Friday, September 24, 2010

Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast cancer is one of the most serious diseases that can strike women of almost any age. Cancer awareness is important to help women find the first signs of cancer. The survival rate for cancer that was found early is almost 96%. However, over 40,000 women die per year due to cancer. This means that these women did not detect their breast cancer in the early stages. Statistics like this show that there is not enough breast cancer awareness among women of the world.

There are many simple ways to raise cancer awareness. There are many cancer products such as tee shirts, bracelets, and tote bags that when purchased, provide much needed money to cancer research projects. Some online sites have partnered with sponsors to fund cancer research when certain links or advertisements are clicked on. Visitors to these sites do not even have to pay anything.

The Susan G.

Komen race for the cure is another great way to help raise cancer awareness. Most people will sponsor someone participating in a charitable race like that one. In addition to the money gathered for the race, they often give tee shirts to participants. Just wearing a shirt that mentions breast cancer is a way to raise breast cancer awareness.

Many women in the United States know about breast cancer and the devastating effect that it can have on both a woman's life and her family's life. However, many women ignore the procedures that they should be doing to help catch any signs of possible cancer. Women over 40 should have a mammogram every year. However, many women do not even go to the doctor at all once a year. This is negligence that can cause serious problems. The best thing to do in this situation is to encourage every female you know to get periodic breast exams.

This is especially important if the woman is over 40. However, younger women should get checked as well.

There are some breast examinations that can be preformed at home. Many doctors recommend that a woman periodically check her own breasts for any possible lumps or irregularities. This can easily be done in the shower. It is important that women take the time to care for themselves. Cancer can be very deadly if ignored. Considering that the chances of survival is close to 100% if the cancer is caught early, it is irresponsible to not check for breast cancer on a regular basis.

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Antiperspirants And Breast Cancer

Antiperspirants And Breast Cancer

Most underarm antiperspirants contain as the active ingredient, Aluminium Chlorohydrate, as you will probably remember there has been controversy about Aluminium, since the 1950's when it was a popular metal used for making cooking pots, Saucepans and Fry Pans and that it could be one of the contributing factors to Alzheimer's, now we have another problem that could also be related to Aluminium, Breast Cancer.

Research shows that one of the leading causes of Breast Cancer could be the use of antiperspirants. The human body has a number of areas, that it uses to purge Toxins from the body, these are, behind the knees, behind the ears, the groin area, and the armpits. The toxins are purged from the body in the form of perspiration and antiperspirant as the name clearly suggests prevents you from perspiring, thereby inhibiting the body from purging Toxins from the armpit area.

These Toxin do not just disappear, Instead, the body deposits them in the Lymph Nodes below the arms, since it is unable to sweat them out. A concentration of Toxins then builds up in the areas such as the armpits, which can then lead to cell mutations, which is cancer.

It cannot be ignored, that nearly all Breast Cancer Tumors occur in the upper outer quadrant of the breast area, this is where the Lymph Nodes are located. Men are less likely (but not totally exempt) to develop breast cancer prompted by the use of antiperspirants, because the antiperspirant is more likely to be caught in the armpit hair, rather than directly applied to the skin, but ladies, who shave their armpits, increase the risk by causing imperceptable nicks in the skin, which allow the chemicals to enter easily into the body through the armpits.

This article is aimed mainly at ladies, but please be aware that there are a few antiperspirants on the market that are made from natural products, but basically they would still trap the Toxins in the same areas. The best solution is to use deodorants, rather than antiperspirants, also please remember that the Eight Essential Sugars in Glyconutrients can also help to fight off Toxins.

There is a lot of controversy about this article, the medical profession scoff at the idea, and so do big business, but then again there are huge numbers of people that scoff at the problems associated with Fluoride in drinking water. You can make up your own mind on whether there is someting in this article or not, I know that if I was a lady, I would keep clear of Antiperspirants. I realise that Doctors everywhere, do a marvelous job, and they are appreciated, but they are reluctant to look at the bigger picture, also please remember that the fourth largest killer of people in the western world is prescription drugs.

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Friday, September 10, 2010

What is the Recovery Process After A Breast Reduction?

Breast Reduction is a surgical procedure to reduce the size of very large breasts. Very large breasts, or macromastia, may cause neck, back, and shoulder pain. Reducing the volume yet enhancing the appearance of your breasts is possible with surgery. Recovery after surgery is surprisingly short and not too painful.

Breast Reduction surgery is typically done on an out-patient basis. The procedure takes about 2-4 hours, depending on your individual case and amount of surgery required. Your recovery depends on the amount of breast tissue that needs to be removed, the amount of tightening performed, and the actual procedure being done, as well as your individual pain tolerance.

The two main surgical ways to perform a breast reduction include an "upside down T incision" (inferior pedicle breast reduction), and a "lollipop" incision (vertical limb or vertical mastopexy breast reduction).

The type of surgical approach and incision depends on your breasts, the amount of breast reduction needed, and the surgeon's preference. There is an increased preference for the "lollipop" incision over the past several years, since it has a slightly less noticeable scar length.

The recovery after breast reduction takes several weeks to months. Most of the healing occurs and swelling disappears within the first month or two after your operation, but it takes a total of 6-12 months for all of the healing to complete. It will also take several months for your breasts to "drop" and look more natural, as opposed to the swollen appearance they have right after surgery. Every patient is different, and communicating closely with your plastic surgeon is the best way to have realistic expectations about recovery after your breast reduction.

Your breasts will be swollen and possibly bruised right after surgery.

Compression in a surgical bra, icing, rest, and elevation of your chest will all help to lower the amount of swelling and pain you have right after surgery.

Using a pain pump right after surgery will also decrease your pain. Pain medicine can be delivered directly into you breast tissue, which gives you a large amount of pain relief directly to the areas of surgery. This usually translates into taking less pain medication after surgery. Patients can start using non prescription strength anti-inflammatories several days after surgery. Everyone has a different pain tolerance, so your recovery after surgery may differ.

Generally, patients in my practice return to office work within one week after surgery. Light exercise is possible right after surgery. However, wait to do any vigorous exercise until 2-4 weeks after your breast reduction surgery. This is because you need to wait for the skin incisions to fully heal.

Patients will only need antibiotics for several days after surgery to prevent infection. It is not common to need antibiotics for greater than 5 days after a breast reduction surgery.

You should be are placed in a surgical compression bra right after your breast reduction procedure. You wear this type of bra or a sports bra, for several weeks after surgery to allow the swelling to reduce, as well as to maintain an overall aesthetic shape. Your plastic surgeon will go over with you when it is safe to resume wearing a regular bra.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Recovering From Breast Reduction Surgery

Women with large breasts often suffer from back and shoulder pain and have difficulty finding clothing that fits correctly. As a result, many of them choose to receive reduction mammoplasty, also known as breast reduction surgery.

The recovery from such a procedure, however, can be quite complicated and requires many lifestyle modifications. Immediately following surgery, women should expect to feel nauseous and disoriented from the anesthesia used during mammoplasty.

After being discharged from the hospital, patients must carefully care for the sutures and drainage tubes surrounding their breasts. Since they must stay in place for at least a week, women should have someone available to help them with their daily routines. Aside from bed rest, patients should receive assistance with hygiene practices, since they will not be permitted to lift their arms. They must also be sure to sleep on their back in order to prevent injury to their surgical incisions.

After surgery, it is normal for patients to experience pain, swelling, tenderness, bruising, redness and even loss of sensation. The plastic surgeon who performs the breast reduction surgery will likely prescribe pain medications to help the patient cope with these discomforts after surgery. Most women report that the pain associated with recovery is minor to the discomfort they have endured from living with large breasts.

In addition, patients should wear a compression garment for several of weeks after the surgery. A compression garment reduces swelling, healing time and is supportive to the chest. In addition, a compression garment aligns the breasts properly and helps the tissue to conform to the contours of the garment. It may take several of months until the breasts reach their final shape. Women can also decrease swelling and healing time by decreasing their sodium intake and drink more caffeine free fluids in order to prevent water retention.

On average, the recovery time for breast reduction is about two weeks, but everyone is different. The more tissue that is removed from the breasts, the longer recovery will take. Strenuous activities should be avoided for about six weeks after surgery to promote healing, and patients should follow the instructions of their plastic surgeon. It is likely that there will be scarring where the surgical incisions were. If they are bothersome, the surgeon can likely offer advice on scar revision.

Sexual activity should also be avoided for a week after surgery, due to increased breast sensitivity which can become painful when aroused.

Most importantly, patients should be sure to follow the specific recovery instructions given by their plastic surgeon.