How to treat common embarrassing health conditions

There are certain types of medical problems which can make people feel self-conscious around others and even stop them from participating in social activities that they would normally enjoy. Here is a brief guide to the treatments available for some of the most common, embarrassing health conditions. Plantar hyperhidrosis Plantar hyperhidrosis is a term that medical professionals use to describe acute foot perspiration. The excess moisture resulting from this condition can not only make walking and running more uncomfortable for the sufferer but can also cause their feet to develop a very pungent odour. Read More 

Knee Replacement Surgery: Total Replacement Vs Partial Replacement

If you are suffering from knee pain, either due to disease (e.g. arthritis) or injury, your doctor or surgeon may suggest knee replacement surgery as the best solution for your problem. In general, there are two major types of knee replacement surgeries: total and partial. With a total knee replacement operation, the femur, tibia and knee cap are encased with metal or plastic to reduce wear. With a partial operation, only the worn or damaged parts are encased with a prosthesis. Read More 

Your Vascular Health: Ways to Improve Your Blood Circulation

Your body's vascular system is tasked with the primary function of ensuring that blood is pushed through our circulatory system. As such, the vascular system is made up of an extensive network of arteries and veins that function to ensure your body is getting an adequate supply of both oxygen as well as nutrients. However, lifestyle changes and unhealthy eating habits have led to a rise in vascular diseases. Below are some of the ways that you can improve your blood circulation, which would enhance the functioning of your vascular system. Read More 

Common Foot Problems Adults May Develop

Your foot is made up of a significant number of bones, tendons, and joints. The largest of these bones is the heel. If you over exert your heel or injure it, you will inevitably end up suffering from heel pain. Since there are so many bones and tendons that can be affected, heel pain tends to a common ailment that adults will suffer from. The chances of you developing foot problems that can develop into chronic heel pain can be compounded if you are overweight, if you wear ill-fitting shoes or if you engage in strenuous activities. Read More 

When and Why Should You See an Orthodontist Rather Than a Cosmetic Dentist?

A cosmetic dentist can do quite a bit to improve the overall appearance of your teeth and your smile; this can mean filling in small gaps between teeth, making undersized teeth appear larger, and the like. However, an orthodontist is concerned about the actual alignment of your teeth and not just their appearance. If you're thinking of visiting a dental professional to address problems you have with your teeth and their appearance, note when and why it's good to see an actual orthodontist rather than a cosmetic dentist. Read More