In this episode we take a listen to the heart during the ‘extreme’ stress of cosmetic injections.
As we get ready for injecting, our model’s sympathetic nervous system starts to kick into play, otherwise known as his 'fight or flight’. This causes a number of changes to the body due to the release of chemicals from the brain such as adrenaline and cortisol. This impacts his heart making it beat stronger and faster and increases his respiratory rate just to name a few changes. This is paralleled with listening to his heart in real time whilst the injections get going.
Once the procedure is complete, our model’s parasympathetic nervous system takes over, otherwise known as 'rest and digest’. Here, different chemicals are released from the brain to the body, causing the heart to slow down and return his bodily functions back to normal. We can clearly hear this as he celebrates the end of his treatment. Truly fascinating.
As you can see treatment time is fairly quick with initial inflammation post procedure expected to resolve after 10-15 minutes. Changes are expected to be seen around 3-5 days with optimal results at 2 weeks lasting 3-5 months in duration.
Join me as I tour the Versace Dessert table explaining which are the healthy options and which are not and why.
Chocolate with a cocoa content of over 70% is generally regarded as being nutritious with claims of helping to lower cholesterol, lowering blood pressure and being packed with anti oxidants. Of course, these benefits are only seen when eaten in strict moderation as too much can have an adverse effect on the body, causing weight gain, lethargy and other medical illnesses.
So next time you’re at the dessert table looking at your options, think with your mind rather than your tummy so that both your body and heart will be happy.
Please remember to always eat treats sensibly as part of a full healthy balanced diet and an active lifestyle.
Thanks for watching and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to leave me a comment in the comments section below or pop by and see me in clinic.
Take Care Australia 🇦🇺 This beautiful country is home to many animals that I had never seen before until coming here almost 3 years ago.
It is so sad to see the Bushfires affecting so many people and animals.
Several areas of the country are affected by heavy smoke making air quality very poor. If you are affected be sure to spend more time indoors with the air conditioning on and avoid any vigorous outdoor activity. If you do need to go outside invest in a disposable P2 face mask. These are able to filter out very fine particles from the air when used correctly and can be brought from your local hardware store.
If you suffer from respiratory problems please see your local GP for medication and an action plan.
As many of my Australian patients say “Australia only does things in extremes” and I hope that this extreme is over soon. My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected.
Join me as I attend an educational seminar at the Versace Hotel Gold Coast, covering everything you need to know about Women’s Health and how to reduce your risk of breast cancer.
Set in the opulent Palazzo Versace, this one day seminar focussed on Women’s Health from how to detect breast cancer, how it’s managed today and how to reduce your chances of getting it. The conference also covered other important topics like bleeding in pregnancy, IVF treatments and egg freezing.
Breast cancer is the most common cause of cancer in women in Australia - other than non-melanoma skin cancer.
It is the abnormal growth of cells lining the breast lobules or ducts, it may also affect men. There are several types of breast cancer and management will vary accordingly.
Some people have no symptoms and the cancer may be detected through routine screening. However, others may experience symptoms such as; feeling a new lump, sore nipples, nipple discharge or turning in, changes to the size or shape of the breast, skin dimpling or even red or swollen breasts.
It is important that if you are experiencing any of the above or are concerned that you seek medical help.
Currently in Australia, women aged between 50-74 years of age are invited to free screening mammograms every 2 years. Women aged 40-49 and over 75 are also eligible to receive free mammograms.
Treatment depends on the breast cancer found, but may typically include radiotherapy, chemotherapy, surgery or hormone therapy.
We now know that the risk of breast cancer can be reduced by lowering alcohol consumption and maintaining a healthy body weight.