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>> Oct 23, 2018



There are any number of side effects with Botulinum Toxin A and they can occur with the use of this neurotoxin. The way the toxin is administered, and the conditions under which it is used can determine the varying effects that can arise when it is dispensed. The various cosmetic implications and health-related conditions that the toxin is designed to alleviate will, again, depend on the type and strength of the Botulinum toxin used in treatment and how it is administered.
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Origin

The actual composition of Botulinum toxin originates from and is produced through the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It is a poisonous substance that is directly related to Botulism (food poisoning). It is an anaerobic substance (lacking in oxygen) and is further identified as a rod that is spore forming and can be found on plants, in the soil, water and the intestinal systems of animals.

Purpose and Delivery

The purpose of the toxin is to block the signals of nerves that are carried to muscles in specified parts of the body. The serum is delivered through injection. The toxin is formulated to interfere with nerve transmission through the blockage of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which happens to be the main source of transmission to the areas of muscle concern with injections.

Cosmetic Procedure Use

In cosmetic procedures, the Botulinum toxin is injected into areas where wrinkles appear, such as the forehead, between the eyes and around the eyes. Once the product takes effect, the muscles in question no longer show sagging or slouching, as the nerve signals are blocked and the wrinkles are eased.

Other Cosmetic Uses

        Entire facial wrinkling that includes wrinkling of the neck, chin, and chest
        Deep line and crease correction
        Other skin applications

Cosmetic injections are usually well received with few side effects, though the administration of the Botulinum toxin does need to be performed in a clinical situation where the practicing physician has a precise knowledge of the anatomy of the muscles that control facial expression (mimetic muscles). This is critical as incorrect administration of the toxin can result in damaging complications. The effects of inappropriately placed injections or improper dosage levels could result in facial features remaining more fixed (emotionless) as well as imbalance in facial areas, facial indentations and contour distortions.

The actual injections are effective anywhere from three to six months, and over time the muscle action in the areas that have been treated will require repeat injections as lines and wrinkles will start to reappear, but with continued use, reappearing wrinkles and lines will be less noticeable because the muscles in question will have diminished.

Other Medical Uses

In addition to its use for cosmetic purposes, there are medical conditions that the Botulinum Toxin A can help relieve that include:

        Post stroke treatment for muscle spasms (spasticity)
        Migraine headaches
        Sweaty hands/palms (hyperhidrosis)
        Lazy eye (strabismus)
        Eyelid spasms (Blepharospasm)
        Neurological disorders (Dystonias)
        Extreme underarm sweating (Hyperhidrosis)
        Extreme salivation/drool (Hypersalivation)
        Half-face muscle spasms (hemifacial)
        Severe neck and shoulder muscle spasms (Idiopathic rotational cervical dystonia)
        Other spastic movement disorders (cerebral palsy)

Four Types of Botulinum Toxin

There are currently four (FDA- Food and Drug Administration) approved types of Botulinum toxin that are used in injection form. The differences in these types may be due to the variances in the bacterium strains, the preparation of the toxin, their diffusion and their potency. They include:

1. Botox - the most potent and most costly of type A botulinum toxin, which is the first type made commercially available for use in cosmetic procedures

2. Dysport - Dysport is considered the weaker and less costly form of Botulinum Toxin A. Four units of Dysport are less potent that one unit of Botulinum A, but this form does work a bit faster than the original toxin and can maintain results of up to four months.

3. Xeomin - Xeomin use may last longer than Botulinum Toxin A as this form contains no additional ingredients or additives, plus it requires no refrigeration. In this pure form of Botulinum A, resistance by users is less prevalent.

4. Myobloc - Myobloc is considered Botulinum Toxin Type B and is a preparation that may be more helpful to those who are not able to get results through Botulinum Toxin A or Dysport.

Top 5 Known Side Effects

In addition to the side effects of improper dosages and misdirected injection site placement to specific areas of the face, five (5) other more general side effects from Botulinum Toxin A include:

1. Bruising, swelling, pain, redness, bleeding or infection at the injection site
2. Headache and possible flu symptoms
3. Allergic reaction to the product itself
4. Eyelid droop, eye dryness, eye tearing and other eye related problems
5. Muscle stiffness

Other symptoms related to Botulinum Toxin A can involve:

        Rashes
        Itching
        Back or neck pain
        Stomach pain
        Appetite suppression
        Diarrhea
        Muscle weakness
        Fever
        Cough
        Throat soreness
        Runny nose
        Cold and flu symptoms
        Sleepiness
        Ringing ears
        Tiredness
        Dry mouth
        Anxiousness
        Light sensitivity
        Overall sweating

More involved side effects include:

        Breathing difficulties
        Difficulty speaking
        Difficulty swallowing
        Drooping eyelid (Ptosis)
        Dizziness
        UTI (Urinary Tract Infections)
        Urinary difficulties (burning and painful elimination)
        Vision problems - cornea inflammation (keratitis), double vision
        Respiratory infections
        Actual development of botulism (food poisoning)
        Heart troubles

Side effects with the use of Botulinum Toxin A can be an issue but they don't have to be if serious consultation is made with a physician, plastic surgeon, dermatologist or neurologist versed in its use and the different effects the toxin can have on individual patients. Whether the toxin is used for cosmetic reasons or for more serious medical issues that involve muscular afflictions, diseases and severe migraine headaches, gaining knowledge about the serum and the outcomes of its use is an important step in dealing with possible side effects. Utilizing the toxin is a choice that should not be made lightly. Researching and dealing with experts in its use are the initial steps in determining whether to use the toxin cosmetically or for other medical issues.

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Common Refrigeration Issues and How to Fix Them



The fridge is one of the most important appliances in a home- it will keep the food fresh for long, which means fewer trips. Just like any other appliance in your home, they can suffer from wear and tear. While there are problems that are more serious than others, many of them can be easily fixed within a short period of time without having to call in for a repair technician. Before you can even start to think about fixing a given problem, it is important to first find the source of the problem.

You should be paying close attention to any symptoms exhibited by the fridge to make it easier to find the source of the problem. Most of the problems can be fixed without the need for a technician or having to replace your fridge. The process can be as simple of turning on and off or buying replacement parts.
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Water leaks on the floor
This problem can be dangerous for people who walk around your kitchen. It can also be a little challenging because it can be caused by a number of things. The good part is that two of the most common causes have quick and easy fixes that can be done without the need of calling a repair technician.

One cause of water leaking on the floor is blocked defrost drain. The defrost drain is usually located at the back wall of the freezer. A buildup of debris or food particles can cause the clogging of the drain hose, which will result in ice buildup and water to leak out of the fridge. To fix the problem, you need to first drain the hole from the inside by using warm water. You can use a long and slender instrument like a turkey baster or pipe cleaner to remove the clog.

If you do this and the problem still persists, then you might have to remove the buildup clogging the valve at the end of the drain hose manually. Pull the fridge away so you can easily locate the defrost drain hose. This can be found on the back of the service panel. The hose usually has a rubber valve which helps in catching debris and preventing clogging. Use hot water and soap to wash the valve then reinstall it.

Another cause of water leakage is a frozen or clogged water supply. This can make the water dispenser and ice maker to stop functioning properly. If you want to fix such a problem, then you should unplug your fridge then locate the shut-off valve. This can be found under the skin, below the fridge in crawl space or basement, or behind the fridge. Once you have located it, ensure the shut-off valve has been closed, then see if there is a problem with the plastic supply line. If you find that it is torn or broken, then you will need to replace the water supply line.

The freezer is not cold enough
Have you started to notice that the food spoils quickly? Or you notice that the freezer is not as frosty as it used to be? Many people usually get this problem, and the good part is that it can be easily fixed. If you notice this problem with the freezer unit, start by checking if the back of the wall of your freezer is cold. If the back is cold, you can go ahead and try to hear whether the evaporator fan is making any sounds or the air flow from the vents of the freezer. If you are not able to feel them, then the problem could be with the evaporator fan. If you can hear the fan running and the air flowing, then you should have a look at the compressor. Try cleaning any dust that might be preventing the air from moving across the coils.

Cycling too often
There is no one who likes the sound of a noisy fridge. The noise can be inconvenient for most people, and it can lead to higher energy bills. There are a number of factors that can result in the fridge unit to cycle too often, with the one at the top of the list being the buildup dust and debris on the coils.

To fix the problem, start by unplugging the fridge. The condenser coils can be found at the bottom of the fridge and you can access them from the front or back. Start by locating the “grill “then pop out the snaps holding it in place. Once you do this, take a vacuum and use it to remove the debris. For those places that are hard to access, use a cloth to remove the debris and buildup. Once you finish doing this, put the grill back on then plug in your fridge.

Another thing that can result in your fridge cycling too often is having a low-temperature set. This can easily result in the food spoiling and your fridge will be working overtime to try and maintain the low temperatures. You should try setting it at or below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Check the thermostat of the fridge from time to time to make sure that it runs on the correct temperature. If you do this and the problem is not solved, call a repair technician because it could be a result of a defective part like a thermostat sensor or condenser fan motor.

The buildup of frost in the ice dispenser
This is a common problem that can be easily fixed. Your ice dispenser needs to open and close for the ice to fall. The “door” that opens and closes will allow the ice to fall, and this is referred to as a damper door. The damper door has been lined with a special material. The seal might not be tight if the door is dirt or malformed. When the seal is not tight, air can easily enter into the compartment. When the air that got in cools down, it will turn to frost, and this will result in cooling problems and airflow issues. For more information contact www.bluonenergy.com.

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