Liposuction Dangers 101

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Uneven curves. Take-two's of this procedure often come from liposuction patients complaining about lumps and bumps from their original surgery.

Liposuction Scars. Scars from liposuction are permanent. It is recommended that to prevent scar tissue from darkening, they should be kept out ofrepparttar sun.

Swelling. Depending onrepparttar 150040 recovery rate and are operated on, edema or swelling may last for weeks or even months after liposuction. Fluid pockets may form. They will need to be drained with a needle.

Infection. Most patients that underwent surgical procedures are prone to infections. Antibiotics are prescribed to take after liposuction to prevent infection.

Burns. Ultrasonic assisted liposuction utilizes a probe that may become very hot and can cause burns.

Organ Damage from Injury. A probe underrepparttar 150041 skin through a small incision givesrepparttar 150042 possibility of puncturing an internal organ.

Fluid Imbalance. During liposuction, large amounts of fluids are injected while some fluid is removed fromrepparttar 150043 fat tissue. If not recognized fluid imbalance may result in pulmonary edema, or heart or kidney dysfunction.

Pulmonary Embolism. Small pieces of fat may crumb off during liposuction and go torepparttar 150044 lungs as pulmonary emboli. This risk is greatest withinrepparttar 150045 first 3 days.

Lidocaine Overdose. Too much lidocaine injected may result to toxicity.

Liposuction Deaths. For every 100,000 liposuction performed,repparttar 150046 risk of death is around 3.

These liposuction dangers could be lowered in rate if an expert surgeon will performrepparttar 150047 operation. The health ofrepparttar 150048 patient would also influencerepparttar 150049 severity ofrepparttar 150050 risks. Avoiding multiple procedures, general anesthesia, extracting large amount of fat could also contribute to a safer liposuction.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Multiple joints are usually inflamed in symmetrical pattern andrepparttar joints of both hands and wrists are often affected. Simple tasks such as turningrepparttar 150010 door knob and openingrepparttar 150011 jars can be painful. Rheumatoid arthritis can also affectrepparttar 150012 joint responsible forrepparttar 150013 tightening of vocal cords to changerepparttar 150014 tone ofrepparttar 150015 voice although rarely. But when this happens, it can cause hoarseness ofrepparttar 150016 voice.

As mentioned before, rheumatoid arthritis is a systematic disease which can affect organs and areas ofrepparttar 150017 body other thanrepparttar 150018 joints. Sjorgen's syndrome isrepparttar 150019 inflammation ofrepparttar 150020 glands ofrepparttar 150021 eyes and mouth which causes dryness. Rheumatoid inflammation ofrepparttar 150022 lung lining can cause chest pains becauserepparttar 150023 lung tissue itself is inflamed and nodules of inflammation also develop withinrepparttar 150024 lungs. Rheumatoid arthritis can also reducerepparttar 150025 number of red blood cells which can result to anemia and white blood cells which can result to increase risk of infections. A rare, serious complication of rheumatoid arthritis is blood vessel inflammation which can impair blood supply to tissues and lead to death of tissues.

A rheumatologist is a doctor who specializes in arthritis and other related diseases. The rheumatologist reviewsrepparttar 150026 history of symptoms, examinesrepparttar 150027 joints, andrepparttar 150028 other parts ofrepparttar 150029 body forrepparttar 150030 inflammation. The diagnosis is usually based onrepparttar 150031 pattern of symptoms,repparttar 150032 distribution ofrepparttar 150033 inflamed joints, andrepparttar 150034 blood and x-rays obtained.

Until now, there is no known cure for rheumatoid arthritis. Reducing joint inflammation and pain, maximizing joint function, and preventing joint destruction isrepparttar 150035 current goal in treating rheumatoid arthritis. Early medical intervention has been found to improve outcomes in treatment. Optimal treatment includes combination of medications, joint strengthening exercises, joint protection, and patient education. Treatment is customized according to many factors such as disease activity, types of joints involved, general health, age, and occupation. But treatment is most successful when there is close cooperation betweenrepparttar 150036 doctor andrepparttar 150037 patient.

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