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Diabetes

Diabetic Amyotrophy

Approximately one percent of people with diabetes develop diabetic amyotrophy. Also, referred to as proximal diabetic neuropathy, this is a type of peripheral nerve disease. It is a diabetes complication that affects the nerves, mostly affecting the thighs, buttocks, hips and lower legs. The symptoms that occur are the result of damage to these nerves in these areas of the body. While rare, all people with diabetes mellitus should know about diabetic amyotrophy, so that they can tell when it is time to see their doctor.CAUSES OF THIS TYPE OF DIABETIC NEUROPATHY The majority of people who develop this condition have Type 2 diabetes and are over age 50. Men develop it more often than women. It is caused by nerve damage that can result from high blood sugar levels. Because of this, people wi

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Diabetes

How to Lose the Killer Fat Around Your Tummy

When you are diagnosed with diabetes, the first bit of advice you get from your doctor is: lose weight. Fact is... most diabetics carry too much belly fat.You have two kinds of fat around your waist... subcutaneous fat and visceral fat.Subcutaneous fat is fat that is located under the skin. It is visible fat and is usually soft and squishy, the reason it is often referred to as 'love handles' when it is around your waist. If you are not overweight and lead an active life, this kind of fat is not dangerous even if your tummy protrudes a little bit. It only becomes a problem if you become seriously overweight.Visceral fat is different. It is not so visible. This is because it is 'deep fat', ie lies within the abdominal wall where it surrounds organs and releases hormones (which is why it is

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Cosmetic Surgery

What’s the Recovery Time After Plastic Surgery?

Patients have different ways of tolerating pain after an operation and this is taken into consideration. According to some, pain is associated with an aching body part. To others, pain means great discomfort. After their operation, they are given appropriate medications, which help reduce pain and discomfort. Many facial cosmetic surgeries cause minimal discomfort after. Liposuction feels a little more uncomfortable while operations that involve elevation or muscle tightening like abdominoplasty cause discomfort equivalent to that of a cesarian section.How long does it take for patients to recuperate and when can they go back to their regular activities?The length of time needed to recover after plastic surgery is different since this depends on the procedure and patient who has undergone

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Diabetes

Diabetic Bracelets

Diabetes can affect all areas of your life, so it is important to consider your diabetes at all times. This includes letting medical personnel know that you are a diabetic. Diabetic bracelets are the easiest way to make it obvious that you are a diabetic. When people see your bracelet, they will know what type of diabetes you have so that any care provided can be tailored to this.WHY MEDICAL ALERT BRACELETS FOR DIABETICS ARE IMPORTANT All people with diabetes should have a diabetes medical alert bracelet. This tells first responders and other people that you are a diabetic to help to ensure the safest treatment possible during a medical emergency. Should you be unable to speak for yourself during an emergency, diabetic bracelets will tell those helping you what they need to know to provid

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Cosmetic Surgery

Sculpt & Define Abs Muscles Using Vaser Hi-Def Treatment

Everyone has a part of the body that they are unhappy with. When they don't see any major results when they've been working out at the gym, lots of overweight people can find it hard to keep themselves motivated. For the body-conscious, Vaser treatment can give a kick-start to help to make people try harder, as they might find it easier going to the gym when they are not so focused on their body hang-ups.The male body proportion is different from the female form. Fat tends to accumulate on the abdomen, contributing to a round, unhealthy-looking stomach which is often difficult to lose with healthy eating and exercise alone. Most men want a flat, athletic stomach and Vaser Lipo is a treatment that can make their underlying muscle visible.Even slim, fit men can have a pot belly, as fat tends

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Diabetes

What Is the Best Substitute for Sugar?

As every type 2 diabetic knows, our basic problem is having too much glucose (sugar) floating around in our bloodstreams rather than having it get into our muscle cells because the receptors in those cells are blocked with fat. This excess sugar will eventually damage the vital organs of our bodies... heart, kidneys, brain, feet and eyes... unless you can get rid of it.Addictive nature of sugarThere's no doubt that sugar is addictive.Doctors inject naloxone when a person has overdosed on heroin. This medication prevents the heroin from attaching to receptors in the brain and the patient usually recovers quickly.In controlled studies, researchers have offered volunteers sugary foods and have recorded how much they ate. Later, under the same conditions, they have given the same volunteers na

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Cosmetic Surgery

Restore Ageing Sagging Skin With PDO Thread Lift Treatment

If you feel that as you've grown older the skin on your face has become loose or that it's starting to sag, and you would like a tighter, fresher, more youthful look without having any invasive surgery, then you should really consider PDO thread lift treatment.When we age it causes the skin tissue to become thinner because the collagen and elastin fibres break down, and this results in sagging skin, creases, folds, lines and wrinkles. PDO threads are a non-surgical treatment which can restore the face and neck, giving it back a youthful shape. They can improve and reduce sagging loose skin, such as the jowls, cheeks, neck and drooping eyebrows.At a consultation the cosmetic doctor will discuss your needs and decide what sort of result you are looking for. They will decide which areas they

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Yoga

5 Excellent Tips for a Successful Yoga Teacher Training

If you are just about to head for your yoga instructor training and thinking that you will certainly return as a skilled and proficient yoga teacher. You may be wrong!As just by simply getting enrolled in renowned educational institutions of the world not necessarily will turn you into a successful person, in the same way, completing your 200- hour yoga teacher training course from a renowned yoga school will not turn into a successful yoga instructor. For a successful yoga teacher training, rather than just being totally dependent and reliant on your mentors, One needs to be completely dedicated, committed and put their efforts as well.Here are 5 tips you need to follow to make your 200-hour yoga instructor training successful:1. Proper Time Management: Because of the comprehensive curri

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Back Pain

Increased Cases of Pre-Pregnancy Back Pain: Causes, Symptoms and Prevention

Back pain is one of the most common problems faced by women during pregnancy. Every 2 out of 5 pregnant women experience back pain at some stage. However, the pain can't be absolutely avoided; you can surely prevent it from getting worse and ease the discomfort.What Causes Back Pain during Pregnancy?Our joints and bones are connected with tissues called ligaments. During pregnancy, the hormone called 'Relaxin' tends to loosen the ligaments. This generally occurs early on as the level of relaxin is at peak during 10-14 weeks of pregnancy. A woman is most likely to have lower back pain in the first trimester.During the second and third trimester, the expanding womb and the weight of the fetus further puts stain on your back muscles and ligaments. This pain may even be worse if you are overwe

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Cosmetic Surgery

How Do You Know When You Might Need a Surgical Revision?

Some people who undergo plastic surgery are not happy with the outcome. These are the things they should know when it comes to surgical revisions and the ways a doctor can help get the aesthetic look they desire.Plastic surgery and skin treatments aim to improve the physical appearance of a patient. Yet, these procedures have several other advantages such as: Boosts self-confidence Improves physical condition Enhances mental health Gives a better quality of life When Should a Patient Get a Revision?Plastic surgery is a safe and efficient procedure to achieve an individual's aesthetic goals when it is performed by a knowledgeable, experienced and board-certified doctor. In a number of cases, though, cosmetic surgery can deliver undesirable results with the wrong

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