Saturday, May 31, 2008

Things About Skin Restoration

A lot of cosmetic surgery patients are seeking advice about aging wish as complete restoration of youth as possible. Generally, plastic surgery deals with large changes visible from distance. The focus of a plastic surgeons should be on those changes of structures of the face which can be treated surgically.

While patients, have always been concerned with the details. They always wanted the facelift and eyelid operations to eliminate wrinkles around the mouth, the eyes, in the cheek and even in the neck. Operations obviously cannot do these things but only to smooth the fine wirnkles of the skin.

There are also some patients who seek help with skin surface who have extensive irregularities, including pits and scars resulting from acne. Many of these have been treated in the past by dermabrasion with different results.
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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Detection Diseases Through Breath

Scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the University Of Colorado at Boulder have shown that, by blasting breath with laser light, they can detect molecules that may be markers for diseases such as asthma and cancer.

During breathing, we inhale and exhale more than a thousand types of molecules like carbon dioxide and oxygen; distinct combinations and amounts in our breath can be signs of specific diseases. The test, called optical frequency comb spectroscopy, works on the basis that molecules vibrate and rotate at discrete frequencies of light, so their presence- and concentrations- in breath can be identified from thses frequencies.

According to the researchers' article in the online edition of Optics Express, the technique- which has yet to be tested in clinical trials- has the potential to be powerful, low-cost and rapid enough that doctors may someday be able to screen for diseases simply by sampling patients breath.
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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

LifeSaver Drug After Ischemic Strokes

The drug t-PA has been a lifesaver after ischemic strokes, dissolving clots blocking blood flow to the brain and thus minimizing brain injury and aiding in long-term recovery. But it is only if given within 3 hours of onset. An experimental drug, NXY-059, can double that wondow to 6 hours by helping to keep brain cells alive until t-PA can be given.

In a study reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, patients were started on treatment with either the drug or placebo, within 6 hours of stroke onset. Three months later, 4 percent more of patients in the treatment group had fully recovered, and the group overall had somewhat less disability. Considering the lasting damage strokes can cause even these modest improvement are important. (Source: RD-June 2008)
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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Components Of Migraines

Migraines may not be just a different type of headache- they may be the result of a different type of brain.

According to the study published in Neurology, the somatosensory cortex- the part of the brain that helps process sensory information, including pain- is an average of 21 percent thicker in migraine suferers. Repeated migrain attacks may lead to or to be result of, these structural changes, said the study's author Dr. Nouchine Hadjikhani of the Martinos Centre for Biomedical Imaging at Massachussetts General Hospital in Boston. The long-term overstimulation of the sensory fields in the cortex could explain these changes. It's also possible that people who develop migraines are more sensitive to stimulation.

It was said that the results indicate the brains sensory mechanism are important components in migraine. This may explain why people with migraines often also have other pain disorders, such as back and jaw pain. (Source: RD-June2008)
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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Before Removing Fat Tissue

If you are having problems with fat tissues that is not responding to diet and exercise, a liposuction may be an extremely valiable procedure and deserves your considerattion.

Fat tissue removal is available for selected use for different conditions. Any individualy contemplating this type of treatment will require a personal examinataion and consultation. To determine whether or not you are suitable for the procedure. Each individual must be examined carefully to determine what may be best for each case.

The size and shape of the blody is genetic. Characteristics are manifest depends to a certain extent on calarie intake and energy expenditure. You should be aware that we all have a definite number of fat cells. The removal of cells will prevent the fat from re-accumulating in those areas treated.
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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Payment Of Cosmetic Surgery

Most reputable plastic surgical offices continue with the policy and require sufficient time for personal checks to clear. Many are now accepting credit card for payment.

Financing referal can be more expensive for the patients. Chartered banks will make consumer loans at interest rates far lower than patients would receive through the surgeons offices. You can save more money in a savings account or in an interest bearing certificates through the bank than to pay a credit agency with high interest rate.

Sometimes a cosmetic surgery may result a secondary surgical procedure. Most surgeons will not charge. However, the cost of the operating room and anaesthesia maybe charge to the patient. It is best to deal a second surgical procedure with the same surgeon if you have maintained a good relationship. Clarify the charges before the surgery. Generally, the cost of complications are included in the initial fees.
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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Role Of Computer Imaging In Cosmetic Surgery

Today the computer technology have played a big role in cosmetic surgery . This allow the patient to see the expected outcome of the surgery. The major concern expressed at the time the computer become available for imaging was that it could be used as a tool to help sell an operation. But it should be to to educate and clarify the possible limits and benefits of the surgery.

Although this has educational value, computer imaging also a source of confusion. Sometimes, patients have unrealistic expectations of surgery. The important needs to communicate can be done in more traditional ways for patints who have realistic expectations.
(source: Flapartz Press)
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Thursday, May 15, 2008

How to Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome

People with abdominal pain, bloating and constipation should tell their physicians. The solutions can be as simple as increasing water and fibre intake (25grams daily) or trying probiotics. If symptoms persist, testing for more serious causes is warranted. Drugs that treat underlying problems can help too.

Try to walk or exercise a lot and make sure that take a lot of water. This will help your digestive systemt to move fast and release more gas and releive constipation. Eating food high in fiber like fruits and vegetable can be a big help as wwell.
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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Causes of Allergic Rhinitis

Allergies are cause by hypersensitivity to certain foods, dust pollen, moulds and animal dander. Allergy sufferers may be affected by any combination of year-round and/or seasonal allergens. Whe the body is affected by substances that you are allergic to Histamine is released by the Immune sytem. It creates changes in tissue that cause allergy symptoms ranging from runny nose, nasal congestion and watery eyes, to wheezing, hives, rashes and itchiness.

Seasonal allergic rhinitis or hay fever, occurs at the same time each year usually in response to pollen in the air. Trees release pollen in the spring, grasses, weeds in late spring and early summer and ragweed in late summer and autumn until the first frost. Sensitivity tends to increase with more and more exposure. Allergies seems to get worst toward the end of the season. Weather condition also play a big role in the severity of the seasonal allergies. You may have more iriitation on windy days when more pollen is airborne. Rain on the other hand, tends to clear the air of pollen and you may find these times more comfortable.

Perrenial allergic rhinitis affects people all year-round because the allergens house dust, animal dander, mould etc- are continually a part of the environment. Allergic reactions may also be trigeered by smoke and perfume. Unlike seasonal allergic rhinits, perennial allergic rhinits tends to worsen in winter, when people are likely to spend more time indoors.
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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Some Allergens and How to Treat Them

It's spring now and my allergy is starting to bother me. That's why I always have my medicine with me. It's good that the allergy of one of my kids is not as worst as before. Allergies are hard on kids. And they can also be hard on busy parents. Missing school days mean time off from work, skpped social engagements and unwanted interruptions in the day to day schedule. As a parent, you know that when your kids don't sleep, neither do you. And when your child doesn't feel well, you feel helpless and vulnerable too.

Our immune system seeeks out harmful germs or viruses in our bodies and neutralizes them before they can make us sick. But sometimes, the immune system makes mistakes. It overreacts and neutralizes harmless substances called allergens, such as pollen or animal dander.

When the immune system detects allergens in the body, it releases chemicals called histamine. Histamine cause inflammation of the nose, eyes and skin (swelling and redness). The result is whole range of allergy symptoms, including runny nose and itchy eyes or skin. Common allergen are, * Pollen from trees, grasses or weeds, * Dust Mites, * Animal dander, * Moulds, and * cockroaches.

The first step in treating allergies is to avoid the allergens themselves. Unfortunately, creating an allergen-free environment is easier said than done. But it is possible to reduce the exposure to common allergens.

Here are some simple tips to help you fight back the allergies;

Dust Mites
* Keep sheets and blankets clean
* Wash stuffed animals often
8 Don't keep things under the bed.

* Keep the pet out of the bedroom
* If you have a dog, wash the dog often ( about 2x a week)

* Keep windows closed during the day
* Keep indoors when there's a lot of pollen in the air ( usually between dawn and 10 am)

The second line of defense against allergens is medication. Effective medications are available to help remove allergy symptoms.
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Thursday, May 8, 2008

How To Know A Skilled Cosmetic Surgeon

When you call for a plastic surgery consultation, you should fee that you are handled in a courteous, kind and professional manner, from start to finish. This will be an important indication of how skilled the surgeon's office in dealing with any concerns.

The consultation begins when the patients arrives in the clinic. Some surgeons wee all their patients on certain office days where you are likely to be sitting with a patients recovering from a skin cancer operation... Others prefer to see their patients on separate days because these consultations are scheduled in a more elective fashion. You may be one of the patient in the office at the time.

Cosmetic surgery is surgery, and should never be treated as minor. All medications and allergies should be listed as well as previous surgery of all kinds, especialy the previous esthetic surgery.

The consulatation may last for 15 to 20 minutes to 1 hour or longer. You should not object if the surgeon request to contact your family doctor for information about your past medical history unles if there is any particular reasons. This information may be helpful when secondary surgery is being contemplated.

The surgeon may want to know the main reason you are seeking for advice. The surgeon will need to examine you and this will involve a general inspection of the areas of concern. This is a matter which require confidence in the doctor and you should feel you are being treated courteously and professionally.
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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

How To Verify A Plastic Surgeon's Credentials

Many non-plastic surgery surgeons have been attracted to the relatively free-market because esthetic suregery has become a subject as other aspects of health care. Many certified non-plastic-surgery surgeons, non-surgeon medical doctors are now doing esthetic surgery and patients are faced with difficult and confusing choices.

Plastic Surgery certification means a trained M.M has completed three or more pre-medical school years of University, four yeard of medical school and certification examinations and who underwent a further fice to seven years training. First in all aspect of surgery and then in plastic and reconstructive surgery. He/she would then be recommended by his/her superiors for the privilege of writing a written examination in PLastic and Reconstrcutive Surgery, administered by the Royale College of Physicians and Surgeons. If this was all passed then eligiblibility for further oral examination. After passing, he/she will then have a certification in PLastic and Reconstructive Surgery. She/he was not allowed to sit for oral axams until a portfolio of personal cases was assembled and submitted to the Board of Plastic Surgery. The certified surgeon may then feel further experience is a a benefit and enroll as fellow in one of the special areas of interest within plastic surgery, such as hand surgery, cranio-maxilofacilal surgery..

Many doctors don't have this training but have decided to do esthetic surgery. After years of fighting an inter-specilaty with their sister specialists in ear, nose and throat surgery, plastic surgeons are beginning to acknowledge that there is no legal way the field of esthetic surgery can be reversed as their exclusive domain. The argument with ear, nose and throat surgeons may finally be subsiding. However, many specialties and non-specialitist are flooding into the field including other surgical specialists such as eye surgeons (opthalmologist and gynecologist. And even non-surgical doctors like Dermatologist, general practitioners, and even dentists. Beware of those who are claiming themselves to be a memeber of Board of Cosmetic Surgery. You should also ask if the surgeon is board certified and in what field. Ask for appropriate certificates. This should be displayed for eay access.

Whether or not a surgeon is right for you, exthetic procedure depends on many factors. To verify a surgeon's credentials,one of the best sources is the telephone hotline by the Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. They will send you information crochures if desired.
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Saturday, May 3, 2008

Misleading Sources Of Plastic Surgeons

Other sources of informations in choosing a plastic surgeon may be useful or unreliable, depending on the individual situation. Estheticians and Hair Stylists, trainers and instructors, may or may not be a reliable sources. If they see a significant number of people who have had esthetic surgery, they will comment on such issues as scars, and patient satisfaction. However, all surgeons encounter complications, and there may be a tendency to criticize a surgeon because of one unfortunate case. Similarly, Knowing one patient who had a successful surgery is a good reference but it does not mean another patient will have a similar result.

Advertising was banned in professional groups but this began to change in the 1970's. Lawyers argued that advertising was a useful means of informing the public about their services and credentials. Later the court challenges made advertising is possible for doctors as well. For the patient, advertisement may be informative but can also be misleading.
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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Family Doctor's Role In Plastic Surgery

The family doctor maybe a usefullresource in making a recommendation or give a list of several names. How reliable will depend on a number of factors. Many patients do not ask their family doctor because they believe that their doctor will disapprove on esthetic surgery as frivolous. They are less familiar with the current state of esthetic surgery because of the simultaneous movement of esthetic surgery out of the hospital to the private facility and the decrease role of the family physician in the hospital.

Most are willing and interested to find a good surgeon for their patients. Those who still maintain close contact with their hospital colleagues will be familair with plastic surgeons doing much traumatic and reconstructive surgery. Some of these plastic surgeons also do excellent esthetic surgey, and some do very little. You may need to digg a little bit deeper to be resonably certain, as to how qualified a surgeon is to deal with your particular problem.
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