Archive for July, 2012

Here are some generally-accepted guidelines for losing weight

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

1. Consult with your doctor, a dietician, or other qualified health professional to determine your ideal healthy body weight.

2. Eat smaller portions and choose from a variety of foods.

3. Load up on foods naturally high in fiber: Fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains.

4. Limit portions of foods high in simple carbohydrates.

5. Limit portions of foods high in fat: dairy products like cheese, butter, and whole milk; red meat; cakes and pastries.

6. Exercise at least three times a week.

Types of Acne Scars

Monday, July 30th, 2012

There are two general types of acne scars, defined by tissue response to inflammation: (1) scars caused by increased tissue formation, and (2) scars caused by loss of tissue.

Scars Caused by Increased Tissue Formation The scars caused by increased tissue formation are called keloids or hypertrophic scars. The word hypertrophy means “enlargement” or “overgrowth.” Both hypertrophic and keloid scars are associated with excessive amounts of the cell substance collagen. Overproduction of collagen is a response of skin cells to injury. The excess collagen becomes piled up in fibrous masses, resulting in a characteristic firm, smooth, usually irregularly-shaped scar. The photo shows a typical severe acne keloid:

The typical keloid or hypertrophic scar is 1 to 2 millimeters in diameter, but some may be 1 centimeter or larger. Keloid scars tend to “run in families”—that is, abnormal growth of scar tissue is more likely to occur in susceptible people, who often are people with relatives who have similar types of scars.

Hypertrophic and keloid scars persist for years, but may diminish in size over time.

Scars Caused by Loss of Tissue Acne scars associated with loss of tissue—similar to scars that result from chicken pox—are more common than keloids and hypertrophic scars. Scars associated with loss of tissue are:

Ice-pick scars usually occur on the cheek. They are usually small, with a somewhat jagged edge and steep sides—like wounds from an ice pick. Ice-pick scars may be shallow or deep, and may be hard or soft to the touch. Soft scars can be improved by stretching the skin; hard ice-pick scars cannot be stretched out.

Depressed fibrotic scars are usually quite large, with sharp edges and steep sides. The base of these scars is firm to the touch. Ice-pick scars may evolve into depressed fibrotic scars over time.

Soft scars, superficial or deep are soft to the touch. They have gently sloping rolled edges that merge with normal skin. They are usually small, and either circular or linear in shape.

Atrophic macules are usually fairly small when they occur on the face, but may be a centimeter or larger on the body. They are soft, often with a slightly wrinkled base, and may be bluish in appearance due to blood vessels lying just under the scar. Over time, these scars change from bluish to ivory white in color in white-skinned people, and become much less obvious.

Follicular macular atrophy is more likely to occur on the chest or back of a person with acne. These are small, white, soft lesions, often barely raised above the surface of the skin—somewhat like whiteheads that didn’t fully develop. This condition is sometimes also called “perifollicular elastolysis.” The lesions may persist for months to years.

Home and Best Remedies For Knee Pain

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

1. RICE – RICE stands for Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. This simple treatment can provide relief to most types of knee pain

2. Several herbal remedies such as dried ginger, wintergreen, Devil’s claw, Cat’s claw and a few other herbs have also been very effective at reducing or even eliminating pain in the knees

3. You can also try another innovative home remedy that will require you to create a paste using the following ingredients. Castor, wheat, turmeric and Goat’s milk. If you can’t find any goat’s milk, just use some clarified butter instead. This paste does wonders when it is applied on the area of the knee that is generating the pain

4. Studies have shown that steam baths have the ability to reduce knee pain by improving the blood circulation around the knees, thereby reducing inflammation. A slight massaging of the knee, while in the steam bath, can help make this remedy all the more effective

5. A great and simple remedy that almost anyone can try is by mixing a powdered form of Bishop’s weed seeds into a glass of warm water that is then ingested

Best Hair Tips

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

If Your Hair Is Curly : Since your hair is prone to dryness, use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner.
After washing, gently blot hair dry with an absorbent towel and apply 4 to 6 drops of silicone-based shine serum (the thicker your hair, the more you can use).
Detangle hair with fingers, and allow it to air dry.

If Your Hair Is Wavy : Lather up with a shine-enhancing shampoo and conditioner. Rinse well.
Smooth and separate wet strands with wide-tooth comb, then spritz a silicone-based shine-enhancing spray from ends to roots.
Dry hair using a blowdryer with a tapered nozzle to direct air down the hair shaft and seal the cuticle.

If Your Hair Is Straight : Your hair tends to lie flat against your scalp, where it can accumulate shine-dulling grease.
To avoid this, use a deep-cleaning shampoo daily and apply a clarifying gel treatment to roots once a week to prevent oil buildup.
After blowing hair dry, use a flatiron to enhance sheen.

Salon Vs Home Waxing

Friday, July 20th, 2012

You can certainly wax your legs at home, but as with many beauty procedures, a professional can usually do a better, more efficient job (with less mess). The hair needs to be pulled at a 40-degree angle and the cloth strips need to be yanked quickly, both hard feats to accomplish on your own. Cold-wax strips are easier to use at home, but they often don’t stick as well to the hairs as hot wax does.

When doing it yourself, try a transparent wax so you can see the hairs that have been covered and determine the direction of their growth. As with all products you’re using for the first time, try the wax on a small area of skin before proceeding.

Comman Symptoms for Gas Problem and Stomach Pain

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Indigestion is the most often pronounced ailment of modern times branching out into varied abdominal diseases. The most common one would be Gastritis. To research into the symptoms of this ailment would be acid reflux or heartburn, pain in the abdomen, excessive burping, puking or vomiting, nausea and difficulty in releasing gas.

The causes that underlie gastric problem could be fast eating without good chewing, heavy meals, and excessive intake of alcohol, stress, anxiety and intake of strong drugs. Is there no definite cure to curb this problematic aliment that ties your tongue, into not venturing into the dishes that it would like to savor?. No other way out other than scurrying to your physician? Here are some useful tips that help you encounter your problem better.

Symptoms For Stomach pain

* Distended abdomen/Stomach Distention

* Cramps

* Flatulence/Gas

* Belching

* Pain

* Fullness or ‘tightness’ in the stomach

* Diarrhea

* Aching Stomach

* Shortness of Breath

* Lower Back Pain

How To Stay Away From acne marks

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

Before anything else, avoid touching your face or picking on any bumps or acne – that will only aggravate the problem. There is an immense itch but you have to ocntrol that. Also do the following:

• To prevent acne / breakouts due to blocked pores, use a mild soap-free cleanser to cleanse your face at least 2-3 times a day.

• If you have acne or very acne-prone skin then monthly salicylic peels help in unclogging your pores and prevent acne breakouts.

Kaya skin clinics do a free skin analysis so that you know what kind of products suit you.

Different Types of Acne Scars

Friday, July 13th, 2012

There are two general types of acne scars, defined by tissue response to inflammation: (1) scars caused by increased tissue formation, and (2) scars caused by loss of tissue.

Scars Caused by Increased Tissue Formation The scars caused by increased tissue formation are called keloids or hypertrophic scars. The word hypertrophy means “enlargement” or “overgrowth.” Both hypertrophic and keloid scars are associated with excessive amounts of the cell substance collagen. Overproduction of collagen is a response of skin cells to injury. The excess collagen becomes piled up in fibrous masses, resulting in a characteristic firm, smooth, usually irregularly-shaped scar. The photo shows a typical severe acne keloid:

The typical keloid or hypertrophic scar is 1 to 2 millimeters in diameter, but some may be 1 centimeter or larger. Keloid scars tend to “run in families”—that is, abnormal growth of scar tissue is more likely to occur in susceptible people, who often are people with relatives who have similar types of scars.

Hypertrophic and keloid scars persist for years, but may diminish in size over time.

Scars Caused by Loss of Tissue Acne scars associated with loss of tissue—similar to scars that result from chicken pox—are more common than keloids and hypertrophic scars. Scars associated with loss of tissue are:

Ice-pick scars usually occur on the cheek. They are usually small, with a somewhat jagged edge and steep sides—like wounds from an ice pick. Ice-pick scars may be shallow or deep, and may be hard or soft to the touch. Soft scars can be improved by stretching the skin; hard ice-pick scars cannot be stretched out.

Depressed fibrotic scars are usually quite large, with sharp edges and steep sides. The base of these scars is firm to the touch. Ice-pick scars may evolve into depressed fibrotic scars over time.

Soft scars, superficial or deep are soft to the touch. They have gently sloping rolled edges that merge with normal skin. They are usually small, and either circular or linear in shape.

Atrophic macules are usually fairly small when they occur on the face, but may be a centimeter or larger on the body. They are soft, often with a slightly wrinkled base, and may be bluish in appearance due to blood vessels lying just under the scar. Over time, these scars change from bluish to ivory white in color in white-skinned people, and become much less obvious.

Follicular macular atrophy is more likely to occur on the chest or back of a person with acne. These are small, white, soft lesions, often barely raised above the surface of the skin—somewhat like whiteheads that didn’t fully develop. This condition is sometimes also called “perifollicular elastolysis.” The lesions may persist for months to years.

Prevention of Acne Scars

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

As discussed in the previous section on Causes of Acne Scars, the occurrence of scarring is different in different people. It is difficult to predict who will scar, how extensive or deep scars will be, and how long scars will persist. It is also difficult to predict how successfully scars can be prevented by effective acne treatment.

Nevertheless, the only sure method of preventing or limiting the extent of scars is to treat acne early in its course, and as long as necessary. The more that inflammation can be prevented or moderated, the more likely it is that scars can be prevented. (Any person with acne who has a known tendency to scar should be under the care of a dermatologist.

Causes of Acne Scars

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

In the simplest terms, scars form at the site of an injury to tissue. They are the visible reminders of injury and tissue repair. In the case of acne, the injury is caused by the body’s inflammatory response to sebum, bacteria and dead cells in the plugged sebaceous follicle. Two types of true scars exist, as discussed later: (1) depressed areas such as ice-pick scars, and (2) raised thickened tissue such as keloids.

When tissue suffers an injury, the body rushes its repair kit to the injury site. Among the elements of the repair kit are white blood cells and an array of inflammatory molecules that have the task of repairing tissue and fighting infection. However, when their job is done they may leave a somewhat messy repair site in the form of fibrous scar tissue, or eroded tissue.

White blood cells and inflammatory molecules may remain at the site of an active acne lesion for days or even weeks. In people who are susceptible to scarring, the result may be an acne scar. The occurrence and incidence of scarring is still not well understood, however. There is considerable variation in scarring between one person and another, indicating that some people are more prone to scarring than others. Scarring frequently results from severe inflammatory nodulocystic acne that occurs deep in the skin. But, scarring also may arise from more superficial inflamed lesions.

The life history of scars also is not well understood. Some people bear their acne scars for a lifetime with little change in the scars, but in other people the skin undergoes some degree of remodeling and acne scars diminish in size.

People also have differing feelings about acne scars. Scars of more or less the same size that may be psychologically distressing to one person may be accepted by another person as “not too bad.” The person who is distressed by scars is more likely to seek treatment to moderate or remove the scars.

A detailed and comprehensive discussion of acne scars

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

A detailed and comprehensive discussion of acne scars starts with causes of scarring, prevention of scarring, types of scars, and treatments for scars.

Before talking about scars, a word about spots that may look like scars but are not scars in the sense that a permanent change has occurred. Even though they are not true scars and disappear in time, they are visible and can cause embarrassment.

Macules or “pseudo-scars” are flat, red or reddish spots that are the final stage of most inflamed acne lesions. After an inflamed acne lesion flattens, a macule may remain to “mark the spot” for up to 6 months. When the macule eventually disappears, no trace of it will remain—unlike a scar.

Post-inflammatory pigmentation is discoloration of the skin at the site of a healed or healing inflamed acne lesion. It occurs more frequently in darker-skinned people, but occasionally is seen in people with white skin. Early treatment by a dermatologist may minimize the development of post-inflammatory pigmentation. Some post-inflammatory pigmentation may persist for up to 18 months, especially with excessive sun exposure. Chemical peeling may hasten the disappearance of post-inflammatory pigmentation.

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Tuesday, July 10th, 2012


 

7 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Acne Treatment

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Good skin care plays an important role in treating acne. Following these skin care guidelines—unless your dermatologist instructs otherwise—can help improve treatment results:

Do NOT pop, squeeze or pick at acne.
This can make acne worse by spreading inflammation. With medical treatment, removing lesions is rarely necessary; however, when comedo removal is needed, it should be performed by an experienced healthcare professional.

Gently wash your face twice a day with a mild cleanser and pat dry.Acne is not caused by poor hygiene, and vigorous washing and scrubbing will not clear your skin. In fact, all that scrubbing can irritate your skin and make acne worse. The way to clear acne is with appropriate acne products and good skin care.

Use “noncomedogenic” (does not clog pores) cosmetics and toiletries.When buying cosmetics and other products that you will use on your skin or hair, be sure to look for ones labeled “noncomedogenic.” Makeup, sunscreen and toiletries that are not likely to cause acne state that they are “noncomedogenic” on the product.

Avoid aggravating your acne.Oily hair, sporting equipment that rubs against your skin and airborne grease—all can irritate and make your acne worse. Ways you can avoid these situations include:

If you have oily hair, keep it off your face and wash it daily.

Avoid using hair care products that contain oil, such as pomades and gels.

Wear cotton clothing or moleskin under sporting equipment to avoid skin-to-equipment contact.

Give acne products enough time to do their job.Ask a dermatologist (or pharmacist) how much time is needed for each particular product to work. This way you’ll know when you can expect to see clearing and not stop using the product(s) before you see results. As a rule of thumb, it takes 6 to 8 weeks before you begin to see an improvement.

Use medications as directed.Using more medication than directed will not improve results. In fact, it can make acne worse by aggravating the skin. Be sure to read all labels and use accordingly or as instructed by a dermatologist.

Avoid excess exposure to sunlight, and do not use tanning booths or sun lamps.Contrary to popular belief, tanning does not clear acne; it simply masks acne. Tanning also increases one’s risk of developing melanoma and other skin cancers. Additionally, some acne treatments can increase the skin’s sensitivity to sunlight and ultraviolet light from tanning booths and sun lamps. If you have acne, it is important to protect your skin by following sun-protection practices, such as wearing sunscreen and avoiding sunburns.

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Saturday, July 7th, 2012


Some Useful Treatment Options for Wrinkles

Friday, July 6th, 2012


Skin Change that Come With Age

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

1. Skin becomes rougher.

2. Skin develops lesions such as benign tumors.

3. Skin becomes slack. The loss of the elastic tissue (elastin and collagen) in the skin with age causes the skin to hang loosely.

4. Skin becomes more transparent as we age. This is caused by thinning of the epidermis (surface layer of the skin).

5. Skin becomes more fragile as we age. This is caused by a flattening of the area where the epidermis and dermis (layer of skin under the epidermis) come together.

6. Skin becomes more easily bruised. This is due to thinner blood vessel walls as we age.

Treatment Options for Aging Skin

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

The doctor’s palette of resurfacing options continues to expand. In patients with early skin aging changes, nonsurgical treatment methods such as tretinoin, vitamin C, and alpha hydroxy acids may provide satisfactory improvement. Chemical peels, dermabrasion and laserabrasion may be used alone or in combination with other surgical procedures to treat moderate to severe degrees of facial photodamage.

Deeper facial lines may be treated with botulinum toxin or soft tissue enhancement, including collagen, autologous fat, and Goretex implants. Patients with more sagging, excess skin may benefit from additional procedures such as a facelift, browlift, or blepharoplasty (surgical reconstruction of the eyelid). Treatment must be individualized according to the patient’s facial characteristics and cosmetic concerns.

Here is more detail about some of the more popular treatment options:

Chemical peels: Chemical peels are effective for removing fine lines and smoothing out the skin. Chemical peels remove the upper surface of the skin to expose newer, clearer skin. After the upper layers of the skin have been removed, a new layer of skin develops. Chemical peels can be used in areas, such as around the eye and mouth, that are not improved by a facelift. Depending on the patient’s skin type and degree of sun damage, a superficial, medium or deep chemical peel may be the appropriate treatment.

Dermabrasion: Dermabrasion removes lines and some scarring and can be used to treat moderate to severe photodamage (sun damage). In dermabrasion, the doctor sands away the top layer of skin, thus it has similar side effects and complications as medium to deep chemical peels. However, because of the bleeding associated with dermabrasion and variations in skill and technique, the control of wounding is not as accurate as with current resurfacing technology. Dermabrasion is not done on the thin skin around the eyes. Care must also be taken when dermabrading the skin around the mouth.

Laser resurfacing: In the past few years, the development of high-energy lasers has enhanced physicians’ ability to improve photoaged skin, various types of scars and other dermatologic conditions. The precise depth control and ability to treat large areas in a relatively short amount of time makes these lasers valuable tools. Before laser resurfacing is performed, your doctor will discuss with you other treatment options, what to expect during recovery, how to take care of your skin after the procedure, and possible side effects and complications. Camouflage makeup suggestions will also be discussed.

Alopathy is safe because they are made naturally

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Alopathy is one of the way which is used world wide, but we can say that it is safe because it is made naturally. Some of the ways of making allopathic medicines are :

1. Ripe bel (bael fruit) is the best natural laxative. Its regular use is effective in curing constipation. it can be taken in the form of sharbat.

2. By boiling a tablespoon of saunf (fennel seeds) in 100 ml of water for half an hour, is highly beneficial in constipation and indigestion.

3. saunf (Leaves of fennel) is helpful in respiratory disorders like asthma and bronchitis. The juice can be taken to cure such conditions.

4. Eating fennel seeds with anjeer (figs) is also a good medicine for cough, bronchitis and lung abscesses.

5. It is believed that fennel also benefits the eyes. Clean weak, sore or inflamed eyes with fennel tea. 6. Regular application of the methi leaf juice, boiled with honey is said to cure conjunctivitis.

7. An infusion of the seeds can be given in painful menstruation and other menstrual irregularities.

8. Laung (Clove oil) if applied to a cavity in a decayed tooth, relieves toothache. It also helps to decrease infection due to its antiseptic properties.

9. hing (Asafoetida) is a valuable herbal remedy in alleviating toothache. After being pestled in nimboo (lemon juice), slightly heat it . soak a cotton piece in the lotion and place it in the cavity of the tooth, relieves pain quickly.

10. Dalchini (cinnamon) powder prepared with a few drops of fresh nimboo (lime) juice can be applied over pimples and blackheads, acne.

Home Remedies and medecines For Jaundice

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Jaundice is caused by an infection which distorts the liver into malfunctioning. It is unable to produce the normal amount of bile needed for maintaining the functions of body cells and tissues. These toxins need to be flushed out to restore balance and bring the immune system back to normal.

Some Of The home remedies for jaundice are :

1. Make a paste with fresh papaya leaves. Add half-teaspoon honey in this and have it everyday.

2. Add ¼ th turmeric powder into one glass of hot water. Drink this water two to three times in a day.

3. Take fresh radish leaves and extract juice form them. Consume one cup of this juice twice or thrice in a day.

4. Drink limejuice as, as it is very effective home remedies for jaundice .

5.Prepare a cupful of juice of beetroot and lemon in equal proportions. Having this juice for a few days will definitely cure jaundice.

6. Take few leaves of Aegle marmelos (Bael tree) and grind them. Drink this juice at least one in a day.

7. Take a glass of sugarcane juice and add powder of roasted gram. Drink this glass of juice everyday. This will give the permanent relief from Jaundice.

8. Boil about one cup of water and add ten to twelve leaves of lemon tree into this boiling water. Cover the vessel with proper lid. Drink this solution three to four times in a day.

9. Take the luffa vegetable in a cloth and keep a heavy object over it. After this crush these luffa vegetables and extract its juices. Take the juice of this luffa vegetable over the palms of your hand and take this juice inside your body through nostrils.

10. Make a combined juice mixing lemon juice, ginger juice and mint juice together. Blend all these juices in a blender and drink this at least three times in a day.