Risk Factors for Varicose Veins

 

Risks of Varicose Veins

Pronounced, enlarged veins in the legs and feet are a common occurrence. Varicose veins occur in up to 30% of people and anyone can be affected with these large veins. This condition occurs when the valves in the vein are not working properly, allowing the blood to backflow or pool, stretching and twisting the vein.…

Get a 2nd Opinion with Remote Radiology Readings

 

Second Opinion

When you have a injury, often x-rays or MRIs are taken to view the injury area. These images can show possible issues related to the injury when interpreted by a physician. However, it is not uncommon for two different physicians to have opposing opinions on the same image. Getting a second opinion or diagnosis is…

What Causes Food Sensitivities?

 

Wholistic Food Treatment

Many of the foods that are eaten daily can contain substances that can cause a reaction in some people. Food sensitivities or intolerances are similar to food allergies, but not as severe. While a food allergy can be life-threatening, food sensitivities are more likely to be more of a nuisance or uncomfortable in the beginning.…

Dangers of Acid Reflux Disease

 

Acid Reflux

Gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD is much more than just occasional heartburn. Often referred to as simply acid reflux disease, GERD can be a painful condition that can cause damage to the esophagus. Those with GERD should be aware of the dangers of leaving this condition untreated. Not only can it cause discomfort, it could…

When is Surgical Invention Needed for Hemangiomas?

 

Hemangioma Treatment

Many infants have hemangiomas that are noticeable at birth or shortly after. While most hemangiomas or vascular birthmarks either go away on their own or can be removed with non-invasive treatments, some require surgical invention. Knowing your options can help you determine whether your child may need surgery to remove their birthmark. Hemangiomas or birthmarks…

Top 5 Facial Plastic Surgeries

 

Cosmetic Surgery

Appearance matters. As much as many people want to pretend that it is only what is on the inside that counts, how a person looks affects how others perceive them as well as how they feel about themselves. Plastic surgery can be an option to alter appearance, especially for the face. In 2017, the American…

Treatments for Tennis or Golf Elbow

 

Tennos Elbow Treatment

Both tennis and golf elbow involve injuries to tendons that support the elbow joint. Named for common sports that can cause this type of tendon strain, tennis and golf elbow are usually caused by repeated motions involving the elbow. For tennis elbow, the tendons affected are on the outside of the elbow, while golf elbow…

Physical Therapy to Restore Hand Function

 

Physical Therapy

The function of the hand is impacted by many components in the shoulder, arm, elbow, wrist and hand. Often, functional issues occur in the hand even when the injury or damage is in one of these other areas. Physical therapy can be needed to restore mobility and strength to the hand, which is best completed…

Non-Invasive Treatment for Upper Eyelid Hollows

 

Facial Fillers

When the upper eyelids lose volume, they can appear to sink and create shadows around the eyes. Upper eyelid hollows can occur for various reasons. Poorly performed upper eyelid blepharoplasty can result in too much skin or tissue removed that can cause a sunken appearance; aging of the skin and tissue can result in depressed…

5 Bad Habits to Quit for Healthier Skin

 

Skin Care Habits

Glowing, healthy skin does not happen by accident, especially as you get older. The changes in the skin’s structure and exposure to the elements requires care to keep it healthy and attractive. It is not just how you care for your skin that matters – there are bad habits you should avoid. Here are five…