Archive for April, 2016

Treatments for Hyperhidrosis Provides Welcome Relief to Many

Excessive sweating problem

Perhaps it is good to know that this condition has a name. After years of being a young gymnast who struggled to keep her perspiring hands and feet dry enough to compete, it is somewhat comforting to know that there is actually a name for the condition you have dealt with most of your life: hyperhidrosis.
While your parents and coaches initially thought it was your nerves, the excessive perspiration persisted even when you were comfortable with your routines and were competing in a gym where everyone else was freezing. While some days the perspiration did not seem to be as extreme, on other days, it was so excessive you really thought that you might slip off the balance beam or slide dangerously across the vault.
As a young adult, when a physician finally gave you a diagnosis and suggested

Read more ...

Obesity and the American People How to Lead the Fitness Revolution

30 day workout challenge to lose weight

We live in a nation of abundance where basic needs are easily fulfilled. This is in stark contrast to a majority of third-world countries that suffer from starvation. In the United States we face an epidemic of our own: obesity. Nearly two out of every three adults in the U.S. is considered overweight or obese thanks to the extravagance that has become commonplace in our society. This has lead to a call for revolution as more and more Americans abandon the burger joints and head to the gym to shed pounds and get in shape.

Fit and Healthy

The Centers for Disease Control has stated that three-quarters of all healthcare spending actually goes to treat chronic diseases that could have been prevented with a proper diet and exercise. Obesity lowers the body’s abi

Read more ...

Choosing the Right Level of Assistance for Your Senior Parent

Private duty home care houston tx

Many adults have had the difficult decision of what to do with their elderly parent when they are no longer able to fully take care of themselves anymore. The decision can be tricky, because feelings are often strong and guilt can play into the decision, as well. There are different levels of care that are often needed when it comes to elder care and the amount of care or the best type of care for a senior will often depend on the amount of assistance that is needed.

There are nursing homes, assisted living apartments and in home care options available. Each one of the assistive programs has their own benefits and assist seniors based on their specific needs. For example, some seniors may only

Read more ...

What to Do if You Suspect You Have Age Related Macular Degeneration

Vitrectomy surgery orange county

What is Age Related Macular Degeneration or AMD?
Age Related Macular Degeneration, also know as AMD is the number one cause of vision loss in people that are over 60 years old. The disease attacks your central vision and destroys it. Macular degeneration affects the macula and causes cells to die off. There are two types of macular degeneration. Wet macular degeneration is when blood vessels begin to grow under the macula and leak blood or fluid. Dry macular degeneration is a slower process that happens when the light sensitive cells in the macula break down.

What is Central Vision?
Central vision is what you use to see objects clearly and to do day to day tasks that are usually simple such as recognizing faces, reading and driving. The macula is part

Read more ...

The New Way to Skip Embarassing Doctor Visits

Std testing at home

If you are a single sexually active person, properly maintaining your sexual health is important. The best way to do that is by regularly undergoing STD testing procedures. Most people can agree that it doesn’t sound fun use of time, but it can not only save your life, but the life your partners as well.

Why People Avoid Regular Sexual Health Screenings

If you are sexually active you owe it yourself to get screened for sexually transmitted diseases on a regular basis. Unfortunately there is quite a bit of fear, shame and embarrassment associated with STD testing centers. These anxieties might keep you from scheduling regular tests especially with primary care providers. Luckily there are several alternatives, including at

Read more ...