Cancers that originate in the bone, called primary bone cancers, are very rare. They most often occur in children and adolescents. Cancerous tumors in the bone “eat” their way through surrounding structures and spread quickly around the body, so early diagnosis is essential. If detected early, surgery can be carried out to remove the tumor, and most patients have only a slight chance of the disease recurring within five years, and after that recurrence is not likely. However, most cases are not diagnosed early and the prognosis is not good.
The causes of primary bone cancer are not yet known, but there may be a genetic link because it often seems to run in families. This form of cancer most often occurs in the leg, with it painful swelling just above or below the knee. The pain may be worse while standing or while in bed at night. Read the rest of this entry »
If your doctor measures your blood pressure and it is consistently high, they will also want to do a few extra tests. Tests include using a dipstick to cheek a sample of urine for the presence of protein (which would indicate kidney damage) or glucose (which would indicate diabetes) as well as taking a blood sample to send to a laboratory to assess your kidneys’ function. Your doctor may also examine the back of your eye using an ophthalmoscope as high blood pressure can cause damage to the light- sensitive layer of the retina. Other tests can be done to check for any underlying disorder and include a chest X-ray and electrocardiogram (ECG).
The first line of treatment is not medication. Your doctor will recommend lifestyle changes to reduce high blood pressure. These changes include losing weight if overweight, reducing alcohol intake, cutting down salt consumption, taking regular exercise and, most importantly, giving up smoking. Read the rest of this entry »
The musculoskeletal system is made up of the bones of the skeleton, joints that link the bones together and the muscles that enable the body to move. At birth, a baby has around 350 bones, some of which rise together as it grows. Adults usually have 206 bones, though some have extra ribs and others have fewer. The body’s larges bone is the femur in the thigh and its smallest is the tiny stapes in the ear. The muscles and ligaments act with the bones to produce a range of movements, from precision threading of a needle to the most vigorous exercise. Read the rest of this entry »
Joining a gym to reduce weight, to give a proper shape to your body or to remain physically fit is absolutely fine but what is more important is to check whether the equipment you are using to achieve your target is right for you body posture. You should judge whether you are utilizing it rightly or not.
If you plan to exercise on your own and under a trainer then t important that you learn the right technique of using the gym equipment rather then hurting yourself later. The injuries caused because of improper usage of gym equipment could prove to be hazardous to one’s muscles.
You may think that liposuction risk would be too great for a cancer patient. That is not always the case. It can be very beneficial for some people. However, the patient and the physician must keep in mind the length of lipo recovery and if the patient is strong enough to handle it.
Breast cancer patients benefit the most from a liposuction procedure. Often a patient will have the lymph nodes in the arms removed to prevent the cancer from spreading to other parts of the body. This will cause lymph fluids to build up in the arms and cause swelling. The liposuction surgery helps reduce this swelling. The surgeon will pull out excess fat from the arms and this reduces the swelling caused by lymphedema.
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Persistently high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, can damage arteries and body organs, including the kidneys and the heart. This insidious disease is a major factor for heart disease, heart attacks and strokes. In fact, high blood pressure increases the risk of stroke six times and the risk of a heart attack threefold. Health education and screening program aid the early detection of high blood pressure and, together with improved treatments, have helped to significantly reduce the incidence of strokes and heart attacks
The body’s reproductive organs are developed in babies before they are even horn. In fact, a baby girl is born with all the ova (eggs) that she will release during her adult life.
Puberty is the major developmental stage for the reproductive systems of both genders. It is at this time that hormonal changes in the body bring great physical and mental changes, maturation to the reproductive systems for their adult role. Both the male and female systems are perfectly for designed o their unique ultimate function sexual activity and reproduction.
The female reproductive organs are situated in the pelvic cavity and SO are enclosed and protected by the pelvic bones. The ovaries are central to the female reproductive system because they hold all the female ova (eggs). The ovaries release one egg during the process of ovulation, and this happens first at puberty. Once released, the egg passes along the Fallopian tube to the uterus (womb) a hollow, muscular organ capable of considerable expansion to accommodate a growing fetus during pregnancy. The neck of the uterus is also known as the cervix, projects into the vagina. The vagina is a muscular organ that is able to expand greatly during sexual intercourse and childbirth. Read the rest of this entry »
Milk thistle, which also goes by the name of Silybum marianum and holy thistle, has been used to treat liver ailments for hundreds of years. Milk thistle works by improving the liver’s ability to remove toxins from the body, and in turn repairs damage to the liver. This is great news for those that suffer from liver ailments such as hepatitis and cirrhosis.
Recent research has also suggested that milk thistle also aids in lowering cholesterol, it does this by increasing the body’s production of the natural antioxidant, glutathione.
The main medicinal benefits are derived from a flavonoid complex housed in the milk thistle herb, which comes in the shape of silymarin. This particular substance is sourced from the milk thistle seeds. The silymarin complex contains a total of four health beneficial phytochemicals; these include silybinin, isosilybinin, silydianin, and silychristin.
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WHAT IS URINE?
Urine is 95 per cent water and 5 per cent uric acid, urea, salts (such as sodium, potassium and chloride) and creatinine. The nephron is part of the filtration unit through which the blood passes in the kidneys. Through this filtration system useful substances are reabsorbed into the bloodstream, and waste substances become urine, which is eventually passed from the kidneys by the ureter.
The urinary system is a sophisticated filtration unit which maintains fluid and chemical balance within the body. Many chemical reactions occurring in cells all over the body produce unwanted by-products and the kidneys filter these from the blood and excrete them in the form of urine.
Normally, waste products from the body pass out ill urine, which is produced in the kidneys. If the urine becomes saturated with waste chemicals, these can crystallize and form stone-like deposits in the kidneys. Kidney stones come in varying sizes: small ones may travel down the urinary tract and simply pass out in the urine; larger stones tend to stay within the kidney but can move into the ureter, where they can lodge and cause severe pain.
Half of all people affected by kidney stones will develop further stones within seven years. Kidney stones occur more frequently in young to middle-aged men. People living in a hot climate have a higher chance of developing kidney stones if they don’t drink enough fluid to replace that lost through sweating. Some individuals may inherit a predisposition towards the condition. Read the rest of this entry »
There are three basic types of high blood pressure or by
- Essential or primary hypertension – Nine out of ten people with high blood pressure have this type and the exact cause is unknown, although it involves many risk factors.
- Secondary hypertension – About 10 per cent of people have high blood pressure due to another disease, such as kidney disease, rare endocrine disorders or heart valve problems, or in rare cases it is due to interactions with a drug.
- Malignant hypertension – In this rare type, blood pressure can soar to dangerous levels, requiring urgent hospital treatment. Read the rest of this entry »
The testes are located in the scrotum, which hangs outside the body where the temperature is more suitable for efficient sperm production. The testes are responsible for the production of sperm and the release of the male hormone testosterone. Testosterone controls the development of male secondary sexual characteristics at puberty, such as deepening of the voice, facial hair, changes in the penis and testicles and the production of sperm.
After boy reaches puberty, his testes create sperm at a rate of approximately 125 million sperm a day. These gather in the testes and then move on to the coiled tubular system known as the epidemiologist, where they mature. The epidemiologist drains first into the vas deference and from there into the ejaculatory ducts. During sexual activity, these ducts contract and push sperm through the urethra during the process of ejaculation. Read the rest of this entry »
The bones of the skeleton provide structural support for the body and work with the muscles to move it. Bones also have other functions:
- Some bones protect the vital organs. The skull acts as armor for the brain, and the pelvic hones keep abdominal organs from being damaged. The movement of the ribs aids the process of breathing and they also protect the organs of the chest, such as the heart and lungs.
- The bones of the ear help with hearing. They act as amplifiers when sound passes from the outside world through on its way to the brain.
- The bone marrow inside flat bone as the shoulder blades and breastbone a range of blood cells.
- A joint is the junction between two or more bones. Some joints are fixed, such as of the skull, while others, such cartilaginous joints between the vertebrae of the spine, have hardly any However, most joints in the both freely and are known as Synovial joints. The ends of the bones meeting at synovial joints are covered with a thin layer of cartilage to stop them grinding against each other. They are lubricated, to allow smooth by a thin layer of fluid called Synovial fluid. The ligaments are strong fibrous strips that hold bones together at the joint them from moving too far apart.
When it comes to raising a child who has autism, a different approach will be required. Children with autism interact with the world in a way that can be difficult for someone who does not have this common developmental disorder to understand. This can be frustrating for both the child and the parent. Although there are times when both of you may get overwhelmed, it is important to be extremely patient.
Because autism is so common, a great deal of research has gone into figuring out the best parenting methods, as well as the best products and toys to facilitate that. From simple things like providing the child with appropriate chewing materials to more in-depth aspects like teaching them to be social, the products that you have on hand are going to make an immense difference. In fact, some basic toys can drastically improve an autistic child’s general demeanor, which will make life better for everyone involved! Read the rest of this entry »
As a proud owner and founding doctor of a chiropractic practice, there is a lot of pressure to make sure that the equipment invested in is the very best it can be for the health and rehabilitation of the patients but also keeps in mind the budget of a new or growing spine care office. Doctors want to make sure that they are getting a good value for their hard-earned money and being able to have both come together in a chiropractic equipment and supply company takes the stress out of having what is needed when the situation arises.
There are many things that need to be ordered on a weekly basis for the chiropractic office, especially if electrotherapy is at all part of the office’s list of treatments and therapies. Ultrasound gel needs to be in stock, electrode pads in all of the right sizes and types need to be well in account, when the office needs supplies and a reputable supplier, Scrip Hessco electrotherapy equipment offerings will make sure that what is needed is available and for the best value in the marketplace. They have prided themselves on excellent quality, value and service to the spine health industry for over 40 years and counting. Read the rest of this entry »
Physical therapy is a health care profession that focuses on evaluation, examination, diagnosis and remediation of mobility impairments and the quality of life patients can suffer from because of an ailment or illness. This health care field is also known as physiotherapy and abbreviated to PT, and deals with a large laundry list of problems patients can suffer from. It is also defined as helping to restore mobility, alleviate pain and help the patient regain their personal independence.
There are many different career opportunities in the physical therapy industry. The position that is right for you will heavily depend upon your range of education and training, as well as your people skills and bedside manners. If you are looking to make a career change and start a job that can make you feel fulfilled, physical therapy could be perfect for you.
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If you are sick and tired of dealing with the growth and appearance of unwanted hairs on your body, then one of the easiest ways to resolve this problem is to invest in a waxing kit from New Life Systems. Many people seem to stray away from waxing and use it only as a last resort option primarily because of the immense pain that is experienced within each session.
Keep in mind, though, that the short-term pain can easily be outweighed by the long-term results. The average waxing process is able to remove the complete hair follicle from the roots and will not grow back for up to eight weeks. If you are interested in purchasing a high quality waxing kit from New Life Systems either for your personal or professional use, there are several key points that need to be considered before finalizing the purchase.
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Local spas and those that offer quality services at high-end resorts provide a relaxing experience through a variety of techniques. They use high quality massage supplies and equipment offered by Massage Warehouse. This includes therapeutic massage tables, quality massage oils, creams and lotions along with other necessary equipment.
Nearly everyone enjoys a therapeutic full body massage. However there are numerous individuals that avoid massage treatments because they have never experienced the total relaxation of therapeutic hands performing deep tissue work or skin treatments in a relaxing atmosphere. However, with a little preparation and the right supplies from Massage Warehouse, it is easy to understand what to expect and how to get the most out of a day at the spa. Part of the preparation includes: Read the rest of this entry »
When patients have difficulty in urinating or become incontinent, they may be instructed by their health care professionals on the proper use and care for catheters. The more they know, the easier it will be for them to make the adjustment to using Allegro Medical catheters, whether for short-term or long-term.
Patients who use catheters are always in need of a secure way to hold the tube that runs from catheter to drainage bag. CATH-SECURE single tabs are easy to use and a positive way to secure catheters and their tubing. These devices are easily adjusted and they can stay in one place for about a week without altering the integrity of the skin. Read the rest of this entry »
Some devices in the medical world have a wide variety of uses, or at least can be used to treat a variety of different problems. The knee braces available from ProMedXpress.com are no exception.
Take the X-Tended Plus Size Knee Brace for example. It is a brace offered by ProMedXpress.com that is fully adjustable and fits larger people with thighs or calves of up to 30 inches. That corresponds to a 2X to 4X size. There is also extra padding placed in the area of the patella in order to make the brace more comfortable and provide additional support.
Because of the way the brace is designed, it can fit either knee in wrap-around fashion, but it is still designed to provide the optimum level of support for both knees.
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