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Is there a way to prevent skin aging?

Is there a way to prevent skin aging?

Various: Sun protection is most important- hats/clothing, sunscreens that block uva & uvb, outdoor activities before 10 am & after 4 pm. Don't smoke. Use high quality topical antioxidants. Good nutrition is important. Treatment for early signs of aging include topical retinoids (such as retinol, retin a, renova, (tretinoin) others) to reduce sun-damaged pigmentation and stimulate collagen, which minimizes wrinkles. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Zimmet
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Skin Aging (Definition)

Skin aging is a term for the changes that occur to the skin with age, mostly caused by exposure to sunlight. These changes include thinning, wrinkling, ...Read more


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Is there a way to prevent facial scarring?

Is there a way to prevent facial scarring?

Avoid trauma & SPF : Avoiding trauma to your face and skin will go a long way to help you avoid scarring. When you do have lacerations or abrasions proper wound care while limiting sun exposure will help minimize the appearance of the wounds as they heal. ...Read more

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Is there a way to reverse premature skin aging?

Is there a way to reverse premature skin aging?

Retinoids: Not so much to reverse aging as allowing the skin to heal or prevent subsequent aging by good skin care with use of anti-oxidants, retinoids, avoiding sun and tobacco use and good nutrition. ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent skin tags from forming?

Is there a way to prevent skin tags from forming?

Healthy weight: Maintaining a healthy weight seems to prevent skin tags among my patients. Also wearing a necklace (or anything which causes friction) may cause irritation to the skin leading to skin tags. Some people are prone to skin tags because of genetics. ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent rubella?

Is there a way to prevent rubella?

Immunize: The safest, best way to prevent rubella is to have , current up to date immunizations for all of your adult contacts and children. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to prevent acne scars?

Is there a good way to prevent acne scars?

Prevention: By keeping acne under control in your teen years, you can minimize future scarring. Now we have much better treatment options for this, such as levulan. Once the scars are established, they are more difficult to treat, and may require laser, chemical peel, subcision, or a number of other therapies. ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent dementia?

Is there a way to prevent dementia?

Not yet but...: Exercise appears to be protective and possibly education/learning. There is a lot of research ongoing on prevention. ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent ageusia?

Is there a way to prevent ageusia?

Avoid Causes: Deficiency of vitamin b3 (niacin) and zinc can cause problems with the endocrine system, which may cause taste loss or alteration. Disorders of the endocrine system, such as cushing's syndrome, hypothyroidism and diabetes mellitus, can cause similar problems. Local damage and inflammation that interferes with the taste buds or local nervous system should be avoided. ...Read more

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Is there any way to reduce skin pigmentation?

Combination Therapy!: 1. Broad spectrum sunblock daily 2. Serial superficial chemical peels, performed by an esthetician or a physician 3. Prescription creams like a retinoid (tretinoin) or fade cream (hydroquinone) 4. Laser treatments by a physician. ...Read more

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Is there a natural way to reduce pigmentation or melanin from your face?

Is there a natural way to reduce pigmentation or melanin from your face?

Pigmentation: The natural way to reduce pigmentation on the face is to avoid sun exposure. This would include sun that comes through window glass in a car or in your house. You can also use chemical free sunscreens such as micronized zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. ...Read more

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Is there anyway one can prevent skin aging?

Is  there anyway one  can prevent skin aging?

No: But you can eliminate the leading causes of accelerated skin aging. Sun exposure, cigarettes and weight fluctuations. ...Read more

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Is there a natural way to prevent heartburn?

Is there a natural way to prevent heartburn?

Yes: Heartburn is often brought on by eating acidic foods. These include orange juice, tomatoes. Chocolate and alcohol can also trigger heartburn. By avoiding these foods and avoiding smoking, one would get a lot less heartburn. ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent from getting eye cancer?

Is there a way to prevent from getting eye cancer?

No: You cannot prevent it, but you can lower your risk by using uv protection from a young age. ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent nightmares?

Is there a way to prevent nightmares?

Methods to try: There are some methods to try such as deep relaxation/trance that will help to 'program your sleep'. Lucid dreaming techniques are also worthwhile. These techniques should be used with the help of a professional. ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent prostatitis?

Is there a way to prevent prostatitis?

Yes: Diets rich in antioxidants, fresh fruits and vegetables and a supplement called queceretin have all been shown to be good for prostate health. In addition, good urination habits, not holding urine, drinking plenty of water during the daytime are also good strategies. ...Read more

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Is there a way you can prevent breasts from sagging?

Is there a way you can prevent breasts from sagging?

Exercise & support: If you exercise the chest muscles underneath the breasts, wear a good support bra and control your body weight then sagging is less likely. Breast feeding is commendable and encouraged, but be advised that after that is over, the breasts have a greater tendency to 'sag". ...Read more

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Is there a way to treat and prevent eye strain?

Is there a way to treat and prevent eye strain?

20/20/20: Every 20 minutes, look at something at least 20 feet away, for 20 seconds. ...Read more

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What is the most important way besides sun to keep skin from aging young?

What is the most important way besides sun to keep skin from aging young?

Diet: Research continues to show that the basic elements help keep us young. Stay hydrated- drink lots of water. Eat fruits and vegetables. Look at an alkaline diet as acidity ages us. Get enough sleep, avoid binge drinking. Antioxidant supplements may offer some benefit in conjunction with the other suggestions. ...Read more

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Is there a natural way to treat dermatitis?

Is there a natural way to treat dermatitis?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent clonus?

Is there a way to prevent clonus?

Medications, PT: Clonus is over-active reflexes. This can occur after strokes as well as in some other neurological conditions. Occasionally a person will have clonus without any neurological condition. Options include avoiding positions that trigger the clonus; persistent physical therapy after a stroke to help muscle retraining; muscle relaxant medications such as baclofen; and possibly Botox injections. ...Read more