Smoking kills more than in Argentina 100 people per day

Smoking kills more than in Argentina 100 people per day

Smoking is a chronic disease caused by nicotine addiction, and prolonged exposure to smoke from burning leaves snuff. The latter contains more than 7.000 substances, many of which are toxic and carcinogenic, that affect not only the individual, but also those around.

According to the World Health Organization is the leading cause of preventable death in developed countries. It is estimated that only in Argentina die each year 40.000 people for this cause, and 6000 of them are passive smokers.

How does it affect health?

You can do this in different ways, eg:

  • Cancers: lung, larynx, pharynx, kidney, liver, bladder, inter alia.
  • Cardiovascular diseases: infarcts, ACV, aneurysms, etc..
  • Respiratory diseases: chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and repeated respiratory infections.
  • Also, women smoking has serious consequences on the reproductive system.

Why also speaks of “pasive smokers”?

Because snuff smoke affects people nearby, especially it is extremely harmful to young children who can actually cause: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, recurrent infections, developmental disorders and behavioral.

How can you treat?

First we have to know that very few smokers realize the goal of quitting on their own. Thus, It is highly advisable to consult a health care professional, such as psychologists, pulmonologists or clinicians.

Treatments generally include techniques cognitive behavioral therapy; which can be with or without medication; which is evaluated in each case.

Then… what should we do?

If you have never smoked: Do not start.

In addition to Si. you smoke:

  • Lower the number of cigarettes per day and psychologically prepared to abandon.
  • Restart physical activity.
  • Change your habits, especially those that are linked to her smoking.
  • Get advice about medical support and ask about our smoking cessation program.

From La Posada del Qenti not only we support these initiatives, but also want to know more about this epidemic. We have a successful Inter-disciplinary program to quit this addiction. And that's a key point to keep in mind. This is not a "vice", a "custom" or a "habit"; cause a real cigarette addiction that must be controlled from its root. At the same medical equipment and pulmonologist involved, working together with the psychologist, Nutritionists, PE teachers, physiotherapists and qualified professionals to carry this out.

Dr. Christian Leiva

medical Clinic – Mp: 31209

Medical Director of La Posada del Qenti.

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DIABETES: How does it affect our emotions?

DIABETES: How does it affect our emotions?

Diabetes and stress

Stress is the feeling of tension or fatigue you experience by too much physical or mental pressure. The stress of daily life, combined with the management of diabetes every day, it can affect your mood and emotions so your blood sugar levels can be altered, which in turn can lead to changes in the patterns of your medication. You may feel:

  • Furious at having diabetes.
  • Frustrated by having to change your life because of diabetes.
  • Fearful of not being able to load.
  • Concerned about the complications of diabetes.

Changes in glucose levels in the blood can also cause stress. A low level of glucose can cause feel irritable or nervous. A high level can make you feel tired or depressed

Stress management

You can not totally escape the stress in life, but you can learn to handle it, it is often easier to cope with stress if your glucose levels in the blood are controlled. Talking with family, close friends or a diabetes support group about stress in your life can also help. Other ways to manage stress include:

  • Getting enough sleep.
  • Eating healthy food.
  • Exercising regularly or be more active.
  • Watching movies or listening to music.
  • Read a book.
  • Search for a hobby.
  • Visit friends.

Laughter is a great remedy against stress. A good sense of humor will lift your spirits and make stress manageable.

Depression and diabetes

The relationship between diabetes and depression is unclear. However, more people with diabetes suffer from depression than those without diabetes. Depression does not mean feeling blue or depressed from time to time; It means feeling immensely sad or lose interest in almost anything for weeks or months. Other signs of depression include:

  • Trouble sleeping.
  • Not being able to concentrate.
  • Eating too much or too little.

If you have any of these signs for more than a few weeks, consult your doctor. If your depression has no physical cause, it may refer to a mental health professional. Depression can often be alleviated with advice, drugs or both.

Diabetes at work

Discuss with your doctor the type of work you do or if you plan to change jobs. It may be necessary to incorporate some changes in your treatment plan for diabetes. Be sure to tell your doctor if:

  • Work driving or handling dangerous equipment
  • Working in rotating shifts
  • It has a stressful job

You should be able to perform almost any job with diabetes. But you may need to change your meal plan if you have a night job or an itinerary that varies. You also may need to adjust the dose of your diabetes medicine and exercise plan according to their use.

Always have a snack at work fast acting carbohydrate in case you have an episode of low blood sugar as this can cause fainting.

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What is chronic fatigue syndrome (SFC)?

What is chronic fatigue syndrome (SFC)?

We can define it as "an intense fatigue and continual; which is not relieved by rest and is not directly caused by other diseases ". The exact causes of CFS are unknown, but theories suggest a viral cause (more specifically the Epstein-Barr virus or human herpes virus 6); or an autoimmune inflammation of the nervous system. However it could not yet be determined, and therefore not discarded also influenced by factors such as stress, Genetic or environmental causes. This syndrome occurs most often in women 30 a 50 years old, but it can affect other sectors of the population. It is a disease that is little known and little understood.

What are your symptoms?

As its name implies, deep and persistent fatigue is the main symptom. And then frequently exaggerates the physical or mental exercise. It could also include other features such as headaches or muscle aches, lack of concentration and memory, irritability or joint pain. Extreme tiredness usually have the following characteristics at the beginning of the pathology, What is it:

  • Lasts at least 6 months
  • It is not relieved by rest or prolonged sleep
  • Severe enough to prevent some activities of daily living
  • Standing Worsens.

Exams and Tests

Basically controls in this syndrome are based on other possible causes of fatigue, such as anemias, hypothyroidism, farmacodependencias, neurological diseases (as multiple sclerosis), depression and psychiatric diseases and other cardiac pathological conditions, liver or kidney.

After ruling out other causes, we focus on the same symptoms of fatigue.


CFS currently has no cure. So the treatment is based on relieving symptoms. Each patient is usually addressed in a very particular, and as first steps it comes to improving and maintaining quality of life, including healthy eating and exerted gradually and to its posibilidades.Además cognitive behavioral therapies include, sleep management techniques and pharmacological treatments to reduce pain, anxiolytic and / or antidepressant.

The patient is advised to lead an active social life, but avoiding physical activity exaggerate, control balance between activity and rest sleep; and a balanced distribution of occupations weekly. It has also seen good results in some patients biofeedback techniques, hypnosis, meditation or Yoga

final suggestions

Since the causes, prospects and forecasts of this disease are still unclear, it is suggested not self-medicate with multivitamins and perform medical consultation as soon as possible before any of these symptoms, for early detection of activity.

Currently investigating whether it could also be a way of SFC "atypical", and the existence of more specific markers to achieve earlier diagnosis and more effective. Therefore it is a condition that is in the middle stage of research.

At Posada del Qenti we have a multidisciplinary team that can help in detecting both SFC, as well as the other possible pathologies; always with the intention of improving the health of our patients.

Dr. Christian Leiva

MP 31209

Medical Director of La Posada del Qenti

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Diabetes: What is hyperglycemia?

Diabetes: What is hyperglycemia?

Hyperglycemia is the medical term used to define a high level of blood glucose. This occurs when your blood sugar rises above its ideal average level

Any of the following factors or a combination of these can cause high blood sugar:

  • Lower production of insulin in your body due to the progression of diabetes.
  • Lost or forget to take medication or placed (insulin or pills) Diabetes.
  • Eating too many carbohydrates and no physical activity after.
  • Not having good eating habits.
  • Excess consumption of sweet drinks and baked goods nonintegral
  • Getting little exercise.
  • Ingesting drugs that may raise blood sugar.
  • Developing an infection or illness.

Warning symptoms of hyperglycemia

The way that each individual experiences hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) It is personal but signs and symptoms are identified in common:

  • Increased thirst
  • Increased frequency and volume of urine
  • Tiredness / fatigue
  • Dry Skin, itch
  • Headaches or headaches
  • Poor wound healing
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fainting / diabetic coma (If high blood sugar is ignored for an extended period of time)

Precautions and warning signs

One or more of these symptoms can alert you before you have hyperglycemia.

These symptoms can be very faint and be aggravated or caused by other reasons.

Sometimes some people are tempted to ignore the warning signs which is dangerous.

The best way to know if your blood sugar is within proper heat is controlling blood glucose regularly.

You should consult your physician diabetologist if:

  • It has three or four consecutive events of high blood sugar.
  • Experience more than three times higher sugar levels in urine.
  • Records two or more high blood sugar readings over a period of 24 hours self-monitoring.
  • Recorded a high level of sugar at the same time for several days.
  • Measuring levels of blood sugar are higher than those indicated by your physician
  • Optimal fasting glucose level is less than 100 mg / dl, normal considering up 110 mg / dL and post intakes variations and post physical activity.

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