childhood-obesity

Medical Treatment for Obesity

The first impulse of a person affected with obesity is to reduce his weight through diligent home care. Yet the pains of the disorder may still require him of some extra laborious yet more effective medical treatment for obesity and weight reduction.

As the common causes of most obesity cases are over- consumption of food, excess alcohol intake, and sedentary lifestyle, most are deluded that the disease is easily handled. However, as a persons case of obesity intensifies, so does the treatment becomes ever more complicated. The more the excess fat to eliminate, the more the exercise and effective diet – and this is not at all easy as it may seem at first. And if the particular obesity is genetic, then there is very little to be done. Medical treatment for obesity is hence necessary for severe conditions.

Unfortunately, most people are misled by some over the counter drugs claiming to aid efforts in weight loss. Intentional weight loss is already that difficult and once the obese patient bites the bit, then his health is even more in peril. Most un-prescribed drugs such as diet pills only take advantage of the over- weight phenomena and are thus ineffective, and some could be even fatal.

It best for the individual then to consult expert medical or credible fitness/diet specialist before taking any physical training or medical treatment for obesity. Asking the support of qualified health care providers doesn’t only help you in acting on your condition immediately but it also assures that you are taking the correct and safe measures in dealing with the disease. As your goal is to become better, then you would also have to find better remedies if not the best.

And you can find the most excellent medical treatment for obesity only with the skilled professionals in the field. Health and wellness is their goal and there is no reason for you to mistrust. They could even help you to join a special obesity-support group in order to help you keep motivated in keeping with your reduction diet and exercise program.

Getting an advised medical treatment for obesity is just as easy as obtaining your medical history, taking physical examinations, documenting your obesity case, monitoring the time pattern of its occurrence, tracing your eating and exercise habits, and asking important questions such as those regarding emotional stress, alcohol consumption and other ailment symptoms. The doctor also performs skin fold measurements taken to assess your body composition and blood studies to test your endocrine function.

The remedy proper of an advised medical treatment for obesity does not usually recommend medications to aid your intentional weight loss program. At best, drugs that are recognized by doctors only control appetite for short time periods and don’t help change eating habits. Any other drugs often cause harmful side effects or adverse reactions. Doctors will advise you immediately if your need gastric outlet stomach-staplings and will refer you to a certified general surgeon for more information.

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Benefits of herbal medicine

Herbal medicines are increasingly becoming the choice of most patients nowadays. The promise of preserving the natural qualities that promote a healthier method of healing different ailments contributed to the popularity of these medicines. Moreover, as these types of medicines are grown wild or can be tendered at one’s home backyard, it is cheaper as compared to manufactured medicines.

What really are herbal medicines and how do we benefit from them?

Herbal medicine is the alternative for commercially manufactured medicines, which are already made available in the market. The herbal medicine differs from modern medicines as it is produced with 100% content of natural plant extract believed to have medicinal values as effective as the modern drugs less the side effects and less the cost. There are popular herbal plants in the Philippines widely used today to treat various illnesses, which includes ampalaya, bayabas, sambong, banaba, luyang dilaw and othersThese are among the approved and recommended herbal medicines of the Department of Health. Given this, there are benefits that can already be identified affirming the belief of the DOH on the effectiveness of these medicines as follows: Continue reading

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Carotid massage

Carotid massage: Carotid massage can release chemicals to slow the heart rate. Carotid massage is generally limited to young, healthy people because older people are at risk for stroke. In the emergency department, the patient will be connected to a heart monitor because the decrease in heart rate can be dramatic. Carotid massage involves gently pressing and rubbing the carotid artery located in the neck just under the angle of the jaw. 

Funnel or tapered shaped pediatric airway

Pediatric airway, especially for those 2 years of age, has often been described as a funnel-shaped with its narrowest part at the level of the cricoid cartilage (in contrast with the cylindrical adult larynx).

But where does this concept originate from?

Ríos Medina et al (2012) in a review article stated that it was way back in 1951 when Eckenhoff wrote about the anatomical considerations of the pediatric larynx and their implications for anesthesia.

However, Eckenhoff’s article was in turn based on descriptions made half a century before by Bayeux, who reported the findings from anatomic dissections in 15 bodies of children between 4 months and 14 years of age, together with their corresponding plaster models. In that article, Eckenhoff describes the cricoid cartilage as a rigid structure that cannot be distended in order to pass the ETT, and describes how its parts come together to form a ring around the larynx. Eckenhoff actually clearly states the danger of extrapolating such cadaver findings to live human beings. Unfortunately a number of anesthesiology textbooks picked up on these anatomical descriptions of the pediatric airway since then.
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