A hip replacement surgery will, in the long run, help you have more mobility as you age, especially if the replacement frees you from debilitating joint pain. However, directly after the surgery, there is a short recovery period in which you will need greater assistance. Here is what you need to know about recovering from a hip replacement surgery and what you can do to prepare for life after the procedure.
16 December 2015
Talar dome lesions, also known as osteochondral defects or osteochondral lesions of the talus, are injuries that affect both the cartilage and bones within your ankle joint. Here are five things you need to know about talar dome lesions. What causes talar dome lesions? The talus bone is one of the bones that makes up your ankle joints. This bone is connected to your tibia, the bone in your lower leg.
10 December 2015
Whether you are hoping to prevent it or you are experiencing it, postpartum back pain is something you can take an active stance against. Most women feel pain and fatigue in their lower back during pregnancy that doesn't abate after delivery. Some questions you might have about postpartum back pain are addressed below. 1. Can You Prevent it? If you haven't delivered yet, you may be hoping to avoid postpartum back pain altogether.
30 November 2015
According to WebMD, the average woman enters menopause at around 51 years of age. You're nowhere near that age, but yet you're beginning to feel a few of the symptoms that are associated with menopause – including hot flashes and mood changes. If you're in your late 30s, 40s or even early 50s, according to Healthline, perimenopause might be the reason why you're periods are becoming more infrequent, and you're suffering from several strange symptoms.
3 November 2015
If you are a woman in your 50s, it might be a good idea for you to go to your doctor to get a bone density test. This test is used to diagnose osteoporosis, which is a disease that causes weakening of the bones. If you have osteoporosis, it is better to find out sooner rather than later. If you find out at an early stage, you might have a better chance of treating it and preventing further bone mass loss.
21 October 2015
Understanding the signs of symptoms of the common cold is simple, but learning possible signs of serious medical conditions can be difficult. Considering one in five Americans develop skin cancer, or melanoma, in their lifetime, learning the signs of this serious medical condition is essential. Unfortunately, you may only associate moles with skin cancer, since it is a common early sign. However, learning the other signs of this common cancer is smart for early diagnosis.
28 September 2015
Many young children and toddlers develop frequent ear infections. During this stage in life, the ear canal and the surrounding tissues are growing and changing rapidly, and those changes can make it easier for bacteria to become trapped in the ear and cause an infection. If your toddler is showing signs of an ear infection, such as intense pain in the ear, a fever, fullness in the ear, dizziness, ringing in the ear, and discharge, it's important that you know what you should and should not do in terms of managing this condition.
17 September 2015
Lifting weights can be a great way to build muscle, boost metabolism, and keep your bones healthy (especially important for pre-menopausal women). However, decades of lifting weights on a regular basis can often lead to unsightly spider and varicose veins for some lifters. What are your best varicose vein treatment options? Should you modify your lifting regimen to reduce the load on your veins? Read on to learn more about the cause and treatment of this condition.
3 September 2015
Ulcerative colitis is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that affects around 700,000 people in the United States. There's no cure for ulcerative colitis, and people with the disease experience a range of painful and debilitating symptoms. Ulcerative colitis can increase the risk of other health problems, and some of the treatment methods used on IBD patients can also cause unwanted complications. Learn more about the side effects of ulcerative colitis, and find out why the disease can increase your risk of skin cancer.
27 August 2015
Millions of people in the United States have moles and birthmarks, most of which are perfectly harmless. Nonetheless, some of these skin conditions can present unsightly symptoms, and parents may worry that their child's birthmark will develop into something more harmful. Mongolian blue spots are distinctive birthmarks that sometimes appear on newborns. Learn more about this skin condition, and find out if you need to do anything if you spot these symptoms.
12 August 2015