Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is one of several forms of blood cancers that starts in the bone marrow. Unlike acute forms of leukemia, chronic variations may go undetected for years before they cause symptoms. If you are diagnosed with CLL, there are several treatments available to manage the disease. Watch And Wait The idea of watching a form of cancer may seem odd, but in some cases of CLL, there is little reason to proceed with treatment.
23 January 2018
You've been working hard to get in shape so that you can finally achieve your dream of completing a marathon. Now, you can't help but worry that you might have pushed it too hard on the last run since your ankle is giving you problems. Although it is common to feel some pain in your joints after training hard, you should not experience major discomfort that disrupts your normal activities. As you assess your condition, keep these three signs in mind that signal you may need to have your ankle pain checked out at an urgent care center.
4 December 2017
It is very important to make sure that you are doing everything you can in order to see a surgeon for any major issues with your spine, as you could be in a lot of pain and experience a deterioration of the spine if you cannot get the issue quickly resolved. But how do you know whether what you are experiencing is something minor that will resolve itself, or if it is something that warrants a call to an orthopedic spine surgeon?
13 November 2017
Hearing loss could easily be deemed one of the most prevailing sensual problems in the country. In the United States alone, there are about 48 million people who are dealing with some degree of hearing impairment. If you are one of these people, you know just how negatively hearing loss can impact your life. However, hearing loss is not an irreparable issue most of the time. Medical technology has helped audiologists develop hearing aids to help many people better hear the world around them.
28 October 2017
If your parent is starting to hallucinate and their memory is slowly getting worse, they may have Lewy body dementia. If they are having these symptoms, the first thing you should do is to take your parent to a neurologist for treatment. Until you can get that appointment, below are some signs that your parent has this and when it is time to put them in senior care. Signs of Lewy Body Dementia
6 October 2017
Most people have experienced stress and anxiety at one point in their lives. This emotional distress is not only emotionally challenging, but it can also debilitate a person physically. Prescription medications are usually the first course of treatment for patients with anxiety disorders. While effective, these medications have side effects that are not healthy for long-term use. If you are part of the 40 million adults in the United States who suffer from an anxiety disorder, managing your symptoms holistically is a safe, healthier alternative to taking medications.
19 September 2017
If you have arthritis, you know that the pain and discomfort can vary from day to day. You can manage symptoms with a treatment program set by your doctor, but you can also employ some at-home remedies to help you handle flare-ups. Here are some simple solutions that can help make a big difference. 1. Massage Massage can help with inflammation and soothing sore areas. If you use essential oils, choose an oil that can reduce inflammation.
22 August 2017
You do not want to have to deal with pain and suffering for too long, especially when there are treatments and procedures that can help you. If you are experiencing some of the following problems, you might want to speak with your primary care doctor about getting a referral to a reputable orthopedic surgeon. Your Range Of Motion Is Now Limited If you have found discovered that one of your arms or legs are not able to move like they did before, it could just be that you slept in a strange position and the problem will resolve itself on its own in a day or so.
12 August 2017
Living with pain and stiffness in your knee can be physically and emotionally overwhelming. Not only does this pain reduce your quality of life, but the stiffness can prevent you from completing simple tasks each day. Medications may mask the discomfort, but most prescription pain relievers are not recommended for long-term use. Fortunately, a knee replacement surgery can restore the knee joint back to a healthy, functional state. If you will become part of the 600,000 knee replacements performed each year in the United States, use this guide to understand what happens during and after the procedure.
16 February 2017
As you age, your body will go through many changes. One of those changes may involve your hearing. It's reported that one-third of the people in the US who are between the ages of 65-74 suffer from presbycusis, or age-related hearing loss. The number jumps to 50% for those who are over the age of 75. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to identify when you're experiencing hearing loss, especially in the early stages.
13 February 2017