Lung illness related to vaping is becoming a common diagnosis these days. As flu season is coming, doctors are worried it may increase the number on vaping-related illness worldwide. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this year in the USA there have been 33 deaths and and 1,479 illness reports related to vaping so far.
CDC records on vaping state that 79% of e-cigarette smokers are under 35 years old and 70% of them are men. It has also been stated that THC consumption is more common than nicotine in patients suffering from lung-desease.
What is causing it?
Health officers still have not identified the component in vapers that is making people sick. The most recent studies from this month have stated that the substance causing lung malfunction on e-cigarettes smokers is Vitamin-E acetate. This vitamin is found in oils and food and it has never been harmful for the human body. However, CDC researchers believe effects on this vitamin may be different if inhaled.
According to Michael Blaha, M.D., M.P.H., director of clinical research at the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, regular cigarettes contain more than 6,000 chemicals that may be harmful for the human body. On comparison, e-cigarettes expose you to fewer toxic chemicals. However, vapers are such a new technology there isn’t still much research on its usage, and the effects on people who smoke from these on a daily basis are still unknown.
“People need to understand that e-cigarettes are potentially dangerous to your health,” says Blaha on an interview for Hopkins Medicine. “You’re exposing yourself to all kinds of chemicals that we don’t yet understand and that are probably not safe”. Vaping is the latest trend, but there is a bigger price to pay and we still have to discover it.
If you’re a regular e-cigarette smoker, pay attention to the following symptoms:
Read more “Is vaping better than smoking? Vaping illness symptoms”
Cutting added sugars or going on a sugar-free diet is one of the best decisions you can make nowadays. Excessive sugar consumption is extremely common and is linked to multiple diseases such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure or dental cavities.
According to the World Health Organization, one out of three adults (39%) in the worldwide population was overweight in 2016. Sugar linked health problems can affect our everyday lives, our mental health and even be deadly. On World Diabetes Day 2019, we bring you some ideas on how to go on a sugar-free diet:
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Barcelona is known for its multicultural population. In this city we celebrate many festivities from all over the world! As a result, Halloween is celebrated in an unique way.
Catalonians know how to keep their traditions alive and have fun! From la Fira de les Bruixes and La Castanyada to parties all night… This city never sleeps. So here we bring you the best things to do in Halloween in Barcelona this 2019:
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Emergencies happen at anytime without warning. Panic and stress can come along if you’re in this situation and don’t know who to call to get help. It is very important that you know what to do in the place you’re staying or living before the emergency appears.
Here’s a list of phones you can call if you find yourself in different emergency situations in the city of Barcelona.
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All of us have been there. Summer is gone and the time to get back to our routine is coming. It’s easy to feel stressed over coming back to work!
If you’re having trouble returning to your routine, here are some tips to get you back on track.
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When it comes to traveling, it is very common to feel nervous and stressed about the up-coming trip. Stress and anxiety can result in panic attacks, that can bother our holidays and vacation schedule. As panic attacks have become very common in tourists visiting Barcelona each year, here we bring you some tips to cope with panic attacks during your vacations:
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Ahh… Traveling. Who doesn’t like the thrill and excitement of knowing new places? As holidays are getting closer, many people plan their vacations for months ahead to get the most of their time abroad. However, despite of our love for traveling, many of us don’t enjoy sitting in an airplane, a car or a train seat for several hours, as being in the same position for a prolonged period of time can cause physical pain and make it hard to sleep comfortably while traveling. The consequences of poor posture can haunt you throughout your stay abroad, that’s why in Doctors Barcelona we bring you six tips to pain-free travel these holidays and enjoy your trip from the moment you take your seat till you get home again.
Read more “Bon voyage! 6 pain-free travel tips for these holidays”
Medical certificates are something everybody needs from time to time. They are extremely important when it comes to providing legal and valid proof for a number of scenarios. You may need them for your job or university or even to be considered “fit to fly”. Or even for ticket reimbursements!
Our English speaking doctors know this and gave us the best information about the importance of medical certificates. If you need one in Barcelona, this is what you need to do:
Read more “Medical Certificate: What You Must Know”
Vaccinations are a very important part of both personal and public health. Vaccines aid in the prevention of contagious and deadly diseases. This practice is recognized as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions. It saves up to 3 million lives worldwide each year from infectious diseases. Such diseases include hepatitis, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, measles and polio. However, despite the research and proven effectiveness of vaccines and the countless lives they have saved, still about half a million people die each year from diseases vaccines could prevent. Read more “Vaccinations: The Time is Now!”
Exploring new places means coming in contact with new germs and surroundings. No one plans to get sick and visit a doctor while traveling, but sometimes it can be unavoidable.
Traveling to Barcelona? Here are the top five most common ailments in the Catalan region. Our doctors in Barcelona have made some recommendations and preventative actions if you find yourself in one of these situations. Some conditions may be mild and will pass quickly with minimum treatment, whereas others may be more serious and need a doctor’s attention. Luckily, Barcelona is full of English speaking doctors that come right to wherever you are. Read more “5 Reasons To Call A Doctor In Barcelona”