Month: May 2020

Genioplasty

Genioplasty (Chin Surgery): Types | Complications | Outlook

Genioplasty (Chin Surgery) What is genioplasty? Genioplasty is a type of surgery done on the chin. Both plastic surgeons and maxillofacial surgeons (surgeons who work on the mouth and jaw) can perform this type of surgery. Genioplasty is most frequently a cosmetic surgery, meaning people choose to have it for looks and not because of a medical problem. …

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Pranayama Benefits

Pranayama Benefits for Physical and Emotional Health

7 Science-Backed Benefits of Pranayama Overview Pranayama is the practice of breath regulation. It’s a main component of yoga, an exercise for physical and mental wellness. In Sanskrit, “prana” means life energy and “yama” means control. The practice of pranayama involves breathing exercises and patterns. You purposely inhale, exhale, and hold your breath in a specific sequence. In …

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Pressotherapy

Pressotherapy: Benefits | Side Effects | Precaution

What You Need to Know About Pressotherapy What is pressotherapy? Pressotherapy is a procedure that is said to help with lymphatic drainage, thereby potentially slimming the look of the arms and legs (because they carry less fluid), easing aches and pains, and detoxifying the body. It uses an air pressure machine to inflate a suit that squeezes your …

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Skeletal Dysplasia

Skeletal Dysplasia: Symptoms | Causes | Treatment

Skeletal Dysplasia What is skeletal dysplasia? Skeletal dysplasia is the medical term for what many people refer to as dwarfism. It’s an umbrella term that includes hundreds of conditions that can affect your child’s bone and cartilage growth. Types of skeletal dysplasia are generally classified by which parts of the skeleton are involved. If your …

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Keratin Plugs

Keratin Plugs: What They Are and How to Safely Remove Them

How to Safely Remove Keratin Plugs Overview A keratin plug is a type of skin bump that’s essentially one of many types of clogged pores. Unlike acne though, these scaly bumps are seen with skin conditions, especially keratosis pilaris. Keratin itself is a type of protein found in your hair and skin. Its primary function is …

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Scrotal eczema

Scrotal eczema: Symptoms | Causes | Treatment

What is scrotal eczema? Overview Eczema is a non-contagious, itchy, and dry skin condition that affects individuals differently. There are many forms of eczema that have different underlying causes. A scrotal eczema is a form of eczema that affects the scrotum, the bag of skin containing the testicles. Skin affected by eczema may produce less fat …

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