If you have osteoarthritis of your knee and have a lot of knee pain, you may be looking for treatment options that will help so you can put off having surgery. While a knee replacement is an option in some cases, if you're leery about surgery or you don't have time for a long recovery, then you might want to consider some of these non-surgical knee osteoarthritis treatments. Hyaluronic Acid Injections Provide Lubrication
17 December 2021
If you have diabetes, then your blood glucose levels may fluctuate between low and high. Too-high or too-low levels of blood sugar come with health complications, some of which can be life-threatening. To help reduce the risk for diabetes-related complications, maintaining tight control over your blood sugar levels is essential. To help you manage your diabetes and to help keep your blood glucose levels stable, consider visiting a community health center where you can speak with a diabetes counselor.
22 November 2021
PrEP has changed the world of HIV prevention. By taking this medication, you can protect yourself from HIV when having sexual contact with a partner who is HIV positive. PrEP can be prescribed by any doctor, but since some primary care doctors are not as familiar with it yet, patients often benefit from scheduling a telemedicine appointment with a doctor who specializes in reproductive health and STD prevention. Here are some tips to help ensure your telemedicine visit for PrEP goes smoothly.
22 October 2021
You've made it through a colonoscopy and even though the process was uncomfortable, you took the necessary steps to protect your health. The doctor gave you explicit instructions about how to prepare for the colonoscopy, including when to stop eating and how to take the medications necessary to flush out your system. It is equally as important to take care of yourself after the colonoscopy as well. Here is what you can expect to occur and how to care for yourself after a colonoscopy.
23 September 2021
The cannabis industry is expected to grow to about $73.6 billion in the next few years. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a type of cannabis compound that is legal federally, and that will allow you to experience a host of benefits that can help you out with your health and wellness. Vape pens are a great way to experience CBD because you can take doses at your leisure, appreciate the taste, and ingest CBD without having to have the smoke burn your lungs.
26 August 2021
When it comes to having surgery, sometimes you need a specialized surgeon, and sometimes you need a general surgeon. The name general surgeon masks the specific types of work that this type of surgeon performs. General surgeons focus on procedures that help remove disease, promote health, and repair injuries. They are trained in a wide range of procedures. #1: Appendectomy Your appendix is connected to your large intestines and is essentially a small pouch.
24 June 2021
If you suffer from chronic pain, whether due to an injury or sickness, life can be quite miserable. Everyday tasks that once came easily, such as cooking or sweeping the floors, may now seem impossible. However, you do not have to live like this for the rest of your life. You can talk to your doctor about pain management options. Here are some common myths about pain management you should not believe.
24 June 2021
When you become a parent and suddenly other little humans are depending on you to meet their every need, it's common for your weight to start creeping up. You pay less attention to your own diet and exercise needs once little ones' needs take priority. Participating in a weight loss program as a parent can be tough, too, since your time and resources are so limited. However, if you find a weight loss program with the following qualities, you will have an easier time sticking with it and finding success.
24 May 2021
If you suffered a shoulder injury but you think it's a minor problem, you might be avoiding the doctor. If that's the case, you need to rethink that decision. Avoiding the doctor is the worst thing you can do after a shoulder injury. You might have suffered an injury to the rotator cuff without realizing it. Unfortunately, surgery is often the only treatment option for a damaged rotator cuff. If you're experiencing any of the symptoms described below since injuring your shoulder, consult with a doctor right away.
26 March 2021
If you are trying to get pregnant, but have suffered from more than one miscarriage, you may need more pregnancy care than the average person. There are many reasons why women may miscarry, some of which will be discussed here, along with potential things you could do to save your pregnancy. Make sure you work thoroughly discuss all potential causes with your doctor so that you can have your questions answered.
18 February 2021