If you have been working with your doctor to manage depression for some time, and if standard antidepressants are not working, then your doctor might be recommending ketamine therapy. This treatment is usually administered via IV, and it is not a continuous treatment. Rather, you have one treatment session, and perhaps a follow-up or two if needed. Ketamine can be very effective, but some people seem to get more out of the therapy than others.
23 April 2020
Nearly everyone has heard of Lyme disease. It's an infection caused by a bacterium transmitted to a person from the bite of an infected tick. However, many people have not heard of Lyme arthritis. Lyme arthritis is a common sign of a late-stage infection of the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. Lyme arthritis typically affects the knees the most out of all joints because knees are load-bearing. If you have knee pain and swelling and have or have had Lyme disease, there are treatments available to alleviate the pain and swelling in your knees.
18 December 2019
Testosterone is widely known as the male sex hormone. So as a female, you might be surprised to learn that your body makes some testosterone, too. Your body does not make as much as a man's body — you have much more estrogen than testosterone flowing around. However, you do need some testosterone for good health, and if you no longer produce enough of this hormone, that could be a problem.
12 September 2019
If you are either getting ready to or have already given birth to your first child, you may feel overwhelmed with making decisions, including choosing a pediatrician for your baby. If so, use the following tips to get you started with selecting the right doctor for you and your new baby's needs. 1. Visit the Office to Get a Feel for the Atmosphere Up until this point, you may have been reading through lists, perusing pamphlets, and making phone calls to gather information about the pediatricians in your area.
14 March 2019
If you have back pain that makes it difficult to work or stay active, then consider seeing a doctor who can help with back pain. Back pain is often a complex condition and unless you get the right treatment, it may take your back a long time to heal. There are several causes of back pain, so there are different ways to treat it. Here are some treatment choices that might be available to you.
21 December 2018
When you are an expectant parent, you will have many choices and decisions that you will need to make in the process, not the least of which is pregnancy care and a childbirth plan. These two decisions can dramatically alter the course of a pregnancy, making the experience extremely positive or potentially quite negative depending on which route you take. Every expecting couple is different, and therefore, each couple's pregnancy and childbirth care and plans should be unique to them.
2 October 2018
Dealing with challenging times in life can happen. One of the scariest maybe if you're having any medical problems. If so, you'll want to seek the care you need to get through this time. It may be necessary to go to an urgent care in your area to do so. Being prepared for your visit may allow you to make it an easier and more productive one. Tip #1: Take your insurance card
6 August 2018
A bee sting can be a scary thing especially if you aren't sure if you're allergic to them. It can be equally scary to watch someone have an allergic reaction to a bee sting. If you aren't sure how to handle the situation, then read on for instructions to guide you through so you can handle things calmly in order to get yourself or the other person the help they need.
19 June 2018
If you anticipate your doctor will order a colonoscopy at your next checkup, you may be worried about the preparation phase. You've probably heard stories about how cleaning out your colon is worse than going through the actual test. Knowing what to expect in advance may calm your fears, so here is a look at how you prep for a colonoscopy. Eliminate Solid Foods For A Day Or Two One thing to know is that your doctor will provide you with all the information you need to get ready for the colonoscopy, and it is very important that you follow them.
28 February 2017
Prescription substance abuse has grown into a grey area that still claims lives like any illegal substance. Many veterans are prescribed pain and mental condition-treating medication not as a final answer, but as something to tide them over. It's easy to get addicted when it's legally allotted to you, but that doesn't mean you have to drag yourself out of addiction on your own. Medication clings to the human psyche in a chemical way that takes more than simple willpower, so consider a few ways to get the help you need without getting in trouble or losing the medication you need.
25 January 2017