Archive for December, 2016
Facing fertility problems can seem extremely isolating. However, you are one of over 10 million people who suffer from this problem. Whether you are a man or a woman, seeking a fertility specialist is imperative and should be sought out if you’re looking to build your family now. Here’s how a fertility center could begin to help you.
Figure Out Who is Having the Fertility Issues
Being part of a relationship means being understanding to the issues of your partner. However, unless you get tested, neither of you will know who has the fertility issue. This could leave both of you frustrated and, most times, the blame is left on the woman. This may not necessarily be the case.
Infertility specialists help you with identifying which of you is having th
No one wants to be sick during the holidays. Unfortunately, sickness and injuries tend to occur regardless of anyone’s busy holiday schedule. If you, or someone in your family finds yourself sick or injured this holiday season, you may find yourself faced with the challenge of where to get the care you need. As family pediatrician and physician offices sometimes offer limited hours during the holiday season, finding the care you need when you need it can be even more challenging. Although patients in the past may have looked toward their family doctor or local emergency room for their unexpected health care needs, a growing number of consumers select urgent care settings instead.
Urgent Care Locations Provide Convenient Hours
Attempting to get medical care for a cut eye on the m
Vaccines are one of the greatest inventions of all time, responsible for preventing over 2.5 million deaths every year. The first noted use of vaccines is recorded in 10th century China, but it was during the 18th century that they were given serious attention after English doctor Edward Jenner successfully developed an inoculation for smallpox. Within 100 years a range of vaccinations for multiple diseases was available, and have been monumental in saving lives around the globe. For example, between 2000 and 2008, global measles deaths dropped by 78 percent, with higher rates in sub-Saharan Africa, with a 92 percent decrease. Currently, worldwide efforts by the World Health Organization (WHO) and other institutions are aiming at eradication of several debilitating diseases.
Today, many vaccinations ar
Hormone replacement treatment is usually administered in several different ways. Systemic hormone therapy is given in pill form, skin patch, spray, gel, or cream. These are said to be the most effective in the treatment of night sweats and hot flashes that occur during menopause. Another method of hormone replacement in the form of vaginal products containing small doses of estrogen. These can come in the form of tablet, cream, or ring. These types of hormone replacement therapy, however, provide no relief from hot flashes or night sweats.
There are several benefits of hormone replacement therapy which generally touch on the relief from the menopausal symptoms mentioned. This type of therapy used to be more widely prescribed for women at this stage of life; however, more recently othe
Are you experiencing chronic pain? Have you considered therapeutic massage to manage or alleviate your pain? Massage therapy has been shown to be of benefit for many people suffering with a variety of issues, which includes chronic pain and stress.
Types of Chronic Pain
According to a National Institute for Occupation Safety and Health report, many workers in the United States claim to experience work-related stress. When surveyed, 40% of the workers claimed that their stress levels ranged from “very to extremely stressful.”
On-going stress at work can potentially contribute to, or exacerbate, a variety of issues that result in chronic pain. In a workforce survey, 12.7%, for example, claimed that in the two weeks prior to this survey, they were less productive or unable to function optimally at work. In addition to workplace stress, workers also experienced arthritis and other musculoskeletal pain, back pain, and headaches that affected the quality of their work and their production levels.
In addition to workplace stress, individuals reported suffering the following percentages of chronic pain:
- Headache: 5.4%
- Back pain: 3.2%
- Arthritis pain: 2%
- Other musculoskeletal pain: 2%
Effects of Chronic Pain
Unfortunately, chronic pain is quite common. It can make a major impact on the quality of a person’s day-to-day life and overall well-being. In a recent survey, 59% of the people polled claimed that chronic pain also prevented them from enjoying life.
Six-out-of-ten people in this survey said that on a daily basis, they experienced breakthrough pain at least once a day. Many experienced it even more often.
Over half of the people surveyed claimed they were unable to control their pain. In some cases, these individuals indicated that on occasion, they had a small amount of control. As a result, it is not surprising that chronic pain can lead to feelings of depression. This was the case with 77% of the respondents in this survey.
The Potential Benefits of Therapeutic Massage
Many people are curious about the health and therapeutic benefits of massage. During the period of July 2014 to July 2015, there were approximately 39.1 people in the United States that had at least one massage.
During July 2014 through July 2015, 33% of the people that had massages did so to assist with relaxation and stress reduction. During this same time period, 52% had massages for these medical and/or health issues:
- Pain management
- Muscle soreness
- Muscle stiffness
- Muscle spasms
- Injury rehabilitation
- Overall wellness
When surveyed, 91% of the individuals that visited a massage therapist claimed massage had been effective in reducing or managing their pain.
Many physicians and other medical professionals realize the benefits of therapeutic massage. As a result, they have recommended it to assist with managing and relieving pain. Furthermore, more people are choosing to discuss this healthcare treatment option with their physicians.
In July 2015, for example, 51 million adults claimed to have discussed massage therapy with their health providers or physicians over the past year. When responding to patient or client concerns, the following types of health providers recommended seeking the services of a massage therapist:
- Physicians: 54%
- Chiropractors: 46%
- Physical therapists: 37%
It is interesting to note, however, that these figures are slightly lower than recommendations made in 2014. While the reasons for this may vary, it’s possible that more individuals are aware of the benefits of therapeutic massage and have sought the services of a massage therapist without needing, or seeking, a recommendation.
Medical and healthcare recommendations for July 2014 are as follows:
- Physicians: 59%
- Chiropractors: 49%
- Physical therapists: 43%
What is the best massage? While defining this will vary from person-to-person, once you experience a therapeutic massage, you will be able to determine the effect it has on you personally. When you suffer from chronic pain, your medical healthcare professional may recommend that you visit a massage therapist for treatment.
When it comes to pediatric ENT, one size definitely does not fit all. Child and adolescent ear, nose and throat issues, treatment and preventative care are all age-specific and even unique to each individual. Which is why visit to a specialized Tampa ent is necessary if your kids are suffering from minor or major problems. These can range from breathing difficulties and adenoiditis and adenoid hypertrophy to vocal cord paralysis.
Some common childhood ENT problems
Children are especially vulnerable to diseases and infections in the ear, nose and throat areas. Ear infections are common about young children and by the time they reach their third birthday, five kids out s