Health errors

Rumors keep lingeringErrors and assumptions about health. We clear up the typical and well-known errors. The following 20 false assumptions are scrutinized, refuted and corrected, so that no faith healer or hobby doctor will fall into the trap. Do vegetarians live longer? How can you treat tinnitus? Is snoring dangerous?

Does pre-tanning in the solarium protect against sunburn? You can find the answers here. 1. Stains on fingernails mean calcium deficiency Not correct. The white spots that appear in the nail and grow out with it are not the result of calcium, zinc or vitamin deficiencies. Most of the time it is a question of small injuries or pressure points that arise , for example, during nail care or due to air pockets in the nail plate.

2. Carrots are good for the eyes Not correct. It is true that carrots provide a preform of the vitamin A, which is important for the eyes, beta carotene. However, in normal amounts, this has no effect on our eyesight. However, there is one substance that is responsible for seeing through light and dark.  Therefore, twilight vision actually depends on vitamin A. In contrast to some developing countries, a deficiency of this vitamin rarely occurs in this country.

3. Vegetarians live longer Not correct. According to some studies, vegetarians have a longer life expectancy. However, this does not have to do with giving up meat or other animal products, but with the otherwise very conscious lifestyle of vegetarians – with a balanced diet, little alcohol and cigarettes and more exercise.

4. Alcohol warms you Not correct. Immediately after drinking alcohol it actually gets warm for a short time because the alcohol gets the pulse going. However, due to the vasodilatation, which is also caused, the blood pressure drops so that a reasonable blood flow is no longer guaranteed.

5. Reading in dim light is bad for the eyes Not correct. Reading in low light is one thing above all else: It is tough on the eyes. They dry out and start to burn, so for the moment the eyesight is actually impaired. Driving, for example, should be avoided afterwards. After a recovery phase, however, the eyes are fully efficient again. Spinach is a valuable vegetable that stimulates muscle growth, strengthens eyesight and the respiratory tract.

And the iron actually contained in spinach is not even easily usable. The myth of this particularly iron-rich vegetable has its origin in a comma error. In an iron analysis more than 100 years ago, the actual iron content of 2.9 milligrams in 100 grams of spinach was mistakenly stated to be 29 milligrams. This comma error has been passed on for generations.

Fresh vegetables are healthier than frozen vegetables Not correct. If the vegetables are not from your own garden or from a local farmer, you can assume that frozen vegetables contain more vitamins and are therefore healthier than vegetables from the supermarket.  In addition, it is often harvested immature, while frozen vegetables are ripe and freshly harvested within an hour. In this state, vital substances only degrade slowly. 8. Nothing can be done about tinnitus Not correct.

It is important that a doctor should be consulted at the first ring in the ears or the first ring in the ears. Especially when the symptoms do not decrease after a few hours or a restful night’s sleep. If additional symptoms exist, such as loss of hearing or feelings of dizziness, a doctor should be consulted immediately.

The earlier tinnitus is treated, the better the chances of successfully treating the tinnitus. The greatest chance of doing this is in the first three months after the onset of symptoms.

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