According to Alzheimer´s society of Canada the number of people with dementia has increased considerably in recent years. Currently there are a little over half a million Canadians with dementia and around 46 million in the world suffer from Alzheimer. As we can see, it is one of the most important challenges for public health in near future specially if we considering that there is no cure for this disease at the moment and the average age of the world population is getting higher.
In consequence early detection can be very helpful. For this reason Dr. David Hepburn and Dr. Robert Sealey give you a very important advice to detect Alzheimer’s with anticipation and can be treated properly.
According to Dr. Sealey an important research has suggested that loss sense of smell probably would be the first indication that a person could have Alzheimer’s. Conforming to scientists of this research the amyloid plaques which are responsible for the cognitive decline in dementia initially begin to accumulate in the part of the brain responsible for the sense of smell. As consequence, to note a loss of sense of smell should be the warning to see a doctor
Consequently Dr. David Hepburn comment that thanks to this discovery now we have an inexpensive alternative that can be done through the sense of smell, replacing brain scans in order to determine if early Alzheimer’s is setting in.
Therefore it is very important to be aware of our sense of smell as Dr. David Hepburn said because the early detection of Alzheimer’s can make a difference not only in the treatment to be followed but in the quality of life, once the disease is diagnosed.
“Die young at an old age…” Dr. David Frederick Hepburn.
The majority of people want to live more years and the most important thing is to live them well. That’s why Dr. Robert Sealey and Dr. David Hepburn give you the following recommendations so that you can live longer and better
The first recommendation is basic, exercise!. Although you do not need to lose weight, exercising is very important. As mentioned by Dr. David Hepburn: Exercising allows your body to release good chemicals for you, which help to you to feel better
The second recommendation is about restoring your body. Sleep, you must sleep enough for your body to recover. Sleeping well helps you to lose weight, to your memory and even to overcome of depression
3. Stop Smoking
One of the best things you can do to your health is stop smoking. In fact Dr. Hepburn recommends not only leave the cigarette but any substance harmful to your health such as excessive alcohol or heroin.
As simple as it sounds smile can contribute to your health. Smiling helps to lower your cholesterol levels and your blood pressure levels.
5. Drink Red Wine
There are several studies that show that drinking red wine in moderation, (which means one or two drinks a day) provide antioxidants that reduce cholesterol and prevent heart attacks, even help prevent colds
6. Eat Chocolate
Dr. Hepburn and Dr. Sealey point out that another recommendation is to eat chocolate. It is important to mention that the darker the better. This reduces the risk of cancer
7. Lose Weight
Finally the last recommendation made by Dr. David Frederick Hepburn. Lose Weight (only if you need it).
Continuing with the topic of the last post, Dr. Hepburn and Dr. Sealey keep demystifying some beliefs of the medical world. In this post they will try to educate us about some things that we have believed for a long time that affect our health despite the fact that various studies indicate that it is not true.
The first myth is about chocolate and junk food. It has always been thought that these two foods cause acne which is false according to Dr. Sealey. In his own words “acne is due to hormones which is a whole different problem bacteria as well. So go ahead and eat as much chocolate and junk food. You’re not going to end up with a pizza face it’s not going to happen”
On the other hand, Dr. David Hepburn clarifies that despite popular belief that shingles is contagious. This absolutely not true, Dr. David Hepburn explains that “shingles is not contagious shingling is obviously not contagious shingles is a painful lesion that comes initially from the chicken pox virus and you tend to get as and you tend to get as you get older it breaks out in blisters but those blisters are not contagious. You can´t catch shingles from somebody who has shingles so that means you can just sidle right up to a men and not worry about catching it”
Another myth mentioned by Drs. Hepburn and Sealey was about aluminum and its relationship with Alzheimer’s. According to the myth cooking with aluminum pots and pans increases the risk of having Alzheimer’s but this is false. While it is true that in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s was found 30 times more aluminum than in a person without this disease the truth is that several studies have proven that the aluminum does not come from the pots used for cooking therefore this it is a myth.
The third myth is about vaccines. Dr. David Frederick Hepburn pointed out that it is completely false that vaccines cause autism. “It has been proven that there is no relationship. Vaccines do not cause autism.”
Finally Doctors spoke about spicy food. It is false that spicy food causes ulcers. So you know, you can eat a lot of spicy without worrying about an ulcer
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How many times have you heard that if you read in the dark you will hurt your eyesight?
This is false. As well as this myth, there are many others with in the world of medicine. In this post Dr. David Hepburn and Dr. Sealey tell you some of the most common myths.
The first, as we said at the beginning, is that Dr. David Hepburn points out is false. In his own words “reading in dim light can damage your vision well that’s not true. Reading in dim light can not damage your vision it can cause you a bit of eye strain but will do nothing to your vision.
Other medicine myth is regarding colds and the climate, Dr. Sealey explains, it is very common to think that there is some relationship between climate and colds but this is completely false. Quoting Dr. Sealey “another myth we he are specially in the winter months in the West Coast is cold wet weather causes colds and flus well of course that’s not true despite what mum told us we want to stay out of the damp chilly stuff but it doesn’t cause colds. Colds are due to respiratory infections from about 200 different viruses”
Following the same problem Dr. David Hepburn enlists a third myth that is very common which is you need antibiotics for colds. Of course this is not true. Dr. David Hepburn states “We still have people coming in to the office do not come into our office ifyou have a cold there is no reason to do that. You don’t need to see adoctor and you don’t need an advisor for colds”
Another common myth according to Dr. Hepburn and Dr. Sealey is about cracking your knuckles which is commonly attributed as a cause of arthritis. This is false actually it may help to prevent this disease as the doctors mentioned. This conclusion was based on a studio made by the Johns Hopkins University. In this studio was proved that “by cracking knuckles or any joints themselves it improves the lubrication the joint kind of opens it up so it actually reduces your risk of arthritis so go ahead and crack up all you”
This is the first part of Myths Dispelled by Dr. David Hepburn and Dr. Sealey. Keep tune for the next post
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Have you ever felt dizzy?
Dr. Hepburn and Dr. Sealey state that dizziness can mean different things to different people and it could be lightheaded or vertigo where you actually truly feel like you’re moving or the room it’s moving about you.
Dr. David Hepburn mention “I’lltell you that dizziness is not uncommon which is another way of saying course is dizziness is common and yes we differentiate between whether it is alight headedness where you’re going to feel like you’re going to faint or the sense that the external environment is spinning about you and that is vertical” Dr. Hepburn explains that one of the most common reasons for dizziness is something called “positional vertigo benign positional brit”
Dr. David Hepburn emphasizes that is called benign because “what happens sometimes with age is there are little stones that build up inside our ears are very small canals of our inner ears and when you turn quickly in a certain way or you get off of the bed you may get the sense of a spinning sensation”. This can be diagnosed and even treated
According to Dr. David Frederick Hepburn another cause of vertigo is something called labyrinthitis which is a little virus that can get sit in the middle ear that causes the spinning sensation, once again Dr. Hepburn mention this treatable.
Dr. Hepburn ended by pointing out that “if your head is spinning and you’re not blonde make sure you see your physician and get that treated”
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Is it good or bad for your health to eat chocolate? Through the “Wisequacks” program, Dr. Hepburn and Dr. Sealey explain the health benefits of eating chocolate. At the begging, Dr. Sealey said that the doctor prescribes “a whole ton of medications various colors and shapes and sizes and not many people really enjoy them but there is a medicine that is actually fairly easy to digest, the chocolate”
Chocolate, according to Dr. David Hepburn and Dr. Sealey brings several medical benefits but it is important to know that are some specific chocolates that produce greater health benefits. Dr. Sealey mention “apparently the chocolate has to be a certain type most people crave the milk chocolate but chocolate the darker the better and if it has a higher content that’s right cocoa bean that’s better for you”
The doctors point out that these types of chocolates are rich in antioxidants and omega-3s achieving as a consequence that its consumption cleans up our arteries and prevents a lot of diseases. In words of Dr. Sealey eat chocolate “reduces things like our cholesterol and our blood pressure may even prevent diabetes. Studies show that people who eat a lot of chocolate not only look smarter but acts smarter” however it must be emphasized that in order to see the benefits in our health, chocolate must be bitter and the higher percentage of cocoa the better.
Dr. David Hepburn claimed “chocolate lowers your blood pressure is good for your heart good for your mood”
Finally, Dr. David Hepburn and Dr. Robert Sealey urged you to consume more chocolate with a high cocoa content and thereby improve your health.
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Dr. Hepburn and Dr. Sealey In their well-known program, Wisequacks talked about the importance of taking care of urinary incontinence
First at all Dr. David Hepburn begun saying that “Urinary incontinence is an under-diagnosed and under-reported medical condition that affects whopping a number of you but it takes about six to nine years for the average person with urinary incontinence to come to a doctor” Dr. Hepburn emphasize that for some reasons and social stigmas a lot of people do not visit doctors for this problem.
Dr. Sealey accentuate that one main problem is the syndrome called “overactive bladder where I get this twitchy sort of contraction of the muscles and it makes me feel like I have to go quite frequently and urgently sometimes over eight times a day” This syndrome indicates Dr. Hepburn and Dr. Sealey affects about 1 in 6 adults
Dr. David Frederick Hepburn mention that if you have this problem is a pathology and it is very important to see a Physician which helps you with this and actually there are a lot of things that you can do to treat this syndrome. On the other hand Dr. Hepburn commented that there is another type of incontinence called “stress incontinence” Dr. David Hepburn defines this kind of incontinence as one that is caused by the stress.
Another important incontinence is the one that “where if you laugh or a cough or sneeze you may actually leak a little bit” this happens a lot to the women “who have a weak pelvic floor from giving birth to say children or locomotive or a man who’s had a prostatectomy prostate”. The important thing as mentioned by Dr. Hepburn is that there are many ways to treat the syndrome and why you should not suffer from incontinence
In the words of Dr. David Frederick Hepburn himself “there’s somethings that can be done don’t suffer for six to nine years with stress incontinence or overactive bladder syndromes there are lots of things that can be done ranging from medications of course to simple little procedures”
So remember if you suffer from incontinence or overactive bladder visit the doctor and have him take care of the problem.