Changes to rectus muscles from pregnancy may impact abdominoplasty

(HealthDay)—Pregnancy alters the shape of the rectus abdominis muscle, which may in turn affect abdominoplasty outcomes, according to a study published in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Lindsay E. Janes, M.D., from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, and colleagues used the Northwestern Enterprise Data Warehouse to identify women (aged 18 to 45 years) […]

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Love balls for pelvic floor weakness: tips on proper application

In this article, you can expect the following topics: The pelvic floor of a woman has three different functions: He is strainedto the urine and stool to hold back, or during sex, and relaxes during urination and defecation. In addition, he reflexly hold, i.e., an inner tension, for example by Sneezing, Laughing or coughing – counter, urine loss to avoid. […]

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Researchers identify faulty ‘brake’ that interferes with heart muscle’s ability to contract and relax

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common genetic disease of the heart and a leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young people and athletes. Scientists have long known that the condition’s cardinal feature—an unusually thick heart muscle that contracts and relaxes abnormally—is fueled by some glitch in the heart’s molecular machinery. Yet, the sparkplug that ignites such disordered muscle […]

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