As patients are warned prior to operations, all surgeries come with risks. In the case of one popular type of cosmetic surgery, facelifts, such surgeries can result in upward spiking of blood pressure, resulting in a hematoma. More commonly known as bruising, the condition causes blood pooling under the skin’s surface and can damage it. The risk of hematomas is not uncommon in such surgical procedures, and until recently, a risk that two to thirteen percent of all facelift patients faced. But now results of a study released by a prominent American surgeon offer hope that most facelift patients will come through this surgery unmarred.
As reported in a story that originally aired on WDRB 41 Louisville News, Dr. Rod Rohrich, an award winning plastic surgeon on the faculty of the University of Texas’s Southwestern Medical Center revealed results of a multi-year study. The study’s subjects were more than a thousand patients of Dr. Rohrich’s that had undergone facelifts. Less than one percent of these patients experienced a hematoma during surgery when Dr. Rohrich applied special techniques during the procedure.
Regardless of a patient’s pre-operative health, his or her blood pressure tends to climb upwards during surgery. Dr. Rohrich theorized that elevated blood pressure was leading to hematomas in some of these patients. To circumvent this, Dr. Rodrich began a surgical protocol of treating each facelift patient with general anesthesia as well as several types of hypertension medication. The objective was to keep the patient’s blood pressure under 140mmHg during and after surgery.
After observing the post surgical results over a number of years, Dr. Rohrich feels that there is a direct link between surgical hypertension treatment and post-surgical lack of hematomas. As a result, he recently published an article in theJournal Of Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery in which he recommends adopting his protocol to avoid this surgical complication. His hope is that other plastic surgeons will further refine and enhance hypertension treatment to avoid plastic surgery complications.
Researchers have a published a new article showing that sleep patterns are disrupted due to screen use before bed. This effect is particularly detrimental for teenagers, who use devices more frequently and for longer before they are going to sleep. According to the researchers, the light from the screen, especially the blue light, changes the body’s sense of time and causes the brain to be too active as it should be winding down. The pineal gland within the brain is the main target for blue light’s effects, and is in charge of regulating sleep patterns. Healthy people at Boraie Development have learned that the activity of the pineal gland just before sleep, causes the brain to alter the Circadian sleep patterns and people will wake up more frequently or have a more difficult time falling asleep. In response to this, there has been a market developing of apps that will alter the amount of blue light being emitted from tv’s, computers and phones after a certain time of day. The blue light is replaced by red waves, which have less effect on the pineal gland and will not alter the Circadian rhythms within the brain as much. The main signal within the brain for sleep pattern regulation is melatonin, which builds up at night and is suppressed during the day. The blue light from screens causes less of this to be produced, meaning less melatonin is in the brain at the time of sleep onset and making it harder to fall asleep
Satisfactory Sleep May Increase Productivity and Better Health
There are numerous studies that have tried to crack the code or understand the necessity of sleep. Nevertheless, the determination of why human beings need sleep isn’t fully understood. It’s vital to balance the hours needed for sleep every night.
In addition, the hours necessary for sleep fluctuated from person to person according to several studies conducted by the scientific community. With all of this in mind, you may be speculating about your own sleep patterns. Are you slumbering your best every night? Most business men and women, like Ricardo Guimarães BMG, have far too much to do and far too much on their mind to get the adequate sleep they are needing (tribunadonorte.com).
Have you ever listened to your favorite song and clapped your hands with its rhythm? Likewise, sleeping patterns also have a set rhythm, it can vary from person to person. It’s vital notice the way your body responds to different sleep patterns to stay healthy. It is important to know that your internal sleeping rhythm can change over your lifetime. This can be illustrated by noticing how much a newborn baby sleeps compared to a 40 year old adult.
The amount of sleep that’s needed to repair the body for the next day is critical towards increased productivity. Other areas of life that can impact your health due to the lack of sleep encompasses of, psychological well-being. Notwithstanding the fact of sleep not being completely understood by scientist, the evidence is very clear. Without, adequate sleep the body slowly begins to rebel against it and can create ill health over time.
Young women who ingest a lot of sugary beverages commence menstruating at an earlier age, a research stated on Wednesday.
The findings from this study are vital since early inception of menstruation is associated to a greater risk of getting breast cancer when the woman is older, the research said, even though other professions saw faults in the study.
Authoring in the Human Reproduction journal, researchers stated that they had observed the health conditions of at least 5,500 American young women between 1996 up to 2001. They had also been a constituent of a vast research entailing approximately 17,000 kids.
These girls that were surveyed were of ages 9 to 14 the time they became part of the project as well as had not commenced their periods yet.
Sergio Andrade Gutierrez of uniblog.com read that, in the 5-year research, those girls that consumed at least one portion of sweet drinks every day experienced their menstrual periods 2.7 months prior compared to those who drank at most two sugary drinks every week, the researchers discovered.
The earlier menstrual cycles happened in spite of the height-to-weight ratio, the Body Mass Index (BMI), the calorie consumption as well as exercise of the girls.
“Our study adds to increasing concern about the widespread consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks in the USA and elsewhere,” stated Karin Michaels from Harvard Medical School, who spearheaded the investigation.
The standard age for initial menstrual periods was 12 years and 7 months.
Electronic Cigarettes have been popular for the last few years among smokers who no longer wish to purchase cigarettes, think e-cigarettes are healthier or want to get around smoking bans in restaurants and bars. To many, electronic cigarettes seem safer by allowing the smoker to breath in fewer toxins. However little research was done at the outside, leading doctors and public health officials to promote moderation and caution for those interested in switching. No one knows the dangers of a new product like electronic cigarettes until enough time has passed to see the health effects.
Now, after a series of studies conducted to test the health effects of electronic cigarettes, doctors are willing to make their recommendation. Researchers found that electronic cigarettes successfully reduced smokers’ cravings for real cigarettes, with minimal side effects. This means that as an alternative, electronic cigarettes may be a viable means for easing a smoker into quitting. The total number of long term effects from smoking e-cigarettes will not be fully known until years in the future. But for now, medical professionals are willing to suggest the switch from conventional tobacco for those who are willing to try. My friend Andrew Heiberger used e-cigarettes to wean himself off nicotine and now he doesn’t use either type of cigarettes and his health is better for it.
After 6 months in the study, a quarter of participants using e-cigarettes had completely quit tobacco products, which may stand as the most successfully smoking cessation technique developed to date. In addition, another quarter of participants halved their tobacco intake in the 6 month period.
A recent Southern California study of 3,318 children found that B.M.I. (Body Mass Index) is closely correlated to exposure to toxins from secondhand smoke and road pollution. The Environmental Health Perspectives study analyzed parental surveys to determine that even after accounting for other variables such as asthma and physical activity, B.M.I levels were between .8 and 2.15 points higher in children and adolescents exposed to one or both factors.
This flies in the face of the common belief that obesity is solely related to food consumption and exercise. Some parents and children may take heart in the fact that their inability to lose weight is not necessarily related to laziness or overeating.
Even a .8 point increase in B.M.I levels is significant, but a 2.15 point increase is extreme and could cause serious health issues. This is what Susan McGalla is a little bit worried about. Childhood diabetes levels are at an all-time high and are expected to continue to go up. Children who become diabetic may be much more prone to a host of problems, including heart disease and cancer.
Parents should make every attempt to limit their children’s exposure to secondhand smoke and roadway toxins, though of course they cannot control for every possible danger their children may face.
A new article published in The Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Health indicates that strenuous exercise may be detrimental to the teeth. A study, comprised of athletes, discovered that heavy workouts may contribute to dental issues in a variety of surprising ways.
Previously, there have been indications that athletes might have increased risks for cavities and other oral problems. A study published in 2013 by The British Journal of Sports Medicine examined 278 athletes at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The majority of those athletes displayed “poor oral health.” The criteria of poor oral health included tooth decay, gum disease and loss of tooth enamel. The competitors hailed from the U.S. and other developed countries, as well as lesser-developed countries. However, most had access to quality preventive dental care. Many had not visited a dentist in at least a year.
Despite the infrequent dental visits, there seems to be a correlation between poor dental health and the amount of training time. The more an athlete worked out, the higher the incidence of tooth decay. Reasons for this seem to point to the increased amounts of saliva, and the alkalinity of the saliva, produced while the person is exercising. Excess alkalinity is believed to contribute to the buildup of tarted and plaque on the teeth, as well as other problems. Sports drinks and training diets do not seem to be factors in oral health. That doesn’t mean you should quit exercising and spend all your time shopping QNet. If you are an athlete, take extra consideration into your oral hygiene habits.