Posts made in March, 2016

3 Ways To Ease Back Into Exercising After A Tummy Tuck

Posted by on Mar 30, 2016 in Blog, Health & Medical

If you’re planning to have an abdominoplasty, or a tummy tuck, you know that you’re going to be out of the exercise loop for a while and that you’ll eventually be able to return to your regular exercise program. However, it’s important to get back into exercising carefully because if you do too much too soon, you could harm yourself, both in terms of ruining the surgery and overexerting yourself. Here are three ways to ease back into exercising after a tummy tuck. Start Walking the Next Day Your post-op instructions will likely include one telling you to get up and walk the very next day. This isn’t a major walk, just a short one around the house. As uncomfortable as you may feel that day, it’s important that you walk as prescribed. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery notes that this helps promote circulation; by increasing the blood flow throughout your body and increasing the availability of oxygen to the surgery site, you can help the wound heal more quickly. Don’t Try to Stretch Your Stomach Skin Too Early As you heal and are able to move more, try to refrain from stretching the stomach skin, especially early on in your recovery. Even lying flat on your...

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What Happens During An Alcohol Detox Program

Posted by on Mar 30, 2016 in Blog, Health & Medical

If you or someone you love has made the decision to stop drinking, congratulations. That one decision has the power to impact your life and the lives of those close to you for the rest of your lives. However, dependence on alcohol, especially if you’ve been drinking for a number of years, causes a number of significant changes in the body, changes that need to be reversed and monitored by a medical team as your body gets used to living without alcohol. That’s why it’s important to enter an alcohol detox program rather than just quitting “cold turkey” by yourself. What happens during an alcohol detox program While everyone’s body and everyone’s situation is slightly different, most people who have been heavy drinkers experience a number of common symptoms when they drop drinking. The initial cleansing the body of alcohol lasts anywhere from a few days to more than a week. Alcohol detox programs are generally followed by an in-patient or out-patient recovery program. Among the commonly-reported symptoms during detox are: 1. Headaches. One of the most frequent results of alcohol withdrawal is headaches. These can begin as soon as two hours after that last drink. 2. Nausea. Nausea is also common, as the digestive system works to adapt to a...

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Caring For Your Dental Implants; Four Thigs You Need To Know

Posted by on Mar 11, 2016 in Blog, Health & Medical

Dental implants offer a great way to restore your smile, but keeping them looking great and working for you means taking proper care of them. Knowing how to care for your implants can extend their life and keep your pearly whites in beautiful shape. Here are a few things you need to know about caring for your dental implants. Daily Cleaning Cleaning your implants is essentially the same as cleaning your natural teeth. Using a toothbrush and toothpaste in the morning, before bed and after meals will keep plaque off of your implants and away from the gum line. Flossing is essential to keep plaque and residue away from the gums where it might come into contact with the implant abutments. Regular Checkups Your dentist will want to perform regular checkups to assess the progress of your implants as the bone grows around the screws and abutments. Your dentist may want to see you frequently in the months immediately after the implant procedure to monitor the implants and to check for any signs of implant failure, which may require additional treatment. Your dentist may perform X-rays at your visits to check on the progress of the implants below the jawline to get a better view of your overall dental...

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