Treatments

Natural treatments, different medical approaches, psychotherapy, medication, and rehabilitation… In this section we’ll explain how each illness, injury, and disorder is treated as well as keep you up-to-date on the latest health news.

Symptoms of Hypocalcemia and its Treatment

Today, we’d like to tell you about the symptoms of hypocalcemia and its available treatments. If your blood calcium levels are too low, you may have symptoms of this condition, as hypocalcemia is a common disease. The good news is…

Hemispherectomy and the Postoperative Period

A hemispherectomy is a surgical procedure used to treat various seizure disorders. Typically, doctors perform it when these disorders don’t respond adequately to other less radical treatments. The first hemispherectomy was performed on a dog in 1888. The first reference…

How to Change a Feeding Tube (PEG)

A percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy is a surgical procedure in which a feeding tube is placed in the stomach. It involves the creation of an artificial external opening into the stomach for either nutritional support or gastric decompression. This intervention requires…

Remedies to Treat a Vaginal Yeast Infection

These remedies for vaginal yeast infections are homemade preparations that combine ingredients to help stop the growth of Candida albicans. Even though this is a microorganism that naturally inhabits all vaginas, when it grows in excess, it can result in…

Crossed Eyes: Symptoms and Treatments

Crossed eyes, also known as Strabismus, is a condition that usually appears right after birth. However, the prognosis is excellent if the condition is diagnosed and treated before the age of four. Essentially, this condition happens when the eyes can’t…

Infusion Pump: Uses and Patient Care

The infusion pump is a system that doctors use to infuse a drug into the patient’s bloodstream. Types of Infusion Pumps Overall, there are two main types of infusion pumps: An epidural infusion pump is a system for administering drugs intrathecally.…

5 Exercises that Won’t Affect your Joints

Suffering from knee problems shouldn’t keep you from doing periodic physical activity. Although some activities can affect your joints, there are several exercises that won’t affect your joints. In many cases, joint damage is the result of someone not executing…

Basic Wound Closure Techniques

As a general rule, wounds are injuries that can take place on the outer surface of the body. They can also be defined as a loss of skin continuity due to an external factor. Depending on the characteristics of the…

Swollen Legs: 8 Tips for Faster Relief

Having swollen legs can be the result of overexertion, circulatory problems, or fluid retention. This symptom usually affects women and is described as a sensation of heaviness that sometimes makes it difficult to move. Swelling often triggers episodes of prolonged…

Cutaneous Candidiasis: Five Treatments

Cutaneous candidiasis is a type of infection that arises when Candida albicans, a fungus, makes itself at home on your skin. These microorganisms are usually present on your skin without causing you major problems. However, certain imbalances can cause them…

Four Types of Headaches and Their Treatments

In this article, we’ll talk about four types of headaches and their respective treatments. Treating each of these types of headaches depends on their particular characteristics as well as your habits. Therefore, knowing the differences between the types of headaches will…

Learn about Knee Arthroscopy and its Benefits

Knee arthroscopy is a surgical procedure. They use it in trauma and orthopedic surgery. This technique facilitates diagnosis and helps treat many joint conditions. Despite the fact that it’s a much less invasive method than others, it’s important to note…

Treatment of Hypothyroidism During Pregnancy

The treatment of hypothyroidism during pregnancy is basically the same as treatment for non-pregnant people. However, since the person is pregnant, there will be more follow-ups because it can lead to complications during a pregnancy. Thyroid hormones play a very…

Casts and Splints: Uses and Care

Casts and splints work to protect the parts of the body that have suffered some type of injury. This helps to accelerate the healing process, since it limits the movement of that body part. Additionally, it helps to reduce pain.…

5 Benefits of Acupuncture that You Should Know

Acupuncture is a practice rooted in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine that has recently gained popularity in in the West. This article will focus on exploring 5 benefits of acupuncture that you probably did not know. However, it’s important to…

Which Massages are Best for a Baby?

At some point, we all need to get rid of accumulated stress. Babies are no exception to this, and a quality massage can help a baby feel better. However, do you know which massages are the best for babies? Currently,…

Kinesio Taping and its Usefulness

You probably have never heard the term Kinesio Taping before. However, you may have occasionally seen someone on the street with some colored strips in one or more areas of their body. What are these strips? What are they used…

Stem Cell Transplant Could Eradicate HIV

A huge step has been made towards treating HIV. A group of Spanish scientists have managed to reduce the HIV viral load to undetectable levels in six patients. While this is not an absolute cure, this discovery could represent a…

Auriculotherapy to Fight Parkinson’s Disease

It’s well known that the drugs that we use to treat Parkinson’s disease aren’t curative. In addition, their dosages have to be increased at some point in the patient’s life. Unfortunately, this typically doesn’t translate into a better quality of…