Problems Associated With Big Breasts And When To Consider Female Breast Reduction

Although most magazines, television shows and other forms of social entertainment portray big breasts as being great assets, they fail to mention and point out the problems associated with them. This means that most women with low self-esteem due to their small breasts become more and more interested in breast augmentation. There are thus an increased number of women with double D’s.

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Big breasts are associated with a couple of health problems some which may necessitate the consideration of female breast reduction . The major health problem associated with big and heavy breasts is the pain associated with them. The pain does not seem to fade even if one uses a well-fitting and supportive brassiere. The pain is usually felt on the areas that take the strain the most when supporting the breasts; these include the back, neck and shoulders. These may lead to constant headaches if not attended to.

Another health factor associated with large breasts is nerve problems. This arises when the heaviness of the breasts leads to a change in posture in order to accommodate this weight and thus leads to stretching of the nerves. Finally, the damaged nerves cause tingling, numbness and twitching especially in the arms and hands. This can be quite a nuisance.

Like most intertriginous areas of the body, the region under big breasts is prone to skin problems. This area provides an optimum environment for the growth and progression of infectious organisms. The region is usually sweaty and the rubbing of breast against chest generates a lot of heat the region is thus hard to keep dry. The most common problems include yeast infections and bacterial infections.

Most big breasted women also complain of the inability to participate in sports that require certain movements such as yoga or playing golf. Also a problem is the fact that they have to be really careful when choosing what to wear, this restrictiveness may hamper one from enjoying their life.

Thus, to help reduce these problems, most people are advised to consider breast reduction options. Reduction mammoplasty is the medical term used to refer to breast reduction to fit one’s body mass index.  The procedure
is relatively safe but can have some glitches like all surgical procedures. To reduce these, one should quit smoking and should lose weight before the surgery. The surgery does not however prevent the growth of the breasts due to hormonal processes.

If you have above average breast size, have you ever considered undergoing this process?

Guest post written by Julie Parks


Lemon and Tomato for that Youthful Glow


If you had a penny for every time your mom or grandma told you to eat your vegetables when you were a kid, you’d probably be filthy rich by now. What they didn’t tell you back then, was that some veggies- when applied directly to your skin- can almost miraculously give you that flawlessly smooth and supple skin models would kill for. From the plethora of wonder fruits and veggies, the combination which proves to be good for your skin is the lemon and tomato.

tomatoes are good for the skinTomatoes are naturally rich in Lycopene- a phytochemical which not only gives the tomato its red color, but also acts as an antioxidant which slows down the process of skin aging. Combine this with lemon juice which is rich in Vitamins A and C, and you’ve got a power product for your skin. This marriage between antioxidants and vitamins- and not that cute hunk around the block- is responsible for that rosy glow on your skin. They help exfoliate your skin, and get rid of unflattering dead skin cells.

Other than a diet rich in fruits and veggies, you can push your pimple-fighting regimen along with this lemon-tomato face rub: sprinkle some lemon juice on a few slices of tomato, and cool inside the fridge for at least 30 minutes. After rinsing your face and neck with plain water, dab it dry and then rub the tomato slices on your skin. Leave the tomato-lemon rub on your skin for fifteen minutes, then rinse and pat dry. You should begin to see results in a week. If the lemon juice irritates your skin, you can sprinkle less on the tomatoes.

Lemon itself is is good in killing bacteria, add a bit of honey and your skin will get a good moisturized look in no time. To do this, you’ll need one tablespoon of lemon juice squeezed in a bowl wit one table spoon of honey applied to your face and left for like 10 to 15 minutes. Get a warm wash cloth to remove the the mask (lemon-honey combo) by wiping it off.

tomato lemon for skinAnother recommended home-remedy concoction for the face is the tomato-sugar scrub. To do this, slice off a tomato and sprinkle with about 2-3 tablespoons of sugar.  Scrub this all over your face giving more attention on any troubled spots that need extra exfoliation. Leave this on your face/neck for about 10 minutes and then rinse off with warm water then towel dry.

Whatever the reason for your breakouts- humidity or hormones- the key to fighting those blemishes is in prevention. You can keep breakouts at bay with a cheaper alternative to skin care, such as this lemon tomato combo. Caring for your skin need not burn a hole in your wallet. With a few ingredients in your kitchen, you can greatly improve the condition of your skin.


HIIT – Do it Anywhere Workout

Higher, faster, better, stronger… I guess man will always want to push himself to the limit and try things which will enhance his physique. Whether it’s human nature or just me, I know for a fact that after having accomplished one thing, I always want to step up and dip my fingers into the next better thing.

Awhile back, I dabbled in Interval Training, and loved every bit of it. That’s like jogging for 2 minutes then walking the next. I seemed to thrive on those short workouts, and was keeping me fit which delighted me like a kid in a toy store. The fact that these exercises paid off has motivated me to go a step up in the fitness ladder and try out the next higher level- High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). Simply put, this refers to any type of workout which switches between intense bursts of activity and periods of less intense activity or total rest.

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If you find yourself nodding in agreement and wanting to try this out too, here are some of the benefits of HIIT.

It doesn’t take time. HIIT is perfect for those who don’t seem to have enough hours in a day to do stuff. You can squeeze in some HIIT workout during your lunch break, as you will only need 15 minutes to do some interval training. As a start, you can run as fast as you can for one minute, then walk for the next. Do that 2-minute interval five times, and you’ve got your 15-minute fat-melting workout. Do this three times a week, and you’ve improved your aerobic capacity just as much as the next person who has done 6-8 weeks of endurance training.

You burn more fat. When you exert more energy using HIIT, your body repair cycle works in overdrive. This means that your body continues to burn calories for up to 24 hours after your workout.

It increases metabolism. More than the fat-burning benefits, HIIT also intensifies the levels of the human growth hormone or HGH in the body. This is responsible for burning calories and upping your metabolism.

HIIT is a do-anywhere, no-equipment type of workout which proves to challenge even the most seasoned athlete. If you’re someone who wants to see results fast, then this may very well be the best exercise regimen for you.


How do Kidneys Function?

Every internal organ is extremely important that requires a person to take care of them by following some doctor’s advice, medications, having a healthy diet and regular exercise. Among these organs, kidneys play a crucial role in making sure that the blood circulating around the body is free from any bad bacteria, waste products and other harmful substances. On a daily basis, about 20 percent of the blood passes through the kidneys to clean it purposely. And there are 2 quarts of waste products that are being sifted from the blood prior it is allowed to return to usual circulation. Some people tend to neglect to take good care of their kidneys because they are not fully educated about the role that kidneys play in the body.

Each of the pair of kidneys is composed of millions of tinier units, or most commonly referred to as nephrons. These nephrons consist of a very small blood vessel intertwisted with a small tubule which is responsible for collecting the urine. And as the blood passes through the millions of nephrons, there is an interaction between the blood vessel and tubule. The result of this complex interaction is the effective elimination of waste products in the blood. These wastes are the ones found in the urinary tract and end up excreted in the urine, which is the reason why people most commonly say that the urine is filled with bacteria and other harmful organisms. In adding more to this, kidneys also perform other functions like keeping maintenance of the right concentrations of important substances and ion components in the blood. Other functions include the following:

  • Kidneys keep maintenance of the acid-base component of the blood
  • Regulation of the blood composition
  • Keeping blood pressure at a normal level
  • Maintain the right calcium level that the body needs
  • Help in promoting the growth of red blood cells (RBCs)

Nephrologists like Dr. Paul Frymoyer make all necessary efforts to educate their patients about the risks of having kidney disease. They provide pieces of advice consistently to ensure patients’ safety. However, although this kind of efforts have been done, there are over 310,000 Americans still suffer from kidney failure and other kidney diseases. A lot of studies also showed that an average person has a 1 percent chance (out of 10) in developing kidney stones some time in his or her lifetime. So, it is advisable to visit a doctor regularly to be able to identify any kidney disease at the earliest stages possible. People need to take care of their health and pay close attention to kidneys as well because every internal organ performs crucial functions.

To maintain a health kidney, specialists like Dr. Paul Frymoyer would advice their patients to have a much healthier diet and increase water intake to take good advantage of the benefits of kidney cleanse. Water fasting is also a good way to cleanse the kidney and help it function effectively. This involves larger quantities of water intake, to detoxify the kidneys.


Andrea is a registered dialysis nurse who had taken hours of training for kidney care. Her younger brother is a dialysis patient. Doctor Paul Frymoyer is one of her inspirations to continue serving patients with kidney diseases.   

Why Smokers Switch to Ecigarette

Smoking tobacco has always been a major source of health complications in both men and women before the introduction of the ecigarette. According to health studies, tobacco smokers are normally under a great risk of getting lung and heart disorders due to the harmful soot created by the tobacco when puffed. Things become even worse when non-smokers are also affected by the smoke released by active smokers in what is normally known as passive smoking. This has led to the rise of ecigarettes which are considered to be the safest way of smoking. A recent study carried out by health experts also reveal that many smokers are now switching to ecigarettes due to their numerous benefits.There are various motives why cigarette or tobacco smokers switch to these e-cigs. The top 4 reasons are as follows:

Most smokers are faced with numerous restrictions especially when they try to smoke in public. Nowadays, it is against the law to smoke in the office, coffee shops, parks or other public areas simply because of the threat of affecting passive smokers. However, electronic cigarettes can be smoked anywhere because they do not burn. They only release vapor that is not harmful to the health of active and passive smokers.

Health concerns
Most tobacco manufacturers normally provide a particular warning to smokers regarding the health risks associated with smoking tobacco. Such warnings rarely prevent the smokers from smoking traditional cigarettes therefore endangering their internal body organs such as the lungs, liver, heart and kidney. The introduction of electronic cigarettes is aimed at eliminating the health risks since the vapor is harmless but it still maintains the nicotine flavor. This option is very suitable for those types of smokers who find it difficult to quit this habit yet they are still concerned with their health. The harmless vapor does not clog the arteries and besides, it does not form a layer of soot like it is the case with traditional cigarettes.

It is always easy to identify a smoker just by the smell. This can be embarrassing especially in the workplace where you will be required to interact with your fellow employees, superiors or even the clients. Some smokers lose their jobs mainly because of the unpleasant tobacco odor that ruins the relationship between employees and their clients. This is one of the major reasons why smokers are now switching to electronic cigarettes because they are odorless yet they still have the same feeling and taste of an ordinary cigarette. As an employee, you can smoke the electronic cigarette at your free time and go back to the office without any strange odor.

Cost effective
Electronic cigarettes help in saving cash because they are less harmful to one’s health. Most tobacco smokers normally face a lot of complications such as coughing and difficulty in breathing. Such health complications require a lot of cash to treat but this can be avoided by smoking electronic cigarettes. Besides, most of them are cheap and rechargeable therefore providing a financial reprieve for smokers.

These are the major reasons why smokers switch to electronic cigarettes. If you are a habitual smoker, always bear in mind that your health comes first before anything else. These cigarettes give you the chance to smoke safely especially when you find it hard to quit this habit.

Sherry McLarson is a professional health writer and editor for online magazines and forums that aim at sensitizing the public about general hygiene, fitness and healthy living. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and currently, she is researching a project about the health benefits of the ecigarette  and its impact on the lives of smokers.