Pregnancy stretch marks - do not buy into the tempting promises

January 14th, 2007

 pregnancy stretch marks
 Stretch marks - scars on the skin that appear in the break due to distension of the connective tissue of the skin and hormonal changes. By the formation of stretch marks causes damage to the second layer of skin, called the dermis.

Stretching initially manifested in the form of white or purple (red) field lines in stretching the skin, and then gradually the color becomes whiter and more natural, making stretching less noticeable.

In the view of most people, the appearance of stretch marks due to weight gain, pregnancy and employment powerlifting. In addition, often stretching appear at puberty Puberty child - stages of a complex path  Puberty child - stages of a complex path
 When growing breasts - is one of the "side effects" unstable hormonal levels. More often than not this annoying cosmetic defect appears on the abdomen, thighs, buttocks and breasts. Athletes who regularly engaged in bodybuilding, stretch marks may appear on the area of ​​the shoulder and forearm. Note that extensions - primarily a cosmetic defect, and not a disease, so the threat they pose to health.

 Pregnancy stretch marks - do not buy into the tempting promises

Preventing the formation of stretch marks during pregnancy

Unfortunately, the appearance of stretch marks in adolescent girls and pregnant women can not be prevented. Quickly adding or dropping weight can also contribute to the formation of stretch marks, as accompanied by a loss of skin elasticity.

If you anticipate the likelihood of stretch marks, for example, plan to become pregnant, try to use creams or oils containing vitamin E, cocoa butter and lavender The healing properties of lavender - not only pleasant aroma  The healing properties of lavender - not only pleasant aroma
 . However, we can not guarantee the desired effect - it's only a guess.

 Pregnancy stretch marks - do not buy into the tempting promises

Removal and treatment of stretch marks

Treatment of stretch marks is best to begin at the time when you first notice them. When they change color with reddish flesh on, get rid of them is much more difficult. To remove stretch marks often recommend creams and laser treatments. Also to this end, chemical peels are often used, but there is no evidence of the effectiveness of this technique.

 Pregnancy stretch marks - do not buy into the tempting promises


If stretching keeps you awake at night and cause psychological discomfort, pay attention to special creams. Any offers teleshopping miracle cream that within a few weeks all will relieve you from the stretch, but buy it in any case it is not necessary! Most creams soften the skin, but does not get rid of stretch marks.

However, some creams that can prescribe cosmetologist contain tretinoin, helps to remove stretch marks. Before using these creams, consult your doctor. Creams containing tretinoin, are contraindicated for lactating mothers.

 Pregnancy stretch marks - do not buy into the tempting promises

Laser treatments

Laser treatments are performed by a qualified surgeon, using different types of lasers depending on the color of stretch marks. The laser of the same type doing stretching less noticeable, muting their color, while the other removes subtle stretch. The latest laser treatments stimulate the production of collagen in the body, helps to restore skin elasticity.

Despite the fact that the removal of stretch marks - a difficult and often thankless task, remember that this cosmetic defect affects nearly all women! Stretch marks have even Kate Moss, not to mention your slim and glamorous girlfriends colleagues. To prevent the appearance of new stretch marks can help a healthy balanced diet and maintaining of normal body weight.

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Astigmatism during pregnancy - it can be dangerous

October 23, 2013

 astigmatism during pregnancy
 Astigmatism often during pregnancy has no effect on the state of women. But if astigmatism Astigmatism - lenses, glasses or surgery?  Astigmatism - lenses, glasses or surgery?
   accompanied by short-sightedness (myopia), a high degree, it can be dangerous. Tension during labor may pose a threat to retinal detachment, which in turn often leads to blindness.

Astigmatism - a violation of the right spherical shape of the cornea or lens. When such violations on the retina is formed several meridians refraction of rays of light and a few tricks on the retina, resulting in the image of the object will be blurred.

Most women suffering from astigmatism, worried how they will be held pregnancy and childbirth. To answer this question, a woman should be examined. The fact that the astigmatism can be of different kinds. Pregnancy and astigmatism - this is not always a risk. In most cases, astigmatism does not affect the pregnancy and pregnancy also does not have the function of the negative impact. But short-sighted (myopic), astigmatism view of a woman may be at risk.

Astigmatism is always combined with nearsightedness or farsightedness. Simple or complex farsighted (hyperopic), astigmatism can not threaten complications during pregnancy. Simple and complex nearsighted (myopic), and mixed (myopic and hyperopic), astigmatism may be complicated by a full or partial retinal detachment Retinal detachment - it is not necessary to delay the operation  Retinal detachment - it is not necessary to delay the operation


What is myopic astigmatism and what is dangerous during pregnancy

Pregnancy - is a condition that may be complicated by late toxicosis (preeclampsia), one of the signs of which is high blood pressure. When myopia is an increase of the eyeball, resulting in a stretchable membrane and its blood vessels. This leads to malnutrition retina because of which appear on its surface defects can occur even retinal detachment. Retinal detachment leads to a sharp deterioration of vision and even blindness.

An increase in blood pressure danger of retinal detachment in high myopia astigmatism is greatly increased. That is why women who suffer from myopic astigmatism Myopic astigmatism - a combination of astigmatism and nearsightedness  Myopic astigmatism - a combination of astigmatism and nearsightedness
   high, not always allowed to become pregnant.


Myopic astigmatism and childbirth

During childbirth muscular tension also creates a threat of retinal detachment. Therefore, at high degrees of myopia astigmatism delivery is often Policy Pay by Caesarean section.

Retinal detachment - is a condition in which the retina loses contact with the choroid and departs from it. Under normal conditions retina is held at the choroid by connecting their cells of the choroid. What matters is also the intraocular pressure from the vitreous (jelly-like substance that fills the space between the retina and the lens). In retinal detachment occurs a reduction or distortion of, and in some cases, and its total loss.


Symptoms of retinal detachment

The first sign of retinal detachment is the emergence of sparks or lightning before his eyes, which are called photopsia.

Images of objects thus can further bend and sway even compared with the usual state of view.

Another sign of retinal detachment is the appearance of floaters before the eyes. Floaters may be a single, but often several. In some cases, they are like a veil of obscure vision.


What if during pregnancy or childbirth began retinal detachment

If there is a suspicion of retinal detachment, a pregnant woman should be immediately hospitalized. Procrastination can lead to complete and irreversible blindness, as at the time of retinal detachment liquid, which is formed at the same time, slowly (and sometimes very quickly) separates the retina from the choroid, and the dying nerve cells of the retina, which makes the process irreversible.

First aid for retinal detachment is the operation of welding the retina and choroid using a specially-induced aseptic (without infection) inflammation. The operation is performed with a laser.

Thus, pregnancy and astigmatism - is not always dangerous. The real threat to the health of the pregnant woman arises in myopic or mixed astigmatism Mixed astigmatism - a violation of  Mixed astigmatism - a violation of
 . Therefore, when suspected astigmatism woman should undergo a full examination in order to know exactly what the pregnancy of her life and health is not threatened.

Galina Romanenko

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