Monthly Archives: September 2013

Obesity

The unbearable weight Obesity and overweight increase the risk of serious inflammatory damage of joints. Moreover, such damage at the "heavyweights" quickly progress to chronic forms and is often brought up the need for surgery. Examining the 32 thousand people, the French doctors confirmed the existence of a link between obesity and osteoarthritis. Unnecessary pounds do not just contribute to the progression of osteoarthritis, increasing stress on the joints. Subcutaneous fat also affects the activity of inflammatory cytokines – molecules of peptide regulators that contribute to the destruction of cartilage. Healthy cartilage is not like skinny Belly delicious low-fat cottage cheese with leaf lettuce, you show concern about their joints, protecting them from osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis – the premature wear of intra- cartilage.

The number of cartilage in the joint decreases as they age. And contribute to this injury, as well as some permanent occupational stress. Today, doctors say to start the treatment of osteoarthritis should be primarily with the restructuring of its diet, the normalization of metabolism and weight loss. By reducing the body weight reduces stress on the joints, but most importantly – improved metabolism in the tissues, and the articular cartilage is slowly but surely recovering. Grow sad – sadness broke his leg, depression, running into a depression, "hits", not only on the mood. It turns out, depends on it, and bone metabolism.

Some researchers believe that the grim and gloomy people prone to depression, have a disproportionately low bone mineral density, which can lead to osteoporosis. They believe that chronic depression may occur violation of intercellular interaction and, consequently, the "wrong" body inflammatory response, which results in – damage and thinning of bone tissue. And that leads to fractures and joint disease. Well, what did not cause for a New Depression? Escape from arthritis twenty years, American scientists from Stanford University, watched by a large group of people aged 50 and above, studying the interrelationship of aging and lifestyle.