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Recurrent Vaginal Yeast Infections

A while back, I started suffering from recurrent vaginal yeast infections. Whenever I got a yeast infection, my stomach hurt. I also experienced pain during urination. Tired of feeling bad all of the time, I scheduled an appointment with my trusted physician. This medical professional recommended I make some positive lifestyle changes. For instance, my caring doctor told me to begin wearing cotton underwear, drinking lactose free milk, and eating yogurt. My physician also recommended I take a probiotic every day. On this blog, I hope you will discover some of the most common, effective treatments for chronic medical issues.

Is Using An At-Home Allergy Testing Kit Better Than A Professional Test?

14 September 2016
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog

At-home allergy tests have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help detect whether or not someone is truly suffering from allergies. Although some allergy testing kits have the federal government's approval, actually being tested by an allergy specialist might still be the best course of action. If you are unsure whether or not you should be professionally tested or use an at-home kit, here are some pros and cons of each to consider. Read More …

Has Your Child Developed Guillain-Barre Syndrome After Exposure To Zika? What Are Your Treatment Options?

14 September 2016
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog

Although the Zika virus got off to a slow start in the U.S., with the majority of early cases contracted by travelers to Central and South America, locally acquired cases are now beginning to pop up in Florida, Puerto Rico, and other warm-weather locations, potentially putting your child at risk. Zika is often associated with dangers to pregnant women due to the risk of anencephaly or microcephaly for their growing baby, but it can also cause major problems for children and non-pregnant adults -- notably, the development of Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), an auto-immune condition in which the body's own immune defenses attack nerve cells. Read More …

Diabetic? A Few Things You Need To Know About Getting A Massage

25 August 2016
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog

Getting a massage can be a great way of relaxing, relieving stress, and pampering yourself. If you are diabetic, you can experience the same benefits of a massage. However, there are a few things you need to be aware of before showing up for your massage therapy appointment. Low Glucose Levels Most of the time, you are worried about how high your blood glucose level is. Because a massage can lower your stress and make you relax, it has also been shown to lower your blood glucose level by 20 to 40mg/dl. Read More …

Infected Hair Follicles

10 August 2016
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog

Men and women can fall prey to folliculitis, an unsightly and irritating skin condition that can be exacerbated by shaving or the chafing of your clothes. For some people, this seemingly minor issue can bloom into a real problem, causing red and itchy pimples to erupt over large areas of your body. If you notice signs of this condition, you can take steps to improve and sometimes eliminate it. Causes Read More …

Dem Bones (And Muscles): How Technological Advancements In Orthopedics Can Help You

2 June 2016
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog

Orthopedics is the branch of medicine that deals with musculoskeletal problems, treating everything from infections to tumors to blunt-force trauma. Though orthopedics in some form or another has been around for centuries (first named in 1741, when the practice primarily focused on helping children), it is a continuously evolving practice, with new discoveries, methods, and products being implemented everyday. If you're curious as to how these new technologies can help ease any musculoskeletal issues in your own life, then here's what you need to know. Read More …