Archive for April, 2012

How to Get Rid of a Double Chin

Posted on April 30, 2012 with No Comments

A lot of people think that as long as you take care of your figure and do not become overweight that they will avoid the double chin; that belief is false. There are many things that can cause a person to get a double chin and although a weight problem is one of them, there is also the possibility of getting it due to genetics. Another myth that you should discard is that a double chin will go away the moment that you lose the excess weight. That is also false.  Here are several things to consider for how to get rid of a double chin.

Skin Care Products

Dermanecx Neck Firming Cream

Dermanecx Neck Cream

Because a double chin is a very common problem you will find that a lot of products promise help in getting rid of it. The problem is that there has yet been a product that has been clinically proven to get rid of problems in the area. Some of the creams for the neck, chin and chest do show progress according to the users, so the skin care products should not be thought of as a false promise. Read over these neck cream reviews to get a better understanding what each product does and it’s effectiveness.

Tightening wrinkles on the neck and reducing the double chin is possible via the use of products, but the change will not necessarily be as big as you may expect. Your satisfaction with the results may depend on how much of a double chin you have. In prevent, these products are often at their best. Other products, such as special wraps, you have to wear for long periods of time so they can become uncomfortable to the person wearing them.

Weight Control

As stated before, losing weight is not a guarantee that the double chin will disappear but it is a great start and in most cases beneficial overall. It depends on the reason you have the double chin. If the problem is genetics you may find that even when your body reaches the optimal shape, the difference will be minimal. There is also the possibility of hanging skin if the weight loss is too fast. The good news is that you can take care of hanging skin by having a tuck. You should talk to your dermatologist for any options that you may have if after exercising you still have the double chin. There are some exercises that you could do to tighten the area or you could opt for a surgical procedure that could help you get rid of the double chin altogether.

Exercises

Exercises are effective provided that two things are true; the first thing is that you are consistent with the exercises. The exercises have to be done at the recommended schedule every day or they will not work. The second thing that has to be true is that the double chin has to be caused by fat muscles and not by genetics. The exercises will usually involve the constant lifting of the skin from the chest area. You will also need to close and open your mouth at the right time as to pull the skin to get rid of the double chin. A double chin is a common problem, but it is not one that you have to live with.

What Causes Psoriasis?

Posted on April 24, 2012 with No Comments

There are different theories about what causes of psoriasis. None have been empirically or otherwise proven to be the cause of this burdensome disease. Some evidence suggests that it is polygenically hereditary or at least familial as some patients appear within the same families. The most frequently mentioned HLA types with psoriasis are HLA-B13, HLA-B17 and HLA-Cw6.  A relatively small percentage of people are affected with it, but for those who are, life can be miserable without relief. Psoriasis has no gender preference, attacking men and women at the same rate.

Pathogenesis Of Psoriasis

Psoriasis

Common Skin Psoriasis

A determination has been made that psoriasis may be the result of a complement-mediated process in the stratum corneum, which is the outermost layer of the epidermis. When there is damage to this layer by some type of injury, antibodies may form as a natural process of the body’s reaction to some damage.

These antigens may then interact with self-antibodies and activate the complement cascade. This will then result in the activation of neutrophils which then release an enzyme that activates more antigens, starting a cycle of repair and calling for more neutrophils. This process causes the thickening and eventual sloughing off of the old skin while the new skin underneath is still in the formation process. Another theory focuses more on hypersensitivity of cytokine stimulation and receptor expression. Much research still needs to be done to come up with a definitive cause which would probably be very helpful in finding a cure.

Who Is Afflicted With This Disease?

As mentioned, men and women alike can have psoriasis. There are certain ages of onset. The early onset is usually around eight years old in children. In adults, the peak age is about twenty-two years old. Older adults are not spared either. Late onset can be around fifty-five. In the U.S. alone, there are between three to five million people with psoriasis. Indians of North- and South American extraction seem to be spared or have an incident of psoriasis so low that it is statistically insignificant. Low incidents have been reported among Japanese, Eskimos and West Africans as well.

Treatment For Psoriasis

Immunosuppressive drugs can send psoriasis into remission. Obviously, the type of treatment prescribed for a patient will depend on the patient’s age. If the patient is a child, he or she will not be subjected to the same chemical therapy as an adult. Other factors to be considered before making a treatment plan are the type of psoriasis that is to be treated. If plaques are only in specific areas like the palms and the soles, this will be handled differently than when the entire body is involved. Also, the kind of treatment cream a patient had received before must be considered.  Several products are available over the counter that have been proven to be effective. Scytera is a tar foam is a popular treatment for psoriasis.  Tar has a long history of improving symptoms of psoriasis while reducing reoccurrence.

Other medical conditions present in the patients play a major role in how psoriasis can be treated. The treatment for the mildest kind of psoriasis, when only a few spots on the body are affected, can be implemented by the family doctor. For the rest of the patients with psoriasis, a dermatologist should be seen. Therapy can include; Ultraviolet Light treatment, PUVA or psoralen and ultra violet A radiation treatment, or the use of an immunosuppressant like cyclosporine as well as cancer therapy drugs like methotrexate. Also, many creams and sprays have been shown effective for retarding symptoms.  Several ingredients that work especially well are Aloe, seaweed extract, and Borage Oil.

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