15 medical facts about your health

Grief does not turn gray, love is real­ly a drug, and green tea is not so use­ful. Togeth­er with experts, we sort­ed out many myths about our health. And now we will live in a new way.

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1. People are really divided into owls and larks

It turns out that the bio­log­i­cal rhythms that deter­mine the ten­den­cy to a cer­tain rou­tine of the day are trans­mit­ted to us genet­i­cal­ly. Vio­lent change of these atti­tudes becomes the cause of “social jet­lag” — incon­sis­ten­cy of our inter­nal clocks with the real rhythm of life — and can lead to ner­vous dis­eases.

2. Heavy sports loads do not make us healthier and slimmer

Fit­ness (and any oth­er sport) for more than two hours every day leads to apa­thy, migraines, sleep dis­tur­bances and appetite. And not at all to increase the tone, as we are used to think­ing. But dai­ly 20-minute walks for six months help to lose about three kilo­grams. The path is slow, but absolute­ly safe.

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3. You can drink herring with milk

A healthy diges­tive tract can eas­i­ly han­dle almost any com­bi­na­tion of foods. Prob­lems arise only in case of insuf­fi­cient pro­duc­tion of cer­tain enzymes.

4. Green tea is harmful

The Euro­pean Food Safe­ty Author­i­ty (EFSA) pub­lished a study in which it says that an excess of cat­e­chins (sub­stances of the flavonoid group) found in green tea can cause liv­er dam­age. There­fore, the norm per day should not exceed more than 500 mg of cat­e­chins (1 tea­spoon of loose tea).

5. Allergy to animal fur is a myth. And it is proven!

The acute reac­tion is not caused by the fur of cats and dogs, but by a spe­cif­ic pro­tein con­tained in their skin and sweat.

6. Sweat does not remove toxins

It is respon­si­ble only for ther­moreg­u­la­tion and con­sists of water, salt and elec­trolytes. Harm­ful tox­ins leave our body through the kid­neys and intestines.

7. You can’t catch venereal diseases from sitting on the toilet

Such infec­tions are trans­mit­ted through direct sex­u­al con­tact, cer­tain med­ical manip­u­la­tions, and in utero through the pla­cen­ta. In the toi­let, if basic hygiene is observed, the chance of catch­ing an infec­tion is zero.

8. Antihelmintic drugs are not taken for prevention

All antipar­a­sitic drugs are very tox­ic and there­fore bur­dened with many side effects. Accord­ing­ly, it is sim­ply dan­ger­ous to drink them with­out diag­nosed helminthi­a­sis.

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9. Antidepressants do not improve mood and well-being…

…if you don’t have diag­nosed depres­sion. Not only that, they can pro­voke a severe headache. There­fore, you should drink them only on pre­scrip­tion and under the super­vi­sion of a doc­tor. By the way, con­trary to rumors, these drugs do not cause addic­tion.

10. The mouth is the dirtiest place in the human body

There are as many bac­te­ria in the mouth as there are peo­ple on the plan­et: actin­o­mycetes, fun­gi, spiro­chetes, rick­ettsi­ae, virus­es, etc. That is why doc­tors do not rec­om­mend lick­ing wounds and sores.

11. The feeling of being in love is similar to drug addiction

The state that occurs dur­ing love stim­u­lates the pro­duc­tion of the same neu­ro­trans­mit­ters and hor­mones as when using amphet­a­mines.

12. Gray hair is not caused by stress

The truth is that any seri­ous expe­ri­ences increase the amount of free rad­i­cals in the body, and they nat­u­ral­ly pro­voke pre­ma­ture aging. There is no sci­en­tif­ic evi­dence of the effect of stress on the pro­duc­tion of melanin, which is respon­si­ble for hair col­or. Only genet­ics is respon­si­ble for the appear­ance of gray hair.

13. Sleeping in the cold is bad for the psyche

The low­er the tem­per­a­ture in the bed­room, the high­er the prob­a­bil­i­ty that you will have a night­mare. Doc­tors believe that this is how the brain tries to save a per­son from freez­ing. It is worth lis­ten­ing and warm­ing up in win­ter!

14. The effectiveness of tablets and injections is almost the same

It is believed that injec­tions should be made only in those cas­es when a per­son does not have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to drink a pill (vom­it­ing, vio­la­tion of the swal­low­ing reflex or absorp­tion in the stom­ach and intestines).

15. Crackling in the fingers is not a sign of arthritis at all

This sound is not relat­ed to the inflam­ma­to­ry process, it appears due to the accu­mu­la­tion of gas bub­bles that form in the space between the bones. When the joint works, they burst, and the same crunch is heard.

BUT! If the sound is accom­pa­nied by pain, you should con­sult a doc­tor.

And what myths about health did you believe?

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