Refuting Common Hormone Replacement Myths

Posted by on Apr 14, 2016 in Uncategorized |

As you age, your body’s chemistry can start to change, and this can have profound impacts on your quality life. In particular, it can be common for individuals to encounter decreased hormone production, which can have major effects on the patient’s comfort and mood. Fortunately, there are treatments available to compensate for these changes, but it can be difficult for you to effectively make decisions about pursuing this treatment option if you assume the following myths are true. Myth: You Will Only Need To Take Hormones When You Are Actively Showing Symptoms There are some patients that may not fully understand the purpose of hormone replacement therapy. While changes in your hormones can lead to numerous symptoms, such as hot flashes and mood swings, it is important to note that these treatments are typically not intended as a long-term solution to these discomforts and symptoms. Rather, hormone replacement therapy is designed to help patients by allowing the body’s hormone levels to decrease in a more even manner, which can reduce many of the sudden and intense symptoms of this transition. While you may not enjoy the idea of having to regularly undergo hormone treatments, the ability to have greater control over your symptoms may make this more than worth any minor inconveniences. Myth: Men Cannot Benefit From Hormone Replacement Therapy While many women will undergo hormone therapy, it is important to note that this type of therapy can also be used to help men address a variety of their problems. For example, a man’s body can start to lose the ability to produce enough testosterone, which can have a profound impact on the patient. Men that are experiencing this condition will often have low energy, depression and a lack of sex drive. Luckily, testosterone can be administered in hormone replacement therapy, and it can be a safe and effective way of ensuring that your body is receiving the testosterone that it needs. However, it should be noted that a person’s production of testosterone can vary over the course of life, and only your doctor will be able to determine whether hormone replacement therapy is needed to treat your issues. Hormone replacement therapy can be an excellent way for patients to combat the ill-effects of hormonal changes. By understanding that hormone replacement therapy is a designed to manage the symptoms of hormone imbalances as the body makes this transition and that men can benefit from this type therapy, you will have a better ability to weigh whether this therapy is the treatment that you are needing. If you have questions, contact a company like Central Iowa OB/Gyn Specialists,...

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Inlays And Onlays: A Primer On Their Benefits

Posted by on Mar 31, 2016 in Uncategorized |

The use of inlays and onlays by cosmetic dentists is a rather common procedure. The former occurs when you have a cavity or otherwise recessed area of the teeth that needs to be filled using a composite mixture, while the other involves a process where a replacement tooth is placed over the remainder of the tooth that exists. Throughout the course of this brief article, you will learn a bit about the benefits of both inlays and onlays. Hygiene It is much easier to keep your teeth clean if you opt for an inlay or an onlay rather than the typical go-to tooth filler of a filling. Fillings can create conditions in which plaque is trapped between the tooth itself and the artificial filling inside of the tooth. Neither inlays or onlays have trouble with this issue due to the fact that there is no space for plaque to become trapped between the inlay or onlay and the tooth itself. Aesthetics The reason why inlays and onlays are so often performed by cosmetic dentists is because they offer a bevy of aesthetic benefits. The first and foremost of these is the fact hat inlays and onlays have a very natural appearance. While fillings can look quite different from the tooth that they are aiming to correct – especially if you opt for a less expensive metal filling – inlays and onlays are generally sculpted to emulate a natural tooth and does not readily appear false or unnatural to the naked eye. Resilience Inlays and onlays handle stress very well, and can generally survive a good amount of wear and tear. Both inlays and onlays last a long time and generally last as long as typical fillings do. Those who suffer from teeth grinding, especially the uncontrollable form of bruxism from which many suffer at night, should take note that inlays and onlays are a great option for you. Due to their resilience, they tend to last a long time and can even withstand the stress to which you subject your teeth to by grinding. Hopefully, this brief guide has given you some idea of some of the benefits that inlays and onlays can provide you. Inlays and onlays can provide you with numerous benefits, both structural and cosmetic. If you have any more questions regarding inlays and onlays, it is recommended that you discuss the matter with a local, trusted cosmetic dentist or visit...

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What Are The Different Types Of Reclining Lift Chairs?

Posted by on Mar 16, 2016 in Uncategorized |

For those who have problems with mobility getting up and down from a seated position is often difficult. However, a reclining lift chair can often resolve this problem. These chairs lift and move forward so that one can easily change from a sitting to a standing position or vice versa. They are powered by an electric motor that can be activated to lift by a handheld remote that is attached to the chair. These are some of the different types of reclining lift chairs that are available on the market today.  Two-Position Reclining Lift Chairs  A two-position lift chair reclines at an angle in the back and has a footrest that raises as the chair reclines. This type of chair is ideal for sitting and reading, watching television or using a laptop computer. A two position reclining lift chair is similar to a two position standard recliner, but also has a lifting feature so the sitter can move from sitting to standing with ease. Three-Position Reclining Lift Chairs  Three-position reclining lift chairs are designed much like the two position reclining lift chair, except that they have a third position. This includes the upright non-reclining position, slightly angled reclining position with a built-in footrest and another reclining position in which the backrest goes further back at a more obtuse angle with the footrest out for relaxing the legs. This type of chair also lifts forward so that rising from a sitting to a standing position and back is effortless. Three-position reclining lift chairs lie back enough that they are perfectly comfortable for napping. Some of these chairs also have a built-in massage or heat feature that makes them very suitable for those with chronic pain. Infinite Position Reclining Lift Chairs  Infinite position reclining lift chairs provide the ultimate in comfort and convenience for those with mobility problems. These chairs have the same reclining features of a two-position and three-position reclining lift chair and can also lay completely flat so that one can sleep in the chair comfortably if desired. Infinite position reclining lift chairs also have dual motors so that the backrest and the footrest can be moved independently to allow one more options of finding a comfortable position. This type of chair lifts up and forward so that standing up can be achieved from any position. Optional features of heat and massage are also available for infinite position reclining lift chairs. If you have limited space, you also have the option of using a seated lift chair. This type of chair looks similar to a standard chair that might be found in a doctor’s office or library. Seated lift chairs do not have a reclining backrest, but the seat...

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What Is Tennis Elbow? And Other Frequently Asked Questions By Tennis Players

Posted by on Feb 9, 2016 in Uncategorized |

If you’re a tennis player, you may at one time or another come to be affected by a condition known as “tennis elbow.” Understanding what tennis elbow is and how you can treat it can help you stay in the game without pain during this spring’s tennis season. What is tennis elbow? Tennis elbow is a term commonly used to describe injury that arises from overuse of the forearm. Tennis elbow is a particular problem for tennis players, although many other people can be affected by the same condition. In fact, sometimes tennis elbow is called “painter’s elbow,” because it’s also a common problem for professional painters, and it can also be called “golfer’s elbow.” All of these terms are different names for the same condition. What causes tennis elbow? Tennis elbow is caused by injury of the muscles and tendons in the area where they attach to the elbow. Typically this injury occurs because of the repetitive arm motions that you make when you swing your tennis racket. What are some of the signs of tennis elbow? If you have tennis elbow, you’ll feel the following symptoms: Pain around the outside of the elbow. This pain may come on gradually and grow stronger, or may come on strong relatively suddenly. The pain more commonly occurs when using the wrist with tasks that place strong force on the arm. An example of this is the force placed on your arm by twisting a door handle and opening a door. What can you do to treat tennis elbow? The best way to treat tennis elbow is to catch it when it’s just beginning. As soon as the pain begins, see a sports injury physical therapy practitioner. He or she can make treatment recommendations that will help you recover, including: Rest. Rest is one of the best medicines for people who catch their tennis elbow very early. Stopping tennis for a period of time will allow the injury to heal itself without further help. Applying ice to the area. Often the area will become inflamed at the onset of tennis elbow. As soon as you are diagnosed, your sports injury PT will have you apply ice to the injury. This reduces inflammation and helps you recover more quickly. Special exercises. If your case of tennis elbow is more advanced, or if it doesn’t respond to ice and rest, then your physical therapist will likely recommend that you perform special exercises designed to rehabilitate your arm. For more information about tennis elbow and how it can be treated, talk to your sports injury physical therapy specialist. He or she will help you recover and get back to playing tennis this...

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Tips For Paying For A Funeral

Posted by on Jan 23, 2016 in Uncategorized |

If you have had a loved one pass away and he or she didn’t leave you money to help pay for the funeral and you don’t have the money yourself, you are going to need to make sure that you figure out a way to get the funds in order to ensure that you can commemorate the memory of your loved one. Here are some tips for getting the money that you need for the funeral without going into debt. 1. Crowdfund It If your loved one who passed away had a decent number of friends, you should be able to get together the money that you need for a funeral by tapping into his or her social network. If you are the one who is planning his or her funeral, you probably were very close to the person, but may not have been part of all of his or her social networks. See if you can get access to your friend’s social media accounts. This could be by talking to someone else, such as a family member, that might have the accounts or requesting the information from the social media websites themselves. This will allow you to have access to your loved one’s entire social network. Once you have access to everyone that your loved one knew, make a crowdfund page where people can send you small sums of money to help pay for the funeral; the payments can be made in a secure manner. Post this crowdfunding page to all of the social media networks that your loved one was a part of and get the rest of the people that cared about him or her to help you cover the costs. 2. Donate the Body to Science A personal, intimate memorial service is much cheaper than that same service plus the embalming fees and coffin cost. You can significantly cut costs by discussing the funeral arrangements with your loved one ahead of time and see if he or she is amenable to donating his or her body to science, rather then being traditionally embalmed and buried. If he or she died suddenly and you are their closest relative, you should be able to donate the body to science if you feel that it is the right thing to do. 3. Check State Payment Services Finally, if your loved one was on any kind of state welfare services, he or she might be eligible for state payment services to help cover the costs of the funeral. You will have to check with your local state department to see what the precise regulations are. For more information, talk to a company that specializes in helping you pay for...

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