There is a bend in our digestive tracts between the rectum and anus in an upright position, which stops us from pooping. It is similar to a bend in a garden hose that stops the flow of water. When sitting on the toilet seat, with knees at a right angle, our puborectalis muscle (the muscle responsible for continence) relaxes only partially.
Menopause is one of the most natural and inevitable processes in women's life. Certain physical, mental, social and psychological changes occur during menopause. It does not occur suddenly, but rather is a steady process. The average age of menopause is 51 years (from 47 to 53 years). The transition period is a different experience for each woman.
Many women who encounter menopause have to deal with some uncomfortable symptoms. There can be physical symptoms such as hot flashes and emotional issues that can affect sleep, sap your energy, and even trigger anxiety or sadness in some women.
Topical analgesics are generally recommended to avoid systemic side-effects. They are gels that are applied to painful joints, sprains, and muscle aches. They chemicals in these gels are either heat inducing or cold inducing chemicals that react with the skin to produce a heated or a cold effect. This in turn acts against the pain in the body.
A hot pack or wrap is a pad used to provide warmth to different parts of the body in order to manage pain. Localized application of heat results in the dilation of the blood vessels in that area thus enhancing perfusion to the targeted tissue. There are four types of hot packs which include electrical, chemical, material and hot water bottles.
Hot and Cold packs are the dual faced carriers of this therapy. They are made of materials that can be used as mediums for both heat and cold. They are combined with a comfortable garment that fits around perfectly on the affected part and starts working its magic.
Light therapy is also known as phototherapy or heliotherapy. In this therapy, one is exposed to daylight or to specific wavelengths of light using polychromatic polarized light, lasers, light-emitting diodes, fluorescent lamps, dichroic lamps or very bright, full-spectrum light. The light is given for a decided amount of time and, in some cases, during a specific time of day.
Women who have to endure a mastectomy or lumpectomy on their breasts not only deal with the physical pain but with some possible emotional pain. Recovery after breast surgery can leave women with a lack of confidence due to potential body image issues.