بقلم: الدكتور مطوسي أودهيا

ما هي الأكواليكس؟

حقن الأكواليكس هي إحدى الحلول القادرة على إذابة الدهون تحت الجلد المقاومة للنظام الغذائي والتمارين الرياضية. تحتوي هذه الحقنة على مادة تسمى حمض ديوكسي كوليك التي توجد في الأملاح الصفراوية في جسم الإنسان، وهي المسؤولة عن هضم الدهون. تُعد الأكواليكس نوعاً من الحقن التي تعمل على تحلل الدهون وإذابتها.

أين يمكن استخدامها؟

تُستخدم هذه الحقن لإذابة الدهون المتراكمة في الظهر والذقن والبطن والذراعين وتحت الأرداف والوركين والفخذين والركبتين. ويمكن أيضاً أن تُستخدم لعلاج تضخم الثدي عند الذكور، وهو تطوُّر الأنسجة الدهنية حول الحلمة، مما يؤدي إلى ظهور “التثدي” عند الرجال، (ويمكن أن يتضخم الثدي نتيجة ترسب الدهون فقط بدلاً من نمو أنسجة الثدي الفعلية كما نلاحظ في التثدي الحقيقي للذكور).

السلامة

الحقنة آمنة للغاية مع وجود بعض الآثار الجانبية التي لاحظها أطباء على مستوى عالٍ من التدريب.

موانع الاستعمال

  • لا يُنصح بأكواليكس للنساء الحوامل أو أثناء الرضاعة الطبيعية.
  • لا يُنصح به لمرضى الحثل الشحمي أو الأشخاص الذين يعانون من أي ظروف مرضية.
  • ينبغي أن يستخدم هذا العلاج الأشخاص الذين تتراوح أعمارهم بين 18 – 60 عاماً فقط.
  • لا يُنصح بها لمرضى السكري، حيث إنها تحتوي على نسبة من السكر.
  • يجب على المرضى الذين يعانون من أمراض المناعة الذاتية مثل تصلب الجلد عدم استخدام هذه الحقنة.
  • يجب عدم معالجة المرضى الذين يعانون من أمراض الكبد الحاد بحقن الأكواليكس، حيث إن إذابة الدهون الزائدة يمكن أن تُرهق الكبد.
  • أي مريض يُعاني من حساسية ضد أي مكون من مكونات الأكواليكس يجب ألا يستخدم الأكواليكس.
  • من المؤكد أن المرضى الذين يتناولون أدوية منع تجلط الدم وخاصة الوارفارين، لا ينصح لهم بهذا العلاج بسبب خطر الإصابة بكدمات حادة.
  • لا ينصح للمرضى الذين يعانون من مرض الكلى بهذا العلاج.
  • مرضى السمنة المفرطة لا ينصح لهم باستخدام هذا العلاج أيضاً.

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Understanding Aqualyx

WHAT IS AQUALYX?

Aqualyx is an injectable solution which is capable of dissolving stubborn areas of subcutaneous fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. It contains a substance called deoxycholic acid which is found in bile salts in the human body, where it is responsible for digestion of fat. It is a form of injection lipolysis, lipotherapy or intralipotherapy.

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5 Natural ways to keep your skin moisturised

The dual nature of being the largest organ in the body and also forming the outermost protective layer of the body makes the human skin extremely vulnerable to environmental factors. Changes in temperature, humidity and precipitation have a direct impact on the skin. Dry skin is one such disorder that is fairly common during the winter months. The drop in temperature lowers the humidity levels which in turn draw out the moisture from the skin leaving it dry, flaky and causing it to itch. Despite being an extremely common condition, having dry skin does not have any long-term detrimental impact on an individual’s health. Although, it can be a side effect of dermatological conditions such as eczema or ichthyosis. However, since dry skin is caused primarily by environmental factors, the solutions to combat it are extremely straightforward. Listed below are some natural topical remedies that can be used to combat dry skin.

  • Natural oils. Refer primarily to grapeseed, almond and jojoba oils that are readily available in many health stores worldwide. Usually found in bottles that are plain and basic-looking, they don’t contain extra chemicals and they offer the same moisturising benefits as those expensive, fabricated moisturisers. And there’s no denying these oils soften your skin, provide a protective barrier against the wind and cold weather, and smell nice without any of that mysterious artificial “fragrance” that pops up in so many beauty products.

 

  • Olive oil. If you really want to save money or just don’t have time to get to the store, you can find a soothing oil right on your kitchen shelf. Olive oil is a great natural moisturiser that can be used to soften your skin or condition your fly-away, winter-ravaged hair. It also has anti-inflammatory properties which can soothe reddened skin and some types of outbreaks and rashes; there have been claims it can protect against skin cancer too, although these claims are still under investigation.

 

  • Shea butter. Shea butter is a fat extracted from the nut of the shea tree found primarily in Africa where it’s long been used to treat dry, sore skin, for other purposes. Shea butter melts at skin temperature so it’s easily absorbed, and it contains vitamin A, which is beneficial in repairing parched cracked skin. However, since gaining in popularity and being used as the basis for many beauty products, shea butter based lotions and moisturisers may contain a host of added chemical compounds. In order to get the best results, therefore, it is advised to seek a pure version of shea butter in order to get its maximum effects.

 

  • Edible Remedies: There are also numerous products in the kitchen that can be used to treat dry and itchy skin. Some of the things that boost your skin’s health and appearance from the inside also do so when applied on the outside. A couple of the best are honey and milk-based products including yoghurt and cream. When added to tea, honey acts as an antibacterial and antioxidant to boost your immune system and fight off seasonal bugs. When slathered onto your body and face, left on for about ten minutes and showered off, it offers unparalleled softness and smoothness. Yoghurt is also an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that can take the edge off itchiness and loosen the tightness you feel when your skin dries out. As with honey, rub it in, let it soak in and rinse it off. You can mix and match these edible ingredients along with others such as cream, avocado and oatmeal to create a personal solution to your skin’s particular needs.

 

  • Water: The most basic, and yet the most important way to combat seasonal dry skin is to ensure that you are always well hydrated. Drinking water helps replenish the moisture that is lost by your skin and prevents it from becoming flaky and cracking. Furthermore, placing buckets or pans of water in certain locations in your house can help counteract the dryness that results from the excessive use of heaters in the winter.

 

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Botox – an anti-aging tool

Botox is one of the most “in things” these days. Loads of people swear by it and there are many who swear against it. Botox along with fillers are  considered the “holy grail” against ageing. But did you know that Botox is actually a toxin?? Sounds Strange, but yes it is. The whole  beauty of using botox in medical science is that we have been able to use its lethal effect for our benefit. (more…)

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Laser Hair Reduction

Lasers are beams of light designed to hit a pre-decided target in the body and destroy it using heat energy. In today’s medical practice, it’s one of the doctor’s best friends, as it gives precise results with barely any side effect. Laser hair reduction is one of the most common aesthetic treatments, sought after by both young and old. It causes permanent reduction of the unwanted hairs, in the most painless and comfortable way possible, without any major side effects. (more…)

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