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Sexy Legs

How to Keep Your Legs Looking Good Year Round
by Jewel Jackson

• GET REGULAR EXERCISE. Any type of exercise that strengthens the “second heart”—the muscles of the calf and foot—is beneficial. Exercise for at least 30 minutes a day, 3 times a week. Suggested activities include walking, running, swimming, and bicycling.

• WEAR GRADUATED COMPRESSION STOCKING. Compression stockings act like an added layer of muscle, aiding the performance of the “second heart” and venous circulation.
• MONITOR HORMONE INTAKE. Birth control pills and hormone replacement therapy constrict blood vessels and can weaken vein valves and vein walls.

• AVOID PROLONGED PERIODS OF SITTING AND STANDING. Rotate your ankles and feet whenever possible, walk for at least 10 minutes every hour, and point and flex your toes to promote leg vein circulation.

• ELEVATE YOUR FEET. Raise your feet 6 to 12 inches above your heart whenever possible to assist circulation.

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What is an arteriovenous malformation (AVM)?

What is an arteriovenous malformation (AVM)?

Normally blood flows from the heart through large arteries to all areas of the body. The arteries branch and get smaller until they become a capillary, which is just a single cell thick. The capillary bed is where the blood exchanges oxygen and nutrients with the body tissues and picks up waste. The blood travels from the capillary bed back to the heart through veins. In an AVM, arteries connect directly to veins without a capillary bed in between. This creates a problem called a high-pressure shunt or fistula. Veins are not able to handle the pressure of the blood coming directly from the arteries. The veins stretch and enlarge as they try to accept the extra blood. The weakened blood vessels can rupture and bleed and are also more likely to develop aneurysms. The surrounding normal tissues may be damaged as the AVM “steals” blood from those areas. There are four types of AVMs:

Arteriovenous malformation – abnormal tangle of blood vessels where arteries shunt directly into veins with no intervening capillary bed; high pressure.
Cavernoma – abnormal cluster of enlarged capillaries with no significant feeding arteries or veins; low pressure.
Venous malformation – abnormal cluster of enlarged veins resembling the spokes of a wheel with no feeding arteries; low pressure, rarely bleed and usually not treated.
Capillary telangiectasia – abnormal capillaries with enlarged areas (similar to cavernoma); very low pressure.
AVMs can form anywhere in the body and cause symptoms based on their location. Brain AVMs can occur on the surface (also called cortical), deep (in the thalamus, basal ganglia, or brainstem), and within the dura (the tough protective covering of the brain). Dural AVMs are more accurately called arteriovenous fistulas (AVF). The veins of the brain drain into venous sinuses, blood filled areas located in the dura mater, before leaving the skull and traveling to the heart. In an AVF there is a direct connection between one or more arteries and veins or sinuses. Dural AV fistulas and carotid-cavernous fistulas (CCF) are the most common AVFs.

Spinal AVMs can occur on the surface (extramedullary) or within the spinal cord (intramedullary) and are classified into 4 groups:

Type 1 – (most common) is a dural arteriovenous fistula. They usually have a single arterial feeder and are thought to cause symptoms by venous hypertension.
Type 2 – (also called glomus) is intramedullary and consists of a tightly compacted nidus over a short segment of the spinal cord.
Type 3 – (also called juvenile) is an extensive AVM with abnormal vessels both intramedullary and extramedullary.
Type 4 – are intradural extramedullary arteriovenous fistulas on the surface of the cord
What are the symptoms?

The symptoms of AVMs vary depending on their type and location. While migraine-like headaches and seizures are general symptoms, most AVMs do not show symptoms (asymptomatic) until a bleed occurs. Common signs of brain AVMs are:

Sudden onset of a severe headache, vomiting, stiff neck (described as “worst headache of my life”)
Migraine-like headaches
Bruit: an abnormal swishing or ringing sound in the ear caused by blood pulsing through the AVM
Common signs of spinal AVMs are:

-Sudden, severe back pain
-Weakness in the legs or arms

An AVM is a tangled bundle of blood vessels where arteries connect directly to veins with no capillary bed between. This creates a system of multiple feeding arteries, the tangle or nidus, and enlarged draining veins. Intracerebellar hematomas (ICHs) and tumors can also cause bleeding into brain tissue.

Angiogram depicts a large AVM in the parietal lobe of the brain. Feeding arteries lead to a tangled nidus that shunt blood directly into a large draining vein.

During an endovascular procedure, a microcatheter is inserted into the arteries feeding the AVM. Materials, such as glue or coils, are inserted into the abnormal arteries to block the flow of blood into the AVM nidus.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Aneurysm & AVM Support

Toronto Brain Vascular Malformation Study Group

Jeisa Chiminazzo

Jeisa chiminazzo brazilian model



In 1919 when the flu killed 40 million people there was this Doctor that visited the many farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu.
Many of the farmers and their family had contracted it and many died.
The doctor came upon this one farmer and to his surprise, everyone was very healthy. When the doctor asked what the farmer was doing that was different the wife replied that she had placed an unpeeled onion in a dish in the rooms of the home, (probably only two rooms back then). The doctor couldn’t believe it and asked if he could have one of the onions and place it under the microscope. She gave him one and when he did this, he did find the flu virus in the onion. It obviously absorbed the bacteria, therefore, keeping the family healthy.

Now, I heard this story from my hairdresser in NZ. She said that several years ago many of her employees were coming down with the flu and so were many of her customers. The next year she placed several bowls with onions around in her shop. To her surprise, none of her staff got sick. It must work. (And no, she is not in the onion business.)
The moral of the story is, buy some onions and place them in bowls around your home. If you work at a desk, place one or two in your office or under your desk or even on top somewhere. Try it and see what happens. We did it last year and we never got the flu.
If this helps you and your loved ones from getting sick, all the better. If you do get the flu, it just might be a mild case.
Whatever, what have you to lose? Just a few bucks on onions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now there is a P. S. to this for I sent it to a friend in Oregon who regularly contributes material to me on health issues. She replied with this most interesting experience about onions:

Thanks for the reminder. I don’t know about the farmers story…but, I do know that I contacted pneumonia and needless to say I was very ill…I came across an article that said to cut both ends off an onion put one end on a fork and then place the forked end into an empty jar…placing the jar next to the sick patient at night. It said the onion would be black in the morning from the germs… sure enough it happened just like that…the onion was a mess and I began to feel better.

Another thing I read in the article was that onions and garlic placed around the room saved many from the black plague years ago. They have powerful antibacterial, antiseptic properties.

But here is the other important side to remember.

Pregnant Tree

mother nature – pregnant tree

Fat Ham

Fat Ham