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Flushing with embarrassment, shame, anger or joy is a natural reaction of our body. Responsible for this is the autonomic nervous system. It controls all processes which are not subject to our will and which we therefore can not consciously control. These include primarily the so-called vital functions such as breathing, circulation, metabolism and water balance.

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Carbonic acid tingles pleasant on the tongue and promotes the perception of fine taste differences in food and wines - say the proponents. Others just find the tingling uncomfortable and avoid carbonated drinks. What carbon dioxide causes in the body, we explain here. Sprudel of natural origin The largest part of the German mineral water springs originates volcanic regions with strongly Kohlendioxidhaltigem rock.

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Side stitching on the left side, side stitching on the right or on both sides at the same time can not be avoided when jogging. But what is behind it? Sideways - also known as side stitches - is a fairly harmless pain, but it can become so strong while running that you have to interrupt your movement.

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Salutogenesis is the science of the creation and maintenance of health. Salus comes from the Latin and means health, the word part-genesis literally means emergence. Thus, salutogenesis is seen as a counterpart to the pathogenesis which describes the development of disease.

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All of a sudden, one is no longer master of his senses and any perception of the outside world disappears: the powerlessness (lat. Syncope) is a frightening state. There are a few typical situations in which people often faint. Thus, in very low blood pressure or shock states often synonymous fainting.

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When a human being is born, the skeleton consists of more than 300 bones or cartilages. If the human is then adult, the skeleton has only about 206 to 214 bones (depending on the count, the number may vary slightly), which are half in the hands and feet. In the course of development, the bones partially grow together (for example skull, hand), become more stable and resilient, thus strengthening the human skeleton.

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Anyone who has ever been physically active, knows him - the sore muscles. But what exactly is soreness and how does it arise? For energy generation, the aerobic (with oxygen) and the anaerobic (without oxygen) metabolic pathways are available to the muscle. The fuels used are carbohydrates and fats.

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Turmeric (also called Curcuma longa) is a native of Southeastern Asia subspecies of the turmeric plant. It belongs to the ginger family and is grown especially in India. Maybe you have ever seen pictures of an Indian trader with his brightly colored spices? Among them could have been the turmeric spice.

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Xylitol (chemical: pentane pentene) belongs to the group of sugar alcohols, which include, for example, sorbitol or lactitol. It is mainly used in the food industry as a sugar substitute. Here, the substance is particularly popular because it is said to have an anti-cariogenic effect. Xylitol, in contrast to ordinary table sugar (sucrose), has no harmful effect on our teeth, but should even have a positive effect on our dental health.

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Anyone who has ever cut onions, knows what happens then - the eyes start to cry, we cry! But why is that? As long as the onion is uncut on the kitchen board, there is neither the flavor nor the tear factor. However, as soon as it is cut, the cells of the onion release substances that form a gas that rises into the eyes.

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It is a symptom that affects millions of people every day and for which there are hardly any remedies. From the office we rush into the canteen, treat ourselves to a nice meal of soup, main course and dessert, go back to the desk and are suddenly attacked by an unruly fatigue.

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Basically, a short-lasting hiccup is nothing bad and medically usually insignificant, yet the loud vocal "Hickser attacks" are usually annoying, moreover, they almost always occur in the most unlikely situations. What happens with hiccups? Hiccough, in medicine Singultus (lat.

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Although humans can survive for about a month without food, but only a maximum of five to seven days without drinking. Nevertheless, an empty stomach announces very loud and audible very quickly. When it comes to food, the stomach talks. And: He "talks" especially when there is nothing to eat, what happens?

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At first it's just a feeling that seems to be sitting deep between the throat and the ears. Then the mouth opens a little, and the lungs suck in air. More and more, the mouth widens in length, the eyes close, and sometimes tears come in because the facial muscles press on the lacrimal glands.

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Hardly any other term is used so often in the optometrist - but hardly anyone knows exactly what is meant by diopters. An attempt to explain: Diopter is a measure of the strength with which a lens breaks the light. Thus, the diopter is also a measure of the refractive error of the eye.

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Not a few people have different blood pressure values ​​between the right and left arm. Experts therefore recommend a comparison measurement on both arms. If a measurement difference of more than 10 mmHg is detected, the measurement should always be performed on the arm with the higher values. Low blood pressure differences of up to 10 mmHg between both upper arms have no pathological significance and occur more frequently in healthy people.

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When about 20 years ago the first German breweries began to market non-alcoholic beer, they were well ahead of their time. They followed a trend that was just beginning to emerge at the time: the desire to stay physically and mentally fit. Large selection In the meantime, beer drinkers can choose between around 70 different brands.

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Each human has between 150,000 and 450,000 platelets (platelets) per microliter of blood. Platelets play an important role in our body, especially for blood clotting. If it falls below the value of 150,000 platelets, it is called a thrombocytopenia (thrombocytopenia).

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Taurine gained its fame as an additive in energy drinks such as Red Bull ®: The substance is intended to enhance the effect of the caffeine also contained in the drinks and to improve their performance. Taurine also occurs as a natural compound in the body. Read here what exactly taurine is, what it does in the body and what side effects it can have in energy drinks.

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Myogeloses are indurations of the muscle that can be palpated in a knot or bead. As a rule, myogeloses are sensitive to pressure and cause movement restrictions. These pea to olive-sized muscle thickening arise along the fiber path of the muscles. The emergence of these hardenings is a process that can last for months.

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