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Hifu Technique - How Can It Help You Get Flawless Skin?

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Ghaziabad
Hifu Technique - How Can It Help You Get Flawless Skin?

It is a common wish of every individual to have flawless skin. Everyone wants skin sans spots, wrinkles or marks and this increasing demand has created a market for anti-aging, anti-wrinkle and other such creams that promise their customers flawless skin. But, these creams do not offer permanent solutions which is why people often opt for treatments such as chemical peels and radiofrequency. These treatments too are not the best.

HIFU or High Intensity Focused Ultrasound is a new technological method of noninvasive tissue heating and ablation that is being used to treat a wide range of disorders. This method of treatment is mostly used to treat wrinkles, for brow lifting, facial rejuvenation and body contouring.

Hifu is a trusted method for body contouring. Body HIFU is a MMFU, Micro & Macro Focused Ultrasound, technology used for body contouring. By this method, the fat cells of the body are targeted. High intensity and high frequency energy is focused on the targeted area which causes the temperature to rise above to 56°C in the subcutaneous fat layer beneath the targeted skin area. The cells which get damaged are in a few weeks’ time rejected by the body's immune system.

The high intensity ultrasound is focused at a depth of 1.3 centimeters on the adipose tissue of the body. Penetrating through the tissues and reaching the fat layer, the high heat destroys the fat cells rapidly. The other surrounding cells remain unaffected and only the targeted cells are treated. The body's natural healing system harmlessly rejects the destroyed fat cells this continues for up to three months. Common treatment areas for body contouring include the abdomen, chest, arms, flanks, hips, thighs, buttocks and lower legs.

Unlike other surgical procedures, this process does not involve any kind of surgical risk. Hifu is a complete non-surgical procedure which does not have any side effects. Even a single session begins to show positive results. A session can reduce on an average about one inch of the waistline or help to reduce one dress size or one pant size. The process of treatment is clinically proven and is FDA approved. This method is tested and has proven over the years to be safe. Moreover, being a non-invasive treatment, it saves one from the pain of undergoing any incisions or anesthesia. Being non-invasive, it reduces the risk of infections. The method is comfortable and painless and is also costeffective. Over the years, the effect of the treatment has been proved to last for about two years.

However, before undergoing any kind of treatment, a doctor must be consulted to review the person's medical history before the surgery. A person's medical condition may hinder the procedure or limit the effects of it so it is best to have complete knowledge and information about the treatment that one is planning to undergo. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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7 Tips for a Healthy Heart

Dt. Suraksha Shetty Shah 90% (129 ratings)
Diploma In Nutrition & Health Education
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ahmedabad
7 Tips for a Healthy Heart

If you are concerned about your heart’s health, it is important for you to make some dietary modifications. Simple changes in your everyday diet may offer benefits, which help in preventing future heart problems. If you suffer from high blood pressure or high cholesterol or have atrial fibrillation.

Here are some tips regarding the best diet for protecting your heart:

  1. Believe in the food hype: Having healthy meals is certainly beneficial and makes a big difference to your heart health. Consuming meals which contain vegetables, grains, low fat dairy and lean meat will allow you to live a longer and healthier life.
  2. Avoid crash diets: A crash diet may be effective, if you want to fit in a dress within one month. However, for improving your heart health, undertaking different fad diets is not useful. Meals in which a certain type of nutrients such as carbohydrates or fats are ruled out are not beneficial as well. You should have a sensible approach towards your diet and focus on food products such as vegetables, whole grains and lean meat.
  3. Do not overeat: Overeating will lead to weight gain and commonly, many people get heart attack after taking a big meal.
  4. Eat less salt: You should consume less amount of salt in your diet and do not eat more than one teaspoon of salt a day. Avoid any food item which contains high amounts of sodium. Salt is responsible for increasing blood pressure.
  5. Limit your intake of alcohol and caffeineIn case you suffer from atrial fibrillation, you should avoid caffeine and any other stimulant as they tend to trigger the symptoms. You must drink moderately as consuming more than one drink a day increases your risks of having heart problems.
  6. Choose meat wisely: You should avoid red meat, which contains large amount of saturated fats as these are not good for the heart. You should choose the leanest cuts of meats and trim all fat from it. You should opt for cuts such as flank, rump roast, tenderloin and sirloin. Pork tenderloin, chicken and turkey breast are other alternatives.
  7. Add fish to your diet: Fish is essential for improving your heart health. Try to avoid having deep fried fish and choose grilled fish or roasted fish, which are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. Consume fishes like tuna, salmon, trout and sardines.

You should also add whole grains to your diet. They are effective in controlling blood sugar and lower the chances of diabetes. Hence, the risks of heart diseases are less if you do not have diabetes. Whole grains also help with weight loss, which is beneficial for the heart. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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Pain in Urination - Common Reasons Behind it!

Dr. K.S Shiva Kumar 88% (382 ratings)
MBBS, MS - General Surgery, M.Ch - Urology
Urologist, Bangalore
Pain in Urination - Common Reasons Behind it!

If you are experiencing pain in urination along with a burning sensation, a health condition known as dysuria is indicated. This condition is usually common in women and men alike. However, older men are more prone to face this problem. Pain during urination may occur because of various reasons. The most common causes are as follows:
Infections

  1. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a common cause of painful urination. Infections may occur in any part of your urinary tract, such as in the kidneys, bladder, and the ureters. These infections occur due to bacteria, which gets into the urinary tract via the urethra. There are several factors, which increase your chances of being affected by UTI. They include diabetes, an enlarged prostate, old age, pregnancy, and kidney stones. UTI is signified by other symptoms such as fever, bloody urines, flank pain, stronger smelling urine, and an increased urge for urination.
  2. At times, painful urination may also be associated with vaginal infections in women, like yeast infection. Vaginal discharge and foul odor are indicated in the case of vaginal infections.
  3. Painful urination is also caused because of certain sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as gonorrhea, genital herpes and Chlamydia.

Inflammation and irritation
There are several problems, which can cause inflammation of your urinary tract and genital region. This further results in painful urination. Inflammation and irritations also occur because of other factors such as urinary tract stones, vaginal changes associated with menopause, certain physical activities and the side effects of several medicines, treatment procedures and health supplements.

Consulting a doctor for painful urination
Your doctor will suggest you to undertake certain laboratory tests for the proper diagnosis of the cause of your painful urination. After this, a suitable treatment method is sought and undertaken. Before this, an overall physical examination is also carried out. Your doctor is likely to ask you some important questions regarding your painful irritation, how the condition worsens, and is felt during the onset of urination. It is also likely for your doctor to know about any other symptoms, which you might be experiencing such as fever, flank pain and vaginal discharge. You must tell your doctor about any changes observed in your urine flow, such as difficulty in initiating flow, an increased urge to urinate, and dribbling.

Apart from these, your doctor may also ask whether you experienced any character in urine after painful urination. These may include colour, amount, cloudiness, presence of pus in the urine and so on. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor.

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