Hair loss among women is a topic that is rarely discussed but widely experienced. There are many women who suffer in silence with hair thinning or loss. The reasons vary, sometimes it is due to a medical condition. Other times is can be self-inflicted, by the overuse of certain hair treatments, hair coloring, for instance can be the culprit. Another self-inflicted condition which causes hair loss is called traction alopecia, which is best described as the hair loss due to wearing a hairdo that pulls the hair too tightly for prolonged periods of time, cornrows and even pony tails can cause this condition. Whatever the cause, the results are the same, the often times embarrassing loss or thinning of the hair. The good news is there has been a lot of progress in the field of hair restoration and hair replacement, there are many female baldness treatment methods available to women.
Your Hair Stylist can Help
If you have hair loss that is irreversible, there is still hope for you. Hair extensions and hair weaves have come a long way in the past few years. The techniques can be different, depending on the hair stylist but most times the extensions are weaved in, braided in or bonded with a special hair glue for a more permanent solution. They can also be clipped in for a temporary fix. Clipped in hair extensions can be removed at night if needed. Clip-ins are a great way to test out a look before you go for a more permanent solution. They are also less expensive than weaves.
Weave in hair extensions are costly. Many people without hair loss issues wear hair extensions to change their look, so almost any beauty shop will have someone who specializes in applying extensions. Most times hair extensions last three to six months before they need to be redone. Human and synthetic hair are both used for hair extensions, human hair is more expensive. Many celebrities wear hair extensions and to the untrained eye it is barely noticeable. When you are looking for a stylist, be sure to ask them to show you photos of some past clients. If they can give you an actual recommendation from a client that is even better. Word-of -mouth is also a great way to find a stylist that specializes in hair weaving.
The field of hair restoration has seen great advances. Many of the drugs used for restoration are now FDA approved. Minoxidil , is a drug, sold under many different brand names that has been successfully used to stop or slow down the loss of hair follicles. It does take some time to see results when it comes to hair growth with any of these products. Expect to wait about 12 weeks for any signs of new growth. If a product promises faster results, they probably are not being upfront. Hair restoration takes time and patience, but there is hope and there are solutions.
Pelvic prolapse is scary enough, before you start thinking of all of the complications that can arise from it. However, before you can actually start addressing the problem, considering all of those complications is exactly what you will have to do, before you can make a decision as to which will be the best solution for you. While it may seem pessimistic, you truly have to consider the worst case scenarios, for each of the solutions you are considering and decide whether those scenarios are situations that you can handle, if you happen to find yourself there. For instance, you should consider whether or not you will have legal options, if something were to go wrong.
If you have ever seen an advertisement for any medical procedure, product, or even medication, you were also assaulted with a laundry list of potential side effects, that could fall upon the users. These side effects may sometimes seem as if they are actually worse than the cure. Between defects in the products, when they are first introduced to the market, and the havoc the products can wreak on your body, you may decide to avoid many of the solutions altogether. Unfortunately, this is not to your advantage as the longer the problem goes on, the worse it will get, and the harder it will be to fix in the future.
Once you have decided on a solution for your pelvic prolapse, such as transvaginal mesh, it is time to consider what options are available to you in the event that the procedure does not go as planned. This isn’t to say you should assume that the procedure won’t go off without a hitch! As a matter of fact, stress and worry can actually make things worse and your body truly needs a positive attitude, in order to heal properly. Instead, it is simply a good idea to think ahead, so that you know your rights as they apply to legal options and whether or not your acceptance of the risks involved, with transvaginal mesh, waives those rights.
When something goes wrong with your health, it is always a troubling event, even if all that is afflicting you is a flu bug. When you suffer from pelvic prolapse, however, it is a completely new level of worry and you want to do everything you can to get yourself right. In order to make the informed decision to go through with the procedure, however, you really need to consider all aspects of the operation, especially the less savory aspects. You never want to go into something as invasive as a transvaginal mesh procedure ,without knowing every option available to you should things go wrong.
Have you looked over your health insurance coverage lately? If you are in generally good health, probably not. Most of us assume that if we have health insurance we are paying monthly to maintain, and we get sick, most of the cost will be covered. However, insurance can be a tricky thing sometimes. There are often gaps in coverage that is not always spelled out in plain language in that pile of paperwork you received, which explains your coverage. These so-called gaps may be in the form of high deductibles, or limits on coverage amounts. Gaps can also be in place, which exclude certain procedures. All of this is quite confusing to the average person and you may feel as if you don’t stand a fighting chance if you challenge your insurance company on a payment issue.
More Insurance is an Option
You can do things to protect yourself from some unexpected insurance related expenses. First, you should assume that your current general health insurance won’t cover everything. Buying more coverage is one way to plan around this problem. Critical illness insurance are supplemental insurance plans which are designed to cover catastrophic illnesses such as cancer or heart attacks. They pay lump sum payments to cover expenses.
What is Considered Optional?
Many insurance plans often don’t cover surgical procedures they deem as elective. Plastic surgery can fall into this category, with some exceptions such as breast reconstruction after a mastectomy. Insurance providers may also deny other surgical procedures such as prolapse surgery, which reverses bladder control issues and relieves incontinence. This type of procedure is important to people who need it. There is no doubt that a procedure such as prolapse surgery can greatly improve the quality of a person’s life, however since the condition isn’t life threatening and may be considered a vanity issue, some insurance policies opt not to cover it. HMO’s are notorious for have a wider scope of what they consider to be elective surgery. PPO’s are a bit more lenient, they tend to have allowances, with coverage plans that include co-pay options for some elective procedures.
As a rule, it is important to read the fine print when it comes to your insurance coverage policy. Don’t make any assumptions regarding your coverage. A mistake can end up costing you dearly. You should call an agent for clarification and request the answer in writing prior to moving forward with the medical procedure in question.
Some people buy into the myth that by skipping a meal you can reduce your caloric intake and therefore lose unwanted pounds. This could not be more untrue, by skipping meals we become more likely to overeat at subsequent meals and sabotage our weight loss efforts. In addition, skipping meals is just plain unhealthy, our bodies need to receive nutrition throughout the day and by selecting a well rounded, nutritious diet we can assure continued energy and eliminate spikes and slumps during our day. Meal planning is an excellent way to make sure that we can keep running full speed all day long. A well balanced diet is what we should all be striving for, incorporating all of the food groups and daily dietary needs into our regimen.
It Starts With Breakfast
A good breakfast to start the day off right, a snack midmorning, a small but sufficient lunch meal, a healthy mid-afternoon snack and a well balanced dinner, makes for a good daily diet. Some nutrition experts also allow a very light snack in the evening, if you feel you need something before bedtime. Of course liquid intake is also an important part of our recommended intake, be sure to drink plenty of water and limit caffeine and of course sugar intake. Nowhere in the recommended daily diet is the notation that you should skip a meal, it is just not a good idea.
Keeping Our Bodies Running Efficiently
By providing healthy choices for our daily meals we can be sure that we can maintain our weight or perhaps by making necessary changes in what we eat, we can also loose weight. Healthy eating doesn’t mean eliminating foods, it means eating foods that will sustain us and provide the nutrients our body needs. Healthy recipes should be utilized throughout the day and healthy dinner recipes should be incorporated in our cache of well balanced family meals. Even the foods that the younger family members prefer can be prepared with healthy ingredients. Incorporating fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the day and using these ingredients in family dinners will encourage the next generation to eat well and therefore live well.
Losing weight isn’t easy. And, fast weight loss is even more difficult. For this reason, many people look into other options besides dieting. Drugs are one option many people turn to. It’s not the hard stuff they are interested in. Instead, they seek out an FDA approved weight loss pill. The good news is, this pill is available for all.
The name of the weight loss drug you are looking for is called Qsymia. It was approved by the food and drug administration earlier this year. You can get this drug with a prescription. According to the drugs fact sheet, most people lose 10 percent of their body weight when they use this pill. This is a high number – considering that most Americans hope to lose between 10 and 20 pounds.
Can You Get It?
The FDA says they approved this drug to provide doctors and patients with another option to fight obesity and excessive weight gain. It is approved for a wide variety of individuals, including females in their child bearing age. These patients just need to have a negative pregnancy test to get the drug and take birth control at the same time. In order to get this drug, you do need a prescription.
Since this drug was created for obese individuals, you need to qualify for this prescription. You have to be among the 1/3 of Americans who are obese or chronically over weight. Doctors feel that this pill will give them another option to fight this problem. However, it shouldn’t be used for someone who is thin and just wants to be thinner. There is no medical condition that would necessitate the pill in this case.
Talk to your doctor today and find out if you qualify for this pill. It could help you achieve the weight loss you have been fighting for.
Though some types of pink eye (conjunctivitis) can be extremely harmful to your eyes, the treatment for all 3 types is relatively simple (but different). What’s that? You didn’t know there was more than one type! Well read on because you know that, chances are, your kid’s going to bring at least one of them home from school this school year. There is in fact a better chance of your kid bringing home an infection than there is of them bringing home their necessary homework.
3 different Types, 3 Different Sets of Symptoms
Here are the 3 types and symptoms of pink eye: 1) allergic-- an allergic reaction (which may be seasonal) to things like pet dander, dust, pollen and the like; 2) bacterial-- can end up causing severe damage to your eye(s); and 3) viral—this is the really contagious type. In all cases the inner eyelid becomes inflamed as does the white part of the eye’s natural clear covering. The pinkish color is not actually the disease itself, but your blood vessels’ reaction to the inflammation. The pinkish coloring is caused by the dilation of those irritated vessels. Heck, I’d be irritated, too.
What Can You Do?
Now that you know about the different types of pink eye and their symptoms, how do you go about treating it? In truth, only the bacterial type needs an actual Rx from your doctor. He or she should prescribe either an antibiotic eye ointment or drops. The allergic type of pink eye is as easy to deal with as hay fever. With all of the allergy meds on the shelves these days you simply have to decide which one works best for you. And as contagious as the viral type of pink eye is there is really not much that you can do in the way of treatment for the actual disease. A cold washcloth over your eyes will make them feel better and somewhat discourage the phlegm like secretions, but other than that you pretty much just have to let it run its course.
Make absolutely sure however that you do NOT share the washcloth that you use (or the towel for that matter).
Consider this: young couples that are healthy have approximately a 20% chance of actually getting pregnant when they’re abstaining from birth control. Now consider that the window of opportunity (ovulation—when there is a viable egg) lasts as long as 24 hours or as little as 12 hours. Talk about your planning for a pregnancy! That’s where an ovulation predictor kit comes in mighty handy. But how does a couple plan for a healthy pregnancy. Ideally, that’s all there ever should be. Unfortunately, it’s far too easy to throw a wrench into the entire works.
There Are Definite Do’s and Don’ts When it Comes to a Healthy Pregnancy/Baby
You’ve heard most of these over and over: Don’t smoke before, during and (if breast feeding) after pregnancy; don’t drink alcohol during and (if breast feeding) after pregnancy; no illicit drugs; blah, blah, blah. But are there more ways to attempt the best possible outcome of your pregnancy? Yes. Try not to gain an adverse amount of weight during pregnancy; however, don’t start any low-carb or fad diets either. Also on the ‘don’t list’ are consumption of soft cheeses, teas, colas and coffee. And while omega-3’s are good, the mercury in seafood is bad. Check with your doctor regarding safe sources of omega-3’s.
Preparing Your Body For Pregnancy
Visiting your doctor, even before trying to conceive, is recommended. Ask then about supplements and medications you may be taking. And find out from them as well if any pre-existing conditions will affect your pregnancy (i.e. elevated blood pressure, asthma, diabetes…etc.). Also find out if all of your vaccines are up to date. Any needed vaccines should occur 1 month prior to attempts at conception. Trying to conceive two weeks after stopping birth control pills gives your body a chance to ovulate again, though it isn’t necessary to take a long break before trying to conceive. A good rule of thumb is to allow your body one natural menstrual cycle. Be sure that you do not have or are exposed to the possibility of STD’s.
But as hard as some couples try and as healthy as some people try to stay, fate has a way of intervening. Fate, God…who or whatever you want to blame…sometimes these kinds of things are simply out of our hands and beyond our control.
The cost of medical care is rising and will only continue to do so until major changes are made in the healthcare system. People struggle with health insurance and high deductibles they usually never reach during their insurance life, but continue to pay the premiums and use only a small percentage of the care they pay for. Health care around the world has been under fire for some time and plans to modify the US healthcare system are slated to begin in 2014. In the meantime, people are looking for ways to save money and still get the kind of healthcare they need and deserve.
Looking to Alternatives
When one is feeling well, healthcare is usually the furthest thing from their mind. When you get sick unless it’s a major illness you tend to try and take care of things on your own rather than spend a co-pay fee or look to a large deductible, which is usually higher than the cost of your treatment. Sometimes trying to find options on your own to take care of an illness or chronic physical issue is something many feel they have to take out a cash loan for! Many people have started looking at paying for their healthcare with cash instead of using their insurance. Many times, you can use cash for things like blood work or lab tests and pay a discounted fee. Many hospitals and doctors will offer cash discounts for different types of work.
Don’t Give up the Blue Cross Just Yet!
Even though paying cash and getting discounted healthcare sounds like a good plan; and it certainly does work for many people, it’s not necessarily a good idea to just drop your healthcare altogether. If you currently have healthcare in place stick with it; just try shopping around for things you might need on a more regular basis and save the high deductible and co-pay costs for any major surgery or procedures you may need in the future. When you need care or procedures, shop around; and don’t be afraid to just ask!
Insurance is most definitely no small issue—particularly when it comes to the matter of PPI. Turns out, payment protection insurance is a far bigger issue than anyone might have imagined. Why, you may ask. Read on.
Those Nasty Banks
It’s not enough that loan officers literally put you through the wringer, make you stand on your head, want you to have a near perfect credit score and you have to promise your first born male child just to get a minimal loan…no! Now they are selling you what has turned out to be bogus payment protection insurance plans. How is it that I came to know of this? You may need to get out more if you haven’t yet heard of the scandal that has rocked the loan industry. PPI policies are, when attempting to get them to kick in and do what it is they were designed to do, turning out to be spurious. No good. False. Garbage. In other words…good luck getting that insurance to kick in! It’s so bad that some individuals are finding out that they were never actually eligible for PPI in the first place.
Time To Get a Lawyer
That’s the only way that some of the people swindled by PPI policies are managing to get any money at all out of the situation. Even then there is no absolute guarantee. This puts borrowers in a predicament. We have insurance on everything these days. We insure our health, our homes, our cars, bikes, boats, RV’s, our pets…even our deaths. Now how the heck are you supposed to feel good about taking out a loan if there is no absolute way to make sure that, should something happen to you or your job, the payments will be made? Have a lawyer or CPA look over any loan papers before putting your name on that dotted line for one thing. Now that the PPI scandal is out in the open, hopefully fewer people will be bilked out of their hard earned cash.
Never take out a loan unless a) you really need it; b) you have more than one way of paying it back; and c) a professional (not a bank employee) has advised you regarding your options.
Best Free Blogging Websites?
To find a free blog online just open your search engine and type in free blog, there will be hundreds, if not thousands to choose from. Most free blogs have a software program called WYSIWIG that enables bloggers to type their blog posts in a format that looks just like Microsoft Word but, to ensure accuracy, you should always type your blog posts in Word or some sort of program that will enable you to spell check your posts before you copy and paste that text to your blog.
Do You Need A Domain Name?
You should consider registering a domain name for your blog sooner rather than later because, a domain name will be easier for your readers to remember and it will be easier for the search engines to index your blog then give it a higher search engine ranking.
When To Blog?
You should blog whenever you have the patience and mental clarity to sit down and type out a good post for your blog. Many people typically blog in the morning before their day starts while others blog at night after their day is done; regardless of when you choose to work on your blog you should make sure that you blog at a time that works best for you and will enable you to write good content for your readers.
Engage Your Readers?
One of the most important thing to do is engage your readers, this is especially important if you use a guest posting service, you should make sure that each post on your blog engages with the reader by asking questions or promoting the reader to do something because, engagement is the key to blogging success.