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No joy in life, don’t want anything: what is anhedonia and why do many people have it?

Posted by on Dec 10, 2023 in Mental health | 0 comments

No desire to get out of bed, indifferent to the smell of coffee from your favorite coffee shop, no desire to travel, update your wardrobe, or meet with friends. Nothing brings joy. This is how those who experience apathy and depressive states describe their condition. However, there is a term that more narrowly describes the situation, not just a ‘desire to be inactive’, but specifically the ‘inability’ to experience pleasure. This is called anhedonia. Anhedonia is a condition in which you lose the ability to feel joy and pleasure in life. When you no longer have any interest in ordinary things and activities that used to be satisfying. Anhedonia can be either temporary during a depressive period or a permanent companion, which can lead to major changes in your mental health. In severe cases, anhedonia can be a symptom...

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The sleep disordered breathing can have serious health consequences

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in Mental health | 0 comments

“Apnea” is a Greek word for bad breath, or not breathing. Thus, sleep apnea is the restriction of breathing during sleep. Sleep apnea is associated with an increased risk of stroke, silent cerebral infarction and heart attacks. According to a study half of all women from 20 to 70 years of age suffer a mild to severe sleep apnea. Among women with hypertension or obesity were 80 to 84 per cent who suffer from sleep apnea. How many women are affected by sleep disordered?  A recent Swedish study to apnea shows how often severe insomnia such as sleep apnea are happened. The study, which was conducted on 400 women aged of 20 to 70 years of age, found that half of them suffered from mild to severe sleep apnea. Among women with hypertension and obesity, the numbers were even...

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Sweetened beverages increase the depression risk

Posted by on Apr 8, 2017 in Mental health | 0 comments

Foods have an immense impact on your body and your brain. Eating whole foods is the best support for the mental and physical health. Avoiding sugar (especially fructose) and artificial sweeteners is on the basis of the evidence a very important aspect of the prevention and treatment of depression. Both contribute to chronic inflammation with us can inflict serious damage to your brain functions. Main points at a glance: 1. According to the preliminary study results of the enjoyment of sweetened beverages associated with an increased risk of depression. 2.Those who had drunk more than four cans or glasses of lemonade or other artificially sweetened beverages, shown in the below presented study a nearly 30% higher risk of depression compared to those who do not consume these beverages. 3. Possible mechanisms that exert through the intake of sugar a...

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Side effects of Insomnia on our health

Posted by on Mar 25, 2017 in Mental health | 0 comments

Good sleep is not much matter of course nowadays. Through long hours and increased use of new communication technologies, the duration of sleep is reduced and deteriorated its quality. It is often forgotten that sleep is an important support for our health. What health risks we expose ourselves when we neglect our sleep? You’ll find out in today’s post. Poor sleep and cancers. Study has shown that men with sleep problems had twice as much Prostate Cancer-Risk than men with healthy sleep patterns. A sleep duration of less than six hours a night is also a risk factor for colorectal adenomas – benign tumors of the colon. Those people who had slept less than six hours a night, showed a 50% higher risk of disease than the control group who got seven or more hours of sleep. Insulin resistance...

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Mitochondrial disease – this is a new disease?

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017 in Mental health | 0 comments

Mitochondrial diseases are, which originate in the cells: The mitochondria, which are tiny cellular components that are primarily responsible for energy production in the cells do not function properly. There are several reasons. The medicine knew for a long time only the inheritable mitochondrial disorders that are caused by corrupted or altered genes. Today they are called mitochondrial disorders “primary mitochondrial disorders”. They usually appear early in childhood with symptoms of massive especially highly energy requiring organs revealed (nerve disorders, muscle weakness, eye problems, brain disorders etc.). Secondary mitochondrial disease. Another form of mitochondrial disease is the so-called acquired or secondary mitochondrial disease. Even when you do revolves around damage to the mitochondria, which are, however, caused by environmental factors in the course of life. What influences can be, for example heavy metal pollution, other toxins, chronic infections and...

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Stress should never be ignored!

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in Mental health | 0 comments

We all experience stress at times and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Because stress has its advantages: it gives us energy and concentration when we are facing a challenge, it is when we have to defend ourselves, or just have a very tight schedule. Stress only becomes a health problem if he no longer wears off and people are living in a chronic heightened state of tension and anxiety. Health risks associated with chronic stress. Adrenaline, which increases under stress, alter blood pressure and heart rate. It can lead to narrowing of the arteries that supply the heart with blood. This results in large amounts of calcium, which can affect cell functions. Rise as the body’s response to stress, whether acute or chronic, of cortisol and insulin levels. These two hormones tend to follow each other, so to...

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