After you go through menopause, your bones tend to weaken. Many women are diagnosed with osteoporosis, a condition in which the bones become overly brittle and prone to fracture. And even if you have never been officially diagnosed with this condition, you are at an increased risk for a very specific type of fracture: spinal compression fractures. These tiny fractures happen in the vertebrae that form your spinal column as a result of your weight bearing down on increasingly fragile bones.
23 June 2018
If you've recently had an ostomy, whether a temporary or permanent one, you may still be adjusting to the daily (and sometimes hourly) routine of cleaning and changing your pouch. Performing this ritual in the privacy of your own home's bathroom can be one thing, but when you need to empty your pouch while out and about, you may find yourself embarrassed by the odors it produces. Fortunately, there is a wide range of products you can use to get this odor under control and reduce the stress associated with your ostomy.
4 May 2018
If you or your child have struggled with a speech impediment that sometimes makes it tough for others to understand what you're saying, you may be wondering whether your only option is weeks, months, or even years of speech therapy. While this therapy can often be effective, it requires a tremendous commitment of time and effort that, for children, may interfere with other schoolwork, and for adults, can seriously cut into working time.
3 April 2018
Allergy treatment is incredibly important. If you have allergies, and don't know it, it can negatively affect your quality of life. Luckily, there are things that you can do to make your life easier. Here are some things that you should know. What Are The Symptoms Of Allergies? One of the first things you need to be able to recognize is what allergies look like. There are too many people who think that if they are not going into full anaphylaxis then they don't have allergies.
6 March 2018
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is one of several forms of blood cancers that starts in the bone marrow. Unlike acute forms of leukemia, chronic variations may go undetected for years before they cause symptoms. If you are diagnosed with CLL, there are several treatments available to manage the disease. Watch And Wait The idea of watching a form of cancer may seem odd, but in some cases of CLL, there is little reason to proceed with treatment.
23 January 2018
You've been working hard to get in shape so that you can finally achieve your dream of completing a marathon. Now, you can't help but worry that you might have pushed it too hard on the last run since your ankle is giving you problems. Although it is common to feel some pain in your joints after training hard, you should not experience major discomfort that disrupts your normal activities. As you assess your condition, keep these three signs in mind that signal you may need to have your ankle pain checked out at an urgent care center.
4 December 2017
It is very important to make sure that you are doing everything you can in order to see a surgeon for any major issues with your spine, as you could be in a lot of pain and experience a deterioration of the spine if you cannot get the issue quickly resolved. But how do you know whether what you are experiencing is something minor that will resolve itself, or if it is something that warrants a call to an orthopedic spine surgeon?
13 November 2017
Hearing loss could easily be deemed one of the most prevailing sensual problems in the country. In the United States alone, there are about 48 million people who are dealing with some degree of hearing impairment. If you are one of these people, you know just how negatively hearing loss can impact your life. However, hearing loss is not an irreparable issue most of the time. Medical technology has helped audiologists develop hearing aids to help many people better hear the world around them.
28 October 2017
If your parent is starting to hallucinate and their memory is slowly getting worse, they may have Lewy body dementia. If they are having these symptoms, the first thing you should do is to take your parent to a neurologist for treatment. Until you can get that appointment, below are some signs that your parent has this and when it is time to put them in senior care. Signs of Lewy Body Dementia
6 October 2017
Most people have experienced stress and anxiety at one point in their lives. This emotional distress is not only emotionally challenging, but it can also debilitate a person physically. Prescription medications are usually the first course of treatment for patients with anxiety disorders. While effective, these medications have side effects that are not healthy for long-term use. If you are part of the 40 million adults in the United States who suffer from an anxiety disorder, managing your symptoms holistically is a safe, healthier alternative to taking medications.
19 September 2017