Is Maxillofacial Surgery Safe?
There are many reasons why having an operation on the face might be needed. Maxillofacial surgery is the term used to refer to a variety of surgical procedures that repair facial fractures, correct bone defects, restore proper jaw function, and provide cosmetic improvement. But is the surgery safe? Like many other types of surgeries, Maxillofacial […]
When Do I Opt for a Breast Reduction Surgery?
Mammoplasty—the medical name for a breast reduction surgery—is performed on thousands of women every year. It basically involves the removal of excess tissue from under the breasts to decrease their size and weight, and is usually done on an outpatient basis. The procedure is relatively simple and takes about 2-4 hours to complete. Find your […]
Are Women More Prone than Men to Urinary Tract Infections?
Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) are not uncommon. Many people, adults in particular, have felt the burning sensation, the urge to urinate frequently, and other unpleasant symptoms of a UTI at one time or another. The fact is, though, that women are much more likely to suffer from UTIs than men are. UTIs can impact any […]
When Does Psoriasis Start and What Does it Look Like?
Most diseases of the skin are not life-threatening. Yet they can be painful and embarrassing—Psoriasis is a perfect example. Psoriasis is a general term that applies to several types of dermatological conditions. In general, it refers to a discoloration of the skin that is itchy, scaly, or sore. It can affect all parts of the […]
How poor glucose control affects the immune system
Managing glucose levels has almost become a world-wide pastime. Every year, more people are diagnosed with diabetes, pre-diabetes, or other conditions require that we monitor our blood sugar levels. When your glucose—the mechanism that turns food into fuel for your body—is chronically high, you may be diagnosed with hyperglycemia. This condition can lead to serious […]
Tummy tuck: complete guide you should know
Time For a Tummy Tuck? We all like to look good, especially at the pool or at the beach. But sometimes because of events beyond our control, we may not feel as comfortable in a bathing suit as we once did. Exercise helps, but sometimes it’s not enough, especially after pregnancy or a Caesarean (C-Section). […]
Dietary Tips to Prevent Kidney Stones
The kidneys are essential organs for our body since they perform functions beyond the urine production that we excrete daily. They are small organs (about 18 cm long) that regulate the body’s blood pressure, produce red blood cells, purify the blood and regulate the body’s fluids to preserve or excrete the products of elimination: glucose, […]
Careful diet essential to gastric sleeve surgery
Every year, thousands of people opt for gastric sleeve surgery in order to permanently lose weight. This procedure—which reduces the size of the stomach roughly to the shape of a banana—is an alternative to gastric bypass surgery, which sends food directly to the large intestine, thus “bypassing” the stomach.Instead, gastric sleeve patients feel full with […]
What is Bariatric Surgery, Anyway?
A significant portion of the population—especially those in Western societies—struggle to lose and maintain healthy weights. While diet and exercise are commonly prescribed for weight loss, they may not be enough for people who have a lot of weight to lose. Bariatric Surgery–which is actually a family of procedures designed to surgically restructure the path […]
When is prostate surgery indicated
The prostate is a male gland that is located in the pelvis under the bladder, surrounding the urethra. Its role is very important in the reproductive system as it produces the fluids that carry sperm. There are several prostate conditions, and those that lead to requiring surgery are prostate cancer and benign prostatic enlargement or […]