Archive for February, 2016
Most people don?t visit their dermatologist as often as they visit their primary care physician. In fact, many people never even see a dermatologist. Dermatologists are specialists for a variety of skin related issues, many of these issues that people suffer from on a daily basis. Dermatologists work with acne related issues, laser hair removal, skin tags and moles and their removal, treatment for skin cancer, and varicose vein therapy. There are even more issues that dermatologists work with than listed. Many of the issues listed are diseases or skin problems that people deal with on a daily basis, but don?t realize they can get a simple treatment for. Most skin issues are common occurrences, and many treatments and medications exist for the s Continue Reading No Comments
Many health issues can cause sleep problems. For children who experience symptoms of sleep-disordered breathing, it is often caused be enlarged tonsils. Those children with enlarged tonsils are approximately 3.7 times more likely to encounter sleep disordered breathing. Another medical issue than can disrupt sleep is laryngopharyngeal reflux, although it is generally more prevalent during the waking hours for children. This is a disorder where the gastric juices in the stomach that occur during digestion come back up into the larynx. It is often referred to as acid reflux.
In adults,laryngopharyngeal reflux can sometimes be controlled with lowering your weight a
Sleep apnea is one of the most common sleep disorders in the U.S. today — in fact, it’s estimated that around 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea on a regular basis. Despite its prevalence, most people don’t really understand what sleep apnea is all about. Here’s a quick look at what it is, why it’s dangerous, and how it can be treated:
- Sleep apnea is a condition where a person stops breathing momentarily while sleeping. Obstructive sleep apnea, which occurs when the air passage is blocked, can result in as many as 60 “apneas” or stoppages per hour while a person is sleeping. The real problem is that upon breathing again, the person typically gasps for air
Unfortunately, heart disease is a problem plaguing a large facet of our nation. In fact, at least 49% of Americans have either high LDL cholesterol, high blood pressure, or smoke — these are all risk factors for heart disease. Heart disease can cause heart attacks and stroke.
What is a stroke?
There are two types of stroke:
Ischemic Stroke Similar to a heart attack, ischemic strokes happen within the blood vessels of the brain. During this kind of stroke, clots can form within the brain’s blood vessels. Approximately 80% of all strokes are ischemic.
The second kind of stroke is called hemmorhagic strokes, and occur when blood vessels in the brain break or rupture. In result, blood seeps into the tissue, ultimately causing damage to brain cells
Few people will argue with the idea that it is wise to invest in health and life insurance. Health care expenses alone can force a person to file for bankruptcy, especially when a major illness, like cancer, occurs. This cost only increases with age, a time when people also start thinking of how family will fare after they pass away. As a result, older Americans are likely to acquire health and life insurance, but accepting the necessity of a purchase does not necessarily translate to a knowledgeable choice. For those searching for health and life insurance, here are six tips to help.
- Compare, Compare, Compare: Never, under any circumstances should a cons
Is your anxiety out of control? Experts say that having a sense of nausea or of being out of control can be a natural part of life: panic before a new job, or nervousness at meeting new people. It’s only natural that fear, nervousness, or anxiety would occur from time to time, but if the frequency of panic attacks or digestive problems related to anxiety becomes unmanageable, it may be time to seek treatment for one of several anxiety disorders.
In fact, anxiety is the most commonly reported mental disorder in America, but most people do not realize that their symptoms are relatively simple to treat. About one in five people reports suffering from anxiety-related symptoms; more than 40 million American adults are currently grappling with anxiety, but only about 33% of an
If you’re approaching older age as a male, you may start to hear your peers express worry about low testosterone levels. It’s tough to find a concrete level — it presents problems for some men while others aren’t as affected by a lower testosterone level. Naturally, the extent to which your T levels drop is also the extent to which you’ll feel the symptoms of lower testosterone. (Testosterone is often abbreviated as simply “T.”) Some common questions about lower testosterone levels include:
- Does low T affect my concentration?
- Does low testosterone affect my sex life?
- Does low T affect weight gain?
If you’re concerned, you should definitely go speak
The rapid increase in cell phone and Internet use have created new health risks due to the proliferation of EMFs or electromagnetic frequency radiation. The public health effects of these new forms of radiation are only now being studied. Experience shows that certain categories of people – empaths, children, those with ADD or ADHD, people who use computers for long periods of time – are at special risk. An EMF safety store can advise you on how to use the shields and targeted protection you need to keep yourself and your family safe.
Are EMFs harmful even if I can’t see them?
Cell phone towers and cell phones themselves emit radiation that can’t be seen but has adverse effects on both physical health and emotional well being. These begin with symptoms such as headaches, neurol
Heart disease is a leading cause of death among men and women in the United States. Nearly one in four deaths is caused by cardiac problems. That means more than 600,000 people die each year from cardiac problems. Every year, nearly 735,000 Americans suffer a heart attack. That means that a person has a heart attack every 34 seconds. There are things you can do to protect your heart and your health. If you have problems and have a cardiologist they may recommend you see an expert in cardiac electrophysiology who can run a series of tests on your heart to determine what your ri
Healthcare is extremely important, as preventative medicine can protect you from many of the leading causes of death in the U.S., such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes and stroke. Finding a physician that can guide you through the best way to stay healthy is your first step to avoiding these diseases. Not all cases of these illnesses are related to lifestyle and therefore preventable, but many are linked to obesity and certain lifestyle choices such as smoking and drinking alcohol.
Recent studies show that one in three Americans are considered obese, and the average American has gained 15-17 pounds since 1988. The definition of obesity has perhaps changed, because the medical prof