Friday, October 26, 2012

Complimenting Surgeries To Breast Augmentation

Gone are the days of picking out a plastic surgeon, asking for a breast augmentation, picking out a size of implants from the diagrams or examples on a table, returning for surgery day and going home to hope for the best and deal with the results. Patient women these days are reaping the rewards of seeking out a specialist that balances learned techniques with the artistry required to improve the patient's unique breast size, shape and natural height in one surgery or revision. These are the women who seek and receive the breast augmentation they want that improves the look of their chest from every angle, clothed or unclothed.
There are several compliments to the breast augmentation that benefit these patients. Women seeking enlargement don't always start out with perfect chests and simply want them to be larger. Thousands of young women opt for their enhancement in their twenties before having children, before starting their careers or getting married even. It is quite often the period in a woman's life when she first has the procedure performed. But there are a large number of patients each year who opt for this surgery right after having kids and on into middle age to compensate for body changes that have occurred throughout their adult life. Breast-feeding, age and weight fluctuations have deflated the shape, lowered the overall position and elongated the areola area as well. Many women are not only dissatisfied, but also disappointed. But a breast augmentation specialist can apply his or her knowledge of the general internal makeup of the breast and the external aesthetics in order to use incisions and slight removal to create a lift for sagging patients or improve the size and shape of the areola for elongated patients. They can even work with differently sized implants with different fill amounts or differently shaped pre-filled gel implants in order to accommodate asymmetry and facilitate balance when the areolas are slightly different. This also impacts the pocket that the surgeon will create, as one may be placed slightly lower than the other to balance breast height discrepancies as well.
Every little detail in breast augmentation can be tweaked when looking to improve overall appearance, particularly when the patient is looking for more than just to make them large or larger than before. True enhancement is in the details that a skilled breast surgeon can provide. Enhancement is rarely just about size; an excellent surgery experience improves the overall look, regardless of where a patient starts.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Task Management, the Foundation for Teamwork

True Teamwork can only be achieved through transparency, accountability and reliable communication. A good task management system not only provides these things but is mandatory for sustainable teamwork and patient loyalty.
Obstacles to Effective Teamwork
When a practice's staff members are unable to communicate their activities and coordinate together there are risks of tasks falling to the side and remaining incomplete while other tasks may be unnecessarily duplicated, wasting precious staff resources. For example, if front office staff are unsure when vital patient information is missing, critical data can be overlooked and patients can become frustrated by later attempts to gather this information. The opposite problem can also arise. Front office staff can end up making multiple request for patient information which can also create frustration and paint a picture of disorganization and chaos. All members of the team must learn to communicate effectively and have clear understanding of their respective responsibilities or tasks. As a team, they must function together to get tasks accomplished in an efficient and professional manner.
Consider for a moment the average hourly rate a chiropractor can earn at optimum capacity. If a void in the cohesiveness of the team causes the Dr. just a few hours time wasted on unnecessary administrative tasks, that can quickly become several hours per month, or thousands of dollars over the course of a year. Few practices can afford to be throwing money out of the window because of difficulties that could otherwise be easily resolved.
Poll shows teamwork to be number #1 concern among Chiropractic practice owners.
A lack of cohesiveness in a practice plagues many offices. Roughly one-third of participants in a recent survey indicated that it was the biggest problem facing their team. Of the group who indicated this was their problem, the largest single category was managers. Managers, who are responsible for overseeing the rest of the organization, easily recognize the negative effects brought about by a staff lacking teamwork. It is also interesting to note that in this same survey, only 16 percent of participants indicated that task management was the biggest problem in their practice. This clearly indicates many practice managers do not perceive task management to be a necessary component of teamwork. Between all five options, nearly half of all of those who participated in the survey indicated that issues related to teamwork were negatively affecting their practice performance.
Building teamwork within a practice
Once a particular office has come to understand the difficulties that can be caused by a lack of teamwork, it is natural that they look for solutions to help encourage the building of these essential relationships.
When considering teamwork not only should interpersonal relationships between those working in your be examined but we should also examine accountability and transparency. When the work environment becomes transparent, communication flows more naturally between members of your staff. Management can make this possible by adopting both technology and methodologies that are task management centric. By offering recognition for tasks that have been completed and making transparent tasks that are neglected a practice builds task ownership among individual staff members.
The manager should also look for ways to clearly communicate job roles and expectations. "By sharing numbers with employees, not just executives, you can increase employees' sense of ownership. However, being open is not enough. You need to be sure your employees are trained... and have enough insight into their own jobs to know how to affect the numbers (bottom line)." - Torben Rick. It may be a good idea to review job descriptions and interview members of the office to hear their understanding and perspective.
Software solutions that offer integrated task management functions are excellent options which allow managers and others in the office to track what is being done and by whom. For example, when the information that is gathered by a doctor's assistant or nurse is passed along to the staff member at the front desk, this will be documented. Tasks can be tracked making it easy to see exactly what stage they are in, who has them, and how close they are to being completed.
Neglecting teamwork can be devastating to any office. Employees need to successfully work together to build an environment of efficiency and productivity. When there is a void in workflow/ task management there are always consequences to the practice's bottom line, patient satisfaction, the work environment, and more. Making this cohesiveness a priority allows practice staff to take their Chiropractic organization to the next level.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Common Myths About Achieving Great Abs

Having great abs is great, but sometimes people get too caught up with how to achieve great abs and forgetting to just do the work. Here are some common myths about getting a six pack of abs. Don't fall for these myths; they will only distract you from getting the stomach of your dreams.
Myth #1 - There is a quick fix to flat abs
Sorry to tell you; but there is NO quick fix when it comes to getting a six pack. There are no diet pills, abs gimmicks or other weird abs contraptions which will give you flat abs overnight. There's no way which you can spot reduce your tummy. The only solution is to stick to a fat burning diet and to burn off your tummy fat with intense, regular exercise.
Myth #2 - Crunches are the way to go
To burn 1 pound of fat, you need to do 250,000 crunches, according to researchers at the University of Virginia. That's 100 crunches a day for 7 years! What's worse is, that countless crunches and sit-ups can even make your tummy look protrude. This is because the classic sit-up only engages the superficial abdominal muscles, those just under your skin; which can lead to larger (not smaller) abs.
Myth #3 - Flat abs are made in the kitchen
Yes, your diet does play a very important role in getting flat abs, but it's not the only factor. A recent study divided participants into a diet only and an exercise and diet group. At the end of the study, the diet only group lost significantly less abdominal fat than the other group. For best results combine exercise and diet.
Myth #4 - Any exercise is good exercise for belly fat loss
Any exercise is good exercise for your health. When it comes to exercise to get rid of tummy fat, it's more complicated than that. Most people who exercise are not working out effectively enough to stimulate the loss of stubborn abdominal fat.
The right type of exercise to target stubborn belly fat? According to research, intense exercise is the way to go. High intensity exercise routines are very effective at increasing your fat-burning hormones; creating a hormonal environment conducive to burning off abdominal fat.
The recommended waist size for men is less than 40 inches and for women less than 35 inches. A waist size above those recommendation puts a person at risk for heart disease complication and other heath problems. As a result losing weight and getting a six pack of great abs in the process is not a bad way to go. It's sexy and heart healthy. Live well.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Get Your Injuries Checked By a Sports Medicine Doctor

As much as you may want to put off seeing a specialist where you are injured, it is the best way you can ensure that you are going to make a full recovery. Something that most people tend to forget is that no matter how big or small their injury is, it doesn't hurt to have it checked by a sports medicine doctor. Learn to recognize the signs that your injury treatment by a sports medicine doctor.
If you are in pain, don't assume that you can simply push through the pain. That may make your condition much worse. Since most injuries tend to occur when you are exercising or playing sports, you need to know your limits and respect them. If when you are exercising or playing, you start to feel any pain, it is time for you to stop. You don't want to make cause any injury or make any injury much worse by ignoring the pain. Stop playing and exercising when you feel pain. Playing or exercising more only causes more harm. Some injuries should be seen by a doctor right away. Others you can treat yourself. If you happen to get hurt, pay special attention to any injury prone or sensitive areas. If you happen to notice any swelling, numbness or loss of sensation, you need to go and seek out medical attention right away. If you can't bear any weight, have trouble using your appendages or if you experience any instability; you need to see a sports medicine doctor right away.
Don't assume that the first thing your sports medicine doctor will prescribe for treatment is physical therapy or surgery. There are other types of treatments available that they may prescribe instead. It all depends on your condition and injury. Depending on how severe your wound is, you may be given a prescription for some type of NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug). This type of education is usually aspirin, naproxen sodium or ibuprofen to help alleviate the pain you may be feeling.
Your specialist doctor may also instruct you not to use the affected joint for a certain period of time. To help give the affected joint sufficient enough rest, you may have to wear a cast, sling or some other type of immobilizer that will allow your injury time to heal without the joint being stressed. If your injury is very severe where you have torn a ligament or tendon, you may need surgery.
A form of treatment that most injuries tend to benefit from is rehabilitation. This is a process where you will do certain stretches and exercises that are designed to help condition the affected area back into health. The exercises and stretches that are performed start off very easy and less demanding and build up progressively over time, until full range of motion can be achieved without any pain or difficulty. No matter what type of injury you have, see a sports medicine doctor so that you can get back to your normal activities without any pain.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

See a Shoulder Specialist If You Are in Pain

As much as you may not like the idea of having to receive medical attention for that odd ache or intermittent ability to move your shoulder, the sooner you go to a shoulder specialist, the better you will feel. It is only human nature to put of what may not seem to be a serious issue, however since you are not a doctor, you may inadvertently be causing more harm and damage than good. When it comes to your health, you can't afford to take chances. Minor aches and pain can be a sign of a much larger problem. If you have so much pain that it interferes with your ability to use your arms and to lift things, you have a much more serious problem than you originally assumed. Don't let your condition remain undiagnosed and untreated.
When you hear the term shoulder specialist, you may be quick to assume that you automatically have to get surgery. There is no reason for you to make that assumption. Surgery is something you won't really hear about unless it is absolutely necessary. Before this doctor discusses anything with you as far as treatments, they will need to learn more about your problem. Be honest about any pains, no matter how major or minor they are. If you have ever had trouble with mobility, let the specialist know. Keep in mind, what you may deem to be unrelated or unimportant, can actually provide the doctor with a ton of insight as to what is going on with your arm. Don't rush the doctor or brush off their questions or concerns. If they suggest tests, be glad. This means that before they may any treatment recommendations, they want to be sure they are getting to the root of the problem.
Your shoulder specialist will use the information you have given them along with the results from any tests that were performed to determine what treatment is going to give the most relief and mobility. In most cases, if your injury is not too extreme, you may have to undergo several sessions of physical therapy. During these sessions, you will be taught to do stretches and movements to reduce the strain that is being placed on the muscles that are contributing to your condition. This will help to improve your ability to move without any pain or discomfort. Your shoulder specialist will work in conjunction with your physical therapist so he can keep an eye on your progress.
If you are not making as much progress as is expected, your shoulder specialist may prescribe some medications as well. Sometimes it may be necessary for the use of steroids or some other medication to improve the condition of your arm and joints. Keep in mind that in the majority of cases, physical therapy and the use of medication is very effective when it comes to shoulder injuries. However, there are a small number of cases that re not as responsive to that kind of treatment and require surgery.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Removal Treatment Significantly Reduces Growth

Think back to the last time you shaved. This can include your legs, arms, or even an area on your face. Now, think back to how quickly the hair grew back and you found yourself back at it again. Likely a week hadn't even passed yet. This is an occurrence that many people deal with on a regular basis. Some of them get used to it, but it still doesn't stop them from being agitated and annoyed with the situation. These people aren't just annoyed because they don't like going back to shave after just a few days. However, they get annoyed because the process is not always enjoyable. It can be extremely tedious and take up a lot of time.
This is one reason why some women don't even bother shaving their legs until they are wearing something that will actually reveal them. Their motto: if it's going to be covered, there is no need to shave. Some people may see this is a disgustingly bad idea. However, if they were to take into account the hassle that shaving legs can cause, they might not be so harsh in their thinking. Many women complain of itching, burning, and even cuts after they have finished shaving.
The issue can also be applied to men. Many men also have serious issues when it comes to shaving their beards and mustaches. At times it can take them anywhere from 10 to 25 minutes to shave their facial hair. Some days, they could even be late for work, because of their shaving ordeal. That's not even to mention about the cuts some of them get on their faces as a result of the process.
Who wants to go through either of these ordeals every week? Well, the good news is no one has to, because there is another option called the laser hair removal treatment.
If these same people in the aforementioned examples, were to go through the laser hair removal treatment, whether it's on their legs, arms, or face, they would find themselves not needing their shaving products as much if at all. That's because this particular procedure helps to permanently remove growth. In some cases, it can help to get rid of it altogether. Even if it starts to grow back, it won't be every week. It may only be once a month or once every few months.
So, the laser hair removal treatment is a great option for anyone who doesn't like or particularly enjoy the process of shaving. It can help to significantly reduce growth as well as reduce people's aggravation levels.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Maintaining Your General Health and Wellbeing

Maintaining your health includes both physical and mental aspects, and it is important that both are adequately addressed. It is important to remember that no one cares more about your health than you do.
The generic term health can include a wide range of categories such as:
• Diet and weight loss
• Exercise and fitness
• Mental Health
• Men's Health
• Nutrition
• Women's Health
Within these categories there are a wide range of topics which can include amongst others:
• Fat burning
• Meal planning/recipes/juices
• Joint care
• Pregnancy
• Muscle gain
• Fitness
• Weight loss
• Memory/ your mind
• Natural diets
• Getting Healthy/looking and feeling better
• Hair loss
• Pain management
So it is important to mention how much your health can mean to you and how much you care about it. If the appropriate information is available, you can then choose to make the improvements in your general health and wellbeing. Consequently being informed puts you in the driving seat and allows you to make unbiased informed decisions about your health and what is best for you.
If you are looking to lose weight, get fitter, eat healthier, or to learn how to treat specific issues there is information available which can help you to achieve whatever your goals are and this can take the form of conventional treatment, as well as natural health treatments, to the alternative medicine approach.
Improving your physical health has its own benefits from helping to combat conditions brought on from unhealthy lifestyles or by the ageing process, to weight control, to making you feel happier, to improvements in your nutrition intake. Remember nutrition can be as important as taking regular exercise.
In addition to improving physical health mental or emotional health is just as important in achieving your overall wellbeing. Emotional health relates to how we feel, think, and therefore behave. If your state of mind is generally positive, and it is difficult to be all of the time, then it can be easier to handle what life throws at you.
Looking after your mental health is often overlooked in favour of the physical aspects. We don't seem to be able to deal effectively with bad mental health issues such as stress, but get on with it often accepting it as part of daily life. Long term exposure to adverse mental issues such as stress can have a negative impact on your general health.
So we need to consider both physical and mental issues in our attempt to stay healthy. In the hectic society we live in today this has never been more important. However to achieve this you need access to the information that will help you maintain a balanced lifestyle from nutrition, to fitness, to weight control, to just generally feeling better in your self.
The stresses and stains of modern life can take its toll but by maintaining and cultivating healthy physical and mental habits, on a consistent basis, you can help reduce the likelihood of disease and developing ailments and in doing so improve the quality of your life and your self esteem at the same time.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Visiting the Dentist for Cleaning

Going to the dentist is one of the worst nightmares not just for kids; but, adults as well. Usually when you visit the clinic you'd find the dental hygienist as well as the health professional.
Usually the dental hygienist examines the patient first and only then will you be sent to the actual professional who would treat you for the reason you've visited. The hygienist would tell you what to do in order to improve your overall oral health.
Do you need to get your teeth cleaned?
Well, each and every one of us brushes our teeth and tries to maintain a good personal hygiene. However, just brushing your teeth isn't going to be enough if you're looking for the best oral health. There are times when you need to get your teeth cleaned by professionals and this is usually done based on your visits to the dentist.
Why get your teeth cleaned?
Tarter build up is rampant on all our teeth no matter how well we brush. Therefore, it's necessary that you visit the dentist regularly in order to get the teeth above the gums cleaned.
Plaque is easy to get rid of using a tooth brush and floss - that's what we do at home. However, tartar and calculus is not that easy to get rid of and you would need a professional to do it with the right equipment.
After cleaning - what next?
After the cleaning process has been completed, there's a lot more that needs to be done such as the polishing of teeth, which is the crown of your teeth (the part above the gum line).
Usually the polishing process is carried out by the hygienist and they make sure that there's a less chance of stains forming on your teeth. If at all there are stains on your teeth that aren't going even after cleaning, they use a rotating rubber cup or another abrasive substance in order to get rid of the stains.
Apart from getting your teeth cleaned and checked, the dentist as well as the hygienist would offer you tips as to what you need to do in order to keep your oral health under control. Of course they're not going to tell you to brush your teeth as that's something we all do. But, in some cases special care needs to be taken and they would let you know if you're one of those few people.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Sports Medicine Is a Field Everyone Can Benefit From

When it comes to moving around, you can never be too careful. Since the majority of injuries happen from exercise and sports related activities, it is only fitting that when you find yourself hurt you go and see someone that specializes in sports medicine. This is a field that practically anyone can benefit from. Men, women and children of any age can be seen and treated by a specialist in this field.
Many people are not aware of how much this medical field can benefit them. It is very easy to assume that the moment you break an arm, throw out your back or fracture your knee, the only place you need to go is the hospital for a cast. However, in many cases, it is necessary to see a sports medicine professional to make sure that your injury can be monitored so that it heals properly.
Sometimes no matter how well you care for your injuries, something just doesn't heal as it should. When this happens you may start to experience some trouble using the affected joints and appendages. You may also start to experience pain and other discomforts. The same goes for if you just got a certain type of injury. If it is severe enough, it will require special treatment. There are some benefits to being treated by a sports medicine specialist.
This type of professional is more knowledgeable about all of the injuries you can end up with. They are less likely to discredit your claims of discomfort or pain, if the tests don't show anything. They understand the way your limbs and joints work and where there is a problem that affects your mobility, they can prescribe the proper treatment right away. The chances of you having to have an unnecessary surgery greatly diminish, since this professional will provide you with alternative treatments first.
When it comes to caring for your body after an injury that affects your musculoskeletal system, you should listen to your body and pay close attention to how it is healing. Even if you have already sought out emergency treatment, you still need to be aware of how your body is healing. Sometimes there may be complications that develop that can compromise the integrity of your joints. Any swelling, sudden increase in pain and loss of mobility are all indicators that something serious is going on. You are going to need a sports medicine specialist to take a look at your injury and come up with a good treatment plan to help get you back on your feet and back to your usual routine in no time. Sometimes it will take a combination of several treatment methods to get your body back in good working order. It is not unusual for a sports injury patient to have a prescription for a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory pain reliever, physical therapy sessions and monitoring by their specialist over the course of a few months.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Trouble Bending and Moving Your Legs

If you have trouble with your legs and surrounding joints, it may be time for you to see a knee doctor. Walking and lifting your legs is very important and when there is an injury that interferes with your ability to use them that is a sign that something serious is going on. You can't afford to ignore your body and when you are in constant pain, it can be challenging for you to get everything you need to get done. You shouldn't have to live in such distress. Seek out medical treatment so you can regain control of your body and start to enjoy being able to move pain free.
The average person will experience some sort of knee discomfort in their life. Many times the discomfort is a result of a bump, bruise or from overuse of the joint. When your pain is caused by something more serious such as a tear, a sprain or break, you will need to see a knee doctor for an exam and treatment. If you learn to recognize when you get medical attention, you can improve the outcome of your recovery significantly.
If you are in pain for several days and it doesn't seem to getting better, it is time for you to get help. When you suffer from a severe injury, the first sign that it is not something you should not ignore is swelling.. If you notice swelling that doesn't lessen in its severity within 48 hours, you need to be seen for immediate treatment. If you ignore this sign, the swelling can lead to even greater discomfort.
Increased pain and a loss of mobility can result if the swelling becomes too much. This will make it hard or you to use your leg and get around with ease. Keep in mind that in most cases swelling is usually very noticeable right away, but in some rare cases you may feel the swelling instead of being able to clearly see it. You may notice a popping sound when you try to move the joint as well. That sound is the sound of your tendons popping over each other as they are being forced into an unusual position because of the swelling.
Sometimes even though there isn't any obvious swelling, you may still encounter a problem using and moving your leg and joint. This may be because there is some internal swelling going on. No matter what, if you can't move your leg freely or have great pain and discomfort doing so, you need to make an appointment to see a knee doctor as soon as possible.
In order to prevent your condition from becoming worse or causing some permanent loss of function, you should follow your specialist's plan of treatment. If you are in pain ad over the counter medication doesn't give you relief, let them know, they can provide you with medication that will help stop the pain.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Preparing For Your Fitness

The most difficult part of working out is the beginning. This is especially so if you do not buy the proper gear and make other preparations. You don't even need expensive workout stuff, even quality discount running shoes will do. Find out the right preparation tips before jumping into your workout.
Many workout regimens fail because people forget health and fitness is a lifestyle. Healthy diet and exercise is not something you do to achieve a weight goal and then forget about them afterwards. The road to a healthier body includes the food you eat and your regular workout. You do not even need to buy expensive gear so you can exercise properly. You can look for discount running shoes and apparel if you have a limited budget.
What kind of preparations should you undertake to ensure a successful change to a healthier lifestyle?
Visit a Professional
Every human body is different. This is why personalized diets and workouts work better than following the latest fad. You do not need a professional trainer to create a regimen; you simply need to know your own body by visiting a general practitioner. This could be a dietician or your family doctor.
Your doctor can give you the proper weight goal you should be aiming for based on your body mass index. A check-up can reveal any indication of hormone problems stopping you from losing weight or any food allergies and the like. Some doctors also prescribe specific exercises for maximum weight loss.
What You Eat
Your weight loss has a lot to do with what you eat. It is not so much about eating less but eating right. Many diets fail because people deprive themselves, eventually causing binge eating. Training yourself to cut down on junk food, fast food, and sweet snacks take away empty calories intake and give you more energy.
Do not suddenly force yourself into a narrow diet without easing into it. Your body will feel the change and the hunger, triggering cravings causing you to go overboard and forget your diet altogether. You can plot the change by taking away one unhealthy food item at a time.
You can follow one of many diets available, but the most effective type is still eating a balanced meal three times a day. Proper food intake is a key factor in getting the energy for your workout. Most diets remove a key nutrient, making people feel sluggish and too tired for any activity.
Planning Your Workout
Choose an activity you will enjoy. Going to the gym is not for everybody. Most people get bored with simply running on a treadmill or lifting weights inside a hot room. If you want to run, run through a park. If you like a sport, try to do it more often. Take dance and movement lessons so your workout will not feel like time wasted through stationary movements.
Part of the workout is your wardrobe. Proper workout attire is comfortable to move in and can motivate you to exercise. The right fabric will help you move well and keep the sweat off instead of reabsorbing into your body. Invest in comfortable sports shoes as the first signs of pain and discomfort can deter you from completing the day's exercise.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Your Embryonic Stem Cells

Why are human embryonic stem cells so special?
Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) offer a unique opportunity to potentially treat many currently incurable diseases such as Alzheimer's, spinal cord injury, diabetes or heart insufficiency. This is thought to be possible because these cells have the ability to grow into virtually any cell type of the human body. In some cases, scientists are already able to grow replacement cells in the laboratory to substitute for the cells which are destroyed during a disease process, such as heart cells or neurons. In the next step, scientists are hard at work to find out if and how those cells can be used to cure diseases. For this purpose, the first clinical trials are under way in the U.S. and abroad. It is not just severe diseases where hESCs could be extremely helpful, but also other applications such as growing your own red blood cells for potential transfusion for surgery, growing pigment cells of the skin for extra protection if you suffer from burns, or replacing aging skin cells.
Create & bank your own embryonic stem cells from your discard frozen IVF embryos
As an in vitro fertilization (IVF) patient, you may have one or more discard frozen embryos which you do not plan to use for pregnancy attempts because they are e.g. of inferior quality or your family planning is complete. Furthermore, you may not be interested in keeping these embryos in storage any longer. In this case, there is now the possibility of growing your discard frozen embryos into human embryonic stem cells. Similar to banking umbilical cord blood samples, those hESCs are then stored exclusively for your future use. As far as science presently knows, your hESCs will last forever when stored in liquid nitrogen at -320 degrees Fahrenheit.
How can my embryonic stem cells be of use to me and my family in the future?
The hESCs created for you would be approximately 50% genetically identical to you, your partner or your child and, to a lesser extent, to other blood relatives. Furthermore, because hESCs are created from your embryos at such an early point of development, their immune identity is thought to be not fully established. This immunological immaturity may be retained to some extent even when the hESCs are grown into certain specialized organ cells. This may enable your or your family member's body to accept cells grown from your hESCs with little or no immunosuppressive medication which is needed for virtually all conventional organ transplantation, such as liver transplants. This is particularly true when the cells are transplanted to a part of the body which has naturally little exposure to the immune system, such as the eye for retina repair. Other individuals unrelated to you may also be able to accept cells grown from your hESCs, especially if the hESCs have some genetic match with them.
Creating and banking your own embryonic stem cells from your discard frozen IVF embryos may allow you to address your future health needs and your family's. It has the potential to treat Alzheimer's, diabetes, spinal cord injury, heart insufficiency and more. And it is a good alternative if you don't want to keep the embryos in storage any longer.