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After 2 years, 10% of the pillow is composed of mites

After 2 years, 10% of the pillow is composed of mites

It is almost impossible to imagine, but it is estimated that there are at least 1.5 million mites living in your bed at all times. These micro-organisms are present in several places and some objects are considered ideal habitat for their accumulation.

Mites are extremely small organisms, visible only by a microscope, but they can cause great disorders for health. The most common problems caused by these creatures are rhinitis, respiratory allergies and asthma.

Being one of the favorite items of many people, the pillow is meant for comfort and affection, and some have the same since childhood.

To avoid such complications, especially in cases of allergic persons, pillows, mattresses and blankets need to be regularly cleaned to avoid increased mite production. .

You may have noticed that your pillow may start to get heavier as time passes, and there is an explanation for that. After two years of use, 10% of the weight of a pillow is made up of mites and dead skin cells, according to Dr. Lisa Ackerley of The Hygiene Doctor site.

For this reason, experts suggest that people pillows once a year and preferred models with solid foam. In addition, it is suggested to wrap mattresses and pillows with special dust mites and change bedding weekly.


Arterial thrombosis: understand the problem and know how to prevent it

Arterial thrombosis: understand the problem and know how to prevent it

In my last column I talked about calf pain, when it means a circulatory problem. We explain well what is the arterial circulation, its importance and the factors that trigger circulation problems. Today I am going to talk about arterial thrombosis, which is a more advanced stage of arterial disease, when the vessel is totally occluded, preventing normal blood circulation and the arrival of adequate nutrition in the affected region.

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A very common drug used to treat reflux, gastritis and stomach ulcers may be associated with the development of cancer, according to a study by the University of Hong Kong and University College London. According to the study, drugs in the proton pump inhibitor (PPI) group, such as Omeprazole, Pantoprazole and lansoprazole, increase the risk of stomach cancer by up to 2.4 times.

A very common drug used to treat reflux, gastritis and stomach ulcers may be associated with the development of cancer, according to a study by the University of Hong Kong and University College London. According to the study, drugs in the proton pump inhibitor (PPI) group, such as Omeprazole, Pantoprazole and lansoprazole, increase the risk of stomach cancer by up to 2.4 times.

In this period, 3,271 people received PPIs for approximately three years, while 21,729 participants took H2 blockers. The results show that drugs called H2 antihistamines (such as ranitidine hydrochloride) almost did not increase the risk of stomach cancer, while PPIs more than 50% of patients had stomach cancer.

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