Saturday, August 27, 2016

Massage therapy

Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues of the body including, muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage Therapy is a clinically-oriented healthcare option that helps alleviate the discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions. 

Generally therapists press, rub, and otherwise manipulate the muscles and other soft tissues of the body. They most often use their hands and fingers, but may use their forearms, elbows, or feet.
People seek massage therapy for a variety of reasons  to reduce stress and anxiety, relax muscles, rehabilitate injuries, reduce pain, and promote overall health and wellness. There are dozens of types of massage therapy methods.

There are several types of massage, two fundamental categories are:
       1. Relaxation massage - This is also known as Swedish massage. It is practiced in settings like spas, wellness centers and resorts.
       2. Rehabilitative massage – This is also known as deep tissue, medical, therapeutic or clinical massage. It is practiced in many settings like clinics, hospitals and chiropractic offices.

What do massage therapists do in treating patients?
Therapists usually ask patients about symptoms, medical history, and desired results. They may also perform an evaluation through touch, to locate painful or tense areas and determine how much pressure to apply.
Typically, the patient lies on a table, either in loose-fitting clothing or undressed (covered with a sheet, except for the area being massaged). The therapist may use oil or lotion to reduce friction on the skin. Sometimes, people receive massage therapy while sitting in a chair. A massage session may be fairly brief, but may also last an hour or even longer.

What are side effects and risks of massage therapy?Massage therapy appears to have few serious risks - if it is performed by a properly trained therapist and if appropriate cautions are followed. The number of serious injuries reported is very small. Side effects of massage therapy may include temporary pain or discomfort, bruising, swelling, and a sensitivity or allergy to massage oils.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Full, sexy, luscious lips!!

Lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that can give you fuller, plumper lips. These days, aninjectable dermal filler is the most commonly used method of lip augmentation. There are many types of dermal fillers that can be injected in your lips and around your mouth. But the most common fillers today are products that contain substances similar to hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the body. It helps increase volume in your lips.
These types of dermal fillers are sometimes called "hyaluronic acid" fillers."Collagen, once the most common dermal filler, is used less often today. The newer options are safer and the effects last longer.
Dermal fillers are absorbed into the lips to create fuller lips; however this option is temporary and must be repeated with additional treatments to maintain a long lasting effect. A longer lasting procedure would entail use your own fat or implants, such as PermaLip by Surgisil or AlloDerm fillers that yield long term luscious lips.
The dermal fillers are used more commonly than the implant options because of their unique ability to enhance the natural structure, shape, volume and texture of the lips. There are many benefits of these fillers, including:
•        Less bruising/swelling
•        Lumps and bumps dissolve easily
•        Gradual treatment until you reach desired fullness
•        More control over lip volume since substance can be controlled by the doctor

Fat injections offer permanent results, although the amount of fat retained after injection is variable. The procedure need to be repeated until the desired results are obtained.
The doctor doesn’t need to perform lip augmentation in the operation room, such as that of other facial surgeries. Local anesthesia is often enough to perform the procedure.

Side effects
•        Swelling or bruising
•        Bleeding from the needle injection points
•        Tenderness and soreness at the injection sites
•        Asymmetrical lips
•        Bumps or lip irregularities
•        Infection
•        Stiffening of the lip
•        Allergic reaction that leads to itching or swelling

Lip augmentation cost
Between $400 to $1,800

After a successful lip augmentation, you may find your new lips to be fun and you may even be interested in buying a couple of new lipstick colors to show them off. Even better, you may find yourself smiling a whole lot more as your plump, full lips give way to the beautiful person you are!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

1 minute is enough to remain fit

All of want to do exercise and remain fit. But, most of us can’t do work out regularly. The main excuse we give to ourselves for this is that we don’t have enough time for it.  New studies have found that intense exercise for 1 minute has the same beneficial health effects to our body as 40 minutes moderate exercise.
 One minute intense exercise doesn’t mean you have to work out for 1 minutes as powerfully as possible. It means you have to work hard in intervals for a short period of time and then recover at a slower pace for a longer period of time. This type of training is called interval training. So, this exercise would take 10 minutes to complete which includes cyclic exposure to intense exercise for a shorter time which is followed by a light exercise for longer period of time.
“This is a very time-efficient workout strategy. Brief exposure to intense exercise is remarkably effective.” says exercise physiologist Martin Gibala.
Scientists at McMaster University had assigned 27 men who didn’t use to do exercise. Then they measured their key health indicator like cardio activity fitness, the ability of a body to absorb insulin, the amount of oxygen in the blood and so on.
Then they divided them into 3 groups randomly. The first group was asked to follow their normal lifestyle which acted as a control. The second group was asked to ride a bicycle for 45 minutes at a moderate pace for 3 days a week.
Finally, the third group was asked to do interval training for 3 days in a week. They had to warm up for 2 minutes, sprint with all energy for 20 seconds, recover at a slow pace for 2 minutes, sprint again for 20 seconds, recover again for 2 minutes, sprint for last 20 seconds and cool down for  3 minutes. Thus, their training consisted of doing intense exercise for 1 minutes and recovering for 9 minutes.
By the end of the study, the second group had worked out for 27 hours whereas the third group had worked out for only 36 minutes. Astonishingly, when scientists carried out tests for key health indicators of second and third groups, both groups had shown similar improvements. Both groups had increased their endurance, ability to use insulin and rate of oxygen consumption at the same amount.
“Most people cite ‘lack of time’ as the main reason for not being active. Our study shows that an interval-based approach can be more efficient- you can get health fitness benefits comparable to the traditional approach in less time” says Martin Gibala.
This research might a good answer for those who don’t exercise to begin doing exercise regularly.
But, interval requires a person to do work out intensely. So, a person, who lacks the motivation to do regular training at a moderate pace for a longer period of time, might not be interested in doing these types of activities. Besides this, long-term effects of this type of workout haven’t been evaluated. So, future research should focus on its long-term effects and persistence of such type of better results in this training.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Artificial Limb

An artificial limb is a type of prosthesis that replaces a missing extremity, such as arms or legs. The type of artificial limb used is determined largely by the extent of an amputation or loss and location of the missing extremity. Artificial limbs may be needed for a variety of reasons, including disease, accidents and congenital defects. In recent years there have been significant advancements in artificial limbs. The materials used in artificial limbs include willow wood, laminated fibers and plastics, various metallic alloys, and carbon-fiber composites. New plastics and other materials such as carbon fiber, have allowed artificial limbs to be stronger and lighter limiting the amount of extra energy necessary to operate the limb. With advances in modern technology, cosmesis, the creation of life-like limbs made from silicone or PVC, has been made possible. Such prosthetics, such as artificial hands, can now be made to mimic the appearance of real hands, complete with freckles, veins, hair, fingerprints and even tattoos. Cosmeses are attached to the body in any number of ways, using an adhesive, suction, form-fitting, stretchable skin, or a skin sleeve.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Robotic Surgery

Robotic surgery is a method to perform surgery using very small tools attached to a robotic arm. The surgeon controls the robotic arm with a computer. The most widely used clinical robotic surgical system includes a camera arm and mechanical arms with surgical instruments attached to them. The surgeon controls the arms while seated at a computer console near the operating table. The console gives the surgeon a high-definition, magnified, 3-D view of the surgical site. The surgeon leads other team members who assist during the operation. The goal of using robots in medicine is to provide improved diagnostic abilities, a less invasive and more comfortable experience for the patient, and the ability to do smaller and more precise interventions. Robots are currently used not just for prostate surgery, but for hysterectomies, the removal of fibroids, joint replacements, open-heart surgery and kidney surgeries. They can be used along with MRI's  to provide organ biopsies. 


The advantages of robotic surgery for patients include:
-Reduction of tremor and fatigue in surgeons
-The robotic surgery machines are resistant to infection
-Pre-programmed movements enable great precision and accuracy Consistent performance improves the quality of a procedure
-The procedure offers the potential for increasing the range of operations that can be undertaken using minimally invasive surgery
-The procedure reduces the time taken for routine operations
-Smaller incisions mean fewer traumas
-Fewer complications
-Decreased blood loss
-Less pain
-Quicker healing time, less time in intensive care and inpatient units


The risks for any anesthesia and surgery include:
-Reactions to medicines
-Breathing problems
-Technical problems sometimes arise, including malfunction and collision of instruments

Where is robotic surgery used?

-Urology: localized prostate cancer

-Some head and neck cancers

-Gastrointestinal surgery

-Gynecological surgery

-Cardiothoracic surgery

-Pediatrics surgery

A Pacemaker

A pacemaker is a small device that helps your heart beat more regularly. Pacemakers may be used for people who have heart problems that cause their heart to beat too slowly. A slow heartbeat is called bradycardia. It does this with a small electric stimulation that helps control your heartbeat. Your doctor puts the pacemaker under the skin on your chest, just under your collarbone. It’s hooked up to your heart with tiny wires.
You may need a pacemaker to keep your heart beating properly. A pacemaker senses if the heartbeat is above a certain rate. When it is above that rate, the pacemaker will stop sending signals to the heart. The pacemaker can also sense when the heartbeat slows down too much. It will body get the blood and oxygen it needs. Some people just need a pacemaker for a short time (like after a heart attack) and may use a kind that’s outside the skin. The battery unit for this type can be worn on a belt. Pacemakers can help keep your heart rhythm and heart rate at a safe level for you. The pacemaker battery lasts about 6 to 15 years. Your provider will check the battery regularly and replace it when necessary.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Breast Implants

Breast Implant also popular as breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery procedure used to change the size & shape of women breasts by the help of gel-like substance or fluid material. A breast augmentation is not the process of creating new breast, nor does it lift your breast. It simply makes them larger. It will balance out your proportions, enhance your femininity, and allow you too confidently to wear figure-hugging tops and dresses with plunging necklines. It is implanted beneath the breast to enlarge them. Generally breast implant is done when the breasts are asymmetrical, they are too small or if you have loosed your original breast size after pregnancy weight loss or ageing. Breast implants can help boost self-esteem, body image, and sexual satisfaction, as well as help to see you attractive.