Lowering Your Risks For Apnea-Related Complications
If you snore, or if you wake up gasping for air, you may have obstructive sleep apnea, which can cause multiple episodes of apnea, or cessation of breathing while you sleep. While you may need to see a sleep apnea surgeon for a complete resolution of your condition, there are some strategies you can follow to help lower your risk for apnea-related complications such as high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and extreme daytime sleepiness.
5 Benefits Of Moving Your Parent With Alzheimer's Into An Assisted Living Facility
Caring for a parent with Alzheimer's disease is a stressful and overwhelming experience for many people. A lack of sleep, reduced social interaction, anxiety, anger, and even health problems can arise if the stress is allowed to build up. Moving your parent into an assisted living facility that specializes in caring for dementia patients can take a lot of the stress off your shoulders while optimizing your parent's quality of life.
Parkinson's Disease And Your Skin
Parkinson's disease isn't just a movement disorder. The disease can cause numerous other symptoms, including skin problems related to the loss of dopamine – a neurotransmitter that plays a role in how muscles and nerves affect the body's movement. But too little or too much dopamine, whether through natural dopamine production or given through medication, can have adverse effects on the skin. Therefore, if you have Parkinson's disease, it's important to be aware of the common skin problems that can occur and how a dermatologist can treat them.
Getting Relief For Chronic Pain When You Have A Chemical Dependency Disorder
Chronic pain can be a debilitating condition for anyone—however, chronic pain in someone that has a chemical dependency disorder presents unique challenges for both the physician and the patient. Physicians are understandably concerned about patients relapsing into destructive cycles of substance abuse. Patients, for their part, may be afraid both of relapsing and of being unable to get adequate pain relief. If you're a patient with chronic pain and a substance abuse disorder, this is what you should know about how those challenges can be met.
Taking Care Of The 600Lb Homebound Patient: What In-Home Health Care Can Do
If you have been the primary caretaker of a friend or family member for someone who is over five or six hundred pounds, you may be wondering if you should continue this labor of love. There are many scenarios and situations where it may not always be appropriate for you to provide care to this individual, and/or medical situations for which you do not have the skills to provide care. It may be time to consider in-home health care for this six-hundred pound homebound patient, and here is what in-home care can do that you probably cannot.
Faqs About Menopause And Sexual Problems
Changes to a woman's sex life during and after menopause are not uncommon. For some women, those changes are temporary. Other women might have longer lasting problems that can impact their sex lives for years to come. If you are going through menopause, it is important to understand the possible changes you can experience and what you can do to treat them. What Are Common Menopause-Related Sex Problems? During and after menopause, it is possible to experience a decreased sex drive and vaginal dryness.
Answering The Embarrassing Questions Women Have About Yeast Infections
Between the itch, burn, and discomfort, having a yeast infection is one problem that women fear the most. Even though yeast infections are rather common, most women do not talk openly with their gynecologist about the issue and just try to handle the problem on their own. This is often due to being too embarrassed to face the doctor when they have questions. To know how to properly care for a yeast infection and how to avoid the issue, it is best if you know the answers to the questions you have.
Get The Skinny On Teens And Plastic Surgery
Many teens consider having plastic surgery for helping them look different or to fit in with a group of peers. However, for some teens, the medical need for cosmetic surgical procedures is great and in some cases, even life saving. Check out some of the reasons you should consider plastic surgery and some of the reasons that are not medically necessary: The Despairing Feeling Of Low Self Esteem Is The Pits
3 Symptoms You May Experience During Early Labor
While pain is an obvious thing that all women experience during labor, you may or may not be aware of some of the other symptoms that can occur in early labor. Here are 3 symptoms to be aware of so that you do not feel alarmed if you experience them. Uterine Cramping One thing that some women experience before or during labor is cramping in the uterus. This is a similar feeling to menstrual cramps, and the feeling can occur in the front of the uterus and in the lower back.
Causes And Treatment For Blurry Vision
If you have minor vision problems, such as being nearsighted or farsighted, you may be used to a little blurriness in your vision. However, if you start to notice that you're experiencing frequent blurriness to your vision regardless of where you look and seemingly without cause, there may be another problem affecting your vision. Some medical procedures and medicines can cause this, as well as minor issues like dry eyes, but it could potentially be something more serious, so talking to your optometrist or ophthalmologist is a good idea if you're worried.