Chronic illnesses are afflicting Americans in astounding numbers. In fact, according to one study, half of U.S. adults are afflicted with at least one chronic condition and even more shockingly, 25% of adults in the U.S. have at least two chronic illnesses. Part of the problem is that for years medical practitioners have been treating the symptoms of their patients and not attempting to diagnose the root problem. Just like a good arborist knows that saving a tree may start at the roots, so should your doctor.
Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer men can face. Yet many men do not completely understand their risks or what they should do about it. It is a good idea to get familiar with some of the risks and facts associated with prostate cancer. Take a look at four fast facts about prostate cancer every male in the population should know.
You may be at a higher risk if you are African American.
One of the wisest things to do when you know that you have hearing loss is to begin treatments for your hearing condition right away. You'll become quite aware when the loss begins to get worse. You're not hearing what's being said by others and cannot respond appropriately to questions you're asked while people are looking at you and possibly whispering about you in a guarded way. No, you should not place your hearing loss on a back burner.
Many people suffer from at least one type of allergy. When these allergies are mild, they're nothing to be concerned about. However, moderate to severe allergies can degrade your quality of life and can even be life-threatening in some cases. Here are three steps you should take if you believe you have developed an allergy:
1. Determine the cause of your allergy.
In some cases, the cause of your allergic reactions will be obvious.
People who shy away from needles and surgical knives are always looking for the non-surgical equivalent to the procedures they want. While that works only a small percentage of the time, people keep looking for any and all procedures where they will not need to go under the knife. One such example is the cosmetic procedure known as the facelift.
Dozens of people want to turn back the clock on their faces, but more than half of those people do not want actual surgery.