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Taking the Kerala Ayurveda legacy to a global level

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Ayurveda

Ayurveda is widely known as the oldest healing and wellness science in the world, with its origins dating back more than 5,000 years ago in India. Despite the rapid progress made by modern medicine, Ayurveda has stood the test of time as it focuses on addressing the root cause of a problem instead of just treating the symptoms. In India, Kerala is the state which has been at the forefront of globalizing the lesser-known benefits and secrets of Ayurveda to the globe. There are many organizations involved in Ayurveda in Kerala, but the contributions made by the Kerala Ayurveda Academy stand unparalleled.

The world-famous Kerala Ayurveda Academy is a brainchild of the Kerala Ayurveda Limited (KAL), which is a full-spectrum Ayurveda Company that is working towards preserving the rich heritage of Ayurveda and spreading its knowledge across the world. KAL has won numerous awards and recognitions for its efforts including the coveted award for the Herbal Company of the Year (2016) by ASSOCHAM and the Kerala State award of Productivity (1991) by Kerala State Productivity Council.

Professionals in Ayurvedic medicine group these five elements into three categories called doshas.

The doshas are Vata or space and air; pita or fire and kappa or earth and water. Professionals believe that diseases are caused by an excess of one or more of these elements. For example, someone with a cold might be found to have excess kappa. On the other hand, the acidity (heartburn, acid) represents an excess of pita

In Ayurvedic medicine, treatments are aimed at restoring balance by decreasing excess elements and increasing others.

Someone with a cold could be given a burning herb such as garlic and could be told to stop consuming dairy products, as these produce kappa.

Ayurveda emphasizes the psychological, social, and spiritual causes of illness. Professionals believe that almost all illnesses are based on unhappiness, which usually manifests itself in the form of stress and confusion about the purpose of life.

Many Ayurvedic techniques, such as meditation, are aimed at relieving stress and restoring clarity to that purpose.

When choosing a professional, look for someone who has undergone extensive training at an Ayurvedic school in the United States or India and who knows how to do ‘pulse diagnosis’. The professional should give you many recommendations regarding your lifestyle in addition to directing herbal treatments.

Kerala Ayurveda

[Foray into the USA]

Driven by the mission to take Ayurveda to the world, KAL forayed into the USA by setting up the Kerala Ayurveda Academy. Through the academy, the organization actively engaged the local communities and spread awareness regarding the various benefits of Ayurveda. Not only did they introduce USFDA approved Ayurveda products in the market but they also offered training and education courses in Ayurveda for the interested individuals. A wide range of certification programs is also available for individuals interested in a career in Ayurveda. Numerous individuals have found the health benefits of Ayurveda through the Kerala Ayurveda Academy and are actively making a change in the lives of other people.

[Research Initiatives]

Instead of just relying on the written Ayurveda text, the organization is actively engaged in pioneering research in various facets of Ayurveda. Kerala Ayurveda has partnered with various research and educational institutes like Nag Research Laboratories (NRL), Asthagiri Herbal Research Foundation (AHRF), Banaras Hindu University, Tata Global Beverages for scientific research and product development. With proven health benefits, the products offered by the KAL have found global recognition, which helped in winning the Kerala Brand Leadership Awards 2019 by Dr R. L. Bhatia, Founder World CSR Day & World Sustainability.

The active pursuit of the organization to popularize Kerala Ayurveda across the globe has received great impetus in a short period of time. KAL is expected to take Ayurveda to other countries as well and turn it into a health movement with its efforts.

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Mystery of Fibroids!

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Mystery of Fibroids!

Do you know that 80% of all women develop fibroids till the age of 50, although, most of them remain asymptomatic? If fibroids are this much common, you must have some knowledge about this disease. So,

What are fibroids?

Fibroids are basically abnormal growth in the female uterus.

It is the most common occurring benign tumor of the female genital tract but it does not receive that much ‘respect’ probably because its clinical incidence is almost half of its histological incidence.

What are the types of fibroids?

It can be subserosal, intramural, or submucosal if it is present outside on the surface of the body; in the middle/muscular layer; or inside just below the mucosa, of the uterus, respectively.

Subserosal fibroids are termed as pedunculated if they grow with a stalk-like projection.

What are the causes of fibroids?

Causes of fibrosis are not that much clear, however, following fit the best;

  • Mostly due to high levels of estrogen and progesterone in the body. (These hormones are involved in the regeneration of uterus lining after menstruation, and that’s why their excess production causes abnormal growths in the uterus.)
  • Genetics. fibroids run in families
  • Deficiency of micronutrients like vitamin D (as it inhibits cellular proliferation and extracellular matrix production in fibroids)

What puts you at risk of fibroids?

You may be at risk if you have,

  • >30 years of age
  • Positive family history
  • Pregnancy
  • African-American
  • Vitamin D deficiency – etc.

What are the symptoms?

It depends…. If you have submucosal fibroids, you may experience profuse menstrual bleeding. On the other hand, if growths are small or developed after menopause, you may remain asymptomatic.

Symptoms may include,

  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Prolonged menstrual phase
  • Pelvic pain
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Frequent micturition (urination)
  • Constipation

So, if you are in your 40s, and are having abnormally prolonged and profuse menstruation with pelvic pain, go see your doctor. You may have fibroids.

How are the fibroids diagnosed?

Gynecologists can diagnose fibroids on pelvic examination but they may need more test for confirmation like,

  • Ultrasound
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the pelvis – it gives a clearer picture of the condition of the uterus, as well as other pelvic organs like ovaries, etc.

How to treat fibroids?

Treatment options relate to the severity of symptoms but medications are typically the first line of therapy while invasive surgery is definitive but should be last resort.

  • Medications
    • For suppressing the symptoms of fibroids, you can take anti-inflammatory drugs (like ibuprofen), pain killers, etc.
    • For shrinking fibroids, you can use Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone (GnRH) agonist as well as the antagonist which acts by reducing estrogen/progesterone levels, and decreasing production of FSH/LH, respectively.
  • Surgery

If medications are not giving good results or the fibroids are large, surgeons perform,

  • Myomectomy – limited removal of the uterus, typically only the muscular layer
  • Hysterectomy – complete removal of the uterus in which case, you will not be able to bear a child again.
  • Minimally invasive: Uterine fibroid embolization
    • A newer treatment option that is gaining traction and involves targeted blood flow reduction of fibroid leading to its shrinkage and ultimate expulsion from the body.
    • This therapy is now available in an office setting as well in select geographies. Five Clinics, specializing in the treatment of Fibroids and Veins is one such center in central Ohio delivering this cutting edge treatment in an office. More information at www.fiveclinics.com

1)National Uterine Fibroids Foundation. (2010). Retrieved July 22, 2020, from http://nuff.org/health_statistics.htm

2)Okolo, S. (2008). Incidence, etiology, and epidemiology of uterine fibroids. Best practice & research Clinical obstetrics & gynecology22(4), 571-588.

3)Baird, D. D., Hill, M. C., Schectman, J. M., & Hollis, B. W. (2013). Vitamin D and risk of uterine fibroids. Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.)24(3), 447.

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Traps to avoid if you are considering Coolsculpting singapore to freeze fat.

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Coolsculpt Singapore

Imagine passing a high end branded watch, and at only a fraction of the regular retail price, will you ever think it might be a replica?

High fashion houses produce four seasons of Haute couture annually, and it sets itself to compete replicas flooding in the small lanes in some countries and online shops. It is usual for any consumer to consider it worthy of purchasing it. The worst that could happen will be embarrassing, to be discovered wearing a fake branded watch. The same could not be said for aesthetic beauty treatments. The damage might not just be a loss of face, but rather it is about the efficacy, the safety standards and ultimately, your health.

CoolSculpting Singapore is an FDA-approved, non-invasive treatment to carefully and successfully minimize Fat in targeted locations such as the lower abdominal area and love deals with by using sophisticated innovation by zeltiq USA. Fat freezes at a lower temperature level than skin, muscles and surrounding tissues and this is the core science behind the innovation of fat freezing understood clinically as cryolipolysis.

The Fat merely does not break down as anticipated.
You might end up with lumpiness over the dealt with locations if the freezing is not done evenly.
If the temperature level is chillier than meant, you might experience cold burns of the overlying skin, an issue not seen with the initial Coolsculpting innovation due to its integrated security system and strenuous screening before it was even introduced for public intake.

Effectiveness.

Double sculpting drastically minimizes clients’ time invested for the treatment procedure, enabling them to get their fat decrease treatment and accomplish their body shaping improvement even more rapidly. As even smaller sized frame women are not immune to undesirable persistent pockets of Fat, we have included the freshly established CoolAdvantage Petite applicators to provide us with the total collection, resolving the differing shape shaping requirements of anybody, regardless of shape or size.

Experience.

CoolSculpting was very first authorized by the FDA for the treatment of targeted weight loss in 2010 and is readily available at Dr Cindy’s Medical Aesthetics since 2012. Our CoolSculpting therapists have been extensively trained by cool sculpt with a continuing upgrade of understanding to much better satisfy your fat freezing requirements. Besides, complementary shape forming techniques are readily available at our centre to improve the outcomes of your body contouring efforts.

To boost the result of CoolSculpting, reducing the healing duration with much better outcome evident previously, CoolSculpting Plus integrates CoolSculpting with X-Wave, an FDA authorized treatment from Zeltiq. X-Wave is carried out instantly over the cured location( s) with an add-on benefit, using acoustic shockwaves treatment to boost lymphatic drain and slow blood flow for much better removal and metabolic process of the passing away fat cells.
Backed up by clinical research studies and checked by medical professionals, X-Lift engages the FDA authorized Exilis Ultra 360 system to supply an innovative, non-surgical option to raise and tighten up drooping, loose skin over a location( s) treated with CoolSculpting. By engaging a distinct mix of ultrasound waves and radiofrequency (RF) to warm up skin to different depths methodically, X-Lift body increases the outcomes attainable with CoolScultping alone, leading to both fat decrease and skin tightening up. Circumferential decrease, cellulite smoothening and textural gains are a few of the reported advantages with constant usage.

Dr Cindy’s Medical Aesthetics is inducted as a member of “CLUB 200” by the certified principal. This honour acknowledges centres that finished 500 or more cycles of CoolSculpting treatments in the year 2019 alone.

CoolSculpting  Freeze and Expel Fat.

CoolSculpting Singapore is an FDA-approved, non-invasive treatment to carefully and successfully decrease Fat in targeted locations such as the lower abdominal area and love manages by using sophisticated zelitiq from USA. Fat freezes at a lower temperature level than skin, muscles and surrounding tissues and this is the core science behind the innovation of fat freezing understood clinically as cryolipolysis. Double sculpting drastically minimizes clients’ time invested for the treatment procedure, permitting them to get their fat decrease treatment and accomplish their body, shaping change even more rapidly. The FDA very first authorized CoolSculpting for the treatment of targeted fat loss in 2010. Our CoolSculpting therapist consists of nurses and medical professionals trained and licensed with a continuing upgrade of understanding to much better fulfil your fat freezing requirements.

As our body contouring slogan states all of it -” If you can pinch it, we can cool sculpt it.”.

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The Difference Between Anti-Wrinkle Injections & Fillers

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The Difference Between Anti

Aging is a natural phenomenon that every human being has to go through. It is an inevitable process that pushes you into a new phase of life. However, the one factor of aging which no one is fond of is its effect on the skin.

As you age, your skin, which is the largest organ of the human body, undergoes a significant change. A few instances of these changes include sagging skin, wrinkles, and the loss of skin volume and elasticity.

Though you cannot stop aging, you can surely make aging look good on you by going for anti-aging treatments available in the market today. When it comes to anti-aging treatments, the most prominent treatment options are anti-wrinkle injections and fillers. They are the first choice of many seasoned dermatologists for two simple reasons- they are non-intrusive and involve no downtime for the patient.

However, this doesn’t mean that they are the same things as they both are used to tend to different aging problems. Before we dive into their differences, let us first understand them in detail:

Anti-wrinkle injections

Anti-wrinkle injections work their magic by relaxing the muscles of the face that are responsible for giving way to lines and wrinkles. When injected, the purified proteins in them stop the chemical signals from the nerves that are responsible for muscle contraction. With no movement of these muscles, the wrinkles are toned down and reduced.

They provide good results over a period of time and hence, are one of the most prominent anti-aging treatments in the world today. Here are a few more pointers about this treatment:

  • The results of this injection are short-term and last for about 3-4 months.
  • Regular touch up sessions are required to maintain the acquired results.

The use of these injections is not recommended if the patient has delicate facial muscles.

Fillers

Also referred to as dermal fillers, the primary objective of filler treatment is to revitalise the fullness and volume of the face. The most common applications of fillers are in punctured cheeks, hollows under the eyes, and in folds around the mouth.

These fillers mostly use hyaluronic acid, which is also naturally produced by our bodies. This acid aims to keep the skin hydrated and maintain its volume. However, with aging, the production of this acid reduces.

After the filler treatment, the skin gets revitalized with elasticity, hydration, and volume. Some more important facts about this treatment are:

  • The results of dermal fillers last for about 2 years or more.
  • Regular touch up sessions is only required after 2 years or more, as the case may be.

Now, since you know what these treatments are and what they do, let’s come on to the main question:

What is the difference between anti-wrinkle injections & fillers?

If you read about anti-wrinkle injections and fillers in the details above, you can effortlessly sort out the differences between these treatments. But the most straightforward way to spell out the difference between anti-wrinkle injections and fillers is:

The anti-wrinkle injections are used to relax muscles and reduce wrinkles, while fillers are used to restore skin volume and amplify features.

Other differences between anti-wrinkle injections & fillers include:

  • Anti-wrinkle injections use a purified form of protein, while fillers use hyaluronic acid.
  • The effects of anti-wrinkle injections last for 3 to 4 months, while the effects of fillers last for up to 2 years or more.
  • Anti-wrinkle injections require regular touch-ups, while filler injections don’t.

Whether you choose anti-wrinkle or filler injections, they both provide several benefits to their users. The effectiveness of both these treatments depends upon your dermatologist.

Get the best treatments for all your skin problems from the city’s best dermatologists to get your treatment done to ensure that your appearance is in good hands!

 

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