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WHAT REGULATES BLOOD PRESSURE?

Your blood pressure varies throughout each day. When you are exercising and your body requires greater blood flow, the pressure increases. When you are resting, blood pressure decreases; it is lowest when you are asleep. It may change when you become excited, when you have a sudden injury, or after you smoke a cigarette. Many […]

GENDER AND BDD ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN BDD AND GENDER: BDD ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN – EFFECTIVE TREATMENT FOR BDD

People who get effective treatment for BDD (SRIs and/or cognitive-behavioral therapy) tend to do much better than this over time. In a study of people I treated in my clinical practice, all of whom received medication and some of whom also received cognitive-behavioral therapy, 58% had attained partial or full remission from BDD (i.e., they […]

EXTERNAL FEMALE ANATOMY: CLITORIS

The word “clitoris” (derived from a Greek word meaning “small hill”) can be pronounced with the accent on either the first or second syllable, there being no general consensus on pro-nunication, since this term lacks the household-word status of its closest relative, the penis (see Chapter 6, prenatal differentiation). The clitoris is a highly specialized […]

TYPES OF HEART DISEASE: HEART FAILURE DUE TO CARDIOMYOPATHY – TYPES OF CARDIOMYOPATHY

There are three basic types of cardiomyopathy, which are distinguished by the kind of muscle problem involved:1. Dilated cardiomyopathy, in which the heart muscle becomes weak and the heart chambers subsequently enlarge (dilate).2. Hypertrophic (hyper means “over,” trophic means “nourishment”) cardiomyopathy,^ which the heart muscle itself/is much thicker than normal    3. Restrictive cardiomyopathy, in […]

LOGICAL ANALYSIS OF POSTURE: EXERCISE & BACK TO GENESIS

ExerciseIf skeletal or voluntary muscles that participate in lifting, carrying and movement, do not participate in maintaining erect posture, why then exercise them so vigorously to treat and prevent backache and back-related problems? So much money and hype have gone into the fitness industry from the latest gadgets to muscle-building supplements and yet, other than […]

NATURAL HISTORY OF TYPE 1 DIABETES: EFFECT OF INTENSIVE MANAGEMENT – RETINOTHERAPY – THE DESIGN OF THE DCCT

The design of the DCCT included a group of recently diagnosed type 1 diabetics with disease duration of 1-5 years and no retinopathy to explore the primary prevention of retinopathy (n = 726 patients). A second group had diabetes of up to 15 years’ duration and only background retinopathy (n = 715 patients). This group […]

THE NEW GERM THEORY OF DISEASE: STAYING HOME

If sufficient information about the evolution of harmfulness is known and acted on, this approach could eventually lead to pathogens so mild we hardly notice the disease they cause. Imagine the effect of a simple change in our health ethic. What if people were encouraged to stay home if they or a family member were […]

EATING DISORDERS: THE MIXED MESSAGES OF OUR MEDIA – A HUNDRED YEARS OF HATING OUR BODIES

When did the obsession with slimness start? Peter N. Stearns, author of Fat History: Bodies and Beauty in the Modern West, has studied the history of dieting in Western nations and traces it to the 1890s, when fashion began to dictate the desirability of slenderness (although the meaning of “slim” then would seem heavy by […]

IDEAL MARRIAGE: ROMANTIC LOVE – UNDERSTANDING OF THE FRAILTIES OF HUMAN NATURE

Those who truly love one another have infinite faith in the durability of their love, and this faith itself contributes to its own realization. An intelligent and genuinely romantic husband and wife will wish each other to have the same freedom of association and action in marriage as before it, and no amount of conviviality […]

BIOBOMBS: THE CHAOS OF DISEASE

Though the unpredictability of biological weapons may be less important to terrorists than to war strategists, it may still be a major drawback. Even terrorists need a ballpark estimate of the damage they are likely to cause, and the sources of unpredictability are myriad. When terrorists use weapons, they are looking for a psychological effect, […]