29 July 2017
The ultrasound test shows the blood flow in vessels, which includes the arteries and veins. This test is essential for identifying various diseases so that they can be treated early. The great thing about an ultrasound test is that it is non-invasive; there is no use of dyes, anesthesia, or needles. One example is the duplex scanning, which uses a combination of ultrasound and doppler. The sound waves reflect off of blood cells, providing the technician with an image of your blood.
3 February 2017
Bunions are extremely painful and can be embarrassing for you. They make walking in high heels difficult and might limit your other activities. As a result, you will want to be sure that you take precautions to avoid developing bunions. Here are some tips for doing so. 1. Look for the Right Shoes The first step that you will need to take in order to prevent bunions, especially if you are a runner, is to look for the right shoe.
9 January 2017
Open heart surgery only takes a few hours, but recovery from your surgery can take a lot longer. If you want to ensure your recovery goes smoothly, you may want to consider a rehabilitation program. Here's a look at some of the benefits: 1. Guidance on Exercises After you have open heart surgery, your doctor may recommend that you take it easy for a few weeks. Depending on your current level of activity, you may no longer be able to go to aerobics classes, ride your bicycle, or jog.
12 October 2016
Kidney stones are quite common among adults and rarely result in serious complications. However, passing these stones can be extremely painful. That is why it is best to avoid them in the first place. If you make some simple changes to your lifestyle, you can reduce your risk of getting these stones. Here are five effective ways to prevent kidney stones: Cut Down on Sodium Eating too many salty foods will not just make you bloated, but it can also increase your risk of kidney stones.
12 August 2016
For many women, losing your hair during chemotherapy adds insult to injury. After feeling like you've lost everything, your hair goes with it. It can add to depression from the diagnoses and make you feel isolated. Losing your hair doesn't have to mean losing your looks. If you're trying to find ways to feel beautiful after hair loss from chemo, here are some stylish ideas for covering your head and restoring your confidence.
16 February 2016
If you drive trucks or other commercial vehicles for a living and want to be sure that you are able to remain properly licensed and certified, you will need to stay on top of your health. This will give you the chance to protect yourself any time that you drive and you are also legally required to receive a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical on a periodic basis. To learn some tips that will help you pass this physical with flying colors, read on and follow these guidelines.
11 August 2015
Regular visits to your primary care physician are important for your overall health and wellness. However, visiting specialists for testing is also necessary for early diagnosis and treatment of more serious conditions. Considering an estimated 12,900 cases of cervical cancer will be diagnosed in 2015 alone, understanding the signs and symptoms of this disease is imperative. Unfortunately, you may not be familiar with all the early signs of cervical cancer. While bleeding between menstrual cycles and abnormal pap smear results are common early signs of this disease, you should also be aware of the following surprising signs and symptoms.