Hair loss can affect both men and women of any age and it can have many causes, from a genetic predisposition to stress or trauma. While losing hair is common in men, it can be difficult to deal with and lead to low self-esteem.
Luckily, there are now plenty of effective treatments available for hair loss. The sooner you treat it, the quicker you may be able to delay the process. However, it is worth bearing in mind that although you may be able to spot the symptoms and begin using treatment early on, it may take several months for the effects to start showing and the baldness will continue once treatment has stopped.
Different types of hair loss will have different symptoms and the treatment you use will depend upon the specific condition you have. Here’s a look at some of the different types of baldness and how to spot the early signs:
Male and female pattern baldness
As the name suggest, male pattern baldness usually follows a pattern, often starting with a receding hairline. This is then followed by a thinning of the hair on the crown of the head and around the temples until eventually, the bald patches join up. The condition is extremely common and most men experience some form of male pattern baldness before the age of 60, although early symptoms may be visible in men in their 20s. With female pattern baldness, the hair is usually lost from the top of the head only, most commonly after menopause.
Alopecia areata involves losing hair in patches and is most common in teenagers and young adults. Early signs usually include sudden bald spots appearing on the scalp, although other areas on the body can also be affected. Although it is rare, around one in 10 people can also develop pitted or grooved fingernails as a symptom. Luckily, this condition is usually temporary and hair normally grows back within a few months. Read more…
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Nowadays, people are more inclined to use home remedies to cure common body ailments. Home remedies include the spices and other useful herbs, which we use in our daily life. Do you have yellow teeth and looking for a safer home remedy to whiten them. Using home remedies is the most suitable treatment to remove the yellow stains. These yellow stains are of different types and it is up to the user to select the remedy appropriately. Home remedies are also good for the people who have sensitive teeth and want to restrain themselves from using different whitening materials, which contain chemicals. Visiting a Dentalartimplantclinic will shed of your worries and can bring magical results. You can obtain whiter teeth simply by visiting an experienced dentist.
However, home remedy treatment is completely safe and don’t have any kind of side effects.
You can start the whitening treatment with a mixture of lemon juice and salt. You can use common salt for this treatment. Take the fresh juice from a whole lemon and add 1 tablespoon of salt. You have to use this in the ratio of 75% lemon juice and 25% of common salt. Start your treatment by using this solution as mouthwash and keep it in your mouth for at least a minute before you finally spit it out, right after splitting it out brush your teeth thoroughly. This is a safe remedy to whiten the teeth; this is also useful for both kinds of people, those who do not have sensitive teeth as well as for those people who have sensitive teeth. You can use this simple remedy one or two times a week to remove your stains. Within a month you will find considerable results. Read more…
Several studies (large epidemiological studies) have shown that increased physical activity causes lowering of blood pressure (BP). The relationship between physical activity and BP is inverse, i.e., whenever there is increased in physical activity, BP tend to be lower and when there is less physical activity, BP tend to be higher, in same individual as well as for a group of individuals.
Physical activity and blood pressure:
In one meta-analysis (1) study it was reported that, regular aerobic exercise was associated with significant lowering of mean systolic blood pressure by 3.84 mm Hg and lowering of mean diastolic BP by 2.58 mm Hg and the reduction was seen among both individuals with high blood pressure as well as individuals with normal BP and individuals with normal body weight as well as in individuals with obesity or overweight.
In another meta-analysis (2), there was significant reduction of blood pressure (lowering of mean systolic blood pressure by 6.9 mm Hg and lowering of mean diastolic BP by 4.9 mm Hg) during daytime and in ambulatory position among hypertensive individuals in compare to other groups such as normal blood pressure group.
The causes of lowering of blood pressure was associated with decrease in the following factors such as systemic vascular resistance, plasma norepinephrine, plasma rennin activity, body weight, waist size, per cent body fat and insulin resistance.
Hence, it can be clearly said that increased physical activity is associated with reduction in blood pressure and should be part of holistic management of hypertension. In most hypertension management guidelines moderate physical activity (such as brisk walking or jogging or playing sports/games such as tennis, football, basketball, badminton etc.) for 30 minutes a day for at least five days a week is suggested. It is better if 30 minutes exercise can be continues for all seven days a week. Read more…
Untreated or poorly managed (and uncontrolled hypothyroidism) hypothyroidism can lead to various complications and health problems. It is therefore important to treat hypothyroidism adequately and thyroid hormones (TSH, T3 and T4) kept within normal range, to prevent complications and health hazards it may bring.
Complications of hypothyroidism are:
- Myxedema coma: this is the most serious complication of hypothyroidism, which is potentially life threatening emergency, if not treated promptly and adequately. Myxedema coma usually occur in patients with undiagnosed and long standing hypothyroidism. The condition is usually triggered by some triggering factors such as infection, use of sedatives, or some physical or mental trauma. Symptoms of myxedema coma are feeling of intense cold, extreme intolerance of cold, lethargy and disturbance or loss of consciousness. If any diagnosed or undiagnosed patient of hypothyroidism suffer from such symptoms, admit in hospital immediately for timely and emergency management.
- Goiter: any enlargement (from any cause) of thyroid gland is called goiter. Thyroid gland may become enlarged when there is constant stimulation by TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone), which is very high in case of Goiter may not be very harmful, but an enlarged (especially when it is very big) can have cosmetic problem as well as some symptoms such as breathing problem and problem in swallowing. Hence, goiter should be treated by thyroid hormone supplementation and by surgical method, combine. Because any single method (medications or surgery) may not give satisfactory result.
- Infertility: hypothyroidism is common cause of infertility. Test for thyroid hormones is done routinely in all the fertility clinics. Low thyroid hormone level interfere with ovulation and result in infertility. Hence, it is important to treat hypothyroidism in cases of infertility.
Having successfully launched the ground-breaking tumor tissue analysis software TissueMark in November 2013, Belfast based digital pathology software providers PathXL have recently launched a next generation image information management system that is designed specifically for research labs – PathXL Xplore. This software aims to save researchers and pathologists even more time and is currently the most powerful digital pathology system on the market. But what does all this power mean for pathologists?
Why PathXL Xplore is good news for pathologists
It has some never before seen features in it and it is a product of its kind. Using Xplore, the users have the freedom to import scanned images from multiple sources to one database using either their scanner of their choice or from a range of different scanning platforms.
Xplore is intended to accelerate research in the modern working environment. The software is browser based and securely accessible from any device, anywhere in the world. This facilitates sharing and collaboration with other pathologists and researchers and helps you get to your final result much quicker. Studies are shared with a single click and study partners receive an automatic email alerting them to the sharing event. Read more…
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Hypertension or high blood pressure is a common health problem in modern world. As the world progresses more, the incidence/prevalence of hypertension is also increasing, due to stress of modern life, lack of physical activity and various other factors. If you are diagnosed with hypertension (you may have no symptoms, whatsoever of hypertension), your doctor will certainly ask you to take two pronged strategy for management of hypertension, namely non drug (pharmacological) management and medications. All patients with hypertension are advised about non pharmacological management of hypertension. Hence, it is important for all patients with hypertension, to know clearly about non pharmacological management of hypertension, so that following it becomes easy and simple.
Non pharmacological management of hypertension usually include lifestyle modification (such as increasing physical activity), dietary modification, avoidance of tobacco and excess alcohol, reduced intake of sodium (common table salt), stress/anxiety reduction, weight reduction (if patient is obese or overweight) etc. Truncal obesity is directly related to increased risk of hypertension and cardiovascular problems.
The most important lifestyle modification is to increase physical activity. It is advised that moderate physical exercise (such as brisk walking) should be done for at least 150 minutes a week, spread over five days. Read more…