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Everything You Need to Know About Bunion Surgery in NYC

Your feet carry you all day- from work, to walking the dog at the park, to walking through the mall buying gifts for your loved ones. The average adult walks 3,000 steps a day- that’s 3 miles! That’s a lot of wear and tear on your feet. It’s no wonder so many of us have foot problems.  One of the most common foot problems we experience are bunions. One out of three people over the age of 65 experience bunions. But what causes them and how do you remove them? Below is everything you need to know about bunions and bunion surgery.  What is a Bunion? A bunion is a bone deformity in the joint of the big toe. In medical terms, it is called a hallux valgus. The most obvious symptoms of a bunion is a bony protrusion on the side of the foot. The big toe pushes the...
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6 Causes of Spotting Between Periods You Shouldn’t Ignore

There are a lot of factors that can cause light vaginal bleeding. Occasional spotting can be a sign of ovulation or upcoming menstruation. However, if you have noticed bloody discharges that occur frequently, it is better to visit the doctor. In this article, we gathered six causes of spotting between periods you shouldn’t ignore. 1. An infection There is no difference if you have a common yeast infection or an STI (such as chlamydia) you will experience vaginal irritation. Moreover, if this irritation becomes chronic, it may be accompanied by painful urination, discharges, pain during sex, and spotting. If you notice bloodstains after sexual intercourse, this may be a result of an infection that causes inflammation of the cervical tissue. Inflammation means more blood is flowing into this area and when the penis touches the cervix, it may bleed a little. 2. Changing of birth control Your menstrual cycle is...
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3 Types of Birth Control That Are Not Pills

Many women all over the world complain that they forget to pick up supplies of birth control pills from time to time. If you are one of them, it’s high time to think about LARC, long-acting reversible contraception such as an intrauterine device (IUD) or an implant. When it comes to preventing pregnancy, these devices, which the gynecologist inserts into your uterus or under the skin of your arm, are as effective as tying tubes, but they could be easily removed.  You should also know that some studies show that LARC is more than 99 percent safe. This is because you cannot destroy it. Once it is inserted, you can ignore its presence until you want to get rid of the birth control. An IUD and an implant are especially good options if you are over 35 years old. Most of them release progestin (a hormone that can relieve bleeding...
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Everything You Should Know About Lymphatic Drainage Massage

A lymphatic massage is a form of stimulation that helps the lymph fluids move throughout the body. Lymph fluid can build up in certain areas of the body, such as the legs, and cause swelling. Lymphatic drainage massage helps drain the lymph nodes and improves circulation. Lymphatic massage can benefit people with edemas, arthritis, or even insomnia. Below, we describe how the procedure works, how it helps, and how to prepare.  Prevents Severe  Health Conditions Lymphatic drainage is the process of "draining" the accumulated fluid from the lymph nodes using massage. Initially, our body is able to cope with the stagnation but after inflammation, trauma, surgery, or a sedentary lifestyle, it is difficult for our organism to regulate lymph outflow. Lack of lymph circulation can cause infections, lymphedema (severe tissue edema) or even tumors.  To prevent lymph stagnation, fluid outflow techniques are needed. In addition, lymphatic massage helps athletes recover...
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5 Health Benefits of Nuts You Should Know

Most of us know a proverb “One apple a day keeps a doctor away”. However, there is a lot of other healthy foods that should be included to your diet. Daily consumption of nuts has a lot of benefits as well. Moreover, they can be used not only as food but for teeth whitening and skin improvement as well.  Commonly consumed nuts include almonds, cashews, Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pistachios, and walnuts. Peanuts are officially not a nut, but a bean crop, but in its nutritional composition it is very close to nuts, therefore they are often referred to this category. In this article, we gathered five health benefits of nuts you should know. 1. Nuts are beneficial for our appearance Nuts and seeds can be used for teeth whitening as well. They have an abrasive texture that can clean away surface stains and plague. Moreover, all nuts...
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Everything You Should Know About Chronic Fatigue

Chronic fatigue or chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a disorder, which is normally characterized by extreme tiredness and which cannot be eliminated with rest. In the vast majority of cases, it has an underlying medical condition. There are different names for this type of disorder such as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) or systematic exertion intolerance disease (SEID). Due to the fact that there are many other conditions that produce similar symptoms, it is quite difficult to diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome. There are no tests available for CFS. Previously, this was a relatively controversial diagnosis. Nowadays, it is widely accepted as a medical condition. Symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome  It is almost impossible to state the exact symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome as they highly depend on the person itself and the severity of the condition. However, the most common, well-known symptom is fatigue, which does not allow you to perform daily...
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4 Common Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids

Fibroids or myomas are abnormal growths that often affect fertility and can cause heavy and unpredictable pain and bleeding. They increase the risk of preterm delivery, fetal growth restriction, and miscarriage. Moreover, fibroids can block natural childbirth and thus increase the risk of a cesarean section. Finally, they can provoke placental abruption - a condition in which the placenta separates from the inner wall of the uterus before delivery. There is a genetic component to the susceptibility when it comes to developing fibroids, but the exact mechanism of this is still unknown. Let’s look at four common signs and symptoms that you may have uterine fibroids.  1. Constant urge to urinate or feeling of fullness in the lower abdomen Fibroids that are located on your bladder may cause a frequent urge to urinate. You may also experience a feeling of fullness in the area above your pubic bone. Women with...
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The Link Between Poor Dental Hygiene and Heart and Brain Diseases

Proper dental hygiene is not only essential for our teeth but also for the whole body. Bad bacteria from the mouth can easily enter the bloodstream and cause inflammation wherever it spreads. Therefore, bad teeth threaten with many health issues such as respiratory infections, erectile dysfunction, pregnancy complications, dementia, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and even cancer. Let’s figure out how poor dental hygiene affects heart and brain health.  Poor Dental Hygiene and Heart Problems  A new study found that tooth brushing three times a day can reduce the risk of heart failure by more than 10%. Researchers at Ewha Women's University in Seoul, South Korea, have studied whether improving oral hygiene can affect the risk of atrial fibrillation and heart failure. Scientists evaluated data from more than 160,000 participants aged 40 to 79 years, who at the beginning of the study didn’t have diagnosed atrial fibrillation or...
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6 Most Common Dental Implants Problems

Dental implants are a metal post that is surgically attached to the jaw bone to support an artificial tooth. Once placed, an oral surgeon and restorative dentist will mount a replaced tooth to the implant. They have a high success rate.  However, there are also cases when people experience dental implant failure. A recent study shows that approximately 5 to 10 percent of dental implants fail either months or years after the procedure or shortly following the procedure. Taking all the aforementioned into consideration it is extremely important to understand the potential dental implants problems. Therefore, the following section depicts the main ones.  Infection at the implant site  This infection can occur and develop during or after dental implant surgery. Risk factors for this condition include having an autoimmune disease, bad oral hygiene, and smoking.  Micro-movements of implant  Implant micro-movements can happen when a dental implant lacks stability, which sometimes...
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4 Most Common Teeth Whitening Approaches

If you have ideal, unrestored teeth without fillings and gums you are the ideal candidate for teeth whitening. Therefore, this cosmetic procedure is not recommended for everyone. There numerous ways to whiten your teeth including strips, trays, over-the-counter gels and whitening products purchased from a dentist. The following section focuses on the description of the most common teeth whitening methods.  Whitening toothpaste In the majority of cases, toothpaste helps to remove surface stains. It happens because of the mild abrasives that are contained in the toothpaste. Some of the include chemical agents and gentle polishing assisting in providing additional stain removal effectiveness. Whitening toothpaste does not contain bleach and can only help with stains removal. Over-the-counter and professional products for teeth whitening contain hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide that allow lightening the color deep in the tooth. However, it can only be done by about one shade. In comparison, professional...
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5 Common Dental Problems and How to Treat Them

A beautiful smile is a perfect tool that can make you look more friendly and attractive. However, many people all over the world can’t afford such a luxury as a smile because of certain dental issues. Fortunately, modern restorative dentistry can cope with even the worst bites and teeth conditions. Despite the fact that it may cost you a sufficient amount of money, this is a good investment that will boost your self-confidence and well-being. In this article, we gathered five common dental problems and how to treat them. 1. Missing teeth Missing teeth can make you feel shy and confused while smiling. Some people with missing teeth even refuse to smile in public. The most common causes of missing teeth include: Gum disease Dental injuries Wear and tear of teeth Tooth decay Genetics Despite the fact that you can feel comfortable, missing teeth can lead to malocclusion and a...
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Main Tips to Prevent Neck Pain

Most people do not know that what they are doing every day can be exacerbating their neck pain. The most common way of aggravating neck pain is the way we carry ourselves. In some cases, neck pain can be a symptom of a more serious health problem.  Neck pain can be accompanied by loss of strength in your hands and arms. It can also cause shooting pain into your shoulder and/or numbness. The problem with your neck generally occurs from muscles, ligaments, and tendons, which are commonly referred to as the soft tissues. We have created a list of the most important tips that should help you avoid neck pain.  Correct your posture  In the majority of cases, the main cause of neck pain is our posture. It seems very simple but in reality, it is not. Try to control the way you carry yourself on an everyday basis. In...
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5 Effective Ways to Keep Brain Health

Our brain tends to change as we get older. Aging often affects memory, decreases the ability to pay attention, and causes problems with multi-tasking. Many old people also experience some brain changes that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease. If left ignored, the disease progresses and affects physical functions such as balance, swallowing, and ladder and bowel control. The good news is that you can prevent dementia and keep your brain healthy as you age.     Recent studies prove that certain lifestyle changes can significantly reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease or any other type of dementia. These changes are also effective for those who already suffer from Alzheimer’s disease since they can help manage symptoms.  1. Learn new things Learning new things stimulates brain function which may be helpful in preventing Alzheimer’s disease. It turned out that the ability to speak two languages helped delay the onset of three types of...
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