1. Genetic Predisposition -- Most women who have cankles are genetically programmed to have them, which means one of your parents had them. This may be exaggerated by obesity or a not-well-defined calf muscle (even if you’re physically fit). What can be done? Some women seek surgery, but surgery is fraught with problems – and not always successful. It’s called ankle liposuction, but like all such surgery, there are certain dangers and (of course) results are not guaranteed. Does exercise help? Almost everybody knows that you CANNOT spot-reduce with exercise. Such has been scientifically proven for the past 25 years. So all the ankle and leg exercises in the world won’t target fat removal from you rankles. If you’re predisposed to this body type, you must find another way. There is an answer: fat reduction creams and lotions containing caffeine and synephrine actually DO work quite well to reduce fat cells around your ankles. Daily topical application will see your ankle circumference decrease significantly.
2. Retaining Fluid -- Fluid retention in the ankles generally comes from a excessive sodium intake. That is simply a reflection of your diet. If you notice that your ankles have begun to swell or feel as if you are retaining water then see your doctor. Keep in mind that 80 percent of your overall wellness is based on what you eat.
3. Pregnancy -- Pregnancy can cause cankles due to hormonal changes and circulation disturbances. During pregnancy, you should avoid high-sodium, processed, and fast foods. Stay active and do regular exercise to promote circulation. (Consult your doctor before starting any fitness program.) Leg massage and elevation also help with circulation and fluid retention.
Patients taking Viagra are less likely to suffer a heart attack, new research claims.
Men taking the impotence drug were found to have a lower risk of having a heart attack or dying from heart failure than those not on the medication.
The findings mean Viagra could soon be used to treat hundreds of thousands of heart failure patients and even prevent fatal heart attacks, scientists say.
Experts from the University of Manchester studied 6,000 diabetic patients who had been given Viagra to treat erectile dysfunction.
The drug relaxes muscle cells in the blood vessels supplying the penis, allowing more blood to flow there.
This increased blood flow increases the likelihood of getting an erection.
Given the increasing reports of deaths in which the use of Viagra may be implicated, clinicians need to exercise caution when advising their patients with heart
Experts believe a key ingredient in Viagra called PDE5i, which relaxes blood vessels, also prevents damage to heart cells.
Heart failure is caused by the heart failing to pump enough blood around the body at the right pressure.
It most often occurs because the heart muscle has become too weak or stiff to work properly and is usually treated with medication which supports the heart.
Despite diabetics being prone to heart problems, the study participants did not suffer as many incidents as similar patients not on the drug.