As the old saying goes, a woman's true age shows first on her neck and hands. Well, it's probably a wise idea to take a good look at your lips while you're at it. Over the years, the lips begin to thin out and lose their plump pout. There are a multitude of reasons why lips seem to shrink. Sometimes, it's simply genetics. Chances are, if your parents' lips have thinned out, yours will too. In addition, smoking and tanning cause further damage by breaking down the collagen in your skin. Your lips are particularly susceptible to this breakdown for two reasons. First, the skin on your lips is thinner (which is why it cracks so easily when chapped). In addition, lips have no oil glands or melanin to help protect from drying and damage. Don't mind spending some money? If you're looking for a long-term way to fix the problem, ask your dermatologist about injectable collagen fillers. These types of treatment use either bovine or human collagen to add fulln...
<p><strong>What Is Diabetes?</strong></p>
<p>Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder with abnormally high blood glucose levels (hyperglycemia) as its most prominent feature. During intestinal digestion, carbohydrates and proteins are broken down into simple sugars and amino acids, respectively. The liver converts all of the sugars and some of the amino acids into glucose, a simple sugar that is used for energy by every cell in the body.</p>
<p>Glucose passes from the bloodstream into the cells with the help of insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas (a pear-shaped organ located just below the stomach). By attaching to receptor sites on the surface membrane of a cell, insulin promotes the movement of glucose-transport proteins from the interior of the cell to its surface, where they bind with glucose and carry it into the cell. In diabetes mellitus, several problems may interfere with this process: pancreatic insulin production may be p...
Tongue tie is a condition in which the bottom of the tongue is attached to the floor of the mouth by a band of tissue called the lingual frenulum.
This connection restricts the free movement (range of motion) of the tongue's tip.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
The exact cause of tongue tie is not known.
Genes may be involved, because tongue tie is reported more often in some families.
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