In the United States alone, over 6 million women struggle with infertility, which is defined as the inability to get pregnant or stay pregnant. This can be not just frustrating, but also heartbreaking. Many women wonder if the infertility is due to something they’re doing or not doing.
Hip replacement is a surgery in which diseased parts of the hip joint are removed and are replaced with a prosthetic implant. Hip replacement surgery is recommended by physicians when other treatments do not relieve pain. Prior to surgery, patients may choose using a cane or walker for stability, physical therapy, medication and other measures prior to hip replacement therapy.
For many of us, whenever we’re under stress or distress, there’s nothing like comfort food to make us feel better. After all, there’s a reason it’s called comfort food. So, if you get uncontrollable food cravings when you’re emotional, you’re certainly not alone. Unfortunately, that feeling of comfort is short-lived when you realize you just sabotaged your healthy eating efforts.
Your heart is meant to beat consistently at a rate compatible with the activity you’re doing at the time. Heart arrhythmias indicate that your heart is not beating the way it should. The electrical impulses that should coordinate your heartbeats are malfunctioning, causing your heart to beat too fast, too slowly, or irregularly, such as in the case of fluttering or a missed beat.
Let’s count them up. In our spines, we have 26 bone disks, or vertebrae. When you add to that a few decades (or more) of life, our chances for back pain really stack up – so it’s no wonder the World Health Organization estimates that 60 to 70 percent of us will experience lower back pain as we age. The truth, which is no surprise, is that along with aging comes wear and tear in all our joints; our vertebrae are not immune. And degenerative spine is the most common cause of that back pain in older adults.
We’ve all tossed and turned for hours at night, trying everything to make sleep come. It’s frustrating, your brain won’t stop going, you’re fully expecting to be exhausted the next day, and worrying about not sleeping just seems to make it more difficult to fall asleep. Believe it or not, as maddening as this is, a few sleepless nights here and there are common. But if you have difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep for a month or longer, you may have insomnia.
From acne to psoriasis, it’s estimated that more than 100 million Americans are fighting at least one type of skin condition. One common condition I see, especially in women, is melasma, which appears as dark brown and gray patches, most notably on the forehead, upper lip, nose and cheeks.
“I’ve got warts.” Most people don’t like to say this out loud because of the negative stigma it carries. Plantar warts – those small, ugly skin growths that appear on the bottoms of feet – can be frustrating, uncomfortable, embarrassing, and in some cases even painful. Although hard to eliminate, plantar warts can be treated.
Every so often, a new supplement gains popularity as the next big thing in beauty. Right now, collagen peptides are making waves and causing a lot of debate in the medical community. Some believe the promises that taking collagen peptide supplements result in youthful skin, shinier hair, and stronger nails, joints, and bones, as well as other benefits. Others believe that’s all hype. But there is some evidence that, although collagen peptides certainly aren’t magic pills, they may reinvigorate collagen production in the body.
Trichomoniasis, also known as “trich,” is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs). It’s caused by a protozoan parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis.