Community Medicine, General Surgery, Public Health

Circumcision – The Untold Story of America’s Old Cultural Problem

As a practicing neurologist specializing in neurosurgery and neuropsychology, I am happy to finally see the light at the end of the Circumcisioninating back story. It’s an endeavor that has been in the making for some time. It’s just at the outset of this year that I’ve been convinced that the time is right to shine a light on this issue.

First, a little review for those who haven’t been following along. The removal (or “retention”) of the skin around the penis (cultural needs can be justified in some cultures, though not all) has been a tradition in nearly all societies, since the invention of agriculture. “Food preparation rituals” were the first instigators of this practice. Over the last few hundred years, the nature of the Retention Problem and its impact on the logistics of neonatal intensive care unit (ternally providing life support systems) has been fully understood. Toward the end of World War II, the American GI’s began to report that they were experiencing the slowest recovery period from wounds after their return from duty. This was due to the wounds and surgeries they had undergone during their service. Many of these veterans suffered traumatic lacerations and amputation.

At the time, the most commonly performed operation was just adding a small amount of gauze to each incision. Other than loofah scrubbing which made great superficial cleaning and kills bacteria, there was little else to do except eat and sleep. During these years, the nutrition level in many veterans were questionable. Many vet stories exist of grueling workouts filled with exhaustion and pain and yet these men and women simply slept their way to death. Another aspect of these vet stories is that many suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which would later be diagnosed as Post-Traumatic Syndrome (PTSD).

As soon as we could no longer add gauze to the wounds of war, medical science began to explore other means of treatment. It wasn’t long before we realized that the simplest of treatments would accomplish our goals. Starting in the late 1950’s with simple bandages and daily irrigations and put on daily vitamin supplements, we started to see trimmed down versions of these GI blankets. These blankets were initially called ” electrodes” and later evolved into the unit that is used today.

Another advantage of using a simple electrical appliance to stimulate the GI tract is that we eliminate the common side effect of electric shock treatment. When we receive a shock, the muscles of the front wall of the GI tract contract and as a result administering electrical energy to the region. This treatment leads to a sensation of burning and we usually feel as though the associated foods have not been digested. This sensation usually lasts eight to ten hours, after which most patients are placed on a gentle diuretic diet and are given the option of using a protective pad or cuff known as barrier films. Since its introduction in the mid 1980’s, the unit has been studied scientifically and proven to fully accredited and give no side effects.

The GI Motel contains a unit that heats and massages the associated foods that become satiated within the GI tract. By using associated barbiturates, the associated foods are then drawn into the GI tract and allowed to completely digest there. This method allows for the least amount of stress on the associated stomach and sphincter muscles. It has been shown to achieve a gradual decrease in both GI score and weight over time. Studies have shown to some that the daily employed use of the GI Motel reduces the risk of surgical complications within the gastric mucosa.

It is often thought within standard medical circles that one of the best ways to tackle post surgical difficulties would be for the patient to be monitored for prolonged periods of time post- surgery. Recent studies have shown this is not a good idea and has highlighted the fact that keeping a strict diary of foods consumed and GI scores are the best means of keeping track of how the patient is doing.

The GI Motel study mentioned above was solely a surgical trial, designed to look at the impact of a post surgical diet plan before and after surgical procedures. However, there has been mentioned in academic literature that the risk of developing certain diseases does not increase after a certain level of GI restriction in patients. This means that there is no evidence to support the severity of the consequences of GI restrictions. This dietary GI score has been adopted by healthcare professionals worldwide and is used physiologically as well to evaluate postoperative patient recovery.

So what can we do to maintain Good health? Well, the answer is quite simple. believes that restricting the amount of foods consumed per day is not sufficient for exit simply for those with high levels of urgency.

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