Buttock gluteoplasty

Buttock lift or gluteoplasty. This procedure requires the removal of excess skin in the area of the buttocks. The buttocks area is lifted and excess skin is removed, to give it a slimmer and more moderate look. To lift the buttocks, an incision is needed on the upper buttocks and partially on the hips to remove excess skin and lift the rest. Liposuction can also be used to contour the buttocks for a well-balanced appearance. When lifting, the operation tends to flatten the buttocks, so a procedure has been developed to maintain and even emphasize the curvature of the buttocks using natural tissue. The procedure is known as Sozer Flap, which is described later.

Candidates for buttocks lifting

  • The best candidate for this procedure is a patient who has excess skin on the buttocks and is looking for an enlargement or rounding of the buttocks. And you could be a good candidate if:
  • He has significant sagging skin, excess skin and a relaxed buttocks.
  • Don’t smoke. Smoking slows down the healing process and increases the risk of serious complications during and after surgery. If you smoke, you must stop smoking at least six weeks before surgery.
  • He has realistic expectations
  • You are in good general health and do not suffer from chronic diseases, such as diabetes or heart disease. People who are not in good health are not eligible and you would need to get a plastic surgery authorization from your primary care physician.

Options and combination for buttock augmentation

Buttock augmentation is similar to breast augmentation. Not all patients require an elevator and not all patients require an increase, however, if an increase is needed, you have several options.

Lifting the buttocks requires removing excess skin and does not necessarily enlarge that part of the body. Some options that can be included in a butt lift may include:

Fat injections

The most common is the Brazilian butt lifter, which uses cultured and transferred fat to increase that area.

Buttock implants

Another method is to use implants. Butt implants are not used in our clinic. In cosmetic surgery, they found an alternative method of implantation, which is described below:

This procedure uses the patient’s tissues to create a “living implant” that enlarges the buttocks and improves its shape. Unlike the procedure of an artificial implant, the contour of the buttocks, which is performed in cosmetic surgery, is safer because the implants are integrated by the patient’s natural tissue.

There are no additional incisions in this procedure, because the incision for lifting the buttocks is used for enlargement. This procedure is great for patients who do not have enough mastitis transferred to the buttocks.

Buttock recovery

Two drains will be introduced; One in each buttocks, to avoid the accumulation of fluid in that area. Drainage is normal for this procedure and the amount varies from person to person. The drain is usually removed during the first postoperative examination (3-5 days); However, if the drainage is still excessive, it can stay a little longer.

Like the Brazilian elevator, you can sit on your buttocks right after the operation. Because of the swelling and bruising after the operation, it may not fit in the clothes you normally wear. To promote proper healing, you will need to wear special clothing over the treated areas for four to six weeks. Compression garments serve several purposes: they help reduce swelling and are necessary for the process of contouring. Swelling and bruising usually disappear within a few weeks, when you can return to normal clothes. The best results will be visible 3-6 months after the procedure.

Depending on the occupation, most patients can return to work within 5-10 days with some restrictions.

buttock lifting surgery

Risks and complications

All operations have a risk and possible complications. Although the risks are not common, it is important that you understand the possible complications and know that no surgeon can offer you a risk-free operation or guarantee a perfect result.

Surgical center

Buttock lift operations are considered outpatient operations and are performed under general anesthesia.

Our surgical center, cosmetic surgical center Estetikland, is our most modern facility in Turkey that offers a comfortable and relaxed environment. The Aestheticland Cosmetic Surgical Center is certified by the American Association for the Accreditation of Outpatient Surgical Centers (AAAASF). This is a voluntary certification program.

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Dr. Ali DURMUŞ
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    BLEPHAROPLASTY eyelid surgery price and information

    What is blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery?

    Blepharoplasty, better known as eyelid surgery, is a surgical technique of oculoplastics that focuses on removing excess fat, skin and muscles of the upper and lower eyelids. It also focuses on some characteristics that give the appearance of aging and fatigue and can even affect vision.

    Blepharoplasty surgery does not correct wrinkles or other symptoms caused by time, however, although it can sometimes be reported on its own, it can complement other aesthetic facial techniques aimed at, for example, correcting relaxation or rejuvenating the face, such as removing old spots.

    Who is the ideal candidate for blepharoplasty?

    Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is intended for those patients who want to improve, and not drastically change their appearance and facial appearance, either for aesthetic or other reasons.

    Patients who undergo this procedure are usually older than 40 years. There may be exceptions in those younger patients who are due family genetics more prone to have dark circles and bags under the eyes.

    If the patient suffers from thyroid disease, lack of tears, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, glaucoma or diabetes, you should consult with your ophthalmologist about the feasibility of performing blepharoplasty, because such health conditions can create some complications.

    Types of blepharoplasty

    BLEPHAROPLASTY eyelid surgery price

    Upper blepharoplasty

    Upper blepharoplasty is an operation performed using micro incisions on the natural fold of the upper eyelids to remove skin and excess fat caused by aging. The goal of this intervention is to restore the appearance of a more rested and rejuvenated face.

    Lower blepharoplasty

    Lower blepharoplasty is an operation that serves to remove the excess part of the skin of the lower eyelid.

    It is an operation that removes bags under the eyes and which in some cases can even improve under-eye wrinkles by repositioning fat, with the goal of achieving a clearer and more youthful appearance.

    There are different techniques for performing this intervention and the ophthalmologist must choose the most appropriate one depending on the patient’s needs.

    Transconjunctival blepharoplasty

    The main difference from subciliary blepharoplasty is the place where the incision was made. For transconjunctival blepharoplasty, the surgeon makes an incision between the eyelid and the eyeball.

    This technique is more common in those patients in whom there is no excess laxity in the skin or in the eyelid muscles, and whose sacs are not very pronounced. Recommended for younger patients.

    One of the advantages of this procedure is that the skin is not damaged during the operation, so it does not require suturing, which means the absence of scars on the skin and faster recovery. The conjunctival access is closed without sutures.

    It is becoming more common in lower type blepharoplasty surgeries. This operation will be reported under local anesthesia and admission to the hospital is not necessary.

    Subciliary blepharoplasty

    An incision for subciliary blepharoplasty is made below the lash line. The goal of this intervention is to reduce the bags of the lower eyelids by removing the part of the accumulated fat that is inside. This approach is also suitable in those cases that require skin removal.

    It is usually performed under local anesthesia plus a sedative and does not require hospital admission.

    Diagnosis of blepharoplasty

    The first consultation assesses the clinical parameters necessary for an accurate indication. A doctor-patient relationship is established in which both parties create an image of pathology and expectations through interaction. The doctor will explain in detail to the patient what the mentioned procedures consist of.

    • The position of the eyebrows will be assessed
    • Eyelid parameters will be measured to rule out associated eyelid ptosis
    • The position of the lower eyelid and the associated weakness will be assessed
    • Corneal sensitivity testing
    • Corneal surface assessment – biomicroscopy: to exclude the existence of ocular pathology (dry eye) that requires special consideration in surgical planning.
    • Fundus study.

    How long does eyelid surgery take?

    Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty takes approximately one hour. In the case of surgery on all four eyelids, the oculoplastic surgeon will always start with the upper one, making an incision in order to remove the excess skin and tighten the orbicularis oculi muscle.

    When there is excessive looseness on the lower eyelids, the incision is usually under the lashes with very fine sutures that heal without problems and are practically invisible for three months after the intervention. In addition to removing grease and sometimes the skin, the lower lid is repositioned to reduce eyelid loosening.

    Postoperative blepharoplasty

    Your eye plastic surgeon will prescribe the appropriate medication to relieve the first symptoms of pain that may appear. Depending on the preference of each surgeon, compression occlusion of both eyes may be indicated during the first 24 hours.

    Ophthalmic ointment and bandages with cold saline are usually applied to reduce discomfort and inflammation.

    The main symptoms after eyelid surgery are usually excessive tearing, hypersensitivity to light and some change in visual acuity that disappears in a few days.

    The patient can return to normal life in 2-3 days. However, up to two months after the operation, you should protect your face with big sunglasses, as well as use a high-factor sunscreen.

    In addition, it is recommended ten days without makeup after surgery. Blepharoplasty is a type of surgery whose results are long-lasting and last for years.

    Blepharoplasty: before and after

    Over the years, our smooth and vibrant appearance can lose clarity due to loss of skin elasticity, which turns into an obvious increase in skin on the eyelids or the appearance of oily bags on the lower eyelids and / or upper surfaces that darken and reduce the beauty of our eyes.

    In some cases, the amount of excess skin is such that our field of vision can also be compromised.

    Sometimes excessive sun exposure, some skin diseases or hereditary factors can speed up this process. This is the case with young people between the ages of 20 and 30 who undergo surgery when the sacs appear due to genetic predispositions.

    However, blepharoplasty achieves very good results, restoring a younger and fresher look with a long-lasting effect.

    In short, it is one of the most sought after orbital-palpebral surgeries in cosmetic eye surgery that helps rejuvenate your eyes and eyes.

    The price of blepharoplasty

    The price of blepharoplasty depends on the type of technique that the specialist ophthalmologist (oculoplastic) evaluates for each patient. Therefore, after the necessary preoperative tests and adequate diagnosis, the clinic will make a personalized budget for the type of surgery chosen by the doctor.

    If you also want information on non-surgical aesthetic facial treatments, you can contact us and we will give you complete solutions to your problem.

    Plastic surgery specialists

    dr-ali-durmus
    Dr. Ali DURMUŞ
    A specialist in operations that help with weight loss
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    Specialist in ethical and plastic surgery

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      Treatment of anemia – diet, Chinese medicine

      Anemia is a decrease in the number of red blood cells that carry oxygen, or a decrease in the amount of a key protein that carries oxygen (hemoglobin) below a certain value. Normal levels of hemoglobin and red blood cells are different in different groups of patients, they are related to age and gender. In men, hemoglobin is higher, in women it is usually lower. The same goes for the number of red blood cells.

      Anemia is a hematological syndrome that manifests as a decrease in the number of red blood cells and hemoglobin in the blood. With this pathology, the patient has general weakness, pale mucous membranes and skin, increased fatigue, tachycardia, dizziness.

      Causes of anemia

      The main cause of anemia is a lack of iron, vitamin B12 or folic acid . Anemia can also be caused by blood loss due to gastrointestinal bleeding, which can be associated with taking certain medications, such as acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) or ibuprofen, as well as cancer.

      In the absence of hemoglobin, the red pigment in the blood cells that carries oxygen, the most common cause is insufficient intake of iron in the diet, although blood loss during menstruation or stomach ulcers are also important.

      What are red blood cells

      Red blood cells (erythrocytes) are the most numerous cellular component of blood. Red blood cells contain hemoglobin, which binds oxygen in the lungs and transports it to the tissues. The main purpose of red blood cells is to provide a normal supply of oxygen to tissues and organs.

      What is the frequency, classification of anemia

      – Anemia due to acute blood loss;

      – Anemia due to impaired erythrocyte production: aplastic, iron deficiency, megaloblastic, sideroblastic, chronic diseases;

      – Anemia due to increased destruction of red blood cells: hemolytic.

      Depending on the severity of the decrease in hemoglobin levels, there are three degrees of severity of anemia: mild – hemoglobin level above 90 g / l; medium – hemoglobin in the range of 90-70 g / l; severe – hemoglobin level below 70 g / l.

      Different types of anemia are found in 10-20% of the population, mostly in women. The most common anemia associated with iron deficiency (about 90% of all anemias), less common anemia in chronic diseases, even less common anemia associated with vitamin B12 or folic acid deficiency (megaloblastic), hemolytic and aplastic.

      Anemia can be of complex origin. Sometimes the cause is a combination of iron deficiency and anemia due to B12 deficiency.

      Medical tests for anemia

      A comprehensive study that takes into account the quantitative and qualitative composition of cells, as well as the biochemical parameters of the blood, which allows you to identify the signs of anemia due to iron deficiency.

      Test method

      Colorimetric photometric method, flow cytometry, SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) method, conductometric method, immunoturbidimetry.

      Measure units

      Μmol / l (micromoles per liter), * 10 ^ 9 / l (10 in Article 9 / l), * 10 ^ 12 / l (10 in Article 12 / l), g / l (grams per liter)),% (percentage), fl (femtoliter), pg (picogram).

      What biomaterial can be used for research?

      Venous blood.

      How to prepare for the test?

      • Exclude alcohol from your diet 24 hours before the test.
      • Do not eat 12 hours before the test.
      • Do not take medication 24 hours before the test (as agreed with your doctor).
      • Remove physical and emotional stress 30 minutes before the test.
      • Do not smoke 30 minutes before the test.

      Symptoms of anemia, how to determine the presence of anemia

      Symptoms and signs of anemia include fatigue, dizziness, shortness of breath, disturbances, frequent colds and infections, pallor and dark circles. Mental retardation and inappropriate behavior can occur in children.

      If you notice paleness, fatigue and weakness, have seizures, shortness of breath, palpitations, you should see a doctor. Stomatitis (inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth), inflammation of the tongue, yellowing of the skin, tingling in the hands and feet can occur with anemia caused by a lack of folic acid in the diet.

      Treatment of anemia

      Blood transfusion in anemia

      People with anemia sickle cells they will be operated on more often than the general population due to complications associated with sickle cells such as gallstones, infections and joint problems. However, surgery can lead to sickle cell complications.

      Pre-surgery transfusions can help avoid complications by lowering anemia levels, reducing sickle cell counts and increasing blood oxygen levels. This reduces the risk of clogging blood vessels and prevents further damage.

      There are different types of blood transfusions. The main task of the aggressive (intensive) transfusion regime is to reduce the number of red blood cells in the shape of a sickle in the blood to a certain level (usually the sickle cells are removed and the donor cells are introduced (exchange transfusion)). It also reduces anemia. The main goal of the conservative blood transfusion regimen is to reduce the levels of anemia, as well as to reduce the percentage of sickle red blood cells in the blood (dilution effect) until the sickle red blood cells are removed. An aggressive (intensive) blood transfusion regimen reduces the percentage of sickle red blood cells in the blood to a much lower level than a conservative transfusion regimen.

      Nutrition in anemia

      • Increase consumption of foods rich in easily digestible iron. It is found in beef, pork, lamb, poultry, fish, peas, vegetables with dark green leaves, dried fruits. Iron in animal products is easier to digest than from vegetables.

      • To speed up the absorption of iron, include vitamin C in your diet in the form of citrus fruits or juices (orange, grapefruit or lemon). Do not drink tea immediately before, during or immediately after a meal, as it interferes with iron absorption.

      • Iron in large doses can cause stomach upset and constipation and can be fatal for children. In addition, it can be neutralized with other minerals, leading to nutritional imbalance. If you have to take it in packs, take it in combination with vitamins and minerals such as selenium, vitamin B2, B12, folic acid, vitamin C and vitamin E.

      Chinese remedy for anemia

      . It aims to restore the body’s ability to absorb iron by stimulating the activity of the spleen with the help of special tablets (Return Spleen tablets), also known as – pi pi van.

      Salt metabolism in tissues in anemia

      . Potassium phosphate (Cals Phos), 4 times a day, helps in the formation of red blood cells.

      . Iron phosphate (Ferr Phos) facilitates the absorption of iron in food.

      Specialized help with anemia

      . Acupuncture cures anemia

      Traditional medicine

      . Your doctor will look for the underlying cause of the anemia and treat it. If there is no obvious cause, iron injections or tablets are prescribed.

      Medicines, herbs that help with anemia

      Constantly reduced hemoglobin concentration and the number of red blood cells is one of the most common pathological conditions diagnosed in the entire population of the Earth. Of the several types of this disease, iron deficiency anemia is the most common. According to research, every fourth inhabitant of the planet suffers from a lack of iron in the body. To fill the deficit and restore the normal balance of blood components, you can use the recommendations and prescriptions of alternative medicine.

      Anemia can develop due to lack of diet or insufficient absorption of foods that contain iron, amino acids and vitamins. These components are needed for the synthesis of red blood cells. The diet of a patient with anemia should include:

      Products that contain iron: strawberries, grapes, pumpkin, onions, garlic, potatoes, dill, lettuce, melons, zucchini.

      Sources of vitamins from groups B and C: cranberries, viburnum, cherries, apricots, corn, hawthorn, pomegranate, blackberries, bokvica, orange, lemon, white cabbage, eggplant.

      Home remedies, herbs and combinations

      Foods rich in amino acids: meat, liver, milk and dairy products.

      In case of anemia, it is useful to start the day with a portion of grated carrots mixed with sour cream or vegetable oil. This combination will enable complete absorption of fat-soluble vitamins.

      Anemia, Megaloblastic – diet, traditional medicine

      B12-folate deficiency anemia is a disease that occurs as a consequence of impaired erythrocyte maturation due to impaired synthesis of RNA and DNA in the cell, followed by the presence in the bone marrow of a large number of altered precursors of red blood cells – megaloblasts.

      Causes of megaloblastic anemia

      Megaloblastic anemia is caused by a lack of vitamin B12 or folic acid. These are two different and chemically independent nutrients, but the lack of each of them leads to the same result – it interferes with the production of red blood cells in the bone marrow. Sometimes the body cannot absorb them, as is the case with the terminal plexus and whole disease.

      The development of megaloblastic anemia is a consequence of a deficiency in the body of vitamin B12 and folic acid, whose deficiency occurs for the following reasons:

      • insufficient food intake during fasting or after dieting;
      • violation of its adsorption in the intestine caused by various inflammatory lesions of the mucosa;
      • the absence of a part of the small intestine associated with its resection;
      • increased bodily needs for vitamin B9 associated with breastfeeding, pregnancy and certain diseases;
      • increased loss, for example during hemodialysis;
      • systemic diseases of the liver and pancreas;
      • chronic alcoholism;
      • long-term use of certain drugs.

      Symptoms of megaloblastic anemia

      This type of anemia is often accompanied by the development of hypoxia, as a result of which such patients complain of general weakness, headache, dizziness, shortness of breath, swelling and discomfort in various parts of the body. Symptoms include fatigue, headache, paleness, loss of appetite and inflammation in the mouth and tongue. With megaloblastic anemia, there can be a decrease in appetite, nausea, vomiting, frequent diarrhea, reduced physical strength, and the development of unpleasant sensations on the tongue. Sometimes this disease is a lesion of the central nervous system, which is manifested by tingling in the extremities.

      What is the role of vitamin B12 and folic acid in the body

      Vitamin B12 is required for:

      Providing energy – Among other B vitamins, it does not provide energy directly, but helps maintain normal metabolism of amino acids, fats and carbohydrates. Vitamin B12 is involved in a number of intracellular processes, ensuring cell health and producing sufficient energy.

      Normal functioning of the nervous system. – Vitamin B12 with folic acid is necessary for the synthesis of myelin. Myelin is a substance that surrounds nerve fibers, which protects them and provides fast signal transmission between nerve cells. If myelin is damaged, impulse transmission is disrupted. Therefore, vitamin B12 is necessary for the normal functioning of the nervous system.

      Prevention of anemia.

      Good blood circulation is often associated with high iron levels, but in fact folic acid and vitamin B12 play the same role. That is why they are called hematopoietic vitamins. B12 helps to break down red blood cells, which are needed to maintain a constant circulation of oxygen in our body. The constant circulation of oxygen ensures the functioning of all critical processes in the body. Therefore, B12 and folic acid deficiency are often the cause of anemia.

      Homocysteine release.

      Vitamin B12 also helps the body get rid of excessive amounts of homocysteine or toxins. They are formed as a result of metabolism and are toxic to cells. Therefore, it is imperative to get homocysteine out of the body. In this process, vitamin B12 helps protect the walls of blood vessels, prevents cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

      Methylation.

      B12 participates in the methylation process, in which the “methyl group” is sacrificed to other molecules and thus maintains the chemical balance of the body and its various functions. This seemingly simple process takes place a billion times a second. It is important for mood, brain function, energy production and cleansing of the body.

      How to diagnose megaloblastic anemia

      When diagnosing megaloblastic anemia, a physical examination and appointment of a general and biochemical blood test is recommended. A bone marrow puncture is also needed to confirm the diagnosis.

      What is the differential diagnosis

      The differential diagnosis of MBA is made primarily with other types of anemia.

      The combination of increased hemolysis with signs of pancytopenia is also characteristic of autoimmune pancytopenia, Markiiafava-Micheli disease.

      The combination in the clinical picture of severe anemic syndrome, abdominal pain and dyspeptic disorders, icteric skin and sclera requires a targeted diagnostic examination in order to exclude oncopathology of the abdominal organs.

      In all cases of vitamin B12 deficiency, broadband access invasion can be ruled out. Fragments of strobiles, eggs of parasites can sometimes be found in the stool.

      The differential diagnosis of vitamin B12 deficiency is also made with folic acid deficiency, which is much rarer and is observed during fasting and lack of nutrition in children suffering from alcoholism, during pregnancy and when using anticonvulsants. For the purpose of differential diagnosis of these conditions, folic acid is determined in blood serum and red blood cells.

      Treatment of megaloblastic anemia

      Nutrition in megaloblastic anemia

      • Increase the use of vitamin B12, contained in animal products (lean meat, poultry, fish, sea crabs, milk, liver, kidneys, cheese and eggs). Vegetarians face a higher risk of vitamin B12 deficiency and should take yeast extract or vitamin tablets (2-3 mg daily) as a preventative measure.

      Traditional medicine for megaloblastic anemia

      • To make up for the lack of these nutrients, vitamin B12 is injected and folic acid tablets are taken.

      What is hyaluronic acid and how is it applied?

      This article continues a series of information about the ingredients of your cosmetic products to understand the special benefits and results you can expect from them. Today we will talk about hyaluronic acid, what it is, how it is applied, what its health values are.

      Hyaluronic acid

      Hyaluronic acid is a transparent substance that is naturally present in the skin and is responsible for its hydration. It is also found in other tissues and organs of the body, for example in the connective tissue of the spine, in the cartilage or in the synovial fluid of the joints.

      It has the property to act like a sponge, ie to retain large amounts of water, which enables the restoration of the elastic properties of the skin and smoothing its surface.

      It also forms a special barrier that maintains skin hydration and helps it look healthier.

      But the amount of hyaluronic acid present in the body decreases over time. Over the years, the body synthesizes it less and less, and the sun, pollution and free radicals destroy it. As a result, the skin loses hydration and elasticity and ages.

      Therefore, it is necessary to give the skin an additional amount of hyaluronic acid, and its use in aesthetics and cosmetics has become widespread:

      • as a protective layer that prevents evaporation of water present on the skin surface,
      • as a filler in the deepest layers of the skin and smooth wrinkles,
      • and to stimulate the synthesis of already present hyaluronic acid and eliminate laxity.

      Another way to provide the necessary hyaluronic acid is to take dietary supplements rich in this acid.

      To be precise, we could say that its advantages are:

      • It moisturizes and gives elasticity to the skin, giving it a smoother and juicier look.
      • It has a filling effect and helps reduce the appearance of deeper wrinkles.
      • It contributes to the removal of free radicals, improves the condition of the skin and protects it from the ultraviolet rays of the sun.

      How is hyaluronic acid used?

      1. Aesthetic use.

      A very common way is to apply hyaluronic acid through injections or infiltrations into the skin.

      In aesthetics, this type of treatment is recommended for more mature skin in order to restore firmness and fill in wrinkles.

      The application is quick and usually not painful, although it is normal to feel some discomfort during the procedure.

      The results are immediate and very natural. They depend on the precision of the specialist, the quality of the product, the area in which it is applied and the metabolism of the person.

      In general, the effects can last between nine months and two years. As with hyaluronic acid, which already exists in the skin, the presence of the implemented product decreases over time

      In most cases, the parts of the body in which it is used are:

      • Lips: volume, contour and angle.
      • Buttocks: facial volume.
      • Around the mouth: lips or perioral wrinkles.
      • Nasogenic furrows: lines of expression on both sides of the nose towards the mouth.
      • Crow’s feet: external periocular wrinkles.
      • Eyebrows and forehead.

      Sometimes there are some side effects, which usually disappear after 48 hours or a week, such as:

      • Bruises or lumps on the places where the preparation was applied.
      • Pain, discomfort or tenderness.
      • Irritation, hardness and redness of the skin.

      It is very important that you always surrender into the hands of authentic professionals and in authorized centers, to apply this type of treatment.

      Treatment with hyaluronic acid injections is contraindicated during pregnancy and breastfeeding, in cases of allergies, inflammation and infections. You can consult a doctor before performing this aesthetic treatment.

      2. Medical use.

      Hyaluronic acid injections are used as a joint treatment for rheumatic diseases, osteoarthritis or injuries to relieve pain and improve mobility.

      It is also used in dentistry to help with the healing process, as well as to regenerate the oral mucosa and gums when surgery is needed.

      Its application in rehabilitation medicine is widespread due to good results. For example, hyaluronic acid is usually recommended for knee pain because its function of smoothing and restoring synovial fluid enables the reduction of pain caused by friction between the bones.

      It acts as a lubricant between the bones that make up the joints, so it is also recommended for patients who suffer from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or simply joint pain.

      Accelerates tissue regeneration thanks to hydration properties.

      It promotes the production of natural collagen in the body.

      It has an analgesic effect that helps relieve joint pain. Therefore, it is often used to treat arthritis.

      It protects, nourishes and helps to restore the synovial fluid present in our joints, improving their lubrication. It is necessary to reduce the friction in the cartilage in the flexion and extension of the joints.

      Provides elasticity and flexibility in the joints.

      An international protocol proposed by renowned experts and physicians proposes infiltration of hyaluronic acid every 7 days for 4 to 5 weeks by which it is possible to restore the original properties of synovial fluid, allowing cartilage protection as well as delay and / or recovery of their function.

      Water retention is interesting in cosmetics because it can do so in percentages equivalent to thousands of times more weight, which is why it is used to hydrate the dermis.

      3. Cosmetic use.

      Another cheaper way to use hyaluronic acid is through cosmetic products enriched with this ingredient.

      There is a great variety in the market. It is usually presented in the form of a cream, serum or gel, depending on the concentration, and hyaluronic acid is mixed with other active ingredients.

      These results are slower and less effective than injections because they do not penetrate deep into the skin. But it is a very good option as a beauty treatment that is added to your skin care routine, to prevent and reduce the signs of aging.

      3. Dietary supplement.

      Don’t forget to include foods that contain more hyaluronic acid in your diet, such as duck, chicken and turkey, salmon, sardines, tuna, jelly and Japanese potatoes.

      Foods that can help you synthesize hyaluronic acid are those that include starch (like potatoes and sweet potatoes), antioxidant vitamins (A, C, and E), zinc (like pumpkin, yeast, peanuts, whole grains), and magnesium (spinach, broccoli). , Brussels sprouts, green beans)

      You can also consume hyaluronic acid orally in the form of a dietary supplement to improve the condition of cartilage, joints, hydrate the skin … or to treat or prevent health problems arising from old age.

      It can be found in powder or tablets. The recommended dose is 100 mg daily, twice a year and every two or three months. However, you should always read the instructions for use and the label to check the dose and the manufacturer’s recommendations.

      The supplement is usually presented in the form of sodium hyularate, composed of smaller particles. Pure hyaluronic acid molecules are too large for your small intestine to absorb.

      Hyaluronic acid is generally a very safe substance. Since it is naturally present in our body, it is very rare for rejection or reaction to occur during its use.

      The whole product line BIO2YOU ® contains hyaluronic acid enhancers to combat skin aging.

      Encapsulated hyaluronic acid and flexible elastomers work together to blur the appearance of wrinkles and give the skin a youthful appearance:

      The encapsulated hyaluronic acid stays on the skin creating a smoother and more even look. It also acts as a magnet, drawing moisture from the skin to minimize the appearance of deeper wrinkles.

      Flexible elastomers are microscopic fibers that provide the basis that encapsulated hyaluronic acid should provide a more intense effect. The key word is “flexible,” which means you can gesture naturally without worry.

      Retinol also helps reduce deep wrinkles with further use, as it is a powerful global antioxidant that acts superficially and deeply.

      Application tips

      Using a precision applicator, apply the cream directly to the wrinkles and gently press with your fingertips.

      Wait a few minutes before applying moisturizer.

      After using it during the day, be sure to apply a sunscreen product. Although broad-spectrum sun protection should be a daily and essential part of any skin care program, it is especially important when using a product that contains retinol.

      This formula is designed to fit into the skin, which makes it perfect for all skin tones.

      Have you heard of hyaluronic acid? Which products containing this acid do you use? Have you been aesthetically treated with hyaluronic acid?

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      How I beat HPV

      Many women and people with different problems contact us, but we would like to share the diary of a girl who wanted to share her experience in the fight against the HPV virus. The article is just called how I beat HPV because this person successfully fought this virus in a completely natural way. The HPV virus, like many other viruses, can only defeat the body and its immune system with the help and influence of good life habits and a comprehensive program that will stimulate the immune system to react properly. Let’s see how her problem with HPV went …

      How it all started in March 2019

      In the middle of March 2019, I went on a short but a bit exhausting journey. Directly from the trip to work, the fatigue overcame me, and it was followed by a drop in immunity. A few days after that trip, a cold started, and then a high temperature, which lasted for days. However, after say 2 weeks, I felt like new and life went on. I believe that this drop in immunity was the trigger that activated the HPV virus in my body.

      April 2019

      I go for a regular gynecological examination, which my roommate and I have optionally scheduled through the discount site. So, I was in the doctor’s office for the first time and examined me. I didn’t have any problems, I felt good. However, at the colposcopy, the doctor mentioned some kind of mosaic, and it was good that I came for an examination. He suggests taking all possible swabs for bacteria, fungi, etc.

      It is very important to note that I did not know anything about the HPV virus at that time.

      The doctor did not give me a specific answer to my questions about what a mosaic is and why I have it. We broke up with an agreement to wait for the results.

      I discovered the mosaic of 2019

      The results have arrived, the Pope’s report is in order, only a circle (representing a mosaic) has been drawn in one corner of the paper, which is very unclear to me. From the swabs I took, I had the bacterium myco-ureaplasma, and the whole focus of the following months was on that, the mosaic was not mentioned anymore. It remained unclear to me what it was, but since the papal test was good, I subconsciously ignored the whole mosaic story.

      What is HPV January 2020?

      I am going for a new examination, this time at another gynecologist. Without colposcopy, the result of the pap test indicates group 3b, one could say a very bad result, with an explanation in which HPV is mentioned for the first time. The gynecologist schedules a biopsy for me immediately the next morning, he doesn’t answer my questions clearly, and every answer I get is that we will know something more only when the results are ready.

      In general, this was a period when I searched the Internet for answers. What is HPV, how is it obtained, is it dangerous and the like. Don’t be surprised if you come across an article that talks about irresponsible behavior, “too often” changing partners. Having HPV does not mean that you are not careful, that you are not responsible or that you change partners often. I got HPV from my first partner, he didn’t know he had it. HPV is very widespread, it has no symptoms and that is why this virus is inconvenient. Regular checkups are key, so you’ll be sure to find out in time, even if you hook it up.

      The result of my biopsy showed CIN 1, to which the gynecologist said that it was a good sign and that we would see each other in six months. I was completely taken aback by the fact that I have a mosaic and a bad pap test result, and all I can do is hope that in 6 months the finding will, on its own, get better.

      I started looking for answers about what HPV is June 2020 – March 2021

      Subsequent controls varied between the second and third groups, and I kept looking for answers or some solution. Going for check-ups has become very stressful and a bit traumatic for me. You can’t even suggest what the finding will show, because certainly this virus, at least in my case, did not leave any visible symptoms for me.

      When I finally did a test for the HPV virus and its typing, and more or less on my own initiative, I officially learned that I was positive for the high-risk type. Although HPV was suspected a year before the test and the positive result should not be a surprise to me, I was completely broken, both mentally and physically. I just felt completely helpless.

      I found a possible solution for HPV

      At the same time, out of desperation, I continue, for the thousandth time, to search the Internet and read texts about HPV. Then I came across the article HPV VIRUS AND ITS SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT

      As they write in their text, there is no cure for the HPV virus, but it is necessary to bring the organism into such a state that the immune system is able to fight the virus. It is crucial that if you have HPV you take care of your immune system. Sometimes it doesn’t just mean quality sleep, nutrition and daily recreation. I consider myself to have led a relatively healthy lifestyle before, but in my case it was necessary to introduce some more preparations that helped the body fight this insidious virus.

      HPV treatment

      The great news is that these are natural preparations. With discipline, patience, and sometimes a change in life habits, it is possible to get rid of HPV from the body.

      Also, I would like to point out the fact that it was only when I started talking about HPV in my environment that I realized how many girls met him. These are mostly younger and healthy girls, to whom gynecologists advised some kind of intervention, removing the changes from the neck. My gynecologist advised that my condition be monitored. He also pointed out that every intervention damages a part of the tissue, and that this type of procedure cannot be applied more than several times.

      This is my experience, gynecologists are generally of different views. Some support the intervention, some advise monitoring the situation. Of course, all this depends primarily on the findings, age and general condition of the organism. I wanted to get rid of the virus completely from my body if possible without intervention, and I decided to work on immunity.

      First contact and consultation April-May 2021

      I contacted the Eistria team of nutritionists to inquire about a program to boost immunity in the fight against HPV. It took me a while to collect all the supplements, various essential oils, some of which I had never heard of before. Also, it took me a while to make a list of healthy meals that I strictly adhered to for the next two months. After only two weeks of taking / applying the therapy, I felt much better. I had more energy and I was in a great mood. Personally, I did not have any difficulties in applying the therapy, after two days it became a routine.

      Worm of Doubt May-June 2021

      Honestly, despite feeling good, I have to admit that I was skeptical that the mosaic-like changes would subside after just two months of therapy. I was ready for at least a few months of treatment for the virus, but even then I didn’t believe the mosaic could go away. I also suggested that I extend the therapy to make sure there would be some progress, however the nutritionist advised me to do so after exactly two months.

      Nature made her HPV disappear in July 2021

      I am going to a new gynecologist for a complete gynecological examination. The doctor advises removing any changes if the results are not good again. However, this time there is no visible mosaic on the colposcopy. I note with the naked eye, since the doctor mentioned to me that it does not necessarily mean that I was cured and that I should wait for other findings. Soon after, both the pope and the hpv smear arrive. All finds neat, hpv negative !!

      It is still amazing to me that the change receded, hpv disappeared and all that in just two months with the action of natural preparations. It sounds incredible, but yes, it is true and very possible. Of course, sometimes the treatment period can last longer, but the effectiveness of these preparations is guaranteed and they certainly cannot harm.

      Here is something I wish I had known the moment I first heard about HPV. Also, I can understand that gynecologists do not deal with the immune system, but I would like at least someone to draw my attention to that a little more. We should not underestimate the power of our organism to defend itself, it should only be treated in the right way. Endless thanks to the eistria team who helped me treat and understand HPV.

      Hair loss: stop using “effective preparations”!

      Which hair loss medications can be used depends on the type of hair loss and its causes. We present the concept against hair loss.

      There are many remedies for hair loss. Few of them can be called “natural”. Also, very few of these drugs treat the real causes of hair loss. Natural remedies are different. They solve the problem at the root – in the true sense of the word.

      But let’s start with the different types of hair loss. Because each type of hair loss has its specific causes, so each type of hair loss should be treated and taken seriously.

      These are the types of hair loss

      Hair loss is roughly divided into four different types of hair loss, with the fifth “type” being a special case:

      • Hereditary hair loss (also known as androgenic or hereditary hair loss)
      • Circular hair loss (Alopecia areata)
      • Diffuse hair loss
      • Hair loss with scars
      • Special case: hair loss during chemotherapy

      Hereditary or androgenic hair loss

      Hereditary or androgenic hair loss can affect women and men alike, and the vast majority of men are affected. This form of hair loss is called hereditary, because hereditary hypersensitivity of certain hair follicles to the hormone DHT.

      DHT stands for 5-alpha dihydrotestosterone. It belongs to androgens, which belong to sex hormones. Androgens are responsible for male characteristics such as strong muscle development, beard growth, body hair and a deep voice.

      DHT is made from testosterone by a specific enzyme (5-alpha reductase), and DHT is more active than two male hormones.

      Androgenic hair loss in women

      If women of reproductive age are affected by androgenic hair loss, the hair thins. Women also have elevated levels of testosterone or dihydrotestosterone, with PCOS, polycystic ovary syndrome, very often involved. It is the most common hormonal disorder in women of reproductive age.

      Androgenic hair loss in men

      In men, androgenic hair loss is not so easily influenced by natural measures. However, there are herbal remedies that can be used to gently affect the hormonal balance.

      It is also now assumed that diet and lifestyle affect gene expression, so that a person is not always at the mercy of his genes for better or worse.

      Therefore, a holistic approach is also very beneficial for androgenic hair loss, which – even if it could not reverse hair loss – can often lead to slowing down and moreover not only have a positive effect on hair and scalp health, but in any case general health. significantly improves mental performance and physical fitness.

      Circular hair loss

      Circular hair loss (alopecia ariata) occurs in rounded, completely bald areas on the head. In extreme cases, however, all the hair and hair can fall out, even the rest of the body.

      Circular hair loss is currently considered an autoimmune disease, which means that the body’s own defense cells (so-called cytotoxic T cells) attack the hair follicle cells in places, believing that these are foreign structures that need to be fought. . Studies have found infiltration of cytotoxic T cells in the affected areas of the scalp.

      Other autoimmune diseases are often present in circular hair loss. If so, the prognosis seems less good. After a few years, nail changes can occur in over 60 percent of patients (longitudinal grooves, fragility, rough surface, etc.).

      Up to 50 percent of sufferers fully recover from circular hair loss during the year. At up to 25 percent, however, it increases to the point of complete loss of all hair on the head or even the entire body.

      Diffuse hair loss

      With diffuse hair loss, the hair becomes lighter. So there are no single bald spots. In most cases, women are affected.

      Diffuse hair loss is usually of the late type, which means that the harmful effect interrupts the hair growth phase (see the next section “Three phases of the hair life cycle”) and the hair goes into a resting phase. It lasts up to 4 or even up to 6 months. Only then does the hair fall out, so in the case of diffuse hair loss, you should always think about what happened a few weeks or months ago, which could be a harmful factor, so that you can then take appropriate measures.

      Possible harmful factors include:

      childbirth,

      Infections,

      high temperature,

      Hemorrhage (excessive blood loss),

      Diseases of internal organs (e.g. Liver, thyroid (usually insufficiently active thyroid) and other endocrine organs,

      Severe diseases (cancer, tuberculosis, etc.),

      strict diets or periods of starvation or generally chronic deficiencies of nutrients or vital substances (e.g. iron deficiency due to abundant

      menstruation, zinc deficiency, vitamin D deficiency, etc.)

      accident or operative trauma,

      severe emotional stress and some medications (e.g., beta blockers, statins, thyroid medications, or blood thinners).

      The following possible causes can be added:

      Improper hair care or coloring with chemical hair dyes as well as one

      Pollution (eg heavy metals)

      Allergies

      Menopause

      Chronic acidosis

      Hair loss with scars

      Hair loss with scars appears on bald spots that eventually become scars. This hair loss is often associated with irreversible damage to the hair follicles. Hair no longer grows in the relevant areas. Because strong inflammatory processes are present during this form of hair loss, conventional medicine treats corticoids (cortisone) to prevent inflammation and stop hair loss.

      However, inflammation of hair loss with scars does not occur without other factors. Hair loss is associated with certain diseases, such as lupus erythematosus ,, psoriasis ,, Fungal Infections or certain tumors. Since these diseases are the real cause of hair loss, the focus of therapy should not be on hair loss, but on the disease that triggers it.

      Special case: hair loss during chemotherapy

      Chemotherapy damages all hair that is in the growth phase (see the next section for the three phases of the hair life cycle). The damage is so great that these hairs do not go into the resting phase, but break at the root immediately or within a few weeks. There is talk of hair loss (effluvium) of the early type.

      For now, only those hairs remain that were already dormant during chemotherapy (ie, a maximum of 20 percent of the total hair), but which also fall out 87ztrde4w no later than 2 to 4 months.

      Because hair follicle cells belong to those cells that divide very quickly, the follicles recover quickly, so that the first new hairs can be seen again only 4 weeks after the end of chemotherapy. Sometimes it takes a little longer (6 to 8 weeks).

      Hair loss cannot be prevented here, but you can speed up and support the regeneration of the body with measures for detoxification and strengthening after chemotherapy (after consulting a doctor).

      Three phases of the hair life cycle

      Hair is subject to a certain developmental cycle. Three phases can be distinguished here. If you know this, you will better understand why hair does not always fall out immediately after the harmful effect, but maybe only after a few weeks.

      Anagen = growth phase: 2 to 10 (usually 3 to 6) years, hair grows. The longer the anagen, the longer the hair becomes. Anyone who has hair that does not grow for a particularly long time has a shorter phase of anagen. In healthy people, 80 percent of hair is in anagen. If it is a harmful effect, then the hair turns into catagen, and then into telogen, so that weeks or months can pass after the harmful effect until hair loss is shown.

      Catagen = transition phase: 2 weeks, during which time the hair follicles stop their metabolic activity, the hair is no longer delivered and also no longer grows.

      Telogen = resting phase: 2 to 4 months, at the end of the telogen phase hair falls out. In this condition, it should be less than 20 percent of the hair.

      Can Pfeiffer’s glandular fever cause or trigger hair loss?

      Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is currently thought to be responsible for Pfeiffer’s glandular fever, especially autoimmune diseases, which is why researchers at the University of Texas / Houston investigated a possible link to circular hair loss back in 2008.

      Of the 1586 patients with circular hair loss who felt that external factors caused their hair loss, 12 people had EBV infection in the six months before hair loss, which is less than 1 percent, but still shows that EBV infection can be risk factor.

      Causes that may be responsible for hair loss

      Earlier in the introduction of different types of hair loss, we have already listed some of the causes. However, from a naturopathic point of view, we will also ask the question:

      Why does androgenic hair loss lead to hair follicle hypersensitivity to DHT and why do women develop a hormonal disorder (PCOS)? People will ask themselves, how is it that an autoimmune disease develops and the body turns against itself? Why does the thyroid gland no longer work properly, so that an inactive thyroid gland is diagnosed?

      In all these cases, there is an imbalance in the body. Certain influences prevent healthy reactions of the organism, lead to irritation, malfunctions, in the intestines, IBS, which could accelerate the development of autoimmune diseases. These negative impacts include:

      • poor nutrition (which nourishes the body and at the same time does not provide enough vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and nutrients)
      • overloaded liver
      • intestinal flora disorder or poor intestinal health
      • lack of stress management
      • too many stimulants (alcohol, cigarettes, sugar, caffeine)
      • too little sleep, too little fresh air, and too little exercise
      • unnatural hair and body care

      All of these factors cause disorders in the system (in the immune system, in the hormonal system, etc.) and can eventually lead to hair loss. So, what to do in case of hair loss from a holistic point of view?

      These drugs are used for hair loss

      In naturopathy, individual drugs against this or that are rarely used. On the other hand, a holistic attitude is approached and the above problematic habits are corrected.

      Even holistic concepts for autoimmune diseases (including circular hair loss or causative diseases due to hair loss scars) now consist of the same measures listed below that have been recommended in naturopathy for decades for diseases of all kinds (see “Treating Autoimmune Diseases Successfully” by Dr. Susan Blum):

      Healthy diet

      Strengthen the liver

      Intestinal health rehabilitation

      Proper stress management

      Optimization of individual supply of vital substances (acidification, mineralization and elimination of vitamin deficiency)

      Detox the body if needed

      Quality sleep, fresh air and lots of exercise

      Natural body and hair care products

      Targeted dietary supplements adapted to the individual situation

      If there is diffuse hair loss, most of the possible causes of diffuse hair loss can also be automatically eliminated by this concept.

      Naturopathic anti-hair loss medications do not only treat the scalp, hormonal system or immune system. Instead, they provide the body with everything it needs to find a healthy and harmonious balance, and hair loss can often be stopped and new hair growth can begin.

      In addition, of course, means can be used that have a specific effect on harmonizing and strengthening the health of the scalp and thus prevent hair loss directly on the spot and ensure new hair growth, e.g. B. natural hair lotions, hair tonics, hair conditioners, etc.

      However, these drugs should be seen only as additional measures, because the real correction of hair loss always comes from within, ie. when the organism regains strength and can solve the problem independently thanks to its re-self-regulation.

      Only in the case of genetic hair loss, individual drugs are needed that specifically affect the hormonal system and thus reduce the harmful effects of high levels of DHT on hair follicles:

      In case you want the help of a professional in treating the problem of hair loss, contact us

        Three drugs for androgenic / genetic hair loss

        According to initial studies, the following three natural substances can lower DHT levels, ie. Prevent the conversion of testosterone to DHT. These three drugs include:

        • Sulforaphane – a secondary herbal substance that is especially found in broccoli and broccoli sprouts and is known for its strong antioxidant effects in the fight against cancer and anti-inflammatory effects.
        • Pumpkin seed oil
        • Palmetto saw extract

        Sulforaphane for genetic hair loss

        We wrote a lot about sulforaphane – it works as a substance against cancer and arthritis, on how it gives hope to people with autism, it helps with respiratory diseases.

        Sulforaphane is one of the so-called isothiocyanates, which are sometimes called mustard oil glycosides. Sulforaphane is found in especially large quantities in broccoli, but – in smaller quantities – in all other cabbage vegetables such as cauliflower and kohlrabi, horseradish, rocket, cress, radish and many other vegetables from the cruciferous family.

        Sulforaphane has been studied in a Japanese study because of its effects on genetic hair loss. Researchers in March 2016. wrote that sulforaphane apparently managed to reduce DHT levels.

        According to the researchers, sulforaphane increases the expression of the enzyme that breaks down DHT. It is the enzyme 3-alpha-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (3a-HSD).

        Researchers have not yet given specific dosage recommendations to combat hair loss for use in humans. However, the University Hospital in Heidelberg recommends 0.36 mg of sulforaphane per kilogram of body weight for cancer therapy, which can be a guide for dosing and use.

        If you take sulforaphane as a dietary supplement, then a daily meal – depending on the product – provides 50 to 100 mg of sulforaphane.

        One broccoli (500 g) contains about 50 mg of sulforaphane – always depending on the season, variety and freshness. Broccoli sprouts provide up to 100 times more sulforaphane, so a tablespoon of sprouts can contain as much sulforaphane as a head of broccoli.

        So, if you eat a lot of broccoli or vegetables mentioned above, as well as broccoli sprouts, in addition to dietary supplements, you could achieve an effective dose very quickly.

        Pumpkin seed oil for genetic hair loss

        Another natural remedy for genetic hair loss may be pumpkin oil. The oil inhibited the enzyme 5-alpha reductase in a randomized placebo-controlled study from 2014. years. This enzyme enables the conversion of testosterone to DHT. If inhibited, DHT levels do not rise as much.

        In a Korean study, 76 men with genetic hair loss received 400 mg of pumpkin oil or placebo daily for six months. At the end of the study, it was determined that the pumpkin seed oil group had fuller hair than the placebo group. Hair increased by 40 percent. No side effects were found.

        In case of genetic hair loss, you can take a spoonful of pumpkin oil every day or simply prepare a daily salad with pumpkin oil dressing.

        Palmetto saw for genetic hair loss

        Preparations made from the fruits of the saw palmetto (palmetto saw extract) are known for their positive effect on benign prostate enlargement (benign prostatic hyperplasia / BPH). Already in 1996. In the review, it was found that palmette extract (160 mg twice daily for 1 to 3 months) can achieve equally good results in BPH as finasteride 5 mg.

        Although the specific cause of BPH is still unknown, DHT is believed to be involved. On the one hand, there may be high levels of DHT, on the other hand, it is suspected that the cause is the dominance of estrogen (the level of estrogen increases in relation to the level of testosterone).

        Palmetto saw extract now seems to be able to reduce DHT levels. This increases testosterone levels – an effect that is especially evident when palmetto saw extract is combined with astaxanthin, as we have described here: treating testosterone deficiency

        A drop in DHT levels would also be helpful in the case of genetically induced hair loss. The less DHT in the blood, the less DHT around the hair roots and the less hair will fall out.

        Therefore, in 2012. the researchers examined the effects of saw palmetto extract on genetically induced hair loss (compared to the effects of finasteride) in the study. They reported their new findings in the International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology:

        The study involved 100 male patients diagnosed with genetic hair loss. One group took 320 mg of palmette extract daily for six months, while the other took 1 mg of finasteride daily.

        Although finasteride as a whole was more successful, many men (38 percent) who took sawdust palmetto extract also showed higher hair growth. Palmetto saw extract was especially effective in the crown area, ie. Less in the area of the front head.

        How to combine three drugs against genetic hair loss

        If you prefer to try natural remedies for genetic hair loss, you can very well combine the three described measures:

        Palmetto saw extract and sulforaphane are taken as dietary supplements. We recommend this palmetto saw extract in high doses against hair loss  i  100 mg sulforaphane daily.

        In addition, broccoli, broccoli sprouts and pumpkin seed oil (and pumpkin seeds as well) are often included in the menu. We recommend that you grow broccoli sprouts yourself.

        How can probiotics help against hair loss?

        Poor intestinal health and diseased intestinal flora (dysbiosis) are now considered the main causes of many chronic diseases. Therefore, probiotics are often recommended to regulate the intestinal flora. These are preparations with beneficial intestinal bacteria that renew the intestinal mucosa, have anti-inflammatory and detoxifying effects, expel harmful bacteria, have a positive effect on the immune system and can even alleviate stress reactions.

        It is these properties that are needed for hair loss. Since hair loss is often associated with inflammatory processes in hair follicles, it can also be associated with stress  and in the case of circular hair loss, it may actually be the result of dysbiosis. Therefore, it is suspected that taking probiotics can help with hair loss, as several studies with mice have already shown. Animals receiving probiotics always had good hair growth and shiny hair, which was not the case in the control groups.

        In the study at Massachusetts Institute of Technology probiotics were found to lead to an enormous increase in active hair follicles in mice. Thus, there was much more hair in the active growth anagen phase than in animals that were not given probiotics. Overall, it could even be observed that the probiotic mice as a whole were in a condition that is usually typical of much younger mice. Probiotic bacteria also had a rejuvenating effect on animals.

        In traditional Chinese medicine, hair loss and unhealthy-looking hair are also signs of indigestion. Because in the case of digestive disorders, nutrients are no longer absorbed and used so well, so even with hair problems, rehabilitation of the intestinal flora is an important measure so that the hair can be fully nourished again.

        In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study from 2013. It was also found in over 120 participants that using only probiotics (with L. reuteri) for 9 weeks could increase vitamin D levels by 25 percent – and there Healthy levels vitamin D. is also important for hair growth, probiotics they can also help here by a detour towards a faster goal and results.

        Vitamin deficiency in hair loss

        Deficiencies of vital substances can damage the hair structure and lead to diffuse hair loss, but they can also weaken the body, so other forms of hair loss are favored. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies are by no means common only in poor countries, which we would like to believe.

        In particular, hair follicles are among the most metabolically active areas in the body and are therefore particularly dependent on a sufficient amount of nutrients. A good supply of vital substances is therefore part of the concept of treating every type of hair loss.

        It would be ideal to first clarify which vitamins and / or minerals are actually lacking so that they can be targetedly added to the diet. If you simply take the preparations at random, you risk that the doses contained in them will not be enough to eliminate the possible deficiency. Most skin and hair supplements are insufficient.

        The exceptions are hair vitamins that are needed for optimal hair growth and good hair health, e.g. iron, zinc, selenium, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, biotin, millet extract, L-cysteine, etc.

        With vitamin A, care must be taken not to take an overdose, e.g. with offal, cod liver oil or other supplements, because too much vitamin A can cause hair loss!

        Zinc for hair loss

        Zinc deficiency can often be seen in patients with hair loss, which is why you should always check the status of zinc stores in case of hair loss. 2013 study confirmed frequent zinc deficiency in hair loss, while copper levels were normal.

        In 2013 It was determined that out of 312 patients with hair loss (circular hair loss, hereditary hair loss, diffuse hair loss), ALL had lower levels of zinc than the control group, which did not have hair loss.

        If hair loss is caused by zinc deficiency, it can be easily remedied by taking zinc supplements, as a small study from 2012 found. years. Even circular hair loss often improves significantly if there is a zinc deficiency, and then 50 mg of zinc is taken over a 12-week period, according to a 2009 study.

        It is not clear whether hair loss can be improved by giving zinc even if there was no previous zinc deficiency. The study showed that after zinc intake, hair loss can be reduced, even if a proven zinc deficiency cannot be determined.

        If you need zinc preparations with a higher dose and easily tolerated with zinc deficiency, we recommend chelated zinc , which provides 30 mg of zinc per capsule.

        Hair loss: iron, vitamin C and L-lysine

        Iron deficiency is a common cause of diffuse hair loss, especially in women, so iron levels (ferritin for iron storage) should be checked in any case, which you can do yourself with a home test for iron values.

        If you are looking for a well-tolerated iron supplement, purely herbal and without a prescription, here is a choice: 

        Iron from curry leaves (15 mg of iron per day) with vitamin C from acerola extract or

        chelated iron

        However, sometimes iron supplements simply do not work and it is difficult to raise the level of iron. The amino acid L-lysine can be used here as a support, because it helps in the absorption of iron and zinc.

        If you take L-lysine together with iron, the level of ferritin can increase more easily in this way, as shown by a study with patients with hair loss who did not react on their own to iron supplements.

        In order to improve the absorption of iron from plant foods, it is also important to optimize the supply of vitamin C, because vitamin C can greatly stimulate the absorption of iron, so vitamin C alone can often improve iron deficiency without the need for additional iron.

        Reach for fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C or choose a natural vitamin C supplement  organic acerola powder which provides over 130 mg of vitamin C per gram.

        L-cysteine

        Another important amino acid in hair loss is L-cysteine. The amino acid that contains sulfur is needed to build keratin, the main component of our hair. L-cysteine provides resistance and strength of keratin and therefore can repair damaged hair structure, and can also be helpful in case of diffuse hair loss. The recommended minimum dose is 1400 mg of L-cysteine per day. 

        L-cysteine is contained in relatively small amounts in food, the steak gives only 240 mg of L-cysteine per 100 g. Rice protein also contains only about 200 mg per serving, hemp protein approximately 100 mg, so pure L-cysteine products would have to be used if you want to improve the disrupted keratin production with this amino acid.

        Is there a vitamin D deficiency in case of hair loss?

        In the case of existing hair loss (either circular, diffuse or similar), it should also be clarified whether there is a lack of vitamin D, because it can also encourage hair loss.

        2013. Researchers from the University of Cairo showed that women with diffuse hair loss have much lower levels of vitamin D (about 11 to 12 ng / ml) than women without hair loss. It was also noticed that the level of vitamin D was lower the more pronounced the hair loss and the longer this condition lasted.

        Do omega-3 fatty acids help with hair loss?

        The supply of essential fatty acids (omega-3 and omega-6) should be able to inhibit 5-alpha-reductase (an enzyme that converts testosterone to DHT), which would be significant given genetic hair loss.

        Gamma-linolenic acid is especially found in borage seed oil or black currant seed oil, which can be taken as a dietary supplement. Gamma-linolenic acid can also be produced by the body itself from linoleic acid (omega 6, eg in sunflower oil, safflower oil, etc.).

        Balance with omega-3 fatty acids is also important, because they are taken too little compared to omega-6 fatty acids.

        Vegan algae oil capsules  or fish oil capsules are recommended as a dietary supplement with omega-3 fatty acids.
        Due to the anti-inflammatory properties of omega-3 fatty acids that improve blood flow, such a dietary supplement also has an extremely positive effect on many other chronic ailments.

        Biotin for hair loss and loss

        Biotin is often taken for hair loss, and also for brittle nails. However, according to critics, biotin deficiency is rare because the intestinal flora can produce enough biotin. But it can only do so if it is in good condition, which is often no longer the case today, because there are too many harmful influences that affect the intestinal flora (antibiotics, other drugs, poor nutrition, chemicals from the environment, etc.).

        2017 Review He examined the literature on the effects of biotin on hair and nail growth. In all 18 cases in which patients received a dietary supplement with biotin, previously poor hair growth or previously poor nail quality improved. However, many subjects suffered from a deficiency of the enzyme that leads to biotin deficiency.

        Biotin participates in the good health of hair and scalp, but since many other vital substances are decisive, if there are other deficiencies, a dietary supplement with biotin alone will not help much, so you should always think about all the necessary vital substances.

        When buying a biotin supplement, pay attention to the dosage. Often only very small amounts of biotin are found.

        Silicon (silicon dioxide) is very important

        Unfortunately, silicon is a trace element to which too little attention is paid. In the body, it is mainly found in the bones, but also in the hair, nails, tendons and ligaments. In smaller quantities in soft tissue.

        If there is a tendency for hair loss, a lack of silicon stores can lead to more intense hair loss. Silicon is especially found in oats or brown millet, and also in nettles, but only in small amounts in other foods, so today’s common diet provides little silicon.

        Several studies have already indicated that silicon has a positive effect on hair health. For example, German scientists from the University Clinic in Hamburg-Eppendorf in 2007. published the results of research that daily intake of silicon significantly increased hair volume.

        The study participants were healthy women who complained of particularly thin hair. Since silicon is said to have a strong effect on hair structure, subjects should take 15 ml (1 tablespoon) of silicone gel daily for 6 months.

        After this time, it was found that not only did the hair volume increase, but that the health of the hair also benefited from the intake of silicon, which was reflected in the new shine and vitality of the hair.

        Three years later, researchers from the Karlsruhe city hospital reported similar results. Here, too, it has been proven that silicon (when taken 350 mg three times a day for 6 months) with previously reduced hair quality (brittle and dry hair) leads to clearly healthier, more beautiful and also thicker hair.

        The 2016 study presented two further studies that also found a significant improvement in hair and nail quality after taking silicon (10 mg daily for 9 months), which was not the case in the respective placebo groups. .

        Silicon can therefore be included in therapy in case of existing hair loss. The trace element can be used not only internally, but also externally.

        Internally, it is ideal without acids, and thus the basic colloidal silicone gel from GeoSilica.

        On the outside, hair growth concentrates containing silicon are applied to the scalp, which mineralize the skin, activate it and at the same time – if there is irritation – soothe it.

        Classical medicine and hair loss

        Conventional medicine also tries to discover the cause of hair loss, but in some cases several experts must be consulted: a dermatologist, an endocrinologist and sometimes a gynecologist.

        Finasteride is commonly used, especially in the case of genetically induced hair loss. It inhibits 5-alpha reductase, which would otherwise convert testosterone to DHT, thus reducing DHT levels.

        Side effects include decreased libido, erectile dysfunction to impotence and depression, which do not even disappear in any case after stopping the drug. Infertility, dry eyes and visual disturbances can also occur as side effects of taking finasteride.

        In addition, finasteride must be taken permanently, if you stop using the product, the hair will fall out again within a few weeks.

        Finasteride is not approved for women. Therefore, in case of androgenic hair loss, they are advised to use certain hormonal preparations or to use minoxidil, a solution that is applied to the scalp and which should show results after 6 months at the latest. Men can also massage them into the scalp twice a day in case of hair loss, but not if the scalp is reddened or otherwise irritated.

        However, it is these symptoms that are possible side effects of Minoxidil. It can dry out the skin, causing itching, redness and irritation, and also leads to rashes.

        Although a 2 percent solution of minoxidil is usually recommended for women, men take a five percent solution. Women should not take the latter, as they can lead to unwanted hair growth on other parts of the body (chest, legs, chin).

        What is folic acid for?

        Folic acid – which is also well known as vitamin B9, or folate, or methylfolate – is a water-soluble vitamin. As the body cannot store this vitamin for a long time, a daily supplement is necessary. It is used for the production of blood cells, wound healing, helping to build muscle.

        Due to its functions, folic acid is necessary for its formation DNA and RNA and to ensure that cells replicate normally. At the beginning of pregnancy, it is of fundamental importance for the development of the embryo, because it is a time of great cell replication.

        The vitamin also helps in the production of basic chemicals for the brain and nervous system. Like all vitamins, folic acid is essential for the proper functioning of the metabolism. Its deficiency or excess can cause health problems.

        Folic acid and its benefits during pregnancy

        Adequate levels of folic acid during conception and during the first three months of pregnancy greatly reduce the risk of serious birth defects in babies. The use of folic acid is very important for you and the development of your baby during pregnancy.

        Even in a healthy, natural pregnancy or through assisted fertilization, the intake of folic acid is warmly recommended, because it reduces the risk of malformations of the baby’s central nervous system. Supplementation prevents the appearance of problems in the fetal neural tube, which is formed in the first months of pregnancy, and includes a primitive structure that creates the brain and spinal cord.

        Folic acid is one of the most important nutrients for a baby

        Folic acid is responsible for reducing the risk of defects in the brain and spine, which is called nerve tube deficiency. The neural tube becomes the baby’s brain and spinal cord in the first month of pregnancy, and this period is the most dangerous for creating disability.

        Therefore, it is recommended that you increase your folic acid intake before conception. In addition, folic acid is also responsible for helping placenta formation and DNA development, as well as reducing the risk of preeclampsia during pregnancy.

        In general, a dose of 600 mcg per day is recommended for pregnant women, and the dose can be suspended after the first 3 months of pregnancy, because folic acid acts for up to a year. All recommendations, however, must be confirmed by your prenatalist.

        The WHO – World Health Organization – also recommends a preventive supplement for pregnant women who have started prenatal care, regardless of gestational age.

        Where we find folic acid

        One of the most common sources of folic acid are all plants with green leaves, with special emphasis on spinach, broccoli, cabbage, lettuce and primrose. Grains, beans, mushrooms, chicken liver, eggs, brewer’s yeast and wheat germ also have good amounts of folic acid.

        Fruits such as avocados, mangoes, oranges, tomatoes, melons and bananas should also be on the menu for those who want to balance the level of folic acid in the body.

        Foods rich in folate are quite varied and their menu will not become monotonous. It is always good to remember that part of the folic acid present can be lost during cooking and food preparation.

        Another source of pvpg vitamins are supplements, drugs and fortified products. Supplements are most suitable if there is a lack of folic acid in the body.

        Risks of overuse

        Folate is a water-soluble vitamin and this facilitates its regulation in the body: all excess will be naturally eliminated through urine. Therefore, overdose does not happen with food, but it can happen if you use folic acid as a dietary supplement.

        Intake of an overdose of folic acid can result in digestive problems, abdominal pain, nausea and skin reactions. Vitamin B12 deficiency and consequent anemia can also occur. Amounts above 5000 micrograms per day are considered dangerous.

        Therefore, it is worth paying attention to excessive use and taking into account the doses.

        Women of childbearing potential need 400 mcg of folic acid daily.

        Severe birth defects of the baby’s brain or spine appear very early in pregnancy (3 to 4 weeks after conception), before most women realize that they are pregnant.

        If you are taking folic acid, consuming a dose higher than 400 mcg per day is not necessarily better to prevent nerve tube damage, unless your doctor recommends taking a larger amount for other conditions.

        When planning to become pregnant, women who have already had a pregnancy with neural tube defects should consult their doctor. The CDC recommends that these women consume 4,000 mcg of folic acid daily for one month before becoming pregnant and during the first three months of pregnancy.

        Other benefits for the body

        In the human body, vitamin B9 performs some specific functions and mainly acts to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, folic acid prevents heart disease and stroke.

        Numerous factors, including B vitamins, including folate, are needed to strengthen the immune system. Vitamin B9 folic acid also reduces possible hearing loss in the elderly; treats poor kidney function;

        This vitamin also regulates the production and use of homocysteine, a substance similar to an amino acid that can damage blood vessel tissue at high levels, making them more susceptible to the formation of atherosclerotic plaques (narrowed due to fat accumulation).

        In addition, folic acid can help prevent certain cancers, including lung, cervix , colon and rectum. Applying sufficient doses of this vitamin can also prevent thousands of deaths from heart disease.

        Continuing with the list of benefits, folic acid plays an important role in the health of the skin, nails and hair. This vitamin helps in growth and fights acne and dermatitis, leaving the skin a healthy glow and controlled oil.

        In addition to being necessary for the development of the nervous system of the fetus, folate is necessary for the proper functioning of the brain and plays an important role in cognitive abilities and mental and emotional health. It acts as a cofactor in the production of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that guarantees good mood.

        Medical monitoring during pregnancy is of the utmost importance to avoid complications. Any medicine, substance or vitamin should be prescribed and prescribed by a doctor.

        Folic acid

        How can you get enough folic acid

        In addition to eating foods with folate as part of a varied diet, women can also get folic acid in the following ways:

        Take a vitamin that contains folic acid.

        Most vitamins sold in the United States contain the recommended daily amount of folic acid (400 mcg) that women need.

        Vitamins can be purchased at most local drugstores, supermarkets. Check the package label to make sure it contains 100% of the daily nutritional requirement for folic acid, which is 400 mcg.

        Eat fortified foods.

        Folic acid can be found in breakfast cereals and corn porridge.

        Be sure to read the Nutrition Facts label and look for products that say “100%” next to the word “folate.”

        Combined use of vitamins and foods rich in folate.

        Indole 3 carbinol cures hormonal cancer

        It is fascinating that some pharmaceutical companies in early 2010 invested a lot of money in the research and production of a synthetic compound related to indole 3 carbinol. Indole 3 carbinol should, in the future, be a basic drug in the treatment of many serious diseases like arthritis and even cancerous diseases.

        In the future, indole 3 carbinol should be an effective and even better replacement for Tamoxifen. Indole 3 carbinol would probably not be an interesting name for you. You have probably never heard of it, but it is essential in acting on cancerous diseases, and here is why:

        Indole 3 carbinol research

        One of the latest studies has successfully proven the hypothesis that women who take tamoxifen can use lower doses of this drug if they take indole 3 carbinol with it, achieving the same results. In this way, the side effects of tamoxifen are reduced in patients.

        Indole 3 carbinol can be found in broccoli, cauliflower, and other vegetables. This preparation has many anti-cancer effects, but it loses many anti-cancer properties when cooking food. Many studies have proven the anti-cancer properties of indole 3 carbinol.

        From 1990 to the present day, about 120 scientific studies have been conducted on preparing indole 3 carbinol and its effect on cancerous diseases such as breast cancer, respiratory cancer, and some female types of cancer such as uterine and ovarian cancer caused by increased estrogen concentrations. By using between 200 and 400 mg a day in the early stages of the disease, as many as 8 out of 17 women were completely cured!

        Indole 3 carbinol and DIM

        In addition to indole 3 carbinol, very effective preparation is DIM, which we wrote about in one of the previous articles. During the menstrual cycle – heavy bleeding treatment has a very harmonized effect with the aforementioned preparation. Combining both increases the amount of indol 3 carbinol in the blood system compared to the state in which DIM is not consumed.

        Both preparations are antioxidants that neutralize free radicals. Research has shown that these two preparations very well neutralize the negative effects of the HPV virus and reduce cancer risk in people who have this disease. These two preparations can also cleanse the body of chemicals caused by the HPV virus called dioxins and prevent DNA damage. These damages are one of the reasons for the deformation of cancer cells, and we wrote about that in the article How cancer develops.

        Indole 3 carbinol and DIM activity

        The activity of these two preparations does not end here. These two preparations affect carcinogenic diseases caused by elevated estrogen concentrations and reversible hormonal disorders. In these carcinogenic disorders, oestradiol binds to cell receptors and, on that occasion, creates a breakdown within the cells, changing their structure and turning them into carcinogens.

        Indole 3 carbinol and DIM change oestradiol from the very aggressive structure I listed above into a tolerable and much weaker form that does not disrupt microcellular cell assembly and metabolism.

        Oestradiol is a carcinogen that affects cancer cells’ formation, affects cancer development, and is directly related to prostate cancer, breast, ovarian, and uterine cancer.

        These two preparations directly affect the receptors and modify them on the cell membrane itself so that when oestradiol is detected, these receptors do not create chaos inside the cells and do not change the structure, nor do they contribute to any changes that cause cancer cells.

        These two preparations also have many effects on cancerous diseases in which estrogen is not directly involved as a trigger for cancer. Note DIM has the ability to indicate re-activity of p21 genes in already formed cancer cells, which prevents DNA synthesis during the formation of new cancer cells.

        In this way, DIM prevents the formation and growth of cancer. Also, both preparations’ influence reduced HIF-1 alpha, which is directly related to angiogenesis and the formation of microcapillaries. These two preparations reduced the development of cancerous diseases in cancers of the breast, prostate, liver, and lymphoma by acting directly on the Cdc25A molecule, which is responsible for developing these diseases.

        Other influences

        Scientific research has successfully proven that these two compounds have an equally good effect on cancers caused by some other factor about estrogen-causing cancers.

        Indole 3 carbinol effectively suppresses the action of the HPV virus in the precancerous phases of this virus. There is also evidence that this preparation affects the development of respiratory papillomas. Researchers have proven that it protects the liver very well. The most significant is discovering its reversible influence on liver cancer development, in which cancer cells become healthy, and tumor development is completely reduced.

        Indole 3 carbinol also reduces the production of many enzymes that are directly related to some carcinogenic processes. This preparation reduces alpha-estrogen concentration in the body, which is a pronounced carcinogen and directly affects cancer development and development. Indole 3 carbinol also affects apoptosis, a process in which cancer cells perform self-destruction.

        Summary

        I have listed above the types of cancerous diseases that have both a direct and indirect connection with hormonal imbalance and on which indole 3 carbinol and Smoke they have an extremely strong effect, replacing many very strong drugs that cause a large number of side effects. It should be noted that these two preparations are very good in solving problems and regulating hormonal disorders, which in women can cause many problems such as heavy menstruation, outflow, cysts and disorders in the endometrial area.

        Artemisinin and breast cancer

        Artemisinin selectively reduces estrogen receptor-alpha functional levels and eliminates estrogen-induced proliferation in human breast cancer cells.
        Breast cancer continues to persecute women as the second leading cause of death. His terror remains unstoppable even with the advanced medical knowledge of our century. In the United States alone, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer some time during her lifetime. It is estimated that 220,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer each year, of which 40,000 will die.

        Breast cancer

        Breast cancer, like other cancers, results from a complex interaction between external and internal factors. The list of external factors includes inactive (sedentary) lifestyles, night shifts, exposure to alcohol and tobacco, etc. Internal factors are genetic makeup, lifestyle, and among them, the most important factors are being a woman and old age. Breast tissue becomes cancer when it loses the ability to stop dividing, remain attached to neighboring cells, and die at a programmed time. Several factors have been investigated as a cause of cancer; an inherited genetic mutation is the primary cause of suspicion. However, studies have found that only in 5-10% of patients with breast cancer can hereditary genetic mutations qualify as the cause of cancer. BRCA genetic mutations are the best known. Familial relationship was observed in several cases with a risk factor ranging from 7.8 to 21.1%, and the highest risk of breast cancer among them has a first-degree relative. However, regardless of the above, the biggest risk factors remain women and the elderly.

        The prognosis of breast cancer depends on many factors. Therapeutic modalities, however, may be reduced to the central role of estrogen. Thus, breast cancer falls into two categories: estrogen-sensitive and estrogen insensitive. Studies indicate that breast cancer cells have two main estrogen receptors, ERα and ERβ. These receptors’ size determines cancer’s malignant behavior and its therapeutic modalities, and then the prognosis. A higher ERα: ERβ ratio is correlated with higher cell proliferation, while a lower ERα: ERβ ratio is correlated with the anti-proliferative state.

        Most breast cancers with ERα are sensitive to estrogen, and treatment modalities for these types of breast cancer include taking anti-estrogen drugs such as Tamoxifen and Fulvestrant. These drugs work by blocking estrogen receptors, and as a result, suppress the proliferative behavior of cancer cells. On the other hand, estrogen-insensitive breast cancer is usually treated with surgical removal of breast tissue, followed by general chemotherapy. Estrogen-sensitive breast cancer provides a better prognosis since anti-estrogen drugs can be taken. However, long-term use of these drugs does not pass without side effects. Side effects include an increased risk of endometrial cancer and an increased chance of developing DVT (deep vein thrombosis).

        Anti-estrogen drugs

        Since there is detailed pharmacological profiling of current anti-estrogen drugs, attention has been paid to the research of drugs with side effects that are more easily tolerated. The sweet wormwood extract, Artemisinin, has been significantly considered among the candidates due to its anti-cancer effects. Artemisinin, a sesquiterpene lactone, is extracted from the Chinese plant Artemisia annua, better known as qinghaosu or sweet wormwood. It bears with its name a millennium-long history of the wide medical application by the Chinese, most often for the treatment of fever. In the late 1990s, Novartis filed a patent to provide an anti-malarial drug based on Artemisinin with unusual results. The study of its anti-malarial effects and properties leads to another promising anti-cancer effect of Sweet Wormwood Artemisinin.

        The anti-cancer mechanism of artemisinin is currently intensively investigated; Several pieces of evidence have supported the formulation of a model in which Sweet Wormwood Artemisinin extract kills cancer cells by causing irreparable damage through ROS (reactive oxygen species) by targeting high-iron cancer cells. It also induces apoptosis in cancer cells, forcing mutated cells to commit programmed suicide. The Developmental Therapeutics Program of the National Cancer Institute, USA, analyzes the effects of Artemisinin on 55 human cancer lines and demonstrates anti-cancer activity against several types of cancer, including leukemia, colon cancer lines, melanoma, and breast, ovarian, prostate, and central cancer lines. The nervous system as well as the kidneys. Earlier studies have also elucidated its effect against angiogenesis and its effect on cell arrest, and it, therefore, prevents the proliferation and metastasis of cancer cells.

        Artemisinin affects breast cancer

        Researchers have also proven in previous studies that Artemisinin affects breast cancer when it comes to breast cancer. In a 2008 study by Sunder et al., treatment of MCF7 cells (a line of human estrogen-responsive human breast cancer cells expressing both alpha (ERα) and beta (ERβ) estrogen receptors) with artemisinin, a phytochemical from Sweet Wormwood, effectively blocked the progression of estrogen-stimulated cells. Artemisinin has been shown to regulate and reduce the ERα protein and its transcripts with very little to no regulatory effect on ERβ, restoring the high ERα: ERβ ratio to a level close to physiological levels.

        An earlier study conducted by Lai and Singh in 2006 on rats states the potential activity of Artemisinin on breast cancer cells. Rats exposed to a potent breast carcinogen, 7,12-dimethylbenz (a) atrazine (DMBA), were given oral Artemisinin. The results reflect the inhibition of breast cancer. Since these cancer cells are sensitive to estrogen, the result is thus extrapolated to a possible mechanism by which Artemisinin disrupts estrogen promotion in the rat breast epithelium, presumably by interference through ERα activity.
        Translating a study on human cancer cells, Sundar et al. found that Artemisinin reduces ERα promoters, reducing its transcription and keeping its levels low. Artemisinin treatment also reverses the induction of endogenous progesterone receptor transcripts via E2 or PPT and inhibits estrogenic stimulation of estrogen-responsive (ERE) compliant plasmid-induced luciferase. Chromatin immunoprecipitation tests showed that Artemisinin extensively reduced ERα binding to the progesterone receptor promoter, while the level of ERβ binding remained unchanged. The results translate into a low proliferation state after treatment with Artemisinin, a condition normally seen in human breast epithelial cells.

        Conclusion

        There is a strong recommendation for Artemisinin as adjunctive therapy along with current anti-estrogen therapy with these results. The combination promises positive synergy with promising significantly lower side effects of anti-estrogen therapy. In long-term anti-estrogen therapy of patients with estrogen-sensitive breast cancer, the combination with the naturally occurring phytochemicals Sweet Wormwood, Artemisinin, will benefit patients to reduce systemic exposure to anti-estrogen side effects.

        Indole 3 carbinol its effect on estrogen and female breast cancer

        Indole 3 carbinol or I3C is obtained by decomposition (enzymatic hydrolysis) of glucosarsicon glucosinate (a sulfur-containing compound), predominantly found in leafy vegetables. These are cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, and prosciutto.

        I3C is a volatile compound, and most of it is converted to indole carbazole ICZ and diindolylmethane or DIM when found in the intestines. These two compounds, including I3C, are absorbed into the bloodstream, and all three are active in acting on the body, separately or together, in the true sense of the word. Currently, research on Smoke is on the rise, with some indications from oncology researchers that its action is the most potent and, at the same time, the easiest to regulate the dose when consumed. This compound has shown excellent anti-tumor mechanisms by regulating estrogens’ activity in the body. The chemotherapeutic and anti-tumor activity of indole 3 carbinol depends on the type and type of tissue.

        What is estrogen ?

        Estrogen is a hormone necessary for breast growth in women and the development of important organs for childbirth, such as the uterus and ovaries. It is essential when controlling a woman’s menstrual cycle. It also affects bone and heart health.
        In other words, an estrogen is a group of hormones. One of these hormones is alpha 16 (or estradiol). Despite its vital role in the female body, the body’s exposure to this hormone after a long time can cause cancerous disease breast cancer. How is that possible? Estrogen affects estrogen receptors (ER) and plays a vital role in breast cancer development and growth. 16 alpha or estradiol binds to cellular receptors and causes problems within cells such as lowering oxygen levels, intensifying sodium levels, and amplifying growth signals. Thus, it is essential to understand how estrogen affects the body and how the chemical elements in the environment can affect estrogen levels and how some nutritional elements and lifestyle can affect estrogen exposure throughout life. It is essential to know how to treat breast cancer women. One of the treatments can be improved by using indole 3 carbinol.

        I3C and its anti-cancer effects

        I3C and DIM show their anticancer properties through anti-estrogenic activity. They interfere with and restore estrogen-induced cancers, where estradiol binds to cellular receptors causing many disorders within cells. They also changed the form of estrogen from aggressive to its weaker form. These two compounds are known to regulate binding protein and adjust estrogen receptors. This prevents estradiol from binding to the cell membrane while leaving the cell intact. This process is the same for both men and women, including breast cancer and prostate. I3C helps 16 alpha hormone be converted to the less destructive form of 20HE1 estrone when it binds to cellular receptors. DIM successfully restores the p21 gene and thus stops replicating the DNA of malignant cells. It prevents cancer from spreading and developing. DIM also prevents HIF-1 alpha while reducing capillaries’ formation to supply cancer with blood.
        Studies have shown that Indole 2 Carbinol reduces the growth of estrogen-receptor-positive breast cancer by 90% while in estrogen-receptor negative cells by 50%. Tamoxifen, the previous drug until I3C appeared, decreased by 60% in a similar initial test but had no success in the second test. After reducing estrogen metabolism, the artificial product Tamoxifen is also a carcinogen and can trigger cancer growth. It is also associated with breast cancer development and other types of cancer such as prostate cancer and endometrial cancer. Chemicals, including some estrogen mimics, produce this drug. I3C reduces these metabolites and converts them back to 20HE1, a much safer method.

        Effects of I3C on estrogen metabolism

        Endogenous estrogen 17 beta-estradiol can be broken down into hydroxy estrone 16OH1 or 2-hydroxy estrone 2OHE1. While 16OHE1 is highly estrogenic and has been shown to stimulate the development of several lines of estrogen-sensitive cancers, 20HE1 is less estrogenic. The theory that changes the metabolism of 17 beta-estradiol from 16OH1 to 2OHE1 may reduce the risk of estrogenic cancer types has been promoted in recent research. Oral administration of 300 to 400 mg daily of I3C gradually amplified urinary 2OHE1 levels or the urinary ratio of 2OHE1: 16OHE1 in controlled clinical trials in women. Supplementation with 108 mg of DIM daily also showed increased urinary 2OHE1 levels after menopause. The relationship between urinary size and breast cancer risk is still unclear. Women with breast cancer have a lower urinary 2OHE1: 16OHE1 ratio has been proven in control studies. You can also find more information about I3C in the article Indole 3 Carbinol cures hormonal cancer

        Side effects of I3C

        There have been reports of skin rashes in some patients after taking I3C. Abdominal pain, Increased liver enzymes, and nausea are some of the side effects of I3C. This preparation should be used in the ratio provided by its intake in a normal diet. An expert should supervise the user.