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Three Alternative Procedures to Knee Replacement Therapy

The knee can sustain extensive damage due to different medical conditions such as osteoarthritis, necrosis, injury or trauma, rheumatoid arthritis and general deformity. If your mobility is compromised due to the joint damage and the pain is excruciating, your doctor may recommend knee replacement surgery. As implied, this is a procedure in which the worn and diseased knee is removed and an artificial alternative is inserted. This process allows mobility to be restored, and it is a long-term solution.


Dentures: Ways to Keep Them in Good Condition

Dentures are one of the most common tooth replacement solutions that people will seek when they are missing multiple teeth. This is because they are an economical alternative when compared to other tooth replacement procedures such as dental implants or dental bridges. In addition to this, they can be used by anyone regardless of their age. However, once you have paid a visit to a denture clinic and got your false teeth, it does not mean that you can be lax when it comes to your dental hygiene.


Learn the Signs that Your Child Might be Suffering from Asthma

Asthma is a chronic condition in which allergens cause the bronchial airways to become swollen. The muscles surrounding them will then constrict, making it harder to breathe. For unknown reasons childhood asthma has become far more common in the last couple of decades. In fact, experts predict that the total number of children suffering from the condition increased by 75 per cent between 1980 and 1994. With 1 in 10 Australians estimated to have asthma, it’s clearly important to be able to spot it in your child, but this can be tricky.


5 Tips to Find a Good Fit for Your CPAP Mask

If you have sleep apnoea, you may need to wear a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) mask to keep your airways open while you sleep. If your mask doesn’t fit correctly, it may fall off or leak during the night, preventing you from getting the air you need. This could compromise the quality of your sleep, or even lead to death if your brain fails to wake you when your airway closes.


Understanding Chronic Venous Insufficiency

Chronic venous insufficiency is a vascular condition that affects the legs and occurs when vein valves stop working properly and allow blood to flow backwards through your veins and pool. This can create pressure and blockages in your veins and weaken the vein walls. It’s not always clear why chronic venous insufficiency develops, but a family history of vascular conditions, such as deep vein thrombosis and varicose veins, can increase your chance of developing this condition.


How Cosmetic Dentists Can Help You

Cosmetic dentistry is made up of procedures that are designed to help the aesthetic appearance of your mouth. The procedures could, though might not necessarily, improve your mouth’s function. Here are the different types of procedures a cosmetic dentist will offer you and how they will help you. Teeth Whitening This is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures and is also known as bleaching. The point of this approach is to make your teeth several shades whiter, making them look cleaner.


3 Drug-Free Ways To Treat Back Pain When You're Pregnant

During the course of your pregnancy, changes to your body can leave you with back pain. Your body produces relaxin, which is a hormone that’s required to get your body ready for labour. It causes your ligaments to loosen, and when the ligaments in your back and hips loosen, your spine can feel strained. Additionally, as your bump grows you will likely alter your posture and gait to compensate for your centre of gravity shifting.


Subtle Signs of Skin Cancer to Have Checked Out

If you have moles, suspicious spots, or freckles that look to be changing appearance, you need to watch out for signs of skin cancer. There are different types of skin cancers, from melanoma to squamous cell carcinoma. While many people know to look for black moles or large spots that weren’t there before, there are some other signs that tend to be a little less common. Don’t ignore the following subtle signs of skin cancer.


Five Signs You Have a Hip Bursitis

The joints of your body have tiny little fluid-filled sacs around them, and these sacs help to cushion your joint bones as they move. Unfortunately, however, you can develop issues with these sacs called bursa sacs, but luckily an orthopedist can help. Wondering if you have bursitis in your hip joint in particular? Here are five signs to look for: 1. Pain The number one sign that you may have a bursitis with your hip bursa sacs is pain.


Avoiding and treating netball related injuries

Netball is one of the most popular sports for girls and women to play in Australia and is attracting a growing number of males through the mixed netball leagues. It is a fast-paced sport with sudden starts and stops as well as twisting motions, making it a common source of injury for feet and knees. Here are some tips on how to treat and avoid netball injuries.  Wear the right shoes


Obtaining low cost HIV care as a closeted gay man

HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) care has come a long way since the earliest days of the AIDs crisis. With appropriate early care many patients can live a long and happy life with few restrictions, as long as they maintain appropriate protocols around body fluids. With gay men particularly vulnerable to HIV due to the higher infections rates within the gay community and the mechanics of anal sex (with a higher risk of abrasions, tears, and subsequent mixing of fluid), an HIV diagnosis often brings up other social and medical issues.


Hearing Aid | 4 Actions To Protect Your Hearing Aids In Excess Moisture Conditions

If you live in conditions with excessive moisture and humidity, then you need to be extra careful with your hearing aid choices because they could be vulnerable to damage, which will eventually affect your ability to hear properly. This guide equips you with smart actions to protect your hearing aid device when you live in conditions with excess moisture. Choose Water Resistant Hearing Aids When you know you live in conditions with higher humidity, you may want to consider investing in water resistant hearing aid devices.