Once you advance through the stages recommended by your surgeon and/or dietician post-op, many patients find that they don't get much guidance other than protein first and drink between meals. Here are some tips on protein rich foods and recipe sources from a bariatric patient.
Hoarding is often a taboo subject. Hoarders tend to hide their behavior. In addition to affecting their quality of life, hoarding also has a deleterious affect on their loved ones. Familial relationships become strained or non-existent, furthering the isolation and attachment to things vs people.
Understanding seizures in young children can help you better recognize and assist a child having a seizure. This article will provide you with options for mitigating the seizures, or preventing them from happening in the first place.
Licorice (or liquorice) root and extract may be very helpful in fighting tooth decay and gum disease. They can be dangerous if they’re used in large amounts, however.
I’ve probably had reflux my entire life. I’ve taken reflux medication, and I’ve done natural alternatives. One surprising and very important strategy in my arsenal is my adjustable bed.
In someone with an anemia disorder, there are either not enough red blood cells in the blood or the cells contain abnormal hemoglobin. Symptoms range from mild to severe.
You'd love to throw away your glasses, but Lasik (laser eye surgery) scares you. At last, there's an alternative—orthokeratology! OrthoK involves wearing special lenses at night that gently correct the shape of your eyes while you sleep,
In some cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a protein called SOD1 is misfolded due to a gene mutation. In mice, a copper compound can prevent the misfolding.
Researchers have found bacteria in some herniated disks. These bacteria may be causing chronic pain. Antibiotics can reduce chronic back pain in some people.
Lysozyme is an antibacterial enzyme in body secretions that helps to protect us from infections. It's also present in eggs, where it may cause allergies.
A step-by-step guide (with pictures) on getting your health information with your AncestryDNA results.
A swollen tongue may be a minor problem, but it may be painful and even dangerous if it blocks the airway. Allergies, nutritional deficiencies, trauma, diseases, and other factors can cause the condition.
According to the CDC, nearly 1 in 4 Americans has been diagnosed with a joint disorder. Cartilage and connective tissues wear down with age, making joint problems worse. To protect your joints as you age, it’s important to understand what your joints are and how they work. These strategies can help.
These six hacks will show you how to navigate the entire office visit, including scheduling your visit, discussing your medical issue, and interacting with office staff. Quality medical care is achievable with these tips; take the control into your own hands!
Do you have a friend with misophonia, or a sensitivity to certain sounds? Here are some tips to be a good, supportive friend to them, from a misophonia-sufferer.
Spinal taps can make diagnoses that save lives, but they can have painful side effects. Watch out for these signs that you might be suffering from a post-dural headache.