Male Breast Enhancement – Can Men Really Grow Breasts Naturally?

As you may or may not already know, Pueraria Mirifica is a new and totally natural, effective way to natural breast enlargement. Many women have been delighted with the results, and some male consumers are now seeking a non-surgical answer to natural looking breasts using male breast enhancement herbs.

The natural herb Pueraria Mirifica contains the highest phytoestrogen content than in any natural source. Phytoestrogens produce the female hormone estrogen which is why Purafem is so successful for natural male breast enlargement as well as female breast enlargement. The truth is, any natural breast enlargement herb that promotes estrogen is effective for both males and females. The lack of estrogen in males and the existence of the male hormone testosterone establishes the male hormone dominance which has to be considered when using any male breast enhancement herbs. Increasing female hormones determines the level of femininity established. Higher levels of the female hormone estrogen can be increased in men over time with persistent use of the right herbs with the highest concentrations of phytoestrogens and miroestrol, a compound which mimics the biological activity of the female hormone.

Pueraria Mirifica has been successfully used by male clients in Thailand (the source of Pueraria Mirifica), with outstanding results. Immersed in a Thai culture with a ‘live and let live’ attitude, self proclaimed ‘feminine men’ amount to a significant percentage of the population. Due to the high cost of surgical male breast enlargement techniques, alternative methods have been tried and tested by groups of ‘feminine men’ to achieve the desired feminine figure.

Pueraria Mirifica has done away with the need for expensive surgery. It is a totally natural product, with no side effects, no pain, no risk of leaks or breaks and no invasive procedures and is a cost effective male breast enlargement technique. Purafem gradually gives users a firm, natural breast over a period of several months which can then be maintained by continued use of a topical serum and cream.

The male breast enlargement program is delivered to your home in discreet packaging. You can follow the treatment in the privacy of your own home with the confidence of an extended guarantee period.

Healing Holidays – Medical Tourism at its Best

For centuries, people have been traveling far and wide to be healed and yet today with all the information available at the fingertips, patients are still wary of trusting their health in the hands of a doctor thousands of miles away. However with the numbers of uninsured pegged at 47 million and the numbers of those not covered by dental insurance at 120 million, the medical scenario in US is grim with no end in sight.

Increasing medical costs and decreasing health benefits, is taking a heavy toll on those with either no insurance or a limited cover. At an age when health benefits are most sought, people struggle to stay healthy instead, for fear of rising medical bills. More often than not, the decision to stay healthy is taken right out of their hands and lands them in emergency rooms, where they are taken care of for the moment, but a lifetime of medical bills choke them to death. Even for those who live under a false security blanket that they are insured, having paid fat premiums all their productive years on the assurance that they will be provided quality health care when they need it the most, were in for a rude shock when news broke out that California Blue Cross, the state’s largest health insurance providers has been found guilty of systematically dropping policy holders, when they become sick or pregnant.

In a scenario like this, most often they are forced to seek out alternatives and one of the most attractive on the horizon in traveling to other countries, which promise the same medical attention if not better at 1/10th of the costs as in a hospital in the US. What however finally clinches the deal for the patient, to board the plane and travel 10,000 miles for the very first time in their lives, is a promise of a holiday in an exotic locale thrown in as part of the healing process.

The promise of a world class medical treatment at any of the Joint Commission International (JCI) accredited hospitals in India, China, Thailand, Philippines and others, an extended comfortable stay for the patient and a family member in hospital rooms which offer the luxuries of a five-star hotel room and the availability of a 24 hour registered nurse beats the odds out of treatments here. Besides the crippling costs, the hospitals budgeting needs here means shorter and shorter post-operative stays, which does not bode well with the elderly and the pregnant women.

Though over the last ten years, medical tourism in these countries is booming, thanks to half a million foreign patients to India alone till last year, there are still several millions who are hesitant to take the first step and research the information needed to put their mind and body at rest with the medical options available elsewhere. For those not so discerning patients, Global Health Care Facilitators have stepped in to find low cost, yet quality health care. One of the only three organizations promoting medical tourism here in the United States, Global HCF is just a click away from making a smooth transition to a hospital on foreign soil. The organization based in Cookeville, Tennessee not only helps partner the patient with the right doctor, it also makes travel arrangements, takes care of accommodation and food with a consolidated bill at the end of a comfortable healing holiday.

To those cynics who believe in stories of botched surgeries floating around, Dr. Bill Thomas, the brain behind Global HCF, a seasoned traveler himself says that though life-saving medical procedures like heart surgeries, cancer treatment and elective surgeries like dental implants and cosmetic surgery cost as less at 1/10th of the costs of a procedure in the US, it is not because of a lack of expertise, rather a lack of malpractice suits and high administrative costs, which has crippled the health industry here. A surgery which would cost 50,000 dollars and above here in hospital charges alone can be performed for as less as 10,000 dollars all inclusive of medical costs and a holiday package, a realistic amount which can be put together with savings and loans. Global HCF takes care to see that they partner with JCI certified hospitals. In most cases the doctors have been trained in USA and in Europe and have impeccable career records, with less than one percent failure rates.

Countries like India which are actively promoting medical tourism are increasingly seeking JCI certification, to instill faith in the medical tourists coming to them, very well realizing that the publicity generated by one botched surgery could de-rail a burgeoning industry, expected to jump 30 percent every year. Besides the hospitals equipped with the latest medically advanced diagnostic equipments, Indian pharmaceutical companies too meet stringent requirements of the US Food and Drug administration. Medical advancements have meant that Indian doctors can now perform the hip re-surfacing surgery among others where the damaged bone is scraped away and replaced with chrome alloy, an operation which costs less and causes less post-operative trauma than the traditional hip replacement procedure done in the US.

To those who refuse to believe that anything could surpass the medical treatment available here in the US, there are statistics to show that the doctors in these developing countries, have far more expertise and a higher success rate in handling complicated life-saving surgeries, than the doctors here in the US, thanks just to the sheer volume of surgeries they handle on a daily basis. Besides in most cases, treatment here in the US is hardly an option for those with little or no insurance. In such a scenario, if traveling to an exotic destination would mean that they can be healed and lead a productive life post-surgery, instead of wasting away for want of expensive, medical care, then it certainly seems worth taking that one chance.

Natural Breast Enlargement – No Surgery Needed To Enlarge Breasts

Breast augmentation surgery is a very popular procedure among many women who wish to increase the size of their breasts. Unfortunately, people do not readily acknowledge or realize the high cost and possible side effects that may come about with surgery that augment breasts. Many women are also not aware of the fact that going under the doctor’s knife is not the only way to get the desired result. The good news is that more and more individuals are starting to consider natural breast enlargement methods that are already helping millions of women worldwide.

Nutritional supplements (with natural estrogen stimulating ingredients), exercising and dieting are some of the natural bust enhancers that you can consider. Unlike invasive cosmetic surgery, natural breast enlargement methods work by targeting the root cause of underdeveloped bosoms.

The size of your bosoms can be increased without expensive surgery in a variety of ways. Do note that you will not see instant visible results nor will there be dramatic bust size increases with the use of natural ways.

Diet – One main reason why a number of women are not as chesty as others is because they have poor nutrition, a factor that plays an important role in the enhancement of breast size. You need to make sure that you consume enough nutrients that are needed to increase your bust line since fat is the main component of your breast. Your ovaries can be stimulated to help produce more estrogen with chestnuts, olive oil, nutmeg oil and other Vitamin E rich foods. You should also eat well rather that just focus on fatty foods that can increase the size of your bust since it is extremely important that you are not underweight or suffer from malnutrition.

Massage – Knowing how to perform breast massages can also help with your efforts to increase the size of your breasts. Blood circulation on your breasts can be improved by gently massaging your breasts in a circular motion.

Exercise – You can naturally elevate your bosoms with push-ups, chair dips, butterfly press, bench press, wrist stretch and other specific exercises. Sagging can be prevented since your breasts can be firmed with such exercises that can also lead to improved blood circulation on your chest.

In closing, please consider natural methods before you turn to surgery or breast implants. These methods can surprisingly be simple and yet help you elevate your bust size in a more natural manner.

Panama’s Health Tourism Boom

A new kind of tourism is sweeping into Panama, but these visitors are not just coming for sun and fun. Offering first-rate health care at cut-rate prices, Panama is attracting the latest kind of traveler: the medical tourist.

Medical tourism is a rapidly growing, multi-billion dollar worldwide industry. Countries like India and Thailand have long been attracting patients from developed countries looking to escape the high prices and long waits at home, providing high-quality health care at a fraction of the price.

Panama is one of the latest countries to emerge on the health tourism scene, offering US-trained doctors, state-of-the-art infrastructure and equipment, plus a distinct advantage — proximity to North America. With as many as 45 million Americans uninsured, and Canadians waiting up to two years for critical procedures, many are looking south for alternatives.

“The demand is very strong, and we haven’t even begun to scratch the surface,” says Rudy Rupak, president of Planet Hospital, a medical tourism agency researching qualified doctors and hospitals in countries around the world to perform procedures for clients who cannot afford, or wait, in their home countries.

His company recently added Panama to its list of destinations, thanks to the newly-opened Punta Pacifica hospital, an affiliate of the prestigious US hospital, John Hopkins Medicine International.

“We look for doctors who are educated in the USA, or other excellent institutions abroad such as in Canada, the UK or Europe,” explains Mr Rupak, “as well as peer review, publications over the years in their area of specialization, and patient interviews.”

“I see Panama as a strategic place, with a good location, just a five or six hour flight from the US. But the main factors are quality of doctors and the presence of a US hospital,” he says.

Add to that a beautiful setting for recovery, personalized care, short wait times and price tags 40% to 70% less than those in the US — and the allure is clear.

Dr Richard Ford, medical coordinator of Pana-Health, a group of doctors specializing in medical tourism to Panama, estimates tourists spent in approximately $5 million last year on procedures such as cosmetic surgery, in-vitro fertilization, orthopedic prostheses, dentistry and laser eye surgery.

Despite the growing trade, the Panamanian government is not yet tracking health tourism numbers, but Dr Ford says they are on the rise, pegging 2006 figures at more than one thousand, a sharp increase over previous years.

“[That] is about 35 per cent more than the previous year and 80 per cent more than the year before,” he estimates.

While these numbers might seem small, Rudy Rupak believes they are about to explode, with many health officials and policy makers in the US calling for Medicare to pay for procedures abroad, to relieve a soon-to-be overburdened health care system.

Debra Lipson, a senior health researcher speaking at an AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) forum, said outsourcing medical care could amount to big savings in the US.

According to one study, she said, “the US could save $1.4 billion annually if only one in ten US patients receives treatment for 15 low-risk medical procedures abroad.”

Many of those who migrated from Latin America are returning to their home countries to retire, she pointed out, also taking advantage of ‘more affordable aged care support and services’.

“My husband’s parents recently moved back to Panama, after spending 15 years in the US,” she recounted. “They are still among the “young-old” — not yet out of their sixties. But my mother-in-law has a neurological condition that requires constant vigilance and I sleep better at night knowing that she has reliable, affordable care.”

Liposuction – The Risks and Benefits

Liposuction is a largely cosmetic procedure that is designed to remove fat and help shape problem areas. This procedure does carry some risks as well and it is important that you understand the risks you are taking as well as the potential side effects that are par for the course when it comes to liposuction. It helps put things into perspective when you consider the benefits along side the risks of this plastic surgery procedure.

Benefits of Liposuction

The benefits of liposuction go beyond the mere physical. Some people are self conscious to the point of pain about the condition of their bodies or certain problem areas. A better self image is more than worth the expense of liposuction to many people who have struggled with sculpting and/or shaping their bodies with fat and weight loss goals for years. The mental benefits alone are worth giving serious weight when measuring the pros and cons of liposuction and should not be easily dismissed.

Physical benefits include changes in the way you look. Liposuction can be used to not only change the shape of your body but you can also choose the areas that liposuction targets so that it impacts the way your clothes look on you as well as the clothes you can fit into. If you’ve struggled with sculpting and toning your body liposuction can help achieve the overall look you are hoping to.

Risks of Liposuction

There are plenty of risks and potential side effects that go hand in hand with liposuction. If you are considering this procedure it would be remiss not to carefully take stock of these risks before deciding to embark on this particular journey. The highlights, when it comes to risk, include: infection, drug reactions, organ damage, scarring, excess skin, and even death. This is not something to be taken lightly.

Antibiotics are generally prescribed afterwards in order to fight off potential infections. If you experience a high fever or other symptoms of an infection after liposuction you should not wait but return immediately to your physician to check things out immediately.

Education is the best tool you can bring with you to your liposuction procedure if you elect, like many other Americans each year to go through with it. Despite the risks, liposuction continues to be one of the most often performed cosmetic procedures. The recovery time for liposuction is relatively short requiring you to wear a special garment for up to 3 weeks. During this time you may experience discomfort, pain, numbness, and swelling in the area where the surgery was performed.

You will want to move around as soon as possible (including walking) after the surgery in order to prevent blood clots from forming though you will not want to participate in exercises or exertion that are more strenuous than walking for several weeks after your procedure. The best news for many considering liposuction is that you can generally return to work within a few days of having the surgery performed.

So there you go.

Only you can decide if liposuction is a valid option for you but you should be able to make an informed decision if you ask plenty of questions and gather all the facts.