24-10-2011 by Drali @mesrahealth
Have you ever felt dizzy or as if the room was spinning around you? If the feeling happens often, it could be a sign of a balance problem. Balance problems are among the most common reasons that older adults seek help from a doctor.
Loss of your sense of orientation, which is what happens when you’re dizzy, is an extremely frightening situation for oneself and especially when it’s occurs over years, or when it’s unpredictable.
24-04-2011 by Drali @mesrahealth
Mitochondria are the ‘energy producing plant’ for the cells of our body. More than 200 types of diseases experienced by people are related to mitochondria function problem including common diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, Parkinson disease and stroke.
Two mitochondria from mammalian lung tissue. Image credit: wikipedia.com
22-04-2011 by Drali @mesrahealth
Alzheimer’s disease has become an increasingly serious illness especially in senior citizens. Though Alzheimer’s disease is not contagious, Alzheimer’s disease ranks at no. 3 as the main deadly disease in the world after cardiovascular diseases and cancers.
Alzheimer’s disease is a degeneration problem of thinking ability function (cognitive function) of an individual. This disease causes brain cells and nerves damage which affects neurochemicals that carry information in brain especially in memory storage. This disease is likely to be suffered by individual aging 65 years old and above.
29-03-2011 by Drali @mesrahealth
A research done in Sweden has shown that active social activities can protect a person from dementia.
This is because social activities are claimed can reduce stress experienced, and then reduces up to half of the risk of dementia for men or women.
The social activity meant is to spend time chatting or having fun with family and friends. It does not include crime activities or taking alcohols or drugs.
21-03-2011 by Drali @mesrahealth
Stroke is one of the common health problems in the world. Although stroke is commonly related to older age, the reality is more and more people in their early 30s were attacked by stroke. Besides causing impairment, stroke also can cause death.
But if you prepare from now, you can cut a big portion of the risk factors.