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Submitted by DrShahAdmin on Fri, 06/01/2012 - 11:40

Some of us sweat and blame ourselves.  Before we do, take a quick inventory of the medications and foods you take to make sure they are not causing excessive sweating.  Medications that can cause excessive sweating include antidepressants, pain killers (such as Vicodin or Celebrex), blood pressure pills, and hormonal therapy (including some birth control pills).  Sometimes these medications can be switched for an alternative which can decrease the side effect profile.

Foods that cause sweating include foods high in sugars, caffeine, foods containing MSG, and spicy foods.

If your medications and diet are not the culprit consider other therapies to reduce excessive sweating which include higher strength deodorants and botox in some cases.

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Submitted by DrShahAdmin on Fri, 05/25/2012 - 14:32

Dr. Shah has been appointed as one of the editors of Journal of Otology and Rhinology, a national scientific peer reviewed medical journal. Dr. Shah was chosen for his international expertise and research in functional and aesthetic rhinoplasty, septoplasty, and reconstruction of the nose.

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Submitted by DrShahAdmin on Mon, 05/21/2012 - 09:56

The "tan" look has reached further attention due to recent stories in the news and media. While most people who admit to tanning don't go to the extremes seen recently, it does help demonstrate a few important points about sun exposure. Sun exposure, and in indeed, cumulative sun exposure is damaging to the skin. It does prematurely age skin and can predispose to skin cancers. While this is obvious to many, seeing an extreme example can demonstrate how destructive excessive sun can be to skin. Second of all, tan and overly tan individuals do not look healthier than untanned individuals. Finally, if you really want that tan look, consider spray tanning as an alternative.

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Submitted by DrShahAdmin on Fri, 05/18/2012 - 18:34

We have all heard the saying, often in jest, "I need my beauty sleep". However, recent data actually supports the concept that sleep is important for health and beauty. One study, published in the British Medical Journal by authors from the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine in Stockholm Sweden, found that when people were deprived of sleep for long periods, they looked more unhealthy and overall less attracted as compared to their more rested selves. The theory is that sleep is a time for increased growth hormone, a time for the body to rebuild and replenish itself. During this time, collagen is stimulated, helping maintain skin and soft tissue integrity. The main reason patients with less sleep don't look as attractive is that cortisol, the hormone of stress, is released in sleep deprived individuals. Cortisol can lead to increased fat, fatigue, as well as impair social and emotional functioning. All the more reason to catch a few extra zz's tonight!

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