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Do You Have Stubborn Fat? by David Grisaffi

April 20, 2016
The placement of fat deposits on our bodies varies depending on each person's genetic influences, lifestyle choices and nutritional intake. Men tend to store their body fat around their bellies and chest. Women tend to store it around there hips, buttocks, thighs and back of their arms. A complete discussion of hormones and fat storage would be beyond the scope of this article, but let it suffice to say that certain hormonal process do determine http://www.spine-health.com/treatment/pain-management/pain-management-chronic-back-pain body fat distribution.

Stubborn fat is metabolized extremely slowly and is resistant to the hormonal process that takes place while the fat burning process is started up. To burn fat, the adrenal hormones better known as adrenaline and noradrenaline, attach to the fat cell receptors and essentially "open them up" so the fat can be used in the energy pathways. There are two kinds of receptors in your fat cells: one is alpha and the other beta. The beta receptors are much more active and respond to adrenal hormones. To lose body fat, the adrenal hormones switch on and the body begins to use fat as energy. However, in the case of people with stubborn fat, this does not occur, so no body fat is lost.

There is one major factor that many people do not realize when they are attempting to lose body fat and this can be a stumbling block in anyone's long term success. Many people approach fat loss and fitness with great enthusiasm and determination. With this attitude, they lose body fat and feel great, but even so, they just do not seem to get rid of ALL they fat they want to. They lose fat successfully for a time, but ultimately get stuck just before all of the fat is completely gone.

So what is the real solution? It's simple you must understand how fat cells work and how to get past the plateau phenomenon and defeat this last bit of body fat, that we often call stubborn fat.

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When you consume too many calories, your body goes into storage mode for that "rainy day," so to speak, but the "rainy day" does not happen. So your body simply stores those extra calories as fat. When you eat less calories then your body demands your cells release stored fat for energy. Pretty simple equation, however it does not appear that all fat is the same.

Stubborn fat develops when your hormonal pathways are broken down. Age does play a role in this: Fat deposits increase and become more resistant to fat loss methods as you get older. This you have little control over, but some things that lead to stubborn fat development are under your control. Yo yo dieting is one of them. Losing weight on crash diets and then regaining it often known as the "rebound effect" will only increase stubborn fat in the long run. A decrease in exercise and activity level also compounds the stubborn fat problem. This is why people who crash diet on low calories and refuse to exercise and move their bodies, often have the worst stubborn fat problems of all.

According to my good friend and colleague Ori Hofmekler, author of the warrior diet, "stubborn fat" has a lower ratio of beta receptors to alpha receptors." Therefore, your body's hormonal "fat dissolver," adrenaline, will not be able to enter the fat cell and open the door. Ori also points out that "to make these matters worse, stubborn fat has more estrogen receptors which cause even more stubborn fat."



Now that you understand why you have stubborn fat, right down to the hormone and receptor level, the question is "How do you alter your nutrition, exercise and lifestyle to get rid if this resistant body fat?" The answer will be found in part two. Stay tuned.

I have worked with many clients and I would say most of them have a good amount of stubborn body fat. This fat is literally "programmed" to be very difficult to lose. It seems to remain on our bodies no matter what we do, hence the word stubborn fat. Modern diets and weight loss programs almost all seem to work in the beginning, but then they never really address this crucial part of fat loss the last bit of stubborn fat.

This is commonly known as a plateau and this plateau phenomenon causes many people who were previously successful to lose their enthusiasm and return to their old ways. When old habits take over again and this happens to the majority of dieters - the body fat comes back with a vengeance. This is due to programming of the fat cell. Each time you try to lose body fat again, it seems to take longer and require more effort.

Our ancestors really never had to deal with this problem because they moved and engaged in physical labor as a regular part of daily life, whereas technological conveniences and the modern lifestyle have caused many of us to become lazy and inactive.

Diets fail because they only look at the caloric reduction side of the equation. You need to understand the other variables in the equation exercise and lifestyle. You need to understand the deeper issues you are really dealing with. Getting rid of stubborn fat is not nearly as simple as just slashing calories and dieting. Stubborn fat is the result of a complex interplay of biological and hormonal processes all of which are affected by how you eat, how you move and the type of lifestyle you lead.

If all this sounds bad enough, what makes it even worse is that if you indulge in the typical modern diet and sedentary lifestyle, this often results in reduced insulin sensitivity (read my past article on Insulin Sensitivity for more information). Added on top of everything else, your fat tissue becomes so incredibly resistant to your attempts to lose it, it seems like you will be stuck with it forever.

Everyone walking on the face of this earth has an abundance of fat cells throughout their bodies. In fact, if you're a healthy adult with normal body composition, you have approximately 30 billion fat cells. This is an astronomical number when you think about it. Did you ever wonder why you have so many? Have you ever wondered what those fat cells are for?

The answer is, fat cells are part of our genetic code and they allowed us to use stored energy when food was scarce. This survival mechanism is very much the same today as it was 10,000 years ago. However, today our needs have changed. There is an abundance of food in modern society today.

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4 surprising reasons women can't lose weight

April 19, 2016
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If you're doing everything "right" and can't seem to lose weight, you may have a hidden health condition.

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

An underactive thyroid can disrupt metabolism and other aspects of health

Eating a "trouble food" can lead to bloating and water-weight gain

Weight gain can be an unwelcome side effect of some drugs

(Health.com) -- Most of us already know that eating less and moving more are the keys to dropping extra pounds. But if you're already doing everything "right" and can't seem to lose weight -- or are even gaining it -- you may have a hidden health condition that's sabotaging your efforts. And the symptoms may be so subtle that even your doctor can miss them. Here, some possible weight-loss blockers -- and how to get the help you need.



A Sluggish Thyroid

Your thyroid gland makes hormones that regulate the way your body uses energy. An underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) disrupts your metabolism, as well as many other aspects of your health. Some estimate that as many as 10 percent of adults have hypothyroidism, which is more common in women and is most often diagnosed in the 40s and 50s.

Could this be you? Besides weight gain or an inability to lose weight, you may notice fatigue, hair loss, dry skin, joint pain and muscle weakness, heavy periods, increased sensitivity to cold, even depression. Many people with https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/pain-management-adults low-grade hypothyroidism just feel "off," with no obvious signs of being truly sick.

How to get tested: Ask your internist to run a TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) screening. In general, the higher your TSH level, the slower your thyroid is. "While traditional 'normal' values are between .45 and 4.5, if your level is above 2, you might still struggle to lose weight," explains Dr. Jamie Kane, M.D., medical director of Park Avenue Medical Weight and Wellness in New York City. Your doctor may also want to check your levels of T-3 and T-4, the two main thyroid hormones. But hypothyroidism isn't always a straight numbers game; more and more doctors are now treating the symptoms, not just the blood-test results. "If a patient isn't feeling well, it's often because her thyroid isn't functioning as well as it should for her body," says Dr. Erika Schwartz, M.D., an internist in New York City.

How it's treated: Your doc will usually start by prescribing a low-dose T-4 thyroid hormone like Synthroid. If your symptoms don't improve, discuss upping your dosage or switching to a combination of T-3 and T-4.

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Out-of-Whack Hormones

As many as 1 in 10 women of childbearing age have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a condition in which a woman's ovaries produce an excess of male hormones. In addition to causing ovulation problems and infertility, PCOS may go hand-in-hand with insulin resistance, a glitch in the way your body processes blood sugar, which is often associated with excess fat storage, especially around the waist. Left untreated, insulin resistance can lead to type 2 diabetes.

Could this be you? You may have irregular periods, excess facial and body hair, acne, some male pattern balding, and trouble getting pregnant, along with unexplained weight gain (though not everyone with PCOS has weight issues).

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How to get tested: Your gynecologist or internist can test your levels of sex hormones for an imbalance of testosterone, progesterone, and estrogen, says Dr. David Katz, M.D., director of the Yale Prevention Research Center. She may then test your blood sugar and insulin levels or perform an ultrasound to check for cysts on your ovaries.



How it's treated: Lifestyle changes are usually the first step. If you're already eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly, you may have to kick it up another notch to see results. If you have insulin resistance, Katz says, you'll also want to cut out refined carbs and added sugars. If you've made these changes and still don't notice a difference, your doc may prescribe a drug called metformin, which is used to treat insulin resistance as well as assist with ovulation (if you're trying to get pregnant).

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Trouble-Making Foods

Most people know if they're allergic to certain foods like nuts or shellfish, but many aren't aware of food intolerances. While a true food allergy results when your immune system mistakenly identifies a food as harmful and mounts an immediate response, food intolerances can have a variety of causes, including lack of a certain digestive enzyme (as with lactose intolerance) or sensitivity to food additives, and tend to manifest over time, says Dr. Elizabeth W. Boham, M.D., R.D., a family practitioner at The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, Massachusetts. Eating a "trouble food" -- the most common being dairy, gluten, eggs, soy, corn and nuts -- can lead to bloating and water-weight gain, among other symptoms. Experts estimate that food intolerances affect as many as 1 in 10 people.

Could this be you? You may regularly have bloating, gas, diarrhea, and constipation -- as well as seemingly unrelated symptoms like mild asthma, eczema, headaches, muscle and joint pain, and fatigue.

Health.com: The 50 fattiest foods in the states

How to get tested: An internist or gastroenterologist can help you diagnose the problem, but you can begin to figure it out for yourself through an elimination diet. Boham suggests that you start by removing gluten and dairy (these are the biggest culprits) from your diet for two to three weeks. If you don't notice a difference, also eliminate eggs, corn, soy, and nuts, and consider nixing additives such as food coloring and preservatives. After a few weeks, slowly reintroduce the possible culprits, one at a time, noting any reactions.

How it's treated: If the reaction is severe, you'll need to cut the offending food from your diet. For mild reactions, try a daily probiotic supplement, which restores the good bacteria in your gut necessary for digestion and can help prevent bloating and water weight gain. Boham recommends one with at least 10 billion live bacteria per pill.

Pills That Pack on Pounds

Weight gain can be an unwelcome side effect of some drugs, including antidepressants, steroids, and, more rarely, birth-control pills (due to a temporary increase in water retention).

Health.com: What to do when the drugs you need also put on the pounds

Could this be you? You may notice weight gain within a few weeks of starting a new medication, though it could take several months before you see any effects, Kane says.

How to get tested: No special test is needed; you know if you're gaining weight.

How it's treated: Talk to your doctor, who may be able to prescribe an alternative. In the case of anti-depressants, bupropion has been shown to cause less weight gain and possibly even lead to weight loss. With birth control pills, switching to a version with a lower dose of hormones might minimize weight gain. But remember, treating the condition you're taking the drug for is your biggest priority, so you should never go off any meds on your own.

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CDC Guideline for Opioids and Chronic Pain

April 18, 2016
After reviewing the best available scientific research, consulting top experts, and considering more than 4,300 public comments, including input from over 160 organizations, CDC issued 12 recommendations to improve patient care and safety based on three main principles:

1)Opioids are not first-line treatment. Non-opioid therapy is preferred for chronic pain outside of active cancer, palliative, and end-of-life care.

2)Start low, go slow. When opioids are used, the lowest possible effective dosage should be prescribed to reduce risks of opioid use disorder and overdose - a "start low, go slow" approach.

3)Use caution and monitor. Providers should always exercise caution when prescribing opioids and monitor all patients closely.



When a prescription is necessary, we should try the safest and most effective medication first, and pain treatments that come with such risks should be the last option. Non-opioid therapies, physical therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and interventions like steroid injections, are alternatives that can lessen pain and improve http://clinicalcenter.nih.gov/ccc/nursepractitioners/pdfs/pain_management_slid.pdf function with far fewer risks than opioid analgesics.

Every day, more than 40 Americans lose their lives to prescription opioids. We know of no other medication routinely used for a nonfatal condition that kills patients so frequently. Chronic pain is a public health concern in the United States and patients with chronic pain deserve safe and effective pain management. Prescription opioids have a role in pain management and can manage some types of pain.

Many in the United States struggle day in and day out with chronic pain. Yet while the amount of pain reported by Americans has not changed since 2000, we now see four times the amount of opioids prescribed. The result: a quadrupling of preventable deaths and an ongoing opioid overdose epidemic. It's happening all over the country, in our largest cities and smallest towns; to our parents, children, siblings, friends, neighbors and co-workers. And we can prevent this devastation by safer prescribing.

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The decision to prescribe or take an opioid is a momentous one. It is our hope that providers and patients will use the recommendations in this guideline to have an informed conversation about the best way to manage pain and set clear expectations for if and when to start opioids.

CDC's new "Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain" provides recommendations to help primary care providers offer safer, more effective care for adult patients with chronic pain. The guideline is intended for use outside of active cancer treatment, palliative care, or end-of-life care. This approach will help reduce opioid misuse, abuse and overdose by weighing the uncertain potential benefits against the many known risks of these drugs.

We have an obligation to act now to reverse the trends of opioid overdoses and deaths. With the guideline as one tool, we can change the course of the opioid epidemic in this country.

Providers should also consider offering naloxone to patients prescribed opioids, especially those on high dosages, as the drug can save their life should they overdose. And, if the harms outweigh the benefits, providers should have a plan to taper opioids to a lower dose or to taper and discontinue them.

Those suffering from constant and debilitating pain may worry that their providers will no longer prescribe the medications they need to get through the day. However, the CDC guideline does not restrict providers' ability to prescribe medications. By following the recommended practices, providers and patients together can more confidently consider all treatment options, determine when and how to use opioids for chronic pain, and use other treatments alone or in combination with opioids to reduce pain and improve function.



But over time the number of patients receiving prescriptions for opioids - a class of drugs that includes hydrocodone, methadone, and oxycodone - has quadrupled since 1999. In fact, in 2013, health care providers wrote 249 million prescriptions for opioid pain relievers. That's enough for every American adult to have their own bottle of pills.

As patients and as doctors, we haven't weighed the risks of opioids -- addiction and death from overdose -- against the unproven and uncertain benefits of treatment of prescription opioids in the treatment of chronic pain. While evidence supports short-term effectiveness of opioids, there is insufficient evidence that opioids control chronic pain effectively over the long term, and there is evidence that other treatments can be effective with less harm.

Doctors - including me - were taught that patients taking prescription opioids for pain would not become addicted. We now know that was completely incorrect. Doctors want to do the right thing for their patients. They are concerned about opioid pain medication misuse, are worried about patient addiction, and want more training in prescribing opioids.

The guideline will help primary care providers determine when to start opioids for chronic pain; give providers guidance about medication selection, dose, and duration, and when and how to reassess progress, and discontinue medication if needed; and help providers and patients--together--assess the benefits and risks of opioid use and address potential harms.

Pain Management Retreat

April 14, 2016
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Li Zheng, licensed Chinese acupuncturist and herbalist, will use specific acupuncture points to treat your back, knee or neck pain. She will show you how to use acupressure to reduce and prevent the pain at home and give a presentation about how to use food and herbs to strengthen your bones and tendons.



Get a head start on boca raton acupuncture retreatyour new years resolutions with the Acupuncture & Qigong Retreat! This one day event will teach you how to use Chinese qigong and traditional stretching exercises to heal or prevent back, knee, and neck pain.



In addition, Dr. Jing Fan, an orthopedic surgeon from China and long time https://www.caring.com/pain-management practitioner of qigong will do some Chinese tuina to realign your joints, so you can walk and run without pain. He will also lead a qigong session for attendees interesting in learning this healing art.

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Minor Causes of Tinnitus and Tinnitus Pain

April 11, 2016
One of the factors that may cause tinnitus and tinnitus pain is the excessive buildup of earwax inside your ear. You can get rid of this buildup on your own but if you are feeling any pain when trying to do so, make sure that you seek the help of a specialist for its removal. You might be suffering from tinnitus probably because your ear is damaged due to excessive exposure to loud noises or due to an infection and this is what causes tinnitus pain. It can also be due to a severe blow in the head or due to certain types of diseases. There are some medications that can cause tinnitus as well and these are known as ototoxic medicines. And just like any other conditions, it can also be due to stress.

In order to determine the exact reason why you are suffering from tinnitus and tinnitus pain, you should visit an ear specialist for proper diagnosis. If your tinnitus is due to stress, it might be helpful to learn various relaxation techniques to relieve stress and relieve tinnitus at the same time. If it is due to being exposed to loud noises, the use of earplugs can be very helpful. If the reason behind your tinnitus condition is the consumption of ototoxic medicines, then it would be best to discuss this with your physician.



If you experienced hearing ringing, buzzing, splashing, ticking or roaring sounds in one or both ears, then you might be suffering from tinnitus. There are some people who https://www.thechristhospital.com/services/surgery/pain-management have never experienced this condition while there are those who frequently do. So what causes ringing ears? This condition can sometimes be different when being described but this is a constant hum or noise inside the ear that can be very irritating and disrupting. This condition may cause you to lose focus on your regular activities, especially if the tinnitus pain is severe, as this may even lead to headache or dizziness. If your tinnitus condition is severe, it would be best to immediately find the right treatment for it, as this may lead to permanent hearing loss.

Some may experience tinnitus pain while some may treat the sounds just as an annoyance. Some people may describe it as a whooshing sound while some might think that it is just a faint music. Just like any other things, your tinnitus condition may depend on your body and the factor that is causing it. So why are you hearing ringing sounds in your ear/s? When it comes to this, there are several factors that you should consider.

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Surprising Reasons Some Women Can't Lose Weight

April 9, 2016
How to get tested: No special test is needed; you know if you're gaining weight.

Most of us already know that eating less and moving more are the keys to dropping extra pounds.

Troublemaking Foods

How it's treated: If the reaction is severe, you'll need to cut the offending food from your diet. For mild reactions, try a daily probiotic supplement, which restores the good bacteria in your gut necessary for digestion and can help prevent bloating and water weight gain. Dr. Boham recommends one with at least 10 billion live bacteria per pill.

How it's treated: Talk to your doctor, who may be able to prescribe an alternative. In the case of anti-depressants, bupropion has been shown to cause less weight gain and possibly even lead to weight loss. With birth control pills, switching to a version with a lower dose of hormones might minimize weight gain. But remember, treating the condition you're taking the drug for is your biggest priority, so you should never go off any meds on your own.

A Sluggish Thyroid

Could this be you? You may notice weight gain within a few weeks of starting a new medication, though it could take several months before you see any effects, Dr. Kane says.

Eating a trouble food the most common being dairy, gluten, eggs, soy, corn and nuts can lead to bloating and water-weight gain, among other symptoms. Experts estimate that food intolerances affect as many as 1 in 10 people.

But if you're already doing everything right and can't seem to lose weight, or are even gaining it, you may have a hidden health condition that's sabotaging your efforts. And the symptoms may be so subtle that even your doctor can miss them. Here are some possible weight-loss blockers and how to get the help you need:

Could this be you? You may have irregular periods, excess facial and body hair, acne, some pattern balding and trouble getting pregnant, along with unexplained weight gain (though not everyone with PCOS has weight issues).

As many as 1 in 10 women of childbearing age have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a condition in which a woman's ovaries produce an excess of male hormones. In addition to causing ovulation problems and infertility, PCOS may go hand-in-hand with insulin resistance, a glitch in the way your body processes blood sugar, which is often associated with excess fat storage, especially around the waist. Left untreated, insulin resistance can lead to type 2 diabetes.

Pills That Pack on Pounds

How it's treated: Your doc will usually start by prescribing a low-dose T-4 thyroid hormone like Synthroid. If your symptoms don't improve, discuss upping your dosage or switching to a combination of T-3 and T-4.

Most people know if they're allergic to certain foods like nuts or shellfish, but many aren't aware of food intolerances. While a true food allergy results when your immune system mistakenly identifies a food as harmful and mounts an immediate response, food intolerances can have a variety of causes, including lack of a certain digestive enzyme (as with lactose intolerance) or sensitivity to food additives, and tend to manifest over time, says Elizabeth W. Boham, MD, RD, a family practitioner at The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, Massachusetts.

Your thyroid gland makes hormones that regulate the way your body uses energy. An underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) disrupts your metabolism, as well as many other aspects of your health. Some estimate that as many as 10 percent of adults have hypothyroidism, which is more common in women and is most often diagnosed in the 40s and 50s.

How it's treated: Lifestyle changes are usually the first step. If you're already eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly, you may have to kick it up another notch to see results. If you have insulin resistance, Dr. Katz says, you'll also want to cut out refined carbs and added sugars. If you've made these changes and still don't notice a difference, your doc may prescribe a drug called metformin, which is used to treat insulin resistance as well as assist with ovulation (if you're trying to get pregnant).

Your doctor may also want to check your levels of T-3 and T-4, the two main thyroid hormones. But hypothyroidism isn't always a straight numbers game; more and more doctors are now treating the symptoms, not just the blood-test results. If a patient isn't feeling well, it's often because her thyroid isn't functioning as well as it should for her body, says Erika Schwartz, MD, an internist in New York City.

How to get tested: An internist or gastroenterologist can help you diagnose the problem, but you can begin to figure it out for yourself through an elimination diet. Dr. Boham suggests that you start by removing gluten and dairy (these are the biggest culprits) from your diet for two to three weeks. If you don't notice a difference, also eliminate eggs, corn, soy and nuts, and consider nixing additives such as food coloring and preservatives. After a few weeks, slowly reintroduce the possible culprits, one at a time, noting any reactions.

How to get tested: Ask your internist to run a TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) screening. In general, the higher your TSH level, the slower your thyroid is. While traditional normal values are between .45 and 4.5, if your level is above 2, you might still struggle to lose weight, explains Jamie Kane, MD, medical director of Park Avenue Medical Weight and Wellness in New York City.

Weight gain can be an unwelcome side effect of some drugs, including anti-depressants, steroids, and, more rarely, birth control pills (due to a temporary increase in water retention).



How to get tested: Your gynecologist or internist can test your levels of sex hormones for an imbalance of testosterone, progesterone and estrogen, says David Katz, MD, director of the Yale Prevention Research Center. She may then test your blood sugar and insulin levels or perform an ultrasound to check for cysts on your ovaries.

Out-Of-Whack Hormones

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Could this be you? You may http://www.spineuniverse.com/treatments/pain-management regularly have bloating, gas, diarrhea and constipation as well as seemingly unrelated symptoms like mild asthma, eczema, headaches, muscle and joint pain, and fatigue.

Could this be you? Besides weight gain or an inability to lose weight, you may notice fatigue, hair loss, dry skin, joint pain, muscle weakness, heavy periods, increased sensitivity to cold, and even depression. Many people with low-grade hypothyroidism just feel off, with no obvious signs of being truly sick.

New migraine genes discovery could fuel future research

April 4, 2016
More than 10 percent of people throughout the world have reported having a migraine, according to the World Health Organization. This could mean a lifetime of recurrent attacks that can cause debilitating symptoms like intense throbbing, extreme sensitivity to light and sound and pain and nausea that can last for days on ends.

"Effective studies that give us biological or biochemical results and insights are essential if we are to fully get to grips with this debilitating condition," study co-author Dr. Mark Daly, chief of the Analytic and Translational Genetics Unit the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, said in a statement.

Sufferers are often told to avoid potential migraine triggers like stress, bright flickering lights, exercise or certain foods, but recent research has raised questions about the role of such triggers.

"There were already seven regions discovered, so we have 12 now," said Gormerly. "We think there should be many, many more, so there is still a lot of work to do."

The study was published June 23 in Nature Genetics.

Migraines are one of the lading disabling disorders in the world, according to the researchers, and it has been difficult to study because a chemical signal -- or biomarker -- has yet to be found during or between attacks. A discovery of a biomarker could provide clues to what causes migraines, and also could lead researchers to design treatments.

"This study has greatly advanced our biological insight about the cause of migraine," study author Dr. Aarno Palotie, a human genetics researcher at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in the U.K., said in a press release. "Migraine and epilepsy are particularly difficult neural conditions to study; between episodes the patient is basically healthy so it's extremely difficult to uncover biochemical clues."



Researchers looked at almost 30 studies of genomes (or a person's genetic makeup), which included more than 100,000 genetic samples taken from both migraine sufferers and healthy individuals. Their analysis revealed 12 genetic regions associated with a person's susceptibility to migraines, including five newly identified regions. Eight genetic regions were found in or near genes that have a role in controlling brain circuitries and pathways, while two of the regions were linked to genes responsible for keeping brain tissue healthy.

"This large scale method of studying over 100,000 samples of healthy and affected people means we can tease out the genes that are important suspects and follow them up in the lab," study co-author Dr. Gisela Terwindt, a neurologist at the Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands, said in a statement.

Now, researchers say they've discovered for the first time five regions on certain genes that may be behind a migraine's onset. They hope the discovery can one day help people with migraines and other tough-to-treat neurological disorders.

A migraine can sure make you miserable.

In January, research found people with migraines were at a greater risk for heart attacks and strokes. Previous research also found migraine sufferers are twice as likely to be depressed.

The researchers also found another 134 genetic regions that could be associated with migraines, but said the http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/chronic-daily-headaches/multimedia/vid-20078368 evidence of their involvement was statistically weaker. They point out previous studies suggest the role of these less-involved regions should not be discounted entirely, and that the statistically "weaker" culprits may play an equal role in the underlying biology of migraines.

Dr. Padhraig Gormley, a researcher at Wellcome Trust, told the BBC the new discoveries could be "very important to informing the direction of research" but that a cure for migraines won't come for many years.

More clues into migraines could help people who face other health conditions because of their severe headaches.

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Some of the regions were sensitive to so-called "oxidative stress," a process in which cells get damaged.

WebMD has more information on migraines.

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Cot Mattresses - Modern Nursery Bedding

March 31, 2016
This is often a supply of huge concern. Eighteen years back, once i had my second child, equally as he was approximately to create the transition from Moses basket to big cot, there was clearly an enormous scare in regards to a waterproof coating which had been placed on some mattresses.

A tv journalist had 'outed' these chemicals as having possible links to cot deaths, which may arrived at be referred to as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS. During those times, the accepted sleeping position ended up being to put the baby on its front to prevent choking on vomit. This meant my precious baby will be face first in potentially noxious fumes.



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Like adult beds, sprung cot mattresses, with traditional spring coils encompassed by padding, are actually available to find the best support. Although these may be rather pricey, they offer long-lasting support and good ventilation for the baby.

As is usually the case by using these 'scare' programmes, it had rushed into publication without fully verifying all of the facts, for instance whether or not the coating have been combined with every mattress brand - specifically, the organic coconut husk (coir) version upon that i had spent a lot of money for my new son.

Due to the furore, many chemicals were taken off future mattress products. The 'noise' blew over, my son started rolling from his front onto his side and i also felt pleased to start placing him within his cot. Later research from the Government showed no such link therefore it was all a storm inside a teacup however with the residual side-effect which i had to attempt to retrain my son to rest alone within his own cot.

Not keen on the cheaper plastic covered foam options during those times, I needed discarded an identical organic mattress utilized by his older sister because I knew it was important to get a brand new one for every child to prevent exposing these to moulds and bacteria which could develop due to unavoidable leakages.

Ashley J Downs continues to be in the sharp end of parenting for more than ten years and is also amply trained within the joy and pain of childcare.

The building blocks of contemporary nursery bedding made a great progress way the final two decades.

Because I had been so terrified from the hype, my son spent these 3 months sleeping within our bed - a thing that some individuals would view with concern - however i didn't feel good leaving him lying on the mattress that could be dangerous.

Modern nursery bedding mattresses come in a https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/pain.html number of materials - natural substances like coir and wool, in addition to non-allergenic foam - encased inside a wipe-clean cover that ought to be breathable but moisture resistant and washable at 60 degrees centigrade. Some are available with anti-fungal, anti-dust mite and anti-bacterial qualities.

For modern parents, purchasing a brand new crib/cot mattress for every child remains the best idea considering that the child will spend a great deal time sleeping there. The mattress should fit the cot/crib correctly without any gaps involving the side of the mattress as well as the side from the cot more than 4cm where a limb could become trapped. From the same token, it must not fit so snugly it disrupts the opening or closing mechanism.

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NO-HYPE BACK PAIN TREATMENT AND SCIATICA PAIN RELIEF---------------------------------------------------Many people hold the problem of chronic back pain. Next, your physical therapist may ask you to move your back in numerous positions to see whether there exists a range of motion restriction as well as if the movements reproduce your pain. Next, your physical therapist may ask you to move your back in various positions to determine whether there is a range of motion restriction also as when the movements reproduce your pain. Recovering in the grief of a fiance's death at 19, I spiraled into each one of these symptoms without any apparent way out. Sometimes, it is better to withstand the pain involved inside your stretching than enduring the anguish for any lifetime.

Now, should you are fed up with using medications, treatments along with other measures to aid then this might be your last chance. It just isn't being used long-term. Article Published On:.

Spinal stenosis. This condition can have significant health insurance economic costs because individuals often need time off from work due to associated disability and general poor health. Sleep Number.

RISK FACTORS---------------------------------------------------Women, endowed with large breasts are placing extra load on their spines bringing about pain. Sometimes, it will take a professional to realign the trunk to relieve the pain. Spinal decompression therapy this session-based procedure minimizes pain in the lower back that may arise from damaged or degenerative disc syndromes .

A serious intervention is required each time a sufferer experiences a severe degree of pain. Listen to muscle tissue since this is the core of the ache. the compound pain management cream will probably be supremely effective in its performance.

The pinching is actually an indication of your ruptured disc in the spinal cord or when a disc protrudes and presses a nerve root. It is not to Integrated Pain Managment be used long-term. It is as simple as that.

The best way to address sleep conditions that are being brought on by lumbar pain is to speak to a trained doctor, chiropractor, or therapist. Exercise has proven to become a modestly effective treatment for chronic lower back pain. This video does yoga for arthritis. Orthopedic mechanisms may also be prescribed to reduce back pain, which include cervical collars and back braces.

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Inversion table therapy for pain relief isn't a outlandish idea or even a fad it really does work. There are numerous reasons behind gas buildup. Salt within the juice - Do not add sugar or anything. People either have issues the location where the grass under their trampoline grows extraordinarily fast or either dies entirely.

"Reassess your spine using the techniques you were given. Treatment should be exactly the same as once you first notice arthritis, but there may be addition of a non-steroid anti-inflammatory medication. Also try stretching your upper back by holding onto an item and pulling against it. A gentle massage with warm essential olive oil is quite effective to relieve arthritis pain.

Since employed in army hospital,Doctor Han has also received his certification in Sports medicine(China)and attained his Tibetan Bon medicine and Mongolian medicine Certification ,He has carried his own professional indemnity insurance in UK and always look for that underlying cause of any health complaint therefore each individual is treated as a unique individual. In addition, you've power over the amount of inversion, so you could start out at whatever angle you choose, then later may decide to go fully upside down. It is excessive and you might find yourself yawning more frequently than usual. The manufacturer of the cartilage chemicals, Glukosamin, following your chronilogical age of forty in the body is stopped. For more on information please visit babaramdevmedicines.

All Care Medical Group Inc. When discomfort my company or pain cannot be resolved by home treatment, a podiatrist can help. Unless you can assess and reassess your spine, you will not understand the causes have gone. Spending long periods of your time sitting in your chair might shorten your lifespan, based on some studies. So the smartest thing to do is to test different remedies until you find the one that actually works for you and also your toothache.

* Turmeric - Turmeric is surely an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Due about bat roosting properties, Curcumin is very effective in treating cough, cold and several other viral infections. Because of this, they aren't the idea option to turn to for treating chronic pain. Hold for 20 seconds. Research has shown that people who're physically fit are more resistant to back injuries and pain, and so are able to recovering quicker once they do have injuries, compared to those that are less physically fit.

George McKenzie is a former TV news anchor, medical reporter and radio talk show host. It helps as well burn calories and keeps you a whole lot healthier. Treatment should be exactly the same as whenever you first notice arthritis, but there may be addition of a non-steroid anti-inflammatory medication. If you might be in pain now, then request a totally free copy of our own Free Lower Back Pain Relief guide where we teach you the way to assess your spine. com/herbal-medicine/arthritis-joint-knee-pain.

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