Elderly And Sarcopenia: 3 Nutrients Older People Need To Maintain Muscle Mass
As you age, you begin to lose some of your muscle function and mass. Believe it or not, there is a scientific name for this called sarcopenia. For individuals who are inactive, this loss of muscle mass tends to occur at a faster rate. As a general rule, sarcopenia isn't serious until you hit 75 years of age, although it can begin earlier than this. This disease is often the culprit of many elderly falls and fractures.
After Your Child's Colonoscopy
A colonoscopy is a diagnostic procedure that allows a doctor to look inside the colon (large bowel). A gastroenterologist may recommend a colonoscopy if your child suffers from stomach pain, chronic diarrhea, or unexplained rectal bleeding. Although research shows that colonoscopy is at least as safe in children as in adults, it may help to know what to expect after your child has the procedure as well as the possible side effects that can occur.
First Time Getting A Sports Physical?: What You Can Expect
If you are just getting your very first sports physical or you are taking your children in for sports physicals, you may be wondering what makes a sports physical different from an annual physical. There are some minor differences. Yet, those differences may dictate whether or not you can participate in sports. Here is what you can expect when you or your kids schedule and receive a sports physical. Resting Heart Rate and Active Heart Rate Tests
How To Pay For Routine Vision Care When You Have Medicare
Even though you might rely on Medicare to cover most of your healthcare expenses, you probably know that it does not cover most routine vision care, such as paying for eyeglasses. This can leave you wondering how you are supposed to pay for routine vision care, especially if you are on a fixed income. Luckily, following these three tips can help. 1. Sign Up for a Medicare Supplement Plan Even though original Medicare does not pay for these things, there are Medicare supplement plans out there that do offer both vision and hearing coverage.
What Advantages Do Porcelain Dental Veneers Offer?
As people age, it is not uncommon for their teeth to no longer look as bright and healthy as when they were younger. Over time the teeth may become dark and dull from smoking or drinking coffee and they may also wear down or have noticeable chips in them. Fortunately, even if your teeth are not in perfect condition, you can still regain a beautiful smile. By having porcelain dental veneers applied to your teeth, your teeth will look bright and healthy again.
Chronic Neck Pain? Why You Should See A Chiropractor
Dealing with neck pain can be a daily frustration. If you've been to your primary care physician and they've prescribed medications that haven't worked for you, it may be time to see a chiropractor. Learning more about the benefits of having a chiropractor treat your neck pain can help you determine if you should schedule an appointment with one right away. Getting to the Root Cause May Be the Key
New Skin Rejuvenating Treatments You Can Get From The Dermatologist
As you begin to age and your youthful twenties seem a thing of the distant past, you may be looking to rejuvenate and repair your skin. However, you may not know about the many different treatment options available to you at your dermatologist's office to achieve those goals. There are often new and innovative treatments that come available to help people look more youthful and radiant. Get to know a few of the newest options available to you so that you can give one or all of them a try in your pursuit of rejuvenated skin.
Angina: Your First Sign Of A Heart Problem
Most people know that a heart attack is a sign of a serious heart problem. But many people will experience angina, the first painful warning that your heart puts out. Angina is a pain in the chest that goes away, so it can easily be ignored. Here is what you need to know about angina and why you should see a doctor at the first sign of this type of chest pain.
Four Holiday Habits That Are Terrible For Your Back
Then holiday season should be a time when you enjoy the comforts of home, family and friends – not a time you spend fighting off unbearable back pain. Unfortunately, a lot of common habits during the holiday season can lead to back pain. Here's a look at those bad habits, and how you can avoid them. Bad Habit #1: Carrying lots of heavy shopping bags. That heavy load of shopping bags you sling over your shoulder can pull your back out of alignment quite easily.
Top 5 Causes Of Hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoids are actually swollen veins in and around your anus. In many cases they cause pain and itching, and sometimes they even lead to anemia and the death of the tissue. To prevent getting a hemorrhoid in the first place, it is best to review the causes. Changing your daily habits and altering your diet may be all you need to avoid these uncomfortable masses. Low-Fiber Diet Eating meals that are low in fiber often leads to hard stools.