Jo chats to us about her fibroid surgery and finally conquering the mountain UHCW NHS Trust
Hi I'm Jo Carter, I was a little bit shocked to begin with because I don't think it was anything serious I just had a little pain in my stomach and I went to the doctors thinking that it was probably just a little hernia or something and after a few scans they told me it was quite a big growth from that point I was shocked and also it was pretty daunting to think that I was going to have an operation as I always thought I was quite fit.
And healthy. The tumour was not too far off the size of this rugby ball I think it was 25 cm by 20cm by 17cm which is quite shocking considering the size of me and the fact I didn't know I had it. We actually called it Filbert, hoping it was a fibroid which it was, so we called it Filbert the fibroid and we were counting down the days to removal really. The surgeon was great pretty much from the moment I got diagnosed to the actual surgery itself it was.
Faultless, it was really quick and I couldn't have really asked for any more, from the scans they were probably a week two weeks apart I saw the Consultant twice and before I knew it I was in for the op, so really really good I was exercising fairly early on from as soon as I could move, I just started walking around the block, it got a bit longer and then I went back to the pool and just walked up and down in the pool and did quite a lot of aqua aerobics and then as soon as I could I got on my.
Bike probably from about 8 or 9 weeks but with no resistance, it wasn't far on from then I did a sportif of about 40 miles, I think it was the November. Probably the first one that I won which was mud sweat and beers and that was in the March say fairly soon afterwards and then I've gone on to win quite a few more. I did the iron run in August which was actually the day before it was my op anniversary that was August 22 this year and I won that so that was quite a highlight.
How to Read a MRI of Lumbar Degenerative Spondylolisthesis and Spinal Stenosis
Here's a side view of an MRI of a patient with substantial degenerative changes and a degenerative Spondylolisthesis Stenosis or slip at four five and the central canal is also blocked and that is called spinal stenosis again reading this MRI we see the spinal cord here which ends there and the nerve roots which come out of the spinal cord again the white is cerebral spinal fluid which is water we see again the vertebra we see again the discs these discs here are quite degenerative and if we look carefully we're going to see that this L four vertebra has slid.
Forward on L five that slip is called a degenerative Spondylolisthesis and we can look at the spinal canal and see the spinal canal in this area his clogged up essentially and quite narrowed and that is deleterious to the nerves we can look at this with a topdown view and again the yellow line here is where we're making our cut here's the spinal canal we can see all of the nerve roots here we look at the facets before these are degenerative facets and if we march up the spine and watch the size of the canal.
Flaxseed Oil Why You Should Never Eat Flaxseed Oil VitaLife Show Episode 60
Welcome to the Vitalife show. I'm doctor Janine Bowring and today's topic is flaxseed oil and is this something that's healthy that we should be taking. Well my personal opinion is that flaxseed oil is not a healthy supplement to be taking in the daily diet and there are few reasons for this actually the research is supporting my viewpoint on this showing that people that are supplementing with flaxseed oil actually have a higher risk prostate cancer and my question is what other types of cancers are actually heightening the risk.
By taking flaxseed oil now one of the problems with flaxseed oil you know it is a vegetarian source for the important omega 3's the conversion of flaxseed oil into the important DHA and EPA is not that great so in women it tends to be a little bit better because of our natural estrogen but really its only 21 percent conversion of ALA which is the alphaLinolenic acid into EPA and only nine percent conversion into DHA which is the important omega3 for a brain and spinal cord as well for our vision.
So I mean that's really concerning and then it's even lower so imagine 8 percent conversion ALA from flaxseeds into EPA and only zero to four percent conversion into DHA now again I always recommend the better way to go to get our omega 3's is of course a fish oil supplement and it always needs to be a high quality fish oil supplement that is contaminant free which isn't guaranteed in all fish oil supplements so that is something you really have to look into but also higher in the DHA because as humans we tend to be more deficient in.
The DHA and this is something that needs to be again supplemented on a daily basis so the best fish oil supplement on the market VitaFish Oil higher in the DHA less on the EPA but there's still a little bit in there which is very important as our antiinflammatory effects but again higher in the DHA for the brain and spinal cord as well as for memory DHA actually concentrates at the back of the eye which is really important for not only treating and preventing vision loss and macular degeneration but also to keep the moisture in our eyes which a lot.
Of people don't realize so when they start supplementing with something like the VitaFish Oil what they notices that the moisture comes back to the eyes evision improves again I encourage you to look at the VitaFish Oil on vitatree again easy to take small orange capsules no fishy taste kids absolutely love them and and it's really important that kids are actually supplementing with the VitaFish Oil on a daily basis because again it's so important as a natural antiinflammatory helps to keep their immune system strong but more importantly again for their brain and cognitive abilities so things.
Cold Sores Herpes Simplex Virus How Do You Get Cold Sores, Symptoms and Treatments.
You have a cold sore that bums you out! What should and shouldn't you do now First of all, you need to know that a cold sore is caused by the herpes virus and that there's fluid in the blisters. A cold sore can be annoying and painful, but is hardly ever harmful. The herpes virus will remain forever in your body though and can get reactivated at a later time. That's why you can get a cold sore over and over again. There isn't any treatment to get the virus out of your body.
So, what are the do's and don'ts when you've got a cold sore Don't touch the blisters and wash your hands regularly especially when you've touched the blisters by accident. A cold sore is extremely contagious. The herpes virus that's inside the blisters can be transmitted through kissing or after you've touched them with your fingers. The virus can end up in the eye or near the genitals in that way and blisters may form in those places. Once the blisters have dried up, the virus can't be transmitted any longer.
Never hug a baby when you've got a cold sore. Babies can get seriously ill from from the herpes virus and can even die because it. That's the reason why it's also called the kiss of death. Sunlight, a reduced resistance, illness, menstruation, or stress can activate the herpes virus so a cold sore can show up. so a cold sore can show up. So avoid being exposed to the sun and use protective lip balm or sunblock on your lips to protect yourself against the sun. Keep your resistance up eat healthy food,.
Exercise regularly and get a good night's rest. Some people find comfort in putting the Vaseline or zinc oxide on their lips to ease the itching and pain. You could use antiviral creams and tablets. The cream hasn't been proven to reduce the symptoms of a cold sore though. Tablets could reduce the symptoms of a cold sore but only if you use them in a very early stage before the blisters have formed. Consult your family doctor when the blisters haven't disappeared after two weeks or when the inflammation spreads. In the last case, bacteria might have gotten.
Garcinia Cambogia Side Effects You Could Be A Victim!
Hey, It's Jay from Fit And Healthy Blog. So you want to know about Garcinia Cambogia side effects Well in this short tutorial, I'm going to tell you the number one side effect and I'm also going to reveal who should never use Garcinia Cambogia extract, so make sure you watch the entire tutorial. Okay let's get into it. The most common side effects reported by users are from those taking high dosage amounts of Garcinia Cambogia weight loss formula. According to Doctor Oz, the recommended dose is to take 500 mgs of Garcinia Cambogia hca.
Roughly 30 minutes before every meal. Higher dosages of up to 1000 mgs can be taken at each meal for an enhanced effect but high dosages may cause unpleasant symptoms in some people such as nausea, digestive pain, and headaches. So if you suffer from any of these side effects, lower the amount you're taking and monitor the effects. If these side effects are still present after lowering the dose then discontinue use. Who Should Not Take Garcinia Cambogia If you are pregnant or nursing, then do not take this formula as the safety is not yet.
Know. This is not to say that it's unsafe, but it's always better to stay on the safe side as a precaution. Also if you're a diabetic, it's recommended that you don't take this formula without first consulting your doctor. Overall, my research shows that Garcinia Cambogia hydroycitric acid is safe to take for up to 12 weeks at a time before having a break for a few weeks. So this is good news for anybody who wants to slim down using this weight loss solution. Now if you would like to get high quality Garcinia Cambogia at the best price and you're.
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