Hello, my name is Gregory. When I was a young lad, I had to enter the health care world in an unexpected way. I developed a serious disease out of the blue that took doctors by surprise. I went through so many different testing procedures before my doctors could diagnose the rare disease. Everyone around me reeled as they tried to understand the purpose and process of the diagnostic tests. I hope to help others understand these important tests better through this website. Please come by often to learn all you need to know about medical diagnostics and working closely with health care professionals.
22 March 2016
If your gynecologist has recently informed you that you have a condition called endometriosis, then you should know that this disease forms when the lining of the uterus releases into the abdomen and attaches itself to organs and tissues in the region. Cysts and scar tissues can form, and you are likely to feel some pain and experience inflammation as the tissues respond to hormonal fluctuations. This happens as the tissues continue to act as if they are in the uterus.
21 March 2016
If you have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the knee, you may be unsure as to what treatment options you have available to you, especially if you are still young. While surgery is a viable option with excellent results for many individuals, it may not be necessary in your situation. Prolotherapy is a non-surgical therapeutic option that may be available to you, and it has demonstrated its effectiveness in thousands of individuals over the last several decades.
21 March 2016
If you have recently started physical therapy sessions to help treat pain and weakness caused by a rotator cuff injury, then your therapist may have started using a TENS machine during your treatment. TENS stands for subcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, and a TENS machine will deliver mild electrical stimulation to the tissues of your body. The electrical impulses are delivered through small electrode pads that you place on your skin. If you find that a TENS machine works for you in your physical therapist's office, then you can purchase a device for home use.
18 March 2016
Blood clots can form in any of the veins in your body, including the central retinal vein, the vein that drains blood from your retina. The retina is a tissue that focuses the images that you see and turns them into electric signals that your brain can understand. Therefore, blood clots in the central retinal veins are potentially threatening to your sight and require immediate treatment. Here are four things you need to know about central retinal vein occlusion.
17 March 2016
Visiting your dentist for a toothache, seeing an optometrist for vision correction, and allowing your primary care physician to treat different illnesses are all essential for your underlying health. Since your feet are imperative for walking and standing, ensuring they are healthy is also necessary for your lifestyle. Caused by arthritis, an injury that has damaged the foot, or shoes that fit improperly, hammertoe is a painful condition that most commonly affects the second and third toes of the foot.