Varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency are medical conditions that affect an estimated 30 million people. Both men and women suffer from vein problems. There is something you can do about it and insurance does cover treatment.
Vein problems have several common signs and symptoms. You may notice large, ropey, twisting veins or numerous spider veins, especially around the ankles.
The miracles of modern technology have brought us many wonderful things. In the realm of eye care, laser vision correction has opened up the way for many to enjoy wonderful vision with less reliance on glasses or con- tact lenses, giving them the opportunity to participate in activities that may not have been possible before. Let’s describe the procedure and see if it is something in your future.
Hematuria can be one of two kinds. Blood that can be seen by the naked eye, called gross hematuria, and blood that cannot be seen by the naked eye, called microscopic hematuria. Either condition can occur with or without pain. Gross hematuria can be very surprising for a patient when pain is not present, and can cause much anxiety. Microscopic hematuria that has not been evaluated can also be a quandary for both the patient and physician.
If you have joint pain, then you know how much it can put a damper on life activities. Sometimes just getting out of bed to start your day is a monumental task. Sports and recreation will often create more soreness and it’s easy to lose motivation.
I know—after 20 years of running many hard mountain trail miles, I’m starting to feel old. I just turned 50 and recovery is taking longer. Too much rest doesn’t do any good either.
Pharmacogenetic testing looks at how your unique genetic makeup can affect your response to medications and helps your clinician find the medications that may be right for you. Choosing the right treatment plan is a simple swab away. This quick, easy and pain-free saliva test will help guide your future healthcare needs. It’s covered by your insurance at NO ADDITIONAL COST to YOU!
Over 10 million people in this country suffer from chronic tendon or heel pain of the foot! You have a job that requires you to be on your feet frequently; you use the same motions in your work or play, day in and day out; maybe you’ve suffered an injury in the past and, years later, you are experiencing pain. Chronic tendon pain, besides hurting, limits range of motion and prevents you from living your active life.
Celiac disease is an immune reaction to eating gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye.
If you have celiac disease, eating gluten triggers an immune response in your small intestine. Over time, this reaction produces inflammation that damages the small intestine’s lining and prevents absorption of some nutrients (malabsorption).
The intestinal damage can cause weight loss, bloating and sometimes diarrhea. Eventually, your brain, nervous system, bones, liver and other organs can be deprived of vital nourishment.
Primary nocturnal enuresis (PNE) is a common pediatric condition that, in some cases, can lead to emotional distress, increased family distress, and lowering of the child’s self-esteem. It is estimated that 5-7 million children have this condition, with a higher percentage being boys than girls. Studies show that genetic factors play a significant role along with multiple physiological causes.
For millions of Americans, back pain is a daily fact of life. 1 Many blame aging as the cause. 1 But for more than 700,000 women and men, the real culprit is vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) caused by osteoporosis. 2 In fact, VCFs are the most common complication from osteoporosis and often result in prolonged disability. 2,4,5 Back pain can be a surface symptom of a much deeper problem, namely osteoporosis.
ENT Surgical Associates offers the highest level of expertise in the medical and surgical treatment of care for adult and pediatric ear, nose and throat disorders. We are knowledgeable about the latest developments in the area of Otolaryngology and provide the best in treatment options and technology! In addition, we have an on-site Audiologist who will provide you with professional hearing-related diagnoses and treatment. We also provide in-office testing for allergies and mix the vials in our office—what a convenience for you and your family. We also perform in-office balloon sinus surgery that will get you back to work the next day. There is no need for nasal packing and no bruising—and the best news is, this procedure will provide you with permanent sinus relief! For more information regarding our expertise and treatments, please review the following article!