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Foods that stimulate inflammation

Foods that stimulate inflammation

Inflammation is a natural protective reaction of the body. However, chronic inflammation can lead to serious diseases, including cancer, obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Dr. Anastasia Chizhikova, a gastroenterologist and nutrition expert, indicated in an interview with Gazeta news that some foods can contribute to the development of inflammatory processes in the body.

According to her, inflammation can be acute or chronic. Acute inflammation is the body's response to injury over a short period, and appears in the form of pain, swelling, redness, and fever. This is a normal process that helps locate the damage and treat it.

She warns: “Chronic inflammation is a long-term process that can be caused by various factors. Among them are: incurable infections; recurrent acute infections; autoimmunity; stress; malnutrition. It is important to understand that chronic inflammation can lead to serious diseases, Such as: bronchial asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, type 2 diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.

The doctor points out that some foods can contribute to the development of inflammatory processes in the body. Especially increasing sugar in the diet.

She says: “Eating a large amount of sweets and sweetened drinks leads to loading the body with excessive amounts of carbohydrates, which may cause disturbances in the digestive system and the metabolic process. This weakens the body’s immune system and makes it more susceptible to infections.”

According to her, an excess of omega-6 fatty acids, although they are essential for health, like vegetable oils and mayonnaise, can stimulate inflammatory processes. For your information, sources of Omega 6 are corn, sunflower and peanut oils.

She says: “Refined carbohydrates with a high glycemic index (GI) raise the blood sugar level quickly, which negatively affects the functioning of the heart and blood vessels and contributes to obesity. These carbohydrates are found in sweets and pasta.”

In addition, eating red meat and processed meat contributes to inflammation in the body. These foods are rich in saturated fats, which lead to inflammatory processes in fatty tissue. Red meat includes pork, beef and lamb.

She says: “Trans fats, which are found in large quantities in processed and fried foods, such as fast food (burgers, pizza, potato chips), baked goods and sauces, also cause inflammation.”


The main causes of low sexual desire in females

Stress, chronic fatigue, lack of self-confidence, dissatisfaction with personal appearance, and problems with a partner lead to low sexual desire in females.

Dr. Daria Kazakova, a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology, points out in an interview with Gazeta news that the physical condition sometimes leads to a decrease in sexual desire, especially in the case of a low level of testosterone in the woman’s body, as its highest level is observed in the woman’s body at the age of 20-30 years. Then it starts to decrease gradually. This explains why women's sexual desire decreases with age.

According to her, this decline can be observed in the post-childbirth period.

She says: “In the postpartum period, estrogen production decreases and prolactin production increases, which leads to vaginal dryness, and thus to trauma during intercourse. In addition, there are psychological factors - constant fatigue, exhaustion, social isolation. And all of this.” "It leads to decreased sexual desire in the young mother."
The other factor according to her is perimenopause and menopause. During these periods, menstruation becomes irregular or stops. In addition, due to decreased ovarian reserve, the production of estrogen and testosterone decreases.

She says: “Diseases of the female reproductive system, such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, adhesions, and vaginismus, may lead to pain during intercourse, which reduces sexual desire.”

In addition, chronic cardiovascular and endocrine diseases, cancer, and psychological disorders - depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder - can cause decreased sexual desire in women. The cause may also be taking certain medications.

She concludes: “We must understand that there are no fixed standards for the frequency of sexual intercourse. If the couple is happy with everything, and their relationship is harmonious, there is no need to look for a problem, even if their sexual life is not as active as others.”
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