Plantar fasciitis is a sharp pain in the heel experienced mostly by runners or people who walk over long distances. The pain that runs from the heel to the arch of your foot is usually worse in the morning and can be minimized by doing some stretches and warming up before the run. For people who suffer from persistent plantar fasciitis, various treatments like icing, steroid shots, and painkillers are explored for short-term relief.
25 October 2017
Bruxism — more simply known as grinding the teeth — can become a serious problem for your dental health. Teeth aren't invincible, and when they're frequently grinding together, the enamel can start to wear away and cause significant damage over time. There are ways the problem can be stopped, whether it's through training or dental treatments, but that assumes you actually know about it. Because teeth grinding sometimes only happens during sleep, there are a lot of people around who don't even know they do it.
27 July 2017
For many women, the end of the menopause can come as a relief. Bothersome symptoms, such as hot flashes, dry skin and sleep disturbances, tend to disappear, but changes in your hormone levels can leave you more susceptible to certain health conditions. Here's an overview of two health conditions postmenopausal women are at an increased risk of developing: Osteoporosis Osteoporosis is characterised by weak bones, which can leave sufferers vulnerable to fractures and breaks.
28 June 2017
Deep vein thrombosis is a medical term that strikes fear in the hearts of people everywhere. While many associate it with long-haul flying and the contraceptive pill, inactivity and the post-operative recovery period are far bigger risks. While it's rare that your vascular surgeon will involve themselves with removing a clot, they do have a strong interest in clot prevention and there are a few steps you can take to help.
20 June 2017
Bruxism is a condition whereby the individual suffers from grinding, clenching or gnashing their teeth. Although people assume that bruxism only happens at night, some patients also experience this during the day. However, since it usually presents as you sleep, it can be difficult for some individuals to be aware that they are suffering from this condition in the first place. As such, it is prudent to know what the signs are and visit a dental hospital post haste.
19 May 2017
Unlike diaphragms, condoms are effective at preventing STIs and STDs from spreading. However, this isn't a concern that is likely to be as important once you've found a long-term partner and both of you have been tested. When you know you're both clean, you can have sex and be free from any fears of disease or infection; of course, there are still unplanned pregnancies to consider. Diaphragms can protect against fertilisation too, and they hold a number of benefits over condoms, especially if you're only sleeping with one committed partner.
18 November 2016
If you have an appointment scheduled with your doctor, it's good to ensure you take the time to ask questions about your health and especially about any condition you might have in particular. Maintaining a good dialogue with your doctor can mean knowing how to protect your health in between those medical centre visits. Note a few questions that many patients overlook but which you'll want to bring up with your doctor the next time you have an appointment.
31 May 2016