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Impact of air pollution on the lungs

Not only causes respiratory distress, air pollution can also cause death. The high mobility of the people in driving contributes to the level of air pollution. In urban areas, for example, during peak hours, air pollution levels tend to be higher than during normal hours. Exposure to excessive air pollution can adversely affect health. The world health organization (WHO) states, air pollution is one of the biggest environmental problems that has a significant impact on human health. By reducing the level of air pollution, a country can reduce the risk of stroke, heart disease, lung cancer, as well as acute and chronic respiratory problems such as asthma and COPD, among its population. In 2012 it was noted, 3.7 million people in the world aged less than 60 years, died from air pollution from outside the room. In addition to outdoor air pollution, indoor pollution also creates serious health risks for the three billion people in the world who use charcoal and firewood indoors. In fa…
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Ready to Get Pregnant Over 35 Years

Older ages (35 years and older) tend to be at risk of developing a number of disorders such as gestational diabetes and preeclampsia. Deciding to have the first child and the next child at the age of 30 years or above 35, could be a decision that is full of health considerations. But most pregnant women over the age of 35 can still deliver healthy babies through careful preparation. The risk of complications in women who are pregnant above the age of 35 is indeed higher than for those who are pregnant at a younger age. But there are many ways you can do to ensure a mother gives birth to a healthy baby. Risk of Pregnancy at Age 35 and Over Recognizing the risks that are more likely to occur in pregnancy after the age of 35 can make pregnant women more alert and be able to work with doctors in handling the situation. The risks referred to include: Decreased fertility After the age of 35 years, female fertility tends to decrease so that relatively longer awaits the arrival of the b…

Don't Be Afraid of Ovarian Cysts

Every woman must be afraid if they hear a disease called ovarian cyst. This disease becomes a scary thing because its presence in the body can develop into cancerous and deadly. Basically, ovarian cysts are not dangerous. What makes it develop into malignant is when the ovarian cyst ruptures, its size is very large, or it blocks the supply of blood to the ovaries. Early Detection Ovarian cysts are lumps or fluid-filled sacs that develop in a woman's ovaries. This condition is quite commonly experienced by women. Most ovarian cysts are harmless and can disappear on their own without special treatment. The presence of cysts in the ovary is difficult to detect because it is often asymptomatic. New cysts show symptoms when they have developed. Recognize the symptoms of ovarian cysts In most cases, we are usually not aware of the presence of ovarian cysts in the body. But you will feel the symptoms if you have cysts that have enlarged, ruptured, or covered up blood flow to the ov…

Allergies Can Trigger Sinusitis

Sinusitis and allergies are conditions that are closely related to each other. Allergic reactions often interfere with the respiratory tract in some people. Not only that, allergies can also trigger other disorders, such as sinusitis. An allergic reaction is when the body's immune system makes contact with allergens. There are a variety of reactions produced by the body, including disorders of the respiratory tract and sinuses. Sinuses are air-filled cavities in the framework of our heads located behind the forehead and cheekbones. From allergies to sinusitis When allergies are not handled properly, the nasal sinuses have the potential to become inflamed so that the accumulated fluid cannot come out of the sinus cavity. This condition makes sinuses a suitable place for microorganisms to multiply, causing infection or sinusitis. With allergies and inflammation due to sinusitis, more fluid accumulates in the sinus cavities and can cause symptoms, in the form of pain and pressu…

Beware of Skin Bleach Containing Mercury

Have you ever seen a cosmetics product ad that promises white skin in a short amount of time? You should be vigilant. It is possible that one of the active ingredients that are often used in such products is mercury which has harmful effects on health. Mercury is a chemical that can be found as an additive in skin lightening soaps and creams, as well as preservatives for cosmetic products, especially for mascara products and eye makeup remover. Mercury is very popular to be used in the content of whitening products because of its ability to inhibit the formation of melanin, so the skin looks brighter in a short time. Yet behind that, mercury is actually very dangerous. Then you should be wary of products that contain mercury. Mercury Products Circulating in Indonesia Mercury in cosmetic products is used mostly as a whitening agent. Some types of cosmetic products are soap, skin care creams, and face creams for day and night use. In Indonesia, the use of mercury in these products…