If an optometrist has prescribed glasses or contact lenses for you, it's important that you wear them as recommended. You may think that you can get along just fine without your glasses, or may not find your contact lenses to be very comfortable, but there are some very good reasons why you should always follow your doctor's recommendations in these cases. Note why that is, and be sure to talk to your optometrist if you find glasses or contact uncomfortable, so you can get something that does work for you and that you can use as prescribed.
15 March 2018
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
A brow lift is a surgery procedure that's meant to reduce signs of aging on your forehead. If your eyebrows have started to droop or you've creases between your eyebrows, then a brow lift is recommended for you. The procedure can be performed in various ways. Endoscopic Brow Lift It lifts the eyebrows without getting rid of the skin. In this procedure, several small incisions that are placed behind the hairline are used.
15 September 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
Orthodontics refers to addressing problems with the alignment of teeth and the jaw itself; this field is different than cosmetic dentistry, which is only concerned about the appearance of teeth, but which may not actually fix misalignment and other similar issues. Braces are a common fix for alignment issues, although many adults often assume that only teenagers get braces. Note some reasons why an adult may want to discuss orthodontic treatment options with their dentist, or why a dentist has suggested you see an orthodontist now, as an adult.
30 May 2017