Ibd Sufferers: You Can End the Struggle
I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis eight years ago, and I was told that I would likely struggle with flare-ups for the rest of my life. I heard stories of other sufferers who had to eventually have their colons removed, and I became determined to not become part of this statistic. I was prescribed a daily medication that helps manage my condition, and although I don't like taking pills, I realize I need it to keep my colon healthy. I still experienced flares, so I began an elimination diet recommended by my doctor and found my "trigger" foods. I have now been flare-free for two years! I created this blog to help remind others with IBD that there is hope. You can end the constant struggle if you work with your doctor to try different methods of controlling your disease.
Moles are small growths on the body that usually cause no harm at all, but they can develop into cancerous growths in some cases. If you have a mole that you are worried about, or if you simply cannot stand the way it looks, you may want to look into mole removal. This is a safe procedure that can be used to remove any type of mole, on any part of the body, and here are three things you should know about mole removal.
During and after pregnancy you may experience a myriad of different physical issues, or want to ensure that your body is as healthy as possible for you and your baby. You may be hesitant to treat any pregnancy or post-pregnancy problems with prescription or synthetic over-the-counter medications. Herbs are a natural alternative to using medications that contain harmful substances. There are a number of herbs that you can talk to your midwife about using to help you with many different things during and after pregnancy.
Approximately four million Americans rely on braces to mold a perfect smile. If you're one of them -- or plan to be soon -- you might be wondering how you can stand out in a sea of gleaming metal brackets. Accent your stunning smile by requesting one of the color schemes below next time you visit your orthodontist.
Go Jaguars (or Tigers, Vikings, or whoever/whatever your school's mascot happens to be)!
Suffering from occasional heartburn is nothing to be alarmed about, but when you experience this daily or several times each week, you should make an appointment with your doctor. Chronic heartburn is not only frustrating and uncomfortable, but it can also lead to other problems. With the right treatment, you may be able to prevent getting heartburn daily, and this will help you protect your esophagus.
What Causes Heartburn?
Some people will get heartburn simply from eating the wrong foods.
If you've been diagnosed with a lumbar herniated disc, you probably have experienced recurring pain in the lower back or in your legs. In severe cases causing ongoing pain, surgery may be necessary to repair one of the cushioned spinal discs. Before going under the knife, however, it's best to seek alternative herniated disc treatment options. Your physician or chiropractor may offer options that might be to your advantage.
Here are a few common alternatives to surgery for a lumbar herniated disc: