Day: April 28, 2021

WEIGHT LOSS

Gastric Balloon, Obalon Balloon System in LA

How Does The Procedure Work?

Firstly, Dr. Moeinolmolki gives you small capsules, or balloons, that you swallow. Once the balloons reach your stomach, he inflates them with gas using a small catheter. After that, the inflated balloon remains in your stomach and doesn’t harm any of your internal structures. It occupies space so that you eat less. A fully inflated balloon is comparable in size to a small orange and weighs about the same as a penny.

In total, the procedure takes less than 10 minutes. Over the course of the three months, Dr. Moeinolmolki places three balloons inside your stomach. The schedule of treatment sessions depends on your weight-loss progress and how your body tolerates the balloons. You should experience gradual weight loss over a six-month period. After that, he removes the balloons via an endoscopy procedure with light sedation.

Am I a Good Candidate for Obalon?

If you

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FITNESS

Gyms in West Sacramento – Yelp

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EXERCISE

Exercise | Parkinson’s Foundation

Exercise is an important part of healthy living for everyone. For people with Parkinson’s disease (PD), exercise is more than healthy — it is a vital component to maintaining balance, mobility and activities of daily living. Exercise and physical activity can improve many PD symptoms. These benefits are supported by research.

The Parkinson’s Outcomes Project shows that people with PD who start exercising earlier and a minimum of 2.5 hours a week, experience a slowed decline in quality of life compared to those who start later. Establishing early exercise habits is essential to overall disease management.

What Type of Exercise Should I Do? 

To help manage the symptoms of PD, be sure your exercise program includes a few key ingredients: 

  • Aerobic activity 
  • Strength training
  • Balance, agility and multitasking
  • Flexibility

These elements are included in many types of exercise. Biking, running, Tai chi, yoga, Pilates, dance, weight training, non-contact

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EXERCISE

5 of the best exercises you can ever do

If you’re not an athlete or serious exerciser — and you just want to work out for your health or to fit in your clothes better — the gym scene can be intimidating and overwhelming. What are the best exercises for me? How will I find the time?

Just having to walk by treadmills, stationary bikes, and weight machines can be enough to make you head straight back home to the couch.

Yet some of the best physical activities for your body don’t require the gym or ask you to get fit enough to run a marathon. These “workouts” can do wonders for your health. They’ll help keep your weight under control, improve your balance and range of motion, strengthen your bones, protect your joints, prevent bladder control problems, and even ward off memory loss.

No matter your age or fitness level, these activities are some of the best exercises

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WEIGHT LOSS

Gastric Sleeve or sleeve gastrectomy surgery in Los Angeles, CA

Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Los Angeles

Gastric sleeve is the most common form of bariatric (weight loss) surgery. The procedure is performed worldwide and is also called sleeve gastrectomy, vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG), or laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.

The surgery makes it possible for your body to shed up to 60% to 80% of your excess weight within the first two years.

What is a Gastric Sleeve?

Gastric sleeve surgery is designed to restrict your food intake, which in turn leads to rapid weight loss. Patients who undergo this safe bariatric surgery and are 100 pounds overweight can easily lose 50 to 80 pounds once the full effects of the VSG sleeve are achieved.

If you find that you have more belly fat than you would prefer and have tried everything to lose weight, the low cost gastric sleeve may be a safe and viable solution.

How Safe is the Vertical

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TREATMENT

Tardive Dyskinesia: Definition, Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

Tardive dyskinesia is a side effect of antipsychotic medications. These drugs are used to treat schizophrenia and other mental health disorders.

TD causes stiff, jerky movements of your face and body that you can’t control. You might blink your eyes, stick out your tongue, or wave your arms without meaning to do so.

Not everyone who takes an antipsychotic drug will get it. But if it happens, it’s sometimes permanent. So if you have movements you can’t control, let your doctor know right away. To ease your symptoms, your doctor may:

  • Lower the dose
  • Add another medication to what you’re taking to act as an antidote
  • Switch you to a different drug

Symptoms

Tardive dyskinesia causes stiff, jerky movements that you can’t control. They include:

Orofacial dyskinesia or oro-bucco-lingual dyskinesia: Uncontrolled movements in your face — namely your lips, jaw, or tongue. You might:

  • Stick out your tongue without
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THERAPY

Red Light Therapy: Effectiveness, Treatment, and Risks

SOURCES:

Photomedicine and Laser Surgery: “A Controlled Trial to Determine the Efficacy of Red and Near-Infrared Light Treatment in Patient Satisfaction, Reduction of Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Skin Roughness, and Intradermal Collagen Density Increase.”

Pain Research and Treatment: “Efficacy of the LED Red Light Therapy in the Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders: Double Blind Randomized Controlled Trial.”

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society: “Improvement of Pain and Disability in Elderly Patients with Degenerative Osteoarthritis of the Knee Treated with Narrow‐Band Light Therapy.”

Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery: “Low-level laser (light) therapy (LLLT) in skin: stimulating, healing, restoring.”

British Journal of Sports Medicine: “A randomised, placebo controlled trial of low level laser therapy for activated Achilles tendinitis with microdialysis measurement of peritendinous prostaglandin E2 concentrations.”

Doris Day, MD, clinical assistant professor of dermatology, New York University Langone Medical Center.

American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery: “LED Therapy Studies.”

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