Can You Exercise With Arthritis?

In spite of common misconceptions, people suffering from joint pain and inflammation are not necessarily confined to a sedentary life of immobility. In fact, quite the opposite is true. While not all forms of exercise and physical activity will be appropriate for a patient in treatment for osteoarthritis, there is a large body of research and clinical evidence that confirms that moderate exercise is not only possible, but it many cases it can actually help to alleviate symptoms and improve a patient’s quality of life.

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Treatment for Arthritis in Los Angeles

At Susan Baker MD, Rheumatology and Internal Medicine, rheumatologist Dr. Susan Baker provides expert treatment for arthritis symptoms in Beverly Hills and makes it a point to take a patient’s lifestyle and overall quality of life into account when arriving at a diagnosis and designing a treatment plan.

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Exercises For Arthritis Symptoms

A successful workout strategy does not have to be intensive, time consuming, or expensive to be effective. There are a wide range of low-impact and moderate intensity activities can help patients get fit and benefit their joints at any age.

There is no “one size fits all” when it comes to the right exercise plan; patients should always consult with a rheumatologist before beginning any activity in order to choose the safest and most effective activity for their unique situation.

Some of the most effective exercises for arthritis management include:

  • Chair stand
  • Yoga
  • Walking
  • Pilates
  • Water aerobics
  • Stretching
  • Tai Chi
  • Strength training and weights
  • Cycling
  • Hand stretch
  • Zumba
  • Qi Gong
  • Elliptical machine
  • Gardening

The important thing for patients to remember is to experiment, and have fun while finding the exercise program that’s most appropriate to their situation.

Contact a Beverly Hills Rheumatologist

If you’re suffering from arthritis or arthritis-related symptoms, it’s important that you speak with an expert rheumatologist as soon as possible. With the right diagnosis and appropriate treatment, patients could be alleviated of their arthritic pain and suffering!

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Next, read our blog, How to Prevent Anal Fissures.

How to Prevent Anal Fissures

Anal fissures are tears in the anal lining and can be very uncomfortable depending on the severity of the tear. The appearance of blood on toilet paper after wiping is a common indicator of an anal tear, however only an examination by a doctor can offer a conclusive diagnosis.

Anal tears range in severity from superficial to a deeper tear which extends from the skin’s surface to the sphincter muscle. While many anal fissures can be easily resolved with either topical treatments or minimally invasive surgery, deeper tears could require minimally invasive surgery.

Anal Bleeding Beverly Hills

If the simpler methods of treating this condition persist after six weeks, or if you’re suffering from anal bleeding in Beverly Hills, the colorectal experts at the Fissure & Fistula Center of Excellence in Los Angeles advocate conservative measures first for anal tears. However, the best medicine is educating patients in ways to avoid anal tears in the first place. Just a few lifestyle changes could make all the difference to prevent tears from happening altogether.

How Anal Tears Develop

Anal tears are frequently the result of straining during bowel movements, but there are other common reasons for the occurrence of this condition:

  • Constipation
  • Childbirth
  • Stretching of anal canal
  • Passing of large, hard stools
  • Prolonged diarrhea

If you had or are experiencing any of these symptoms, you might already have an anal tear. Or maybe a tear has not yet manifested, first try a few simple lifestyle changes:

  • Increase water consumption
  • Add more fiber into your daily diet
  • Avoid straining during bowel movements
  • Increase physical exercise

If you do not see a difference with these changes after a few weeks, and you continue to bleed, then it’s time to see a colorectal surgeon. There are several non-surgical procedures (such as Botox) that could remedy your problem, and your doctor would most likely prescribe these treatments first. However, treatment is dependent on the severity of the condition, and you must first consult a doctor to confirm what is best for you.

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Schedule an Anal Fissure Consultation Today

If you have an anal tear that is recurring and won’t heal, we encourage you to contact a colorectal surgeon as soon as possible. Making an effort of treating an anal fissure in its early stages increases the chance of successful treatment and recovery.

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Next, read our blog, Eyelid Surgery Can Brighten Tired Eyes.

Eyelid Surgery Can Brighten Tired Eyes

Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a procedure which can eliminate excess fatty deposits and tighten the skin around the eyelids, creating a more refreshed and awake look. As we age, the skin around our eyes starts to droop, leading to a constantly tired expression. Blepharoplasty can help to rejuvenate the eye area by smoothing, repositioning, and eliminating excess skin and fat. The eyes are one of the most prominent features in the face, andan eyelid surgery can take years off of the expression.

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Eyelid Surgery in San Diego

Paul Chasan MD, an expert plastic surgeon in southern California, lists blepharoplasty as one of his specialties. He has years of expertise and experience performing blepharoplasty procedures, and is renowned as one of the best plastic surgeons in the area. Dr. Chasan’s techniques brighten and rejuvenate the eye area while still looking natural. Instead of looking like you’ve had work done, you’ll simply look refreshed, as if you got a really good night’s sleep and implemented some rejuvenating lifestyle changes.

Blepharoplasty is safe and effective when performed by an experienced plastic surgeon, and takes only around 30 minutes under local anesthesia to perform. It is one of the quickest procedures with one of the lowest recovery times. Patients who undergo an eyelid surgery with Dr. Chasan can usually resume their daily activities immediately, and it only takes a few days for any side effects to subside.

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Blepharoplasty is a great way to brighten the face which can be easily fit into a modern schedule. A quick procedure and a quick recovery time are attractive to many people who have full work and social schedules. With a blepharoplasty, you can look more awake and as if you’ve just returned from a relaxing vacation while still maintaining your daily schedule.

Learn more by visiting Dr. Paul Chasan

Next, read our blog, Ending Gum Recession With Periodontal Care.

Ending Gum Recession with Periodontal Care

Gum recession doesn’t just affect the appearance of a person’s smile; it can lead to serious complications that compromise health and may even end in tooth loss. Suffering from receding gums can cause stress and create self-consciousness while leading to dental complications. However, there is still hope for recovering through the help of skilled periodontal care. Seeking out care in a timely manner can give you the best chances of recovering completely and creating a smile that looks better than ever.

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Periodontal Care for Receding Gums

Most forms of gum recession are caused by gum disease, which involves bacteria slowly building up between teeth and below the gum line. Over time, gum tissue is lost and advanced forms of the disease can even eat away at the supporting bone, leading to loose teeth and eventual dental loss.

Periodontal care can end gum disease through several steps. First, a periodontist can eliminate plaque that has built up on teeth and remove bacteria below the gums in order to halt any ongoing damage. Next, if gum has been permanently lost, a gum graft may be used in order to add new and healthy tissue to the area in order to support teeth. Finally, if jawbone has been damaged or lost, a bone graft can be chosen in order to return full support in the area and allow for successful dental implants if they are needed.

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Finding an Experienced Periodontist in Los Angeles

If you or a loved one has been suffering from receding gums, put an end to your condition by receiving treatment for gum recession in Los Angeles from the team at the CENTER for Advanced Periodontal & Implant Therapy.

Visit and learn more about the wide variety of procedures available and how you can begin recovering as soon as possible through the assistance of an experienced periodontist.

Next, read our blog, Cheek and Chin Augmentation With Voluma.

Cheek and Chin Augmentation with Voluma

Voluma, from the makers of Juvederm, is an injectable filler that is specifically designed for adding volume to the face. Whether you have facial volume loss to be corrected or you want a cheek or chin augmentation, Voluma can help! By utilizing a well-placed injection deep into the dermis, Voluma can restore and build natural-looking volume that can last for up to two years.

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How Does Voluma Work?

As we age, our skin starts to droop and we lose some of our facial definition, which can lead to a kind of ‘melted’ look. Cheeks become less prominent, and chins may recede. However, with Voluma, there is a non-surgical way to regain that lost definition! Voluma can also be used in combination with other injectable fillers and nonsurgical skin tightening procedures to create an overall more youthful, defined, smoother look.

In San Diego, Voluma treatments can be performed by the expert dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology. These dermatologists are leaders in their field and know precisely where and how to inject facial fillers for the best effect possible. They are experts in facial conditions and aging and know what will and will not work on particular conditions and skin types.

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Nowadays, with so many people so busy and lacking the time to set aside for a full surgical facelift, liquid facelifts – individualized combinations of injectable fillers, laser treatments, or skin tighteners – are becoming more and more popular. Voluma is one of the most frequently used fillers in these nonsurgical, comprehensive treatment plans, as it lasts a long time and can contribute significantly to a more youthful, rested appearance. It is also popular due to its ability to enhance cheekbones and create more prominent chins, all without a single incision.

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