How lose weight in your arms?

Unfortunately some people arms have fat accumulated there.  The body looks normal but the arms look heavier.  In this article I am going to suggest some exercises for such people, doing them regularly will be very helpful in toning up the arms and the result will be visible within 2 months. There is no need to go for weight loss programs doctor  some youngsters are doing in their anxiety to reduce their overweight somehow.

Weight lifting

Weight lifting is a tried and tested method which forms part of many healthy weight loss programs suggested by well known physical trainers for reducing the excess fat in the arms.  It also helps to remove belly fat and to strengthen the core. For this exercise you will have to select one item from home which can be either a water bottle or a cold drink bottle. If you can afford to buy a pair of dumbbells it will be better. Hold the item using both of your arms and lift it above your head keeping your arms  in straight upward position. After this lower the weight taking your arms behind your back. Let it go as low as it can. Slowly bring up the weight above your head. Slower you lift, your arms become stronger. If possible do this exercise in front of a mirror. Three sets of 20 repetitions will be ideal. Take a few minutes rest after completing every set.

Chair dips

This toning exercise is very good for arms as well as back muscles. Select a bed or chair which is at least two feet higher than the ground level. Better not to use any cushions or mattresses as it makes the exercise harder. Three feet free space is needed in front of the chair to perform the weight loss exercise programs. Place the hands on the furniture facing your face away from the furniture. Now move two three feet away from furniture and keep your upper part of the body straight. Bend your knees and elbows and bring your body near to the ground keeping the arms on the chair. After completing this, come back to the normal position. This also has to be repeated 20 times and three such sets have to be completed. This is, no doubt, is the best exercise to lose weight fast than those available in online weight loss programs.

Counter push up

These are amazing medical weight loss programs which can be carried out with the help of a table or a kitchen counter. Stand facing the counter with your arms placing on the edge of the counter. Your feet should be touching the base of the counter. Move your leg backwards until the body is leaning perfectly on tip toes. At this position you should be able to balance your body straight between the counter and the floor on toes and arms.   This is the starting position.  Bend your elbows and let your body come closer to the counter. This is similar to a slanting push up. Repeat this 20 times in 3 sets with a few minutes rest after every set.

Can orthopedic doctors prescribe pain medications?

We have seen doctors and patients getting concerned on the amount of medicine they can prescribe during practice.  Legally, there isn’t any mechanism that restricts a doctor in prescribing a particular amount of medicine. It depends on the kind of situation the patient is going through. There are different methods to prescribe medicine. This may also be depended on whether the patient is suffering from a disease or getting treatment for a recent injury. In case of injuries and breakage of bones, Orthopedic doctors are the ones who prescribe medicines. The amount of medicine and the duration of course varies from case to case.

Managing pain with the use of medicines

After the patient undergoes surgery, orthopedic surgeons and nurses take serious effort to ensure that patient experiences the least amount of pain possible. It is natural for any patient to experience pain and discomfort after undergoing a complex surgery like anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery.  But the advancement of research in pain control has come up with opioids and new kind of non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory drugs and certain kind of local anesthetics that helps the patient pass through this stage without much difficulty.

Combined method in prescribing pain management medications 

In the recent times, Orthopedic doctors have come up with a method of combining different medicines with different methods like administering the medicine into the patient’s body as injections, epidurals and tablets. Combination of different methods has turned to be the most efficient method to achieve desired pain relief without causing much discomfort to the patient. Orthopedic surgeons and researches in this field continue to traverse through unknown paths investigating possible solutions that can reduce recovery time and cause the patient less suffering than anticipated.

New approach to pain management 

The new approach to pain management is to find ways to avoid surgery through targeted treatments and precision diagnosis. Pain specialists over the years have been very careful in finding ways to avoid addiction of patients to certain kind of pain relieving medicines. Over the years various cases have been reported about drug abuse and addictions. Avoiding surgery may not end up giving immediate results but through focused treatments, the patients can recover in a slow and steady manner. This will also see to it that no pain relieving medications are administered into patient’s body that will turn out to become and addiction eventually. Sever pain and addiction to medicines can lead the patient to certain other conditions like depression or lack of pain which is not desirable in any way.

Can allergy symptoms mimic the flu?

Symptoms of allergic reactions and influenza are similar. Only an allergist will be able to identify it correctly. One may find it quite difficult to identify whether the symptoms relates to flu or allergic reaction  as he is not very clear about the various symptoms and their probable causes. So in this article I am going to explain the similarities and dissimilarities shown by these two types of symptoms.

Snore muscle, aching head, runny nose, lack of energy etc are the common symptoms of flu.  But these are the symptoms shown by rhinitis or food allergy also. These allergic reactions can either be seasonal or throughout the year. If the symptoms are shown frequently it can be due to allergic reactions as most people gets flu once in a year or so only.

Fever and aches

Sudden onset of fever which usually varies from 102 to 106 degrees Fahrenheit generally represents influenza. Temperature of adults can be lesser than that of children with influenza. Body aches usually accompanies flu in its earlier stages. Similarly fever related to allergies seldom goes high like that in influenza.

Vomiting and nausea

If the nausea experienced by a patient is not accompanied by runny nose or cough, then it can be considered as related to allergic reactions as nausea in flue is not accompanied by runny nose or cough. Only an allergist will be able to distinguish between some symptoms shown by allergies to dairy products, wheat, nuts etc. Diarrhea is a symptom of food allergy. But it is not a symptom of flu. These are also not symptoms of allergies related to respiratory issues.

Headache

Every flu will be accompanied by headache caused due to the immune reaction of the virus related to influenza, nasal issues, swelling etc. The headaches caused the rhinitis is characterized by the increased mucus production in the sinuses, nose, ear etc. Food allergies also can result in headaches.  But they never occur without symptoms of pain related to gastro intestine or swelling of face and throat.

Fatigue and dizziness

Allergy sufferers often report tiredness and dizziness. The fatigue shown by flu continues even after the symptoms have vanished. Dizziness and lightheadedness shown by allergies are often serious in nature. The dizziness and lightheadedness associated with food allergy are serous symptoms. Any swelling of throat or difficulty in breathing has to be reported immediately as they can relate to serious medical conditions.

Understanding the of sleep apnea tests and its symptoms

Do you suspect that you or someone dear to you is suffering from sleep apnea as revealed from the symptoms?.  Are you in search of some more information from a sleep apnea doctor to ascertain the meaning of the symptoms shown? Sleep apnea   is a very common sleep disorder which can take dangerous proportions if not taken care of.  Leaving this condition untreated can pave way for dangerous conditions like attacks, strokes and high blood pressure.

Proper diagnosis of this disease can be done at a sleep center by a specialized doctor. In this article I intend to give a brief account of symptoms shown by sleep apnea patients and the details of the tests conducted to ascertain the existence of sleep apnea.

Symptoms

Two important symptoms of sleep apnea are tiredness in the morning and snoring at night with chocking sounds and gasps. Other symptoms include:

  1. Morning headache
  2. High blood pressure
  3. Dry throat or mouth in the morning
  4. Obesity
  5. Anxiety, depression and inability to concentrate on anything
  6. Decreased libido
  7. Restless sleep
  8. Frequent urination
  9. Confusion on waking up

Sleep apnea test

  1. Nocturnal poysomnography: In this many parameters related to the sleep of the patient are recorded for understanding and further investigation. These include heart and lung activity, breathing patterns, oxygen level in your blood while you sleep, movement of the extremities etc. This is the most common test used for diagnosing sleep apnea.
  2. Portable device for monitoring sleep parameters: For some patients doctors recommend portable devices with which the sleep parameters of the patient is recorded while he sleeps in his house. These tests are conducted during a series of nights and after the test is completed the patient reports the result to the doctor. If any abnormality is noticed the patient is requested to conduct a polysomnography in a sleep center.
  3. In some cases, the sleep apnea doctor may ask the patient to get checked up by an  ear, nose or throat specialist as well as a neuro specialist to check whether there is any obstruction