Are Cellulite Creams Effective?

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Come to think of it, eliminating cellulite forever is like rewriting your genes. While scientists remain baffled as to why a lot of women – up to 90 percent of post-pubertal women – experience cellulite in their lifetimes. And the fact that men who grow cellulite are typically those And the fact that men who grow cellulite are typically those with androgenic deficiencies further fuels the speculation that cellulite is closely related to the action of female hormones. That being said, following logic that if cellulite is attributed to female hormones and that all females have these hormones, then cellulite is nothing but a normal phenomenon.

That is why it really is impossible to totally “cure” or eliminate cellulite because it is already considered as a natural part of the body’s physiologic processes. What can be done, however, is to reduce its dimpling and bulging so that it will not be so conspicuous when you’re out in the open with your bathing suit on.

Are cellulite creams effective? Insofar as the reduction of the appearance of the cellulite is concerned, one can say that these are effective to some extent. If you look at majority of their components, these contain caffeine and retinol, two substances that have been used in a variety of skin issues for many years. Caffeine is a stimulant that burns fat and which also helps flush out toxins from the body. It is believed these toxins can make the cellulite look worse than it really is. Retinol can help rejuvenate the skin and help in the increased production of collagen. This firms up the skin, leading to less visible dimpling or bulging.

Cellulite creams are effective insofar as providing temporary relief from the unsightly appearance of cellulite is concerned. But, if you’re looking for a more permanent solution, you might be disappointed.

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The Dengue Fever

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Dengue fever is a disease caused by mosquitoes. This is a disease that is very painful and is related to the likes of the yellow fever. There are certain areas in the world that are prone to the disease and an estimated infection rate of over three hundred million occurs annually.

Dengue (pronounced DENgee) fever is a painful, debilitating mosquito-borne disease caused by any one of four closely related dengue viruses. These viruses are related to the viruses that cause West Nile infection and yellow fever.

An estimated 390 million dengue infections occur worldwide each year, with about 96 million resulting in illness. Most cases occur in tropical areas of the world, with the greatest risk occurring in:

The Indian subcontinent

Southeast Asia

Southern China

Taiwan

The Pacific Islands

The Caribbean (except Cuba and the Cayman Islands)

Mexico

Africa

Central and South America (except Chile, Paraguay, and Argentina)

Most cases in the United States occur in people who contracted the infection while traveling abroad. But the risk is increasing for people living along the Texas-Mexico border and in other parts of the southern United States. In 2009, an outbreak of dengue fever was identified in Key West, Fla. Sourced from: http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/dengue-fever-reference

Dengue fever has particular signs and symptoms however they are so prevalent in kids and teens especially if it is mild. If they are to occur then it is usually after four to ten days after being bitten and infected.

Many people, especially children and teens, may experience no signs or symptoms during a mild case of dengue fever. When symptoms do occur, they usually begin four to 10 days after you are bitten by an infected mosquito. Signs and symptoms of dengue fever most commonly include:

Fever, as high as 106 F (41 C)

Headaches

Muscle, bone and joint pain

Pain behind your eyes

You might also experience:

Widespread rash

Nausea and vomiting

Rarely, minor bleeding from your gums or nose. Sourced from: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dengue-fever/basics/symptoms/con-20032868

According to doctors, there is still no specific treatment for dengue fever. There are only certain medical recommendations that can assist.

No specific treatment for dengue fever exists. Your doctor may recommend that you drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration from vomiting and high fever.

Acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) can alleviate pain and reduce fever. Avoid pain relievers that can increase bleeding complications — such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) and naproxen sodium (Aleve, others).

If you have severe dengue fever, you may need:

Supportive care in a hospital

Intravenous (IV) fluid and electrolyte replacement

Blood pressure monitoring

Transfusion to replace blood loss Sourced from: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dengue-fever/basics/treatment/con-20032868

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