If you have a debilitating endometriosis condition, then your gynecologist may suggest a surgical procedure to remove the excess tissue from your abdomen. This procedure is a laparoscopic one and many individuals want to know how they can recover from the procedure. Thankfully, the operation is a minimally invasive one, but there are a few things you should know about recovery. Take Care With The Incision Laparoscopic surgical procedures are often completed as a way to reduce the need for large incisions.
10 January 2018
Making the decision to visit a foreign country can be exciting, but foreign vacations can also be a logistical challenge. While no one goes on vacation planning to experience a medical emergency, these emergencies do happen. Here are three things that you can do to ensure you are prepared to handle any potential medical emergencies that may arise as you plan for your upcoming foreign vacation. 1. Talk to your insurance company.
25 November 2017
Food allergies affect many people and can their symptoms can range in severity dramatically. Someone with a mild food allergy might feel tired or suffer from a sore stomach upon coming in contact with something that he or she shouldn't have eaten, while those with severe allergies may die as a result of consuming certain foods. Even if you know some people with food allergies, there's a strong probability that there are many things about food allergies that you don't currently know.
5 November 2017
Are you the parent of one or more elementary-aged children? Does it seem like you're always taking your child or children to the doctor for one reason or another? Making appointments to see your child's pediatrician can be frustrating, especially when your child is feeling unwell. The soonest appointment available may be days away, during which time your child will still be sick. You could take your child to the nearest emergency room, but unless your child has a broken bone or some other serious injury, then it could be many hours before you're able to see any sort of doctor.
19 October 2017
During the fall and winter of each year, there seems to be a dramatic increase in the number of flu cases. During those months, you may notice that your family doctor's office is filled with people who are sniffling, sneezing, coughing and blowing their nose. These and other classic flu symptoms, such as a fever, chills, weakness, and achiness, can make it difficult for patients to perform daily duties. Most people dread the thought of catching the flu, but they may not know how to avoid it.
30 September 2017
A common cause for tinnitus is chronic exposure to loud volumes. This means that if you work in an industry in which high levels of noise are commonplace, you may be at risk of this hearing condition. However, your hobbies can also contribute to a heightened risk of tinnitus unless you take the right approach. If you're a guitar player, you might love plugging your instrument in and turning it up—but this behavior, especially when you enjoy it frequently, can increase your risk of tinnitus.
11 September 2017
Ankle injuries are incredibly common, but just because other people experience them doesn't mean that they don't hurt. Ankle injuries can be caused by many different things; these are some of the more common reasons why people injure their ankles. Regardless of how you hurt your ankle, however, you may want to see a foot and ankle doctor so that you can find out about the best treatment option for you.
29 August 2017