29 March 2016
Many people who are overweight have considerable difficulty in losing the extra weight and keeping it off. A new treatment, however, known as weight-loss balloon surgery, has shown a lot of promise in helping individuals with serious weight problems. Here are some key questions and answers regarding this innovative procedure. How Does It Work? The process involves a doctor placing a balloon into your stomach using a special tool known as an endoscope. Once the balloon is in your stomach, it's filled with saline and expands. The expanded balloon takes up space in the stomach, which makes you feel full even when you eat less.
10 March 2016
If you have never had an MRI done before, you might not know just what it is that you need to do in order to prepare for it. To help you with this, you will want to check out the following tips for MRI preparation. Make Sure You Mention All Your Medical Conditions Do not assume that everything is simply listed in your medical file an that the MRI technicians will see it.
22 February 2016
Back pain is a common problem and is often caused by injuries, or brushed off as a sign of increasing age. However, back pain should be taken seriously because it can be a warning sign of chronic conditions or escalate to have profound musculoskeletal and/or neurological effects. Ankylosing Spondylitis Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a type of inflammatory arthritis that typically affects the spine and pelvis. People with AS may have vague back pain, which often begins in their teens.
5 February 2016
While plastic surgery is generally considered a type of procedure to be performed on consenting adults, there are also a variety of procedures for children. Pediatric plastic surgery is most often done for reconstructive work and some cosmetic procedures to correct birth defects and genetic abnormalities. If you are interested in being involved in plastic surgery, but also want to work with children, you may be performing the following procedures.
18 January 2016
Although it's a serious condition, the earlier stages of syphilis can be cured with appropriate levels of antibiotics. However, once syphilis progresses to later stages, permanent damage to the nervous system and heart can occur. This is why it's important that you recognize the early symptoms of syphilis. The earlier that you're able to recognize the signs of syphilis, the easier it will be to treat your condition. How can you tell if you have syphilis?
7 January 2016
For many women, morning sickness is the most unpleasant aspect of pregnancy. It's frustrating to experience nausea that diminishes appetite at a time when you most need to be supplied with abundant sources of nutrients. If you've been struggling with morning sickness, it could be because of your diet. The following are five diet mistakes to avoid that could be contributing to your morning sickness discomfort. Feasting rather than grazing
17 December 2015
If you have recently been diagnosed with macular degeneration, then it is important for you to understand that there are many things you can do to improve your day-to-day life. While living with decreased sight comes with many challenges, you can successfully overcome many of them using the following suggestions: Use Technology Glasses with Your Electronics Reading glasses or bifocals are nice for reading books and newspapers because they are designed for use at the distance that most people hold their reading materials away from their face.
16 December 2015
If you're going through menopause, you may be wondering if hormone replacement therapy is right for you. If you find the symptoms of menopause bothersome, you should make an appointment with your doctor to discuss hormone replacement therapy. Here are six benefits of hormone replacement you can discuss: 1. Pleasurable intercourse Decreased estrogen levels during menopause can cause vaginal dryness, burning, and discomfort. These symptoms make intercourse difficult and painful. You may find your desire for intimacy with your partner to decrease because of these symptoms.
9 December 2015
When you have spent months and years working diligently toward your goal of having the perfect body, you may be disappointed when you find yourself just short of your goals. Whether you have some excess skin, areas where you have small pockets of fat that just will not go away, or other imperfections that you cannot overcome no matter how hard you try with diet and exercise, you may find yourself wondering how you can put these finishing touches on your look.
2 December 2015
Although medication is designed to keep you healthy and help you live longer, taking it incorrectly can lead to dangerous side effects. Whether you take medicine for high blood pressure or arthritis, it is very important to follow the instructions carefully. Here are five helpful tips for taking medication safely: Never Take More Than the Recommended Dosage In some circumstances, you may be tempted to take more medicine than the recommended dosage.