HelpOut - Recent questions and answers in Health & Lifestyle http://onlinehelpout.com/qa/health Powered by Question2Answer Answered: Medicine to remove dark circles around eyes http://onlinehelpout.com/295/medicine-to-remove-dark-circles-around-eyes?show=297#a297 <p><span style="font-size:22px"><span style="font-family:Comic Sans MS,cursive"><strong>Treatment Of Dark Circles around the eye:</strong></span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:20px"><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS,Helvetica,sans-serif"><strong>At-Home treatments</strong>&nbsp;</span></span></p><p>Treatment for dark eye circles depends on the underlying cause. However, there are some home remedies that can help manage this condition. Some of the more common methods include:</p><ul><li><u><strong>&nbsp;Apply a cold compress</strong></u>. A cold compress can help reduce swelling and shrink dilated blood vessels. This can reduce the appearance of puffiness and help eliminate dark circles. Wrap a few ice cubes in a clean washcloth and apply to your eyes. You can also dampen a washcloth with cold water and apply it to the skin under your eyes for 20 minutes for the same effect. Repeat this process if the cloth becomes warm or if the ice melts.&nbsp;</li><li><u><strong>Get extra sleep.</strong></u> Catching up on sleep can also help reduce the appearance of dark circles. Sleep deprivation can cause your skin to appear pale, making the dark circles more obvious. Allow yourself seven to eight hours of rest to prevent dark circles from appearing.&nbsp;</li><li><u><strong>Elevate your head.</strong></u> While sleep deprivation can play a part in producing those dark bags under your eyes, sometimes it’s how you sleep. Elevate your head with a few pillows to prevent fluid from pooling under your eyes which can make them look puffy and swollen.&nbsp;</li><li><u><strong>Soak with tea bags</strong></u>. Applying cold tea bags to your eyes can improve their appearance. Tea contains caffeine and antioxidants that can help stimulate blood circulation, shrink your blood vessels, and reduce liquid retention beneath your skin. Soak two black or green tea bags in hot water for five minutes. Let them chill in the refrigerator for 15 to 20 minutes. Once they’re cold, apply the teabags to your closed eyes for 10 to 20 minutes. After removing, rinse your eyes with cool water.&nbsp;</li><li><u><strong>Conceal with makeup</strong></u>. While makeup and cosmetics do not cure dark eye circles, they can help to camouflage them. Concealers can cover dark marks so they blend in with your normal skin color. However, as with any topical treatment or makeup product, use proper care. Some products can cause your symptoms to worsen and may trigger an allergic reaction. If you begin to experience irregular symptoms from any topical treatment, stop use immediately and schedule a visit with your doctor.&nbsp;</li></ul><p><span style="font-family:Trebuchet MS,Helvetica,sans-serif"><strong><span style="font-size:20px">Medical treatments</span></strong></span>&nbsp;</p><p>For a more effective and permanent solution, some medical treatments are available to reduce the appearance of dark circles.</p><p>Some of the more common methods include:</p><ul><li>Chemical peels to reduce pigmentation.&nbsp;</li><li>Laser surgery to resurface the skin and enhance skin tightening.&nbsp;</li><li>Medical tattoos to inject pigment into thinning skin areas.&nbsp;</li><li>Tissue fillers to conceal blood vessels and melanin that are causing skin discoloration beneath your eyes.&nbsp;</li><li>Fat removal to remove excess fat and skin, revealing a smoother and more even surface.&nbsp;</li><li>Surgical implants of fat or synthetic products&nbsp;</li></ul><p><em>Before deciding on any cosmetic procedure, discuss your options with a doctor</em>.</p><p>&nbsp;<strong>Invasive medical treatments can be expensive, painful, and often require a long recovery time.&nbsp;</strong></p><p><u><strong>Outlook</strong></u></p><p>For many people,<strong> <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.healthline.com/health/dark-circle-under-eyes#treatment">dark circles</a>&nbsp;</strong>are temporary and are often an indication of aging or lack of sleep.&nbsp;</p><p>Though there are a number of at-home and medical treatments available to improve the appearance of your eyes, dark circles are typically no cause for alarm.&nbsp;</p><p><em>However, if the discoloration or swelling worsens over time, schedule a visit with your doctor or dermatologist to ensure you have correctly diagnosed the issue and are receiving the best treatment.</em></p> Health & Lifestyle http://onlinehelpout.com/295/medicine-to-remove-dark-circles-around-eyes?show=297#a297 Mon, 11 Mar 2019 01:34:39 +0000 Answered: Community entry into an acephalous community http://onlinehelpout.com/253/community-entry-into-an-acephalous-community?show=266#a266 <p>In<strong> anthropology</strong>, an <strong>acephalous</strong> society <em>(from the Greek ἀκέφαλος "headless") </em>is a society which <strong>lacks political leaders or hierarchies</strong>.&nbsp;</p><p>Such groups are also known <u>non-stratified societies</u>.</p><p>&nbsp;Typically these societies are small-scale,&nbsp;organized into bands or tribes that make decisions through consensus decision making rather than appointing permanent chiefs or kings. Most foraging or hunter-gatherer societies are acephalous. Some exceptions to this trend are the Indus River Valley Civilization, Minoan Crete and the Cucuteni-Trypillia culture.</p> Health & Lifestyle http://onlinehelpout.com/253/community-entry-into-an-acephalous-community?show=266#a266 Thu, 07 Mar 2019 19:49:48 +0000 Answered: Why am i still growing lean http://onlinehelpout.com/258/why-am-i-still-growing-lean?show=265#a265 <p>One important aspect of creating lean muscle mass has to do with levels of two important hormones, testosterone and human growth hormone<strong> (hGH), </strong>both of which may be influenced by <strong>diet</strong>.&nbsp;</p><p>However both can also be influenced by type of exercise as well. Diet composition and amount of calories can influence testosterone levels. Diets that are higher in protein, cholesterol, saturated fat, and total fat content will help to sustain higher testosterone levels.</p><p>&nbsp;One study found that decreasing fat calories from <strong>40%</strong> to <strong>25%</strong> while decreasing saturated fat and increasing polyunsaturated fats in healthy male subjects led to decreases in both total testosterone of<strong> [-18%]</strong> and free unbound testosterone levels of <strong>[-15%].</strong> Once the <strong>40%</strong> fat diet was resumed testosterone levels returned to original values.&nbsp;</p><p>In accordance with a decrease in fat the subjects ate<strong> 500</strong> fewer calories as well, implying that both fat restriction and caloric restriction may have a negative effect on testosterone levels</p><ul><li>Eating a slightly higher fat diet may not be all that bad, since intense training has been shown to be cardio-protective against diets with moderate amounts of saturated fats and cholesterol. Research also suggests that eating a higher protein diet can support higher testosterone levels, and those who eat more protein typically consume more animal foods that are higher in fat&nbsp;</li><li>However, I would caution against excess in any form and make sure that there are adequate amounts of protein and fat.</li></ul><p><strong><u>Human growth hormone</u></strong> can also influence lean body mass and a deficiency can cause reduced lean body mass and mineral bone density, increased body fat, decreased <strong>HDL, </strong>increased<strong> LDL,</strong> reduced renal plasma flow, reduced muscle bulk, decreased exercise performance, reduced extra cellular fluids, increased waist to hip ratio, reduced basal metabolic rate, decreased muscle strength, and reduced anaerobic threshold. <em>Normally as</em> <em>we age <strong>hGH</strong> levels will <strong>decrease</strong></em>, but certain dietary factors can influence either the enhancement or inhibition of <strong>hGhH</strong>. Fasting, excess sugar and <strong>CHO</strong>&nbsp; causing increased insulin, and alcohol can also inhibit <strong>hGH</strong>. While reducing your <strong>BMI,</strong> increasing protein, fatty acids, niacin, and caffeine have all been shown to enhance <strong>hGH</strong> production <strong>(1,2)....<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.seneca-chiro.com/factors-that-influence-lean-muscle-mass-and-improved-health/">more</a></strong></p> Health & Lifestyle http://onlinehelpout.com/258/why-am-i-still-growing-lean?show=265#a265 Thu, 07 Mar 2019 19:35:37 +0000 Answered: What causes muscle pulls and leg cramps http://onlinehelpout.com/205/what-causes-muscle-pulls-and-leg-cramps?show=207#a207 <ul><li>Overuse of a muscle</li><li>&nbsp;Dehydration&nbsp;</li><li>Muscle strain or&nbsp;</li><li>Simply holding a position for a prolonged period&nbsp;can cause a muscle cramp.&nbsp;</li></ul><p>In many cases, however, the cause isn't known. Although most muscle cramps are <strong>harmless</strong>, some may be related to an <strong>underlying medical condition</strong>, such as:&nbsp;</p><ul><li>Inadequate blood supply.</li><li>Nerve compression</li><li>Mineral depletion</li></ul><p>Factors that might increase your risk of muscle cramps include:</p><ul><li>Age</li><li>Dehydration</li><li>Pregnancy</li><li>Medical conditions</li></ul><p>Muscle cramps can be prevented through the following ways:</p><ul><li><strong>Avoid dehydration:</strong>&nbsp;Drink plenty of liquids every day. The amount depends on what you eat, your sex, your level of activity, the weather, your health, your age and medications you take. Fluids help your muscles contract and relax and keep muscle cells hydrated and less irritable. During activity, replenish fluids at regular intervals, and continue drinking water or other fluids after you're finished.</li><li><strong>Stretch your muscles:</strong>&nbsp;Stretch before and after you use any muscle for an extended period. If you tend to have leg cramps at night, stretch before bedtime. Light exercise, such as riding a stationary bicycle for a few minutes before bedtime, also may help prevent cramps while you're sleeping.</li></ul><p></p><p>See&nbsp;<a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/muscle-cramp/symptoms-causes/syc-20350820">here</a>&nbsp;for reference.</p> Health & Lifestyle http://onlinehelpout.com/205/what-causes-muscle-pulls-and-leg-cramps?show=207#a207 Fri, 01 Mar 2019 09:38:09 +0000 Answered: What is ovulation http://onlinehelpout.com/134/what-is-ovulation?show=136#a136 <p><strong>Ovulation</strong> is the discharge of ova or ovules from the ovary.</p> Health & Lifestyle http://onlinehelpout.com/134/what-is-ovulation?show=136#a136 Sat, 16 Feb 2019 15:11:01 +0000 Answered: What is the most visceral part of the human body? http://onlinehelpout.com/49/what-is-the-most-visceral-part-of-the-human-body?show=66#a66 The most visceral part of the body is the chest. Health & Lifestyle http://onlinehelpout.com/49/what-is-the-most-visceral-part-of-the-human-body?show=66#a66 Sun, 03 Feb 2019 22:53:32 +0000 Answered: What is life http://onlinehelpout.com/21/what-is-life?show=23#a23 <p><span style="font-family:Comic Sans MS,cursive">Life is the existence of an individual human being or animal.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:Comic Sans MS, cursive">In biological terms, life is the characteristic that distinguishes physical entities that have biological processes from those that do not.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:Comic Sans MS, cursive">ref: wikipedia.org</span></p> Health & Lifestyle http://onlinehelpout.com/21/what-is-life?show=23#a23 Fri, 25 Jan 2019 00:18:42 +0000 Answered: How can heart palpitations be stopped http://onlinehelpout.com/13/how-can-heart-palpitations-be-stopped?show=18#a18 Heart &nbsp;Palpitations can be prevented(stopped) through some of the following ways:<br /> <br /> 1. Performing relaxation techniques. <br /> <br /> 2. Keeping the body hydrated.<br /> <br /> 3. Avoiding excessive alcohol intake.<br /> <br /> 4. Exercising regularly. etc. Health & Lifestyle http://onlinehelpout.com/13/how-can-heart-palpitations-be-stopped?show=18#a18 Thu, 24 Jan 2019 20:22:49 +0000 Answered: Human anatomy http://onlinehelpout.com/1/human-anatomy?show=2#a2 Human Anatomy is the study of the shape and form of the human body. Health & Lifestyle http://onlinehelpout.com/1/human-anatomy?show=2#a2 Wed, 23 Jan 2019 19:08:11 +0000