Anorexia Nervosa - Treatment Overview All people with anorexia need treatment. In most cases, this involves seeing a doctor and having regular counseling sessions. A hospital stay is needed for those who are seriously underweight or who have severe medical problems. The goals of treatment are to restore a healthy weight and healthy [...]
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How are overweight and obesity treated? Successful weight-loss treatments include setting goals and making lifestyle changes, such as eating fewer calories and being physically active. Medicines and weight-loss surgery also are options for some people if lifestyle changes aren’t enough. Set Realistic Goals Setting realistic weight-loss goals is an important first step to [...]
What causes acid reflux disease? One common cause of acid reflux disease is a stomach abnormality called a hiatal hernia. This occurs when the upper part of the stomach and LES move above the diaphragm, a muscle that separates your stomach from your chest. Normally, the diaphragm helps keep acid in our stomach. [...]
Hypertension/High Blood Pressure High blood pressure (HBP) is a serious condition that can lead to coronary heart disease,heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, and other health problems. “Blood pressure” is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps blood. If this pressure rises and stays high over [...]
Headache Treatment More than 47 million Americans have experienced a severe or debilitating headache in the past three months. Migraines alone affect 9% of the U.S. population and costs $1 billion a year in direct medical expenses. Take an over-the-counter pain reliever. Most painkillers won’t kick in for about 1-2 hours, so take a [...]
Burns and electric shock Most minor burns will heal on their own, and home treatment is usually all that is needed to relieve your symptoms and promote healing. But if you suspect you may have a more severe injury, use first-aid measures while you arrange for an evaluation by your doctor. Immediate first [...]
Poison Ivy: Tips for treating and preventing A rash from poison ivy, poison oak or poison sumac is caused by an oil found in these plants called urushiol (you-ROO-shee-all). When this oil touches your skin, it often causes an itchy, blistering rash. Most people can safely treat the rash at home. However, if [...]
What is skin glue? Skin glue is a special type of medical adhesive. It joins the edges of a wound together, while the wound starts to heal underneath. Doctors and nurses may use skin glue to close wounds instead of other methods, such as: stitches (sutures) skin staples adhesive tape Skin glue can [...]
When stitches are needed It is important to determine if your wound needs to be closed by a doctor. Your risk of infection increases the longer the wound remains open. Most wounds that require closure should be stitched, stapled, or closed with skin adhesives (also called liquid stitches) within 6 to 8 hours [...]
Water & Dehydration During hot summer days, it is very necessary to remember to hydrate yourself often.Your body is made up of about 45%-75% water, based on how much fat you have; therefore, water should be part of your daily routine. Lack of water can cause dehydration which can lead to thirst, dry [...]