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The most famous myths about health, believing in which we not only do not help ourselves, but can even harm.
1. Tingling in the chest indicates heart disease
No, but as a rule, it indicates neurosis or intercostal nerve neuralgia. It can also indicate spinal disorders, such as osteoarthritis or osteoporosis. About cardiovascular diseases will indicate oppressive pain and painful chest tightness.
2. Burn well grease immediately
Not. It is better to cool the burns under cold running water. This will help get rid of the heat absorbed by the tissues of the body and stops the process of further damage. Fat (creamy, sunflower, olive oil, etc.) prevents the effect of this “mechanism” because it creates a thermal insulation coating and does not allow damaged tissue to release heat into the environment. In addition, it is possible to infect a wound with bacteria that contain oils.
3. Mumps in adult men facing infertility
Fortunately, no. Epididymitis, in both boy and adult man, is an extremely rare complication of mumps. Even if this happens, the disease does not cause obstruction of the vas deferens and therefore infertility. While other inflammations of the testicles (for example, orchitis with gonorrhea) can lead to the latter.
4. Milk treats stomach ulcers.
It is not true, although drinking milk for ulcerative pains can bring short-term relief. But really very short. After such a "treatment", there is an increased secretion of digestive juices and a relapse of symptoms. Alkalizing milk has nothing to do with milk. It is a chemical substance that is neutralized by hydrochloric acid, it is not digested and does not cause a secondary increase in the secretion of gastric acid.
5. Breast cancer is an exclusively female disease.
Not. For a hundred cases of breast cancer in women, there is one in men. However, breast cancer in men is more dangerous, because it comes faster to metastases of axillary lymph nodes and other organs. Thus, the operation to remove the affected tissues is more extensive and, as a rule, leads to visible deformation.The surgeon must remove not only the chest, but also the pectoralis major muscle, as well as the lymph nodes located in the armpit.
6. No need to remove the tumor, because it is hello to its rapid development
Opposite! When a tumor is detected in its early stages and quickly removed, then the chances of survival are greatest. The scalpel does not stimulate the development of cancer.
7. Hormones in birth control pills cause hirsutism in women
Fortunately, no. Indeed, hormonal pills used several years ago were not always chemically pure and could contain trace amounts of androgens. Therefore, sometimes after their use in women "mustaches" began to grow. After modern pills increased growth of vegetation on the body is not observed.
8. Cigarettes marked “light” do less harm than regular ones.
Not. There are no cigarettes more or less harmful. Tobacco smoke contains 4000 substances, of which 40 are carcinogenic compounds. From the lungs, they enter the bloodstream and reach every cell in the body, so tumors can occur in places remote from them. Cigarettes marked “light” act in the same way as usual.To make matters worse, in order to feel the power of nicotine, smokers inhale the smoke of these cigarettes even more deeply.