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How does your heart heal

My understanding is that muscles heal primarily while resting. When you lift heavy things you cause small tears in the muscle then while resting and heal back stronger (I'm assuming that's how it ...
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Does anaerobic exercise impair wound healing?

Anaerobic exercise causes muscle breakdown, forcing the body to engage in protein synthesis. Wound repair consists mostly of protein synthesis. It would seem that these two processes would compete ...
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Do shin injuries heal slower than similar injuries on other parts of the body?

Do common injuries, such as scrapes and bruises, heal up slower on your shins? It seems as though there would be less blood flow through shins than, say, the upper arm (which is more "meaty").
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Mederma or Contractubex. What is better for still forming normotrophic scars?

Mederma and Contractubex have similar composition. Mederma's ingredients according to Tabletwise: Allium Cepa Topical (onion) Allantoin Topical Purified Water Topical Xanthan Gum Topical ...
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Which type of protein supplement is better suited to promote skin healing?

Typically, protein is used as a sport nutrition for muscle growth. But I need it for another reason. I was injured (lacerated skin wound). Physicians sometimes recommend to consume protein to promote ...
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Does vitamin E in oil liquid form help to eliminate wrinkles on face?

It is sometimes recommended by dermatologists for topical use to promote wrinkle smoothing. Does vitamin E in liquid oil form help to fade wrinkles?
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Does vitamin E in liquid oil form help to fade scars?

It is often recommended by dermatologists and self-healing people to promote scars to fade away. Vitamin E in oil form should be rubbed in on scars by massaging movements twice daily. There may be ...
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What vitamins or dietary supplements for internal taking are useful for injured skin?

I was injured 2 months ago. After the removal of the stitches a normotrophic scar (about 1 cm long) is forming on my face. I would like to indirectly contribute to the skin and my constitution for ...
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Silicone gel "Strataderm" or plant extracts cream "Cicatrix" effect against scars?

The question is about remedies to minimize scarring. Mostly, two medicines are advised, these being the silicone gel “Strataderm” and a cream with extracts of Centella Asiatica and Pine (pinus ...
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Is combining silicone plasters and silicone gels for scars effective?

I have a question. As far as I know, silicone gels and silicone plasters (aka sheets or patches) are used to optimize wound healing and minimize scarring. I purchased a silicone plaster Mepiform and ...
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What happens if pus is not drained from an abscess?

What will happen if the pus is not drained out of an abscess? Will it stay there forever or will the body get rid of it automatically?
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How bone of broken toe can be straightened without surgery?

I am reading this article about broken toe: If your toe is crooked after the injury, the bone may be out of place and need to be straightened in order to heal properly. This may be done either ...
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What if we replace the DNA in stem cells with ours and we place the cells inside damaged organs to heal them?

I don't know a lot about stem cells or if a person's DNA could affect them in such a manner that if a person would have a damaged limb or organ, it would make it grow back with stem cell treatment.
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How a bite inside the mouth gets healed though mouth is always wet inside?

It's a fascinating experience when the bite inside the mouth (especially cheek) gets cured automatically in short span of time. How is this possible as the mouth is exposed to bacteria and always wet? ...
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Do re-implanted avulsed tooth heal completely?

I had a tooth re-implanted by a dentist and it's been two weeks and it is getting harder and stronger. My question is, will the tooth heal completely or do I need to go under a dentistry procedure..?
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How to tell if my leg fracture is healing?

I had an accident in August and eventually had a cast put on. The 2 pictures below are my x-rays from 7th August and October 23rd 2015. I basically have 2 questions as I am considering going to ...
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