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Health Studies
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HLTA02H3
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Lecture 7 Notes
Ageism
oCoined by Robert Butler, basically means discrimination against the elderly
by virtue of their age
oDiscrimination after the age of 65 is very evident
However, mandatory retirement @ 65 has been abolished
oPeople assume there is impairment with age
Sleep
oNorth Americans are not getting enough sleep
Artificial light between dusk and retiring to bed suppresses the sleep
hormone melatonin
Artificial light an hour before one goes to sleep suppresses
melatonin
Hence difficulty in sleeping
o13-18 year olds are reporting to be the most tired, even more so than
baby boomers
1/10 people being woken up by emails/text messages every night
oLack of sleep affects functioning in every department of life
oHypothyroidism
Causes a lack of sleep
Fatigue
oSleep behaviour is key to aging
avoid bright lights after sunset
Study on ibuprofen (anti-inflammatories)
oTaking Ibuprofens such as Advil, Tylenol, and Motrin regularly is found to
reduce the risk of Parkinsons Disease by 38%
www.notesolution.com
oParkinsons Disease
A neurological disorder that results from low dopamine levels in
the substantia nigra
1,000,000 Americans suffer from it
Primarily affects those 50+
Parkinsons possible linked to inflammatory disease
Multiple Sclerosis
oA supposedly autoimmune disorder that results in the immune system
turning on itself
oSymptoms include:
Optic neuritis: inflammation of the optic nerve reducing vision
Fatigue
Intolerance of heat: symptoms worsen with heat
Loss of balance
Frequent urination?
oPaolo Zambone
Suggests MS is not an automimmune disorder
He takes note of the abnormally large amount of Iron deposits in
the brain of MS affected individuals
He suggest that CCSVI (Chronic Cerebro-Spinal Venous
Insufficiency) is responsible for the disorder
He suggests liberating veins in the neck to improve blood flow
Pilot study in Hamilton of 22,000
Using MRI to diagnose but not conclusive
When new immigrants land, they have to wait 3 months to receive their OHIP cards
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Lecture 7 Notes Ageism o Coined by Robert Butler, basically means discrimination against the elderly by virtue of their age o Discrimination after the age of 65 is very evident However, mandatory retirement @65 has been abolished o People assume there is impairment with age Sleep o North Americans are not getting enough sleep Artificial light between dusk and retiring to bed suppresses the sleep hormone melatonin Artificial light an hour before one goes to sleep suppresses melatonin Hence difficulty in sleeping o 13-18 year olds are reporting to be the most tired, even more so than baby boomers 110 people being woken up by emailstext messages every night o Lack of sleep affects functioning in every department of life o Hypothyroidism Causes a lack of sleep Fatigue o Sleep behaviour is key to aging avoid bright lights after sunset Study on ibuprofen (anti-inflammatories) o Taking Ibuprofens such as Advil, Tylenol, and Motrinregularly is found to reduce the risk of Parkinsons Disease by 38% www.notesolution.com
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