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Weight loss pills are true lifesavers for those who lost their hope. Still, the tendency for eco food seems to have gone through weight loss industry as well. The more natural components treatments have, the less harm these can do to you. We totally agree with the statement.

The Mother Nature is much more reliable than those synthetical products, the results of chemists’ experiments. At least, their effect on the body is predictable. Therefore, we collected 5 best pills to forget about the very problem and give you a short review of each offered bottle. Let’s start!

Probioslim

Our first recommended pills are Probioslim. It is a rather effective and natural product at the same time. A weight loss effect occurs with the help of green tea extract. We all know the way natural green tea detoxicates the body and increases the metabolism. In fact, the pills boost your whole body. That makes you more active and cheerful. Of course, it happens because of caffeine you can also find in the ingredients list. Still, probiotics are the special, pretty rare for weight loss pills, ingredients that turn Probioslim into an even much cooler supplement. That is why it never causes diarrhea, gas, or constipation, which are often the friends of any weight-loss pills. Lactospores boost digestive system and strengthen the immune system. Give it a try!

Forskolin

Forskolin’s main component is a plant Coleus forskohlii that is usually cultivated in India, Nepal. The plant’s root does the very magic. Your fat burns in days. Forskolin is perhaps the most organic diet pills of all. As manufacturers use only the root. It is interesting that there are no other pills in the world that consist of this component only. However, the plant itself can cure for asthma symptoms, glaucoma, and hypertension. It saves lives in other countries and helps overweight people as well. This herbal diet pill brand deserves your attention.

Hydroxycut

 

 

Hydroxycut is pretty similar to Probioslim, although there are no probiotics or green tea extract. A similar principle is accomplished with the help of a huge dose of caffeine. Don’t be afraid as the dosage is within normal range. The fast metabolism burns calories lighting fast. There are also other natural components. For instance, apple cider vinegar, cardamon (that is widely used in medicine nowadays), and plums. What we liked about Hydroxycut as well is that you won’t find severe side effects here. The maximum you can expect is a headache during the period of adjusting to the product.

Plexus

While other manufacturers pick plants as their active components, Plexus chose the mineral found in a human body. It turns out that an increased amount of Chromium Picolinate can lead to shedding unnecessary kilos. No diets required. You can eat whatever you want as this component is pretty strong. Another natural ingredient is an extract of seaweed. Still, some researchers say the overdosage may intoxicate human’s organism and do you no good. It is better to stick to the instructions that are sold in complex with the product or find it on the official website.

Sletrokor

This one storms all the forums. Aloe Vera and plant-based Protein are the organic components that help you reach the necessary results and better health at the same time. Slektrokor is scientifically proven to suppress appetite, create a detox effect. Chitosan, another component, a fiber of outer shellfish’s skeleton has the same effect. It improves and slows down the digestion. What is more, it lowers risks of heart diseases. There were no issues people having to return this product. These are the truly amazing pills!

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Truth About Unstable Kneecaps Is to Be Revealed http://www.top.me/health/truth-about-unstable-kneecaps-is-to-be-revealed-11889.html Wed, 15 Aug 2018 09:54:50 +0000 http://www.top.me/?p=11889 Unstable kneecaps or patellar instability is when the kneecaps get knocked out or displaced from its place. There are different causes for its dislocation and this condition affects about seven out of 100,000 people in the U.S, according to the American Physical Therapy Association. Dislocation often occurred when partaking in exercise and sports, and even daily […]

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Unstable kneecaps or patellar instability is when the kneecaps get knocked out or displaced from its place. There are different causes for its dislocation and this condition affects about seven out of 100,000 people in the U.S, according to the American Physical Therapy Association.

Dislocation often occurred when partaking in exercise and sports, and even daily activities such as gardening or scrubbing. When a person suffers patellar kneecaps, he or she will likely experience it again. A whopping 15 to 45 percent of the injured people (adolescents) will have another episode of unstable kneecaps in their lives.

Causes of Unstable Kneecaps

Causes of Unstable Kneecaps

There are plenty of implicating factors that cause patellar instability. Some possible explanation includes a shallow groove, abnormalities in the bone structure, poor posture, and muscle weakness.

Shallow Groove

The kneecap rests on the trochlea (femoral groove) at the end of the thigh bone. A normal kneecap will fit nicely on the groove. But a shallow one will have your kneecap slide off.

Poor Posture and Movement

Activities, where the knee is often placed on a strenuous and bad position, can have the kneecaps dislocated and move from side to side. Exercise, sports, or even daily situations like picking up items on the floor can cause stress on the knees if done with poor posture.

Using the Wrong Footwear

Footwear can dictate how you walk. The wrong shoes can make you walk in a very uncomfortable way and you’ll find a way to adjust and dictate the knees on how it’s going brace itself while being in pain. That will add stress to your kneecaps, which in turn, can cause patellar instability.

Weak Muscles and Tissues

When the muscles and tissues themselves are stressed or traumatized, they can loosen up their hold of the kneecaps and groove and would slip it, thus, implicating an unstable kneecap. Other times, when the muscles and ligaments become too tight, they pull the kneecap from its place also.

Injuries

An accident like a fall or hit can cause fracture and dislocation of the knee. Such injuries can traumatize the knee region and cause the groove to loosen the hold of the kneecaps.

Conditions

Knee arthritis, Jumper’s knee, and even Plica Syndrome cause knee pain and unstable kneecaps. These conditions are heavily characterized by inflammation in the region which makes the muscles swollen and sore.

Birth

In some cases, people have knocked knees since they were born. They have to live with this kind of stigma unless they have it checked or operated by a specialized doctor.

When you’ve determined the cause of your unstable kneecaps, doctors can recommend the right treatments for you. Individuals who have patellar instability experience symptoms that limit their ability to move and perform daily tasks.

Symptoms of Unstable Kneecaps

Unstable Kneecaps

Have you tried moving your knees and hear those popping sounds? Your cracking knee is one of the few signs that you’re experiencing this malady. Other symptoms of a dislocation are:

  • Feeling the kneecaps slide off to the sides
  • Popping, creaking, or crackling sounds
  • Swelling and soreness of the knees
  • A buckling knee that has a hard time supporting your weight
  • Pain in the knee when you bend, walk, straighten your legs or sit down
  • Stiffness and weakness of the knees

Remember, when the kneecap becomes partially dislocated, it’s called subluxations. Even so, it’s important to see a doctor for your treatment.

Treatments for Patellar Instability

Doctors prescribed the appropriate treatment depending on the severity of the problem. First, your doctor will be performing a series of physical and diagnostic examinations like x-rays, walk tests, and some measurements.

During your first injury or patella instability episode, you need to ice and compress it. Take the RICE method where you rest, ice the area, compress the kneecaps, and elevate the leg. Depending on the severity of the pain, you can put protective knee braces for support and compression.

Calling for professional help is also needed, especially when the problem persisted and where corrective surgery is needed to take place. For subluxations, your doctor might recommend non-surgical options like physical therapy such as massage, biking, walking, wearing knee braces, and more.

How to Prevent Unstable Kneecaps from Happening?

Maintaining appropriate usage of your knee strength during activities can reduce your chances of suffering patellar instability. Here are some methods where you can prevent the risk of knee injury.

Wear the Right Shoes

What shoes can make you feel comfortable? If you need a particular footwear for an activity but aren’t too comfortable with it, you can place soles, socks, or other protection. Additionally, when you’re exercising, playing sports, or going in the outdoors, wearing rubber shoes or other sports shoes are needed to help stabilize your footfalls.

Do Warm-ups

Before jumping into the action, you can do leg exercises that keep your thigh muscles flexible and strong. For example, lunges or hamstring stretch might help.

Wear Protective Gear

If your activity requires you to do heavy knee use, you can wear a protective kneepad to minimize the risk of injury. Whether it’s for sports play or simple gardening, donning the gear can save your knees on the long run.

Rest if You Feel Pain and not General Soreness

There’s a difference between pain and soreness when you exercise or do a strenuous activity with your knees. If you feel an unusual pain, it’s best to pause and take a rest.

Stay on a Healthy Weight

When you’re obese, you’re causing so much stress on your knees as it holds you off for balance. Having an unhealthy weight can also cause your organs, muscles, and tissues to break down due to depletion of nutrients that keep them functioning. If you have some issues with your weight, these 7 weight loss tricks will help you change your physic. 

Kneecap instability can be normal or chronic for some people. Nevertheless, it’s a condition you just can’t leave unattended by doctors or therapists. Correction of unstable knees can be done in a surgical or non-surgical treatment depending on the severity of the case. However, we still believe that prevention is the best cure.

If you can take heed of these simple tips, you might find your kneecaps in good condition and on the track.

Bio

Abby Ann is a fitness enthusiast who advocates safety in exercise after experiencing an accident in 2004. She now co-found the shop, Bodyprox USA to spread the awareness of injury protection.

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5 Steps in Looking Like a Modern Man http://www.top.me/mind-motivation/5-steps-in-looking-like-a-modern-man-11865.html Thu, 02 Aug 2018 06:33:08 +0000 http://www.top.me/?p=11865 Being a modern man means that you’ll always have to up your game to stay in the race. There’s a lot of advice on the Internet about how to dress to kill, be a lady’s man or how to look like a manly bookworm. But the question at hand is: “how many of them actionable?” […]

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Being a modern man means that you’ll always have to up your game to stay in the race. There’s a lot of advice on the Internet about how to dress to kill, be a lady’s man or how to look like a manly bookworm. But the question at hand is: “how many of them actionable?” Granted that no one can rock Johnny Depp’s style or Chris Evans’ look, but there are some things you can do in order to create a personal style. In this article, we’re going to show you that looking like a modern man is a breeze if you know what you’re doing.

1. Manscaping

No, we’re not talking about gardening here. Manscaping’s actually a really funky term that describes stuff like hair trimming, shaving, plucking, and anything in between. Recently, the concept became so popular, that companies from all over the world have manufactured tools for different jobs. For example, there’s a particular razor that helps you shave your back, another one for the head, and not to mention the plethora of trimmers for bears, scalp hair, nose hair, and what-not hair.

What we mean to say is that the caveman look went out of style decades ago. So, if you want to attract the right kind of attention, be sure to manscape your body appropriately. Choosing the best manscaping kit is easy once you visualize the look that will define you.

Don’t forget to trim your beard, if you’re into this sort of thing, and use a good quality wax for your mustache. For the nails, get yourself a good manicure kit. You should also consider filing them for that neat dressed-up-to-the-knocker feel.

FIY, nose hair is neither sexy nor manly. So be sure to pluck it from time to time. Electric trimmers have nose accessories which can help you get rid of that nose hair in no time.

2. Hit the Gym

Here’s one that’s totally not super obvious -staying in shape is not only good for the health but can also give you a boost of confidence. No more having to hide that beer belly or keeping that shirt on at the beach because ‘you ate too much Mexican food.’

Be sure to go at least three times a week for the desired effect or try one of the complex trainings to save your time and get the most of the training. Now, if the gym’s not your kind of gig, you can try other ways to stay in shape, like cycling, jogging or climbing. It’s up to you to decide how you’re going to get into shape. Make sure you do!

3. Dress to Impress vs. Dress to Kill

You’ve probably heard this one before. Well, there’s a reason why people keep telling you this. It’s true that the attire does not reflect the value of a man, it would still be really off to show up at your best friend’s wedding dressed like a hobo.

So, what’s the middle ground here? Well, for once, you should consider buying occasion-appropriate clothes. For instance, when going out with your friends, a pair of jeans, a T-shirt, and some sneakers are more than enough. The same thing can’t be said about other types of social interactions such as business meetings, dates, and, of course, work, everybody’s favorite pastime.

Think of it this way: you’re an architect who wants to build a house. Obviously, you’ll need things like cement, bricks, steel, grass, and others. It’s the same thing with building your own style – you’ll need to buy clothes appropriate for any occasion. Don’t forget about quality. Even though it may not sound like it, it’s cheaper to buy expensive and more durable clothes, than cheap ones.

4. Accessorize You Outfit

What’s a good suit without some accessories that bring out the best in it? You should definitely think about buying one or two wrist watches (one for more formal occasions and a casual one), some cufflinks, tie needles, bow ties, and maybe a ring if you like these sorts of accessories. Belts are not optional and they’re not always there to keep your pants on but to complement your style. You could buy other for your more casual clothes such as suspenders.

5. Confidence

Man, you’ve got to work on that confidence. There’s nothing in the world that can turn off a person than an individual who doubts himself every waking moment. The threads, the accessories, hairdos, beards, and mustaches don’t mean squat if you don’t know how to tackle a situation or a person. Still, attitude’s hard to master lesson but, given enough time, and, of course, the appropriate mindset, anyone can walk on the street as glib as Bill Gates walking into a PC store.

Conclusion

There you have it, folks. That’s what a modern man should look like. Remember, that punchline from Dexter’s Laboratory: “it’s not the beard on the outside that counts, it’s the one on the inside.” Trim your hair, dress to impress, exercise regularly, and, always be yourself.

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20 Creative Writing Ideas Which Won’t Make You Feel Stuck http://www.top.me/mind-motivation/20-creative-writing-ideas-which-make-you-feel-stuck-11843.html Wed, 01 Aug 2018 08:57:13 +0000 http://www.top.me/?p=11843 Studying is one of the most interesting things to do because it involves the discovering of new things. However, it can be hectic and time-consuming if the right planning is not done. The following writing prompts are of great help to learners because they make the learning process an easy one. If you can’t choose […]

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Studying is one of the most interesting things to do because it involves the discovering of new things. However, it can be hectic and time-consuming if the right planning is not done.

The following writing prompts are of great help to learners because they make the learning process an easy one. If you can’t choose the topic in this case experts at https://customessayorder.com/ will help to find an idea with the topic.

1. Fantasy Writing Prompts

This kind of prompts enables the writer to think of ideas that could have happened in their life and the changes that they could have brought. This kind of writing would enhance the thinking capacity of the student. An example is the case of a child who wishes to meet rich parents to adopt him or her.

2. Fiction Writing Prompts

This kinds of prompts allow the writer to think of things that cannot happen in real life. It advantageous in that leads to students thinking beyond the normal things in life that they are used to hence enhancing their minds. Writing about being the flash is a good example.

3. Narrative Writing Prompts

These are prompts that enhance the creativity of a student. An example is writing about a couple that thought they would never live in poverty.  A lot of narrative examples you can meet at https://edujungles.com/.

4. Writing Prompts for Middle School

Middle school students have the same level of thinking and, therefore, they kind of prompts that they can write about should be within their thinking capacities. Such prompts will prepare them for complex topics in the learning years ahead of them. They can write about one thing that they would live to cherish about their life.

5. Writing Prompts for High School

This kind of prompts would require complex topics since the students thinking capacity has advanced. They can write about a beautiful house that is not what it seems to be by describing the secrets that it holds.

6. First-grade Writing Prompts    

The writing prompts for this students are easy and helpful in introducing them to the world of writing. They can be asked to describe their favorite meal.      

7. Second-grade Writing Prompts   

As well, these prompts to enhance the thinking of a student in this level. The fear of spiders is a good choice of topic.

8. Third-grade Writing Prompts 

This kind of prompts has a common characteristic in that every student in 3rd grade should be able to write them. An example is the first day in school   

9. Object Description

According to this prompt, the writer will choose an option from the room and describe its features. It’s advantageous in that it incorporates a person’s visual abilities into critical analysis.

10. Early Memories of Faith

This prompt requires a person to write the experiences that they had about faith while young. It will trigger their childhood memories and, therefore, the deep thinking will enhance their critical analysis abilities.

11. Childhood Experience Prompt

What are some of the childhood experiences that have shaped the lady that the character has become? This will enhance the critical analysis ability of the learner.

12. Love Prompt

From the moment I saw her smile, I knew it was her. The student will focus on appreciation. Hence, they will be forced to think about positive ideas.

13. Charity Writing Prompt

A person gives charity to a children’s home every month. Why does she do it? This will enable the learner to put themselves in the shoes of the character to come up with ideas.

14. Babysitter Writing Prompt

You will write about a babysitter who was snooping around the bosses’ house and discovered something disturbing hidden in the bedroom. This prompt will enable the writer to be creative by imagining the impacts of such a situation in a real-life situation. They will use the voice of the babysitter.

15. A Blind Date

The character will go on a blind date. The writer will brainstorm across various ideas of what could happen on that date.

16. Spying Writing Prompt

The character suspects that their wife is having an affair with someone else and decides to spy on them. However, he discovers the unexpected. This prompt will enable the writer to think across several ideas and enhance their thinking capacity.

17. Marijuana Writing Prompt

In this prompt, the character losses their job only to get home and realize that the son has a marijuana plantation in their garden. The story will have two sides. Joining the son to sell the drug or advising him against it. Therefore, the write will have a variety of ideas to choose from hence making it easy for them to story that they can outline well.  However, such kind of prompts can result in a dilemma on what side of the story to focus on.

18. Illegal Act Writing Prompt

In this prompt, your character will be offered money to deliver a package to a certain destination by a stranger. The aim of the prompt will be to enhance the thinking capacity of an individual because it is a one-sided story that has to be written in that direction. If the character refuses the money, then there will be no story. Such topics require a student to have wide thinking due to the lack of options.

19. Robbery Writing Prompt

The writer will give the story of a robbery that took place in a bank. Robbery is a common thing that happens in today life. Hence, the write will find it easy to brainstorm across various ideas.

20. Regret Writing Prompt

The prompt is about a character who wishes that they had listened to their instincts that days. It will help the writer to focus on various ideas of what happened and what should not have happened.

Writing prompts require a lot of critical thinking to come up with a good story.

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Health Benefits of Marijuana http://www.top.me/health/health-benefits-of-marijuana-11840.html Wed, 01 Aug 2018 08:51:39 +0000 http://www.top.me/?p=11840 A lot of research is being made regarding the health benefits that marijuana has on the human body. In addition to this research, the question to ask is how does marijuana affect the brain. Therefore, when taken under clinical supervision, the drug has been found to have several health benefits. It Fights Cancer Among the […]

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A lot of research is being made regarding the health benefits that marijuana has on the human body. In addition to this research, the question to ask is how does marijuana affect the brain. Therefore, when taken under clinical supervision, the drug has been found to have several health benefits.

It Fights Cancer

Among the key benefits of marijuana is that it is used to fight cancer. The chemical compounds of the drugs help in the reduction of the rate with which the cancer cells multiply. The management of cancer from spreading to other parts of the body requires a drug that would prevent the multiplication of cancer causing cells. Marijuana can do that. As well, its abilities to reduce pain acts as a great option for cancer patients.

It helps them forget the pain for a while hence being able to cope with the disease. However, research shows that the drug fights certain types of cancer such as the clinical marijuana lung cancer is given to manage lung cancer.

It Can Help Depression

There are several types of marijuana and among them is the Hindu Kush that is clinically used for the treatment of depression. The drug acts by triggering happy feelings in an individual hence helping them to forget the issues that are disturbing their minds. The common impact of weed that most people can attest to is that it makes someone laugh a lot. The feelings of depression do not occur at the same time with the feelings of happiness. Also, this characteristic of marijuana makes it a great drug in the reduction of anxiety which can be a disturbing feeling in the minds of many people. This is effective in small doses of marijuana.

It’s Effective for Treating Nausea

One of the benefits of marijuana that is widely spread is that it is used in the treatment of nausea. The chemical compounds found in weed reacts with the brain receptors that contribute to an individual feeling nauseated to reduce the feeling. Medical practitioners are also carrying out research on the development of a nausea-controlling drug that will have marijuana as part of its components. Besides, an individual can experience several occasions of nausea, especially in pregnant women. Therefore, they should be made aware that the drug is not to be taken all the times because it can cause addiction. It also has health contradictions to the unborn child when taken in large quantities.

Marijuana May Help With Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

A study shows that the HTC and cannabidiol found in marijuana helps in the functioning of the cells that control the gut functions and the immune system of the body. As a result, this makes it difficult for an individual who uses the drug to have bowel movement problems. As well, it also prevents the person from having other body infections due to its ability to boost the immune systems of the human body.

Treatment for Chronic Pain

 In addition, the chemicals found in marijuana helps in relieving pain by acting on the pain receptors. As w result, it is used to manage the pain in patients suffering from arthritis, cancer and other painful diseases. However, such patients are clinically advised on the correct amount of doses that they should take to manage the pain. When misused, the marijuana plant can be addictive hence resulting in negative results in the human’s body. Its abilities to reduce pain is a reason as to why the drug was being used in opium to make a numbing cream. Drugs with traces of weed have also be used during surgical procedures to help the patients endure the pain.

Muscle Spasms

BestPot`s research shows that marijuana has been effective in the treatment of muscle spasms especially the diaphragm muscle spasms which has not been able to be treated by using other drugs. Similar to the other benefits, it should be taken in small quantities under clinical supervision to avoid cases of overdose and addiction.

Treating Glaucoma

Marijuana reduced intraocular pressure which is responsible for the occurrence of glaucoma infections resulting in the loss of vision. Therefore, when taken in small quantities, it can help in the regulation of glaucoma and other eye-related problems that are caused by pressure in the eyes. Marijuana users can attest to the fact that the eyes feel sleepy after using the drug. This is clear evidence of reduced pressure in the eyeballs.

Control Epileptic Seizures

As well, marijuana interacts with the brain cells to reduce the hyperactivity of the brain cells that results in seizures. Therefore, when taken in small amount by individuals suffering from frequent seizures, it can reduce their occurrence with a large percentage. The cannabidiol is responsible for this action but does not guarantee marijuana to be the only drug used to control epileptic seizures.

Slow the Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

Marijuana controls the progression of the Alzheimer’s disease because HTC blocks the formation of amyloids plaques which are responsible for killing the brain cells. As a result, this helps in the control of the disease because fewer brain cells will be killed as compared to a situation whereby an individual was not taking the drug. However, memory loss is one of the cons of marijuana, and it should be taken in small doses to help in slowing down the progression of this disease.

Reduction of Obesity

Given the fact that marijuana is effective in the prevention of bowel movements and boosting the immune system, then there are chances that it will control obesity. The drug results in weight loss which is a key factor in the prevention of obesity.

Concisely, the main given the above benefits of marijuana, some people might be tempted to misuse the drug with the aim of achieving the benefits. However, it is important for you to ask yourself an important question. Is weed good for you? In the case whereby you do not see any reason as to why you should be using the drug, then it is important not to use it. Just like other drugs, marijuana can be addictive. There are also various cons of marijuana that makes its use questionable. Research shows that it should be used under clinical supervision to ensure the control of the doses taken.

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All You Need to Know About Surgical Treatments for Snoring http://www.top.me/health/all-you-need-to-know-about-surgical-treatments-for-snoring-11830.html Mon, 30 Jul 2018 13:37:07 +0000 http://www.top.me/?p=11830 Imagine you are traveling by train.It’s night time, the lights are off, and the whole compartment is sleeping soundly. But then you hear snoring- loud and insistent. Certainly irritating, isn’t it? The National Sleep Foundation says that more than a quarter of the population snores on a regular basis. The question which immediately comes to […]

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Imagine you are traveling by train.It’s night time, the lights are off, and the whole compartment is sleeping soundly. But then you hear snoring- loud and insistent. Certainly irritating, isn’t it? The National Sleep Foundation says that more than a quarter of the population snores on a regular basis. The question which immediately comes to mind is- are there treatment options or cures?

You will feel relieved to know that there are indeed surgical options. But before that, let’s see what actually causes one to snore.

Snoring? That is generally a result of partial obstruction of breathing, as certain tissues block your airway while you sleep. So, the flow of air through your throat or nose causes vibration of those tissues. That vibration is responsible for the buzzing and booming sounds associated with snoring. The theory is simple- the more obstructed the airway, the louder your snoring will be. Roughly 20%-30% of women and 40%-50% of men snore regularly.

Let’s look at what you should remember before going for a surgery:

  • Think of surgery as a last resort.
  • A sleep study should be conducted before any form of surgery. Even after this, consider the following:
  • Weight- you must not be obese. But even after surgery you may resume snoring if you put on weight, especially around the neck area. So you should take care of your diet. If you put on weight, you might develop sleep apnea later on. That surgery might just mask this development.
  • Low alcohol consumption.
  • Correct jaw shape.
  • Always go for a full diagnosis because snoring may originate from the base of the tongue instead of the soft palate. Remember that surgeries will not eliminate tongue-based snoring.
  • Be prepared- you will experience pain after the operation.
  • Remember that there is no guarantee of success. Even if it is initially successful there is a chance that the snoring will return.
  • Keep in mind that once you have undergone the surgical procedure, the effects of it are not reversible and there could be resultant side effects because of it.

Most of the surgeries are done by widening the airway. They remove the soft tissues found in the mouth, nose or throat which trigger snoring.

Now let’s go to the main topic itself and check:

 Eight Surgical Options

1. Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP)

You will be placed under a general anesthetic and then the surgeon will remove the excess soft tissues causing the blockage. While this seems to be a simple procedure but there are many potential side effects to it:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Nasal congestion

2. Somnoplasty

 This is performed under a local anesthetic as well so you better be prepared.A low-intensityradio frequency will be used to shrink the relaxed soft palate tissue present at the back of your throat. This is what causes the air to vibrate as it passes through your airway. One thing you can count on is that this surgery will be much less painful than the others.

3. Pillar Procedure

Here, tiny braided strands of polyester filaments will be inserted into your throat’s soft palate tissue to reduce vibrations.

4. Tonsillectomy

Adenoidectomy or Uvulectomy. Here, as the name says, either the enlarged tonsilsor the adenoids will be removed. But a more drastic step would be removing your uvula present at the back of the throat. The reason why this course of action is considered drastic is that noone is sure what exactly the function of the uvula is. So be cautious and think hard before going for this option.

5. Laser-Assisted Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty(LAUPP)

Here a laser beam is used to remove or shorten your uvula.

6. Radiofrequency Palatoplasty

 Here’s how it’s done:

  • An energy burst from an electrode will be applied to your soft palate.
  • That electrical current will stiffen and then shrink both the soft palate and uvula. Thus, making them less likely to vibrate.

Take note that it could take months to heal from this surgery. You might experience throat swelling during this time.

7. Nasal Polypectomy

 Before going into details about the surgery, first you must understand what nasal polypsare. These are round soft tissues which can block the airflow through your nasal passages. But there some good news about them:

  • They aren’t dangerous or harmful
  • These are not painful
  • Non-cancerous

While removing the polyps will give you relief but there’s no guarantee that you will not end up having more of them down the line.

8. Nasal Septoplasty

Check to make sure if you have a deviated septum. If you do then this is the surgery to consider. Nasal Septoplasty will repair that misalignment by straightening up the bones and tissues of the septum. This will open up your airway so that you can breathe freely.

Still remember thatsurgeries are painful and expensive in themselves. Moreover, they might never fully cure snoring. The best you can hope for is that they become less frequent and severe.

Snoring aids

That’s why snoring aids and other solutions are recommended:

  • MAD Mouthpieces
  • Snoring Pillows
  • Exercises.

Opting for surgery is a step which you should be carefully considered since there are a lot of side effects associated with it. However, if you do opt for them, then make sure to do proper research and follow up.

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What to Drink During a Workout to Boost Both Results and Health http://www.top.me/health/what-to-drink-during-a-workout-to-boost-both-results-and-health-11824.html Sun, 29 Jul 2018 16:11:59 +0000 http://www.top.me/?p=11824 Plain old water seems to be the best thing to drink during a workout if you aren’t a pro athlete or training to become one. You can also enjoy some sports drinks and even energy drinks, but only if you choose the right kind, especially if you are working out to lose weight. A protein […]

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Plain old water seems to be the best thing to drink during a workout if you aren’t a pro athlete or training to become one. You can also enjoy some sports drinks and even energy drinks, but only if you choose the right kind, especially if you are working out to lose weight. A protein shake is best enjoyed after a workout as it will help your muscles recover better.

Why Water Is the Best Option to Drink During a Workout

It’s essential to stay hydrated during a workout and water will ensure this as providing hydration most efficiently is exactly what it does. Drinking no less than eight glasses of water per day is associated with many health benefits by default. Many studies prove this and the vital role of hydration for maintaining your health.

Unlike sports and energy drinks, flavored sodas, and even sports shakes, plain water doesn’t come with a huge calorie baggage. In fact, a study from the University of Illinois proves that drinking more water helps you lose weight. In a large part, this occurs because water is one of the most effective appetite suppressants.

Simply put, drinking a few sips of water every time you feel hungry will help you deal with hunger pangs more efficiently. As a whole, this will reduce your daily calorie intake and help adjust to a weight loss diet.

When drinking water during a workout, you manage to stay hydrated without adding a load of extra calories you’ll have to burn off right away. However, if your workout is intense and/or you are the ‘sweaty’ type, this drink might not be sufficient.

When to Choose a Sport or Energy Drink During a Workout?

You should drink sports drinks when your workout is hard and you’re sweating a lot. Some people are naturally prone to excessive sweating, they too will benefit from a sports drink during exercise.

The reason for this is that these beverages contain electrolytes, minerals, carbs, and plain old water. This means that aside from helping to keep you hydrated, they also restore the nutrients you lose with sweat and give you a boost of energy through carbs.

The matter of consuming energy drinks during workouts is a bit more complicated. These products vary greatly and some of them are a really bad choice for you. The benefits energy drinks can offer to exercisers stem from caffeine, which boosts your stamina and helps improve performance.

However, the majority of energy drinks also contain a lot of sugar and sodium. Neither is good for your health. They are also high in calories, so these drinks aren’t suitable for a weight loss program by default.

If you want to boost your energy and stamina with an energy drink, be sure to choose a sugar-free option.

How Much Should You Drink During a Workout?

There’s no ‘right’ amount of liquid to consume when you work out as it depends on many factors. The most important of those are your personal constitution and needs, intensity of the workout, and environment.

Your best guide is your own body as you should always try to drink your fill. However, if you choose sports or energy drinks, this might mean overloading on calories. Therefore, if you get thirsty fast, you’d best choose water for your workout or at least limit the amount of other drinks.

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Top 10 Tricks For Women To Combat Hair Loss http://www.top.me/health/top-10-tricks-for-women-to-combat-hair-loss-11815.html Thu, 26 Jul 2018 10:45:00 +0000 http://www.top.me/?p=11815 Long glossy thick hair is something that every woman dreams about.  But if you have started noticing a significant sparser hairline, it’s time to pay attention. From a bad diet to a tight bun, there are plenty of reasons for hair loss. Losing hair is frustrating, and it can even affect your self-esteem. Fortunately, there […]

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Long glossy thick hair is something that every woman dreams about.  But if you have started noticing a significant sparser hairline, it’s time to pay attention. From a bad diet to a tight bun, there are plenty of reasons for hair loss. Losing hair is frustrating, and it can even affect your self-esteem. Fortunately, there are some instant tricks like hair fibers that can add volume to your hair. However, if you want to restore your hair to its former crowning glory, here are top 10 tricks to help you out. 

Increase Your Protein Intake

Yes, those protein-rich foods like fish and meat works wonder for the thinning hair. If your diet is too low in protein, it can be the culprit behind your hair retardation. Milk, egg whites and fish are some of the great sources of protein and including these into your diet can enhance your hair growth.

Embrace a Healthy Lifestyle

If you often skip exercise, eat a lot of junk food or overdo it on the booze, it will be shown up in your head. A healthy lifestyle is important for your body as well as your hair.  So, if you long for thick glossy hair, make sure to break those bad habits that hinder your hair growth.

Don’t Skip Scalp Massage

Massaging the scalp regularly can promote your hair follicles that add to your hair growth. A healthy scalp will lead your way to healthy hair. A regular scalp massage will reduce the stress that is one of the major causes of hair loss. Plus, it enhances the blood circulation in the scalp which further prevent balding or hair thinning.

Choose the Right Comb

Combing the hair is not less than a nightmare while dealing with hair loss. This is why you need to make the right choice when it comes to combs. The ideal approach is to use a wooden wide-tooth comb to untangle your hair first and then use your regular brush. This will prevent the breakage and hair loss from pulling to a great extent.

Do Regular Exercise

The sweat that releases during a workout session can clean out and unclog your hair pores. Also, exercise keeps your overall body healthy and fit that will help you get longer, stronger locks.

Pick Your Product Wisely

Loading your scalp with harsh chemicals can make your hair brittle and more prone to breakage. Shampoos that contain harsh chemicals like sulfate, silicone, and paraben can cause damage to your hair. Switch such products with the natural one certainly a sure shot way to ensure hair loss prevention.

Keep Track Of Your Vitamin and Iron Levels

Vitamin D and B12 are the most important vitamins for hair growth. Deficiencies in these vitamins can slow down your hair growth or lead to hair thinning. Ask your Doctor for a blood test and start taking a supplement if needed. Apart from these vitamins, there is another factor that contributes to hair growth, and that is iron. Rebooting the iron from the inside out by including it in our diet can be a great way to prevent hair loss.

Ditch the Hair Tools That Use High Heat

Subjecting your hair to excessive blow drying and ironing can result in hair loss. Heat causes the hair strands to fracture breaks and fall out. It is better to ditch such tools but still if you want to use a hair straightener or curling iron, don’t leave it on one area of your hair for too long. Also, keep the heat setting to a minimum and use a heat-protecting spray to lessen the damage.

Cut Out The Stress

Believe it or not, stress is the cause for hair loss most of the time. If your hectic lifestyle brings you a load of stress, try yoga or meditation to calm your mind. Yoga and other mental exercises can go a long way in relieving stress and helping curb hair fall.

Use Hair Fiber

All the above tricks may take some time to get you the result. However, if you need an instant and effective solution to camouflage your thin hair, hair fibers are what you need. Created from the same protein as the hair, the hair fibers will hide the bald spots or thinning area by adhering to your existing hair.

Now that you know the trick to fight hair loss, put these tips to action to get voluminous and healthy hair.

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5 Ways to Curb Stubborn Anxiety http://www.top.me/health/5-ways-to-curb-stubborn-anxiety-11809.html Tue, 24 Jul 2018 09:56:49 +0000 http://www.top.me/?p=11809 Can’t sleep? Can’t think? Caught up in a loop with no rhyme or reason? Anxiety is tricky, but there are ways you can improve the situation. Here are five steps to help calm those nerves on a day to day basis. 1. Back to Basics Anxiety is a strange old beast; sometimes it’s instant, with clear triggers, […]

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Can’t sleep? Can’t think? Caught up in a loop with no rhyme or reason? Anxiety is tricky, but there are ways you can improve the situation. Here are five steps to help calm those nerves on a day to day basis.

1. Back to Basics

Anxiety is a strange old beast; sometimes it’s instant, with clear triggers, other times it can be more slow and insidious. Regardless, whenever you feel that knot building in your stomach, slow down and reflect as best you can. Have you eaten today? Have you slept? When did you last talk with a friend, have a drink of water, or get out in the sunshine?

Basics can go overlooked, particularly in times of stress, so it’s important to make sure you’re those boxes and doing right by your body and mind. Anxiety is both physical and mental, and a result it can be treated on both fronts. Just ask the UK’s NHS

2. Sleep Aids

A good nights sleep can go a long way in setting doubts to rest and preventing new ones from itching at the mind. Quality rest really is so important – endless studies have shown that getting enough sleep has a myriad of positive effects on all elements of your health. So be kind to your brain, lie down, and close those tired eyes. If anxiety is the thing preventing sleep in the first place, however, you might struggle in that regard. Cue sleep aids (like the Sleepeaze Pillow Spray)! Be they lavender scents, prescriptions from your doctor or a ten mile hike to wear you out in the afternoon, they’ll do their best to get your head on that pillow. Sometimes herbal help can be exactly what’s needed to break out of a bad loop.

3. Future Proofing

Anxiety is a kind of fear, often irrational, and one of the best ways you can deal with fear is to work through the problem logically. So find a friend and talk things out: Talk about the future, talk about your specific concerns, their likelihood and your involvement. Sometimes a problem shared really is a problem halved – and if that’s not enough, there’s always professional help.

Some folks find tarot readings calming for example. With a palm or card reading, certain outcomes can be dismissed or confirmed. At a basic level, these kinds of appointments constitute therapy, with providers grouped on and offline in places like TheCircle to make sure folks can find someone to explore these issues with.

4. Routine, Routine, Routine

Schedule is the enemy of anxiety, so write one up and stick to it! From dawn till dusk, if you can plan you’re the majority of your daily life then there’s much less to worry about when outliers come along. How specific you like to go is up to you. You could plan meals, appointments, write out lists. You could carry a diary on your phone or on paper. Ironically enough schedules can be flexible. They put you in control at the helm of each hour.  

5. Pet Life

Ah, pets. Furry critters of all kinds have been shown to help folks suffering from numerous conditions over the years. A dog around the house gets you moving for example. You exercise on the daily walk, you get up to feed and let it out, then serve dinner at specific times every day. A pet is someone you can talk to, someone you can cuddle, and someone you can rely on for love.

In this way, they combine many of the anti-anxiety techniques above. They’re a friend, a calming bed companion, and a champion of routine. So what are you waiting for? Adopt a kitty! Charities like WWF are helping to save animals and provide them with news homes every day.

Anxiety management is a real possibility for everyone, and with the help of yourself, your friends and your doctor it really can begin to take a backseat in life.

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Fitness Beginner’s Guide: How to Target a Specific Part of Your Body http://www.top.me/fitness/fitness-beginners-guide-how-to-target-a-specific-part-of-your-body-11804.html Mon, 23 Jul 2018 13:26:06 +0000 http://www.top.me/?p=11804 Full body workouts are a great way to delve into the world of fitness. However, compound exercises can only take you so far. When you need additional strength and brawn, targeting areas individually sounds like a great idea. But is training each muscle group attainable, and if yes, how can we pursue it correctly? Let’s […]

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Full body workouts are a great way to delve into the world of fitness. However, compound exercises can only take you so far. When you need additional strength and brawn, targeting areas individually sounds like a great idea. But is training each muscle group attainable, and if yes, how can we pursue it correctly? Let’s find out.

Targeting Individual Muscle Groups

If you are a fitness enthusiast, then you probably have already heard of terms such as “leg day” being thrown around in the community. But this is just one part of a much wider concept known as a split workout. The program consists of alternating between exercises designed to hit specific muscle groups on separate days of the week.

Individual muscle groups can be easily trained using an all-in-one workout station, such as the Weider Pro 8500 Smith. This type of power rack cage comes equipped with various strength-training toolsthat allow you to easily incorporate exercises for the arms, legs, chest, glutes, and several other essential body parts.

Plank Exercise

It is the quickest and easiest way to put together a home gym that will cater to every single muscle group. If you think that this is something for you, follow this link for further reading on Weider Pro 8500 Smith weight cage review to decide whether it is indeed the right choice for you.

The top benefit of a split workout is that you have the chance to develop those muscles that are weaker. Full body routines are great for beginners, but they can only do so much in terms of shaping and toning consistently and equally. Therefore, while compound exercises are good for building endurance, training individual muscle groups is the key to fitness.

Best Exercises for Each Body Part

To perform the optimal split workout for your body and its needs, it is essential to first know which exercises target a specific muscle group. According to Bodybuilding.com,there are over 600 individual muscles in the human body, but fortunately their list includes only the major ones that you need to pay attention to.

Arms

Curls are generally a good idea when you want to train your biceps. The standard exercise is always effective, but for outstanding results try to incorporate all the varieties, such as incline bench curls, narrow and wide grip barbell curls, pulley curls, hammer curls, and so on. For your triceps, do chest presses, parallel bar dips, pushdowns, and triceps extensions. Finally, the forearms will benefit the most from reverse curls and wrist curls.

Legs

If you want to start off on the right foot, the legs needsome attention too. Get it? Leg presses, squats, lunges, and deadlifts are a great way to engage the general areas of legs. If you want to isolate specific muscle groups better, leg curls, leg extensions, and calf raises are valuable additions to your routine.

Chest

Chest training is perhaps the most important in bodybuilding culture, as it stimulates the pectorals. Start with some chest presses and incline presses, then continue with decline presses and overhead presses. Classic pushups, along with incline and decline pushups are great for the pecs, as are pullovers. Flys and cable crossovers are a valuable addition to the chest routine.

Abs

Crunches, sit-ups, and leg raises are the perfect trio of exercises that mainly engage the abdominal muscles, therefore stimulating and strengthening the core. There are various versions of crunches to try. The most common include the reverse crunch, the crossover crunch, and the straight leg crunch. For isolation, integrate pelvic lifts, hip thrusts, side bends, and trunk rotations.

Booty

Booty exercises are more than just a trend. Even though the past few years have been all about the glutes in terms of fitness, working them out properly means more than just wanting to look like the Kardashians. Squats, lunges, hip extensions, pelvic raises, and kickbacks are all equally beneficial for the buttocks, as they will create a balanced and toned body overall.

Shoulders

As a general rule, bench presses are the surest way to work out the shoulder area. Overhead presses, both with a neutralgrip and a close grip, as well as the Arnold press are the essential moves you will need to perform. To isolate specific muscles, rowing and lateral and front raises are a good idea.

Back

Finally, you can’t shape the body and boost strength without working on the back. This area is the one that supports your entire musculoskeletal system, which is why it requires plenty of attention. Deadlifts are a classic exercise to engage the trapezoidal and dorsal muscles, and so are chin-ups, pull-ups, pulldowns, are rowing. Back extensions, prone extension, and good mornings are also something to consider when building brawn on the back.

How to Approach Your Routine

One example of a split workout that engages each part of the body separately indifferent ways starts with lunges, hip thrusts, deadlifts, and hyperextensions on Monday. On Tuesday, it’s time for chest presses, pushdowns, and lateral raises. Take Wednesday off to recover and allow your muscles to expand. After all, you wouldn’t want to risk soreness or injuries.

Tricep Press

Start off strong on Thursday with calf raises, squats, and leg extensions. Then, row all the way through Friday, and throw in some bicep curls and pull-ups. Take the weekend off to prepare yourself for another week of intensive physical activity. You can try performing light cardio in the meantime to recuperate and rebuild more efficiently, but it’s all up to you.

The Bottom Line

Working out separate parts of the body on different days allows you to build equal strength and bulk up those areas that might be weaker. By targeting the major muscle groups and catering to their needs, you will be able to reach your fitness goals and become brawny in no time. So, are you ready for the challenge? It is time to break a sweat!

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