Hammertoe is foot condition with a painful-sounding name that lives up to its billing. Also known as contracted toe, this sometimes-agonizing disorder is estimated to afflict close to 60 million Americans, most of whom are over 40 years of age. Hammertoe causes significant discomfort for its sufferers, but there are several possible treatment options available. Here is more information about hammertoe and how your podiatrist can help you recover from this debilitating condition:
15 December 2014
Bradycardia (slow heart rate) is a common condition that affects thousands of Americans. To supply oxygen to the body, a healthy heart will beat 60 to 100 times per minute, but if you have bradycardia, this rate slows to less than 60 beats per minute. While doctors more commonly associate the problem with adults, bradycardia also affects children, so it's important that parents understand the risks that a slow heart rate can present.
11 December 2014
According to the Institute of Medicine, more than 100 million people in the United States suffer from chronic pain. These symptoms can cause debilitating problems for sufferers, and often need complex treatment and management strategies. For pregnant women, pain management is a more significant problem because expectant moms must also consider the wellbeing of their unborn children. If you're pregnant, learn more about the effects common pain medications can have, and find out which drugs are suitable during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
9 December 2014
Ear infections are a common childhood ailment that accounts for approximately 35 percent of all visits to pediatricians. Typically, a doctor will prescribe some combination of child-appropriate pain medication and antibiotics to help cure the illness. However, that's not the only treatment option available. There's some evidence indicating chiropractic procedures may help children fight off ear infections. Here's more information about this development. Cause of Ear Infections To understand how chiropractic treatments can help heal ear infections, it's important to learn how this disease develops in children.
5 December 2014
Botox has attained celebrity status in the United States for its ability to safely and effectively eliminate and reduce wrinkles. However, Botox has also gained the attention of physicians, dentists and other medical professionals for its ability to combat other health problems, including chronic facial pain. If you suffer from chronic facial pain, then you may benefit from treatment with Botox doctors. However, before using Botox, you need to consider other treatment alternatives.
1 December 2014
If you are like many people, when you hear your doctor say the words herniated disc, you automatically assume that you will need a surgical intervention. This is because for years, this has been the standard treatment for this type of condition. The good news is, research has found that there are several other less invasive methods that may also give you the relief you are looking for, all without having to go under the knife.
26 November 2014
When dealing with personal health, one of the biggest beauty battles that both males and females face is acne. The formation of pimples and acne can be painful, scarring, and emotionally troubling. Professional acne treatment is one of the best methods for clearing up skin, but there are natural remedies you can try at home to help enhance results. The following five foods and natural products offer different solutions for treating acne.
24 November 2014
If you're overweight and have type 2 diabetes, you need to maintain proper blood glucose levels while attempting to lose weight. Your body may not produce sufficient insulin to regulate blood glucose, therefore your dietary needs differ from that of others without this condition. After receiving a thorough physical exam and evaluation, your physician will have you monitor your blood glucose levels daily using a meter. If weight loss is recommended, your physician and dietitian—like those at Chicago Weight Loss Clinic and other locations—may recommend the following lifestyle changes:
27 October 2014
Although oral surgery is certainly not anything to look forward to, it can help to resolve issues quickly and may even restore a beautiful smile. Unfortunately, when children require surgery of any kind, it can be an anxiety-producing experience for both mom and dad. While some anxiety is to be expected, there are ways to help your child acclimatize to the idea of needing surgery. If your child requires oral surgery of any kind–be it a simple extraction or surgery on the jaw itself–use these easy tips and ideas to help quell their anxiety through understanding and fun.
3 September 2014