Home remedies for pressure ulcers

home remedies for pressure sores The pressure ulcers are those that occur when a person is recovering and should remain on bed rest in bed, if you use a wheelchair or can not reposition itself.

They are clinically called bedsores or pressure, a name that denotes that are caused by the pressure of certain parts of the body on a surface, here are some home remedies for pressure sores.

These ulcers usually appear in areas where there is bone or cartilage, which may occur in the hips, knees (back), heel and shoulder, among others, is a condition that can be reversed if detected early, if not cured becomes a chronic skin lesion.

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Properties of almond oil

properties of almond oil The almonds are rich in healthy fats, proteins, minerals and vitamins. Is widespread use of almond oil, especially as an ingredient applied to make many homemade cosmetic recipes. But the properties of almond oil not only that. In addition to its high nutritional value have some medicinal uses that may be helpful for certain diseases and health problems.

However, the almond oil is best known for its excellent properties for skin and hair. It is used to soften all skin types, including dry and battered. It is emollient, moisturizing and inflammatory. It is also widely used as massage oil because it is lower viscosity oil; this allows the therapist to slide their hands with greater fluency and also brings a benefit to the skin.

There are many homemade recipes with almond oil for damaged hair. Provides softness and shine while it nourishes and strengthens it. Continue reading “Properties of almond oil”

Epidermis: The outer barrier of the organism

epdermis: The outer barrier of the organismThe top layer of skin is the epidermis. Here hair, skin glands and the nails began.

The epidermis is the outermost layer of the body. The feet and hands she is to thick to one to two millimeters, and forms a distinct stratum corneum, while in other places – measured according to body-about 0.5 to 1.0 millimeters. The epidermis consists mainly of water and is divided into clearly separable layers. This stratification is a very orderly process of differentiation of epithelial cells (keratinocytes) state. The layers of the epidermis are very dynamic, the new cells is based on stem cells and development and maturation of the cells are subject to many external and internal influences. For example, aware that the proliferation index in skin acht und zehn morning around the clock on the biggest and the evening between 20 und 22 clock is the lowest.

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Dermatophyte and fungal diseases of the skin

fungal diseasesThe dermatophytes are a special group of fungi that have a growth in the skin, hair and nails in customized and specialized. Their special features with enzymes such as keratinases, elastases and collagenases it able to dissolve the proteins and structures in the human skin to settle and thus cause infection. The infections usually remain localized, so the typical diseases are named after the infected body. An infection by dermatophytes is known medically as “Tinea”. After the body regions such as Tinea pedis (foot), Tinea manuum (hand), tinea capitis (head), tinea corporis (upper body), tinea barbae (beard) and tinea faciei (face) distinction. The best known form is probably the athlete’s foot. A large European study (Achilles Project) to follow around a quarter of German suffering at least temporarily, from athlete’s foot. One in seven has an infection of the nails (tinea unguium or onychomycosis) on. Continue reading “Dermatophyte and fungal diseases of the skin”

How to prevent stretch marks

Most women over a lifetime go through situations that can cause stretch marks, such as pregnancy, dramatic weight changes, among other things. However, it is possible to get rid of them and, because of this, which then will give you some tips to prevent stretch marks.

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Stretch marks go through different stages. At first, linear lesions appear as shades of pink-purple, slightly over-high and swollen. Over time, become pearl colored or white, becoming slightly deepen the appearance of wrinkles. The origin and development of stretch marks is related to changes in the skin structures that provide capacity for tension and elasticity.

Be prevented, but for this it is necessary to follow certain behaviors. Good hydration is essential to help maintain the skin elastic structure; it is advisable drink two liters of water a day, minimum.

Carry an adequate and balanced daily diet is also crucial: we must incorporate foods with vitamins C, B, E and minerals like zinc and copper (whole grain cereals, cocoa, liver, kidney, legumes, nuts, etc…) And silicon (chickpeas, pumpkin, yeast, wheat bread, etc.) that stimulate collagen production. Continue reading “How to prevent stretch marks”