How to treat Fatty Liver Disease (Hepatic Steatosis)? Find out now!

It is estimated that more than 80 million people suffer from hepatic steatosis or liver steatosis. In other words, about 8% of the population suffers from an excessive accumulation of fat in this organ, the second largest in the body, which means that 5 to 10% of the liver mass is made up of fat. Fatty liver: what is it? The fat we ingest is metabolized...

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Parrot beaks: relieving discomfort

Parrot beaks can cause pain and loss of quality of life. The risk increases with age. However, it is possible to relieve the discomfort. Parrot beaks are the popular name for a degenerative disease called osteophytosis. They are small bony protrusions (osteophytes) that result from abnormal growth of bone tissue around a joint. These protrusions...

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Scoliosis: how to stop this problem?

A scoliosis is an abnormal three-dimensional curvature of the spine that is most marked in the frontal plane. When this curve exceeds 10 degrees in the radiographic measurement, it is called scoliosis. People with this problem may have curvatures of the spine on the sides – and also rotation of the vertebrae – which often results in...

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all you need to know

Asthma: causes, symptoms and main treatments According to the World Health Organization (WHO) asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases in the world, and even the most common in pediatric age. Worldwide, 235 million people suffer from asthma and in Portugal alone, more than 600,000 people have this disease. About 80% of asthma patients also...

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Cervical cancer: symptoms, causes and treatment

Cervical cancer is a worrying problem in Portugal, where it is higher than in the vast majority of other European countries. Moreover, in Europe, it is the eighth most frequent neoplasm in women. This type of cancer develops in the cervix, which is the area where the uterus enters from the vagina. It mainly affects sexually active women between...

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What is lupus and how is it treated?

O Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic inflammatory disease, autoimmune in nature, that can affect the skin, joints, kidneys, lungs, nervous system and several other organs. The cause of lupus is an inadequate reaction of the immune system, whose antibodies produced, instead of fighting the disease, will attack the cells of the body’s...

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learn about this chronic intestinal disease

Crohn’s disease: everything you need to know A Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that can affect any part of the digestive tract. However, it usually affects the terminal part of the small intestine (ileum) and the large intestine (colon). This inflammation can reach the entire thickness of the intestinal wall and...

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What is atherosclerosis: symptoms and treatment

A Atherosclerosis is a chronic degenerative cardiovascular disease, which damages the arteries due to the accumulation of lipids (cholesterol and other fatty elements) in their walls, triggering an inflammatory process. It is a disease with a high prevalence in the population and is largely related to less healthy behaviors and lifestyles in our...

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Prostate cancer – risk factors, symptoms and treatments

Prostate cancer is a malignant tumor of the prostate, a male gland located below the bladder and surrounding the urethra. It is one of the most common cancers in men, and is also the second leading cause of cancer death in men. It is usually a silent disease that only shows symptoms in its advanced stages. Prostate cancer is caused by alterations...

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What is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

&#13 ; &#13 ; A chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a respiratory pathology that makes breathing difficult and progresses slowly and progressively. &#13 ; COPD patients have difficulty expelling air from their lungs. A situation that causes coughing and shortness of breath. &#13 ; Smokers are the most affected by this...

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