Explained: Can gel manicures cause skin cancer?

Getting a gel manicure may be less safe than many think. Image used for representational purposes/Pixabay

There is no greater joy than getting the perfect gel polish manicure — imagine those beautifully shaped nails with the perfect nail paint! However, this want for perfect nails could be harmful to our health.

A study published in Nature Communications has now found that the UV-nail polish dryers used during a gel manicure can damage DNA and lead to cancer-causing mutations in the human cells.

Let’s take a closer look at what the study has revealed and if we should forgo such manicures?

What the study found

Researchers at the University of California at San Diego and University of Pittsburgh exposed human and mice cell lines to ultra violet light from nail dryers. The findings showed that after a single 20-minute exposure, 20 to 30 per cent of the cells died, and after three consecutive 20-minute exposures 65 to 70 per cent of the cells died.

Senior author Ludmil Alexandrov said researchers cannot conclude, based on the study, that these dryers increase cancer risks. Scientists would need to conduct a large-scale epidemiological study to quantify the changes in cancer risk in the general population.

“But we very clearly see that it does negatively affect cells, and it damages DNA,” said Alexandrov, an associate professor of cellular and molecular medicine at the UC-San Diego.

The study also found that UV lights may cause DNA damage over time. “We also saw that some of the DNA damage does not get repaired over time, and lead to mutations after every exposure with a UV-nail polish dryer. Lastly, we saw that exposure may cause mitochondrial dysfunction, which may also result in additional mutations. We looked at patients with skin cancers, and we see the exact same patterns of mutations in these patients that were seen in the irradiated cells,” said Alexandrov about the study and the findings.

Wait, but how are manicures linked to UV lights?

For the uninitiated, a gel manicure is a service that uses a gel-based polish. Nail artists have lauded gel manicures over the regular ones, as they are more durable. While regular polish can chip as quickly as two to three days, a gel typically stays chip-free for weeks. Besides lasting longer, gel manicures are super shiny, and feel sturdier.

Most of the steps in getting a gel manicure are the same as the traditional one, but after painting the gel nail on to the nails, it is cured with an ultraviolet or LED light to help lock it in place for long-lasting wear. Each coat of gel polish is needed to be cured for about 30 to 60 seconds at a time.

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It is this step that has raised concerns among many — the exposure to ultraviolet radiation.

Dr Chris Adigun, a dermatologist in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, who specialises in nail disorders, explained to Today.com, “Gels, by definition, need a UVA exposure to polymerise. So if there’s no UVA, there is no gel manicure.”

The UVA rays are the most mutagenic wave length range of the UV spectrum, penetrating the skin more deeply than UVB rays and playing a role in skin cancer development and premature skin aging such as wrinkles and sun spots.

UV light concerns

Exposure to UV light comes has various health risks, which have been cited in the past too. New York-based dermatologists Dr Joshua Zeichner, MD, explains that excessive exposure to ultraviolet light, even in the form of a nail polish dryer, can increase the risk of the exposed skin to premature ageing. The skin on the hand is also thinner than other parts of the body, which means it’s able to lose elasticity faster and age at a much more rapid rate, he explained to Brides.com.

Dr Kavita Mariwalla, a New York City-based board-certified dermatologist, told InStyle that that though UV dryers may not be equivalent to sitting out in the sun unprotected, it’s still important to exercise some caution.

“Although a weekly or twice a month gel manicure in and of itself likely won’t cause skin cancer, if you are a regular and have been doing it for years and years then I think you may notice more freckling on your hands,” she notes.

In gel manicures, it is cured with an ultraviolet or LED light to help lock it in place for long-lasting wear. Each coat of gel polish is needed to be cured for about 30 to 60 seconds at a time. Pixabay

How to prevent UV damage

Dermatologists have suggested some precautions to reduce health risks. They suggest that people cover their hands and fingers with a garment that has a UPF (ultraviolet protection factor) rating, whether it’s a glove with the tips cut off, a shirt or a scarf.

The American Academy of Dermatology also recommends applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher to your hands before getting a gel manicure.

The bottom line? Just remember that at the end of the day, you’re still exposing your hands to UV rays repeatedly when you go in for gel manicures. So maybe it’s time to limit the gel manicures to special occasions.

With inputs from agencies

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Jacinda Ardern’s resignation as New Zealand PM puts the spotlight on burnout: How severe can it be?

“I know what this job takes, and I know that I no longer have enough in the tank to do it justice. It’s that simple.”

With these words, 42-year-old Jacinda Ardern announced her decision to step down as New Zealand’s prime minister after serving for almost six years in the office. The leader, who made history by becoming the youngest ever prime minister of the country, said the decision to stand down came during a reflective summer and with an election looming this October, she saw no need to prolong her departure. “I had hoped that I would find what I needed to carry on over that period. But unfortunately, I haven’t, and I would be doing a disservice to New Zealand to continue,” she said with choked back tears.

Looking to exit by 7 February, Ardern steered New Zealand through turmoil; the COVID-19 pandemic and the consequent recession, the Christchurch mosque shooting and the White Island volcanic eruption.

Ardern, speaking to the media said that her time in office had been the “most fulfilling” of her life, but leading the country during “crisis” had been difficult. “These events… have been taxing because of the weight, the sheer weight and continual nature of them. There’s never really been a moment where it’s ever felt like we were just governing.”

In her concluding statement, she added that she now looked forward to spending time with her family — her husband Clarke Timothy Gayford and their four-year-old daughter Neve. “Arguably, they are the ones that have sacrificed the most out of all of us.”

While she may not have mentioned the word burnout, it is all but evident that the soon-to-be retired prime minister was alluding to it. Professor Sir Cary Cooper, who just published a book, Burnout In The Workplace, said to SkyNews: “She said ‘the tank is empty’ – that’s burnout. It’s unfortunate we don’t get enough of people saying that who are in leadership. Instead, they carry on and carry on, or when they do leave they give some other excuse.”

But what is burnout? How does it affect the body? Who suffers from it? Here’s what we know.

What is a burnout?

In 2019, the World Health Organization defined burnout as an occupational phenomenon. It is not classified as a medical condition.

The world health agency said that burnout is a syndrome conceptualised as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed. Health experts point out that it is very important to note that stress and burnout are two very different conditions.

Some studies have shown that stress can help boost a person’s motivation, improving their mental performance in the short run. However, there’s nothing positive about a burnout. As mental health trainer Tania Diggory explained to MedicalNewsToday, “The difference between burnout and work related stress is the point at which it becomes a serious health issue. High volumes of stress over a long period of time can lead to exhaustion and, therefore, burnout.”

The three symptoms to identify this phenomenon are: feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion, increased mental distance from job, including negativity or cynicism and reduced sense of professional competence.

Psychologists and mental health experts report that most people who suffer from a burnout typically equate it with a cold — believing that one day of rest will make everything better. However, that’s not the case.

Work burnout is a pervasive trend across the world. Microsoft’s 2022 Work Trend Index stated that 48 per cent of employees and 53 per cent of managers globally reported that they were burned out at work in 2022. Image used for representational purposes/Pixabay

Left untreated, burnout can cause people to become depressed, anxious, and distracted, which can impact not only their work relationships, but their personal interactions, too. When stress reaches an all-time high, it’s harder to regulate emotions like sadness, anger, and guilt, which may result in panic attacks, anger outbursts, and substance use.

The term burnout earned prominence in the 1970s by American psychologist Herbert Freudenberger. In 1974, he published a paper titled Staff Burn-Out in an academic journal. In the paper, Freudenberger asked, “Who is prone to burn-out?” His answer: “The dedicated and the committed.”

While his analysis of burnout was unscientific, it did lay the groundwork for further studies on the condition and put the focus on the phenomenon, which is rampant across the world today.

In Jacinda Ardern’s case, the burnout could have been because of the demanding nature of her job as well as dealing with the negativity she had to encounter. Some experts say that the sustained attacks on her character, the threats against her life must have contributed to Ardern’s decision to step down. As Neale Jones, political commentator and Ardern’s former chief of staff, told CNN, “I think that something that’s put pressure on, but I think she was quite clear that she just ran out of ran out of juice in the tank.

“She was exhausted from doing a job that was probably more intense than any job a New Zealand prime minister has done since the World War II.”

This could very well be the case as Ardern’s decision to impose one of the lengthiest COVID-lockdowns led to violent protests in March last year, with protesters setting fire to property outside the Parliament. She also received an increased number of death threats — up from 32 to 50 in 2021.

Furthermore, she constantly had to contend with gender criticism. Lara Greaves, political scientist at the University of Auckland was quoted as telling CNN, “Coverage of Ardern has long adopted a misogynistic tone. So people will kind of make fun of her appearance like people do with politicians and criticise her in a quite gendered way.”

For Jacinda Ardern, the COVID-19 lockdown, the ensuing recession and the gender criticism might have caused her to feel a burnout after serving for almost six years as prime minister. AP

What are the signs of a burnout?

Burnout doesn’t happen immediately. It’s a gradual process that builds with stressors from your job. Signs and symptoms can be subtle at first. But the longer they go unaddressed, the worse they can become, which can lead to a breakdown.

When experiencing a burnout, your body will often display certain signs. Some of them are gastrointestinal problems, high blood pressure, poor immune function (getting sick often) and recurring headaches.

Mentally, symptoms of a person suffering from a burnout are exhaustion — feeling drained and unable emotionally to deal with problems, both professional and personal. One could also start to distance themselves emotionally, feeling numb about the work and environment. Lastly, a person suffering from a burnout would have no energy for everyday tasks, making it hard for them to concentrate or handle any responsibility.

How big a problem is it?

While some may argue that burnout is a rare phenomenon and only limited to the middle and richer class, this assumption is wrong.

Work burnout is a pervasive trend across the world — with COVID-19 and work from home making the situation even worse. Data collated by Gallup in 2022 revealed that a third of all United States workers always or very often feel burned-out at work. Data from Glassdoor, where employees anonymously review the companies they work for, showed mentions of burnout are up more than 40 per cent in 2022 compared with 2019.

Moreover, Microsoft’s 2022 Work Trend Index stated that 48 per cent of employees and 53 per cent of managers globally reported that they were burned out at work in 2022.

Working from home has compounded the problem — with more people complaining of feeling burnt-out. There’s no off time and people are dreaming about work and feel like they’re never letting it go. Image used for representational purposes/Pixabay

In India too, employees complained of burnout. A McKinsey report said as many as 38 per cent of Indian employees reported burnout in the previous year — much higher than their US or UK counterparts. Even in Japan which is known for its strong work ethic, the percentage of employees who reported burnout was at 31 per cent – much lower than that in India.

The McKinsey report said that in most cases, the reason for burnout was toxic workplaces.

A Deloitte report from last year showed that the problem of burnouts is even more significant for women. The report said that 53 per cent of women say their stress levels are higher than they were a year ago, and almost half feel burned out. This burnout is a top factor driving women away from their employers: nearly 40 per cent of women actively looking for a new employer cited it as the main reason. More than half of those surveyed want to leave their employer in the next two years, and only 10 per cent plan to stay with their current employer for more than five years.

Moreover, the report revealed that 43 per cent of women shared that they do not feel comfortable discussing burnout at work, which makes the problem particularly difficult to solve.

Research and studies showed that work from home further compounded the problem — with more people complaining of feeling burnt-out. Lisa Orb?-Austin, a psychologist and executive coach in New York City, explained it succinctly to USToday, “Gone is the daily commute — and that built-in time to think about the day ahead or decompress on the way home. Now, it’s a matter of going from the bed to the couch and back again. People are dreaming about work and feel like they’re never letting it go. It’s a continuous exposure to work.”

Moreover, remote working means less interaction with colleagues and that too contributes to feeling a burnout. A report titled The Wellbeing-Engagement Paradox of 2020 by Gallup found changes in patterns of employees’ engagement and burnout. Typically, higher employee engagement results in less burnout and increased productivity and satisfaction.

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Who else has spoken out about it?

While Jacinda Ardern may be the first world leader to allude to a burnout as a reason for her stepping down, she isn’t the only one big name who has suffered from it. However, she has been praised by experts for normalising the phenomenon with Professor Cooper telling SkyNews the impact of Ardern’s candour would be “very positive”: “When you get people in a position of influence, in senior roles, saying something it has a more profound change on other people being prepared to open up themselves.”

US gymnast Simon Biles alluded to feeling burnt out when she withdrew from a number of finals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, despite being expected to equal her record-breaking medal tally from four years earlier. Biles said she had “freaked out in a high-stress situation” and had withdrawn to “focus on my well-being. There is more to life than just gymnastics.”

Jacinda Ardern isn’t the first to speak about a burnout. In 2011, Beyonce took a year off of work for her mental well-being. File image/AP

The Queen of Pop, Beyonce, too has opened up about multiple experiences with burnout over the years. She’s cancelled shows due to exhaustion, and in 2011 she took a year off of work for her mental well-being. She shared with The Sun, “It was beginning to get fuzzy – I couldn’t even tell which day or which city I was at. I would sit there at ceremonies and they would give me an award and I was just thinking about the next performance.”

Sandra Bullock, Hollywood’s Miss Congeniality, said she was taking a break from acting in 2022. “I’m so burnt out. I’m so tired, and I’m so not capable of making healthy, smart decisions,” she told the Hollywood Reporter, adding, “It was like opening up a fridge all the time and looking for something that was never in the fridge.”

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Kidney stones: Are teenagers more vulnerable?

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With the consistent change in the environment, children are at a higher risk of developing various health problems. Not many people are aware that people of all age and gender can suffer from kidney stones, including children. Earlier, it was believed that kidney stones mostly occur in the middle-aged population but in the past few decades, this condition is becoming common among young women and teenagers.

Kidney stones are developed when minerals like calcium, oxalate, phosphorus, and other elements in the urine combine and harden into a stone. These can be tiny stones that can come out with urine with adequate hydration. However, in some cases, they can also grow into large stones that require urgent medical help. Kidney stones also increase the risk of bowel disorders and urinary tract infections. It can occur due to inadequate nutrition, lack of fluid intake, and geographical location which is very hot and causes dehydration. The causes of increasing cases of kidney stones among teenagers include:

Genetics: It is one of the high-risk factors for kidney stones among teenagers. A family history of the disease and children with a history of kidney stones are more likely to develop it again.
Stagnant periods: Children who do not move around for a long time, such as after an accident or surgery have more chances of developing kidney stones than other kids. This is because during stagnation the bones may release excess calcium into the blood prompting the formation of kidney stones.
Dehydration: Lack of fluid consumption is one of the leading causes of kidney stone development. Low fluid leads to less frequent urination causing concentrated urine and its components leading to kidney stones.
High-salt intake: Extra sodium intake leads to loss of more than average calcium in the urine which increases the chances of developing kidney stones. Teenagers are more likely to have a fast food-based diet that is processed and rich in salt.
Obesity: Excess body weight is linked to insulin resistance which may increase the amount of calcium and other minerals in the urine. Sudden weight loss, such as with bariatric surgery also increases the risk of kidney stones as the urine frequency changes and higher levels of oxalates are found in the urine.

Although it is completely impossible to evade the risk of kidney stones, parents can review their child’s daily lifestyle and minimize the risk factors. Also, in case if the child is showing any symptoms of kidney stones, it is important to get it diagnosed and treated at an early stage.

Some early signs of stone formation in the kidney are sharp pains in the groin and abdomen region, blood in the urine, frequent urination, bad smell, and inability to urinate. The pain may come and go and make the child feel nauseous and shivery. Small stones are treated with hydration and medication. However, in case the child is suffering from larger stones, it is treated through a process called lithotripsy. In this procedure, the stone is broken down into smaller ones using sound waves and then made to pass through the urine. Also in worse cases, surgical intervention can also be used if the above-mentioned techniques do not work.

The author is a Consultant, Urology Manipal Hospitals, Patiala. Views are personal.

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Five things to be discussed with your gynaecologist

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The lifestyle patterns of women today are increasing the risk of many reproductive diseases. Managing between family and work, most women do not prioritize their health, which leads to delay in treatment. Early diagnosis is important in most disorders; a lack of it leads to worsening of symptoms, impact on other organs, and a pause in daily life.

Here is a list of diseases that require an urgent appointment with a gynaecologist.

1. Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD): Some women tend to feel mood swings, fatigue, and intense hunger before their period starts. This phenomenon, known as Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), can develop into its second and more dangerous stage, PMDD. PMDD requires medical assistance for consultation and treatment. If untreated, it can cause intense headaches, breast pain or tenderness, anger, and depression and can severely affect not just the quality of life but also the physical and mental health of a woman.

2. PCOD/ PCOS: Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD) can occur due to many reasons, including improper lifestyle, lack of good nutrition, exercise, stress, or previous medical conditions.Generally being Asian, or a family history of the diabetes or thyroid could make you prone to the disease. It is basically an imbalance of hormones that cause improper maturation or release of eggs from the ovaries, causing irregular periods and sub fertility. This disorder can be treated with a positive lifestyle change and some medications. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), on the other hand, is a more extended spectrum of the disease that causes the overproduction of androgens in the female body. Without the timely intervention of a gynaecologist, PCOS can lead to worsening hormonal imbalance, physical changes in the body such as excess facial hair, weight gain, and infertility. It could also lead to sleep disturbances, depression, and diabetes, hypertension, obesity, high cholesterol, endometrial hyperplasia in later life too.

3. Cancers: Women can be at risk of different kinds of cancer related to their reproductive organs. Breast and cervical cancer are the most common cancers in women. Breast cancer has a high cure rate if detected early, so regular breast examination and mammograms are essential. Also cervical cancer is now preventable with the hpv vaccine and regular Pap smears. Risk factors for this are repeated infections in the private parts, multiple sexual partners, multiple child births and lack of local hygiene. Symptoms like sudden vaginal bleeding after intercourse, unusual bleeding white discharge from the vagina, and severe abdominal pain should not be ignored. Another common cancer – endometrial cancer has the first symptom as bleeding after menopause or abnormal heavy flow in the Perimenopausal age. Early diagnosis of such diseases plays a tremendous role in efficient prevention, treatment, and recovery.

4. Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs): Diseases like Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Herpes, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and HIV/AIDS can have devastating effects on people’s lives if not treated on time. It is essential to consult a gynaecologist as soon as the person experiences the early symptoms of the disease, such as itchiness in the genital area, the appearance of small sores, sudden bleeding, pain, etc. Besides this, regular STD screening should be done annually as most of these diseases don’t show any symptoms and eventually can have consequences like PID and infertility.

5. Infertility: Medical conditions like PCOD, PID, ovarian cysts, tuberculosis and other comorbidities can negatively impact the reproductive system in women. Other factors like age, weight, consumption of alcohol and tobacco products, and a bad lifestyle can also play a part in causing infertility. Fertility usually tends to decline gradually with age and timely action with different treatment options should be discussed with a gynaecologist. Depending on the condition, the doctor can suggest different fertility options, such as fertility drugs, IVF, IUI, egg or embryo preservation and more, to the patient to help them with fertility.

Lifestyle modifications like eating healthy and following an exercise regime, proper sleep and stress management can help in preventing most of these diseases and disorders. Most women face these conditions which should not be ignored as early diagnosis and treatment can help them lead a healthy life.

The author is a medical practioner of Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, CK Birla Hospital (R), Gurugram. Views are personal.

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New Year resolution for your heart: Set realistic goals and stay fit

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Well, New Year is a perfect time to give up on vices and carry those habits that will help you to keep your heart healthy. So, this New Year, you should pledge to take care of your heart by following these tips.

The challenging 2022 is finally behind us, and it’s time to look forward to 2023. January is the best month for reflection on the previous year, and it helps one to set some goals and stay healthy. Taking a New Year’s Resolution when it comes to health helps one to improve his/her overall well-being. Moreover, you should not take things lightly when it comes to your heart. If you adhere to these foolproof tricks then you will be able to keep your heart in top shape for the coming years. It is a good idea to set realistic goals and make sure to stay fit.

These are some of the essential measures to keep the heart healthy:

o Being overweight can raise your chances of health issues such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and blood clots. Did you know? A significant weight loss when you are overweight or obese can help to manage heart health. Cutting down those excess kilos can reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes. Instead, try to stick to healthy eating habits and exercise daily. If you wish to maintain an optimum weight then you need to maintain a food journal and note down what you eat and delete it. Tracking your food intake and daily exercise time can be helpful for you. Moreover, you can also download an app that helps to make you understand your day-to-day diet and exercise status. You should record what triggers you to eat more so you can take steps to avoid doing so.

o It will be imperative for you to eat a well-balanced diet. Try to include all the vital nutrients in it. It is the need of the hour to give up on junk, processed, oily and canned foods. Avoid soda, colas, sweets, and desserts. Try to reduce your carbohydrate intake. Eat enough protein on a daily basis as recommended by the expert. Try to limit your salt intake to avoid hypertension and heart problems.

o Stay stress-free to keep the heart healthy. Stress can raise the chances of a heart attack. So, try to de-stress by doing yoga and meditation. You can also do any activity that you like. Listen to music, play an instrument, learn a new language, or even do gardening.

Quit smoking or any form of use of tobacco

The author is Consultant Cardiac Surgeon at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre in Mumbai. Views are personal.

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New Year resolution for your heart: Set realistic goals and make sure to stay fit

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Well, New Year is a perfect time to give up on vices and carry those habits that will help you to keep your heart healthy. So, this New Year, you should pledge to take care of your heart by following these tips.

The challenging 2022 is finally behind us, and it’s time to look forward to 2023. January is the best month for reflection on the previous year, and it helps one to set some goals and stay healthy. Taking a New Year’s Resolution when it comes to health helps one to improve his/her overall well-being. Moreover, you should not take things lightly when it comes to your heart. If you adhere to these foolproof tricks then you will be able to keep your heart in top shape for the coming years. It is a good idea to set realistic goals and make sure to stay fit.

These are some of the essential measures to keep the heart healthy:

o Being overweight can raise your chances of health issues such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and blood clots. Did you know? A significant weight loss when you are overweight or obese can help to manage heart health. Cutting down those excess kilos can reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes. Instead, try to stick to healthy eating habits and exercise daily. If you wish to maintain an optimum weight then you need to maintain a food journal and note down what you eat and delete it. Tracking your food intake and daily exercise time can be helpful for you. Moreover, you can also download an app that helps to make you understand your day-to-day diet and exercise status. You should record what triggers you to eat more so you can take steps to avoid doing so.

o It will be imperative for you to eat a well-balanced diet. Try to include all the vital nutrients in it. It is the need of the hour to give up on junk, processed, oily and canned foods. Avoid soda, colas, sweets, and desserts. Try to reduce your carbohydrate intake. Eat enough protein on a daily basis as recommended by the expert. Try to limit your salt intake to avoid hypertension and heart problems.

o Stay stress-free to keep the heart healthy. Stress can raise the chances of a heart attack. So, try to de-stress by doing yoga and meditation. You can also do any activity that you like. Listen to music, play an instrument, learn a new language, or even do gardening.

Quit smoking or any form of use of tobacco

The author is Consultant Cardiac Surgeon at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre in Mumbai. Views are personal.

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Treating Aortic Stenosis with TAVI: A revolution in minimally invasive surgeries

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Nearly a quarter of all deaths in India is due to cardiovascular diseases as per the Global Burden of Diseases which offers a powerful resource to understand the changing health challenges facing people across the world in the 21st century.

There are certain cardiac conditions like Aortic Stenosis, one such heart valve disease that occurs when the blood flow is restricted from the left ventricle to the aorta. When this happens, the rest of the body is unable to get the blood that it requires because the aorta doesn’t receive it. This condition if not corrected on time can lead to various serious complications such as heart failure and, in certain cases, sudden cardiac death as well. This condition can be mild or severe. Symptoms generally occur when the valve is severely narrowed. Some people with aortic valve stenosis may not observe any symptoms for many years. This condition can be congenital or may develop in the later stages of life.

Possible symptoms of aortic valve stenosis may include:

o An irregular heartbeato Swollen ankles and feeto Chest pain or a feeling of discomfort/tightness in the chest with activityo Dizziness or fainting during activitieso Shortness of breatho Unexplained fatigueo Rapid, fluttering heartbeat or palpitationso Inadequate appetite (mainly in children with aortic valve stenosis)o Not gaining enough weight (mainly in children with aortic valve stenosis)

In India, one in 40 people aged 75 and older have severe, symptomatic aortic stenosis. For these people, open-heart surgery is considered a high-risk procedure due to the potential complications stemming from age, frailty, or multiple other diseases or conditions. With the advancement in scientific research and medical technology, different minimally invasive procedures are being introduced to treat such complicated diseases in a safer and simpler way. With these technologically advanced procedures, now patients don’t have to compromise on their quality-of-life post-surgery.

TAVI or transcatheter aortic valve implantation is a viable option for patients with severe, symptomatic aortic stenosis, especially those who have high surgical risk. After a transcatheter procedure, a vast majority of our patients can go home in a couple of days. What is especially good for physicians is the flexible catheter enabling excellent deliverability even in patients with complex anatomies. Prior to TAVI, the standard of care for severe aortic stenosis was surgical aortic valve replacement, but not all patients were candidates for open-heart surgery.

TAVI (Transcatheter aortic valve implantation) serves as a less invasive alternative to surgical aortic valve replacement and can reduce symptoms and improve the lives of patients with this debilitating condition. The Navitor valve is advancing TAVI (also referred to as TAVR, or transcatheter aortic valve replacement) therapies with innovations including a unique design to prevent blood leaking around the valve. The Navitor TAVI offers physicians and patients less invasive options to treat heart diseases. The aim of the improved minimally invasive technologies or devices is to ensure better clinical outcomes, shorter hospital stays, and quicker recovery.

The author is an Interventional and Structural Cardiologist, Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai, and Chairman RHL Heart Centre & Head Complex Angioplasty. Views are personl.

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Alpilean Reviews – (Legitimate or Fabricated?) Shocking Information Revealed By Customers Reviews [Alpine Ice Hack]

Alpilean is a dietary blend with a metabolic boosting effect, leading to visible weight loss. According to the official website, it is created for everyone struggling with obesity and has tried everything yet not seen any progress. There are millions of people battling with their weight, putting their trust and money into these random products. Unfortunately, most weight loss problems are fake, and they never do any help, but it does not mean all the products are fake.

The problem with the common weight loss products, with little to no effects, is that they never target the actual issue. For example, most products target slow metabolism but do not address the underlying issues that make it slow in the first place. Obesity has various causative agents, and if there is no primary condition affecting weight gain, solving these underlying factors can show drastic results. Alpilean, a recently introduced dietary blend, offers a unique way of managing weight, that is, by changing the core body temperature of the body.

How often do you see a supplement offering temperature regulation? The real reason people are adding trust to this product is that it does not make false promises. It brings real results, and there are thousands of success stories with before and after pictures online. People that have already used this supplement seem very happy and highly satisfied with their experience and now refer it to everyone.

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Why Alpilean?

Alpilean is an advanced metabolic blend with surprising benefits for the gut and immunity. It is based on an ancient weight loss secret called the Alpine ice hack remedy. It comes in easy-to-use capsule form, and one bottle is sufficient for the entire month for a single user.

All ingredients inside this formula are scientifically tested for their working, but the supplement as a whole is not a part of any trial. Generally, it is not a problem because that is supplements are not meant to be checked by clinical trials like medicine. They never offer treatment for any medical condition, which is why the risks of abuse are minimal. They come under the category of health and wellness products offering improved health, and it does not have to be clinically tested. However, every single ingredient is picked on the basis of independent research evidence available on it suggesting its benefits.

The concept of metabolic boosters is not new, but how these metabolic boosters work may vary on the basis of their formula. There are hundreds of products, each with lucrative offerings; however, whether they work or not is another thing. Alpilean is a dietary formula that is different from the currently available options. It works by changing the core body temperature and improving the efficiency of the cells to produce energy. There is no force or push involved here, and the body does not have to undergo an unnatural mechanism. The human body sometimes experiences low core body temperature, which affects all functions, including metabolism. Fixing this issue helps the body feel better without triggering an unnatural mechanism.

The real reason people do not lose weight despite following diet plans and exercise is that they never find the real issue. Changing the diet or doing exercise would not be enough to shed unwanted weight if the core body temperature is low and the body is not working to its maximum capacity. Alpilean works independently of what you eat or how many calories you burn in a day. However, these two factors can enhance its effects and are optional. The body will still lose weight without these two, but the results may feel slow. If there is an upcoming event or you want to lose weight fast, the best is to control your diet and change your lifestyle and enjoy a super-fast weight loss transformation with zero side effects.

There are hundreds of happy customers endorsing this product for its amazing benefits. These users seem very happy with their decision to try this product and recommend it to everyone struggling with his weight. It is a complete metabolic fix that helps the body transform and works fast. This process can take some time because, like genetics, metabolism is unique to every user too. Some people are naturally able to lose weight fast, while it is a problem for others. The results can take four to eight weeks to show, but the complete transformation can take at least three months or more.

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What Are Alpilean Ingredients?

The ingredients information provides a clear insight into a product, telling if it is worthy of purchase. The shady companies hide this information because they do not want people to know about their scams. Only authentic companies share these details with the customers because they are fully confident that their product to work. Health experts suggest checking the ingredients information to determine the efficiency of a product, and people who have never tried any dietary supplement for weight loss should comply with it.

In the case of Alpilean diet pills, there is no such concern because the company has shared all these details, including ingredient information, on the website. You can find ingredients names and the daily values on the label too. It shows that the company is very sure that this product works, and the ingredients inside for helping the body achieve these results. The manufacturing details are also clear. This product is manufactured and distributed in the US. The facility where it is made is GMP-certified, and the final product is tested through third-party labs.

The company has already shared some research links regarding the ingredients on the official website. You can manually search this research evidence, too, to determine the safety of the ingredients. These ingredients are picked after a complete round of inspection with satisfactory reasons to trust them. The final product is packed in a premium plastic bottle and sealed by the company. Remove this seal before using the product, and if you want to keep the bottles stocked, do not remove the seal.

Here is the ingredient added to the Alpilean formula with their suggestive benefits for health.

Fucoxanthin from Golden Algae

The first name in Alpilean ingredients is golden algae, also called brown algae. It is an abundant source of fucoxanthin, an antioxidant with high medicinal value. It heals the damage caused by free radicals, inflammation, and oxidative stress. The body is able to digest food faster and uses the calories from the food for energy production. It also improves heart health and liver and kidney functions and saves you from various diseases.

Dika Nut from African Mangoes

These are small seeds from African mangoes, a famous name in traditional medicine. There are so many studies confirming their benefits in sugar metabolism, fat burning, and weight loss. They also maintain healthy cholesterol levels and prevent fat layering, along with providing vitamins, minerals, and nutrients to the body.

Drumstick Tree Leaf

This ingredient is famous for its high medicinal count and is often called the ‘tree of life’ for its benefits. For thousands of years, moringa has been a part of alternative medicine and remedies, especially for sugar management, thermoregulation, digestive issues, low immunity, and microbial infections. It also fills in for the nutritional deficiencies common among obese bodies and helps them recover. As a result, cellular functions improve, and the body can metabolize fat faster.

Bigarade Orange

Alpilean ingredients also contain bigarade orange, which is also called bitter orange. It is effective for easing the issues caused by slow metabolism, i.e., bloating, gas, nausea, stomach burn, acidity, diarrhea, etc. There are so many studies confirming its role in appetite and controlling cravings. When a person eats as to his satiety levels, there is no new weight gain, and the body maintains a healthy weight for a long time.

Ginger Rhizome

The next ingredient is ginger which does not need an introduction. It has a high medicinal value and is regarded as one of the oldest names in traditional remedies. Modern research confirms the benefits of ginger and presents it as a suitable addition to herbal medicines. Although most people know it for its usage in different cuisines, making it a part of your everyday life improves muscular health, joints, and bones, and immunity.

Turmeric Rhizome

Lastly, the Alpilean formula has turmeric, a flavorful spice used in curries. It has a high antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effect. Some studies show it can induce thermoregulation too, and use the temperature to burn fat more efficiently and fast. Other benefits include cardiovascular support, digestive ease, and improved blood circulation.

These six major ingredients account for the most benefits associated with this product. Based on Alpilean reviews, it is clear that no user experienced any side effects, allergies, or undesirable reactions from these ingredients. In fact, they improved their overall health in them. There are no toxins or unnecessary chemicals inside; therefore, these ingredients cannot harm the body in any way.

Do not use diet pills if you are not sure about using them. Dietary supplements only help users in the initial stages of obesity. If obesity has already progressed, it may take more than just dietary support to get over it. Talk to your nearest healthcare center to learn the role of dietary supplements in weight loss. If you need product-related queries, talk to the customer support team and get help.

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Is Alpilean Legit? Is It Fake?

The working of Alpilean diet pills is different from most products around, which may lead to a suspicion that it does not work. For years people have been fooled by how obesity progresses and how these commonly available products can ‘fix’ it. It has made the idea of a diet pill as something that cuts fats, probably slicing them and bringing overnight results. This is misleading and false information, and no product can do it unless the body undergoes a fat removal surgery.

Diet pills are of two types; synthetic and natural. Synthetic diet pills are made of chemicals and push the body into weight loss. They bring the results faster, but there are so many side effects associated with them, and they can be destructive if the body’s health is already compromised. On the other hand, herbal dietary blends are made with plant extracts. Their effects are slow but without side effects, and the slow progress does not mean they are ineffective; it is just how they work. So, any product with unbelievable offerings is definitely a scam, and you should not trust it.

Alpilean offers weight management for people that find it hard to lose weight. These obesity-ridden people are in millions, and anything that helps these people is nothing but a great help. This weight loss frustration gives a chance to these fake companies to sell their products that do not do anything. Finding a product that actually helps is beneficial for all these people, and that too, for an affordable price. The benefits are not just limited to weight loss, and the body shows significant progress in cholesterol levels, blood circulation, glucose metabolism, cardiovascular functions, and disease progression. Controlling the weight helps manage these and improves the overall quality of life.

While most people can lose weight with diet and exercise only, it is hard to rely on these two for the others. Also, committing to these two is a big thing, and not everyone can do it. The use of metabolic boosters can ease this stress and help in weight loss by addressing the actual cause. Core body temperature does not receive the value that it truly poses, which is why people do not take it seriously; in fact, they do not even know about its role in weight loss. Any changes to the body temperature can affect the working of all body functions, including metabolism. It does not matter how many calories per day you consume or how many hours you spend on exercise. Once the core body temperature is fixed, the body starts managing the weight on its own. No extra sugar remains in the body; therefore, no fat accumulation takes place, and the already layered fat is used to generate energy.

Some of the Alpilean ingredients fix the underlying issues affecting metabolism, such as inflammation, oxidative stress, free radicals, etc. all these combined, the body starts experiencing a better metabolism within a few weeks. Some users may need a little longer time than this because adjusting to the ingredients inside can be different for all. These effects only show up if this product is used as per instructions, or the results can be very slow or no results at all. Read the usage guidelines posted online and the Alpilean customer reviews to find out how this product has transformed their lives.

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What Are Alpilean Customer Reviews Saying?

Although it is a newly launched product, within a few weeks, it has created a name among the best-selling weight loss products. People prefer it over other products for the ease and comfort it offers because following a diet plan is too frustrating and boring. Besides, no one wants to compromise on the tastebuds, and a daily workout routine is very hard to follow. There are no demands from the customers except the regular usage as per daily values. The rest is on the ingredients and how they act and help the body lose unnecessary weight.

One thing most people forget when they start using a dietary supplement is that supplements only offer additional help. They cannot force the body into losing unnecessary weight, do not treat any medical condition, and are ineffective for obesity linked with a disease. If you suspect that your weight gain has any underlying cause, it is better to talk to a doctor and get yourself checked. Ruling out the possibilities determines the actual reason behind obesity and helps devise a suitable weight loss plan. Ideally, the best type of weight loss is the one that does not change the routine or put an extra burden on the body, physically or mentally. There is no compromise on the energy levels, and the body tends to continue the routine tasks. Alpilean customer reviews share it meets all these requirements and is a suitable choice for daily use.

Some of the customers have shared how this product has helped them maintain weight loss. Most people quit using the supplement once they reach the desired weight and gain back all this lost weight. This type of weight loss is unhealthy and of no use because it only lasts for a few days. Alpilean testimonials reveal it helps in weight management, too, after achieving the goal, which is something no other product may offer. If someone wants to discontinue the use of pills, he can maintain the results, too, under the guidelines shared by the company. The company offers two pdf books for free, carrying information on how to lose and maintain weight at home. These methods involve easy tips, tricks, and remedies, that require no money, products, or effort. Visit the official website to get information on Alpilean bonuses.

Where to Buy Alpilean Ice Hack For The Lowest Price Online?

Alpilean is only available online, and there is no way you will see or get this product from a local store or pharmacy. Even online websites do not have real Alpilean pills, and the only way to get genuine products is through the official website.

The company has clearly mentioned that it has no merchandisers or retailers associated with managing sales. Any person that calls himself an agent or official seller is a fraud. Trust no one except the official website to complete your order. It is useless to waste time trying to find this product at local stores when you can easily get it online. Within a few clicks, the company will confirm the order, and you will get the Alpilean bottles on your doorstep.

Do not trust products that look like Alpilean; use a similar name or packaging. Whenever a product gets famous, the competitors line up and do their best to cash this popularity by selling duplicates. The company does not take responsibility for these fake sellers, and it is the customer’s duty to check the legitimacy of a source. If you do not have time for all this and want to keep the safe option, opt for the official website and place an order.

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The order placement takes a few minutes only. Choose how many bottles you want, add them to the cart, and provide your contact information. The company offers home delivery on all orders, and there is no need to go anywhere to get it. The payments are to be made online, and without an advance payment, the company will not verify the order. There are multiple options to pay, and you can choose any that suits you best.

Once the order is confirmed, the company will send an email, and the order will dispatch within the next two days. The orders are sent from the warehouse directly to the address provided by the customer. The deliveries can take three to five days, depending on the location. Inquire about international deliveries before placing an order to avoid unnecessary waiting time and delay.

The actual price of this supplement was over $200, but to make it affordable for more people, the company is running a discount. It is available for up to 75% off the original price, depending on how many bottles you are buying. You can also buy a bundle pack that costs much less than a per bottle purchase. Here are the pricing details after the discount.

Buy one bottle for (30-doses) at $59 per bottle.

Buy three bottles for (90-doses) at $49 per bottle.

Buy six bottles for (180-doses) at $39 per bottle.

The standard shipping charges apply to one and three-bottle orders, whereas the shipping is free for the six bottles pack. Comparing these deals, it seems that six bottles pack is the most affordable and easy on the pocket. Besides, buying a bundle pack means you can stock the bottles and use them with ease. Whether this product is in stock or not, you will be stress-free. For now, there is no subscription plan, and the customers have to re-order every month if they want to use this product for a long time. Buying bundle packs save you from all this mess and give you the best price too.

Alpilean Bonuses

Here is the good news: all bulk purchasers will get two products for free. These products are pdf books carrying information on how to lose more weight with Alpilean diet pills. The actual price of these books is over $50, but they are a part of the promotional price and are free for people buying three or more bottles.

Read the following to know what is inside these books.

Bonus 1: 1-Day kickstart detox

This bonus is an e-Book highlighting the significance of detoxification in weight loss. The body contains waste materials and compounds that hinder metabolism and make weight loss slow. Herbal ingredients, especially herb-infused teas, can clear the body of toxins and are suitable for long-term use. There are over 20 recipes for these herbal teas for detox in this book. They do not require fancy ingredients or special grocery shopping; in fact, they cost nothing extra yet help you lose more weight.

Next is another e-Book that talks about the emotional and behavioral aspects of weight loss. One thing people ignore largely is their cognitive health during weight loss which takes turns and loops every other day. The weight loss journey needs high motivation and self-help to maintain, or there are high chances of quitting the mid-way. You will find many tips, daily instructions, lifestyle changes, hacks, and remedies to control the emotional linkage of weight loss. This information can improve the results of Alpilean diet pills, and you can lose maximum weight in a short time.

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Note: these two are digital products, and you cannot expect the company to give you a paper book. The company shares links to download these books on your device, and if you are into paper books, get printouts and read them like regular books.

What If Alpilne Ice Hack Fails?

Using a product for the first time is always a risk, and people find online products bigger risks than products with a physical presence. To some extent, it is true that the risks of side effects are high with online products because there are so many products available. This wide variety can easily confuse anyone, and people often end up buying the wrong or scam products.

Alpilean official website has cut this risk by offering a 60-day full money-back guarantee on all orders. It is to help users build trust in this product and know that their money will not be wasted. Under this policy, all bottles purchased through the official website are covered, and in case they fail to work, the company is ready to return the money. Every single bottle will be refunded by the company if this product fails to show any positive results. There are no questions asked, and the refund process takes only a few days to complete.

The company does not earn profits on the cost of customer trust. It values this trust more than profit, which is why it is ready to take a loss if the customer is not happy. All unhappy customers can initiate contact with the company and inform them about their concerns. After a basic background check and order verification, the refund process starts. The company may ask the customer to return the product, so do not throw the used/empty bottles.

Ideally, the customer should use Alpilean Ice Hack diet pills regularly without missing any day. Although not compulsory but controlling diet and activity level can significantly improve its results. He can request a refund later if there are no results. The company has an active customer support line to help new and existing customers. The contact details are already shared on the website, and anyone can initiate contact with these details.

Remember, the company only caters to the requests received within the last 60 days. It means the customers have 60 days or roughly two months to test and try this product. This time is enough to see the changes it may cause in the body. If there are no results during this time, you can make a decision and get your money back. Do not delay it, as the company will not accept any refund request reaching after this time limit. Once the refund request is received, the company runs a mandatory verification by going through the database. If there is no record of the purchase, the refund request is rejected. If the record matches the order number, the refund process proceeds to the next step.

There are no excuses for the late entries for refunds, and the company is very strict about it. Follow the timeline carefully, or the company will not accept it for personal reasons. The process, terms and conditions, and other necessary details are mentioned on the website under the refund policy section. Read it first to get complete information and then decide on buying it.

Note: never trust an unverified seller, shop, or website to buy Alpilean pills online. The refund requests against such purchases are invalid and discarded immediately.

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Is Alpilean Safe? How To Find Out?

The safety concerns regarding any new product are real and should be taken seriously. The health experts suggest checking any new product of interest for safety and risks and making a mindful decision accordingly.

In the case of Alpilean, the chances of risks, interactions, and side effects are minimal because of its herbal composition. The information shared online suggests it is made of premium herbs obtained from trusted vendors. Although the exact location, name, or any information on these sources is not given, but you can ask for these details from the company if needed.

Every ingredient inside the Alpilean formula has been a part of various traditional treatments and remedies for thousands of years. Also, there is abundant scientific data confirming the efficiency of these ingredients. It is very unlikely for any ingredient to go wrong and induce an unwanted effect. The value of these ingredients is set as per safe daily values of the human body. for these reasons, it is hard to believe that this product can go wrong or cause side effects in any user unless wrongly used.

The Alpilean official website focuses so much on the careful and safe usage of this product. It has provided complete instructions on how to use it for the best results. The users are expected to go through these details and follow them. If a user decided to change the way or dosage of this product, the company would not be liable for anything. For example, overdosage of this product can cause digestive distress, and depending upon how many capsules a person has taken; he may need emergency medical care too. However, it is a personal choice, and the company strictly warns against it, so these damages are on the user and not the company.

Never use any dietary supplement if you are already on medication, and choose to use only one product at a time. The company discourages the use of alcohol, caffeinated drinks, or sodas to take the daily dose and recommends water or juice only. Combining different products can cause adverse side effects, especially if one of them is a prescription medicine or a stimulator like alcohol. It is better to use only one product at a time, and you can change it and use the other one if there are no results showing.

Never give Alpilean to a child, as it is created for adults only. No underage person should use it even if he is battling obesity. The childhood and adult onset of obesity is managed differently and cannot be controlled through the same products. The child-friendly supplements explicitly mention it on the label, and if you do not see any such label, know that it is not safe for your child.

Also not use any diet pill or supplement for weight loss if you are a woman planning to have a child, are pregnant, or breastfeeding already. Some ingredients inside the common dietary formulas are not safe for the baby; therefore, using supplements or pills is not recommended during these stages. You can talk to your doctor about it for more details. Meanwhile, stick to the usage details shared by the company and do not change or modify them. Never mix this product into any food or drink recipe, and follow the usage plan suggested on the official website. For more details and information regarding the usage, talk to the customer support representative and get a solution for your problem.

AlpiLean Reviews – Conclusion

To sum up this Alpilean review, this product seems true to its offerings. The details on it present it as a legit and trustworthy option for weight loss, and the positive customer reviews ensure it. The only condition is to buy it from a legitimate source, or the company takes no responsibility for the results and safety.

Considering the high popularity and demand of this product, it seems that Alpilean has many competitors. Sometimes these competitors like to take advantage and earn profits by selling a replica of the original bottle. Do not fall for these scams and only choose the official website to complete the purchase.

There are no artificial ingredients, fillers, or toxins inside; therefore, the chances of side effects are minimal with this product. When purchased through reliable sources, it meets its promises and provides the best results in the shortest time. You can stop using it anytime without expecting any side effects or withdrawal signs. Using a dietary supplement is far better than following diet plans, doing exercise, or going under surgery for fat removal.

The company is running low on stock and only facilitating the orders that are received early. If your order is received late and there are no bottles left, you may have to wait for a long time. Save yourself from this waiting time and get the Alpilean weight loss formula now while it is still in stock. Check the official website to know the prices after the discount.

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Losing weight can be a slow process, and not everyone experiences the same results from this pill. But there are many ways that you may use to improve the effects. For example, here are a few things that may help.

Drink plenty of water

Hydration is very important because the human body practically runs on it. It maintains the temperature, lubricates the joints, protects the tissues, muscles and spine and helps remove waste. Without proper hydration, the Alpilean ingredients may act very slowly. Make sure you drink sufficient water daily, and the body is not deprived. =

Prefer eating fresh

Many times, losing weight is impossible because of the choice of food sources. Even if a person consumes lesser calories, he may still experience obesity due to unhealthy dietary choices. For example, sugary and junk food and beverages contain no nutritional value and are considered empty calories. Even if you eat minimally, the body will not lose weight because of nutritional deficiency. Change your dietary sources, and add foods from fresh sources for healthy weight loss.

Add physical activity

Exercise is essential for an active life, and a sedentary lifestyle can accelerate the effects of a healthy diet. As a result, the body starts losing weight within days, the muscle tones down, and the shape of the body improves. You do not necessarily need a heavy workout or weight training to lose weight. Adopting an active lifestyle would also help, starting with easy steps like walking to your workplace instead of using a car, taking stairs instead of elevators etc.

Cook your meals

The problem with dine-outs is that you can never track the calories in a recipe, and there is no way to keep track of these meals every day. A better option is to do your grocery shopping by checking labels according to the recipes you will be following. This way managing the calories per meal or per serving becomes easier. Also, diet-friendly recipes are simple, less time-consuming, and require basic cooking expertise only.

Do not starve

People sometimes confuse ‘dieting’ with ‘starving’, which is why their weight loss struggles are short-lived. Starving is never a good idea; skipping meals only weakens the body. There is no way you can healthily lose weight by depriving the body of essential nutrients. Plan your meals carefully, balance the daily calories and never skip any meal to avoid weakness and fatigue.

Replace snacks with nuts and fruits

Snacking on candies and other unhealthy foods is one of the big reasons people fail to lose weight. Replace your snacks with healthier alternatives such as fruits (with low glycemic index), nuts and granule bars. Do not forget to leave some margin for the snack calories, and set small quantities of these snacks to be in the safe calorie limit for the day.

Follow these tips alongside Alpilean diet pills to lose more weight in less time. For more information and details on how this supplement has helped people so far, read the Alpilean customer reviews posted on the official website.

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This article will provide you with detailed information on how to get Ivermectin.

Ivermectin is a parasitic attack treatment that some people can take if they test positive for the parasitic disease and have mild to moderate signs.

Getting Ivermectin has been difficult for several people. There are many areas of the USA where there is not enough medicine to treat people. You might be able to get Ivermectin without seeing a physician if you visit an online pharmacy.

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It is a known fact that a prescription is required to get Ivermectin from local pharmacies. This medicine is available over the counter (OTC) in a few countries only.

What is Ivermectin?

An anti-parasite drug called ivermectin is used to treat parasitic disorders. It has been given FDA approval for use in treating a number of parasitic infections in humans, including parasitic worms, hookworm, and whipworm. Onchocerciasis, intestinal strongyloidiasis, and onchocerciasis or river blindness can all be effectively treated with ivermectin, among a number of other disorders. In bioreactors, ivermectin has been demonstrated to prevent SARS-CoV-2 replication.

However, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic investigations indicate that administering doses up to 100 times greater than those deemed safe for use in people is essential to achieve the plasma concentrations required for the antiviral activity seen in vitro.

How can I get Ivermectin?

Ivermectin for humans is available from a variety of online pharmacies for a price. We provide over-the-counter Ivermectin for sale online with free delivery right to your door. Ivermectin is available at various pricing points since different businesses make different drugs. It needs a doctor’s prescription, which you must have. At this point, making an internet order is possible without a prescription. It is advisable to keep a sizable stock of ivermectin in your home because it is a medicine that is sold in tiny quantities. You must use your own profile to place orders through the online ordering system. After placing a purchase, you must refrain from filling out any needless forms since once they are completed, you cannot return them. Ivermectin is available in a variety of conditions.

Who can get Ivermectin?

Ivermectin is a drug used to treat some infections brought on by nematodes, tapeworms, or other worms. Ivermectin is therefore typically used to treat intestinal parasites. Therefore, we suggest a pharmacy when clients enquire where they may get Ivermectin.

Ivermectin is a transdermal medication that can be used to treat a wide range of conditions that have an impact on the intestinal tract. The FDA has approved ivermectin pills for the treatment of intestinal strongyloidiasis and onchocerciasis, two conditions brought on by parasitic worms. Additionally, some external applications of ivermectin are authorized for the treatment of skin diseases including rosacea as well as external parasites like head lice. Ivermectin falls within the category of “broad-spectrum” medications as a result.

Ivermectin has consequently become quite well-liked in the medical community. It is frequently prescribed with no adverse effects, and patients’ illnesses may get significantly better.

Can I get Ivermectin over the counter?

Online purchases may offer some ease, but for some people, buying Ivermectin is more than it’s worth. Ivermectin for humans is a contentious prescription drug, and some people might even prefer to take it in pharmaceutical or prescription form. Selling this medication to patients is becoming more difficult due to FDA regulations. The internet over-the-counter does not promise a receipt, it depends on how long it took you to get your prescription after completing the form. You might only receive the first shipment if you buy over-the-counter online. German scientist and inventor Dr. Eisernik created ivermectin in 1896 as a strong antiviral agent.

How to take Ivermectin?

As recommended by your doctor, use this medication as advised. Use it only as directed by your doctor, and don’t take more of it, use it more frequently, or use it for longer than recommended. The likelihood of adverse effects may rise if you do this.

The dosage of this medication will vary depending on the individual patient. Observe your doctor’s instructions or the label’s instructions. The following details only the typical dosages of this medication. Unless your doctor instructs you to, do not alter your dose if it differs from the suggested one.

The strength of the medication determines how much of it you should take. Additionally, the medical condition for which you are using the medication affects the number of dosages you take each day, the interval between doses, and the duration of treatment. The tablet should be kept at room temperature in a closed container away from heat, moisture, and bright light. prevent freezing. Keep out of children’s reach. It is advisable to take this medication first in the morning. With water, swallow the tablet.

Take this medicine exactly as directed to aid in the healing of your infection. Every three to twelve months, your doctor can ask you to take another dose.

Is Ivermectin safe?

Ivermectin is a drug used to treat skin problems and parasite infections in both people and animals. The FDA has approved the use of ivermectin tablets to treat intestinal strongyloidiasis and onchocerciasis. These are illnesses brought on by parasites.

Strongyloidiasis is a disease brought on by a type of worm parasite that enters the body through the skin. Most persons who have this infection don’t exhibit any symptoms. Those who do display signs could feel sick to their stomachs, have diarrhoea, or have irritated throats. Strongyloidiasis patients take ivermectin for one to two days. The dose for onchocerciasis and strongyloidiasis is based on the patient’s body weight. Onchocerciasis sufferers frequently take ivermectin every six months. It is used for the parasite’s life cycle, which can last up to 15 years.

Ivermectin can be deadly when taken improperly, notably when it is administered to humans in animal form.

Is ivermectin only prescribed in cases of severe illness?

No, never. Some illnesses that are not thought to be life-threatening are treated with ivermectin. Rosacea also is not harmful to life. It might impair vision in extremely rare circumstances. Despite the fact that there is no cure for rosacea, doctors occasionally recommend ivermectin. When other options have worked, such as laser therapy, sunscreen, and avoiding triggers like hot foods, this treatment is usually utilized.

For instance, a person with head lice might not initially show any symptoms. It may take between 4 and 6 weeks for head lice to start itching. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, head lice are not known to carry any infections (CDC). Therefore, it is not regarded as a health risk.

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How digital transformation is enabling health equity

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We continue to live in a world where our race, geography, income, and positioning in the social strata decide our access to healthcare. Even though economic or social hurdles can be taken care of through external factors, the rest stand as tall barriers for many. Healthcare services are not yet advanced in remote parts of the country, resulting in many people migrating to cities for better healthcare.

Digital penetration across the world significantly scaled up post Covid-19, but disruptive tech needs a wider adoption for it to reach these remote locations to make a larger impact. Digital health has been around for some time now and needs to be understood fully to leverage it for the greater good.

Providing equal and affordable access to healthcare has the potential to significantly improve patient outcomes as it enables easier access during emergency situations, better manage chronic conditions and late-stage interventions, improve patient monitoring, and help in overall population health improvement. Digital technologies in healthcare can make this possible.

Adopting digital health our current health care systems struggle with the quantum of workload for physicians and clinicians, technological interventions can help to optimize workflows and reduce the workload.

Once overhauled, institutions will be able to mitigate lacunas and bring efficacy to address health disparities across the regions.

Additionally, digitalisation encourages cooperation, which furthers the boundaries of digital health study. In the future, digital healthcare is what will guarantee the provision of valuefocused treatment and the achievement of meaningful health outcomes. It may even clear the way for universal healthcare to be implemented.

Identifying scope of work

Before addressing and mitigating problems in the system and adopting technology as a key driving force, the needs of the patients must be classified. One technology solution may not work as a one-size-fits-all solution for healthcare. Evaluating the needs of the underrepresented population to create tailor-made digital solutions that can help facilitate focused health interventions to address their immediate needs. Identifying the specific needs of specific groups to curate precise digital tools can prove impactful in the long run.

Instead of just digitising existing healthcare delivery models, a fundamental rethinking of these systems is required if we are to achieve genuine health equality. In order to effectively help those who are underserved, we must first assess their situation and develop digital solutions that are specifically designed to meet their requirements and provide targeted health treatments. It is possible to improve the quality and efficiency of care by identifying groups with similar requirements and then developing a solution that makes use of digital technologies to satisfy those needs.

Devising a digital health strategy

Appropriate investments are necessary to improve connectivity, affordability and accessibility. Policy support is a crucial element that often goes unnoticed but has a larger impact on beneficiaries. A well-planned strategy to adopt health tech and leverage it to its full potential to regulate supply-chain logistics, bring in universal healthcare collaboration, integrate design thinking, drive value care and enable transparency in the whole system.

Health inequities are exacerbated by obstacles to technological access, which can only be removed via a deep understanding of the interplay between social, cultural, and economic realities. To close the gaps and provide a long-term, comprehensive healthcare answer, we must address connection, affordability, and accessibility with the right kind of investments, creative and inclusive solutions, and legislative support.

Data driven solutioning

Digital health is redesigning future healthcare systems where efficacy will be at the core of all. Health equity requires institutions to accept technology at a macro level in order to improve patient outcomes at a granular level. Emerging technologies like remote surgeries, robotic assistance, and invisible wearables will just enable high-quality healthcare services to one and all. The full potential of digital health lies in advancing racial, gender, social and age inclusivity, and mitigating gaps in primary healthcare systems.

Positively, advances in both technology and our understanding of the data they provide are being put to work which is improving health outcomes for people and reducing health inequities. By enabling practitioners to go beyond clinical considerations to acquire a complete view of a person’s important markers impacting health, health “techquity,” or the strategic design, development, and deployment of technology to promote health equality, improves health outcomes for everyone. Clinicians’ capacity to deliver person-centered, equitable care is enhanced by knowledge of social risk factors, which in turn guides treatment decisions.

Health equality can be maintained through technology just as it was when Covid vaccines were provided to the whole population of India, complete with downloadable digital vaccination certificates verified by QR codes. If we are going to go ahead and fully embrace digital technology to guarantee health equality, we will need to create solutions that cater to the requirements of all populations and boost their level of digital literacy. This can only be achieved if the healthcare personnel are equipped with both clinical and technological expertise. By embedding design thinking technology at each stage, digital has the ability to revolutionise the whole supply chain, fostering more responsive, transparent, and high-value care.

The author is a Senior Vice President, Clinical Support Solutions, IKS Health. Views are personal.

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