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  • 13 Nov 2017
    When approaching a new weight loss routine, it can be difficult to get started. Some of us are more blessed than others are when it comes to easily shedding pounds. It may be a case of having tried and tried again, only to find that you are getting nowhere, leading to understandable discouragement. This has led you to ask the question whether you would be a good candidate for weight loss surgery. First, let’s look at the different types of weight loss surgery. Gastric Bypass- this is by far the most common weight loss surgery; your doctor may also refer to it as RYGB. The basic idea is that the surgeon leaves you with just a small pouch of the stomach that cannot hold much food, meaning that you will eat less. Therefore, the food that you eat bypasses the rest of your stomach, instead going from the pouch straight to the small intestine. It requires just several slight incisions and then a camera to monitor the progress inside. Adjustable Gastric Band- the band is fitted around the top of your stomach, and it has a small balloon inside of it that will control how tight, or loose, it is. That band will limit how much food can go into your stomach. Gastric Sleeve- after removing the majority of the stomach, the surgeon leaves a narrow section called a gastric sleeve, which is the upper area. It is indeed to curb the hunger hormone. Duodenal Switch- perhaps the most complicated of the weight loss surgeries, it uses a gastric sleeve to bypass the small intestine and limits how much you can eat. The drawback, however, is that your body does not have the opportunity to absorb the nutrients from what food you are eating. This could lead to vitamin deficiencies.  Electrical Implant- much like a pacemaker, it works by delivering electrical pulses to the vagus nerve, which is between the brain and the stomach. The vague nerve lets the brain know when the stomach is full. As with any weight loss surgery, the only way for it to be truly effective is by eating a healthy and balanced diet. Benefits Generally, weight loss occurs for up to 24 months after weight loss surgery. At that point, there are people that will regain some weight, but that will certainly not be the case for all. Medical conditions related to obesity, such as type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure; often improve as people begin to lose substantial amounts of weight. For those who have struggled with their weight their entire lives, have tried every diet possible and have lost weight only to regain what was lost and more over and over again find bariatric surgery to be an effective method of reaching a healthy weight and keeping it off. Risks As with any surgery, there are risks involved during the actual procedure itself. Following surgery, complications can also occur, including but not limited to: Vomiting, nausea, bloating, increased gas, diarrhea, dizziness, and excessive sweating when eating too much. Your doctor can explain in detail all the risks involved. Requirements Before Surgery Is Approved Not everybody is eligible for weight loss surgery; however, there are some qualifying requirements from the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery: An obese adult (a BMI over 40, or between 35 and 39 An obesity related condition, such as type 2 diabetes Before Surgery Is Performed These Parameters Must Be Documented You know, and understand, the risks and benefits of weight loss surgery You are prepared to adjust your diet once you have had the surgery You are fully committed to adjusting your lifestyle to keep the weight off Most HMO insurance plans require at least 6 months of nutritional counselling with a dietician or a nutritionist. Many times if you are smoker, you will be required to quit. While teens are not typically accepted for weight loss surgery, if there is an extreme obesity problem (i.e. a body mass index of 35 or greater, which as an example would be a height of 5’6” and 220 pounds) in addition to a weight related condition then it is possible for them to qualify for surgery, though all insurance carriers are different. Technically, there is no guarantee that you will be approved even if you fulfil all the requirements above, as all insurance carrier are different. If you are interested in weight loss surgery and feel that you meet these requirements, you should speak to your doctor about how to take the next steps.
    Chronic Condition 46 Posted by Healthmace Team United States Community Health
  • When approaching a new weight loss routine, it can be difficult to get started. Some of us are more blessed than others are when it comes to easily shedding pounds. It may be a case of having tried and tried again, only to find that you are getting nowhere, leading to understandable discouragement. This has led you to ask the question whether you would be a good candidate for weight loss surgery. First, let’s look at the different types of weight loss surgery. Gastric Bypass- this is by far the most common weight loss surgery; your doctor may also refer to it as RYGB. The basic idea is that the surgeon leaves you with just a small pouch of the stomach that cannot hold much food, meaning that you will eat less. Therefore, the food that you eat bypasses the rest of your stomach, instead going from the pouch straight to the small intestine. It requires just several slight incisions and then a camera to monitor the progress inside. Adjustable Gastric Band- the band is fitted around the top of your stomach, and it has a small balloon inside of it that will control how tight, or loose, it is. That band will limit how much food can go into your stomach. Gastric Sleeve- after removing the majority of the stomach, the surgeon leaves a narrow section called a gastric sleeve, which is the upper area. It is indeed to curb the hunger hormone. Duodenal Switch- perhaps the most complicated of the weight loss surgeries, it uses a gastric sleeve to bypass the small intestine and limits how much you can eat. The drawback, however, is that your body does not have the opportunity to absorb the nutrients from what food you are eating. This could lead to vitamin deficiencies.  Electrical Implant- much like a pacemaker, it works by delivering electrical pulses to the vagus nerve, which is between the brain and the stomach. The vague nerve lets the brain know when the stomach is full. As with any weight loss surgery, the only way for it to be truly effective is by eating a healthy and balanced diet. Benefits Generally, weight loss occurs for up to 24 months after weight loss surgery. At that point, there are people that will regain some weight, but that will certainly not be the case for all. Medical conditions related to obesity, such as type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure; often improve as people begin to lose substantial amounts of weight. For those who have struggled with their weight their entire lives, have tried every diet possible and have lost weight only to regain what was lost and more over and over again find bariatric surgery to be an effective method of reaching a healthy weight and keeping it off. Risks As with any surgery, there are risks involved during the actual procedure itself. Following surgery, complications can also occur, including but not limited to: Vomiting, nausea, bloating, increased gas, diarrhea, dizziness, and excessive sweating when eating too much. Your doctor can explain in detail all the risks involved. Requirements Before Surgery Is Approved Not everybody is eligible for weight loss surgery; however, there are some qualifying requirements from the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery: An obese adult (a BMI over 40, or between 35 and 39 An obesity related condition, such as type 2 diabetes Before Surgery Is Performed These Parameters Must Be Documented You know, and understand, the risks and benefits of weight loss surgery You are prepared to adjust your diet once you have had the surgery You are fully committed to adjusting your lifestyle to keep the weight off Most HMO insurance plans require at least 6 months of nutritional counselling with a dietician or a nutritionist. Many times if you are smoker, you will be required to quit. While teens are not typically accepted for weight loss surgery, if there is an extreme obesity problem (i.e. a body mass index of 35 or greater, which as an example would be a height of 5’6” and 220 pounds) in addition to a weight related condition then it is possible for them to qualify for surgery, though all insurance carriers are different. Technically, there is no guarantee that you will be approved even if you fulfil all the requirements above, as all insurance carrier are different. If you are interested in weight loss surgery and feel that you meet these requirements, you should speak to your doctor about how to take the next steps.
    Chronic Condition Nov 13, 2017 46 United States Community Health
  • 13 Nov 2017
    Headaches can be extremely painful. Often times they can leave you down for the count. If you are one of the millions of people who suffer from headaches on a regular basis, this article is for you. Before you decide to reach for the medicine cabinet, try these all natural remedies the next time you have a headache. Here are the best non-drug remedies for the three most common types of headaches. Tension Headaches Of the three main types of headaches, tension headaches are the most common. With this type of headache the muscles contract and it feels like something is literally squeezing your head. The pain can run from one ear to the other and back around. Tension headaches are usually caused by a lack of sleep and/or stress. Natural Remedies For Tension Headaches: Ginger Tea Fresh ginger can easily be found at your local grocery store. Crush up no more than an inch of ginger and put it in a pot of boiling water. This homemade remedy will help reduce inflammation and ease your headache. It works just as good, if not better than an aspirin and is a completely natural plant based remedy. Peppermint Oil Most health stores sell peppermint oil for about $6. Take the oil and apply it to your hairline. The cooling sensation created by the oil will help relax the muscles in your head and neck. Cluster Headaches Those who suffer from cluster headaches often describe it as an ice pack in their head. This is because the pain is very concentrated and it feels like someone is stabbing them in the head. Cluster headaches usually occur in a cluster of days, hence the name cluster headaches. They are most common in the winter. Natural Remedies For Cluster Headaches: Capsaicin Cream Cayenne pepper is the main ingredient in Capsaicin cream. Put a dab on your finger and apply it to the inside of your nostril. Be sure to place it on the side where you are experiencing the pain. Once applied the cream will go to work. It works by blocking pain signals. You can find Capsaicin cream at your local health food store for around $11. Chlorophyll Supplements Chlorophyll is used by plants for photosynthesis in the process of turning carbon dioxide and water into carbohydrates and oxygen. Chlorophyll supplements promote the flow of oxygen to cells, while also protecting the cells from oxidation damage and can naturally help with cluster headaches. Placing ten drops of liquid chlorophyll concentrate on the tongue several times throughout the day and then drinking some water will help with these types of headaches and can also provide natural energy to get you through the day. Migraine Headaches Last but not least, we will cover migraine headaches. Migraine headaches are very debilitating and can have you in bed, unable to move for extended periods of time. Migraines cause a throbbing pain to occur on one side of your head. As a result of this pain, individuals are usually sensitive to light and sound. It some cases it can even cause nausea. Migraines can be genetic as they are found to run in certain families. The bad news however is women are three time more likely to have them than their male counterparts. Many experts believe migraines are a result of nerve signals being misinterpreted by the brain. Instead of interpreting them for what they really are, they interpret them as pain. Natural Remedies For Migraine Headaches: Acupressure Massage Acupressure massage has been around for hundreds of years. It is an ancient Chinese healing method that centers around applying pressure to certain points on the body. The pressure is applied to help relieve pain. Doing this type of massage on yourself is very easy. First, take your finger and place it in the groove between your first and second toe. Press firmly and apply pressure for at least three minutes. If you can, hold it for a total of 5 minutes before letting go. If you would prefer not to do this yourself, you can always go see a massage therapist. Feverfew Feverfew is an herbal supplement that comes from the sunflower family. It has been tested in clinical trials with great results. During these trials, Feverfew was shown to be a very effective treatment for migraines. It works by decreasing the amount of inflammation in the area where there is pain. When inflammation is reduced, it eliminates pressure on the nerves. As a result, the migraine starts to subside. You can find feverfew in capsule form for around $12. Changing Your Diet As you can see, there are many different natural remedies for the various types of headaches. However, one remedy can be applied to all headaches no matter what type. That remedy is to simply change your diet because certain foods can trigger a headache. Start paying close attention to the foods you consume on a daily basis. Keeping a journal and jotting down everything you eat for at least 7 days is helpful so you can track any specific foods that cause you to have an adverse reaction. Once you identify a pattern, you will know which foods should be removed from your diet. Some foods that have been known to trigger headaches include: Wine Caffeine or the lack of it once one drinks it regularly. Cheese Cold Cuts Headaches can also be a result of skipping meals. Anytime you skip meals your blood sugar levels drop. The best way to prevent this is to make it a point to always eat your meals on time and never let hunger lead to a headache.
    Community News 55 Posted by Healthmace Team United States Disease Management
  • Headaches can be extremely painful. Often times they can leave you down for the count. If you are one of the millions of people who suffer from headaches on a regular basis, this article is for you. Before you decide to reach for the medicine cabinet, try these all natural remedies the next time you have a headache. Here are the best non-drug remedies for the three most common types of headaches. Tension Headaches Of the three main types of headaches, tension headaches are the most common. With this type of headache the muscles contract and it feels like something is literally squeezing your head. The pain can run from one ear to the other and back around. Tension headaches are usually caused by a lack of sleep and/or stress. Natural Remedies For Tension Headaches: Ginger Tea Fresh ginger can easily be found at your local grocery store. Crush up no more than an inch of ginger and put it in a pot of boiling water. This homemade remedy will help reduce inflammation and ease your headache. It works just as good, if not better than an aspirin and is a completely natural plant based remedy. Peppermint Oil Most health stores sell peppermint oil for about $6. Take the oil and apply it to your hairline. The cooling sensation created by the oil will help relax the muscles in your head and neck. Cluster Headaches Those who suffer from cluster headaches often describe it as an ice pack in their head. This is because the pain is very concentrated and it feels like someone is stabbing them in the head. Cluster headaches usually occur in a cluster of days, hence the name cluster headaches. They are most common in the winter. Natural Remedies For Cluster Headaches: Capsaicin Cream Cayenne pepper is the main ingredient in Capsaicin cream. Put a dab on your finger and apply it to the inside of your nostril. Be sure to place it on the side where you are experiencing the pain. Once applied the cream will go to work. It works by blocking pain signals. You can find Capsaicin cream at your local health food store for around $11. Chlorophyll Supplements Chlorophyll is used by plants for photosynthesis in the process of turning carbon dioxide and water into carbohydrates and oxygen. Chlorophyll supplements promote the flow of oxygen to cells, while also protecting the cells from oxidation damage and can naturally help with cluster headaches. Placing ten drops of liquid chlorophyll concentrate on the tongue several times throughout the day and then drinking some water will help with these types of headaches and can also provide natural energy to get you through the day. Migraine Headaches Last but not least, we will cover migraine headaches. Migraine headaches are very debilitating and can have you in bed, unable to move for extended periods of time. Migraines cause a throbbing pain to occur on one side of your head. As a result of this pain, individuals are usually sensitive to light and sound. It some cases it can even cause nausea. Migraines can be genetic as they are found to run in certain families. The bad news however is women are three time more likely to have them than their male counterparts. Many experts believe migraines are a result of nerve signals being misinterpreted by the brain. Instead of interpreting them for what they really are, they interpret them as pain. Natural Remedies For Migraine Headaches: Acupressure Massage Acupressure massage has been around for hundreds of years. It is an ancient Chinese healing method that centers around applying pressure to certain points on the body. The pressure is applied to help relieve pain. Doing this type of massage on yourself is very easy. First, take your finger and place it in the groove between your first and second toe. Press firmly and apply pressure for at least three minutes. If you can, hold it for a total of 5 minutes before letting go. If you would prefer not to do this yourself, you can always go see a massage therapist. Feverfew Feverfew is an herbal supplement that comes from the sunflower family. It has been tested in clinical trials with great results. During these trials, Feverfew was shown to be a very effective treatment for migraines. It works by decreasing the amount of inflammation in the area where there is pain. When inflammation is reduced, it eliminates pressure on the nerves. As a result, the migraine starts to subside. You can find feverfew in capsule form for around $12. Changing Your Diet As you can see, there are many different natural remedies for the various types of headaches. However, one remedy can be applied to all headaches no matter what type. That remedy is to simply change your diet because certain foods can trigger a headache. Start paying close attention to the foods you consume on a daily basis. Keeping a journal and jotting down everything you eat for at least 7 days is helpful so you can track any specific foods that cause you to have an adverse reaction. Once you identify a pattern, you will know which foods should be removed from your diet. Some foods that have been known to trigger headaches include: Wine Caffeine or the lack of it once one drinks it regularly. Cheese Cold Cuts Headaches can also be a result of skipping meals. Anytime you skip meals your blood sugar levels drop. The best way to prevent this is to make it a point to always eat your meals on time and never let hunger lead to a headache.
    Community News Nov 13, 2017 55 United States Disease Management
  • 11 Nov 2017
    You run into people all the time whose chronological age makes them technically, “old age” but whose physical appearance, attitude, and posture make them seem decades younger than their birth certificate would indicate. On the other hand, you see people who are only 40 to 50 years old that already seem ready for retirement and senescence. What makes the difference between these two classifications of people? Many people are overlooking the power of the mind when it comes to the aging process. Those who continue to lead active lives with many social contacts and intact relationships with loved ones often carry the mindset that they are still young. They participate in sports, go dancing, eat out, and enjoy their bodies long after others have given up.  Attitude is everything when it comes to getting older. If you grew up in an era where “old age” happened when a person reached the age of 50 years, you will already feel you have arrived at old age upon your fiftieth birthday. You tend to turn down opportunities for physical and social activity, increase the times you are sedentary and stop challenging your cognitive mind. When this happens, you truly do lose what you don’t use and you physically and emotionally age much faster than those who maintain physical, cognitive, and social activities well into the age where many others feel just too old to participate in these activities.  How do you get into the mindset of feeling young again? It’s probably never too late to do this. You first need to recognize that age is just a number and that there are people much older than you who are doing things you may consider “too old” for them without difficulty. Look at people who seem and look younger than their years would otherwise say. These are people who have refused to give into the meaning of the calendar and who continue to participate in youthful activities, bearing in mind that taking care of their body takes precedence over everything else. They are mentally alert, curious about life, and haven’t given up trying new things. Compare these people with those who chronically complain about aches and pains, step back from fun and challenging activities, and prefer being sedentary to being more active. These might be people who decide that they are too old to give up bad habits that contribute to the aging process, such as smoking and drinking alcohol, and have given up the meticulous care of their bodies that it takes to look and feel young.  What kind of person do you want to be? The difference truly is in your mindset. If you decide that your body is a temple and continue to care for it, challenge it, and respect it, you will have no difficulty seeing yourself as young and vibrant. Your risk of stressful life diseases will be less and you will feel less stressed in life when you carry yourself better and think of yourself as younger than your chronological age. If instead you dread your birthdays and see the passing of the years as a year closer toward death, your motivation and determination to feel and look young will be diminished and you will reflect that mindset in the way you present yourself to others.  If your ancestors lived long and healthy lives, take solace in knowing that you probably will, too, and you can carry the mindset of youth throughout your middle-aged years and older aged years. Even if your ancestors did not live long and healthy lives, know that medical advances that focus on prevention and management of chronic diseases are on your side so that you can continue to feel and be young—well into your older years. Never forget that age is just a number, and it does not dictate, “how one should feel” or “how one should act” at 50, 60 or even 90.
    Family Health 67 Posted by Healthmace Team United States Healthmace Members
  • You run into people all the time whose chronological age makes them technically, “old age” but whose physical appearance, attitude, and posture make them seem decades younger than their birth certificate would indicate. On the other hand, you see people who are only 40 to 50 years old that already seem ready for retirement and senescence. What makes the difference between these two classifications of people? Many people are overlooking the power of the mind when it comes to the aging process. Those who continue to lead active lives with many social contacts and intact relationships with loved ones often carry the mindset that they are still young. They participate in sports, go dancing, eat out, and enjoy their bodies long after others have given up.  Attitude is everything when it comes to getting older. If you grew up in an era where “old age” happened when a person reached the age of 50 years, you will already feel you have arrived at old age upon your fiftieth birthday. You tend to turn down opportunities for physical and social activity, increase the times you are sedentary and stop challenging your cognitive mind. When this happens, you truly do lose what you don’t use and you physically and emotionally age much faster than those who maintain physical, cognitive, and social activities well into the age where many others feel just too old to participate in these activities.  How do you get into the mindset of feeling young again? It’s probably never too late to do this. You first need to recognize that age is just a number and that there are people much older than you who are doing things you may consider “too old” for them without difficulty. Look at people who seem and look younger than their years would otherwise say. These are people who have refused to give into the meaning of the calendar and who continue to participate in youthful activities, bearing in mind that taking care of their body takes precedence over everything else. They are mentally alert, curious about life, and haven’t given up trying new things. Compare these people with those who chronically complain about aches and pains, step back from fun and challenging activities, and prefer being sedentary to being more active. These might be people who decide that they are too old to give up bad habits that contribute to the aging process, such as smoking and drinking alcohol, and have given up the meticulous care of their bodies that it takes to look and feel young.  What kind of person do you want to be? The difference truly is in your mindset. If you decide that your body is a temple and continue to care for it, challenge it, and respect it, you will have no difficulty seeing yourself as young and vibrant. Your risk of stressful life diseases will be less and you will feel less stressed in life when you carry yourself better and think of yourself as younger than your chronological age. If instead you dread your birthdays and see the passing of the years as a year closer toward death, your motivation and determination to feel and look young will be diminished and you will reflect that mindset in the way you present yourself to others.  If your ancestors lived long and healthy lives, take solace in knowing that you probably will, too, and you can carry the mindset of youth throughout your middle-aged years and older aged years. Even if your ancestors did not live long and healthy lives, know that medical advances that focus on prevention and management of chronic diseases are on your side so that you can continue to feel and be young—well into your older years. Never forget that age is just a number, and it does not dictate, “how one should feel” or “how one should act” at 50, 60 or even 90.
    Family Health Nov 11, 2017 67 United States Healthmace Members
  • 09 Nov 2017
    Stress has long been known as a killer. Science has discovered that stress is responsible for almost all our ailments and plays a big factor in life threatening diseases like heart disease. Here’s how it works: When we humans feel threatened, whether the threat is real or imagined our bodies go into the freeze, flight, fight mode, also known as the stress response. Our heart starts to beat faster as the kidneys produce adrenaline, which also makes our pupils dilate so we are alert and ready for action. Our breathing becomes shallow and all the blood is diverted away from our internal organs and to our extremities in preparation for flight, or, if necessary, fight. This is great as a lifesaver, when we are being attacked by a grizzly bear for example. Not that there is much we can do when being attacked by a grizzly bear, except probably to play dead. This would equate to us being in the freeze mode (think of a rabbit in the glare of the headlights). If we are lucky and the bear decides to spare us, and ambles on its way, we can eventually calm ourselves down and turn off the stress response and, hopefully get back home in one piece, possible never to venture out on a hike in the woods ever again! Often, however, the stress response is triggered in our more down to earth and day-to-day situations, when our lives are not being threatened. For instance, when we have a deadline to meet at work and the pressure is mounting or we miss the bus to work. Our body will respond in the same manner as when the bear is chasing us. When we experience chronic stress over a long period of time and the stress response is not switched off it becomes a problem, and it can become a very big problem. On top of the above symptoms, the muscles in the body tense up in preparation for fight or flight. Over time, this can lead to all sorts of physical problems like stiffness, back problems, and other structural injuries. Emotionally anxiety and depression have been linked to stress. Insomnia is another stress related disorder. In addition, the list of stress related problems goes on: asthma, obesity, heart disease, insomnia, and diabetes have all been linked to stress. The American Institute Of Stress reports that 70 to 90% of all doctor visits are linked to stress. Stress is a widespread problem, and especially in the United States, where the modern world has somehow lost touch with the art of relaxation. We rush everywhere, we have too much to do, and the constant attention to our gadgets and devices never gives our brains a rest. This is where massage can help. Massage is a wonderful healer and more and more is being touted as an alternative healing modality. It is more than just a luxury pampering treat. Massage is great for stress because it relaxes the body and actually helps to turn off the stress response. It stimulates the para-sympathetic nervous system and turns off the sympathetic nervous system. This means that the gentle, soothing strokes of a massage cause the body to calm down and relax. The production of adrenaline is slowed. Breathing gets deeper. Heart rate slows, and blood is returned from the extremities to the internal organs so that adequate digestive processes can take place. Massage is the quintessential antithesis to stress! So rather than seeing it as a luxury, if you lead a busy, stressful life, you can see massage as an essential item in your self-care and good health tool-kit. It will calm you down, relax you, and help you to feel better. It will help you to go slow and come closer to experiencing the present moment. It is a wonderful way to nurture yourself and can be used to release tension, soothe your aches and pains, and reduce the “killer stress.” It helps your body flush out unwanted toxins. Massage is really the getaway for your mind, body, and spirit; a vacation from the constant stressors of the modern world. Give yourself the gift of self-care and nurturing; consider making it a part of your regular health and wellness routine!
    Allied Health Professionals 51 Posted by Healthmace Team United States Healthmace Members
  • Stress has long been known as a killer. Science has discovered that stress is responsible for almost all our ailments and plays a big factor in life threatening diseases like heart disease. Here’s how it works: When we humans feel threatened, whether the threat is real or imagined our bodies go into the freeze, flight, fight mode, also known as the stress response. Our heart starts to beat faster as the kidneys produce adrenaline, which also makes our pupils dilate so we are alert and ready for action. Our breathing becomes shallow and all the blood is diverted away from our internal organs and to our extremities in preparation for flight, or, if necessary, fight. This is great as a lifesaver, when we are being attacked by a grizzly bear for example. Not that there is much we can do when being attacked by a grizzly bear, except probably to play dead. This would equate to us being in the freeze mode (think of a rabbit in the glare of the headlights). If we are lucky and the bear decides to spare us, and ambles on its way, we can eventually calm ourselves down and turn off the stress response and, hopefully get back home in one piece, possible never to venture out on a hike in the woods ever again! Often, however, the stress response is triggered in our more down to earth and day-to-day situations, when our lives are not being threatened. For instance, when we have a deadline to meet at work and the pressure is mounting or we miss the bus to work. Our body will respond in the same manner as when the bear is chasing us. When we experience chronic stress over a long period of time and the stress response is not switched off it becomes a problem, and it can become a very big problem. On top of the above symptoms, the muscles in the body tense up in preparation for fight or flight. Over time, this can lead to all sorts of physical problems like stiffness, back problems, and other structural injuries. Emotionally anxiety and depression have been linked to stress. Insomnia is another stress related disorder. In addition, the list of stress related problems goes on: asthma, obesity, heart disease, insomnia, and diabetes have all been linked to stress. The American Institute Of Stress reports that 70 to 90% of all doctor visits are linked to stress. Stress is a widespread problem, and especially in the United States, where the modern world has somehow lost touch with the art of relaxation. We rush everywhere, we have too much to do, and the constant attention to our gadgets and devices never gives our brains a rest. This is where massage can help. Massage is a wonderful healer and more and more is being touted as an alternative healing modality. It is more than just a luxury pampering treat. Massage is great for stress because it relaxes the body and actually helps to turn off the stress response. It stimulates the para-sympathetic nervous system and turns off the sympathetic nervous system. This means that the gentle, soothing strokes of a massage cause the body to calm down and relax. The production of adrenaline is slowed. Breathing gets deeper. Heart rate slows, and blood is returned from the extremities to the internal organs so that adequate digestive processes can take place. Massage is the quintessential antithesis to stress! So rather than seeing it as a luxury, if you lead a busy, stressful life, you can see massage as an essential item in your self-care and good health tool-kit. It will calm you down, relax you, and help you to feel better. It will help you to go slow and come closer to experiencing the present moment. It is a wonderful way to nurture yourself and can be used to release tension, soothe your aches and pains, and reduce the “killer stress.” It helps your body flush out unwanted toxins. Massage is really the getaway for your mind, body, and spirit; a vacation from the constant stressors of the modern world. Give yourself the gift of self-care and nurturing; consider making it a part of your regular health and wellness routine!
    Allied Health Professionals Nov 09, 2017 51 United States Healthmace Members

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    Website: https://goo.gl/RjAA97 Facebook: https://goo.gl/ypuWF4 TempIR produces Home Medical Equipment and home health care products because the company knows that you care about your family's health. TempIR’s Home Medical Equipment products consist of 5 products: The first Home Medical Equipment and Health Care product is the TempIR Angel Heart fetal Doppler – which is a prenatal listening system which can be used to hear your baby's heartbeat from as early as 12 weeks. It is known as a Doppler machine which is a home use version of the ultrasound scan machines used in hospitals. Second Home Medical Equipment and Health Care products you see the TempIR Dual Thermometer – which scans and gives instant readings. These readings can be taken either from the ear canal or the forehead and is suitable for babies aged from 12 months and of course, adults. It has infrared technology with instant readings, the last 20 readings can be stored in memory. This machine also features an alarm setting to alert you if the temperature is considered at fever level. Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/114988419609360993937/posts The third Home Medical Equipment and Health Care products on this video is the Finger Pulse Oximeter which is a brilliant little device which looks like a peg and you put your finger into it. This assesses the oxygen levels in the blood, one of its features is an alarm setting so when it monitors your blood oxygen levels, it will let you know if the readings are likely to be too low so medical assistance may be necessary. This handy little gadget comes with a pouch and free batteries included in the pack. The next TempIR Home Medical Equipment and Health Care product is the non-contact thermometer, which uses infrared technology to produce instant readings. These readings can be taken 3-5 cms from the forehead, so it’s ideal for patients who don’t like to be touch or who may be asleep. Twitter: https://goo.gl/XRkHpw Number five of the Home Medical Equipment and Health Care products on the video is the TempIR sonic wave electronic power turbo toothbrush. This is a brilliant small portable, battery operated toothbrush. There are two in the pack, both different colours. They come with 4 replacement heads. These are about the same size as a normal manual toothbrush but with the added advantage of oscillating at 30,000 brush strokes per minute to give brilliant cleaning power. Last Home Medical Equipment and Health Care products are the Company's Arm Blood Pressure Monitor and Wrist (large cuff) BPM - see the videos on the Den Of Goods channel for more information. TempIR Home Medical Equipment and Health Care products offer a lifetime no hassle free product replacement guarantee and the products are available from TempIR.com or Amazon - giving you a choice of where to buy. https://www.amazon.com/shops/denofgoods http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=tempir
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  • Master of Health Technology Innovation
    by Anna Williams 1 1 1
    Healthcare solutions are increasingly dependent on the innovative use of modern technologies. Recognising this changing healthcare landscape, our Master of Health Technology Innovation is a professional degree for those seeking to broaden their career options and take advantage of exciting opportunities in this emerging field.
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    Healthcare Product Localization Challenges. Translation, Software Localization and Healthcare, Life Science and Medical Device translation services from GlobalVision.
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  • Home Medical Equipment and Health Care Products from TempIR
    by Anna Williams 1 1 1
    Website: https://goo.gl/RjAA97 Facebook: https://goo.gl/ypuWF4 TempIR produces Home Medical Equipment and home health care products because the company knows that you care about your family's health. TempIR’s Home Medical Equipment products consist of 5 products: The first Home Medical Equipment and Health Care product is the TempIR Angel Heart fetal Doppler – which is a prenatal listening system which can be used to hear your baby's heartbeat from as early as 12 weeks. It is known as a Doppler machine which is a home use version of the ultrasound scan machines used in hospitals. Second Home Medical Equipment and Health Care products you see the TempIR Dual Thermometer – which scans and gives instant readings. These readings can be taken either from the ear canal or the forehead and is suitable for babies aged from 12 months and of course, adults. It has infrared technology with instant readings, the last 20 readings can be stored in memory. This machine also features an alarm setting to alert you if the temperature is considered at fever level. Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/114988419609360993937/posts The third Home Medical Equipment and Health Care products on this video is the Finger Pulse Oximeter which is a brilliant little device which looks like a peg and you put your finger into it. This assesses the oxygen levels in the blood, one of its features is an alarm setting so when it monitors your blood oxygen levels, it will let you know if the readings are likely to be too low so medical assistance may be necessary. This handy little gadget comes with a pouch and free batteries included in the pack. The next TempIR Home Medical Equipment and Health Care product is the non-contact thermometer, which uses infrared technology to produce instant readings. These readings can be taken 3-5 cms from the forehead, so it’s ideal for patients who don’t like to be touch or who may be asleep. Twitter: https://goo.gl/XRkHpw Number five of the Home Medical Equipment and Health Care products on the video is the TempIR sonic wave electronic power turbo toothbrush. This is a brilliant small portable, battery operated toothbrush. There are two in the pack, both different colours. They come with 4 replacement heads. These are about the same size as a normal manual toothbrush but with the added advantage of oscillating at 30,000 brush strokes per minute to give brilliant cleaning power. Last Home Medical Equipment and Health Care products are the Company's Arm Blood Pressure Monitor and Wrist (large cuff) BPM - see the videos on the Den Of Goods channel for more information. TempIR Home Medical Equipment and Health Care products offer a lifetime no hassle free product replacement guarantee and the products are available from TempIR.com or Amazon - giving you a choice of where to buy. https://www.amazon.com/shops/denofgoods http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=tempir
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  • Master of Health Technology Innovation
    by Anna Williams 1 1 1
    Healthcare solutions are increasingly dependent on the innovative use of modern technologies. Recognising this changing healthcare landscape, our Master of Health Technology Innovation is a professional degree for those seeking to broaden their career options and take advantage of exciting opportunities in this emerging field.
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