Monthly Archives: February 2017

Between Shaving and Waxing

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The debate between waxing and shaving is one that will probably not end any time soon, with two distinct camps each defending their position of choice. Both procedures remove unwanted body hair, but they accomplish it in very different ways and show very different results. Waxing is the process of removing hair from the body by the root, by spreading warm wax onto the skin and allowing it to harden, followed by quickly pulling the hair which has been trapped by the wax out of the skin. Due to the fact that the hair is being pulled out with the root attached, you are actually removing hair below the surface and as a result will maintain a smoother appearance for a longer period of time. Shaving is the process of cutting the hair with a razor at the skin’s surface. Because modern razors have the ability to slightly raise the hair before cutting it, you will gain the appearance of a smooth body even though the hair is just below the surface. Naturally, you will need to shave far more often than you need to way, but there are other distinct advantages to waxing over shaving as well. Although there is pain involved in waxing that is not involved in shaving, many people choose to endure the pain due to the benefits they receive.

Waxing reduces the number of ingrown hairs that are produced by hair being trapped below the skin surface and continuing to grow. This situation is caused by the blunted end of shaved hair not being able to push through the skin in the areas where it once did. The hair becomes trapped and grows underneath the skin, creating an infected area. The only way to stop this process is by breaking the hair free from the skin surface. This process is painful and unsightly, and is far more rare in waxing situations due to the hair growing with a more natural shape and in a natural path. Repeatedly waxed hair is also softer than shaved hair, as each instance of waxing creates a weaker root.

Waxing is also less hard on the skin than shaving. Aside from the obvious cuts that happen when shaving with a razor blade, shaving also removes the very top layer of skin cells, producing irritation. Waxing, if done professionally, will generally produce little to no irritation to the skin while still removing the hair.

At the end of the day, shaving or waxing is a personal choice that is based upon convenience and desire for a smooth appearance. If you are experimenting with waxing, it is suggested that you enlist the services of a professional.

 

Things You Need To Check Up As Woman

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Over the years, lives of women have changes dramatically. It is said that a woman’s well-being is directly proportional to the health of the family. In today’s busy world, women must not only be proactive in respect to maintaining their health but also get regular health checkups done as early detection of any problem can help early prevention and better treatment. Now a days, several compact heath check-up packages are offered by hospitals and diagnostic centres that help in keeping a track of healthy life.

There are numerous health check-up packages especially designed for the women of today. Some of them are as follows:-

Breasts Heath Check-up Packages: The test in the package particularly focuses on examining the breasts for the presence of any lumps or masses, loss of weight / appetite and more. The breast health check-up packages include: Mammography Bilateral test, USG- Bilateral test and Ultrasound of both the Breasts.

Why: Stress and lifestyle changes have put women at a higher risk of developing fatal illnesses. A disease like breast cancer is rising at an alarming rate. Therefore, it is remarkably important that every woman above the age of 40 years in the post menopause stage must undergo the tests. The prime reason being – the early the diagnosis of breast cancer or any other related problem can help get an early treatment and prevent the disease from increasing.

Complete Blood Count (CBC) package: A test for Anaemia, Blood cell count Haemoglobin. The package is very helpful and affordable as the tests give inputs on various counts relating to blood, including red blood cells count, white blood cells count and platelets count, haemoglobin level, etc.

Why: If one feels fatigue and weak even after performing petty activities, chances are higher that the haemoglobin count has gone down. If one is suffering from constant attack by viruses’ thereby falling sick, chances are there that the WBCs which fight germs have gone down in numbers. Therefore, in order to stay fit and active, it is essential to get routine check-ups done. Low blood cells count can result in anaemia while high blood cells can cause disease such as bone marrow disease or low blood oxygen levels.

While there is no such suggested time period or age to get the test done, one can get a complete blood count test done anytime. It is highly beneficial in all respects.

Ultrasound packages include examining stomach, the whole abdominal and pelvic region.

Why: During pregnancy, an ultrasonography proves to be highly beneficial. It helps in mapping the shape of the uterus, and checks for abnormalities as well as fibroid growth. It also helps in assessing abdominal pain and diagnosing growth of tumours in the entire pelvic region. Additionally, an ultrasound test helps get a clear picture of many other essential parts of the body such as the breast, joints, etc. A variety of ultrasound health check-up packages are available at affordable prices.

Heart check-up packages contain cardiac stress analysis, pulmonary function tests, ECG, diet counselling, Echocardiogram, Apolipoprotein, Lipoprotein, cardiac consultation, 320 slice heart scan, stress tests etc.

Why: These tests are very useful that reflect the underlying heart conditions by placing electrical sensing devices on the body in certain specific locations that measure the activities of the heart. A stress test helps in assessing the effectiveness of the heart medications to control various problems, helps in detecting the presence of coronary diseases and identifying abnormal heart rhythms. ECG, on the other hand, helps in the early detection of the occurrence of heart attack that may be in the evolving stage. It further helps in analysing smooth flow of blood in the heart, blood pressure level, presence of any blood clots and also maps inflammation in the heart.

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Things You should Ask During Go To Gynecologist

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When the question of sexual health and vaginas arises, it is quite normal to go through a variety of questions. In fact, having so many questions in your mind is a good thing. It doesn’t matter whether you have had good quality sex education or not, in the future, you are going to have questions regarding gynecology. Some common questions that are asked have been listed and explained below.

1. Will birth control pill result in weight gain?

This is a common misconception. There have many studies been done in the past that prove weight gain is not associated with a birth control pill. Young women tend to gain weight during college and this is the time they use birth control pills.

2. The timing of your first gynecologist visit

It is highly recommended that anyone who has a vagina should visit a gynecologist while she hits the 13 to 15 years age group. This can help build a good rapport with the doctor and also there is a huge amount of information related to prevention, screening and other health related advice passed on. This visit can go a long way as far as your overall vaginal health is concerned. Thus make sure you make good use of it.

3. Cleaning of the vagina

Any healthy vagina will require the exact same hygienic attention as other parts of the body. Cleaning up of this part is highly critical because it is so close to sweat, urine and the anus. Infections can be caused, and cleaning of the part can help you to reduce the risk.

4. Treatment of period related cramps

Cramps are a common problem associated with periods. These can however be treated with a ibuprofen such as Motrin and Advil. You will also have to keep a track of your period using a tracker or an application. Pills are a great birth control method and they in turn make your menstrual blood much less heavy. This can minimize your cramp level each month.

5. Is a breast exam required?

It is important to know your breast while you are starting to grow and mature physically. When you visit a gynecologist for the very first time, you will have to learn how exactly a self- breast exam is done. These breast tissues can be quite intimidating in the starting. Thus gain as much of information as possible. It is one of the important things to remember.

 

Between Vitamins D and Menopause Period

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Research studies on the benefits of vitamin D for post-menopausal women have had conflicting results, with some showing no benefit and others showing great benefits for muscle, bone, reduced falls and lower fracture risk. Now a new study has emerged from researchers in Sao Paulo Brazil which has conclusively shown that vitamin D supplements can reduce loss of muscle, increase muscle strength, and lessen the risk of falls after menopause.

Vitamin D is known as the “Sunshine Vitamin” because spending time outdoors in the sun is known to increase vitamin D levels in the body via the skin. Our ancestors spent a considerable amount of their time outdoors, but for the first time in history, large amounts of the world population spend most of their time inside their offices and homes. This has lead to a widespread vitamin D deficiency. Spending some time in the sun a few days a week is good, and when taking supplements, vitamin D3 is the best form.

Besides strengthening muscle and bone, researchers have also discovered that vitamin D helps to regulate the sleep-wake cycle and its deficiency has a role in the current global epidemic of sleep disorders. This makes vitamin D a vital benefit in insomnia, which is another condition that can often plague menopausal women.

The newest vitamin D study from Brazil focused on muscle strength in post-menopausal women and took place over a nine-month period. It was a placebo controlled trial and was double-blinded – which means that neither the participants nor the researchers knew which women received the vitamin D and which didn’t. Three types of tests were used to measure muscle strength: A chair rising test that measured leg strength when standing up from a chair, a total body x-ray, and a hand-grip test.

At the conclusion of the trial, the women who received the placebo ended up having reduced muscle mass and muscle degeneration of 6.8%. They also had twice as many falls as the vitamin D group. On the other hand, the women who took the vitamin D supplement had a major increase in their muscle strength of over 25% – even when taken 12 years after menopause. The results of the research were presented at the annual meeting of the North American Menopause Society.

Dr. L.M Cangussu of the Botucatu Medical School at Sao Paulo State University in Brazil said: “We concluded that the supplementation of Vitamin D alone provided significant protection against the occurrence of sarcopenia, which is a degenerative loss of skeletal muscle.”

Vitamin D has many vital roles in the health of the body, including supporting the heart, brain and nerves. Additionally, a study from the Journal of Investigative Medicine found that vitamin D is a strong boost to immunity and that deficiency is common in autoimmune disease – a group of diseases where the body’s immune system attacks healthy cells by mistake. These include multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes and inflammatory bowel disease.

Some good vitamin D-rich foods include cod liver oil, sardines, salmon, mackerel, eggs and herring. The best supplemental form to take is vitamin D3, as this is the natural form made by the sun on skin, rather than D2.