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Many women choose a tummy tuck after childbirth to return their body to a pre-pregnancy shape. Although the choice is cosmetic, researchers have discovered an abdominoplasty can actually improve two common health concerns: back pain and urinary incontinence. The information could help women find treatment for these post-childbirth health concerns and possibly even prompt insurance companies to cover these helpful surgeries.
The abdominoplasty study was prompted by case study reports of patients improving back pain symptoms and incontinence after abdominoplasty with rectus plication. No large studies had investigated this claim, so surgeon D. Alastair Taylor and others in Australia decided to see for themselves if abdominoplasty's benefits really do go well beyond cosmetic improvements.
What is Abdominoplasty?
Abdominoplasty, often referred to as a tummy tuck and part of a mommy makeover, involves cosmetic improvements to the abdomen. Especially after childbirth, but also ...
For young women living with rheumatoid arthritis, it seems there may be worse to come. A new study discovered the physical decline associated with rheumatoid arthritis accelerates after menopause, with greater numbers of disease flareups as a woman ages.
Rheumatology in Women
An estimated 1.3 million adults in the U.S. have rheumatoid arthritis, and women are three times more likely to be affected by this autoimmune disease than men. As a patient's immune system attacks their own body tissues, the lining of the joints can become swollen and painful, and as bones erode, the joints can become deformed. As debilitating as this disease can be for both women and men, previous studies had found the disease shifts as women experience pregnancy, childbirth, and other hormone fluctuations, with decreased symptoms during pregnancy and more flareups after childbirth. Women are also more likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis if they have early menopause than those who have normal or lat ...
As the popularity of a vegan lifestyle grows, and the popularity of minimally-invasive cosmetic treatments grows, it can only lead to one thing: more questions from your patients about vegan-friendly cosmetic injections. You may be an expert at restoring youth and beauty, but these lifestyle questions can be difficult to address, even for seasoned cosmetic injectors. Sooner or later, one of your patients will ask if their favorite injectable is vegan-friendly, so learn what makes a product vegan and If Juvederm, Restylane, Botox, and other injections fit this category.
What makes a product vegan-friendly?
Two main factors determine if a product is vegan: its ingredients and its testing.
For a product to be vegan, it must contain no animal products but also no ingredients derived from animals. When it comes to food, for example, it must not contain meat but also no eggs, dairy, or other products obtained from animals, even if that animal is still alive. V ...