Peripheral Neuropathy

    Peripheral Neuropathy, Symptoms, Causes and Treatment Introduction Neuropathy is a general term used to refer to the malfunctions or diseases associated with the nerves. There are different types of nerves in the body and due to injuries and diseases their functions can be compromised. Neuropathy is classified according to the type of the nerve affected, the location of the affected nerve or the diseases causing the condition. The main types of neuropathy include au...

Anti-Aging Through Regenerative Medicine

Treatments utilizing regenerative medicine cause our body’s natural healing processes to work both more effectively and rapidly.  This form of medicine can allow our body to regenerate in ways that it would not ordinarily be capable of. Some of the many forms of treatment it offers is stem cell transplants, implanted scaffolding materials that cause stem cells to activate, and manipulation of a patient’s own stem cells.  This form of medicine eventually seeks to completely eliminate...

What is Regenerative Medicine?

Compared to most forms of medicine available today, regenerative medicine is a fairly new method that is rapidly growing.  This form of medicine seeks to replace organs or tissue that have been damaged, whether by disease, trauma, etc.  This is in stark contrast to traditional medicine that focused primarily on treating the symptoms. Regenerative medicine utilizes experts in the fields of chemistry, engineering, biology, genetics, computer science, and several other fields to solve some of ...

Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Traditionally, doctors rarely told rheumatoid arthritis patients to get out and exercise.  On the contrary, arthritis had previously been seen as a natural part of the aging process and an indicator that one needs to decrease their activity levels.  Over the years as research gave us more and more insight into the condition, long gone are the years of doctors recommending bed rest and medications as a form of treatment.  Not only can individuals with rheumatoid arthritis continue to live ...

Diabetes – Protect Your Kidneys

Diabetes – Protect Your Kidneys What Do My Kidneys Do? The kidneys are two organs located just below your rib cage, one on each side of your spine.  They are about the size of a fist and bean-shaped. Your kidneys filter about 120-150 quarts of blood every day and excrete the toxins they filter out of the blood as urine. Hoes Does My Diabetes Impact My Kidneys? Too much glucose (a form of sugar) in the blood impedes the kidney’s filtering ability.  In fact, not only does it ...

Rotator Cuff Rehabilitation

Whether you are trying to recover from a rotator cuff injury, recuperate from surgery, or prevent yourself from requiring surgery to begin with, the program will be fairly similar.  Ultimately, the goal is to strengthen and/or recuperate the connective tendons in the shoulder termed the “rotator cuff.”  The reason rotator cuff injuries are the most common form of shoulder injury is because they compose four tendons that support the shoulder joint.  Since the shoulder is the joint of the b...

Q&A: Important Truths About Stem Cell Treatments

Q:  What are stem cells and what makes them so special?   A:  Stem cells have the unique ability to convert themselves into a variety of other types of cells in the body.  In some parts of the body, they even function as a type of internal healing system.  Since stem cells also have the unique capability to multiply virtually without limit, stem cells will do their job so long as the organism they are present in is alive.  They truly are an extraordinary component of the body.  ...

Health Tips to Prevent Cancer

If you know of anyone who has dealt with cancer, you are probably well aware of how debilitating it can be.  Chemotherapy and the consequences of introducing that poison into your body, surgery and the recovery time associated with it, as well as the emotional distress it can cause on both you and your loved ones are all tragic periphery results of the disease itself.  So, start taking some steps today to reduce your risks and live a better quality of life: Quit Smoking – Smoking has bee...

Tips for Regulating Diabetes

Insulin is far from the only way to regulate diabetes.  There are various steps you can take that do not require medication, which may help your diabetes.  Keep in mind that only your healthcare professional should make decisions regarding any adjustments to your medications. However, by following some of these simple tips, you may be able to get your medication reduced or even come off of it altogether.   Stay Well Hydrated – In order to flush high blood sugar levels out of t...

The Benefits of Exercise

  Improving Your Overall Health – Regular exercise is one of the best things that you can do for your body.  Not only can it increase your longevity, but it can additionally increase your quality of life as well.  Below is a list of just some of the many benefits that exercise can provide your body:   Regulate Your Weight – Weight gain occurs when you are consuming more calories than you are burning every day.  While diets can help reduce some weight, there is only...