Aesthetic and Ageing problems
Aesthetic and Ageing problems
 
Beauty problems are,many times, not simply aesthetic disorders, but express a real and objective health condition or even a chronic disease.Additionally they cause a great emotional burden to the patient,which affects his individual personal and social life and activities and results many times in despair,depression and a sensation of social, more or less sexual, depreciation.
Dr Tasos V has specifically designed Homeopathic Protocols for almost all common aesthetic and ageing conditions,problems and disorders.The Homeopahic Protocols include both oral administration of homeopathic remedies and locally applied creams and lotions,according to individual beauty requirements.
Dr Tasos V offers a range of skin homeopathic treatments to improve the texture and tone of your skin and reduce the various effects of ageing on the face ,to help skin rejuvenation and improve any face and body imperfections.Dr Tasos V Ηomeopathic treatment is applied successfully in many cases of facial and body hair growth,in hair fall and loss,obesity ,acne, premature ageing,etc.
 
Facial and Body Hair Growth
Women develop excessive body or facial hair due to higher-than-normal levels of male hormones. Male hormones are called androgens, and they include testosterone. All females produce androgens, but the levels normally remain low. Certain medical conditions can cause a woman to produce too many androgens, causing male-pattern hair growth and other unwanted male characteristics, such as a deep voice.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is one common cause of hirsutism. Benign cysts that form on the ovaries can affect hormone production, leading to irregular menstrual cycles and decreased fertility. Women with PCOS often have moderate-to-severe acne and tend to be overweight.Certain forms of hormonal imbalance that cause excessive hair growth include the adrenal gland disorders.
Hirsutism tends to run in families. You may be more likely to have unwanted hair growth if your mother, sister, or another female relative also has it.Hirsutism, also called hypertrichosis, is the growth of terminal hair or thickened vellus hair in places more typical for men than women. It can either be genetic or caused by one of the body’s natural reactions to hormonal and biochemical imbalances, like insulin resistance and high levels of androgen hormones.
How severely or quickly hirsutism develops, and where it occurs, varies. The three main factors include:
        Production of abnormally high levels of androgens like testosterone.
        The amount of androgens being bound up by SHBG, or sex-hormone–binding globulin, versus how much is freely available in the bloodstream.
        The degree that androgen receptors around the hair follicles themselves become sensitized to androgen hormones.
 
Androgens are produced by your ovaries, your adrenal glands, and also peripherally in your fat tissues. From there, they are transported throughout the bloodstream to your hair follicles, where testosterone is converted into its more potent, follicle-active form. More “sensitive” hair follicles can spend a longer time in the “anagen”, or active, phase of hair growth.
If you have higher-than-usual levels of free testosterone, or your hair follicle receptors have become hypersensitive to androgens, excess or unusual hair can grow anywhere on your body — even on the palms and soles of the feet. Increased facial hair, for example, commonly develops in menopausal women, and is sometimes said to be caused by “unopposed androgen.” But for most women, hirsutism is typically identified in the moustache, beard, chest (usually between the breasts or around the nipples), and genital regions.
 
 
Hair fall-Hair loss
 
Obesity
Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have a negative effect on health. People are generally considered obese when their body mass index (BMI), a measurement obtained by dividing a person’s weight by the square of the person’s height, is over 30 kg/m2, with the range 25–30 kg/m2 defined as overweight. Some East Asian countries use lower values. Obesity increases the likelihood of various diseases, particularly heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, certain types of cancer, and osteoarthritis.
 
Obesity is most commonly caused by a combination of excessive food intake, lack of physical activity, and constitutional susceptibility. Certain cases are caused primarily by endocrine disorders, medications, or mental illness. Excessive body weight is associated with various diseases, particularly cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus type 2, obstructive sleep apnea, certain types of cancer, osteoarthritis and asthma.
Obesity increases the risk of many physical and mental conditions. These comorbidities are most commonly shown in metabolic syndrome, a combination of medical disorders which includes: diabetes mellitus type 2, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, and high triglyceride levels.Complications are either directly caused by obesity or indirectly related through mechanisms sharing a common cause such as a poor diet or a sedentary lifestyle. The strength of the link between obesity and specific conditions varies. One of the strongest is the link with type 2 diabetes. Excess body fat underlies 64% of cases of diabetes in men and 77% of cases in women.
 
Health consequences fall into two broad categories: those attributable to the effects of increased fat mass (such as osteoarthritis, obstructive sleep apnea, social stigmatization) and those due to the increased number of fat cells (diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease). Increases in body fat alter the body’s response to insulin, potentially leading to insulin resistance. Increased fat also creates a proinflammatory state, and a prothrombotic state.
 
Health risks in Obesity:
    coronary heart disease: angina and myocardial infarction
    congestive heart failure
    high blood pressure
    abnormal cholesterol levels
    deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism
    diabetes mellitus
    polycystic ovarian syndrome
    menstrual disorders
    infertility
    complications during pregnancy
    birth defects
    stroke
    meralgia paresthetica
    migraines
    dementia
    idiopathic intracranial hypertension
    multiple sclerosis
    gout
    poor mobility
    osteoarthritis
    low back pain
 
Acne
Acne vulgaris (or simply acne) is a long-term skin disease that occurs when hair follicles become clogged with dead skin cells and oil from the skin. Acne is characterized by areas of blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, and greasy skin, and may result in scarring. The resulting appearance can lead to anxiety, reduced self-esteem and, in extreme cases, depression .
 
Typical features of acne include seborrhea (increased oil secretion), microcomedones, comedones, papules, pustules, nodules (large papules), and in many cases scarring.
 
Acne scars are the result of inflammation within the dermal layer of skin, brought on by acne, and are estimated to affect 95% of people with acne vulgaris.The scar is created by an abnormal form of healing following this dermal inflammation. Scarring is most likely to occur with severe nodular acne, but may occur with any form of acne vulgaris. Acne scars are classified based on whether the abnormal healing response following dermal inflammation leads to excess collagen deposition or collagen loss at the site of the acne lesion.
 
Atrophic acne scars are the most common type of acne scar and have lost collagen from this healing response.Hypertrophic scars are less common, and are characterized by increased collagen content after the abnormal healing response. They are described as firm and raised from the skin. Hypertrophic scars remain within the original margins of the wound, whereas keloid scars can form scar tissue outside of these borders. Keloid scars from acne usually occur in men, and usually occur on the trunk of the body rather than the face.
 
Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) is usually the result of nodular acne lesions. They often leave behind an inflamed red mark after the original acne lesion has resolved. PIH occurs more often in people with darker skin color. Pigmented scar is a common but misleading term, as it suggests the color change is permanent. Often, PIH can be prevented by avoiding aggravation of the nodule. These scars can fade with time. However, untreated scars can last for months, years, or even be permanent if deeper layers of skin are affected.
 
Hormonal activity, such as occurs during menstrual cycles and puberty, may contribute to the formation of acne. During puberty, an increase in sex hormones called androgens causes the follicular glands to grow larger and make more sebum.
 
Medical conditions that commonly cause a high-androgen state, such as polycystic ovary syndrome, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, and androgen-secreting tumors, can cause acne in affected individuals. Conversely, people who lack androgenic hormones or are insensitive to the effects of androgens rarely have acne. An increase in androgen (and sebum) synthesis may also be seen during pregnancy. Acne can be a side effect of testosterone replacement therapy or of anabolic steroid use.
 
Premature Ageing
Aging is a physiological process that at times is only remotely connected to how old you are.  How you look is sometimes an indicator of you biological age, but appearances often can be deceptive.Without the diseases of premature aging, normal human life expectancy is estimated to be 120 years.  Most people are capable of living their lives without pain and suffering caused by such chronic degenerative diseases.If premature aging can be halted and normal function reestablished, then people not only will live longer but also will have a higher quality of life with the elimination of pain.
 
Premature aging of the brain, circulation, heart, joints, skin, digestive tract, and immune system can begin at any time of life.Sometimes premature aging occurs without any symptoms until, suddenly, there is a catastrophic event such as a heart attack, cancer, or a stroke.  Other times, atrophy or tissue wasting can occur, as in muscle weakness with lack of exercise, mucous membrane and glandular deterioration with decreased hormone levels and brain atrophy in Alzheimer’s disease.
 
Frequently, however, a body that is aging prematurely sends a message to its owner that it is malfunctioning.  The most common message is pain.  The cause of the pain might include such factors as inflammation, joint instability, insufficient blood supply, or pressure within an organ or on surrounding tissues.
 
A number of characteristic ageing symptoms are experienced by a majority or by a significant proportion of humans during their lifetimes. The earliest and most obvious signs include men losing their hair and men and women needing reading glasses because of presbyopia (inability to focus on near objects).Wrinkles develop mainly due to photoageing, particularly affecting sun-exposed areas (face).Around age 35, female fertility declines.Hair turns grey with age. Pattern hair loss by the age of 50 affects about half of males and a quarter of females.   
In the 60–64 age cohort, the incidence of osteoarthritis rises to 53%. Only 20% however report disabling osteoarthritis at this age.    Around a third of people between 65 and 74 have hearing loss and almost half of people older than 75.Atherosclerosis is classified as an ageing disease.It leads to cardiovascular disease (for example stroke and heart attack) which globally is the most common cause of death.
Dementia becomes more common with age. About 3% of people between the ages of 65–74 have dementia, 19% between 75 and 84 and nearly half of those over 85 years of age. The spectrum includes mild cognitive impairment and the neurodegenerative diseases of Alzheimer’s disease, cerebrovascular disease, Parkinson’s disease and Lou Gehrig’s disease. Furthermore, many types of memory may decline with ageing, but not semantic memory or general knowledge such as vocabulary definitions, which typically increases or remains steady until late adulthood. Intelligence may decline with age, though the rate may vary depending on the type and may in fact remain steady throughout most of the lifespan, dropping suddenly only as people near the end of their lives.
Age can result in visual impairment, whereby non-verbal communication is reduced,which can lead to isolation and possible depression. Macular degeneration causes vision loss and increases with age This degeneration is caused by systemic changes in the circulation of waste products and by growth of abnormal vessels around the retina. Ageing is among the greatest known risk factors for most human diseases. Of the roughly 150,000 people who die each day across the globe, about two thirds—100,000 per day—die from age-related causes. In industrialised nations, the proportion is higher, reaching 90%.