3 Common Aches and Pains That Require Professional Orthopedic Care
Everybody goes through aches and pains, but for issues that seem to linger for an extended period of time, it’s important to know when to consult an orthopedist. About 1.5 billion people worldwide suffer from chronic pain, and tremendous advances in general orthopedics have made it possible to put an end to your constant suffering.
Knowing when to consult an orthopedist can save you a lifetime of future complications related to your injuries. It’s imperative to nip orthopedic problems in the bud to preserve your healthy body and get back to doing the things you love. Here are three common examples of injuries that a great orthopedic doctor can treat:
Knee problems. One of the most common problems in s Continue Reading
The Best Benefits Of Yoga Classes
When it comes to activities that make you happy and healthy, nothing compares to the healing power of yoga. Dating back as far as 5000 years, yoga remains the oldest practice of self development, and is practiced yearly by more than 15 million Americans. When beginning the yoga practice, it’s important to know the benefits it will bring you, to keep you motivated and working towards your ultimate goal. Here are some of the best perks of trying to learn yoga, and why you should look for yoga classes as soon as possible.
Strength – Yoga can help you build strength in target areas of your body. If you’ve got a bad back, or weak knees, you can find specific y Continue Reading
How Telemedicine Works And What It Can Do For Your Mental Health
Behavioral health has changed drastically in the past few decades. American mental health services have undergone rigorous changes as technology and medicine continues to grow, with our therapeutic solutions rapidly following suit. Common issues such as no-show appointments and anxiety over counselors has been reduced thanks to telemedicine — HIPAA compliant video conferencing software is new technology that allows patients the freedom to get the care they need without the common hurdles that can get in the way of treatment. Below I’ll list the advantages of telemedicine and what conferencing solutions c Continue Reading
6 Facts You Didn’t Know About Your General Practitioner
You trust your general family practice, and your family practice doctor knows you. But there are some interesting things both patients and doctors become complacent about. To shed a little light on the most common of these, here are a few thought-provoking facts.
1. Patients are misdiagnosed 5%-15% of the time.
Don’t panic, your doctor has her degree for a reason. But overconfidence or lack of patient followup are two reasons doctors sometimes miss the mark when declaring your ailment. This is why it’s important to contact your doctor after an appointment if you still feel off, and especially important to get a second opinion for a serious diagnoses or an illness with high treatment cost.
2. The prescription you are given was likely chos Continue Reading
3 Breakthrough Alternative Ways to Manage Your Stress
Everyone deals with stress in their own way, but sometimes you need a little help to refresh your mind and recharge your batteries. Thankfully, holistic health centers provide a number of great services that can help you relax and manage your stress in a healthy way.
Holistic practices have seen a huge rise in popularity as more people begin to see the benefits of alternative stress management treatments. Things like yoga, aromatherapy, and meditation are excellent stress reducers that require professional assistance to reap the full benefits of each treatment. Here are three great ways that a holistic center can help manage your stress and improve your quality of life:
Yoga. Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual stress management technique that has existed for over 5,000 ye Continue Reading
Nursing Homes for Post-Hopitalization Care
Many people are not ready to go home right after surgery. While they are not sick enough to warrant staying in the hospital, they are not yet well enough to take care of themselves. These are the people nursing homes were created for. People tend to think of these places as homes solely for the elderly but they are not. they are for anyone, of any age, who needs post-hospitalization care or around the clock care from nurses. The nurses on staff have training in a variety of illnesses and conditions. Whether someone has just undergone a hip replacement surgery or suffers from restrictive lung disease, there is a nursing home o Continue Reading
Sleep Apnea is the Silent Killer That Everyone Should Know About
Sleep apnea is a serious yet little understood disorder. In order to successfully diagnose and treat sleep apnea, it’s important to understand it. Here’s what you need to know:
What is Sleep Apnea?
By definition, sleep apnea is considered a sleep disorder that deal with the obstruction of the airways, making it difficult for a person to breathe while sleeping. People who go untreated with this serious sleep disorder may stop breathing hundreds of times during the sleeping cycle, if not more.
Sleep apnea can be broken down into two categories:
- Central Sleep Apnea is defined by WebMD as a failure for the brain to signal the muscles to breathe.
- Obstructi Continue Reading
Male Infertility What Are the Causes?
Hundreds of couples all around the world have difficulty conceiving a child due to issues with infertility. While many might think of infertility as a woman’s issues, about 1/3 of infertility cases can be attributed to issues with the male partner. Many men are unaware of the issues that can contribute to the inability for a couple to conceive. Here are a few things that fertility experts may check for in the male partner of an infertile couple.
Male infertility is most typically caused by problems with sperm production, or sperm transport. About two-thirds of men who have problems with infertility have difficulty producing sperm in the testes. This results in a low sperm count, or sperm that are deformed. Thi Continue Reading
Tips to Help Seniors Beat the Heat
Summer heat is a huge issue for everyone in the summer months, affecting even the most healthy young people. The elderly however, are at an even higher risk for heat-related illnesses. The problem is, as people get older, they become less able to feel their body temperature rising, which leaves the elderly susceptible to heat stroke or exhaustion. The other health conditions many seniors deal with in addition to the heat can be a recipe for disaster. Read on for a few tips to get through the summer heat!
Know Your Medicines
Many medicines prescribed to seniors actually dehydrate them on their own, so combined with hot weather they are at risk. Even though many Baby Boomers report that their physical activity is limited to just a few days each month, dehydration can still set in. Be Continue Reading
Aging Parents And A Rapidly Changing Population The Benefit Of Elder Care Services
Taking a loved one to a hospice can be an upsetting experience for everybody involved. Knowing that someone you care about is going to be under the constant supervision of strangers, as well as out of immediate reach, can be a difficult leap to make. For the loved one in question, being removed from the environment and people they know and love can be stressful and lonely. However, I’m here to lay these fears to rest — elder care services are a meticulously managed and maintained environment meant to physically, emotionally and mentally assist those in their later stages of their life. A hospice is like a second family and one you can count on to help those you care about when Continue Reading