What is Depressive Disorder? It's natural for people to feel down. It would be unnatural to be happy all the time; happiness and sadness are two sides of the same coin and we oscillate between one or the other. Hopefully, you spend more time on the happy side of the coin. But if not, it's important to understand that EVERYONE has felt sad or melancholy. There's … [Read more...] about How to Treat Depression: Clinical Trials, Medications, and Alternative Treatments
Results from a clinical study found that middle-aged women undergoing routine breast biopsies who were given an emotionally supportive caregiver were able to complete the procedure and report no significant change in their overall psychological distress after a procedure. Micki Ewen’s case was featured on Dr. Phil’s show “You’re Not Alone” and she spoke at an event in … [Read more...] about How to Prepare Mentally and Physically for a Breast Biopsy
What is knee replacement surgery? Doctors will refer to it as Arthroplasty and it's a medical procedure intended to restore the healthy functioning of the knee joint by cutting away damaged bone and cartilage from the thighbone, shinbone and kneecap and replacing it with an artificial joint (the medical term is "prosthesis") made of metal alloys, high-grade plastics or … [Read more...] about What to Expect Before and After Knee Replacement Surgery (Arthroplasty)
Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses such as bending over or coughing can cause a fracture. Osteoporosis-related fractures most commonly occur in the hip, wrist or spine.Bone is living tissue that is constantly being broken down and replaced. Osteoporosis occurs when the creation of new bone doesn't keep up with the … [Read more...] about What is Osteoporosis and How to Treat it
IBS can cause nausea, bloating and other digestive problems. Severe gastrointestinal symptoms can affect sleep and daytime fatigue.IBS can complicate weight loss and improve weight loss after weight loss.IBS-related digestive symptoms may make it more difficult for people to do activities they enjoy, such as travel, exercise or riding motorcycles.In contrast, a person who has … [Read more...] about What is the Best Irritable Bowel Syndrome Treatment?
Blood vessels supplying oxygen and nutrients to the heart carry it over long distances from the heart to the body, where it's used for the majority of the body's needs. In this step by step, the doctor repairs or replaces the aortic valve in your heart. It's a common condition when aortic valve does not close properly. When this happens the aorta either grows wider to make room … [Read more...] about What to Expect When You Need Aortic Valve Replacement Surgery