Liposuction Dangers 101Written by Charlene J. Nuble
One Reality TV show, The Swan, thrives on makeovers. Often viewed as tantamount to having a new life, a lot of people get giddy with thought of undergoing a makeover. Imagine being surrounded by aesthetics professionals brainstorming on how to make a deity out of an ugly duckling. Simply incredible, isn't it?
High on mirage of promise of exquisiteness lingers on mind. It's not until prick of needle for shots of anesthesia brings you back to your senses.
Elusive beauty is major objective of each makeover. With this goal in mind, technology gave birth to a way of achieving what's thought of as currently beautiful in form of plastic surgery. Liposuction is considered most popular procedure in United States for several years running. But liposuction is quite new to US.
Liposuction was invented in Italy by two gynecologists, Dr. Gorgio Fischer and his son Dr. Gorgio Fischer, Jr. in 1974. Through small incisions, they were able to cut away fat tissues within body. A rotating scalpel and suctions aided procedure. Though not as comparable to today's techniques, Drs. Fischer still deserve credit for liposuction.
Also known as lipoplasty and lipectomy, liposuction removes isolated pockets of fat from body of those who are of relatively normal weight. These fat pockets or cellulites could either result from overeating alone or as an inherited trait that can't be removed by dieting or exercise.
The liposuction market comes from actors frantic with weight loss failure or simply just anyone who can afford a cellulite-free life. Anyone interested with liposuction should be informed that liposuction, as a surgical procedure, is not risk free. Before going gaga over losing those pesky flabs, better consider following risks and complications that range from mild to potentially life-threatening.
Skin Sag. Removal of fat tissues in one area of body at once may result in loose skin, depending on skin's elasticity. Stretch marks hint poor skin elasticity. So you might want to look all over your body for stretch marks first before getting nicked.
Rheumatoid ArthritisWritten by Charlene J. Nuble
A shooting pain in knee. A burning sensation in hand. Before you know it, you have rheumatoid arthritis.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammation of joints. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which immune system attacks normal tissues as if they were invading antibodies. Rheumatoid arthritis also causes inflammation of tissues around joints and other organs of body. The hands and feet are most affected areas of rheumatoid arthritis although it can also affect any joint lined by a membrane. Rheumatoid arthritis is referred to as a systematic illness and sometimes called rheumatoid disease.
Rheumatoid arthritis manifests itself over a period of a few months. However, for some, disease appears overnight. Accelerated onset of rheumatoid arthritis does not mean individual is at greater risk of progression of disease. Rheumatoid arthritis can lasts for years without symptoms. But rheumatoid arthritis is an illness that progresses and has potential to cause joint destrution and functional disability. Usually, patients suffer cycles from severe to light symptoms. In terms of statistics, rheumatoid arthritis is three times more common in women than in men. It also besets people of all races equally. Rheumatoid arthritis can begin at any age but most often start in early forties.
What causes rheumatoid arthritis? The truth is, its cause is still unknown. Viruses, bacteria, and fungi have long been suspected but none has been proven to be cause. The cause of rheumatoid arthritis has been focus of different research activities. There are some scientists who believe that tendency to develop rheumatoid arthritis may be genetically inherited while others believe that certain factors in environment might elicit immune system to attack body's own tissue components. This attack results to inflammation in various organs such as lungs or eyes.
Researchers have also found that environmental factors may also play a role in cause of rheumatoid arthritis. In fact, scientists reported that smoking tobacco increases risk in development of rheumatoid arthritis.
The symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis depend on degree of tissue inflammation. Rheumatoid arthritis is said to be active if body tissues are inflammed. When tissue inflammation subsides, rheumatoid arthritis is said to be in remission. Remissions may happen spontaneously or with treatment and can last for weeks, months, even years. During active rheumatoid arthritis, symptoms are felt. Symptoms may include fatigue, lack of appetite, low grade fever, and muscles and joint aches. Muscles and joint stiffness are usually felt during mornings and after a period of inactivity. During relapses (from inactivity to activity) of rheumatoid arthritis, joints become red, swollen, painful, and tender. This happens because tissue lining of joints become inflamed which results in excess production of joint fluids.