The common idea most people have for the benefits of braces is that they are used to straighten teeth. While true, there are other oral health benefits in addition to a great smile including teeth that are easier to brush, clean and floss, a reduction in gum disease and cavities, and a reduced possibility of chipping and grinding teeth. Over four million people wear braces in the U.S. with over 20 percent of these being adults. The general school of thought is that the best time to wear braces is from the ages of 10 to 14 when the teeth can be fairly easy to move. While this is true, it is never too late to get braces. Many who wear braces, at any age, will have to wear a retainer at night, sometimes for life, to keep their teeth straight.
Meralgia paresthetica is the Latin name given to compression of a nerve in the thigh called the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. It is a similar problem to the carpal tunnel which is a compression of the median nerve in the wrist and both can cause a lot of pain and discomfort. As such, meralgia paresthetica affects a lot of people but it is a greatly unknown and misunderstood condition. This article is a guide to everything that you need to know about a meralgia paresthetica diagnosis and its causes. What are the Causes of Meralgia Paresthetica? The condition is caused by a compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve which is found in the thigh. In many cases, meralgia paresthetica causes pain or discomfort but is important to note that the clinical symptoms are similar to those of trauma or nerve damage as the result of the surgical complications. Anyone who is experiencing the symptoms of meralgia paresthetica should not assume that the nerve is compressed because it may have been damaged in another way. The only way to know for sure is to go and see a doctor for an accurate diagnosis.
Regularly wearing a face mask is essential to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Masks are mandatory while in public in many states, and wearing them has become the norm any time you’re outside of your house. So what’s the best mask to wear while you’re enjoying a ride on your hybrid bike? Here are a few things to keep in mind when you’re shopping for the perfect mask to keep you and your fellow cyclists safe.
The job of home health aides There are millions of senior citizens out there who live independently, away from their children and relatives. They prefer to do everything on their own, but there may come a time when their aging body gives up, and they will require external help. Their physical health often renders them incapable of carrying out their routine tasks, such as cleaning, bathing, dressing up, cooking, and eating. Moreover, some of them may suffer from degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia, both of which can put them in bad shape. This is where home health aides come into the picture. These are professionals who provide care to aging people right at their homes and help them live a comfortable and independent life.
The healthcare industry has made steady progress when it comes to research and studies conducted over the last decade. But has the technology and development part fared as well as research? Interestingly, there have been many technological advancements and trends that emerged in the health industry in the past decade. Some of these trends became part of mainstream medicine, while others remained obscure and relatively unknown to many. Here, we will rediscover some interesting tech trends in the health industry in the past decade.
Stressful experiences such as sheltering in place or working from home can cause various aches and pains to appear. Even if such pains aren’t new, they can feel worse due to living a more sedentary lifestyle. Staying at home with more time on your hands can also intensify your focus on aches, you usually don’t think about much. Fortunately, there are several ways you can manage such shelter in place pains.