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No: A buford complex is a variation of normal anatomy involving the anterior glenohumeral ligaments and labrum in the front of the shoulder. It has no association with pain or shoulder dysfunction. If it is mistaken for a tear or abnormal anatomy treating it surgically can result in shoulder stiffness. ...Read more
Does the Buford Complex put me at higher risk of labrum tears or other shoulder instability issues?
This is a radiological/sometimes clinically diagnosed NORMAL variant of the labral structure!
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I was just diagnosed with Buford Complex. Issues I have are sharp pains in my arm, grinding & pinching in the shoulder blade & lack of circulation.?
Need more info: Not familiar with the term "Buford Complex". Is that the correct spelling? Please resubmit your question. ...Read more
I have buford's complex in my shoulders. Is there a cure for this or am I just going to have I live with the constant pain?
No: This is a normal anatomical variant with no consequences other than a mistaken avulsed/detached labrum. Do not worry. ...Read more
I saw an orthopedic surgeon that said my left shoulder pain is a result from the Buford complex. What is the best treatment for this diagnosis?
Buford: In my training and experience I have learned that a Bufiord complex is a normal anatomic variant. That is to say that it is not typically a source of pain. However labrsl tears can also been seen in association with a Buford complex. ...Read more
No. Of course not.: Not a good thing to do. The intentional habit of inhaling burning organic material, combined with various chemicals used in the growing and manufacturing of that material (regardless of whether it is tobacco, marijuana, or any other plant) is bad for the body. Just think about it. Who would intentionally start something burning and inhale the stuff over and over and over? ...Read more
Not if inside us...: Lead is naturally occurring on earth. Outside of our bodies, lead is not a problem. If we eat or drink too much of it, it becomes a toxic contaminant inside our bodies. Lead is everywhere in our industrialized world, which means one shouldn't worry too much about it, but be sure our families are not eating or drinking things containing lead, nor using lead-contaminated containers or toys. ...Read more
See below: First of all, I don't suggest getting "fat" as it brings about many hazards. But if you are underweight and want to gain weight, do so by increasing your calorie intake. You need to consume more calories than you burn. Don't do this by eating a lot of junk food. Make sure you're getting all your essential nutrients. Also, you can gain muscle mass by weight lifting or other activities like that. ...Read more
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Sex is Part of Life:
Sex is a very important part of our human experience. Sex can be used to enhance life, bring life to the world, to heal and enhance relationships. All forms of sexual activity can be used to be healthy but they can be misused and cause hurt and pain.
But, being sexual is going to be part of your life experience and there is nothing unhealthy about being curious and learning. ...Read more
Poisonous substance: From greek word toxicon) produced within living cells, i.E bacteria, insects, fungi or plants. Antharx, botulinum, bee stings, snake bites, poison ivy poison from deadly fungi are all examples. Often erroneously used interchangeably with toxicants or toxics which are man made or in-organic substances which can be toxic. Thse can be man made drugs, or chemicals like mercury etc. ...Read more
Young blood cell: Blood cells that are found in the blood stream are fairly mature. They originate in the bone marrow where they grow from very early cells called stem cells. It is very hard to identify these stem cells but after they divide for awhile, they make young cells that can be identified under a microscope and with special dyes. These cells are called blasts. In acute leukemia there are too many blasts. ...Read more
Some thoughts...: Successful diets require that a person stick to a plan for months or years, so easier goals and small milestones are good. She must be happy with the foods she gets to eat, so severe calorie restriction is not successful. Eat vegetables with little sauce or dressing. Look for healthier oils. Don't use clarified butter (an animal fat) or eat too many egg yolks. Sugar is unhealthy; try to avoid it. ...Read more
Yes: Proper diet, exercise, sleep, controlled stress & social interaction have been shown to drive longevity for seven cultures around the world. The diet is mostly plant based and includes legumes. The exercise comes in the form of low to moderate intensity constant activity. Sleep is at least 7 hours per night. Managing stress is critical through relaxation techniques. Social networks are also key. ...Read more
Exercise, eat, sleep: Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chronic childhood illnesses, height is largely based on genetics and parental heights. Aside from eating right, exercising, sleeping well, and being happy, there's not much a person nor his doctor can do to increase height beyond one's natural destiny. ...Read more