24 February 2015
Bunions, those sometimes painful growths on the joint of your big toe, can range from a minor inconvenience to a crippling condition. There are several surgical options for correcting a bunion, but they are usually elective procedures and they aren't always necessary. Determine whether surgery is a good option for you so you can discuss treatment plans with your doctor. When Is Surgery a Good Option? Surgery isn't generally recommended if your bunions don't cause you any pain or impact your daily life.
6 February 2015
Although the options for replacing lost teeth were limited in the past, newer dental advancements have greatly expanded the replacement options for those with a less than stellar smile. Whether due to advanced age or severe periodontal disease, you have more options than ever when it comes to getting your smile back. Bridges If you have multiple missing teeth in the same area, a bridge is one of the best replacement options.
4 February 2015
While it is true that beauty is only skin deep and that true beauty resides within, having serious skin issues can bring a lot of psychological distress and can affect every aspect of your life. Acne, a common condition that affects both adults and teenagers, can be severe enough to leave deep, pocked scars, permanent red welts and can cause lasting embarrassment and psychological pain. For those who have tried every over-the-counter remedy and have failed repeatedly to get their acne under control, a dermatologist is the answer.
30 January 2015
Home care is about comfort, rehabilitation and a good standard of living, all of which can be difficult if you don't have the right home care products. There are a wide variety of products designed specifically for physical rehabilitation, elderly individuals and other people who need medical support at home. Here are some products you should consider to help you with exercise, safety and improved care while you recover at home.
20 January 2015
Traditional liposuction dates back to 1974, but there have been a lot of changes and improvements with the way liposuction is completed since that time. Today, there are several alternative options to traditional liposuction, and one of these is called ultrasonic liposuction, or ultrasound cavitation liposuction. Here are two of the main highlights this alternative version offers when compared to the traditional method: Fewer Risks One of the downsides people experience with traditional liposuction is damage to internal organs.
16 January 2015
If you find it is getting increasingly difficult to see well at night, visit your eye doctor. Night vision problems are just one of the symptoms of cataracts. Early treatment helps prevent the problem from worsening over time. Dangers of Night Vision Problems Night blindness or difficulty seeing well at night may not seem to be that big of a deal at first, but it can lead to dangerous situations. You may find yourself having more difficulty adapting to changes in light, for instance, when you enter a dark theater or dimly lit room.
12 January 2015
People using a walking cane due to disability, injury or age may feel that the cane could make them a target for opportunistic criminals, who see them as an easy target. Read on to find out how to turn your perceived weakness into a hidden strength. Cane-Fu Cane-Fu is a particular style of martial arts that is being taught to senior citizens nationwide. It is touted for not only making people safer by teaching them to defend themselves, but also helping them to live healthier lives through exercise.
30 December 2014
You wake in the night with gripping chest pain on your left side. It worsens as you take deep breaths or shift your position in bed. Almost as dramatic as the pain is your fearful thought: am I having a heart attack? As terrifying as this scenario is, your doctor may inform you that rather than having a heart attack, you have a condition called costochondritis. Between 13 and 36 percent of adults experiencing chest pain are diagnosed with costochondritis, also called chest wall pain or costosternal syndrome.