Pelvic Health Information for Aging Women

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Guest post by Jen Juneau. According to the National Institutes of Health, an estimated one-third of U.S. women will develop a pelvic-health issue by age 60. This risk naturally increases with age, but aside from aging alone, other factors that may influence the development of these problems include: Menopause Obesity/extra weight History of childbirth Chronic coughing (often caused by smoking) Pelvic problems include, but are not limited to, vaginal dryness, urinary tract infections (UTIs), pelvic-organ prolapse and urinary incontinence – the latter two of which are often treated with surgery. While surgery may be the solution your doctor recommends and …


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How Can Men Regain Lost Hair?

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Is it just me, or are there more and more people with receding hairlines walking around – myself included? At the beginning of the year, I decided that my resolution would be improving my health and my overall appearance. Long gym hours at the start of every day have so far been a steady part of my schedule, but there’s still one issue left to care for. I need to work on improving the growth of hair on my head. I don’t expect to have hair like Elvis, but a little more hair would be nice. So, I’ve done research …


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How to Prevent Earlobes from Sagging in Old Age

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As women age, it’s natural for certain parts of the body begin to sag or droop. Many women start taking countermeasures in their younger years to make sure that their arms stay firm and the skin on their face remains taut, but the ears are often forgotten. Just like other parts of the body, the skin on the ears also loosens over time. This, combined with years of wearing heavy earrings, can result in earlobes that look floppy and unattractive. Though it’s impossible to change the fact that our ears will naturally stretch at least a little bit as we …


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Apples May Prevent Memory Loss

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The saying “An apple a day” may have a new meaning for those who want to maintain mental dexterity as they age. According to University of Massachusetts-Lowell studies, research indicates that ingesting apples, in conjunction with a balanced diet, may protect the brain from the effects of oxidative stress that contributes to age-related memory loss. Memory loss is characterized as unusual forgetfulness that may manifest as the inability to remember new things, a difficulty recalling old memories, or both, according to MedlinePlus, a service of the National Institutes of Health. Memory loss can be temporary or permanent. Causes of memory …


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Can Thermage Treat a ‘Turkey Neck’?

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As people age, especially during the late forties and early fifties, their necks may start to sag and wrinkle, and some may even develop a collar of red and brown coloration. This appearance has been dubbed a ‘turkey neck,’ or double chin. Unlike the many treatments available for facial wrinkles, the options for tightening sagging neck skin are scant. The typical answer given to this problem is platysmaplasty, commonly known as a neck lift. Although it may be effective, the high-risks and cost of cosmetic surgery leave many people curious for alternative methods. Luckily, new non-invasive options to improve the appearance …


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FDA contacts medical practices warning about fake Botox supply and use

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For the fifth time in the last year, the FDA has once again sent letters to medical practices in the U.S. regarding the use of unapproved medications from foreign suppliers. This time it is regarding the use and sale of fake Botox. Over 350 American practices were contacted by the FDA, whom informed the healthcare practices that the Botox they were administering could be contaminated and unsafe. The FDA identified drug supplier “Canada Drugs” as the company supplying the illegal Botox. As the illegal Botox did not go under approval by the FDA, there would have been no control over …


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5 Ways to Prevent Wrinkles

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Facial wrinkles are unavoidable. As a person ages, their skin loses its elasticity and the layer of fat under the face begins to thin, resulting in wrinkling. However, all hope is not lost. There are a few ways to hold off the inevitable signs of aging. Below, are five ways to prevent wrinkles: 1. Avoid alcohol and cigarettes. Alcohol causes dehydration, which affects the skin as well, contributing to wrinkles. Alcohol also causes capillaries to leak. Cigarettes deplete arteries of the nitric oxide that helps make skin flexible. Repetitive muscle movements over a long period of time also cause wrinkling. Although laugh …


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Is the excess consumption of sugar prematurely aging your body?

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Excess consumption of sugar, in particular the fructose contained in high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has been linked to aging people’s health. Diseases such as type two diabetes, cancer and heart disease are more prevalent in those who have a diet high in HFCS. Fructose is connected to increasing insulin resistance, deregulating appetite control and causing obesity. Fructose, a sugar found fresh fruit and vegetables, is often thought as a “good sugar” due to it’s association with these whole foods. The reality is that in fresh fruit and veg, fructose is mixed with fiber, water and other nutrients. It is …


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Anti-Aging Alternatives to Cosmetic Surgery

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As we age, they idea of plastic surgery becomes more appealing. Botox, injectable fillers, face lifts, and lip enhancements are just some of the many cosmetic surgery procedures offered to combat unwanted problems with the skin and lips. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, cosmetic surgery is a unique discipline of medicine focused on enhancing appearance through surgical and medical techniques. Cosmetic surgery can be performed on all areas of the head, neck and body. Because treated areas function properly but lack aesthetic appeal, cosmetic surgery is elective. However, cosmetic surgery has its risks, and is typically not …


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6 Best Foods to Fight Aging

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Many people wish to fight the body’s natural aging process in order to feel younger for longer and delay the signs of aging. There are a few healthy foods that a person can include in their everyday diet that will fight aging naturally and preserve young looks. Below, are 5 foods that can be incorporated into any balanced diet to fight the signs of aging: Green tea can protect the body from heart diseases, dementia, and cancer. It also helps reduce weight which comes with age and is a powerful antioxidant. The catechins in green tea can fight against the molecules that cause …


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