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How do you get rid of dowagers hump?

How do you get rid of dowagers hump?

Depends: Dowagers hump is the stooped over posture from a compression fracture of the thoracic spine. It occurs most commonly from osteoporosis. The fracture causes a loss of height more pronounced in the front of the vertebrae leading to the bent over posture. If acute or subacute (i.e. Not chronic) this can be treated and potentially corrected with a procedure called kyphoplasty. ...Read more

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I have bad posture. So I think its a spur or early dowager hump . What can I do to get rid of it?

I have bad posture. So I think its a spur or early dowager hump . What can I do to get rid of it?

See below: Work with a physical therapist or a yoga therapist. They can help you learn what good posture looks like and what exercises you need to do to attain a better posture.Once you get the "feel" of good posture, repeated attention to this will change your old patterns over time. ...Read more

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Is there any exercises to get rid of hump on the back of my neck? I slouch Sometimes my hunch isn't big though

Is there any exercises to get rid of hump on the back of my neck? I slouch Sometimes my hunch isn't big though

Improve your posture: This is not worrisome is there are no associated symptoms such as pain or weakness. If the contour of your neck lessens with improved posture, it is important to maintain good posture as much as possible by keeping your head above your shoulders. Focusing on strengthening the muscles between your shoulder blades and abdominal muscles and limiting prolonged sitting will helps. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a rib hump?

How can I  get rid of a rib hump?

Depends: If the hump is in an amenable location, surgical resection of the piece of rib can make the protruding rib shape disappear. This is purely a cosmetic procedure, though. You can have chronic pain after the procedure if the nerves that run under the ribs are damaged severely. Also, many insurances will not pay for this as it is only cosmetic. If you are still interested, check with your doctors. ...Read more

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What is the hump behind my head below my neck called? Also how to get rid of it?

What is the hump behind my head below my neck called? Also how to get rid of it?

C7 spinous process: Or vertebra prominens (the prominent vertebra). You need it. However, posture can be a component of how far it sticks out. Working on your posture by keeping your upper back, neck and head more erect will minimize it. For adults, physical therapy may be a good start. There are medical conditions that can also create a more fatty hump, but for most people it's just part of their body. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

Hydroquinone: Hyperpigmentation if often caused be inflammation du to injury or infection and the action of the sun. Hydroquinone, and sunscreens can revers the process and improve the hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of varicous vains?

How can I get rid of varicous vains?

Vein treatment: Varicose veins are caused by venous insufficiency. Treatment of venous insufficiency can include compression stocking use, endovenous ablation, sclerotherapy, or surgical vein stripping. Therapy is based on location of reflux and patient anatomy. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of corns?

How can I get rid of corns?

A podiatrist: Can debride them for you conservatively and discuss with you a more permenant solution. ...Read more

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Please help! how do I get rid of freckles at home?

Please help! how do I get rid of freckles at home?

Why do you ask?: I wouldn't do it. They're endearing. Many people like them. If you try freckle removers, you risk disfiguring yourself. ...Read more

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My husband has allergic rhinitins. Please tell me what should he do to get rid of it ?

My husband has allergic rhinitins. Please tell me what should he do to get rid of it ?

Test and treat: Find out what are his allergens by a blood or skin test. Then, you may be able to reduce exposure with this knowledge. See your ENT or general allergist to select medications for allergy. For some, allergy shots may be a great option to make him less allergic naturally. ...Read more

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