Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Foot pain? It may be a bunion.

bunion

A painful lump of bone that develops on the joint at the base of the big toe is known as a bunion. Bunions form when the normal movement and balance of forces exert the foot tendons. The normal movement of tendons becomes disrupted and instability of the joint occurs. As a result, a deformity pops up. When a bunion is left untreated, it becomes excessively painful and inhibits mobility. Since bunions develop on the joint… Read More »

Seizures – Causes and Types

brain-scan

The brain is made up of thousands of cells that process and transmit information to each other. These cells are known as neurons. In healthy brains, neurons interact in a seemingly chaotic, yet controlled and balanced, fashion. The interaction is orderly and involves few, if any, disruptions. On occasion, neurons misfire. Most misfiring causes little to no disruption and offers no consequence. However, when multiple cells misfire at the same time, problems may arise. The… Read More »

Healthy Urinary Tract – Foods and Drinks that Help or Harm

Peas and Carrots

Simple lifestyle changes associated with diet can help alleviate bladder problems. Bladder issues may include an overactive bladder, recurrent infections, gall bladder stones, and overall bladder irritation. Food and Drinks that Harm the Urinary Tract  Alcohol Since alcohol acts as a diuretic and a stimulant, it produces symptoms of urination urgency by stimulating the bladder. If you already have an overactive bladder, alcohol should be limited to your diet. Also, alcohol dehydrates the body and… Read More »

Weight Loss Groups – Supportive and Effective

Weight Loss Group

Research shows that attending a weight loss group provides the most effective environment to learn, succeed, and lose weight. The purpose of a supportive weight loss group is similar to any other support group. It is a gathering of people who are going through the same issues you are going through and desiring a similar goal. In this case – weight loss. Losing weight can be difficult, especially when undergoing the process alone. Sticking to… Read More »

Recovery After Surgery

Recovery After Surgery

With recovery after surgery of any kind you may experience discomfort or even pain. Knowing your activity guidelines and what to expect following surgery ensures the best possible outcome. Being aware of your recovery reduces complications both during and after your hospital stay. No matter what kind of surgery you have, discomfort is probable. You may experience some level of pain and your activities may be restricted. It is critical that you follow the guidelines issued… Read More »