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Posts From September, 2017

is your body getting enough magnesium

Is Your Body Getting Enough Magnesium?

You most likely will see Magnesium listed on the back of your daily multivitamin supplement.  The question though is if your body is getting the amount it needs. Magnesium is an essential macro-mineral that plays a very important role in many of our body’s functions.  Unlike trace minerals, macro-minerals are needed in large amounts.  Magnesium plays a part in hundreds of biochemical reactions in the body.  It maintains normal nerve and muscle function, supports a healthy immune system, regulates the heart’s function, and supports the production of energy. Since magnesium aids in so many crucial functions of the body, it is very important that we regularly replenish our levels to prevent symptoms that can occur from a magnesium deficiency….and most likely, just taking your daily... continue reading >

Tips for a Successful Breast Augmentation Process

Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most frequently sought and talked-about procedures aimed at improving a woman’s figure. Because this cosmetic surgery has been performed for so many years, there has been ample time for pre- and post-operative guidelines to not only be developed but also to be refined. Before surgery day, patients of our Scottsdale office will be provided with clear instructions for post-operative care. We also walk patients through the few pre-operative steps that need to be taken, such as having a mammogram or other diagnostic testing. What we want to discuss in this blog post are the tips for a smooth recovery that may not be quite so obvious. Preparing for Pain Management There is a great deal of value in... continue reading >

anti-inflammatory foods

Food is Medicine- Healthy Ways to Reduce Inflammation in Your Body

Inflammation is your body's natural response to injury or infection, attempting to heal itself.  Without inflammation, your body would not be able to heal from wounds or infections.  This type of inflammation is referred to as acute or temporary.  Chronic inflammation is prolonged, keeping your body on high alert at all times, which can lead to more serious health problems such as arthritis, depression, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Chronic inflammation can be caused by a poor diet, smoking, too much alcohol, and chronic stress.  It can often go unnoticed for a long time attacking internally, until there are noticeable symptoms of a serious health problem.  Understanding the causes of inflammation and taking healthy steps to help lessen chronic inflammation is crucial. Food can play... continue reading >

pre-pectoral breast reconstruction

What is Pre-Pectoral Breast Reconstruction?

Understandably, a woman’s mind may experience tailspin when she hears the words “breast cancer” uttered in her direction. Within the swarm of thoughts may be concern that mastectomy and breast reconstruction will be necessary. The first objective of care is to remove all indications of cancer. After recovery from the initial procedure, a woman is better able to ascertain her choices in restoring the desired shape to her breasts. There are numerous techniques to facilitate breast reconstruction after mastectomy. No single procedure is right in every situation. This is why it is important to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon who is familiar with the nuances of reconstructive surgery. Here, we will discuss the value of pre-pectoral breast reconstruction. Where Convention May Fall Short A... continue reading >

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