Researchers now believe there is a link between the Zika virus and Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS), as new cases of GBS are rising in areas with corresponding Zika outbreaks. There are no vaccines or proven cures for either Zika or GBS, but there are immune system and neurological treatments that can help people who contract Zika-related GBS. Here's what you need to know about Zika-caused GBS in the U.S. and the treatments available for it:
If you have been diagnosed with carpal-tunnel syndrome (CTS), but the exercises and brace prescribed by your physician have not effectively addressed your symptoms, your orthopedic surgeon may suggest surgical intervention. You may be surprised to learn that there is more than one type of surgery for this unfortunate health challenge. It is important to note that both of the primary types of surgery for CTS have similar success rates, so you should be aware of the following information when choosing which surgery you should have.
A pollen allergy – often referred to as "seasonal allergies" or "hay fever" can be a common but annoying part of the spring and summer seasons. But what if you didn't have to suffer through the myriad symptoms, and could instead know both what causes them and how to fix them? If you're looking for some quick information (and a suggestion for a cure) on the most common symptoms of pollen allergies, then here's what you need to know.
It's a shock to look down at your hand one day and see what appears to be a wart. If no one else in your home has a wart, you'll likely be mystified as to how you got the wart. If you do have a wart, it's a good idea to make an appointment with a professional like Henry E. Wiley, III, M.D. This skin-care expert will assess the wart and offer some treatment solutions that can spell the beginning of the end for the virus.
If you have cataracts, you may be able to put up with cloudy vision for a few years, but eventually, you'll probably need surgery to remove the cataracts and improve your vision. That's because cataracts continue to grow, and your vision gets progressively worse over the years. At some point, your vision may become so impaired you have difficulty driving at night, or you may increase your risk of falling. Cataract surgery is very common and it is a relatively safe procedure.
During my first pregnancy, I spent a lot of time pushing pillows behind my back trying to find comfort. As the size of the baby grew, so did my discomfort. By the time she was born, I was more than ready to give birth. When I found out I was pregnant again, I was determined that I would not suffer through the same discomforts. I started researching ways to ease the symptoms of pregnancy, including back pain. I created this blog to help other expectant moms find remedies to deal with those symptoms that can be emotionally and physically draining.