If you're considering laser-based eye surgery to correct your vision, the two primary surgical options your eye doctor is likely to suggest are LASIK (laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis) and PRK (photorefractive keratectomy). Each surgery has its pros and cons, so you should spend some time weighing your options before making your decision.
Overview: PRK involves using a laser to reshape the cornea. Unlike other laser-eye surgeries, like LASIK, which creates a flap in the cornea before reshaping it, PRK removes the entire outer layer of the cornea.
Carotid artery disease causes narrowing in the carotid arteries, which are located in the neck. Carotid artery disease is especially worrisome because there usually aren't any symptoms associated with the condition until there is a major problem. Many people don't even realize they have a problem until they have a stroke or major event that cuts blood flow off from part of the brain. The damage done during these events can be devastating and permanent.
When you suffer from an addiction or substance abuse problem and the substance in question is an opioid (or opiate), it can be quite difficult to overcome that addiction and regain control of your life. However, with the recent surge in opioid abuse and addiction problems, there are also new innovations in the ways medical professionals and counselors try to treat this addiction. For you, this means that there will be more of a chance that you find an opioid-specific substance abuse treatment that works for you and that can get you on the right track as far as recovery and rehabilitation go.
When you hear the word "spa," your first thought might be of expensive, luxurious weekends away filled with pampering – but as the health benefits of spa and spa-like treatments for physical rehabilitation have become more and more clear, having a little spa right within your home has become more and more rational (and, with technology's advances, more affordable for the layman). But how do you know which treatments to opt for in the limited space you've got?
IBS is a debilitating condition. If you're having trouble getting your symptoms under control using traditional methods, consider adding some of these to your treatment routine.
The pain caused by IBS and the lifestyle changes that result can be extremely stressful. And stress is a trigger for IBS symptoms. So how do you stop yourself from stressing out and making your symptoms worse?
Some patients have found that therapy is useful when fighting against IBS.