Archive for the ‘Medications’ Category
Have you seen the movie “Wall Street”? It shows the life of the brokers who are continuously subjected to extremely high levels of stress, always aware of the changes in numbers and reaching for drugs to maintain this hectic pace.
The truth is that today we live in a society that revolves rapidly and when we must face work situations that demand constant alertness over time, it is tempting to start looking at the “chemical aids.”
However, Walter Zimmermann recently (one of the largest equity investors) gave an interview to Time magazine and said his secret to staying active is not drugs or caffeine but 40 minutes of meditation in the morning.
To confirm this idea is a study by Sara Lazar, a researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital, according to which meditation causes an increase in the density of gray matter. To reach these conclusions, we analyzed the brains of 20 people who practiced meditation for 40 minutes daily and compared them with the brains of people who had never done meditation. Furthermore, it was found that the older people had engaged in meditation, these areas were thicker brain.
Thus, states that meditation not only improves our attention but could also improve the decision making process and also prevent brain aging and the diseases it carries.
But the benefits of meditation do not stop there. In a research conducted by Bruce O’Hara, professor at the University of Kentucky, we compared the performance of a group of students who practiced meditation and other groups, in which one simply watching television and other slept.
After a period both groups were subjected to a vigilance task in which assessed the speed of response to an environmental stimulus. As you may presupposed, who had done meditation were much faster in their reactions and showed to be more attentive to the environment around them.
These benefits of meditation for the attentional process can be explained from studies conducted by Richard Davidson, who observed that people who meditate have a greater presence of gamma waves (closely linked with being fully present).
In short, that meditation actually causes changes in the brain that allow us to be more attentive to our environment and this has very positive implications on decision-making and our daily performance. Undoubtedly an option to consider if we want to increase our performance and quality of life.
Some plants use problems are related to confusion with other species of misidentification or contamination of the product, either by microorganisms or chemicals. On the other hand, are also possible variations in content of active ingredients according to geographical area, the station that were harvested or the plant used. As in the medication, can cause poisoning and allergic reactions.
Often, the use of herbs overlaps with that of the drug used for the same health problem or for another. In this case, the active elements of the plant can interact with the drug and cause variations in their effect. It can affect both drug absorption and their distribution, metabolism or excretion. As for the absorption of drugs when there is an interaction, herbal remedies to reduce levels of drug, thereby decreasing its therapeutic activity. Read the rest of this entry »
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The consumption of medicinal plants is not always beneficial, especially when taking medications at the same time.
In recent years, consumption of medicinal plants has been a notable increase. Some studies have shown that one in five patients being treated with drugs consumed while herbs. But they are not without side effects and interactions are possible between the effects of drugs and plants. For this reason, it is necessary that both consumers and health professionals are alert to this possibility, which may involve a risk to health.
Often, it is believed that herbs do not cause adverse effects. Are considered “natural products” and many people consume drugs to replace because they think that no side effects. The fact that they used since antiquity and can be purchased without a prescription, even in department stores, deemed harmless favors and used regardless of the risks and effects. Read the rest of this entry »
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Physical or Health?
Such drugs are achieved fairly easily in the market and can be available to virtually anyone, although non-athlete. However, for those involved in prestigious competitions under a guarantee federations, Olympic committees, associations, and so its administration is prohibited doping being treated as sufficient grounds for disqualification.
It is clear that prescribing and monitoring should be done under medical supervision as they have been associated with numerous deaths of professional athletes and fans. Read the rest of this entry »
The pretext for taking anabolic steroids is to have more stamina and strength, as well as enviable aspect. However, complications ranging from acne to tumors in brain or liver. The question arises: is it worth risking your health?
In 1992, Lyle Alzado, one of the football players more aggressive and vigorous Oakland Raiders, died at age 43 due to a brain tumor. Before his death, the athlete himself had attributed his health problems to the use of anabolic steroids.
Practice is not new, because since the nineteenth century is known athletes seeking better performance in their professional activities have been provided altering substances normal condition, paying their boldness with their lives. Read the rest of this entry »
In general terms the expiration date of a drug is specified in the month and year, indicating that this is the end-of-life, where it retains its properties.
The purity of a drug indicated in the current period to 99% effectiveness of its components so vece once it begins to lose its therapeutic effectiveness. As for the power and effectiveness in duration, 90% remain unchanged reach the bloodstream so it must keep in mind the due date because it is the only way to keep all the purchased product properties.
Bear in mind that maturity also varies according to product development, for example if you have tablets, we know the date, is showing us its effectiveness in the period, but in the case of mixtures that powder prepared base, there should be two dates, one for the unprepared product and the other to know when will the effectiveness of the reconstituted product.
Correctly read tags with the expiration date beyond which the product can become toxic, it is the best way to keep in mind its power and effectiveness in improving symptoms of various diseases for which they are employed.