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What Effect Would Obesity Have On Blood Flow
Not sure you can: The body will generally send blood where it's needed, but how fast it gets there is not under your control. Blood vessels may dilate to allow increased blood flow to an area of the body, and this effect may be enhanced by some medications. ...Read more
The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more
Black = old blood: The color of the blood in your menstrual cycle is not useful or relevant. It reflects how long the blood has been sitting inside your uterus or at the back of your vagina. Red is new. Brown or black blood is older and the blood products have started to break down. Menstrual blood color is not something you need to pay attention to. If your cycles are heavy consider birth control for regulation. ...Read more
Approved medications: A family of medications called pde-5 inhibitors (viagra, levitra, (vardenafil) & cialis) are the most well known agents that improve blood flow for erections and are effective treatments for ed. Compounds called prostaglandins, such as alprostadil, are also effective & are injected into the penis prior to intercourse. Other non-approved agents, and ilicit drugs, should not be taken & have not been proven safe. ...Read more
General health: Eat right, exercise, stay healthy, don't use alcohol or tobacco, stay away from Anabolic steroids or supplements, be careful of certain drugs. An erection will increase the blood flow to your penis, but only temporarily. Like the viagra (sildenafil) ad says, call your doctor if your have an erection that lasts over 4 hours. ...Read more
Healthy lifestyle: Make sure that you have a healthy lifestyle including low cholesterol and blood sugar. The arteries to the penis are a reflection of the arteries in your body. Minimizing fat/cholesterol intake and keeping risk of diabetes low is the best way to preserve function to the penis. Some men will have erectile dysfunction as the first sign of possible future heart vessel or other vessel disease. ...Read more
Need diagnosis: Blood flow to the nose is controlled by the autonomic nervous system. These nerves control the size and rate of blood flow to the mucosa of the lining of the lateral wall (turbinates) and middle of the nose (septum). Dilation of the blood vessels is a vagal response. Constriction of the blood vessels is a sympathetic (adrenaline) response. I do not think you can control these responses. ...Read more
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