Monday, September 28, 2020

Dry Nose and Treatment

Dry Nose TreatmentThe precautions to be taken and general treatment principles in case of dryness in the nose can be summarized as follows. There are a variety of symptoms that can indicate an extremely dry nose. Nasal functions such as sniffing and cleaning air before it enters the body may be impaired. The skin in the nasal passage can crack due to aching cracks. There may be blistering of the skin and mucus inside and outside the nose. This can lead to bacterial infections that can make your crusting symptoms worse. An extremely dry nose can sometimes be caused by a side effect of a drug such as an antihistamine. While effective for a runny nose, antihistamine sprays and medications often contain atropine, and atropine can dry the nasal passage. Environmental factors such as temperature and lack of moisture can contribute to dry nose.

What Are The Factors That Cause Dry Nose?

Environmental factors; Dry nose occurs due to the decrease in humidity at air temperature. In addition, hot and humid environments can cause nasal dryness.

Taking antihistamine group drugs is also among the causes of dryness.

Nasal inflammation (rhinitis) is a runny nose disease, but sometimes it can cause nasal dryness.

Some bacteria and germs can cause dry nose.

Nasal sprays given for nasal discharge can also cause dryness in long-term use.

Consumption of water below the required amount can cause dry mouth as well as dry nose.

Sjögren's syndrome is the cause of dryness in that the disease is caused by the drying of the mucosa. It causes dryness in the moist areas of the body, eyes and nose.

Hormone changes can cause nasal dryness, especially during menopause. Dryness may occur in the mouth, nose, vagina and eyes.

High blood pressure disease can also cause a dry nose accompanying bleeding.

Environmental Precautions

Avoiding dry, very hot or very cold, air-conditioned air conditions that may cause nasal dryness or bringing the humidity level of the ambient air to normal with cold steam machines or other humidifiers.

Treatment for Nasal Mucosa

Nasal lavage with saline water (use of sinus rinse, ocean water or home-made saline), drops, sprays or ointments containing petroleum jelly, panthenol, vitamins A and E, as well as ointments containing ocean salt and glycerin derivative, make the nasal mucosa Prevention of moisture loss, regeneration of the mucosa and increasing ciliary movements can be achieved.

Dry Nose

In the photo above, there is a dry and crusty appearance on the mucosa that results from the insertion of paper towels into the nose.

Dry Nose Treatment

In the photo above, due to the habit of mixing nose with fingers, irritation and dryness of the mucous membrane on the protruding area with septum deviation draws attention.

Regulation of Nutrition

Increasing oral fluid intake is very important for the moisture balance in the nasal mucosa. Drinking at least 7-9 glasses of water or fruit juice a day, especially fruits and vegetables with high water content, will be beneficial for moisturizing the mucous membranes.

Apart from these, as excessive use of alcohol, coffee and salt may cause the mucous membranes to dry, reducing their use will also be beneficial.

Stopping Medications That Can Cause Dry Nose

There are many medications (such as allergy medications) that can cause nasal rinsing. Discontinuation of these drugs - in consultation with the doctor - will also be useful in the treatment of nasal dryness.

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Sunday, September 27, 2020

Ethnic Rhinoplasty in Istanbul Video and Images

Ethnic Nose Job in Turkey

In patients with ethnic nasal features, the following characteristics can be detected, unlike other patients:

- thicker and oily skin features than normal
- flattened nasal root
- broad nasal bone
- wide and flat nose tip
- round nose tip
larger than normal nostrils
- Weak nose tip support (nose tip can hang down easily when touched or while the patient is laughing)

One or more of these features can occur simultaneously in patients. People in the Asian and African regions have different nasal features. Sometimes, in mixed people born from the marriage of people of different geographic locations, these traits can occur at different levels. The patient, who appears in the video and in the photos below, does not have all of the classic ethnic nose features. During the rhinoplasty operation performed on the patient, the alar base resection was not performed because the nose wings were not abnormally large. 

Ethnic Rhinoplasty in Istanbul

Especially in patients with extremely thick skin features, a longer recovery period than normal (sometimes up to 2 and a half years for the removal of edema), a longer period of swelling than normal, a long-term round appearance at the tip of the nose due to excessive camouflage effect may occur.

During the operation, I usually perform two-level skin dissection and subcutaneous tissue removal at the tip of the nose with open technique. Subcutaneous tissue can be used in some patients to fill the nasal root. Although the skin becomes thinner in this way; Subcutaneous tissue can reappear depending on genetic characteristics. In aesthetic nose surgeries, "skin shaping" can be perceived as almost impossible.

Unlike normal, the following recommendations may be appropriate for patients after thick-skinned rhinoplasty:

- bedtime nasal taping
- salt restriction
- nasal massage
- use of bormelian igib products to remove edema and bruises
- using arnica montana gel
cortisone injection

Despite all these precautions, retinio-derived creams and gels can be used in patients with excessive swelling in the nose. Laser application is controversial.

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Asian Ethnic Nose Job

Asian rhinoplasty operation is very different from classical rhinoplasty operations. Nasal features in patients of Asian descent:

- wide and splayed nostrils
- soft and weak cartilage support
- heavy, fleshy, rounded or broad, thick-skinned nasal tip
- flattened nasal bone

These features may vary between patients of different Asian origins, but generally, during Asian Ethnic Rhinoplasty operations, augmentation of the rhinoplasty, narrowing of the nasal tip and nasal bone is aimed. In some patients, even if it is a primary operation; additional cartilage tissue may be required.

Asian Ethnic Nose Job in Istanbul - Asian Rhinoplasty

Asian Ethnic Nose Job in Istanbul - Asian Rhinoplasty

Asian Ethnic Nose Job in Istanbul - Asian Rhinoplasty

Asian Ethnic Nose Job in Istanbul - Asian Rhinoplasty

Asian Ethnic Nose Job in Istanbul - Asian Rhinoplasty

Asian Ethnic Nose Job in Istanbul - Asian Rhinoplasty

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Similar links >> Why Ethnic Revision Rhinoplasty is a Difficult Operation? / Ethnic Rhinoplasty in Istanbul

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Tertiary Revision Rhinoplasty With Rib Cartilage For Male Patient

Tertiary Revision Nose Aesthetic Operation in Istanbul

Revision rhinoplasty operations are difficult and sometimes very complicated surgeries, which consist of combining different surgical techniques, can change the surgical plan completely during the operation. As can be seen in the video here, we performed the third revision rhinoplasty operation using scraps of cartilage on the patient who had previously undergone a rhinoplasty operation in another clinic twice and who had various aesthetic / functional problems. Nasal problems that the patient particularly complains of:

- drooping nasal tip
- asymmetrical nasal tip, especially the lower right wing
- insufficient air removal from the left nostril (nasal valve problem)
- asymmetrical areas on the nose

Rhinoplasty In Istanbul,Tertiary Revision Rhinoplasty,revision rhinoplasty,Revision Rhinoplasty With Rib Cartilage,

As seen at the end of the video, we have applied different cartilage grafts for all these problems.

During the suturing of the cartilage grafts, completely self-absorbable suture materials were used in order to minimize the risk of foreign body rection. Basket stitches hanging from the outside of the nose were used to fix the cartilage grafts. After the procedure, a slight upward and forward elevation at the tip of the nose, improvement in the collapsed area on the right nasal wing and the disappearance of asymmetric light refractions on the back of the nose can be seen.

Minimal surgical trauma and minimal risk are the main goals in revision nose job operations. In patients, it is not always possible to achieve full symmetry with a single operation. Cartilage and bone memory can affect the result during healing.

You can see more detailed information about revision rhinoplasty at >> Revision Rhinoplasty in Istanbul

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How is Ovarian Cyst Surgery Performed?

Ovarian cyst surgery is generally a surgical operation performed with surgical removal of the ovarian cyst and preservation of the ovary. Ovarian cysts are formations that are common in women of reproductive age and develop in the tissue of the ovary. It can sometimes be seen in later ages, but there is a risk that the cysts seen in this period may develop due to ovarian cancer. Therefore, cysts removed by surgical intervention need to be sent to pathological diagnosis.

Ovarian cysts are formations filled with fluid, a gel-like substance or blood. We can state that most of these cysts occur due to hormonal reasons. These formations, which can also be called "ovulation cysts", can cause ovulation pain in the middle of two menstrual cycles. Their sizes range from 20 mm to 30 mm, but we can say that cyst sizes can even reach 4 cm to 5 cm in some women.

Cysts that grow to this size can cause complaints such as severe abdominal or groin pain. The cysts in question can be easily observed with ultrasound imaging performed during the ovulation period of women. Therefore, as it is possible to determine whether the cyst is physiological, tumoral, chocolate cyst or malignant cyst with ultrasound imaging, it is possible to plan ovarian cyst surgery.

How is Ovarian Cyst Surgery Performed

When Does Ovarian Cyst Require Surgery?

The diagnosis of ovarian cyst after the examinations and tests performed does not mean that the patient should have an ovarian cyst surgery immediately. Ovarian cysts may also occur during the menstrual cycle due to the inability of ovulation function. These cyst formations can disappear spontaneously after a few menstrual cycles. For this reason, except for some specific cases, it is necessary to wait for a while to determine whether the cyst will disappear after the diagnosis. If the cyst formation does not disappear on its own, then a surgical operation is performed.

Although rare, we can say that ovarian cysts can cause serious trouble in women's daily life. In such cases, surgery can be planned in order to relax the patient. Cyst formation can be observed as the first sign of ovarian cancer. In such cases, the cyst must be evacuated from the body by surgical operation and sent for pathological examination. Therefore, doubting that cyst formation is not benign may be sufficient for the decision of surgery.

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Ovarian cyst is a fearful dream of women, when diagnosed, it causes stress, especially in many women. Most of the cysts occur due to hormonal reasons and usually resolve spontaneously, but some cysts may require surgical operation.

Before the cyst operation, it is necessary to determine the type of the cyst, find out where it originates, and determine whether it is related to cancer. Especially with ultrasonography and some other imaging methods, it is very important to determine the cause of the cyst, in addition to determining the cyst type with some blood tests. While medical treatment is applied in some cysts, surgical treatment may be considered in others.

How Is Ovarian Cyst Surgery Done?

How Is Ovarian Cyst Surgery Done

Ovarian cyst surgery performed under general anesthesia can be performed with two different techniques, open and closed. However, today we can state that the first approach is laparoscopic, ie closed technique. Cyst surgery performed with closed method is now accepted as one of the gold standards in this condition.

In the surgery, which is performed by inflating the abdominal cavity using carbon dioxide from the navel, a micro-sized optical camera displays the abdominal cavity. It is also possible to view the inguinal cavity with the camera. After the optical camera is placed, the uterus and abdominal internal organs are evaluated, especially the ovaries. The operation is started by placing trocars in the inguinal and lateral areas of the abdomen.

The cysts formed in the ovarian area after the procedure are separated from the ovaries and removed from the abdomen in the laparoscopy bag and evacuated from the body. Cysts are sent for pathological evaluation if needed. In some patients, the diagnosis of cyst is made as a preliminary diagnosis and the result of pathological evaluation is expected for the actual diagnosis. During the operation, it is not possible for the patient to feel pain or pain due to the effect of anesthesia.

We cannot say that the healing process is very difficult for patients. After a few days of rest, it is possible for patients to return to their daily life. Problems such as headache and nausea may occur only on the day of the operation. However, the reason for these is not the surgery but the anesthesia applied before the operation. Because it passes by itself after a few hours.

Laparotomy, ie open technique, is generally preferred in mandatory situations. In this method, an incision is applied to the abdomen to reach the ovaries and the cyst formation is removed and stitches are placed in the abdomen.

Thus, the operation is completed. We can say that the recovery time is a little longer in operations performed with open technique and it can make patients a little more difficult. Regardless of the technique used for ovarian cyst surgery, mild pain may occur. However, it will be possible to control the pain with the use of the medicine prescribed by the doctor.

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Ovarian Cyst Symptoms

Symptoms of cysts that occur with ovaries in the uterus can be different in each patient. We can also state that the severity of symptoms also varies from patient to patient. Common symptoms are as follows:

  • Irregular period
  • No menstruation
  • Painful menstruation
  • Pain in the groin
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Swelling in the abdominal area
  • Fullness and tenderness in the breasts
  • Various complaints about the urinary tract and intestinal system
  • Getting fat
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Increased hair growth on the body
  • Inability to get pregnant
  • Sudden and severe abdominal pain such as a stab

Some of these symptoms can be indicative of different health problems as well as ovarian cysts. Therefore, when symptoms occur, it is absolutely necessary to consult a gynecologist and obstetrician. Being diagnosed with cyst does not necessarily mean that you have to have ovarian cyst surgery. However, it is still necessary to determine the factors that cause the complaints and to apply the necessary treatments. Let us emphasize once again that early diagnosis is very important in all diseases.

Is Ovarian Cyst Dangerous?

Is Ovarian Cyst Dangerous

It cannot be said that not every ovarian cyst is dangerous. We can state that 80% of ovarian cysts are benign. However, cyst formation can be observed as a symptom of ovarian cancer. In this case, ovarian cyst surgery should be performed in a short time. The cyst is more likely to be malignant if:

  • Cysts that occur after menopause
  • Having cysts in both ovaries
  • Detection of the solid structure next to the fluid-filled cyst
  • Cysts that are adhered to the environment and have irregular contours
  • Cysts that grow very rapidly
  • Cysts that cause fluid buildup in the abdomen
  • How Long Does Ovarian Cyst Surgery Take?

The duration of ovarian cyst surgery performed by laparoscopic method is not the same in every patient. In general, we can say that the operation time varies between 1 hour and 2.5 hours. However, depending on the information such as the structure, size, type of the cyst and the part of the ovary, the procedure time may vary.

For example, the operation for a chocolate cyst takes longer. This is because the cyst has an adhesive structure. It should also be noted that the organs should be protected during the procedure. Therefore, when the cysts that are large enough to put pressure on the organs need to be removed, the operation time may be prolonged.

Is There A Death Risk In Ovarian Cyst Surgery?

All surgical operations involve some risks. There is no risk-free surgery. Therefore, ovarian cyst surgery also carries various risks such as bleeding and infection. However, it should be noted that general anesthesia applied before surgery also carries some risks.

Although the risk of death is valid for all surgeries, the possibility of occurrence also varies depending on which surgery is performed and which part of the body is intervened. The risk of death is extremely low in surgery performed to remove the ovarian cyst.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Caudal Septum Deviation / Dislocation

Anterior Septal Dislocation

The nasal septum is the structure that divides the nasal cavity into two, consisting of cartilage and bone, and covered with mucosa. Columella is the part between the nostrils and when viewed from the outside, between the two nostrils. Curvatures in the nasal septum to one side are called "nasal septum deviation". This curvature, which is found in certain levels in many people, can cause symptoms such as nasal congestion, sleeping with open mouth, dry throat at night, sweating during sleep, and decreased sleep quality when it is excessive. In this case, septoplasty operation can be performed. Classical deviation surgeries are a simple surgical procedure frequently performed by many ENT specialists.

The part closest to the floor of the nasal septum, that is, when you look at the nostrils in front, the part just behind the "columella", which is the part between the holes, "caudal septum" is very important, especially in the nasal tip support and in the shape of the tip of the nose. The curvatures in this section are termed "caudal septum deviation", "caudal septal deviation" or "anterior septal deviation", as my above patient points out, can cause 3 major problems:
  • nasal congestion
  • asymmetric nose tip
  • columellar irregularities

The deviations of the nasal septum that appear outward from the columella, ie the curvatures in the lowest part of the nasal septum, are called "caudal septal deviations". The lower part of the nasal septum is dislocated from the midline to one side (also called "Anterior Septal Dislocation" or "Caudal Septal Dislocation").

There may be many different curvatures in the nasal septum. Nasal septum deviation can vary depending on the species, genetic characteristics, and nasal trauma.

In some types of nasal septum deviation, open technical operations may be required. Especially in nasal septum deviations close to the "nasal valve" area, which is the narrowest airway area in the nose, the complaint of nasal obstruction may be high.

"Anterior septal dislocation" or "caudal septum deviation" between the nasal septum deviations is not only for nasal obstruction; It can also cause asymmetry and functional problems at the tip of the nose. As seen in the photo, the lower part of the cartilage that should sit on the lower bone notch (anterior nasal spine area) has shifted to the side, and when resection of this area is planned, the nasal tip support must be reconstructed using a cartilage graft.

Caudal septal deviations are cartilaginous curvatures in the support part of the nasal septum at the tip of the nose and narrow the nasal valve area, which is the narrowest part of the nose. Therefore, the surgical correction of caudal septum deviations is more difficult than classical nasal septum deviations. The video above shows the caudal deviation visible from the right nostril and obstructing the left air passage.

Patients with caudal septum deviation usually have a protrusion that can be seen from the front just behind the columella and inside the nostril, and further back in the opposite nasal cavity, as seen in the above photo, septum deviation. Patients may notice the relief of nasal breathing when pulling their cheeks sideways with their hands.

Apart from this, as a result of the lateral sliding of the caudal septum, the nasal tip support decreases, and patients may notice that when they touch the nasal tips, they are softer than normal, and that they spread or hang sideways while laughing. Sometimes, patients may describe a sitting sound instead of a sound due to the movement of the caudal septum area during handling.

Causes of Caudal Septum Deviation

Causes of nasal septum deviation are also valid for caudal septum deviation and can be summarized as follows:
- The most common facial trauma and trauma (perhaps the most common cause of caudal septum deviation, especially at the tip of the nose)
- direct compression and trauma of the nose during childbirth (this can also be considered a congenital disease)
genetic connective tissue disorders such as Marfan syndrome, Homocystinuria, and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, which can cause septum deviation (sources: Nasal septum deviation / Marfan Syndrome Long-term Survival and Complications After Aortic Aneurysm Repair / Deviated Septum)

Caudal Septum Deviation Surgery

Caudal Septum Deviation / Dislocation

When the curved caudal septum section is removed alone, softening of the nasal tip, nasal tip sagging and retraction in the columella may occur!

The caudal septum contributes to the support of the nasal tip against gravity by being in the midline at the tip of the nose. Removing and removing this curved part, which is very important in the nasal tip support, during the surgical procedure and not making new cartilage support to the nasal tip, may cause a fall in the nasal tip after surgery.

In patients with caudal septum deviation, if the curved part of the septum deviation is surgically removed with the classical closed technique simple cartilage curvature surgery performed through the nose and lasting only a few minutes, loss of support tissue and a fall may occur at the tip of the nose. Therefore, instead of the curved area at the tip of the nose; Different techniques may be required, such as the placement of new cartilage grafts with open technique operation, or the closed technique and the "swinging door technique - swinging door" technique, including stretching and placing it back in the midline rather than completely removing the curved area.

The oldest and most common method for correcting septal caudal dislocations is Metzenbaum's "movable door" technique. Using this technique, the dislocated caudal septum is shifted to the midline and fixed to the nasal spine. In later years, Noorman published a movable gate technique modification involving the use of the maxillary crest as the door stopper after the dislocated septum was shifted to the opposite side of the dislocation. Another method has been defined by Goldman in which cartilage scoring, resection and suture steps are defined. In addition, the modified Goldman technique, involving resection of dislocated caudal septal cartilage and triangular cartilage from suture steps, was described by Lawson. In the literature, two different suture techniques that can be used both to correct caudal septal dislocation and to complement the previous cartilage fixation to cartilage nasal spine techniques have been published in the literature.

The first suture technique has described a caudal septal suture technique that can be used alone or as a complement to prior techniques; A technique is described involving fixation of the dislocated caudal septum with midpoint mattress stitching in the second suture technique with non-absorbable suture material from the outside.

Septoplasty is one of the most important operations in ear, nose and throat applications. Since the most affected area is the anterior part of the nose, the septum must be firmly fixed during suturing at the end of the surgery. It is particularly effective in preventing many complications such as anterior septal deformity repair, supratip depression, columellar retraction and enlargement of the nasal base.

Differences between caudal septum deviation surgery and normal septoplasty operation

In patients with caudal septum deviation, removing only the curved part is not sufficient as in normal deviation operations. This part is very important for the nasal tip support and for the nasal tip to stand upright. If the curvature area is removed, the nasal tip may fall and the nasal airways in the nasal passage area may cause problems such as nasal congestion to reappear over time and nasal deformity. In patients with caudal septum deviation, the open technique should be planned in the form of nasal tip aesthetics, after the front curved part is removed, replacing it with a cartilage graft taken from the back of the septum, or partial resection with a closed technique and placing the septum by sliding it into place. In other words, simple cartilage removal is not sufficient.

The closed technique "swinging door" technique may not always be sufficient!

With the covered technique, in patients with caudal septum deviation, it may be difficult to adjust the position of the caudal septum in the columnellar pocket, expand the algebra, insert the cartilage into the midline pocket and fix it with suture. In addition, it can only stabilize the septum vertically, and when made alone, it may be insufficient for fixation as it is a bearing column and is made at one level. In the patient given in the first photograph, a limited amount of resection (caudal septoplasty operation) was performed in the caudal septum section and external columellar sturt graft was placed in the midline from the outside. Open technical septoplasty operation is required for patients with severe deviation.

Caudal Septum Deviation / Dislocation

Caudal septum deviation surgery (caudal septoplasty surgery) can be performed with open technique or closed technique. When the curvature is excessive, an operation can be planned in the form of open technique nose tip aesthetics or nasal aesthetics. In the video above, an open technique septorhinoplasty operation was performed on the patient.

I generally prefer surgery in the form of open technique septoplasty or open technique nasal tip aesthetics for my patients with caudal septum deviation. In the open technique (external) approach, I prefer the closed technique (endonasal) approach because the surgeon has more control of the nasal tip anatomy and it is easier to place additional support cartilages at the tip of the nose.

Similar links >> What is The "Nasal Septum Deviation" and "Septoplasty Operation"?Open Techique Septoplasty Operation in İstanbul, Turkey / Caudal Septal Deviation

You can find details about "Nasal septum deviation definition - Nasal septum deviation causes - Symptoms of deviated septum - Diagnosis of septum deviation with turbinate hypertrophy - Treatment of nasal septum deviation - Septoplasty in Istanbul - Septoplasty in Turkey" at >> Nasal Septum Deviation - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

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The Benefits of Watermelon Seeds

Watermelon Seeds
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Watermelon Seeds
The benefits of watermelon seeds are at least as famous as watermelon fruit. With the season of watermelon fruit, people are mostly wondering the benefits of watermelon seeds, the benefits of boiled watermelon seeds and the benefits of roasted watermelon seeds on the internet. We have researched and brought together the benefits of watermelon seeds for you in order to satisfy this curious.

Here are the benefits of watermelon seeds that you will regret throwing…

Watermelon is a refreshing and delicious fruit with its nutritious seeds. However, most people spit or throw watermelon seeds, which is a grave mistake. Despite false false claims that watermelon seeds will cause a watermelon to grow in your stomach, most people are unaware of the impressive nutritional value these seeds have and the potential benefits they can have for your health.

Watermelon seeds come from the watermelon plant that grows on the vine and bears the scientific name Citrullus lanatus. Watermelon seeds come in two primary colors, white and black, which are seeds, which are immature and fully developed, respectively. Black seeds are the ones you should choose to snack on and can be hundreds of seeds in a single watermelon. Watermelon seeds are rich in some nutrients and antioxidants.

Being rich in potassium, watermelon seeds act as a great electrolyte. With this feature, it helps the muscles and nerves in the body to remain healthy. While potassium positively affects nervous stimulation, it strengthens the muscles.

With the benefits and healing effects it offers, many people wonder what the watermelon seeds do. With many different benefits in this regard, watermelon seeds are regularly consumed today. The benefits of diabetes, especially with heart diseases, put watermelon seeds one step ahead. Of course strengthening the immune system and antibody production; It provides an important defense against viruses and bacteria or many pests.

The benefits of balancing the cholesterol level and against osteoporosis provide the opportunity to live a healthier life. Thanks to its antioxidant effect, it allows the removal of many toxic substances in the body. Thus, this situation not only provides a physically healthy structure, but also gives the opportunity to develop spiritually. Regulation of metabolism and helping blood circulation are among the most important benefits. Thanks to its aphrodisiac effect, it stands out as one of the important contributions to increase sexual power. It is one of the important food sources used with the season due to its many other healing effects.

Many people, aware of their potential benefits, began to use watermelon seeds in different ways instead of throwing them away. Watermelon seeds stand out over two different colors, white and black, and there are quite a lot of them in a watermelon. Together with many different food sources, it constitutes an important source for every individual from 7 to 70.
  • Provides skin care thanks to omega-3 fatty acids and other olive oil types,
  • Moisturizes the skin and allows wrinkles and lines to be eliminated,
  • With its rich sources of vitamins and minerals, it enables the hair to strengthen, prevent dandruff, and become alive and shiny
  • Reduces the risk of coronary heart disease,
  • Balances blood pressure,
  • Supports growth and development with the protein it contains,
  • Provides new cell and tissue development,
  • Increases sexual power through its aphrodisiac effect,
  • Allows energy to be taken with the calories needed during the day,
  • It plays an important role in more effective control of blood sugar,
  • It allows to reduce the spikes and drops in glucose that will be harmful for diabetics,
  • It regulates metabolism,
  • It helps blood circulation,
  • It strengthens the immune system,
  • Prevents osteoporosis,
  • Balances the cholesterol level and takes precautions against bad cholesterol,
  • With all these opportunities it provides, watermelon seeds are now consumed together with watermelon without being thrown aside. At the same time, it is evaluated through many different methods.

Can watermelon seeds be eaten?

Experts have determined that eating watermelon seeds is completely safe and can be very good for your overall health. There is no danger of swallowing most of these seeds as much as you want, but although parents are worried that their children might choke the seeds, it may explain why some watermelons were genetically modified to lack seeds. A glass of dried watermelon seeds can meet 60% of the daily protein requirement. This means that it is a food with a very high protein content. In addition, there is a protein called arginine used by athletes. This protein is generally preferred for building muscle. It also contains glucamic acid and a protein building block called lysine, which is important for the formation of muscle and bone structure. It is many times more beneficial than artificial protein powders for those who are interested in bodybuilding.

There is also a way to eat the watermelon seeds, sprout them, roast them, or extract the concentrated oil.

What are the benefits of roasted watermelon seeds and boiled watermelon seeds?

The benefit of boiled watermelon seeds is the same as the benefits of roasted watermelon seeds.

How to roast watermelon seeds?

Roast both sides of the watermelon seeds in a 350 degree pan until they are crispy. Finally, you can eat it by sprinkling olive oil on it.

How are watermelon seeds boiled?
- 20 watermelon seeds
- Boil it with 2 liters of water
- Reduce the heat and wait for it to cool.
- Mix 150 grams of watermelon and chilled tea with the help of a blender.

In general, it is possible to use watermelon seeds by swallowing them with watermelon. However, with the thought that this situation may pose some dangers for children, it is also used by extracting the oil of the watermelon seed. However, the most important thing is to use watermelon seeds by roasting or boiling them. It is possible to evaluate it by adding olive oil, especially by roasting it in a pan at a temperature of 350 degrees. Thus, you can eat and consume in a healthy way.

You can use it in this way by boiling 2 liters of water and throwing approximately 20 watermelon seeds into it. After the boiling process is completed, you can reduce the gold and wait for it to cool. Then, it is possible to get a delicious drink in the form of tea by mixing it with a blender. Watermelon seeds, which are known to have no side effects, can be consumed in this way through different methods. However, it is especially important that you consume carefully and in a balanced way. Depending on the health problem you are experiencing, you can consume it or use it to protect your health in the summer season.

How to drink?

You can drink it on an empty stomach in the morning by taking a break for 2 days in a row.

What are the benefits of watermelon seeds?

Among the most surprising and impressive benefits of watermelon seeds are their properties to improve hair health, support beautiful skin, increase energy, lower blood pressure, promote digestion, regulate blood sugar, build strong bones and lower cholesterol levels.

Skin care

Watermelon seeds are rich sources of omega-3 fatty acids and other oil types that are beneficial for your skin. Regularly consuming watermelon seeds can help moisturize your skin. The antioxidants in watermelon seeds also help reduce the appearance of aging and blemishes, as well as lines and wrinkles. Also, the elasticity of your skin can be increased by regular consumption of watermelon seeds. Most importantly, regular application of seed oil to the skin can prevent clogging of pores, which will reduce the risk of developing acne.

Hair care

Due to their high protein, iron, magnesium and copper levels, watermelon seeds are regularly praised for their effects on hair health and appearance. Protein is an essential component in hair growth, making these snacks indispensable for people with hair loss or thin hair. Magnesium is a critical ingredient in keeping hair strong and preventing breakage and split ends. Copper is an integral part of melanin production, which gives your hair color and leaves it vibrant and silky smooth.

Growth development

Protein is one of the most important components of our diet, as it consists of amino acids that are necessary for the production of all cells and tissues in our body. Watermelon seeds in particular contain high levels of arginine, which is directly linked to low blood pressure and a reduced risk of coronary heart disease. Watermelon seeds are also present in other amino acids, helping to maintain normal growth and repair processes in various organ systems.

Infertility treatment

In addition to helping to develop new cells and tissues, amino acids are essential elements in sexual activity and libido. Significant levels of lysine, glutamic acid, and arginine can increase sex drive in those men suffering from infertility or impotence, while some carotenoids found in these seeds will increase sperm production, increasing the chances of conception because couples are trying to conceive.

Raising energy levels

If you need a quick boost of energy, the calories in a single cup of watermelon seeds are more than enough to kick-start the metabolism and provide the body with the resources it needs. Most of these calories are in the form of beneficial fatty acids, so consuming excessive amounts of these seeds will result in weight gain, moderate consumption is highly recommended.

Blood sugar control

Studies have linked the consumption of watermelon seeds to better control of blood sugar and a decrease in insulin sensitivity in the body. This can reduce its strain on the pancreas and also help reduce spikes and drops in glucose that can be dangerous for diabetics. The magnesium found in watermelon seeds can also be helpful as it can regulate the metabolism of carbohydrates and slow the release of glucose into the bloodstream.

Lower LDL cholesterol levels

In addition to the perfect balance of fatty fibers, dietary fiber levels can help lower dangerous LDL cholesterol levels. This bad cholesterol is responsible for plaque buildup and an increased risk of atherosclerosis, heart attack, and stroke, so managing these levels and increasing HDL good cholesterol levels may be the best effect of watermelon seeds.

Improve the immune system

With a range of carotenoids, antioxidants and B-family vitamins, these seeds can improve the immune response and minimize stress on the immune system. Antioxidants protect against the negative effects of free radicals, reduce oxidative stress and reduce your risk of various chronic diseases, including cancer and heart disease.

Preventing osteoporosis

There is a strong amount of magnesium in watermelon seeds. Magnesium as well as copper, iron, potassium and manganese, which can help strengthen bones and increase bone mineral density. This will reduce the risk of early onset osteoporosis and keep you feeling strong and resilient as you age.

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What is Menstrual Pain? Why Does It Happen? How Does It Pass?

Menstrual pain is the pain experienced by most of the menstruating women and that affects daily life negatively and is usually felt in the abdomen and groin area. Pain can be mild or extremely severe. Dysmenorrhea, that is, severe menstrual pain, can continue throughout the menstrual period, or it can subside after the first 2 days of menstruation by itself.

In such cases, it will be useful to discuss with the gynecologist and obstetrician. 80% of women who have not given birth experience pain during the menstrual period. Of course, pain during the menstrual period does not necessarily mean that there is a health problem. However, severe pain raises some doubts, so it would be beneficial for a general check-up by the gynecologist and obstetrician.

We can say that menstrual pain is usually experienced in the lower abdomen. The pains begin about 1 to 2 days before the bleeding begins. Pain reaches the highest level within 24 hours from the beginning of menstruation and then begins to decrease. However, since it may take 2 to 3 days to decrease, most women have at least 3 days of their menstrual period painfully.

In some women, we can say that menstrual pain can also spread to the waist area. There may also be mild numbness in the groin and waist and diarrhea. We can say that complaints such as dizziness or nausea also occur in the same period.

What is Menstrual Pain

What are the Causes of Menstrual Pain?

As it is known, the uterus prepares itself for the baby every month. In the absence of fertilization, there is a menstrual period and the uterus begins to clean itself and prepare for the baby again. The uterus is a muscle tissue. The soft wall surrounding the inner side of this muscle tissue is removed from the body during the menstrual period with contractions. It is the hormone called prostaglandin that provides these contractions. One to two days before menstrual bleeding begins, this hormone level in the blood rises and begins to decrease after the first 2 days of menstruation. Because menstrual pain is caused by contractions and the high level of prostaglandin in the blood also becomes a determining factor in the severity of the pain. When the prostaglandin in the blood begins to decrease, the pain decreases in parallel.

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How Does Menstrual Pain Go?

When women suffer from menstrual pain, their daily life, as well as their work and social life, can be negatively affected. Therefore, they may want to get information about how the pain will go away. Generally, the use of medication is preferred, but the use of random pain medication is not correct. For this reason, you can consult your doctor and have a prescription of pain medication that you can use in case of menstrual pain. At the same time, we can say that some lifestyle changes are good for pain complaints.

What Is Good For Menstrual Pain?

What Is Good For Menstrual Pain

Applying heat can reduce the problem of menstrual pain. You may prefer methods such as placing a hot water bag on the lower abdomen. Regular exercise can also make the pain experienced during menstrual periods lighter. Exercising 3 days a week for a period of approximately 1 hour provides beta endorphin secretion. Since this substance is a natural network cutter, it can be good for menstrual pain complaints.

There are various studies suggesting that consuming foods containing omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, vitamin B1 and vitamin B6 is also good for menstrual pain. Finally, it should be noted that stress and tension are also a triggering factor in pain. If you stay away from stress or learn how to cope with stress, there may be relief in the pain of your menstrual period.

Dr. Ismet Yildirim says ...

Menstrual pain is the most common problem among gynecological problems, it is present in 80% of women who have not given birth. There may be menstrual pain at varying degrees, sometimes very mild, sometimes affecting social life, in addition, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea may occur.

Ultrasonography should definitely be performed on this patient group and it should be determined that there is no other accompanying disease. Medical treatment is very successful and pain can be completely eliminated. Situations that will cause boredom, stress, air change, physical fatigue, should be eliminated. Regular exercise is very important...

Which Medicine Is Beneficial For Menstrual Pain?

Drug treatment can be applied when you consult a gynecologist and obstetrician with a complaint of severe menstrual pain. The drugs used in the treatment can be nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or oral contraceptives.

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Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

These drugs contain the active ingredients ibuprofen or naproxen. These active ingredients suppress the prostaglandin level and thus it is possible to reduce the severe pain or cramps experienced during the menstrual period. However, like all drugs, the drugs evaluated in this category must be used under the control of a doctor. You should definitely consult your doctor to determine the dosage to suit you. You should also keep in mind that some medical conditions create inconveniences for the use of these drugs.

Oral Contraceptives

The drugs evaluated in this category are drugs known as birth control pills among the public. We can say that these drugs, which contain various hormones that prevent ovulation and also reduce menstrual cramps, are an ideal option for women who are not planning pregnancy. Of course, in case of menstrual pain, these medications should also be recommended to you by your doctor. Do not use medication without consulting your doctor.

Why Is Menstrual Pain So Severe?

Why Is Menstrual Pain So Severe

Menstrual pain felt at the very beginning of menstruation occurs when the hormone called prostaglandin triggers contractions. Pain, aches or cramps felt due to the menstrual cycle are called 'primary dysmenorrhea'. 'Secondary dysmenorrhea' may be caused by various conditions. We can explain these medical conditions that can cause severe menstrual pain as follows:

Cervical Stenosis

The cervical opening can be small enough to prevent menstrual flow and this increases intrauterine pressure. Therefore, the pain is experienced more intense.


This situation, which is caused by the tissue covering the uterus coming out of the uterus, can lead to more severe pain in the menstrual period. Women who have this problem also complain of severe pain during sexual intercourse. Chocolate cysts can also be found in these patients.

Uterine Fibroids (Myoma)

Uterine fibroids, which are benign tumors, can also cause severe menstrual pain.


It is the problem that the tissue lining the uterus begins to grow towards the muscular walls of the uterus and can lead to serious increase in menstrual pain.

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

This problem caused by sexually transmitted bacteria is also among the factors that increase menstrual pain.

If you are experiencing severe menstrual pain, you should definitely contact your gynecologist and obstetrician to investigate the cause. After some examinations and examinations, factors that cause severe pain can be detected and this pain and health problem can be eliminated with treatment.

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Who Is At Risk of More Severe Menstruation?

Some women may experience more severe menstrual pain. Severe pain can sometimes be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, headache and extreme tension. In general, we can list people at risk of more severe menstruation as follows:

  • Women younger than 30
  • Women entering puberty at age 11 or earlier
  • Women with excessive bleeding during their menstrual periods
  • Women with menstrual irregularity problems
  • Women using tobacco products
  • Women with a family history of severe menstrual pain

Excessive menstrual pain does not cause a medical complication. However, as pain or cramps can be the harbinger of some diseases, it is necessary to consult a doctor. When you consult a doctor with a complaint of severe pain, the fallopian tubes and ovaries must be examined with ultrasound.

At the same time, your doctor may request a CT scan, MRI scan in case of any finding. You may also need laparoscopy to detect conditions such as endometriosis, adhesions, fibroids, ovarian cysts, and ectopic pregnancy. After the examination, your doctor will give you more detailed information about the tests.

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