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Liver cirrhosis (shrinking liver)

Liver cirrhosis (shrinking liver)

Chronic diseases or inflammatory processes in the liver can lead to fatty liver and destroy tissue in the process. Liver cells are then replaced by functionless connective tissue. The result: The liver can no longer or only partially perform their tasks in metabolism and detoxification. Such cirrhosis of the liver is irreversible and life threatening in the terminal stages

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celery

celery

Although celery has been native to Europe since the Middle Ages, the umbelliferae are still waiting for its great discovery. Cauliflower, a variant of the real celery, is really worth a gourmet trip. The light green rods are ideal for salads and colorful vegetable platters, as an accompaniment to meat dishes and soups

How to treat phantom pain

How to treat phantom pain

A phantom is something that does not really exist, a fantasy or an appearance. But for Otto K., 62, the so-called phantom pain in his amputated right lower leg is more than real: "On some days, the pain is as sharp as if I were attacking with a knife." On other days, itches and itches in the foot and in other places that are not there anymore

Happy people get sick less often

Happy people get sick less often

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin have found that there is a direct correlation between feelings and the immune system: optimism strengthens the immune system. A specific brain region, the prefrontal cortex, influences the body's defenses. And: Anyone who laughs a lot, boosts the body's own hormone production, hormones that reduce stress and relieve pain

When children are teething

When children are teething

Tooth breakage - that sounds like pain. What can parents do when babies are groaning and announcing the first tooth? The timing of the teeth varies from child to child. Some have biting teeth at only three months, others smile toothlessly on their first birthday. But if the teething goes on, some sleepless nights are inevitable

Hashimoto's thyroiditis - when the body attacks the thyroid gland

Hashimoto's thyroiditis - when the body attacks the thyroid gland

The Japanese doctor Hakaru Hashimoto published in 1912 his discovery that he had made in the thyroid of four women: The tissue was interspersed with white blood cells - cells that do not belong there - it showed a conversion of glandular into connective tissue and a shrinkage. For the first time Hashimoto described the most common form of thyroiditis

Typical man - and then?

Typical man - and then?

Men die about seven years earlier than women. This is a worldwide phenomenon that applies to developed countries as well as third world and emerging economies. Even in Japan, where overall life expectancy is higher, men die five to eight years earlier than women. It is true that, according to a study by the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, life expectancy in industrialized countries will continue to rise by two to three years per decade

Rapeseed oil: healthy vegetable oil

Rapeseed oil: healthy vegetable oil

Rapeseed oil, like olive oil, sunflower oil or coconut oil, is derived from vegetable products and therefore belongs to the group of vegetable oils. It is rich in unsaturated fatty acids and also has a particularly favorable ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids. That's why rapeseed oil is considered extremely healthy

Piercing in the mouth - Dentists say no

Piercing in the mouth - Dentists say no

Tooth jewelery and tongue piercings, or lip piercings, many young people find "cool" and "chic". But the teeth and gums of those affected should see this differently. A study by US dentists already showed in 2007: While Dazzler (sticking symbols made of gold foil) and Twinkels (massive jewels made of gemstones) are glued superficially on the teeth and are harmless, piercings in the mouth are problematic and harmful from a dental point of view in the long run the mouth

Barley: Rich in fiber

Barley: Rich in fiber

In addition to wheat, rye and oats, barley is one of the best-known cereals. Just like the other three cereals, she belongs to the family of sweet grasses. During a walk through golden yellow summer fields, you can distinguish the barley from its relatives usually good: Compared to wheat and rye, it has particularly long awns that can be up to 15 inches long

The clearest early warning signs of dementia

The clearest early warning signs of dementia

Every year, 200, 000 people in the Federal Republic of Germany fall ill with dementia. The older we get, the higher the risk of developing dementia: more than seven percent of people over the age of 65 in Germany are affected, and almost every third person over the age of 90 is ill. It is therefore all the more important to recognize early when the first signs of the disease appear