Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that may occur in women during their childbearing years. It disrupts the secretion of the female hormones such as progesterone and estrogen which regulate the menstrual cycle, and causes increased secretion of androgens, which are male hormones that are normally secreted by the ovaries in very small quantities.
Back pain is a major problem in the US with at least 80% of the population experiencing this condition at some point in their lives. Conservative or non-surgical treatment such as rest, activity modification, physical therapy, and over-the-counter pain medication may bring about substantial relief in most cases. However, if these treatments have not worked, minimally invasive spine surgery is an option worth considering.
The summer season can provide a great boost to your health and fitness levels. Exercising in the fresh air and sunshine works wonders on the mind & body. Sometimes, however, the summer can get too hot to safely exercise outdoors. On the days when the mercury soars, here are a few tips to exercise indoors:
Whether you run for fitness, fun, or to de-stress at the end of the day, the right pair of running shoes can help the miles simply fly by. On the other hand, an ill-fitting shoe can lead to significant musculoskeletal problems. Here is a list of some of the problems that can occur:
Summer vacations are nearly upon us and it will soon be time to leave behind the alarm clock, household chores, and other mundane tasks in favor some well-deserved rest and relaxation. Unfortunately, it is also a time when people are most likely to take a break from their fitness routines. But avoiding any sort of physical activity and unhealthy eating could leave you drained of energy and unhappy at the end of your vacation. So how do you stay fit and enjoy yourself while on holiday? The key is to plan an active vacation.
Have you been experiencing stiffness and pain in the hip when you get up from bed in the morning or when standing up after being in a seated position for a long time? Do you feel the “crunch” of bone against bone when weightbearing on your hip or have difficulty with routine activities such as putting your socks on? This may be an indication that you have arthritis of the hips.
If you have celiac disease, consumption of gluten (a protein found in seemingly wholesome foods such as wheat, barley, or rye) can result in an allergic reaction that damages the lining of your intestines and prevents the absorption of important nutrients. It can also cause symptoms such as bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea, lethargy, and nutritional deficiencies.
Every year more than 3 million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer in the United States, making it the most common form of cancer. Most skin cancers are associated with harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. While people with light skin are more likely to suffer skin damage from the harsh rays of the sun increasing their risk of developing skin cancer, dark-skinned people can also be affected and should take adequate precautions to protect their skin.