Thursday, 21 August 2014

Endometriosis and Pregnancy

If you are suffering or have suffered from Endometriosis in the past, you may be anxious about your ability to conceive and carry your pregnancy successfully. Understanding about endometriosis and pregnancy, and finding suitable treatments for it are among the many positive steps that you can take to improve your health and chances of conception.

What is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a common condition affecting millions of women all over the world. Around 15 % of women and girls in the United States and Canada are affected, and there are over 2 million reported cases of endometriosis in the United Kingdom. Endometriosis causes small deposits of the endometrial tissue, which lines the uterus, to lodge in the ovaries, Fallopian tubes, abdominal cavity and other organs in the lower abdomen.

These deposits of endometrial tissue grow and bleed in response to the normal hormonal changes that take place during your monthly menstrual cycle. As the endometrial tissue bleeds, it causes inflammation. The resulting inflammation causes scarring and blood-filled cysts to form around the uterus, ovaries and Fallopian tubes. These cysts and scarring can lower a woman’s fertility by interrupting the passage of the egg from the ovary to the Fallopian tubes. Many women that suffer from endometriosis experience pain.

The medical profession divides the severity and diagnosis of endometriosis into four stages:

Stage 1: Endometriosis in stage one is classified as minimal – there are isolated incidents of endometrial tissue growth outside the uterus.
Stage 2: Endometriosis in stage two is considered mild – a doctor makes this diagnosis when there are several small implants of endometrial tissue and a few small areas of scar tissue or adhesions.
Stage 3: Stage the endometriosis is moderate – the endometrial tissue implants in stage three must be superficial and deep. There must also be several prominent areas of scar tissue or adhesions.
Stage 4: This is the most severe stage of endometriosis – Patients with stage 4 endometriosis will have many superficial and deep endometrial tissue implants as well as large adhesions. Endometriosis symptoms including infertility are common in patients with stage IV endometriosis.

What causes endometriosis?

Modern medicine has been unable to conclusively diagnose the exact cause of endometriosis; however there are a few theories which can help to explain why endometriosis occurs. One explanation for endometriosis is ‘retrograde menstruation’ in which some menstrual tissue “backs up” into the Fallopian tubes during menstruation and imbeds itself in the abdomen. If the immune system does not clear up the endometrial tissue, it begins to grow in response to the body’s normal hormonal changes. Another theory explains endometriosis as a dysfunction of the lymphatic system, and suggests that the condition is genetic. Another theory states that endometriosis is caused by the retention of fragments of embryonic tissue from when the woman was in utero.

Endometriosis and Pregnancy

Severe endometriosis can lead to problems with fertility and conception because of the damage that it inflicts on the reproductive organs. Women with mild cases of endometriosis are less likely to experience problems with fertility and conception. Dr. Karen Trewinnard, in her work on fertility and conception, says that many women have had endometriosis without any ill effects, and that about 7 out of 10 women with endometriosis don’t have fertility problems, or are able to conceive with the help of natural remedies. Dr Trewinnard goes on to discuss that women who suffer from endometriosis may be less likely to conceive because they avoid sex around the time of their ovulation, which is when the pain can be most severe.

Endometriosis often dramatically improves during pregnancy because ovulation ceases, and the deposits of endometrial tissue are able to shrink, or even breakdown completely. Women, with endometriosis, who breastfeed after pregnancy, have a higher improvement rates because there is no ovulation during breast feeding.

Some Tips when Buying a Baby Jogger

If you think that giving birth to a child you must stay at home 24/7 and you have to give up all physical activities such as jogging, then you are mistaken. There are now special strollers to satisfy needs of parents that love to indulge in active life, sport and leisure without leaving your baby at home.

Those strollers called joggers are manufactured especially for “active rides” and rough terrains and yet keep your baby safe. In the article below, you will find some tips when buying a baby jogger.

If you have healthy habits and love active outdoor activities, having small baby is not the reason to compromise with your needs. Purchasing a baby jogger is a right decision to solve this problem. A baby jogger allows you to roam around with your kid and with your partner, just anywhere you would want.

The joggers keep your baby in absolute safety and comfort while he or she enjoys fresh air and sunshine. These joggers are very easy to ride and move; thanks to their special solid construction and quality carriage springs.

Usually a baby jogger unlike other types of strollers has three wheels and provides space for both the baby and various cargos you might need during your walk such as a diaper bag and so on.

When buying a baby jogger, the first thing you have to pay attention to is safety as you obviously would not want to compromise on your baby’s comfort and safety. Find below some useful tips when buying a baby jogger.

Tips To Note When  Buying a Baby Jogger:

- Buy the best baby jogger that you can afford. Also, paying more can assure better quality, reliability and durability. After using your jogger you can always resell it for a good price.

- When buying a baby jogger consider the possibility to purchase one with travel system. This will save your money as you get 2 in 1: a jogger and a car seat or even 3 in 1, featuring a baby carrier as well.

- Try to find one which can be adapted and adjusted to your child’s growth as babies grow extremely fast. Investing in jogger with bigger weight and size limits will save your money.

- Baby joggers are expensive and used only for a limited period of time so when buying a baby jogger ask your friends and relatives whether they may borrow you or sell a baby jogger they do not need any more.

- Look for a jogger that can be easily folded and carried in the public transport as non-foldable ones are hard to carry in your hands.

Ask your friends and relatives for advice in case if they have already faced the problem of selecting a baby jogger. You may also ask the shop assistants for consultation. And never buy the first jogger you see, first research the market well to find one with the best price/quality ratio.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Bowflex adjustable dumbbells

If you’re looking for a pair of great adjustable dumbbells – Bowflex adjustable dumbbells are the best choice. They give you a unique possibility to have a great workout, without wasting time for changing weights.

The best choice.

There are many manufacturers and brands of changeable dumbbells on the market today. Before choosing what to buy, it is useful to know some crucial factors to consider:

  • Easy to use
  • The range of weight
  • Durability
  • Customer’s reviews
  • Price range
  • Manufacturer’s warranty

If you search for a dumbbell set based on all of these important factors, there will be only one possible choice – Bowflex adjustable dumbbells. There is no longer a need of purchasing a set of individual dumbbells, which will save you a lot of money. With this piece of equipment you will be able to perform all types of exercises for upper and lower body.

There are several types of dumbbells, but the most popular, is the Bowflex selecttech 552 and the 1090 Dumbbells.

Easy to use.

The Bowflex Select Tech 522 dumbbells have an easy mechanism that makes the process of changing weights very quick. You just choose the desired weight you need on the dumbbell and the rest stays in the tray. The weight range is from 5 to 52.5 pounds. Every dumbbell has 5 pairs of panels. You can start from 5 pounds and increase the weight for 2.5 pounds. After you have reached 25 pounds, you can increase the weight for 5 pounds and reach 50 pounds.

Safety and durability.

If you want a dumbbell set that is safe and will remain reliable for a long time – Bowflex adjustable dumbbells are right for you. In 2009, new models of Bowflex dumbbells received metal tabs to secure the weights on the place. Here are some tips to make them last even longer:

Do not drop the weights on the floor once you are finished with the exercise. Put them down carefully.
Use them according to the DVD that comes together with the set.
Store the dumbbells carefully.

Bowflex adjustable dumbbells are very affordable compared to other convertible dumbbells, but they are very effective. They have very good reviews on bodybuilding and fitness forums from satisfied customers. Properly maintained, they will last for a long time.