The female athlete triad is a serious condition that affects many teenage girls. There are three primary conditions associated with the triad that you, as a parent, should be on the look out for. Disordered eating Many athletes feel pressure to reach and maintain a low weight. For example, for runners, dropping a few pounds can lead to improved performance-- if the athlete has a few pounds they can afford to lose.
15 December 2014
The retina is a structure in the back of your eye that is responsible for transmitting images to your brain. Without your retina, you can't see, which is why retinal detachment is such a big problem. Retinal detachment happens in about 1 out of every 10,000 people every year, and if this happens to you, your optometrist will recommend scleral buckling surgery. What is scleral buckling surgery? A scleral buckle is a belt that is attached to the outside of your eye.
11 December 2014
Neck pain can be caused by different things such as injury, general wear and tear of daily life or even diseases such as cancer. The treatment option depends on the root of the pain, but the most common ones include: Physical Therapy Physical therapy is one of the most effective treatment options for chronic neck pain. One common technique is cervical traction, which gently opens the spaces between the vertebrae to provide pain relief.
10 December 2014
Acne scars can serve as long-lasting reminders of the unsightly breakouts from years past. Fortunately, people with varying levels of acne scars can minimize the appearance of these scars in a multitude of ways. Here are four of the most common acne scar treatment options. Microdermabrasion Microdermabrasion is one of the least invasive ways to minimize the appearance of acne scars. Microdermabrasion is the removal of the top layer of skin with rough, crystal-tipped suction.
9 December 2014
You may have spotted mineral water at the local health food or grocery store, and you may have even heard it mentioned online. However, there is a good chance that the benefits of mineral water may be unclear to you. The truth is, mineral water can be an incredibly beneficial addition to your healthy diet. Here are a few of the little known health benefits of drinking mineral water on a regular basis--or even using it in the shower.
5 December 2014
Have you been noticing pain and swelling along the inside of your ankle when running? This pain may be the result of posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, a serious tendon injury that requires prompt treatment. What does the posterior tibial tendon do? The posterior tibial tendon extends from the calf down to the bottom of the foot. When you walk or run, the tibial tendon keeps the arch of your foot from collapsing. In those suffering from posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, also known as PTTD, the tendon is no longer able to do its job, and the arch of the foot slowly begins to collapse.
14 November 2014
Having a heart attack is not always as dramatic and over-the-top as it appears to be in the movies. In the movies, it is obvious to everyone that a heart attack is taking place. However, in the real world, some of the signs may be a little less distinctive. Therefore, it is vital that you have a full understanding of what a heart attack looks like, so that can seek prompt medical attention if you believe that your heart may be in trouble.
14 November 2014
The elderly who must rely on a home caregiver often have limited physical capabilities. These limited capabilities can be frustrating for them and may cause them to become increasingly agitated. One of the major sources of aggravation is the use of the bathroom. Being unable to use the toilet or bath by themselves, and having to call for assistance when needing to do so can be frustrating and humiliating for the senior.
13 November 2014
Are you about to undergo an ultrasonic liposuction procedure? Ultrasonic liposuction is far gentler than other forms of liposuction procedure as it is much less invasive, but there still is a recovery time associated with it. Your recovery may take anywhere from seven days to a couple of weeks depending on how extensive your liposuction was, so you should prepare yourself and your home in advance. 1. Stock a Supply of Dressing Gowns and Robes
13 November 2014
There are several reasons why you, or family members and pets, may not be medication compliant with standard drugs. A compounding pharmacy can take a doctor's instructions and tailor make a drug to fit your needs, whether you have difficulty taking regular medications, or you are having trouble getting your kids or pets to take theirs. Infants and Children Infants may need such low dose medication that it is not commercially available and you will need to have it specially made to meet your baby's needs.
12 November 2014