Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Flexibility and Strengthening Muscles

Flexibility can be a good and bad thing. Certainly, it helps. It helps in a woman when she’s going to have a baby. It helps with the joints, the ligaments and the tendons over time. It keeps you from being stressed. However, the problem with flexibility is it also can make you more likely to have a knee injury or a problem associated with it. Flexibility needs to be controlled, in a sense. In other words, you can stretch, which is good for you, but you have to strengthen the muscles. If you strengthen the muscles around particular joints that are very flexible, you increase their stability and strength and you decrease the chances of some sort of ligament tear.

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Terminal Illness and Discussing Death

Terminally ill patients may be better off discussing death with their doctors.  A study of 322 terminally ill cancer patients finds those who had discussions with their doctors about their impending deaths received less aggressive medical care and had a better quality of life in their remaining days.  Discussing their deaths with their doctors did not cause patients to be more psychologically distressed.  It did result in lower rates of resuscitation and intensive care visits.  Patients who talked with their doctors about their deaths entered hospice sooner and had a better overall quality of life. 

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Can Duct Tape Remove Warts?

It is one of those old wives tales that has been sticking around, so to speak, for years. Does duct tape help remove warts? Well, here’s the idea. People who have warts are often looking for ways to get rid of them, and warts are notorious for popping up and disappearing out of the blue. One of the most popular options is applying silver duct tape over the wart. The theory is, over time, the sticky adhesive helps remove them. Researchers at the University of Minnesota studied the phenomenon and found the tape did not appear to help.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

What are Fibroids?

One of the most common causes of irregular periods associated with abdominal pain and also a cause of constant stress and feeling of bloating is fibroids. Often women will have an enlargement in the uterus as they get older. Mostly it’s a smooth muscle component and it starts to grow and develop and get bigger. After a while, that takes effect. It’s kind of anatomically in there pushing on every other structure. There are procedures out there. Nonsurgical or minimal surgical procedures that will work

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Dealing with Pain Can Cause Fatigue

Fatigue is a major health issue and it is not really a cause of pain, but it can be the result of pain. If you experience a great deal of pain, it can actually cause fatigue; it can cause you to be tired, depressed, emotionally upset. It’s very important that when we are dealing with pain, we do what we can to try to minimize and understand it so we don’t get caught in that cycle.

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Preventing Colon Cancer

There are many preventive tests out there, but some are more crucial than others because they can make a dramatic impact.  Take colonoscopy.  One in 20 people will develop colon cancer at some point in their lives and the early detection of polyps is crucial to preventing and controlling it.   Colonoscopy is recommended for everyone over age 50, but for people with a family history of colon cancer, it's recommended at 40.  Colonoscopy is done even earlier if a family member suffered colon cancer at an early age. 

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Importance of Staying Hydrated

Dehydration is a problem that can really creep up on people and it’s tough on the kidneys. You need to drink plenty of fluids, plenty of water. If you don’t, you’re going to find that you can actually have muscle tightness and stiffness. You can have kidney issues; you can actually feel more tense. You want to get fluid into your system and one of the best ways is by drinking plenty of water. It will help you out. Hydration is good for the skin. It’s good for the overall body. So drink plenty of water throughout the day.

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Be Careful About Liposuction

Liposuction is certainly a treatment that's effective for trying to get rid of those extra fat pads and problems.  But what a lot of people don't realize about liposuction is that if it's not done properly, or there isn't thought for years down the road, you can actually have pockets or holes that appear like big gaps in the skin.  You might look good, for instance, when you're 28, but when you're 50 you might have that gap there.  So, liposuction needs to have the vision of someone who's looking years down the road.  

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Stress Affects Your Health

You can’t underestimate the role of stress. Stress can lead to high blood pressure. It can actually lead to severe heart problems and problems down the road. It can affect your health. If you’re dealing with stress, take the opportunity to try to find ways to reduce the pressure. To try to kind of cut back on it. Stress is something, a situation, where when you feel the tension, it can affect hormones in the body and cause what we call a catecholamine surge. That is not good if it’s on a consistent basis.

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