24 November 2014

What is the Lymphatic System? (with pictures)

The lymphatic system is an extensive and interconnected system of vessels, spaces, and nodes in the body which circulates lymph, a fluid made from protein and other fluids. Lymph is initially part of the blood, but as blood flows through the body, lymph slowly leaks out, taking hazardous substances with it and filtering these substances through the lymph nodes, which trap these substances. Over time, the lymph slowly works its way around the body, eventually re-entering the heart so that it can be circulated all over again.

Damage or interruption to this system can result in a range of medical conditions. You may be familiar with lymphedema, a condition in which lymph pools in the limbs because it cannot circulate. Lymphoma is also related to the lymphatic system, as the name implies, and elephantiasis is also linked with disruption to the lymphatic system. You may also notice that your lymph nodes become swollen when you are sick, because your body is isolating the agent responsible to help you get better.
Picture Of the Lymphatic System ( shown in green )

Informing pilot breast implants registry Survey


We were forced to wait 2 YEARS for the MHRA/ Department of Health to decide to inform UK women about the PIP implant FRAUD in 2011. Their hand was forced when a French woman DIED with BIA-ALCL (breast implant associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma which is CANCER) and ruptured PIP implants!! We did have a FULLY-FUNCTIONAL implant registry until 2006 but crucially the Department of Health scrapped it in 2006, under questionable circumstances!!!

They were not maintaining any form of record of breast implants in the UK since then!!! It has taken 3 YEARS for the Department of Health to come up with this SURVEY. PLEASE would everyone with or contemplating breast implants complete this survey. It,s a pathetic start but that,s what we have come to expect from the UK! We DEMAND a REGISTRY and it seems this is the only chance of getting one!!!

The survey is only being run until 15 December 2014 so PLEASE complete yours TODAY!

Informing pilot breast implants registry Survey

Thank you

20 November 2014

This “Golden Honey” Mixture is The Strongest Known Natural Antibiotic

The Golden honey mixture is the strongest known antibiotic and now you can prepare it. Many people have already had some experience with turmeric. Some people use it as a spice, some for preparing the“golden milk“,butt here are also people that see the bags of yellow powder in the health food stores or supermarkets and wonder what it is for. But there are also those who know that turmeric combined with honey, can be a priceless natural remedy.

The anti-inflammatory activityis very strong, and it not only destroys the bacteria that causes the disease, but also boosts the natural defenses. This medicine has no negative effect on the intestinal micro flora,unlike synthetic antibiotics, which can be found in the pharmacies in abundance.

Turmeric contains polyphenol, identified as essential active ingredient and curcumin, which can reach up to 150 potential therapeutic activities, including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-cancer properties.

Consumption of turmeric and honey significantly increases the activity of beneficial flora in the gut and improves digestion.  There is certificied evidenced that can be found in scientific literature.  In Ayurveda a 5,000-year-old natural healing system that has its origins in the Vedic culture of India considers this remedy as a traditional cold remedy.

So do not run at the drug store at first symptoms of the disease, instead use the “Golden honey”, mixture of turmeric powder and honey. At the moment when the first symptoms of a cold kick in prepare yourselves a golden-honey mixture that will last 3 days.

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19 November 2014

Make NHS Complaints Count! | Campaigns by You

Calling everyone!!!

PIP Action Campaign members made complaints about our treatment to the Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman. We made a compelling case against the Department of Health and the MHRA our complaints were treated with contempt by the Ombudsman.

We join others who wish to hold the PHSO ombudsman to account!

16 November 2014

How Stress Affects the Immune System | Psychology Today

“Mind over matter” is not simply a catchphrase. It is a truth based on what we know to be fact: that the brain, given the right set of directions, the right environment, and the proper stimuli, will always choose healing over disease.

The ability to fend off illness and disease depends on several factors, some of which are beyond our control, but the way we react to stress and the general health of our immune system are things we can influence. If we’re not able to change our response to stressors, we’ll find ourselves in a constant hormonal battle that will lead to serious health issues like hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease. The brain and the immune system are in constant communication in this delicate balance that can be disrupted by any kind of physical or emotional stress.

Ongoing stress makes us susceptible to illness and disease because the brain sends defense signals to the endocrine system, which then releases an array of hormones that not only gets us ready for emergency situations but severely depresses our immunity at the same time. Some experts claim that stress is responsible for as much as 90% of all illnesses and diseases, including cancer and heart disease. The way it does this is by triggering chemical reactions and flooding the body with cortisol that, among other things, decreases inflammation, decreases white blood cells and NK cells (special cells that kill cancer), increases tumor development and growth, and increases the rate of infection and tissue damage.

14 November 2014

Improve Your Knowledge Of The World Of Cosmetic Surgery | My Blog

Plastic surgery has become more popular solution used by a lot of people who are not satisfied with the advances in medical procedures.
Find out if your surgery.

TIP! Use the term reconstructive surgery if you are considering a cosmetic surgery procedure for health reasons. Stigma is still attached to certain kinds of plastic surgery, but you can avoid other people’s judgments by easily adjusting the vocabulary you use to describe it.

Look into whether or not your surgeon’s malpractice insurance coverage. You will need money to cover costs of a second procedure and to pay for your pain and suffering if something were to go wrong while undergoing cosmetic surgery.

Research a potential surgeon to discover if something go wrong. Some surgeons will perform corrective surgery without any additional costs for twelve months after your surgery is complete.

Look into different financing options at your disposal.

Make sure to review the credentials for the doctor and clinic you are working with. Just like it is important to research the actual surgeon, you shouldn’t accept a clinic or hospital without knowing the details about it. This includes any problems or successes.

TIP! You need to carefully check out the facility where you will have your surgery. All surgery centers and clinics must have a license or accreditation, and usually will be required to be inspected on a regular basis

04 November 2014

Respiratory Problems With Breast Implants - How Breast Implants Causes Respiratory Problems

Among the complications that arise out of breast augmentation surgeries, the health risks are the most important to be considered. Despite the definite health risks associated with the cosmetic process, there are millions who turn a deaf ear and undergo the process.
    The long term respiratory disorders that are associated with breast implants are severely life threatening and many women are unaware of the extent of damage it can cause on their body
Discussed below are some of the major respiratory disorders that are associated with breast augmentation.

The implants, whether it is silicone or saline, normally have a safe period of 12 years after which they can rupture at any time. Many women have also reported rupture within a year or two of insertion as well due to ill handling. Saline implants are not as dangerous as silicone implants as they can be absorbed by the body in most cases. However, silicone implants have been known to cause cancer of the lungs and pulmonary fibrosis, both of which are life threatening.

Pulmonary Fibrosis

Doing Your Research ?

Look for a qualified, experienced & registered surgeon

1. Check your surgeon is on the Register
This  provides information about the GMC on-line Register, which is the List of Registered Medical Practitioners in the UK. It provides a list of doctors and their status on the Register.
Show me the List of Registered Medical Practitioners

2. Is your surgeon highly qualified?   
It is hard for patients to judge a surgeon’s ability from his CV. Those who are not on the GMC specialist register are often an FRCS (Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons). This, however, is a basic qualification needed to train as a specialist surgeon in the UK. The gold standard, is FRCS Plast, which denotes a high level of training and proficiency in plastic surgery. 

3. Is your surgeon registered with an Association?
  “Prospective patients need to be aware that Aesthetic/Cosmetic surgery is not without risks and they must ask every surgeon they see about their experience, training and complications.  No treatment is risk free. Having surgery by a BAAPS member cannot guarantee an excellent result but the public and patients can be assured that their surgeon has been examined in aesthetic/cosmetic surgery and has been deemed by colleagues to be of sufficient standing to become a Member.”
        Many practitioners purport to be experts, but many are not even surgeons. Practitioners may boast impressive sounding qualifications, but these can have little meaning. Organisations associated with and preferably based in the Royal College of Surgeons will demonstrate acceptable standards of practice, i.e., those which you can reasonably expect of surgeons and doctors in general. Hospitals which have strong associations with NHS consultants and practice will also adhere to these standards and so offer some level of reassurance. 
The BAAPS can help you find a properly credentialed surgeon in your area.”BAAPS publishes a consumer guide which can be found here:

BAAPS consumer safety guidelines
Find a BAAPS member

The British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)
 is a democratic, membership-based organisation for plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgeons working in the UK.  All Officers, Council, Committee and special interest group members are members of the Association and practising consultant plastic surgeons.
BAPRAS publishes a Patient Information Guide which can be found here:

Breast enlargement – patient information guide
Find a BAPRAS member

CLINICS & Surgeons to AVOID

Join PIP Action Campaign members on Facebook to discuss the track record of clinics & surgeons in the UK and Ireland. There are more than a few cowboys!!