Archive for November, 2018

Taking A Closer Look At The Prevalence Of Sunglasses In The United States And Beyond

From Oakley offshoot lenses to polarized replacement lenses, sunglasses come in all shapes and sizes, prescription and non prescription alike. The use of sunglasses has been around for quite some time, and now there are sunglasses for pretty much any usage – and at any price point. Of course, you’ll want to understand why we should use sunglasses before ever buying them, as this can help you to determine the type of sunglasses that you ultimately purchase, be they Oakley offshoot lenses or even Oakley racing lenses or any of the many other types of sunglasses that are out there and available in the world as we know it.

And sunglasses have an incredibly long history, one that is far longer than the vast majority of people would even realize. In fact, sunglasses date all the way back to the 12th century, when the Chinese people of the time first brought them into being. These s

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4 Effective Home Remedies for Hair Rejuvenation

Hair is one of the most beautiful features in a person, particularly women. At least that’s what majority in society believes. Most women want a hairy head, but it is unfortunate that hair loss has become a familiar problem for men and women alike. But statistics show that in the United States, 21 million women more than men are experiencing hair loss. Other studies show that around 40% of women will experience significant hair loss by the time they are 40 years old.

Hair loss in women can be associated with several factors, such as s, aging, stress, hormonal imbalance, environment, medical conditions, habits and lifestyle, harsh cosmetics and medicines. And while it is normal to lose hair, especially during grooming, those with hereditary hair loss problem tend to lose more with bald spots. If you go through an unusual stage of hair loss, it’s time you consult hair specialists. Approximately 90 percent of hair loss is genetically related and requires specialized drugs or treatme

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Are you having a difficult time with substances? Perhaps it’s time to tell your doctor

Within the United States many individuals suffer from some type of substance abuse. Of these sufferers many don’t know where to turn when things get bad. There aren’t many individuals who see going to their family practice doctor as one of the options that they should explore. This option however, could be the best one for you if you or someone you know is suffering from addiction. Your family practice doctor has gotten to know you over the years and in some cases they may even seem to know you better than you know yourself. If you or someone you know is looking for detox help, then consulting your family practice doctor should be one of the first phone calls you make to talk through your options and what will help you best to overcome your problems.

Alcoholism treatment is a difficult thing to navigate through. There is no set in stone treatment for any people and it can

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Weekend and Evening Injuries and Illnesses Can be a Challenge

With an ankle nearly twice its normal size and a set of running clothes covered in stickers, you set out to look for one of the closest urgent care locations. at mile 10.9 of her first half marathon, your 17 year old daughter rolled her ankle, tumbled down a small hill and had to quit the race. Fortunately, another runner who had his phone allowed her to call you. Already waiting at the finish line, you abandoned that spot and drove to pick up your daughter.
Luckily, her unfortunate fall occurred very near a trail where she could hobble her way to a road and within minutes you were heading to a nearby walk in medical clinic. Wanting to get an x-ray as soon as possible, you were already reworking the Thanksgiving day schedule in your head. Your husband and older daughter were already heading over the river and through the woods to the annual family feast, and you were hopeful that you and your youngest daughter would not be far behind. The only question being would today’s travel in

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Eczema Vs. Psoriasis: Differences and Treatment Options

If you’re dealing with dry, itchy, and irritated skin, you might assume the cause is nothing major. But sometimes, a more serious skin condition may be causing these symptoms to occur. Eczema and psoriasis are two such skin problems. It can be tough to discern between the two — even for some doctors. We’ll discuss some of the key differences between these skin problems and how they’re treated, as well as why you should see your local dermatologist if these symptoms sound familiar to you.

What Is Eczema?

Eczema is a fairly common skin condition, with the latest estimates showing over 30 million Americans are affected. There are a few different forms of eczema, but atopic dermatitis is the kind most people experience. It’s essentially a hypersensitive reaction, often to certain irritants or allergens (such as dyes, soaps, fabrics, or foods). It can also result from bacterial exposure, genetics, stress, and certain medications.

Eczema is characterized by red or brownish-gray rashes on the body that cause intense itching. This itching often worsens at night. The skin may crack, peel, blister, swell, leak, or bleed (often as a result of scratching). Sometimes, the rash may appear as raised bumps and can have a crust on top. Often, it appears in the body’s “bends” (like on the back of the knee or in the crook of the elbow), but eczema can develop just about anywhere (including on the face, the arms, the neck, or the scalp). The appearance of these rashes and the significant itchy feeling that accompanies them are typically considered the hallmarks of eczema. Eczema cannot technically be cured, but patients may not experience flare-ups for many years (and some young patients may actually grow out of the condition).

What Is Psoriasis?

While eczema is essentially a reaction to some sort of environmental stimuli, psoriasis is actually considered to be a chronic autoimmune condition. It causes the body to overproduce skin cells at a rapid rate. This causes skin cells to build up and form silver-colored scales in affected areas, which become inflamed, red, and itchy. Approximately 3% of all people worldwide have some degree of psoriasis, making it another one of the most common skin problems around.

Like eczema, psoriasis is usually accompanied by itchiness. But that’s not the only characteristic of psoriasis. There are actually several forms of psoriasis, and each psoriasis sufferer may experience slightly different symptoms. Often, the thick and inflamed patches of skin are the giveaway. These can appear virtually anywhere on the body, but they frequently appear on the scalp, on the back, on the hands and feet, and elsewhere.

Psoriasis can be triggered by some of the same issues as eczema, including stress, medications, illnesses, diet, genetics, and weather changes. But it may also be triggered by sun exposure, scratches, or vaccinations. Medical dermatologists won’t always be able to give you a concrete cause. And while it cannot be totally cured, it can be treated successfully.

How Is Each Condition Treated?

With both of these skin problems, topical treatments are typically the first step. But the kinds of topical medications used differ between the two conditions. There are various lotions and creams that may be recommended by your dermatologist to treat eczema; they may also prescribe an antihistamine or a corticosteroid. Cold compresses, light therapy, and relaxation techniques may also treat the symptoms. Your dermatologist will also likely recommend that you avoid tobacco smoke, very hot showers, and harsh products.

For psoriasis, some of the same sort of topical medications (such as corticosteroids and moisturizing creams) may be recommended. Coal tar, salicylic acid, synthetic vitamin D, retinoids, and other treatments can be helpful in more serious cases, as can light therapy and certain injections. It’s also best to avoid smoking, stress, excessive alcohol consumption, very hot water, and harsh soaps.

How Are These Skin Problems Diagnosed?

The only definitive way to really diagnose either of these skin problems is to pay a visit to your local dermatologist. They can assess your symptoms and the appearance of your skin to give you a definitive diagnosis and recommend treatment to alleviate your discomfort.

These two conditions can be embarrassing and uncomfortable, but we’re here to provide some relief. For more information, please contact us today.