When a blood clot develops in a deep vein it is called deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and if it breaks loose it is called an embolus. An embolus is dangerous because this can travel to the heart and lead to a pulmonary embolism. In this video, Dr. Preeti Parikh explains this dangerous occurrence as well as how the circulatory system works in general.
Choosing the right food is essential to making sure you get the best out of your workout. In this video, Certified Fitness Instructor Jason Schaeffer explains what you should load up on before hitting the gym. While everyone’s body is different, a good rule is to eat a smaller meal an hour before working out that is high in carbs but low in fat. Remember, while energy bars can be good, make sure you read the label because they may be high in fat, calories and sodium.
While we may think cellulite is only found in people who are overweight, Dr. Nancy Snyderman explains that even skinny women have it. So what exactly is cellulite? Simply put, cellulite is comprised of fat cells that push through the fibers that hold your skin to your muscle. While there is no cure, losing weight and cutting out fats from your diet can help. However, genetics and estrogen can play a role in the development of cellulite so take Dr. Snyderman’s advice and give yourself a break!
Even though it has become more of a mainstream issue, only 5% of men with erectile dysfunction seek help. ED is linked to diabetes and high blood pressure and can even be a warning sign of other serious problems. In this video, Dr. Paul Knoepflmacher explains how erectile dysfunction affects your body.