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Carpal tunnel syndrome

Many of you must have heard about the famous Carpal Tunnel Syndrome¯, but have you ever given a thought about it? I am pretty sure that the answer is a No. This article is all about the why and how of carpal tunnel syndrome and also mentions ways through which you can prevent this. Read on and find out more!

What and How of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

So, what exactly is carpal tunnel syndrome? For those of you, who don't even have the faintest idea of what we are talking about, let me make this easy for you. Carpus is basically derived from the Greek word karpos (wrist¯). So, now you know that it is something that has to do with your wrist. We won't go into the medical detail. So, to put it in a nutshell, carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition when your wrist hurts and you feel numbness of the middle fingers, the index finger and the thumb.

Most of you must have experienced this and it happens when you exert too much pressure on your wrist. There can be a number of conditions that can cause this to happen, for example, trauma, arthritis, pregnancy, obesity, hypothyroidism and diabetes. Another most common reason is repetitive work, for example uninterrupted typing.

Till now, we have discussed the conditions that cause carpal tunnel syndrome. There are some diseases as well that can cause this to happen. Some of the diseases are sarcoidosis, amyloidosis, leukemia and multiple myeloma.

Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome:

If there are chances of you developing this condition, then there are certain symptoms that can tell you beforehand so that you can take the necessary measurements. You would feel numbness and irritation in your wrist. Sometimes, these conditions are so worse that people wake up from their sleep. If you're lucky, carpal tunnel syndrome would be temporary for you. For example, if you develop carpal tunnel syndrome because of repetitive work, then maybe a week's break would bring things back to normal. However, sometimes conditions can get worse and you would have to get in touch with your doctor as soon as possible. Worse conditions involve decreased grip strength, burning sensation, weakness and cramping of the hand. Sometimes, patients also feel sharp shooting pains in their forearms.

Treatment and Prevention:

Before you go and get yourself treated, you need to fully diagnose your condition. Is the carpal tunnel syndrome occurring because of your everyday activities or is it due to a disease? What is the severity of the syndrome and how long have you been dealing with it?

The next part is the treatment part. If the syndrome is due to a disease, then you need to take care of that disease. In this scenario, treating the disease is the only option in order to get rid of this syndrome permanently. Other treatment includes applying ice on the wrist, using a splint and resting. For example, if your job requires you to type continuously, then you should schedule your time with five minutes break after every thirty minutes of work and so. Another solution would be to take care of your chair height and computer keyboard in order to maximize your comfort. You can also ask your doctor about stretching exercises. Stretching exercises help a lot when it comes down to cramps and sore muscles.

References

https://www.medicinenet.com/carpal_tunnel_syndrome/article.htm

https://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/carpal_tunnel/detail_carpal_tunnel.htm

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Exercise is a blessing and its healing powers have been proven countless times. Young adults working hard at the gym is a common sight, but many aging men may not be seen, as they are often busy with other priorities.

The reasons for not exercising or skipping gym vary from person to person. One of the reasons for men not exercising is that they are just unaware of how important it may be for better health and their longevity.

Exercise is not a tool for bigger and bulkier muscles, it does not solely increase muscle mass and strength, it is important for much more, including the prevention of many chronic diseases such as osteoarthritis, diabetes, cancer, heart disease and obesity.

Benefits of exercise for aging men

Exercise can ensure a healthy body regardless of age and sex. The following are some major benefits of exercise for aging men:

  • Delayed aging: One of the most important benefits to start with is the decrease in the rate of aging. Aging is a process related to decrease in functional capability of body organs and tissues due to slow processes of wear and tear. Regular exercise boosts immunity, improves circulation, initiates cell growth and enhances your overall health. Because exercise aids in so many processes, it is no wonder that it helps slow down the aging process too.
  • Cardiac health: Most common causes of morbidity and weakness in body are the heart problems. Exercise keeps cholesterol levels under control and keeps the vessels and heart tissues healthy. Exercise brings down blood pressure and improves hypertension. The heart and oxygen utilization is increased during exercise which leads to increased pumping capacity of heart and a protective mechanism comes to exist to ensure a health cardiac system.
  • Controlled body weight: Exercise causes an increase in the metabolism of the body and enhances chemical reactions. It splits the low-density fats and converts them into high-density fats which are healthy and far less damaging. The weight remains normal and a huge number of diseases are prevented.
  • Sexual health: Aging men usually complain of their decreases libido and weak erection. Exercise is the best option for these men as it can eradicate their sexual problems by maintaining the testosterone levels and increasing blood circulation in the sex organs. Testosterone increases during exercise and plays an important role in the overall health of men in addition to providing a perfect genital system.
  • Brain health: As a man ages, so does his brain. He retentive power reduces with time and he becomes more susceptible to memory-related issues such as Alzheimer's disease. Exercise is a very effective way of increasing the secretions and concentration of some neurotransmitters and hormones in the brain that relieve stress and improve cognitive functions, thus improving your memory.
  • Increased vigor: Muscle and bone strength is most important for a powerful body and for better physical activities. Exercise increases tissue mass for both, bone and muscle.

 How exercise slows down testosterone decline

One of the most important discoveries regarding men and aging is that as a man ages, his testosterone levels come down. It is vital to understand that aging in men and low T can increase a man's risk of acquiring many diseases such as those associated with heart and cognitive function and body weight.

Diseases like diabetes and high cholesterol are also likely causes of low testosterone in males.

A decline in testosterone levels is an inevitable and natural part of life, but it can be slowed down with exercise. Exercise can not only lower risk of low T symptoms but also increase your vigor, libido, strength, stamina and youth.

See also:  https://www.doctortipster.com/18540-aerobic-exercise-improves-brain-function-in-adults.html

 

exercise for men

References

https://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=700895

https://europepmc.org/abstract/MED/8450725

https://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=3378848

 

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Bad Breath: Causes and Treatment

Bad breath, also called halitosis, is an oral health problem characterized by an unpleasant mouth odor. It can result from the foods a person eats, poor dental habits, medical conditions, or other factors such as smoking. Often, it is an embarrassing condition and causes anxiety.

In most cases, bad breath can be managed with proper dental hygiene or necessary lifestyle modification such as quitting smoking and avoiding foods that cause bad breath. If these self-care techniques do not solve the problem, it is best to see a dentist or physician to determine if a more serious condition causes bad breath.

Symptoms

The most obvious symptom of bad breath is the unpleasant odor coming from the mouth during exhalation. Sometimes, there are people who have bad breath but do not notice it. Some may tell you about the bad breath upfront but some prefer to give you a larger than normal personal space.

Causes

There are many causes for bad breath. It may be caused by the following:

  • Food. Food is the primary culprit for bad breath. If foods eaten are stuck in the teeth, it promotes growth of bacteria that causes the bad breath. Foods, such as onions, garlic, and spices, can also cause bad breath. These foods are absorbed in the bloodstream and carried into the lungs and cause bad breath upon exhalation.
  • Tobacco products. Cigarettes and tobacco can leave certain chemicals in the mouth that can contribute to bad breath.  Smokers also are more likely to have Gum disease, another source of bad breath.
  • Poor dental hygiene. When a person fails to brush and floss regularly, food particles remain in the mouth and can rot, causing bad odors. Plaques on the teeth also irritate the gums that can possibly produce odor on its own and can possibly cause conditions such as gingivitis and periodontitis. Also, dentures that aren’t cleaned regularly or don’t fit properly can harbour odour-causing bacteria.
  • Dry mouth. Saliva helps cleanse the mouth, removing particles that may cause bad odours. If saliva production is decreased, bad breath is more likely to occur.
  • Infections in your mouth. Bad breath can be caused by surgical wounds after oral surgery, such as tooth removal, or as a result of tooth decay, gum disease or mouth sores.
  • Other causes. Alcoholism, metabolic disorders and large doses of vitamin supplements.

 Treatments and drugs

Treatment for bad breath depends on every specific cause. Good oral hygiene is always the hallmark management for bad breath.

  • Mouth rinses and toothpastes. Mouth rinses containing cetylpyridinium chloride and those with chlorhexidine can kill bacteria and prevent production of odors that cause bad breath.
  • Treatment of dental disease. If your dentist discovers that you have gum disease, you may be referred to a gum specialist (periodontist). Professional cleaning and faulty tooth replacement may be performed to destroy possible breeding ground of bacteria that can cause bad breath.

Lifestyle and Home remedies

  • Maintain good oral hygiene.
  • Avoid foods that cause bad breath.
  • Quit smoking cigarettes and tobacco

References

https://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/bad-breath

https://www.medicinenet.com/bad_breath/symptoms.htmimages (1)

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Fiber is one of those things that our doctors tell us to get enough of but we rarely do. We see the commercials advertising the mix-it-water fiber but we just change the channel. Fiber is one of the most nutritious part of the plant based foods that we eat. The ironic thing is, we can't digest it. It will pass right through our digestive tract without being transferred into our blood. So why do we need fiber when we are trying to lose weight?

What is fiber?

Also known as bulk or roughage, fiber is a vital nutrient contained in all plant-based foods.

Unlike, other nutrients such as fats, carbs and proteins, fiber cannot be broken down or absorbed into your system. It simply forms the bulk¯ of your waste, thus facilitating the movement of feces out of the body.

It is categorized into two types called soluble and insoluble fiber, where soluble fiber dissolves in water to form a gel-like substance and the latter, simply moves the waste material out of your gut.

Importance of fiber for weight loss

Fiber makes us feel fuller than we actually are. With the fact that our bodies do not digest it, it stays within the stomach longer which means that we will be less likely to snack later on. It also slows down our rate of digestion of all of the other food that we happen to eat with it. The opposite effect happens with fat, however. Fat is moved by the fiber faster than it can be digested. In this way, fiber helps you keep the nutritious parts of your food while making sure that the fat is not absorbed into your system.

Things to stay away from

With all of these great benefits, are you wondering where to get more fiber. Before you rush off to the store, there are a few things that you should know about how to select foods that are really high in fiber. For example, you should not find fiber in meat or dairy because they are animal based products.

Make sure to stay away from the refined grains as well. Even though refined grains are grains by definition, years of being, well, refined have left them with little or no fiber in them. If you are looking for the grains, it is best to find them in either whole grain products or the natural food section of your grocery store.

Best sources

The best place to find fiber is in fruits, beans, vegetables, brown rice, and whole grains. The problem with bread that explains that it has 100% wheat is that it is really no different from white bread. Most companies have added a caramel coloring has been added to make it seem like it is natural. When people eat grains that have been refined, their bodies will have a spike in their blood sugar levels which effectively tell the body that it needs to stop burning fat and begin to store it. This is typically followed by a drop in insulin which sends us straight to the kitchen.

Therefore, opt for whole grains such as oats, barley and their products. Have organic fruits and vegetables, as they are rich in fiber, minus the harmful chemicals and pesticides.

If you are currently dieting, it is best to try to stick to foods that have a lot of dietary fiber. These foods may be more expensive at the grocery store but should equal out to about the same money that you would be spending on junk food. This can also help people that have to watch their blood sugar levels stay more consistent since there is not a huge drop in the blood sugar levels when our bodies are done digesting the food we ate.

See also:  https://www.doctortipster.com/19006-the-most-surprising-high-fiber-foods.html 

References

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0899900704003041

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1753-4887.2001.tb07001.x/abstractFiber for weight loss

 

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How is tooth decay linked to Heart Disease

We all ignore our oral health, but get really worried when the doctor tells us that we have developed a heart disease. What if I tell you that your heart diseases are directly affected by your oral health? Sounds surprising, right?

Well, experts haven't been able to come up with a solid proof, but they are sure that oral health affects the heart in one way or the other. People who take their oral health seriously are less likely to get all these scary heart problems. Read on and find out more about how to take care of your heart and teeth:

Periodontal Disease:

One of the most common gum diseases that has been known to be directly connected to heart disease is the deadly periodontal disease. If a person develops cavity and doesn't treat it on time, there are chances that they may get this disease. It's a condition where the bacteria comes in direct contact with the gum tissue and starts to destroy first the gum and then, the bone. Now, you can understand why I called this disease deadly¯. The tooth, then becomes loose and the victim finds it difficult to chew food. If the condition gets worse, the tooth has to be extracted. This kind of oral infection has direct link with strokes, heart diseases, diabetes and low-weight, premature births.

So, now you understand why we have taken the time to write this article. Yes! To make you aware of the fact that you need to treat your oral problems with as much attention and care as you treat your heart problems because oral diseases do, in a way, pave way for those heart diseases.

Other Conditions:

As we have already mentioned above, periodontal disease occurs when cavities are not treated properly or not on time. However, there are other conditions too, that can result in periodontal disease. Two of them are:

  • Side effects of Medication: We know that our mouth saliva plays a vital role in fighting bacteria and cavity. However, there are certain medicines and drugs that can result in a dry mouth. A dry mouth has more chances of getting infected than a normal mouth.
  • Illness and diseases: Certain diseases and illness can also make you prone to developing periodontal diseases. Some common diseases are arthritis and diabetes.

How to take care of your teeth:

At this point, we are pretty sure that you have understood how important it is to take care of your teeth and gums. Here are some suggestions and tips that can help you in having a good oral routine. First of all, get rid of any cavity that you have. You should schedule an appointment with your dentist ASAP. Once we're done with that, you need to make sure that you brush twice a day and regularly. Some people suggest that you should brush after every meal, but that is not good. It makes your teeth weak. So, the best solution is to floss after every meal. Using a mouthwash is also a good idea.

 

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Tooth Decay

References

https://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/features/your-guide-gum-disease

https://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/features/periodontal-disease-heart-health

https://www.bannerhealth.com/Services/Health+And+Wellness/Ask+the+Expert/Heart+Care/_Dental+hygiene+and+heart+disease.htm

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 eat late at night

Many people eat late at night. Late-night eating is becoming more popular since many of us have all sorts of treats just waiting to be grabbed. Contrary to popular belief, many of the people who eat snacks late at night are eating dinner that same night. But is late night eating healthy for you?

Is Late Night Eating Good for You

Many people will swear up and down that the refrigerator calls their name once it gets dark. Many of these people have had a dinner that has satisfied their hunger but they start to feel hungry two or more hours later. These late night snack attacks are normally from being bored, we have developed the habit, fatigue, or we are under stress and unable to sleep. It is very easy for someone to develop a habit, especially since the comfort foods that we enjoy seem to fill the pit that has formed in our stomachs.

Night eating may start out as just a once in a while thing so that you can enjoy your favorite foods by yourself. Many women start this habit for the sole purpose of keeping their kids from eating all the unhealthy food that they are not supposed to be eating. This habit can keep you from losing weight since many of the foods that are normally consumed as late night snacks are high in calories.

How Do I Stop Late Night Eating

The act of breaking free of a habit is not always easy to do. Breaking the habit of eating late at night is not an easy habit to break, especially when you know that your favorite food is right there for you to have. But there are ways that you can reduce or refrain from eating at night. Here are ten ways that you can keep yourself from reaching into the refrigerator and stay out of the kitchen.

  • Make plans to not eat after dinner or later than a certain time.
  • Make sure to have plenty of distractions that you can do if you get bored.
  • Stock the shelves with healthy alternatives to your favorite snacks.
  • Make sure to have plenty of dietary fiber in your diet.
  • Make sure to eat more protein which will help you build more muscle.
  • Make sure to limit the places you eat in the house to your kitchen or dining room.
  • Make sure to eat as slow as you can because your stomach will know that it is full before your brain does.
  • Make sure to start your day with breakfast. Many of the people who are late night eaters are not getting enough in during the day.
  • It is also important to make sure that you drink plenty of water. Water is heavier than food so it will help you feel full if you get the urge to raid the refrigerator for food.
  • Keep a diet journal with all of the food that you have eaten each day. People that keep records of their meals are more likely to have a successful diet.

References:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2145853/Eating-late-night-DOES-make-fat-researchers-say.html

https://johnalvino.com/eating-late-at-night-good-or-bad/

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Top 5 exercises for a double chinimages

Having a double chin is quite unsightly.  The common causes for the appearance of double chins are old age and obesity that weaken the skin supporting facial and neck muscle that cause the sagging.  However, with a little effort and consistency, you can get rid of your double chin without turning to surgery and liposuction methods thanks to these simple exercises.

1.  Chin Lift.  A fairly simple exercise that targets the jaw, neck and throat muscles.  Perform this exercise by standing straight tilt head back as far you can with your spine erect and pucker your lips as if reaching for the ceiling.  Focus effort on puckering your lips and you should feel the strain on your neck and jaw muscles.  Be careful not to apply any tension on the muscles above the jaw. Hold the position for 5 seconds, release and repeat for at least 5 to 10 repetitions.

2. Platysma Resistance Training.  The platysma is the muscle that runs down from the jaw and down the neck essential in preventing sagging.  Tone this area by tugging your lips over barred teeth downwards as if trying to frown.  The tension should be felt on the muscles surrounding your neck area.  Hold this position for about five seconds before repeating.  You should do at least 10 repetitions.

3. The Neck Roll.  An exercise that both tones your neck muscles and helps relieve strain and tension on your neck and shoulders.  Standing straight, tilt your head to one side so that the tilted ear is touching the shoulder and, inhaling gently, gently turn the head to the back to reach the other shoulder.  Rotate the head back to its original position afterwards then perform 5 to 10 repetitions.

4.  Chin Tongue Exercise.  This exercise involves using your tongue to pull the chin muscles upward, tightening and toning the muscles found in the double chin area.  It is done by pushing the tongue over the roof of the mouth and holding the position for at least 10 minutes, which can be divided into shorter sessions throughout the day.  While doing the exercise, however, take care not to push against any teeth to prevent loosening them and try to press onto the entire roof of the mouth as much as you can instead of focusing on one area.

5. Chewing.  Chewing can actually be turned into an exercise!   The repeated motion of pushing and pulling of the jaw is helpful in strengthening and toning the jaw and facial muscles.  Just be sure to chew on something that doesn’t contain unwanted calories.  Try chewing on sugar-free gum if you want something that can last longer.

Aside from these exercises, if your double chin is a result of obesity, you should also consider dropping some pounds completely.  All of these exercises should be done regularly.  How soon and how satisfactory the results will be will depend on how properly and how frequently the exercises are done.  It is also recommended to continue these exercises even after achieving desired results as part of keeping away the double chins for good.

References

https://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/fitness/weight-loss/4-double-chin-exercises.html

https://voices.yahoo.com/double-chin-exercises-guaranteed-work-eliminate-12129798.html

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Adult Acne Causes, Prevention and Treatment

Who says teenagers are the only ones who can get pimples?

Pimples, or acne, is a skin problem that forms red, painful pustules anywhere in the body (most notably, to the bane of many, on the face) prone to infection, scarring and recurrence.  However, not everyone shares the same experience when it comes to acne.  Some get the short, very rough end of the acne problAdult Acneem: the ones who get multiple acne eruptions all over the face and body.  Others however manage to get just a few troublesome spots or even avoid acne all together.  Knowing these differences, others can’t help but wonder: what causes acne in adults and how can we prevent it?

     

How To Make A Pimple?

Acne is formed when sebum oil secreted by the skin’s sebaceous glands clogs the pores, attracting bacteria and causing swelling, redness and accumulation of pus.  Sebum is naturally secreted by humans starting at adolescent years and eventually decreasing during late adulthood.

But Why do I have Acne when I’m no longer in my Teens?  Adult acne is surprisingly common and there are several reasons as to why.

Your Hormones Did It.  The reason why your sebaceous glands”the reason behind your pimples”were so active during teen years was because of your equally loopy endocrine system.  Now years later, if you are experiencing acne all over again, chances are your hormones are to blame again.  Though admittedly, it’s not just your endocrine system at fault: a number of foods nowadays are hormonally enhanced to improve quality such as chicken meat.  You can choose organic food sources over potentially hormonally rigged ones and consult with an endocrinologist if the acne problem becomes too much.  Birth pills and supplements can also be prescribed to keep hormones under control.

Proper hygiene isn’t at fault.  But it can make things worse.  Because pimples are caused by sebum clogged pores, hygiene can hardly do anything to prevent it.  However, pimples can get infected and spread out by dirty hands so wash your hands before putting them near your face, especially near-infected pimples.

Old age, thinner skin.  Unlike teenagers, by the time most experience adult acne, their skin is already undergoing aging changes such as thinning and drying out, leading you more prone to infection and breakage.  This means that your 30 plus year old skin won’t be able to tolerate the astringents, creams (including acne medication) and scrubs you once used as a teen.  Therefore, care should be taken to keep the skin as hydrated and intact as possible.

What to Do with Acne?  These general tips apply to both teen and adult acne.

  •  No matter what, do not squeeze your pimples.  Squeezing pimples can lead to a worse infection and even spread the acne to other areas.  If you have a really painful pustule, consult your dermatologist for an “acne surgery” (near same as pimple squeezing, through a safer and far cleaner procedure).
  •  Wash effectively.  Avoid multiple washes, exfoliations and scrubs at a time, which can cause abrasion and damage to fragile skin.  Choose alcohol-free, fragrant-free soaps and facial washes for use.  Wash your face with warm (not hot) water.  Don’t forget to keep your skin hydrated with oil free moisturizers.
  •  Consult your dermatologist for recommended medications, skin care regimens and other approaches best suited for your age.  This is especially important as some anti-pimple medications made for teenagers can cause more harm than good on older adults.

References

https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/features/adult-acne-why-you-get-it-how-fight-it

https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/features/adult-acne-is-treatable

https://beauty.about.com/od/skinflaws/a/adultacne.htm

 

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Baldness: Causes and Treatment

Baldness typically refers to excessive hair loss from your scalp. Hair loss (alopecia) can affect just the scalp or the whole body. It can be caused by heredity, certain medications or any underlying medical condition. Hair loss is equally prevalent among women and men.

Hair loss is most often unnoticeable and is left untreated. The lost hair is normally replaced by new hair but not always.  It can develop gradually or abruptly. It can also be permanent or temporary. Since it is impossible to count strands of hair lost in a day, you may be losing than normal if large amount of hair drains after washing or clumps of hair are seen in the brush or you notice unusual thinning of your hair.

There are lots of options available to cope up with hair loss. Others may cover it up with hairstyles, makeup, hats or scarves. If excessive hair loss is noticed, seeing a doctor is recommended to discuss best available treatment plans.

Baldness

Causes

  • Significant family history
  • Hormonal changes associated with pregnancy, childbirth or menopause
  • Medical conditions such as alopecia areata (an autoimmune that attacks hair follicles) and scalp infections and thyroid problems
  • Medications used to treat cancer, heart attack and depression
  • Physical or emotional shock
  • Deficiency in protein and iron

Test and Diagnosis

Persistent hair loss is often indicates an underlying problem. A complete medical history, family history and physical examination can help in a diagnosis. The pattern and rate of hair loss, the appearance of nearby hairs, and accompanying symptoms are also considered when making the diagnosis.

If an autoimmune or skin disease is suspected, a biopsy of the skin on the scalp is taken. This will involve carefully removing a small section of skin for laboratory testing. It is important to keep in mind that hair growth is a complex process, so it may take time to determine the exact cause of your hair loss.

Blood test can also be performed to determine if it is caused by medical conditions such as thyroid disease, diabetes or lupus.

 Treatment

For some types of hair loss, hair may resume growth without any treatment. In other situations, treatments may help promote hair growth or hide hair loss.

Medications

Usually, the first course of treatment for hair loss is medications. Over-the-counter medications generally consist of topical creams and gels that are applied directly to the scalp. A drug called Minoxidil (Rogaine) is commonly used. It achieves the best results when used in conjunction with other hair loss treatments. Side effects of minoxidil include scalp irritation and hair growth in adjacent areas like your forehead or face.

Surgery
In the most common type of permanent hair loss, only the top of the head is affected. Surgical procedures can make the most of the hair you have left. Surgical procedures available are hair transplants and scalp reduction. The procedures are expensive and can be painful. Possible risks include infection and scarring.

Alternatives

Wigs and hairpieces can be an alternative to medical treatment.  They can be used to cover either permanent or temporary hair loss. Quality, natural-looking wigs and hairpieces are available. Eating a well-balanced diet is also helpful.

 References

https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/hair-loss/news/20140128/baldness-cure-may-have-inched-a-bit-closer

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2547383/Have-scientists-discovered-cure-BALDNESS-Stem-cell-treatment-helps-dead-hair-follicles-grow-again.html

 

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makeup affect

How can makeup

affect your skin

I can't think of a woman who doesn't like makeup. From everyday meetings to weddings and parties, we all love to apply makeup for one obvious reason; we want to look prettier and presentable. However, while we're doing this, we need to keep one thing in mind; this makeup CAN have some adverse effects on our skin.

Now, I am not trying to scare you away. I am here just to tell you how makeup can affect your skin and how you can take care of that. So, Read on!

Effects of MakeUp:

There are very rare chances that you get any severe kind of acne or any other skin disease from makeup unless you're using cheap quality products or you're not using them right. When it comes down to make up, I think NO compromise should be made on the quality. Your face is the most sensitive part of your body. Applying cheap quality products on your skin is the worst thing that you can do to yourself.

Another factor is using the wrong kind of product on your skin. We know that you're in love with the new Garnier Roll On but you need to be careful while applying it because it may not be according to your skin type. People with sensitive skin need to take extra care here. You should make a list of all those things that you are allergic to. Any make up product that has those ingredients must be avoided at all cost. If you don't do this, there are chances that you would get a strong allergic reaction.

I am not allergic to anything, but still I have developed acne!¯… There are many of us who have this complaint. This happens when certain oils in your cosmetics collect in and clog the pores. This causes very strong acne, known as acne cosmetica. In this kind of acne, a person develops reddened bumps on the forehead, cheeks and chin. Dermatologists believe that thick liquid and cream products are the ones that cause this kind of acne. Lighter products like powders are less likely to cause this acne.

Prevention:

So, what to do now? The steps are pretty easy and most of us know about them. First of all, ALWAYS choose good quality products. Do NOT compromise on this at any cost. Secondly, you need to know your skin type, your allergies and then the ingredients that are present in your cosmetics. Thirdly, you need to wash that makeup off very carefully. Use a good quality cream or lotion to wipe that makeup off. Then, wash your face with a face wash or a scrub. You can cleanse it too if you want. In the end, apply a good quality moisturizer. While choosing makeup products make sure you go for fragrance “ and “ oil “ free products as these ingredients irritate the skin the most. NEVER go to bed with makeup on. Always wash it before going to sleep. Lastly, do not wear makeup for too long. Seven to eight hours are more than enough, after that, wash your makeup off.

References

https://health.howstuffworks.com/skin-care/beauty/skin-and-makeup/makeup-bad-for-acne.htm