Looking Old for Your Age? Your Arteries May be at Risk.
If you look older than your chronological age, there is a good chance that your coronary arteries may be aging faster as well.
Findings from a landmark report from the Copenhagen City Heart Study reveal that several skin signs of aging are good predictors of heart disease and heart attacks.
The findings showed that having wrinkles and gray hair were not shown to independently increase heart disease.
There were 4 aging signs that were determined to be independent predictors of heart disease. The first was xanthelasma, yellowish cholesterol deposits around the eyelids, was associated with a 35% increase of heart attacks. Having an ear lobe crease was associated with a 11% increase in heart disease and heart attacks. For men, having crown top baldness was associated with a 40% increase in risk and having frontal-side baldness was associated with a 14% increase in risk.
Interestingly, the more of these 4 signs, the greater the risk.
If you have any of these signs, be sure to speak with your doctor, exercise, and eat a healthy diet.
Think Before You Ink
Health care researchers are advising people to research and think twice about where they get their tattoo. This after a study found a strong link between having a tattoo and hepatitis C.
Hepatitis C is disease that affects the liver and can eventually lead to death. Hepatitis C is a blood-borne disease that was most commonly spread through blood transfusion before 1992. It is also common amongst people who shared needles and inject drugs. The disease can be silent for many years before eventually over-taking the liver and causing death.
In the new study, it was observed that people with hepatitis C were 4 times more likely to have a tattoo, even when all other major risk factors were taken into account.
The Alliance of Professional Tattooists advises artists to use disposable gloves and disposable needles.
Some tattoo shops may take short-cuts and re-use needles or other devices which may pass viruses (hepatitis C) from one individual to another.
Do your research before you choose a tattoo shop. When you go, make sure you ask and observe that they use disposable needles and gloves.
Many People Start Laser Hair Removal in Winter, so they Can be Hair-Free by Summer
Thinking of getting laser hair removal?
Now is probably the best time to start. With the beginning of Spring a little over a month away, it won’t be long the weather here in Orlando becomes warm and hot during the summer. With that comes tanned skin which makes laser hair removal treatments more difficult and unsafe in certain individuals.
So why get laser hair removal? Unlike shaving which can lead to razor bumps, cuts and irritation, laser hair removal provides permanent reduction in hair growth. It will usually take 5 to 6 treatment sessions, each spread out 4 to 6 weeks apart. With each treatment, the hair follicles will no longer produce hair or produce hair that is thinner and lighter in color.
At Pristine Laser Center, we offer laser hair removal treatment at an affordable price. Call us today at 407-494-0404 for a free consultation.
Save Time, Money, and Cuts with Laser Hair Removal
Is your skin getting irritated for constant shaving?
Do you get in-grown hairs? Razor Cuts? Bleeding? Skin Irritation?
If you’re tired of skin irritations and cuts from shaving, it is time for laser hair removal at Pristine Laser Center.
If you’re tired of skin irritations and cuts from shaving, it is time for laser hair removal. Laser hair removal is safe and effective in providing permanent hair reduction. The process takes several treatments over the course of several weeks. It will lead to hair reduction as well as thinning and lightening of hair. At Pristine Laser Center, our goal is to help you look your best. Call us today at 407-494-0404 for a free consultation.
Pristine Laser Center in Orlando offers tattoo removal, laser hair removal, laser vein removal, laser skin rejuvenation, acne scar treatment, laser skin resurfacing, age spot/ sun spot removal, laser treatment of vascular lesions and much more.