Tumors And Their Different Types

May 4, 2017

Everyone is familiar with the word cancer but not everyone really knows if it is the same as a tumor. A tumor is just a mass of tissue and may not necessarily be cancerous. They are classified into two major types.

  • Benign tumor
  • Malignant tumor

Below we explain the two types in detail.

  1. Benign tumor

In this case, the cells divide rapidly but are found only in one part of the body and do not spread to other parts of the body. They are relatively harmless and can be treated. But because the cells continue to multiply, they can become very large and cause problems to adjacent cells, tissue and organs. Due to this reason, they have to be treated in many cases. Below you can find some types of benign tumor

  • Adenoma

These are formed in the membrane covering the various glands, organs and other parts of the body. Though an adenoma is not cancerous, they have the potential to become one.

  • Fibroids

These are formed in the fibrous and connective tissues like the uterus and skin.

  • Hemangioma

Strawberry marks or red birthmarks are hemangiomas caused by accumulated blood cells. These usually go away with age.

  • Lipoma

These are caused due to the accumulation of fat cells and are usually harmless and painless. They can be found as small lumps on the skin.

 

  1. Malignant tumor

This is what is known as cancer and are progressive tumors that spread, resist treatment and have the potential to be fatal. Below are the different types of malignant tumor.

  • Carcinoma

In a carcinoma, the tissues that line the various organs are affected. The risk of this type of tumor increases with age.

  • Sarcoma

The tumor caused in the connective tissues, fat, nerves and bones is called a sarcoma.

  • Lymphoma

The blood-forming cells in the bone marrow cause this type of cancer and eventually causes cancer of the blood called as Leukemia.

 

 

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Should I Use Weighted Vests For Running?

April 26, 2017

Running with a weighted vest has drawn a lot of attention as far as weight training is concerned. It is a guaranteed way to increase strength, improve endurance and build solid muscle. This piece of equipment is a must–have for any physical fitness freak to raise the bar of their fitness levels using the latest and the best techniques. Professional sports people from athletes to the fighting arts are all training with weighted vests to improve their overall fitness. As with everything in life, running with weighted vests also has a few pros and cons. So, before you decide whether you should use a weighted vest or not to run check out the following pros and cons-

Pros
1. Weighted vests are good for improving and developing strength. The heavier the weights used the more strength you will develop.
2. These vests are also known to improve resistance while running.
3. Increases speed and reflexes in both running as well as while training.
4. Helps to burn more calories.
5. Reduced bone loss is another reason for using these vests especially among women who are prone to osteoporosis. those runners who use these vests are proved to have a better bone density as compared to what it was before they used the vests.

Cons
1. One of the biggest disadvantages of using weighted vests that it leads to poor posture.
2. It also puts a lot of pressure on all the joints.
3. Can cause injury to the spine and lower back if not worn properly or the wrong weights are worn.
4. Weighted vests are also not recommended for persons having heart ailments or respiratory problems as they may get stressed out.

Now that you know the pros as well as the cons of using weighted vests for running, it is advisable to invest in this valuable piece of equipment and use it safely and wisely to suit your own physical fitness targets.

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What Makes A Good Mass Gainer

April 24, 2017

Building a better body feels good but it should be an enjoyable process and should be enjoyed at every instance. This includes the workout time, taking supplements and the diet. One cannot punish themselves by taking some food or supplement that is horrible to even swallow. This is considered an important quality to sustain for a long term.

There are many brands of mass gainers and the flavors in which they are offered to the customers. But the best mass gainer will have all the good qualities in it including the taste.

Common Qualities of a Good Mass Gainer

As we talk about the qualities of a good mass gainer, the most important fact to note is that the supplement should dissolve well in water, milk, or for that matter, any form of liquid medium that we use. Though people don’t consider this as a quality, it is absolutely tough to swallow liquids that have lumps of undissolved powder in it (sometimes, it chokes too!).

The next quality is the way it gets digested in our body. Good Mass gainers are easily digested by the body and thus, does not interfere with the rest of the diet we intake. Thus, the formulation of the mass gainer should be in such a way that the digestive system can easily break down ingredients and have greater absorption for more effectiveness. Avoid mass gainers that make you sick to your stomach or give you excess gas or diarrhea.

Sometimes, the body needs some time to get adjusted to the new supplements we introduce, But, this time should not be prolonged and should not give discomfort to the digestive system. Good supplements are designed to fit well with the diet plan and should not hinder the desire for the intake of food. There are some brands that make you feel awful and hence, it is advisable to avoid such kind of supplements.

 

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Why A Rehab Facility

April 20, 2017

There are treatments that are available when one checks into a detox and rehabiliation centers for heroin. They are not available when the patient simply undergoes outpatient therapy. There are various benefits to checking into a rehab facility in order to undergo a detox from substance abuse.

Inpatient rehab facilities come in different packages. They are executive, luxury and standard; depending on how much money is being spent. The more one is willing the spend, the more intense the treatment.

  • Thirty-day programs

This is considered to be a traditional form of rehabilitation. The treatment lasts for thirty days in which the individual is administered with detox and/or heroin addiction treatments. While the treatment is excellent, it may not be considered sufficient for some. They would prefer a longer and more intensive treatment.

  • Sixty or ninety-day treatment

This treatment is especially for those who are not satisfied with the one-month program. This could be considered a better option. Time is an essential component and plays a vital role with detox and recovery of heroin. The month-long treatment is accompanied with follow-ups.

  • Luxury programs

The venue of a rehab facility that offers luxury programs will resemble a resort of sorts. They are located in a very pleasant environment that will offer other activities such as fine dining, sports, and a spa. It feels more like a vacation than a hospital treatment. The advantage of the program is that the individual can genuinely have a good time and get treated in the process.

  • Executive rehab facility

This treatment is designed especially for those who are unable to dedicate time for the detox and recovery treatment. This module will work effectively for those who do not take time off work.

With so many options and variables available at the rehab facility, it is a very good idea to check in and get sorted out.

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