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To reach this conclusion, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital, USA, analyzed 69,950 nurses for a period of 18 years from 1990 to 2008 who provided detailed information on their living habits by completing questionnaires.

To reach this conclusion, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital, USA, analyzed 69,950 nurses for a period of 18 years from 1990 to 2008 who provided detailed information on their living habits by completing questionnaires.

This study is the first to prove that a sedentary lifestyle increases the risk of developing pulmonary embolism - a common cause of cardiovascular disease. This condition develops when part of a blood clot or it travels down the bloodstream from the deeper veins of the leg to the lungs. Symptoms include difficulty breathing, chest pain, and cough.

The Importance of Exercise for Women

Exercise helps maintain bone health (reducing osteoporosis), muscles (which suffer loss of (due to sedentary lifestyle and the advancement of age) and of the joints (which remain more vascularized and less susceptible to repetitive stress injuries). In addition, properly prescribed, it can increase "good cholesterol" (HDL) and decrease "bad cholesterol" (LDL), decreasing the chances of cardiovascular dysfunction.

After menopause, exercise gains yet another important role , which may increase the effect of estrogen replacement therapy (the female hormone whose dosage in the body falls at this stage), helping to prevent loss of bone mass and maintain body composition in day, since the woman in the postmenopausal period tends to gain weight significantly and excess fat is related to a higher incidence of breast cancer.


8 Health problems that prenatal tests detect

8 Health problems that prenatal tests detect

Various Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) can be passed from the mother to the child during gestation. HIV is one of the most known viruses, but it is not only it that can harm a baby's health. Syphilis also enters this group. To promote the awareness of pregnant women and their sexual partners about the importance of prenatal tests for the early detection of syphilis, the Ministry of Health launches a national action to combat congenital syphilis that affects children.

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Symptoms of bowel cancer may vary depending on the location of the tumor

Symptoms of bowel cancer may vary depending on the location of the tumor

There are different types of symptoms for bowel cancer. What determines the variant between one type and another is the location of the tumor. However, systemic symptoms such as weakness, decreased appetite, and weight loss may be present in most cases and require attention. In addition, a person should also seek medical advice if they experience alarm symptoms such as: persistent bowel disease (diarrhea or constipation) Abdominal pain Fecal blood Unexplained weight loss Presence of anemia due to chronic blood loss, especially in individuals over 50 years of age Specific symptoms of tumor location may include: (a) Right colon lesions (ascending) May be asymptomatic under investigation of cause of anemia Abdominal pain Stool blood Stool (9%) Changes in bowel habits Fecal blood Fecal blood Abdominal pain (c) Injuries to the rectum Live bleeding in feze s Pain on bowel movement and feeling of "incomplete evacuation" Stools on tape (with a reduced caliber) Examination Before any suspicion, the doctor must carry out the investigation that starts on a physical examination which includes the rectal touch.

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