Breast reduction procedures date as early as the 19th century and they were performed for reconstructive purposes. In some parts of the globe though, breast size was one of the factors that could dictate one's membership to a certain social class. Especially in places like Brazil, where there was a melting pot of races, reducing a female’s breast could help her climb the social ladder through marriage. Nowadays breast reduction surgeries are becoming more and more popular, either as a means to correct an affection (such as macromastia or even gigantomastia, an extremely disproportionate breast to body ratio) or to help self-conscious women about their breast feel good in their bodies. This apparently counterintuitive procedure shows us that no extreme is welcomed by people who don't actually want to stand out through their brassiere cup sizes. Some other disadvantages of very large breast in women are: being unable to find clothes that will fit, fighting poor blood circulation which can result in feeling one's breast painful from time to time, chronic pains to one's head, neck, shoulders and back because of a bad posture while standing or walking, even serious medical issues and also the inability to take part in athletic activities.
A study carried out by the University of Portsmouth shows that large breasts inhibit women’s participation in any physical activities. The study reveals that breasts are on the 4th place, after lack of energy, lack of free time and health reason, in the top hold-ups from physical activities. The same women talked about their hard times when looking for a sports bra that will fit and also about the embarrassment felt for their excessive breast movement. If we are to consider the facts and figures in sports, large breasts seem to not discourage number one tennis player in the world Serena Williams, or the professional LPGA Golfer Natalie Gulbis, from making millions out of prize money throughout their careers. Other sports also pride themselves with busty athletes, such as figure skaters Katarina Witt and Anna Semenovich, racing driver Milka Duno, the former artistic gymnast Alicia Sacramone and the 3 times Olympic gold medalist Stephania Rice. Although many professional athletes seem to do just fine in sports in spite of their large breasts, there are cases in which athletes prefer to undergo a breast reduction surgery to improve their performance on the court. One such example is Simona Halep, who in 2009 went from a 34DD to a 34C by surgically resizing them (rumors has it that she did the surgery in Los Angeles). At the time of the procedure, she accused serious back pain and the fact that her breasts reduced her time of reaction on field. Did it help? It certainly looks so, as she is now number two in the world, surpassing the famous Maria Sharapova, and scored since then a total evolution of 450 places in the world tennis rankings.
Soon after that, news started to spread. This may be a reason why the breast reduction surgery has gained a lot of popularity in the past years. Things have gone as far as having specialized breast reduction centers in Virginia Beach(check out this site). New categories of women come clean about the troubles their big breasts are causing for them, both physically and psychologically. And Richmond Virginia seems to be on top of that trend with research invested into finding the best techniques for breast reduction surgeries, including minimizing the scars that result from the surgery. An article from ESPN The Magazine interviews busty archers, hurdlers, gymnasts, tennis players, who offer some behind the scenes info about their sporting lives with big breasts. All of them seem to agree on the fact that big boobs are making it even more difficult to keep up. Still the busty women of sports should not worry too much, because these days they have a plastic surgeon they can turn to. Dr. Larry Stevens is a Virginian plastic surgeon superstar specialized in downsizing. He is the surgeon who helps women in sports stay scalpel-free, lighter, with minimal secondary effects. He saw a lot of professional sportswomen during his career since the patenting of his medical method and advises any athlete who wants to go pro and has a problem with large breasts to pay him a visit…the sooner the better for their sports performance.
Being a nurse is one of the most difficult jobs in the whole wide world. Yes, it is actually much more difficult than you might think. It’s nothing like you saw in movies or read in school books.
Besides the fact that it’s an eventful occupation, which involves huge amounts of stress during long 12-hour shifts, you often have to deal with rude patients and cranky doctors. And no matter the circumstances, you have to keep that smile on your face and look serene, even if your back aches and your feet are killing you.
I go to work when the sun has not come up yet and I leave the job when it’s even darker outside. At the nurses’ station, after spending 12 hours on my feet, I usually need a chair to sit on, but that’s something out of the question, since every nurse in the area is fighting for the exact same thing. At that point, I’m just too tired to keep putting an effort into something that never turns well, that amplifies everyone’s nerves and evolves into scandals that leave its participants with remorse. So this clearly affects my health and strength. Ironically, you get ill by helping other people to get better or cured.
Don’t get me wrong, I love my job and I am dedicated to helping others in need, but sometimes this can really affect me in ways that tend to get unbearable. So I went to my personal physician for a couple of times, complaining about the pain in my feet, neck, back and arms, asking for advice in order to get the best pair of nursing shoes (Two Comfy Shoes). His only answer was that I need to get more exercise. Really? More exercise? When and how? Wait, did I say when? It’s incredible that they sometimes think of us as being only the bed-pan-changers. They often seem to forget the immense amount of work that we do for our patients and how this job is quite like a marathon, so all they can suggest is more exercise, like I don’t already get enough of that.
So I’ve decided to take the matter into my own hands and deal with the problems as best as I can. Overall, I’m trained to do that. I bought myself a pair of orthopedic shoes for nurses. Of course you’ve seen the standard white nursing shoes that all of us must wear, but these are better and I’m going to explain why. They come in an ergonomic shape, which supports the feet, but also gently massages the right spots, in order for us to relax while walking, which I think is just brilliant. The upper sole is made out of bovine leather with small perforations, for better ventilation. The outsole is made out of polyurethane which adapts to the shape of the feet, giving me all the comfort I could ever ask from a pair of shoes. The downside is that these kind of nursing shoes are not cheap and I’ve actually got mine custom-made, to make sure they fit me the best. But no matter how expensive they were, I can put my hand on my heart and say that they’re worth all the money I paid for, mostly because I see them as an investment into my own health and well being.
Since I’ve been wearing my new nursing shoes, I’ve noticed an improvement in my posture and less tension in my back muscles. Also, the headaches have gone. I used to have these horrible migraines; due to the fact that my body wasn’t getting enough sleep and also because the shoes for nurses I used to wear were quite too heavy to carry around for 12 hours a day.
Nowadays, I can gladly say that I’m pain pill free and I no longer have to drink the same amounts of coffee. These new nursing shoes simply work miracles. If someone had told me earlier that wearing the right shoes will take away the problems my muscles suffered from, I would have considered them out of their minds.
In conclusion, I would recommend to all my fellow nurse colleagues to make an effort and get a pair of these magical nursing shoes. It will improve not only the health of the feet; their whole bodies will get to benefit from this acquisition. Properly oxygenated, the legs will send good messages to the brain, who will no longer feel pressured by bad circulatory events, which will reduce the number of the headaches induced by malfunction in other parts of the body.
I have been very busy lately because of my mother’s health problems and to be honest, I have never felt so anxious my entire life. Nothing was more important than Mom these days and, fortunately, we were blessed. My mom went through a hip replacement surgery a couple of days ago and, thanks God, the surgery went fine so today she got out of the hospital. She had a nice and fast recovery and doctors thought she can go back home safely in Virginia, where she lives. She went at this surgeon in Virginia for an MRI and a few tests.
I know it sounds a cliché, but our health is our most precious gift – literally nothing can be worse that suffering from a debilitating disease when getting older. And when you see the person you love the most in pain and so helpless and frightened you would give anything to make her well again. Anything. Health problems are tough for the person that’s suffering and also for her loved ones. This is one of the moments when your priorities change...forever. You see throughout all these problems very clearly that you have some great gifts in your life. To be able to hold and hug your mom is an enormous gift most of us take for granted, the gift of a perfectly healthy body is also amazing.
I have also learned to never ever neglect my health and my well-being. Some problems that elders have can be prevented with a proper diet, lack of stress and couple of hours of exercise a week. We cannot escape death but we can fight to prevent our body deteriorating as much as possible. Exercise religiously. And eat your veggies, like Mom said all her life – you will be happy you chose to respect and love your body someday. I am happy to announce that my Mom is feeling great and the hip replacement surgery went very good, thanks to an awesome doctor and his team. Doctors had to insert prosthesis into her pelvis and femur. It was a complicated surgery, but it had to be done. My Mom has been suffering of chronic pain because of her severe arthritis for 6 years now. She had gone through an anesthesia and a few days of hospitalization, but she has an actual new hip and I’m telling you, it is amazing for her. Her quality of life will improve tremendously.
I’m so happy for her. She will be off the pain meds soon and she will not have the debilitating pain anymore. She will walk comfortably. She will climb stairs. She will enjoy a nice walk, a beautiful sunset, a shopping session or whatever she chooses to do without her chronic pain that made her unable to be happy. She has to go through physical therapy for a couple of months and this is essential for her rehabilitation, but that’s a piece of cake compared with what she went through before the surgery in Virginia Beach.
Before that, she couldn’t even climb the stairs or arise from a sitting position without a considerable amount of effort. She has a severe arthritis of the hip joint that aging made it even worse. This disease made her life so hard – and now I’m grateful and amazed by all the possibly that modern surgery options gives to elder people. She had a great team of doctors that treated her good and did a wonderful job with her hip. Now, a psychical therapist takes care of her and teaches her to do new exercises, such as contracting or relaxing hip muscles.
The artificial hip has a more limited range of movement than a natural hip, as expected. So her therapist also teaches how to do simple day to day activities (bending, sitting and moving) so that she will not injure her new hip. After the rehabilitation, she could even swim or use a stationary bike for training her muscles! That’s a very big deal for someone who couldn’t even walk properly. I will make sure to be there for her in the healing process and doing some sport together will be the perfect time to catch up. Unfortunately, you never know how lucky you are until you go through stuff like this. Do me a favor and watch your diet and sport regime and visit your folks as much as you can. They need you. And they were there for you watching and hoping you’re happy since the day you were born. Give them a little back, just a little time from your hectic time. You’ll be a happier person, believe me.
Most people tend to believe that comedians have a great life. They believe that comedians are surrounded by similar people to them and their life is all about laughter. I will tell you a secret. Comedians’ real life is nothing like their performance on stage. Trust me, I’m a comedian.
Now, I’m not saying that every case is just like mine but I tell you from experience, when you go on stage and make people laugh it is because you can’t make yourself laugh. Seeing other people happy because of you somehow makes you happy. You can’t find happiness on your own so your happiness depends on other people’s happiness. Although you might think it is not a bad thing to have your happiness depend on other people’s happiness, it actually is. If at some point in your life you won’t be able to make other people laugh, your happiness get crushed one moment at a time. That is when depression hits you.
Someone once said that depression feels like drowning. Except that you see everyone around you breathing. I couldn’t have said that better. I suffer from severe depression since my early 20s. That is when I decided to become a comedian. At first I was laughing at my situation because I knew how ridiculous a few things were and I couldn’t understand why I felt so hurt by them. For instance, although I loved and still love my brother from the bottom of my heart, I always felt some sort of jealousy regarding his position in our family. He was always the smart one who had the last word because he wouldn’t beat you mean words nor physical power, he would always beat you with the smartest arguments. It was, and still is, pointless to fight him.
So, my brother always loved stand-up comedy shows. This is one thing I got from him. We used to go every week to a stand-up comedy show when we were young. At some point we lost that connection. I am not saying that we hate each other. We talk, we spend time together but it’s more like a family duty now. However, when I was attending a stand-up comedy show, I would always be amazed by the fact that people stand up applauding the comedian. I found it fascinating. Then I knew I wanted to make people happy, to make them laugh. It worked, everyone said I was not an ordinary type of comedian. They would say that there’s something special with me.
All these lasted for about 2 years. When people got used to my shows I felt as if I failed. I felt like I let those people down. Ever since then I’ve been seeing a therapist and practically, the main thing he tells me is that if I follow my dream I will only get deeper and deeper into this whole depression situation. I will not give up, though. Although I suffer from severe depression, as Robin Williams said, “suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem”.
As you probably already know, Clomid is a medicine that treats fertility issues. Women usually use Clomid when they cannot ovulate. However, there are women who use Clomid for other, all kinds of reasons. You must know that Clomid has been approved to treat fertility issues, so it is illegal to use it for anything else.
Now, you can buy Clomid from the different websites and online pharmacies. I would not recommend so, as the websites might be fake and you can find yourself paying a lot of money for either receiving another product or for receiving nothing. Before starting to take Clomid you must consult the doctor to see whether this is the best thing for you. If he does not approve with you taking Clomid then you should talk to him and find another solution. Taking Clomid without a medical prescription can be very dangerous, as you can develop from less severe to very severe side effects. Many women are willing to take the risk and take Clomid without consulting the doctor. Even if you do that and get real Clomid, it can be very dangerous to you as you don’t know the right dosage for you. I would recommend buying Clomid from a health care provider but again, you can only buy Clomid from a health care provider if you have a doctor’s prescription.
As I said before, taking Clomid by your own, without consulting a doctor might result into developing side effects. Now, these side effects can vary, they can be from less severe to very severe. Even if they are less severe, you must consult a doctor as they can persist and grow more and more severe. The doctor will know what to do to so that you can get back to normal. In some cases, the doctor might tell you that you have to abandon your treatment for your own health. If so, you should do it immediately before it is too late. The less severe side effects are bloating, blurred vision, stomach and pelvic pain, sensitivity of eyes to light, tiredness, mental depression, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, trouble in sleeping, headaches, nervousness, restlessness, lightheadedness and so on.
Among the very severe side effects, there are possible ovarian tumors, slow breast milk production, chance of having twins or triplets and so on. Usually, if you consult a doctor before starting the treatment, it is highly unlikely to develop any of these severe side effects. That, of course, if the doctor agrees that you can start the treatment. If you do not consult a doctor before starting the treatment, be sure you are not pregnant. It is not recommended by any means to take Clomid while you are already pregnant.
All in all, I advise you to buy Clomid from a reliable health care provider. Obviously, you can buy a very good product from the internet, but when it comes to medication I think it is best not to take the risk.
Clomid is a fertility medicine. Needless to say, it is non-steroidal. Women who cannot naturally ovulate use Clomid to cause ovulation. Do not use Clomid by any circumstances if you are already pregnant.
Make sure you consult a doctor before taking Clomid. Also, make sure where you buy Clomid from is a safe place. In my opinion, it is best for you to buy it from a health care provider. If your doctor advises you against taking Clomid try to listen to him. It can cause severe side effects. It is a possibility to develop an ovarian tumor. Also, Clomid can slower your breast milk production and make you give birth to twins or triplets. These are some strong reasons why I believe it is best for you to go to a doctor. If, as said before, he advises you against taking Clomid, you can discuss with him and find another solution for your fertility problem.
Avoid storing Clomid near direct light. You should store it at room temperature, away from heat and moisture. Try to be cautious while driving. One of the side effects you can develop if you take Clomid is blurred vision. Also, avoid participating to any activity that requires a lot of energy, any hazardous activity. You must consult your doctor immediately if you find that something might not be right. Supplements with phytoestrogens will cancel the effects of Clomid if they are taken together.
The dosage will also be decided by the doctor. It really depends on your weight, age and so on. However, the usual dosage is 50 mg, meaning one tablet, for the beginning. So, you will take one tablet for 5 days. If the patient doesn’t ovulate, the dose should be increased. In this case, the patient can take 100 mg, meaning 2 tablets of 50 mg daily, for 5 days. However, increasing the dosage to more than 100 mg per day is not recommended. Also, if the clomid treatment does not work at all, starting another one is not recommended.
Now, there are a few common, less severe side effects you may develop. These side effect can be developed by taking almost any medicine, really. So, you can develop headaches, tiredness, trouble in sleeping, dizziness, lightheadedness, nausea or vomiting, restlessness, nervousness, bloating, blurred vision, stomach or pelvic pain, vision problems, sensitivity of eyes to light and so on. If you happen to develop any of these side effects, consult your doctor immediately. Even though they are less severe side effects, they can grow into more severe if they persist. If you, however, develop more severe side effects, report to the FDA and again, consult a doctor.
All in all, what you must keep in mind is to consult a doctor before starting any similar treatment. Your doctor will tell you whether you should or should not start a treatment, what are the risks and what you should avoid while you are on treatment.
Ambien, also known as Zolpidem, is a drug used to treat insomnia (sleep problems). By taking Ambien you will be able not only to fall asleep faster but also to have a “peaceful” night. You will be able to sleep better, have a better night’s rest. It is a sedative-hypnotic drug that helps you calm down and have a good sleep.
There are a few online pharmacies that will sell you Ambien without having a prescription. However, I do recommend you to go to a doctor first and tell him about your sleep problems. A doctor will always be able you tell you whether it is or it is not good for you to take Ambien. If he considers you should not take Ambien, he will surely find another medicine to treat you with. Sometimes you don’t even need medicine to help you fall asleep but do something that calms you down, such as reading before sleeping or listening to music, anything that helps you relax when you are tensioned.
Now, one of the main reasons why I recommend you to consult a doctor before taking Ambien or any other medicine without a prescription is because you do not know the right dosage for you. The Ambien dosage is decided upon your age, gender, medical condition, other medications you may be taking, and response to treatment. Obviously, you cannot decide alone which is the right dosage for you, you need a doctor. If you really want to avoid the doctor, keep in mind that it is not advised to take more than 10 mg per day. Also, Ambien is advised to be taken before going to sleep.
Buying Ambien without prescription might cause you trouble, you might develop side effects. Dizziness is a common side effect you can develop. Also, the need for sleep through the day is also a side effect. Should you develop any of these, contact your doctor immediately, no matter whether you have taken Ambien with or without prescription. These less severe side effects can develop into more severe ones if you don’t consult your doctor. Needless to say, there are very serious side effects you can develop if you buy Ambien without a prescription. You can lose your memory temporary, your can have mood, behavior and mental changes such as depression, confusion, hallucination, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, aggressive behavior, agitation and so on).
All in all, I believe the best thing for you is to go to the doctor and discuss whether you should or should not take Ambien. As I said before, I do not recommend you to just buy Ambien without a prescription as it might make you develop unwanted side effects. Although there are websites and legit online pharmacies that sell Ambien, I recommend you to stay away from them until you talk to your doctor. Needless to say, after you talk to him, if he does prescribe you Ambien you should ask him where you should buy it from. This way you can be sure that you are safe.