If you've recently been diagnosed with diabetes, you may be concerned about developing chronic nerve pain or other damage to your feet, especially after learning of the high rate of toe, foot, and even leg amputations among the diabetic population. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to reduce your risk of diabetic neuropathy and other problems with your feet. Read on to learn more about preventing nerve pain and permanent damage to your feet after a diagnosis of Type I or II diabetes.
Pollen is notorious for causing allergic reactions, but allergy isn't the only danger associated with exposure to allergens. Things like pollen, dust, and mold spores can also worsen an existing hearing impairment. Here are two ways in which this can happen. Obstruction of the Ear Canal Conductive hearing loss occurs when something obstructs the path followed by sound waves from the outer ear canal to the eardrum or middle ear.
Breast cancer occurring during pregnancy is rare, but it does happen. In addition to worrying about the health of your fetus, you now have to worry about the impact the cancer is having on your body. If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer and are pregnant, here is what you need to know. Is Treatment Possible? Before determining which options are available for treating breast cancer, your oncologist and OB/GYN have to assess the progress of the cancer.
Hearing aids can not only help your child hear better, but they can also ensure that their language and learning skills remain on track because they won't be held back by hearing loss. The hardest thing is keeping the hearing aid in place on an active child. The following tips can help with this process so that wearing the hearing aid takes as little effort as possible. The more your child wears their aid, the more it benefits them.
Non-melanoma skin cancers develop on the upper layers of the skin. They are one of the most common types of cancer, with an estimated 3 million cases diagnosed each year in the USA. Non-melanoma skin cancers spread through the body slower than rarer melanoma skin cancers, making them easily treatable in most cases. What causes skin cancer? Most non-melanoma skin cancers are caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. This is usually from spending long periods of time in bright sunlight (which contains UV light) without using an adequate sun-block.
I was badly injured a year ago, and it took a long time to get back to my normal level of ability. One of the things that helped more than anything was the time that I spent in physical therapy. I didn’t always love going to physical therapy – in fact, sometimes, I really didn’t enjoy it at all. But ultimately, the therapists and other patients I worked with helped inspire me to get better, and the exercises facilitated my healing process. I started this blog to talk about all of the things I learned about physical therapy and healing during my recovery time. I hope my blog reaches other accident victims. I want to offer encouragement, hope, and information for people who are in the same boat that I was in.