Month: February 2016

Useful Health Tips – Anti-Obesity Surgery

In this article, Useful Health Tips will look Anti-obesity surgery

1. What is obesity?

2. What are the diseases associated with obesity?

3. What is anti-obesity surgery?

4. Who should have anti-obesity surgery?

5. Is it effective?

6. What are the surgical options?

7. What are the risks and side effects?

8. What can be done to avoid?

Now Useful Health Tips will discuss each item.

1. What is obesity?

Obese individuals have Body Mass Index exceeding 30.

2. What are the diseases associated with obesity?

Obesity is associated with many serious diseases, including:

” Type 2 diabetes

” Cardiovascular diseases

” Certain kind of cancer

” Sleep Apnea

” Thyroid problem

” Osteoarthritis

3. What is anti-obesity surgery?

Anti-obesity is a surgical procedure used to alter the passage of food into the stomachs and through the small intestines – the stomach size is reduced and a segment of the small intestines is bypassed.

As a result, the patient will not be able to eat the same volume as before. Patients eating too quickly or too much will result in vomiting due to shortened digestive canal. Shortening the length of the intestine also reduces nutrients from being absorbed into the body.

4. Who should have anti-obesity surgery?

Anti-obesity surgery is a very radical method of weight loss. It must be the method of last resort because it involves the permanent alteration to the body’s own digestive system. Prior to the surgery being undertaken, patients must be carefully screened; they must agree to modify their dietary habits permanently for the rest of their lives.

For some seriously or morbidly obese people, anti-obesity surgery offers them their best, or perhaps the only chance of lasting weight loss.

5. Is it effective?

In a Swedish study in 1987 called Swedish Obesity Subjects study (SOS study), 4,000 people divided into 2,000 pairs were studied. The objective was to match 2,000 people who had surgery with 2,000 who did not. Each pair was monitored for 10 years. Surgical patients achieved better results in reductions in weight, diabetes and hypertension. But there were comments the study may not be 100% conclusive; different patients had different motivations. Moreover, there were many incidences of re-surgery.

6. What are the surgical options?

” ‘Malabsorptive’ procedure that involves passing segments of small intestines

” Gastric bypass

” Vertical banded gastroplasty

” ‘Roux-en-Y’ gastric bypass

” Laparoscopically adjustable gastric band

7. What are the risks and side effects?

” Death. Statistically, the patient’s age, BMI, presence of associated diseases or not will have a bearing on the mortality rate. It can be anything up to 4%

” Formation of gallstone.

” The possibility of the requirement of re-surgery

” Vitamin B12 deficiency

” Incisional hernia

” Depression

” Staple-line failure

” Gastritis

” Inflamed gallbladder

” Dehydration

” Malnutrition

” Dilated pouch

8. What can be done to avoid?

There is a lot that can be done before the stage is reached where anti-obesity surgery becomes a method last resort. Some useful health tips to be considered:

” Diet: read a good book to get useful health tips on how to have a healthy and balanced diet

” Exercise: get useful health tips on how to avoid a sedentary lifestyle and do regular exercises

” Join a weight loss program: Just remember not all programs are what they claim. Programs should not be overly expensive, should not require you to starve or work yourself to death with some crazy equipment, and should not require you to consume some secret pills or potions. Above all, it should come with a money back guarantee.

P.S. Anti-obesity surgery is a very radical method of weight loss. You must always consult your doctor to understand its full implication.

Direct Email Marketing Of Viagra

For any person who uses the internet and email on a regular basis, the spectre of direct email marketing looms large. The vast majority of this form of advertising is classified as spam and is discarded without any further thought being paid to it. One of the groups of products most commonly advertised in these emails is impotence medication. In particular, Viagra, since its name and purpose is typically best known among potential consumers. The emails are not however linked to the Viagra manufactured by Pfizer; generic Viagra is often the product, as is Cialis or Levitra.

The way in which these products are marketed can differ greatly from email to email, depending on the campaign, the promoter and the assumed audience for the marketing material. Unfortunately, while advertising for something like generic Viagra can vary greatly from product to product, it doesn’t often vary. In fact the largest amounts of emails come in one of two forms. The effectiveness of the different forms is debatable, regardless of whether they are compared to each other or any other product advertised through that medium.

The first group of Viagra advertisement emails is composed of those emails which play to a man’s insecurity and vanity. These emails often appear to advocate the use of Viagra or generic versions for situations other than those that Viagra or similar medications would be used for. The majority of emails try to push people who can function perfectly well, sexually, without the drugs to use them anyway. Often a selling point seems to be an alteration in the dimensions of male sexual organs. This can give people false expectations of what will happen if they had make use of Viagra or a generic equivalent.

The second group is one that really deserves to be called spam and that is the one where random sentences and phrases are thrown together to give the impression of interesting content in the email. This then takes people directly into an advertisement for the Viagra, or range of different products that offer similar functions. Before opening, the email can look legitimate as they often seem to be from actual people rather than spam generators. This can lull people into opening them, only to discover the truth. This would not be so bad if so many Viagra emails seem to be accompanied by Trojans or viruses which attack a person’s pc. This is not a reflection of the product being sold, but tarnishes the reputation of the product none the less.

5 Quick Health Tips That Your Body Will Thank You For

Many of us live very fast paced lives that we never seem to have the time to stop and think about whether we are looking after our health properly. If you are the sort of person who never seems to have enough time then the following 5 quick health tips will help you.

Tip 1: Start the morning with a short 5 minute breathing exercise. You can do this standing or lying down. The key thing is to breathe deeply to the pit of your stomach to a count of 7. Then release quickly for a count of 4.

Tip 2: Following your breathing exercise drink a glass of warm filtered water and include a slice of lemon if you have it. This will help to cleanse and lubricate your digestive system. Have another glass of warm water in the evening time.

Tip 3: Eating a meal when you are stressed out or when you’re on the move is a fast track to indigestion. You will not be able to digest your food properly. Therefore, acquire the habit of finding a quiet place to sit down, relax and enjoy your meal in peace.

Tip 4: Gandhi once said that you should drink your food. Meaning the food we eat should be digested in the mouth before it reaches the stomach. Many people do not take the time to chew their food properly. They swallow whole chunks of food which does nothing but put more stress on an already over worked digestive system. Chew your food slowly and savour every flavour of the food you eat. Chewing slowly has many benefits because it enables your digestive to get the maximum amount of nutrients out of your food. It also avoids the risk of undigested food getting trapped and bunging up your intestinal tracts where toxins can breed.

Tip 5: Eating food and drinking liquids that are either too hot or too cold can affect the balance of your body. Different temperatures that are extreme can weaken the functions of the organs such as the spleen. If you eat very hot food then you can actually burn the sensitive membrane on the surface of your mouth and stomach lining. Over time this can lead to serious health complications. Before you put any food or drink to your mouth make sure it is not too hot or cold before you swallow.