Questions That Many Patients Have About Robotic Surgery
Robotic surgery is becoming more popular, as surgeons are being more commonly trained on the equipment needed for this surgery, and the equipment itself is becoming more affordable and easier to use. As a patient, you might still have some qualms about a robotic piece of equipment cutting into you, no matter how much reassurance you might get from your surgeon. Note a few questions that many patients have about robotic surgery, so you can discuss your concerns with your surgeon and why they may recommend this type of procedure for you.
Treating Postnatal Diastasis Recti With Physiotherapy
As your abdominal muscles stretch in pregnancy to accommodate your growing bump, you may find the muscles of your linea alba actually separate. This is the band of tissue that runs down the middle of your abdomen, and unfortunately it doesn't tend to join back together on its own after you give birth. This condition, known as diastasis recti, can affect any woman who has carried a baby, but those who have had a multiple pregnancy are at an increased risk.
How to get used to your new hearing aids
Hearing aids are excellent tools to increase your hearing and can make you forget about your hearing impairment completely. However, that level of comfort doesn't come straight away. Hearing aids are tools, not parts of your body. That's why you'll have to go through a short adjustment period before your hearing aids can start to feel perfectly comfortable. In order to speed that process up there are a few things you should know about getting adjusted to your hearing aids.
Accessories That Will Alleviate Pain at a Standing Desk
Right now, the standing desk is a major office and home office trend. People are realising that their posture is suffering at their seated desk, that they feel fatigued, and that they have increased back and neck pain, and so they are trading in their old desks for standing options. It needs to be said, however, that a standing desk can only alleviate these problems if you use it correctly. There are some accessories that can help you to use a standing desk in the best way.
The Most Common Symptoms of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is caused when the oesophageal sphincter, a ring of muscle that serves to separate the stomach from the oesophagus, fails to do its job. When this happens, stomach acid can rise up into the oesophagus and mouth. This can put you at risk of all kinds of conditions, including oesophageal cancer, and it can also take its toll on your teeth. Here are a few of the most common signs that you may be experiencing GERD.
Watch Out For These Early Symptoms of Childhood Asthma
Asthma is a chronic condition that causes the lungs to overreact to allergens, viruses, exercise, pollutants, and cold air. Bronchial airways become inflamed and swollen during an attack, while excess mucus is produced in the airways and the muscles surrounding those airways contract. This makes breathing difficult, and it's a condition that has come to affect children even more in the modern age. In fact, rates of asthmas have increased in children under five years by an estimated 160% between 1980 and 1994.