Reasons That Your Doctor May Use An Ultrasound When You Aren't Pregnant
When you think of ultrasound imaging, you like picture excited expectant parents learning their baby's gender or a pregnant woman checking on her fetus' health. However, ultrasounds are used for a variety of purposes beyond prenatal care. Learn more about ultrasounds and how they're used below. Why Ultrasounds? During an ultrasound, the equipment a high frequency radio wave that's too high for human ears to detect. When the wave bounces off of structure in the body, the transducer equipment converts the wave data into an image.
Questions About FSH
There are multiple hormones that govern the reproductive cycle. Some hormones, such as follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), have a role in both the male and female body. Here are a questions and answers about FSH to help you better understand it: Where is it produced? The pituitary gland produces FSH. Thus, it is not directly produced by the reproductive organs. What is the role of FSH in women? For women, the hormone helps control egg production and consequently, the menstrual cycle.
Simple Ways To Manage Your Incontinence When In Public
Dealing with incontinence when you're at home typically isn't difficult, given that there's always a bathroom just a handful of steps away. While it's always a good idea to visit a health professional to seek treatments for this common condition, you should also take steps to make yourself more comfortable when you're out in public. Carrying sanitary pads and a change of underwear can help you feel better if you're prone to accidents, but there are a handful of other methods that you can use to hopefully reduce the risk of leakage.
Dry, Itchy Feet? It May Be Athlete's Foot
If you have been suffering from extremely dry skin on your heels and the soles of your feet, it may not be just a bad case of xerosis, the medical term podiatrists use for dry skin. According to the American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine (ACFAOM), nearly 70 percent of people will suffer from tinea pedis, or athlete's foot, at some point in life. Here's what you need to know.
Three Healthy Things That Can Make You Sneeze
When people sneeze, they automatically connect their reaction to allergies, the common cold, or other nasal irritants. It's true that these are some of the common causes of sneezing, but they aren't the only ones. In fact, even some healthy things can make you sneeze; here are three examples of such things: Sexual Arousal It's a fact that sex has several health benefits. As strange as it may seem, however, sexual arousal can trigger sneezes in some people.
Tooth Removal: When Is It Necessary And How Is It Done?
Tooth removal is a very common procedure, and there are several reasons why it may may be done. The idea of having a tooth 'pulled' may not be a very pleasant idea for most people, but in many cases, it is a necessary procedure. Tooth removal can help alleviate pain and reduce risk of infection. Why Might Tooth Removal be Necessary? Decay and Infection Food and drink that are high in sugar can damage your teeth.
Help! I've Selected The Wrong Medicare Supplement Plan
All Medicare supplement plans are not created equal. Consequently, it's quite easy to select a plan that isn't suited to meet your needs without the right advice. Since these plans generally come with a set open enrollment period, having the wrong plan can leave a person in a state of panic. Don't fret. While you may have to wait until the next open enrollment period before you can change your plan, there might be a way around any struggles you're facing.
4 Tips For Handling Depression
If you are dealing with depression, you know how difficult it can be to come out of it. When this happens, having the motivation to do anything can be challenging and it can pull you away from your relationships with friends and family. In order to deal with this in a healthier way, consider these four tips: Exercise: When you are feeling depressed, you can simply get outside and walk or stay at home and do yoga or another workout routine.
Pediatricians Now Advised Not To Use Nasal Spray For Flu Vaccination
Children who are uncomfortable with needles have previously had the option of getting an intranasal spray to vaccinate against influenza. But the live attenuated influenza virus, or LAIV, in the nasal spray may not be very effective against the flu, so this year, most medical professionals are no longer recommending it. Why Flumist is No Longer Recommended Known by the brand name Flumist, the LAIV is administered by squeezing it up the nasal passage rather than giving an injection.
Treating And Preventing Hammertoe Through Surgical And Non-Surgical Methods
If you wear constrictive shoes every day for work or fashion, your feet may eventually suffer from more than just the standard aches and pains. Hammertoe is a relatively common condition that occurs when pinched toes are wedged into a bent position, thrusting the middle joint upwards and causing it to chafe against any shoes you wear. When caught early, hammertoe can be corrected without much trouble, but once the bones and tendons become locked into place, you may need orthopedic surgery to be realigned to their intended position.