If you suffer from dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing, you may figure there is not a lot you can do about this symptom. You may believe that it may simply a part of your health condition—whether that be MS, a previous stroke, or something else entirely—and is just something you have to live with. However, while you may never get back to the point of swallowing freely and without any difficulty, there are ways to improve your swallowing and make it more comfortable.
1 December 2020
Whether you were involved in a serious motor vehicle, suffered a stroke, or exhibited certain symptoms, your neurology specialist will recommend a diagnostic medical workup to rule out neurological deficits. While some of your diagnostic tests can be performed in your doctor's office, other tests may require a trip to the hospital. Here are some diagnostic tests that may be included in your medical workup to rule out neurological deficits.
3 November 2020
If you burn yourself seriously, you should seek medical care. However, small and minor burns—such as those that occur if you touch your forehead with a curling iron or bump your arm on a hot pan—can usually be treated at home. You do need to know how to treat them, though. Apply the following first aid tips so you can recover in time. 1. Cool the burn down with water or ice.
2 October 2020
Most people experience itchy or dry eyes at least on occasion. But what if your eyes actually hurt and are painful? That's a different matter entirely, and it can be pretty serious. You really need to look into why your eyes hurt, and the best way to do that is to see an ophthalmologist, who is a medical doctor who specializes in treating eye conditions. Here are a few of the possible causes they'll consider and discuss with you.
26 August 2020
Characterized by an abnormal curvature of the spine, scoliosis can affect you in a few different ways. While it alters the way you look, the abnormal curve to the spine can also affect your ability to walk, run, sit, stand, and complete other everyday functions. In addition, scoliosis can be painful for some patients. Even though it affects 2 to 3 percent of the population, most people do not really understand scoliosis.
30 September 2019
If you suffer from low testosterone, hormone replacement treatments can help provide relief from symptoms. You can look forward to an improved mood, higher libido, increased muscle strength, and higher energy levels once you begin testosterone therapy. But first, you'll need to decide which type of testosterone replacement therapy is right for you. The patch, pills, and injections are all common options. Here's a look at the pros and cons of each method.
30 September 2019
You may notice minor rectal bleeding coming from your anus. When this occurs, you may see the blood in your stool, on toilet paper or on the toilet lid. If the blood is tarry, black or if you are bleeding a significant amount, you should contact your doctor. However, for smaller amounts of blood are most often caused by hemorrhoids or anal fissures. Anal Fissures Anal fissures are the most simple cause of rectal bleeding.
31 July 2019
Did you go to your family doctor because you have been experiencing severe pain in your derriere? If so, you might have even been a bit shy about telling him or her what was bothering you. Then, when you described your pain, it was no big deal to your doctor, was it? After all, doctors see all kinds of cases during their workday, right? Hopefully, the doctor was still appropriately concerned.
26 June 2019
If you have an anxiety disorder, then your physician may prescribe medication for you. And, while this is true, you may also want to seek out assistance from a psychotherapist. There are a variety of ways that more traditional therapy can help you, so keep reading to learn how. Thought Exploration People who have anxiety have an overreaction to certain types of stimulus. In other words, the body and the mind perceive danger and fear in a variety of situations that are not harmful or scary.
21 May 2019
Maybe you've tried different weight loss programs in the past without much success. Weight loss is difficult and far more complicated than diet gurus would have you think. If you've tried diet and exercise to no avail, you don't have to just accept your fate and go on living life as an overweight person. The gastric balloon procedure can help you lose weight and live a healthier life. Here are a few benefits to this procedure.
23 April 2019