Monthly Archive: July 2010

Jul 31

The Benefits from Botox Treatment – Health Article

It’s been proved that Botox helps with migraine headaches, a debilitating condition. The reason isn’t exactly clear, but I sus­pect that the muscle-relaxing effect of Botox has something to do with it. Another theory is that Botox has a positive effect on the pain transmitters in the face. A few years ago I treated a patient who I thought was exaggerating when she said her headache had disappeared immediately after she was injected with Botox. Today, however, I’m a believer in this application. Recently another patient told me that her crippling headaches had kept her home from work for two weeks and that to her, Botox was truly heaven-sent. Even one of the nurses in my Miami office uses Botox for this purpose; her headaches are so severe that she often has to turn off the lights in her office and rest her head. For many, the instant relief that Botox delivers in just a shot or two—with relief lasting as long as four months— is far more desirable than taking an endless stream of pain med­ication. Of course, no one complains about the side benefits!

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Jul 30

How to Treat Hyperpigmentation – Health Article

Most pigment changes in the skin can be attributed to two major factors: hormonal shifts (pregnancy and the use of oral contraceptives are likely culprits) and prolonged exposure to the sun. An old injury, a disease, or an incorrectly adminis­tered cosmetic procedure can also contribute to this uneven accumulation of skin pigment in the form of postinflam­matory hyperpigmentation. When the cause is hormonal, the pigmentation is called melasma, and it shows up as irregularly shaped blotches, usually on the cheeks, forehead, and upper lip. Melasma is a very common condition but, unfortunately, one of the most difficult to eliminate completely. A few lucky patients might see it go away on its own.

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Jul 29

Stress and Its Crippling Effects

Stress is something we all deal with from time to time and stress can often be helpful or harmful. Depending on how often you feel stressed or know that you are indeed stressed, it can start to affect more than just your daily life. Stress is often the number one culprit of many health-related issues and can even be deadly. If not properly handled, stress can result in depression, heart disease and a whole slew of other illnesses and diseases of the body and mind. Now on the positive side of things, stress can be helpful at times. The aggravation can help push us to get things done that we need to do such as, meet deadlines, speak before an audience and many other scenarios.d

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