Tuesday, October 18, 2011

How To Treat Spider/Varicose Veins

Things You'll Need

  • Sports Bras
  • Running Shoes
  • Tae-Bo Workout video
  • Compression Bandages
  • Support Hose
  • Home Gyms
1. Consult a board-certified dermatologic surgeon. Let her examine your spider veins. Discuss treatment options.
2. Consider sclerotherapy. Ten to forty veins can be treated in one session, one to five sessions are required for each vein.
3. Explore the possibility of Photoderm VL, a handheld treatment unit that is pressed against your skin, while gentle laser pulses destroy your spider veins. No injections or surgery are required.

4. Be aware of electrodesiccation, which seals off spider veins by applying electrical current.

5. Consider ambulatory phlebectomy if you are planning to have surgery on your varicose veins.
6. Follow your post-procedure orders carefully. They might include wearing compression bandages (similar to ace wraps) or support hose for two days to three weeks, as ordered.

7. Walk moderately. Gentle exercise improves circulation and speeds recovery.
8. Understand you may experience some slight swelling, bruising, itching or redness at the spider vein site. Scarring from the procedures is rare.

9. Know that health insurance policies do not cover the treatment of spider veins, even if the veins cause discomfort. 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Healthy and Tasty

Hey, doesn't HEALTH suppose food, too? =)
So, let's start cooking!!!YaY!
Marinated Chicken Breasts
  • Total Time: 8 hr 15 min
  • Prep 5 min
  • Inactive 8 hr 0 min
  • Cook 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Level: Easy
  •  Ingredients

        * 1 to 2 tablespoons vinegar, like cider, balsamic, or red wine
        * 2 to 3 teaspoons dried herbs, like thyme, oregano, rosemary, or crumbled bay leaf
        * 1 to 2 tablespoons mustard, whole grain or Dijon
        * 1 to 2 teaspoon garlic or onion powder, optional
        * 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
        * Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
        * 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast, each about 6 ounces


    Put the vinegar, herbs, mustard, powders if using and oil in a large re-sealable plastic bag. Close the bag and shake to combine all the ingredients. Open the bag, drop in the chicken breast in the bag. Close and shake the bag to coat evenly. Freeze for up to 2 weeks.

    Thaw in the refrigerator overnight, under cold, running water, or in the microwave at 30 percent power for 1 minute at a time.

    Heat a grill or grill pan. When the grill is hot, place the chicken on the grill and cook for about 4 minutes per side, or until cooked through. You can also bake the thawed chicken in a 375 degree F oven for 15 minutes, or until cooked through.

    That is DELICIOUS!!!

    Tuesday, August 16, 2011

    Home Cures For Genital Acne

    It's rare for someone to have acne around the genital area, but it does happen. If you think you have genital acne, you should absolutely see your doctor or dermatologist, if only to rule out the possibility that you have genital herpes or some other sexually transmitted disease. Don't try to pop the pimples, as you will only make the problem worse.

    A quick way to get a rough idea is that herpes appear more like blisters often filled with fluids, whereas genital acne appears like small pimples. Also herpes generally tend to cover more area, for example, they tend spread onto the thighs, while acne on the genitals tends to remain stationary. However you should consult a medical professional to be sure and put your mind at rest.

    Some of the most common causes associated with genital acne are, wearing tight fitted clothes, some laundry detergents and soaps, ingrown hair, sex. and race.


    Pimples can be caused by skin-cell build-up, dirt and excess oil that have clogged the pore. The vaginal area is no exception. Typically an antibacterial soap is used to cleanse areas impacted by pimples, but this type of soap can be too harsh for the vaginal area. A mild soap or feminine cleansing product, such as a soap-free and fragrance-free product, can be used instead. Washing the area with warm water can also keep the area from getting infected and allow the pimple to heal.

    Warm Compress

    Never pick at a pimple, especially in the vaginal area. Picking can lead to scarring, infection and it can help spread the pus from the pimple to the surrounding areas and cause new pimples. A soft cloth, wet with warm to hot water, can be placed over the area to soften the skin. This can reduce pain and may encourage the pimple to pop on its own. The National Institutes of Health suggests that this is a good remedy for pimples that are caused by folliculitis, or an inflammation of the hair follicle.

    Epsom Salts

    A sitz bath made with Epsom salts can sooth, cleanse and even help dry a pimple in the vaginal area. To prepare this type of bath, run about two to three inches of warm water in a tub and sprinkle one-half to one cup of Epsom salts into the water. Soak in the tub for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse the area thoroughly after the bath and pat it dry.

    Friday, August 12, 2011

    Wearing the Wrong Bra Size Damage Your Health!!!

    Women, who want to look full-breasted wearing tight bras, may need to think twice as the new study reveals that it can lead to breast

    Scientists at the Harvard University found that the wrong-sized bras can confine blood circulation and damage lymph flow. 

    When a woman is wearing a tight bra especially for long periods of time, the lymph circulation is restricted with less oxygen and nutrients being delivered to the tissues and more waste products accumulating in the breasts. This may eventually lead to such conditions as anoxia (low oxygen level), which has been linked to fibrosis, and can increase the risk of developing breast cancer.

    Shapeless Form
    If you wear an ill-fitting bra, you will not have the sleek, elegant look that you want. Instead, your whole form will look shapeless and unattractive. An ill-fitting bra will also draw unnecessary attention to the bust area.

    Scarred Breasts
    Wearing the wrong bra size can cause scarring underneath or on each side of the breasts, which is not immediately noticeable. But over time, a bra that is far too tight will end up creating a scarring effect, where the bra has dug into the flesh.

    Inadequate Support
    Large breasted women often have a battle on their hands to find bras that fit well and provide them with the correct amount of support for their shape. All too often, many large breasted women opt for a smaller size bra, which might look more attractive than a "granny bra", but a smaller size will actually cause more problems than it solves. A bra that fits properly should not ride up at the back; nor should bra straps dig into the shoulders, leaving behind red marks. An ill-fitting bra will not provide enough coverage for the breasts. If your breasts are spilling out of your bra from all angles, then you are wearing the wrong size bra.

    Bad Posture
    Women who wear the wrong size bra often have problems maintaining correct posture. This can lead to slouching rather than sitting and standing upright, as well as unexplained back and neck pain.

    The best solution to wearing the wrong bra size is to visit a department store and have yourself measured, not once every few years, but every single time that you go shopping for a new bra. The reason for this is that a woman's bust size will change throughout her life due to hormonal reasons, pregnancy, weight loss and other factors. Wearing the wrong bra size can cause health problems, but allowing yourself to be measured each time you go bra shopping will ensure that you buy the correct bra size. This will eliminate the health problems that can occur while wearing the wrong bra size.

    Here are the following recommendations on how to preserve your breast health wearing and choose the right bra:
    1. Try to avoid wearing bra at least 12 hour a day.
    2. Do not wear bra at night to allow better lymph circulation.
    3. Do not a buy a bra without trying it on to find what fits you the best.
    4. As woman breast undergo certain changes during breastfeeding, pregnancy, weight loss, so does her bra size, which means that you should get fitted more often.
    5. The back band should be firm and comfortable to provide the necessary support, but should not rise up the back.
    6. To find out if the bra is fitting you right, place one or two fingers under the band, you have the right-sized bra.
    7. If you wear an underwire bra, the wire should lay flat comfortably against your rib cage.
    8. The breast should fill the cup and not bulge at the top or have too much extra room.
    9. Try different styles of bras to find what fits you the best.

    Thursday, August 11, 2011

    Herbal Medicines

    The scent, flavour, or therapeutic characteristics are the three main usage of herbal plants. Most of the herbal medicine products are food supplements that many individuals take to boost their health. Over the years, the functions of herbal medicines has evolved. Some of them are now used to prevent or cure serious illnesses such as heart and lung diseases,arthritis, and even certain kind of cancer.

    Most of them come in forms of capsules, juices, teas, powders, extracts, and dried or fresh plants. Although they receive a worldwide recognition for their effectiveness, it is still recommended to ask the expertise of the doctors since herbal medicines may counteract the effects of the doctor’s prescribed medicines.

    Thursday, July 7, 2011

    Overcome Depression With Your Own Forces

    Our world is full of everyday stresses. In the fuss of the days which pass one by one we often forget about many interesting things in life. We are used to concentrate on work, personal problems, lack of money, etc. All this makes us tired and deprived of life taste. Instead of simple enjoyment of life we are worried about thousands of things. No wonder that after some time of such rhythm we observe that something is wrong with our disposition, our view on life and we ask a question: what's the sense of my life?

    Depression comes in our life inconspicuously, destroying step by step our mental health. It is something we are used not to pay attention to. But as time passes we feel more and more disappointed with our life. It seems that all attempts to improve the situation are in vain. A person suffers from often headaches, fatigue and is in bad disposition. Things which brought pleasure earlier, now become not interesting. The thoughts start to be pessimistic and full of unreasonable ideas. This mental state is very hard to overcome. When depression has achieved all possible limits only medical involvement can be a solution.

    However, at the early stages depression can be managed with the own forces. If you notice that something is wrong with your mental state, try to eliminate these symptoms at once, till they didn't manage to spread more. First of all define the reason of your bad state. It may be whatever: sad past or you have gone through the parting with a beloved person or any other stresses. After that try to find out pleasant things in your life, bring arguments and try to calm yourself down. Convince yourself in the inevitability of the occurred situation and try to find at least few advantages.

    It is recommended to spend more time in a circle of close people. Also sport activities are very useful for the regulation of your physical state. Don't deprive yourselves of small gifts: buy something pleasant, eat tasty food. Exclude any diets or other pressures (for example, at work) in this hard period of your life. It would be very useful to change atmosphere for some time and leave somewhere to have rest. If you still feel your moral state is not improving, visit a psychologist and discuss your problems. Be sincere, don't try to hide something. When you tell everything that worries you, you will feel much better. And try to be optimistic. No matter what happens, our life is given just once.

    Thursday, June 30, 2011

    Cure Herpes With Valtrex

    Herpes infection can affect the genital or mouth area and can cause painful blisters and sores. Herpes is considered to be a chronic disease. In medicine “chronic” means long-term. However, if a person is infected for the first time the remission is more guaranteed to happen. With time the remission periods become longer and longer and there is a possibility that the virus will never come back.

    Today there are various medications worked out for the treatment of herpes infection. One of such medications is Valtrex. It is an antiviral medication that is considered to be one of the leading drugs in prophylaxis and treatment of Herpes virus infestation. It is prescribed in lots of countries all over the world due to its proven effectiveness. Besides, it has a wide spectrum of action: it is used for treating shingles (herpes zoster), cold sores (fever blisters or herpes labialis), and suppressing genital herpes in patients with normal immune systems.

    Each type of herpes manifest in different ways. For example, cold sores may appear each time after a person is sick or the immune system was weakened. The same is with herpes eye infection. Many physicians are strongly convinced that it is the result of extreme stresses.

    Valtrex drug is usually prescribed to patients with normal immune system. The drug works by reducing the number of incidences. It is an anti-viral drug recognized all over the world and approved by FDA. Its effective action has been proven and the results are the best.

    Concerning the mode of administration your doctor will tell you how it is better for you take the drug. It depends on the cause it was prescribed. Usually it is necessary to start taking Valtrex as soon as symptoms start to appear. The drug is taken with a full glass of water. In case of any questions or appearance of any adverse reactions it is recommended to consult with your health care provider.

    Wednesday, June 29, 2011

    High Blood Pressure Treatment

    Home remedies for high blood pressure play a major role if the person's health condition that makes him ineligible for the drug or drug. Such a condition is pregnant. We all are aware that drug for pregnant women to ingest drugs affect the baby she is carrying in the womb is considered inevitable. 
    Alternative to conventional drugs and pregnant or lactating mothers hipertension effectively, the availability of home cures confusion can address. The number of alternative drugs to the drug and its side-effects of drugs and harshness without the need for the development of the child. Not more than Basil, fennel seeds, honey, with onion, Cayenne, one half of lukewarm water, Indian gooseberry, mixed peppers and a cup Spiegel seeds, including home remedies are available.
    Just walk on the green grass that your feet are soaking in hot water for an average of fifteen minutes of home remedies for high blood pressure are recommended because they tend to promote proper blood circulation.

    Thursday, May 26, 2011

    Healthy Food For Perfect Disposition

    Have you ever pondered what you eat day by day? Fast food and strange drinks do not contribute to a good well-being, though seem to be tasty. And you may not feel at once any health disorders eating such food, but it doesn't mean you will not feel the consequences later.
    Healthy eating is the basis of good health and is a key element in healthy human development, from the prenatal and early childhood years to adulthood. Healthy eating is equally important not only in reducing the risk of many chronic diseases but also for the elimination of depressive state It is extremely important for your children's well-being. It is generally agreed that it is best to stick to basic dietary principles of eating less, do more exercise, eat fruits and vegetables and whole grains and avoid too much junk food.
    Fruits and vegetables are almost always low in calories and fat, and they are generally very nutritious as well. Fruits and vegetables are advisable for healthy snacking instead of sugar-based products. 7 servings of fruits and vegetables a day is generally recommended as a good balance. Fiber is found in vegetables, fruits, and whole grains and helps keep healthy bowels. 
    It is so important to start the day with healthy breakfast including a glass of fresh juice and a toast. Actually, the way you start the morning defines the whole day. And healthy breakfast plays here not the last role! The dinner however should include more dishes and in fact should be more intense. During lunch time a cup of tea or simply a glass of juice will be a perfect decision! If you have any problems with your weight pay a double attention to your supper. Try to eat before 6.00 p.a. Before going to bed it is not recommended to eat something. It will be appropriate to drink a cup of something you would like.  
    Believe, that following these simple guidelines you will feel much better. Of course healthy eating must be combined with regular physical exercises. You should spend much time walking on fresh air. It will influence in a positive way your health condition and will eliminate any thoughts about depresion It is said not in vain that good moral disposition directly depends on internal world of a person. If these two worlds are harmonious, you may be sure that you are a happy person!

    Wednesday, May 11, 2011

    Is Chewing GUM so BAD for your Health?

    Your mom was telling you all the time that if swallowing the chewing gum it would sit in your stomach for seven years :)? If that really were the case, then it wouldn’t be hard to imagine how swallowing gum could hinder or damage your digestion. The truth is that chewing gum passes through your body like most other substances. Your stomach can’t break down the resin in chewing gum. But instead of just sitting there, the gum eventually makes its way out of your system through your stool. In some rare cases, people experience blockages after swallowing large masses of gum or several small pieces, one after the other. But accidentally swallowing a stick or two every now and then shouldn’t cause any harm.

    Tuesday, May 3, 2011

    Preventative Care for Good Health

    Most doctors agree, it is far better to prevent a health crisis than to try to treat one when it occurs.  That's why it's so important that you eat a healthy diet, exercise appropriately, maintain an active lifestyle, and visit your general practitioner for regular check-ups and blood work.

    Now, most health insurance providers are willing to cover many different preventative treatments, including well visits and specialized exams to evaluate health issues commonly faced by men or women.  However, even if your insurance doesn't cover prevention, you can still save a lot of money paying for it yourself.  Think about your deductible.  Most of us have them!  If you spend a little out of pocket now, think of how much you'll be saving if you avoid a serious medical issue that would require you to pay that deductible later on.

    Even if you have to pay your medical bills off over time, doctors accept credit cards, and that preventative medicine will do your body good!