Monday, February 23, 2009

Problem Nose? Try Rhinoplasty and Boost Your Confidence

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Nose Enhancement

Not all of us are blessed with a beautiful, high aquiline, well-contoured nose. Others don’t like how they look. For some, it disrupts their breathing and medical process to correct the problem is necessary. Thanks to the advancement of medical technology, having that nose you’ve ever dreamed of is now possible. However, taking yourself under the knife is a risky procedure. It is necessary that you choose a doctor who has specialized and has a proven track record to do the operation.

What is Rhinoplasty ?

Rhinoplasty as Wikipedia describes it is a surgical procedure which is usually performed by either an otolaryngologist, oral surgeon, or plastic surgeon in order to improve the function (reconstructive surgery) and/or the appearance (cosmetic surgery) of a person's nose. It is also commonly called a "nose reshaping" or "nose job". This process can be performed to meet aesthetic goals or for reconstructive purposes to correct trauma, birth defects or breathing problems.

The process can be to reshape the nose either reduce or increase its size, to remove a bump on top of it or to narrow the span of the nostrils to correct breathing, to change the shape of the tip or the bridge, to name a few reasons why someone undergo this process.

There are two types of Rhinoplasty, the surgical and non-surgical. Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty is for nasal reconstruction procedure without the incisions or longer recovery periods. This process lessens the risk for complications. This process involves injecting only into the nasal regions.

Ethnic Rhinoplasty comes in when we deal with people from different backgrounds. People from different races have different unique nasal characteristics. People of specific ethnicity wants to retain their characteristics but at the same time improve the appearance of their nose. This is usually taken into consideration of the attending doctor.

Are you in search of a doctor specializing in this area? Dr. Babak Azzizadeh and The Institute for Rhinoplasty and Nasal Reconstruction can be of great assistance.

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Achieve That Healthy and Sexy Body

As we grow older, our metabolism slows down. We try to lessen our food intake in order to lose weight, however, it is not effective at all times. We tend to starve ourselves and end up eating more food than our body needs. Usually, we find it difficult to lose weight fast and effectively. Some people do seek professional advice, others enroll in aerobic classes, others do liposuction, etc. thinking that in these ways, losing weight fast will soon be achieved.

How do people with successful slimming strategy lose weight ? Fast weight lose can be achieved with the proper method and if the right foods are included in your program.

In, achieving that healthy and slender body is possible. They have all the programs you need in order to lose weight properly. One diet plan may not be effective for you, but you have many diet plans to choose from depending on which suits your preferences. They also have a plan that suits to whatever budget you have. Examples of these are the cabbage soup diet and the lemonade diet. These two are lighter on your budget and are easier to prepare.

There's no harm to try and experiment in order to achieve that dream figure. Do visit and worry no more. If plans are followed properly and with the right discipline, you will soon be successful.

Take note though that it is best to seek your doctor's advice first before starting a diet plan to know if you are fit to apply it in your system.

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Saturday, February 23, 2008

Chest Pains, What Do They Mean ?

Chest discomfort or pain is the main warning of a coming heart attack. The symptoms of a heart attack includes chest discomfort or pain that is crushing and squeezing or feels like a heavy weight on the chest. This is accompanied by sweating, shortness of breath, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, lightheadedness or a feeling like you are going to faint, a fast, slow or irregular heartbeat. The pain also spreads from the chest to the back, neck, jaw, upper abdomen, or one or both shoulders or arms. Usually, the left shoulder and arm are more commonly affected.

However, not all chest pains always mean something is wrong with the heart. Some discomfort or pain, especially those who are younger than 40, can have many causes. Some are called chest wall pain. This condition is when you experience pain in the muscles or bones that results from increased physical activity. That's why it is important that you consult your doctor first before taking any medication if you have an on and off chest discomfort so the right treatment will be administered.

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Thursday, November 22, 2007

Health Benefits of Green Tea

There are various kinds of tea today, black, red, oolong, white and green tea. It may surprise us but all teas come from the same plant, Camellia sinensis. The different kinds of tea are results on how the leaves are processed after picking them. The difference between the green tea and the others is that green tea is not fermented, thus keeping in the powerful antioxidants lost in the fermenting process. Fermentation or oxidation is the natural chemical process that all vegetable matter undergoes after being picked. Green tea has undergone the shortest period of oxidation. It also contains polyphenols such as tannins (a nutrient antioxidant), catchins (EGCG which is a powerful antioxidant), and flavenoids, as well as other vitamins and minerals, such as Vitamin C. The antioxidants help your body fight against free radicals, which can mutate cells and make you sick.

These days people has become so busy because of the demand of technology, career advancement, luxurious lifestyle and the list goes on. People has become more workaholic, and to keep them company, coffee is here to the rescue. However, many people forget about the unhealthy health warnings caffeine can bring to our body. Yes, coffee is great with cakes, cookies, your favorite nuts, etc. But it also helps bring heart problems and weight issues as well as interferes with certain vitamins needed by the body.

In order to avoid the health risks caffeine can bring, it is recommended to take alternatives which will satisfy our craving but at the same time not endanger our body's health. According to new research, drinking three or more cups of loose leaf tea a day has found to be equally healthy as drinking water. In the study of the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, it was found out that tea not only re-hydrates like water, but protects the body also against heart diseases and certain cancers.

Here are some of the known health benefits of drinking green tea:

* Boosts you immune system
* Lowers blood sugar
* Helps prevent cavities and tooth decay
* Slows the aging process
* Helps reduce the risk of cancer
* Lowers cholesterol
* Aids in weight loss by burning calories
* Reduces high blood pressure
* Prevents arthritis
* Reduces the risk of heart disease
* Reduces the risk of stroke
* Lowers the risk of blood clot

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Saturday, October 27, 2007

Best Remedy For Dry Skin

By the time we are born, we are gifted with healthy skin. However, this condition changes when our skin becomes exposed to a lot of outside factors--some of these are the foods we eat, the heat of the sun, too much exposure to radiation emitting equipment like computers, photocopy machines and a lot more. Our skins' defenses also weaken as we grow older and we need nutrient rich skin vitamins to make our skin look, feel and stay healthy.

When I was younger, I used to have a combination of dry and sensitive skin. Sometimes my skin would get so dry that it would become too itchy and small lesions would come out. Sometimes, the itchyness and dryness are due to food allergies. I experienced this problem from childhood until when I reached 18 years old. My mom thought that this was just an ordinary allergic reaction to foods I eat so she would just tell me to avoid some foods like shrimp, crabs, squid, chicken, and other allergens. Sometimes the dryness and itchyness would cease, but most of the time they stay. The itchyness and dryness would sometimes become untolerable. This prompted me to consult a dermatologist. At first, she gave me a list of foods to avoid in order to know which foods would trigger the dryness and itchyness. Later on, she changed the lotion, soap and facial wash I was using. I had to take Vitamin C and 50,000 IU of Vitamin A daily for a week. My skin showed improvement to this medication and the dryness and itchyness lessened. I continued with the weekly visit and it really helped. This time, my skin condition is already normal and I can already eat even those foods I used to be allergic with. I hope this post would help a lot of people who may be in the same situation. If you are suffering from the same skin problems, below is a list of suggestions that would help your condition.

1) Use a lotion with collagen and urea. This really helped my skin. It's like a daily food for my skin. I apply it in the morning and before bedtime right after the shower when my skin is still damp. Our skin best absorbs the moisturizers and lotions we apply when it is still damp. Sometimes, I mix it with petroleum jelly as it is good also to prevent dry skin.

2) Every week, I mix also one part of yoghurt and a slice of lemon then I apply the mixture to my skin. I leave it for 10-15 minutes then rinse off. When you try it, your skin will feel amazing. It will feel so smooth and healthy. Lemon is good also for whitening your skin.

3) Drink at least 6-8 glasses of water daily. This is good to hydrate your skin. This is also good to cleanse other organs of your body.

4.) Drinking freshly squeezed fruit juices will also do wonders to your skin. The nutrients we get from these fruits will strengthen our skin's defenses to skin diseases.

4) Eat a diet mostly of fruits, vegetables and fish. These foods will give you a healthy glow and a younger you.

5) Exercise daily. Our body needs a little stretching and needs to sweat everyday to lose those extra pounds we've accumulated the day before. A healthy and toned body will give you a youthful glow. It may not be much but a little everyday will help a lot than none at all.

I hope these tips will help those who are experiencing the same problems as I've experienced. Trying to combat dry and sensitive skin is possible. It just needs a little bit of work on your part. Good luck to your journey to having a healthy skin!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Important Facts Of Vitamin C

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It is the mother of all vitamins. All other vitamins need vitamin C to work. However, it can work without the other vitamins.

It is necessary for about 300 metabolic functions in the body. Almost all animals and plants produce their own Vitamin C except humans and a few animal species.

It must be obtained through diet in the form of supplements because our bodies cannot manufacture it.

It is water-soluble antioxidant that is essential for life and for maintaining optimal health.

It is necessary for collagen formation that supports all the tissues in our body like skin, bones, teeth, etc.

It is a super-antioxidant that helps combat the harmful effects of free radicals that damage our cells.

It boosts our immune system, helping us resist allergic reactions and fight bacteria, virus and fight stress and fatigue.

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