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  • Craze of using Medicated drugs
    By Health Blog on August 31, 2009 | 4 Comments4 Comments  Comments

    The common methods of losing weight is by dieting and regular exercise, but sometimes over weight people are not able to achieve their goal by adopting these methods and so they are recommended various medicated drugs, for weight loss.

    It has become a trend with the youngsters of today to adopt dieting as a route to size zero.

    The idea of using pills to shed extra fat is not as good as there are many side effects but new research has come up with wonder drugs that          looked promising enough. These wonder drugs for weight loss have become the axis on which planet zero spins. Majority of the drugs have different side effects and people who are motivated enough are using them regardless of the different hazards that they have to face.

    Though new researches are coming up with these wonder pills but it’s unlikely that we will ever be in a situation where diet and exercise will become redundant in the fight against obesity .In fact finding a miracle pill that enables us to lose weight in spite of over eating and consuming the wrong kind of foods without diet and exercise is still not possible. People who have used the pill were made to follow a strict diet plan and exercise. And in many cases a calorie controlled diet was also followed.

    Weight loss drugs can help you lose weight along and make you healthy if used in combination with a healthy diet and regular exercise. Weight loss drugs maybe a dream come true for most of the people but it surely can’t be used by all over weighty problems because their rare many health issues involved in some cases.

    These drugs are not for people who want to lose weight to look good and for purely cosmetic reasons .But doctors only recommend them to people who have failed in losing weight through other methods and are at a risk of real bad health issues. Doctors will only approve of using these drugs in cases  where other methods haven’t worked        , your body mass is more than 27 and you have medical complications of obesity such as high blood pressure, sleep apnea and diabetes.

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    Effectiveness of using drugs

    Combining weight loss drugs with low calorie diet and regular exercise will surely be more effective in losing weight than just by changing lifestyle. Actually weight loss drugs don’t replace the need for         changes in your eating habits but they tend to produce a significant weight loss which sure has a positive impact on your health.

    Factors to consider

    Before starting to take these weight loss drugs you need a proper medical check up so that your doctor can recommend the drug which will be more suitable to you and cause you the least side effects. The doctor carefully needs to evaluate the potential benefits of the drug and weigh them against the risks involved.

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  • Twilight zone diet
    By Health Blog on August 31, 2009 | 10 Comments10 Comments  Comments

    This diet is one where people swear that they are doing everything right but are still not getting desired results. Actually the problem is that you are surely not being practical and your intentions are sure not matching your actions. That is you are intending to do one thing and expecting another. Researchers have found that people exaggerate more on the amount of exercise they are doing and under estimate their calorie intake whereas in reality they are consuming more and exercising less.

    The innovative era is leading to newer discoveries day by day. Researchers are of the belief that by decreasing the rate at which human metabolism burns fat could actually increase fat consumption overall. Scientists carried out experiments on mice to study what happens when dedicated genes responsible for catalyzing energy are suppressed and they discovered that instead of shutting down the metabolic system the switched to back up energy, employing less effective means of burning fats to energy. And in this way that ended up by burning more fat and using it up .This experiment opened newer horizons for the scientist to venture and look at the diet and physical aspects with a new perspective and adopt them in human weight loss programs.

    According to French scientist, they have found a drug that can trick the body into burning fat even on a high fat diet. This scientist found a drug that protected mice against weight gain and insulin.

    Danish scientist discovered that a drug called Tesofensine could be used to treat obese people. A drug used for the treatment of Parkinson and Alzheimer diseases caused unintended weight loss and made the scientist realize that it could be useful for obesity. It worked while changing the way of the three nerve signaling chemicals that have their effect on the brain.

    Health hazards of using drugs for weight loss:

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    Many medical doctors are against the use if these drugs and allow them to be used in cases where there are severe problems related to weight gain. Plus they strongly recommend that these drugs should be used after going through a proper medical test so as to access the patients’ reaction against the drug being used and prescribing the necessary safe dose.

    Along with health problems such as increases in blood pressure and other heart related problems there are many psychological problems too. Many obese people react differently to these drugs and some may show suicidal tendencies. So the support of family and friend s is a basic necessity if these programs so that the individual can achieve his goal with his loved ones support. Depression is another associated problem with these weight reducing drugs

    So scientists are against the use of these drugs as self medication because the people may suffer both physically and psychologically.

    Popularity: 9% [?]

  • Night blindness
    By Health Blog on August 28, 2009 | No Comments  Comments

    This eye disease is the most common health problem between 1 and 5 years of age. It comes from not eating sufficient foods with vitamin A. signs of this disease may be noticed after an infection, especially in the malnourished children. If not recognized and treated properly then it will make the eyes complete blindness. So we should take care with the children and very difficult to identify also. But these are signs of night blindness.

    Signs of night blindness:

    • At first, the child may have night blindness and he may not be able to see the objects properly when it was dark.
    • Later he develops dry eyes. The white part of the eyes loses its shine and begins to wrinkle.
    • Patches of little gray bubbles form in the eyes.
    • As the disease gets worse, the cornea also becomes dry and dull and may develop little pits.
    • Then the cornea may quickly grow soft, bulge or even burst. Usually there is no pain and blindness may result from an infection or scarring or other damage.
    • This often begins or gets worse when a child is sick with another illness like diarrhea or measles or other illness that occur in the childhood.

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    Treatment:

    This problem can be very easily treated by eating proper foods that are rich in vitamin A. follow these steps for controlling the night blindness:

    • Breast feed the baby so that the baby gets all the necessary proteins and vitamins that are necessary at that age.
    • After age first 6 months, begin giving the child foods that are rich in the vitamin A like green leafy vegetables, carrot, red fruits, fish oil etc.
    • If the child is not likely to get these foods or if he is developing the signs of this night blindness then give him the capsules of vitamin A.
    • If the condition is already severe then give the children 200000 units of vitamin A.
    • In the communities where this night blindness is common give 200000 units of vitamin A at once.

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  • Weight loss through acupuncture
    By Health Blog on August 28, 2009 | No Comments  Comments

    Acupuncture is a medical treatment involving the insertion of very fine sterilized needles into the body at specific points according to the energy pathways.

    Acupuncture is one of the popular methods of weight loss. And it is effective in most people because, excessive eating is a result of frustrations, anxiety and increased stress. This is one of the oldest natural arts of losing weight and has been practiced in China for a long time.

    This is a form of Chinese treatment that includes theory, practice, diagnosis and herbal treatment. The treatment is safe and effective and gaining popularity. Acupuncture along with the combination of other traditional methods is quite effective.

    The use of acupuncture for weight loss in the beginning from the first to the third week is safe. But after that there are questions that still need answering if it should be continued after three weeks.

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    Positive points of acupuncture:

    The insertion of these sterilized needles in various parts of the body can facilitate weight loss by giving a relaxed feeling to the patient and which can also suppress the desire the need for excess food. The positive point of acupuncture is that it certainly stimulates the person’s metabolic system and therefore helps it in utilizing the food instead of storing it as fat.

    Acupuncture points:

    The treatment and acupuncture points vary with different individuals as they depend on different factors such as the patient’s fat distribution, emotional status and eating habits. People who are able to control their weight with diet and exercise often become frustrated when it doesn’t produce results soon. Acupuncture relieves the patient of these problems and increases the will power with aiding in weight loss.

    Results of acupuncture Treatment

    This treatment starts giving results from the first week and the weight loss expected is about three to four pounds in a week. The treatment is given according to the requirement of the patient and it usually takes six to ten treatments per week. Weight loss is produced after the treatment is completed till your normal weight is achieved. The effect of acupuncture last for six to twelve months and if the desire to eat excess food arises, a few acupuncture treatments should relieve it.

    It sure is effective in making it easier to maintain that loss if the patient is willing to change their life style .Acupuncture needles inserted in different points of the ear and body release endorphins That give us a relaxing feeling and makes it easier for us to deal with stress, anxiety and frustration which can trigger of over eating and bingeing on fattening foods. Endorphin also affects the hormonal and digestive system and so it maintains a balance with the organ system that is running to fast.

    A good weight loss program includes nutritional counseling along with life style changes for the best results. The acupuncturist can suggest certain breathing and relaxing exercise that includes meditation and yoga as these weight control programs is not only about weight loss but maintaining the weight.

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  • Cosmetic surgery
    By Health Blog on August 27, 2009 | No Comments  Comments

    When we feel that our body structure is not attractive or contains some deep marks or scars on our face or any part of the body which are caused due to some burning or due to anything that needs some restoration of form and its structure then the best option that is available to us is cosmetic surgery. This cosmetic surgery involves mainly the aesthetic restoration and bringing back the original shape or bringing to some ideal shape. There are several organizations for cosmetic surgery but we need to select the best one as this is related to our beauty and it’s very difficult to regain once it was done. So I suggest you to go for MYA cosmetic surgery. The surgical specialists working here have more than 25 years of experience in cosmetic surgery and they have conducted over 100000 cosmetic surgery procedures and are very experienced in several ways. Only the skilled surgeons and most experienced surgeons in the world are working here so we won’t be having any problems. MYA surgeons are specialized in all the surgical operations of breast enlargement, breast reduction, breast uplift, liposuction, body reshaping etc. MYA works not only for women but also for men and are specialists in the solving the men’s problems like male breast and pectoral implants, nose reshaping, fat removal, ear reshaping etc. All the patients are provided the free consultation. MYA also provides the best finance solutions for us. MYA provide the best services ever and I suggest you that you can’t find the better place for cosmetic surgery other than MYA. So don’t delay and make yourself look wonderful and beautiful with the specialists of MYA.

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