disorder: 27% of men and 36% of women regularly feel back pain1.

Back pain

The first cause of absence from work
Far from being trivial, chronic low back pain is a major cost for patients and the health system as a whole. The last ten years study assessed expenses related to these pains in France between 1.5 to 2 billion euros per year, of which EUR 500 million for the per diem related2 work stoppages. Continue reading “Back pain: the computer cleared!”