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  • Top 5 Reasons for Hormone Replacement Therapy

    Hormones are responsible for the stimulation or regulation of several processes in the human body. But hormone levels are a delicate balance and a decline that naturally occurs as we age. Out of all the hormones, the decreases that affect us most are thyroid hormones; testosterone in men and estrogen for women. The most effective solution to this problem is Hormone Replacement Therapy. Here are ...

  • Prescription Drug Addiction Realities

    Prescription drug addiction is a real problem in America. In many parts of rural America, like the Appalachian region, prescription drugs are abused and used often for non-medical purposes. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 48 million Americans aged 12 and older have used prescription drugs for recreation or non-medical reasons during their lifetimes. This is approximately 20% of ...

  • How does heroin affect the human body?

    Heroin is an addictive substance, but the addiction is treatable. However, heroin use and abuse is increasing, according to a survey conducted in 2011 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHA). They estimate that more than 600,000 people each year use heroin, with the number steadily on the rise. The increase is most evident among young adults ages 18 to 25 years. Young adult ...

  • What Is Pain Management?

    The type, cause and severity and tolerance of pain can vary from one individual to the other. Pain may originate in the joints, muscles, or nerves. It can be the result of an injury, illness, or condition. It can be either acute or chronic. Thanks to modern pain medicine and minimally invasive interventional treatments, most pain conditions can be solved. Chronic Pain Chronic pain is long-term, ...

  • Why do you Feel Tailbone Pain when Sitting Down and Getting Up?

    The medical term for tailbone pain is coccydynia. The coccyx is made of five small bones that are fused together in a tail-like appearance. Pain that occurs in or around this bony structure can be dull, achy, sharp, or stabbing. Tailbone pain can go away on its own, or it may persist for months. Tailbone pain is often described as sharp during certain activities, like rising from a seated position ...

  • What causes sciatic nerve pain and what are the treatments?

    Sciatica is pain related to compression and/or irritation of the sciatic nerve. The pain is often felt in the lower back, back of leg, or buttock. The sciatic nerve runs from the lower back down each side of the body. Sciatic nerve pain affects around 40% of people at some point in life. The risk of sciatic goes up with age, since the intravertebral discs degenerate over time. The sciatic nerve is ...

  • KYPHOSIS: An Overview

    The human spine has normal curves when viewed from the side. These curves known as kyphosis and lordosis helps distribute the mechanical stress of the body throughout. Normal lordosis refers to an inward curvature in the neck (cervical) and lower back (lumbar) region. Normal kyphosis refers to the outward curvature of the spine. The normal curves in the spine permit the body to be balanced over ...

  • What are the new treatments for CRPS and where to get them?

    Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) affects 26 per 100,000 person-years. Females are more likely to acquire the disorder, and the upper extremity is affected most often. With this disorder, the nerves experience pain sensations greater than expected for the injury, and the pain persists long after the injury heals. Psychological Therapy Chronic pain from CRPS can affect the quality of life. This ...

  • How long does Postherpetic Neuralgia last and how to treat it?

    Postherpetic neuralgia (PN) is a chronic complication of herpes zoster (shingles), which affects the nerves. Herpes zoster results from reactivation of dormant viruses in the sensory ganglion and is manifested by acute, painful vesicular rash over a single dermatome (nerve region). The varicella-zoster virus (VZV) is a nerve virus that gains access to neurons during a childhood infection of ...

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