Insomnia refers to the manifestation of disorders of the nervous system. Repeated, habitual insomnia is accompanied by nervousness, anxiety, motor restlessness, and excessive meditation. Falling asleep is difficult. Sleep is very sensitive, with waking up in the middle of the night, after which it is difficult to fall asleep again. Dreams are full of terrible pictures, with flights, falls and kashmaras. Persistent, prolonged insomnia often precedes the development of mental illness (senile psychosis, endogenous depression, schizophrenia, etc.) and is one of their earliest symptoms. Continue reading
Normal blood pressure for an adult is considered to be a pressure not exceeding 140/90 mm. Hg st. The first digit shows the systolic pressure, i.e. pressure in the arteries when the heart contracts. The second digit shows diastolic pressure, i.e. when the heart muscle is relaxed between two contractions. A pressure above 140/90 already indicates hypertension (high blood pressure) when the risk of heart disease and strokes increases. Modern electronic devices measuring blood pressure give a slightly high pressure reading compared to old, traditional tonometers with a switch. Electronic tonometers use a fundamentally different principle of pressure measurement – oscillometric (they are more sensitive due to the use of modern electronic pressure sensors) and this must be taken into account when choosing (buying) a tonometer. Continue reading
Health culture is an integral part of the general culture of an educated person. Today, a person with secondary or higher education, but practically not knowing anything about his health and how to maintain it, can be considered uncultured.
Using the thousand-year experience accumulated by mankind to preserve and strengthen one’s health would allow us today to live a long, happy life and not be ill. Continue reading