Could it Be Piles? – 5 Warning Signs of Hemorrhoids You Shouldn’t Ignore

Hemorrhoids, otherwise known as piles, are abnormally engorged blood vessels in and around the lower rectum and anal region. Aside from pain and discomfort, piles can also cause problems with bowel movement, as well as persistent itching which can interfere with daily functioning. In Singapore, piles has become a major issue, affecting up to 50% of individuals aged 30 years and older. Unfortunately, piles can also be an indication of other problems throughout the body. Do you have piles? Stay safe, healthy, and problem-free by keeping an eye out for these 5 warning signs of hemorrhoids. Itching Around the Anal Region – This is one of the most characteristic signs of piles because of the fact that it rarely occurs as a symptom of any other condition. Itching is caused by the irritation experienced in the affected region, especially if it’s just starting out. As time goes on and as the condition worsens, it’s likely that itching will be replaced completely by pain and discomfort. There are some creams and ointments that can help resolve the matter and ease the sensation. Fecal Leakage – When a person develops piles, it’s likely that the structures of the rectal and anal region become compromised. This makes them inefficient at performing their functions, one of which is maintaining a tight seal to prevent feces from leaking out. Aside from being uncomfortable, this also proves to be a sanitation problem for a lot of people. If you discover that there is some residual stool left on your underwear even without the urge, it’s possible that you might have piles. Problematic Bowel Movements –...

Love Your Locks. Here Are 4 Effective Ways To Treat Excessive Hair Loss

If you are experiencing excessive hair loss, don’t lose hope just yet. There are treatment procedures that can help you deal with the problem. These procedures will either help you regain healthy hair growth, or prevent further hair loss. Always keep in mind that hair loss can affect anyone. It can be caused by your genes, unhealthy lifestyle habits, stress, or as a side effect of certain medications. To help you get your healthy hair back, here are some of the treatment procedures you should consider getting: Hair Replacement Surgery – Also commonly referred to as hair transplants, this involves moving some of your hair to areas that are thinning. Although surgeries of this kind have been around since the 1960s, the techniques have changed. That said, you need to make sure that the clinic you go to has the right equipment to get the job done. Additionally, see to it that the attending physician has the knowledge and experience to safely transplant hair into your scalp. The whole process will take about 4 to 8 hours, depending on the amount of hair that needs to be moved and transplanted. VE Protein Treatment – This is a hair growth treatment that was developed based on the fact that 91% of our hair structure is made of protein. The procedure posits that the health of the hair starts at the scalp. That said, the introduction of protein into the hair follicles will promote hair growth and prevents further hair loss or damage. Laser Light Therapy – This is a treatment option that’s usually recommended for men and women suffering from...

Ending Undereye Circles – 3 Effective Non-Invasive Treatments to Get Rid of Dark Circles

It’s good enough that people see the fruit of your effort in the way you dress, the clothes you wear, and the house you live in. But if your hard work starts to show on your face, it’s a completely different story. Eye bags and dark circles can instantly add an extra ten years, and because no one wants to look older than they are, it’s only natural that a lot of people are constantly on the prowl for dark circle treatments that actually work. Contrary to what you might think, there are actually several non-invasive procedures you can avail of to effectively get rid of those unsightly dark circles. Tired of looking exhausted all the time? It’s time to bust those eye bags with these three effective methods. Tear Trough Procedure – Take a look in the mirror and it’s easy to see that there exists a depression under your eyes which takes on a darker tone than the rest of your skin. This is called your tear trough. As we age, these depressions get worse and often become darker in color, giving us the all too common eye bags. The tear trough procedure involves injecting dermal fillers into the depression, filling it out strategically and carefully shaping the deposited filler to adjust the topography of the areas under the eyes. Results are immediate and recovery period is fairly short, leaving clients looking younger, healthier, and much more well rested than ever before.  Laser Resurfacing – Many of the treatments available through aesthetics clinics make use of lasers, and that’s because they’ve been proven highly effective and minimally...

The Risks of LASIK – 5 Must-Know Risks of Getting LASIK Eye Surgery

  According to recent statistics, close to a thousand individuals get a LASIK eye surgery from the three main hospitals in Singapore yearly. Of this number, 98% claim to be pleased with the outcomes of the procedure. The remaining 2% however, complain of side effects that occurred post-operation. While 2% might not seem like a significant amount of the total, the number just goes to prove that the risks of LASIK eye surgery are very real. So before you contact an eye center in Singapore, be sure to learn more about the risks of LASIK to better prepare yourself for the procedure.   Under or Over Corrections – Because of the limited surface area that doctors work with during LASIK eye surgery, it’s possible for over or under corrections to occur. This happens when too much or too little of the tissue is removed, thus causing more issues with vision. To avoid this outcome, refrain from using contact lenses up to 3 weeks before the procedure, and learn more about the tools to be used for the process. The more advanced the tools, the less likely errors will occur.   Visual Disturbances – Some clients complain of glares, halos, and other visual disturbances that occur especially in low light conditions. For many patients, the disturbances resolve on their own once the eyes have healed in 3 to 6 months. However, those whose visual disturbance problems persist might need to see their doctor for further treatment.   Dryness – The process of LASIK eye surgery reduces the production of tears, and this could be a problem for those who are...

The Lazy Way to Get Sexy – 4 Incredible, Effective, Effortless Methods to Lose Weight

Everyone wants to lose weight, but very few will actually put in the effort to achieve their fitness goals. With the journey to weight loss being tedious, tiring, and time-consuming, there really is no blaming those who throw in the towel too early in the game to see results. If you’re one of those people, you should know there are more effective ways to get sexy without having to tire yourself out. Wondering how to do it? Try these 4 effortless weight loss methods and see yourself slim down fast sans all the exercise. Hit Snooze – They say that sleeping too much can cause weight gain, but did you know that not sleeping enough can have the same effects? When you don’t get enough shut eye, your body will crave more high-calorie food. This is its way of filling up the energy gap that you aren’t able to satisfy with sleep. Be sure to get enough rest at night, and try not to get up too early, as long as your schedule will permit it. Diet Twice Weekly – According to recent studies, people who dieted twice a week lost just as much weight as people who dieted all week long. That’s because it’s easier to overeat and slip up when you follow a restrictive diet that prevents you from indulging in your favorite food. Diet just two days in a week, and try to avoid overeating on the remaining 5 days to help you slim down. Drink More Water – There’s more to drinking water than just cleaning out your system of toxins. Studies have shown that...