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Lhermitte's Sign and MS: What It Is and How to Treat It Lhermitte's Sign and MS: What It Is and How to Treat It
What are MS and Lhermitte’s sign?Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disorder that affects your central nervous system.Lhermitte’s sign, also called Lhermitte’s phenomenon or the barber chair phenomenon, is often associated with MS. It’s a sudden, uncomfortable sensation that travels from your neck down to your spine. Lhermitte’s is often described as an electrical shock or buzzing
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Paleness: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment Paleness: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment
PalenessPaleness, also known as pale complexion or pallor, is an unusual lightness of skin color compared with your normal complexion. Paleness may be caused by reduced blood flow and oxygen or by a decreased number of red blood cells.It can occur all over your skin or appear more localized. Localized paleness usually involves one limb. You should see your doctor if you have sudden onset of gener
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Pneumothorax (Collapsed Lung): Types, Symptoms, and Risks Pneumothorax (Collapsed Lung): Types, Symptoms, and Risks
What is a pneumothorax?“Pneumothorax” is the medical term for a collapsed lung. Pneumothorax occurs when air enters the space around your lungs (the pleural space). Air can find its way into the pleural space when there’s an open injury in your chest wall or a tear or rupture in your lung tissue, disrupting the pressure that keeps your lungs inflated.Causes of ruptured or injured chest or l
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Oil for Penis Enlargement: Alleged Herbal Remedies, Side Effects, More Oil for Penis Enlargement: Alleged Herbal Remedies, Side Effects, More
Does oil work for penis enlargement?There aren’t any oils on the market that will make your penis larger. However, penis enlargement is possible through other measures. There’s some evidence to suggest that vacuum pumps (sometimes just called penis pumps) and penile traction devices (or stretchers) can be effective.But no research supports the idea that oils or other supplements will enlarge
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What Your Child’s School Should Know About GHD What Your Child’s School Should Know About GHD
Growth hormone deficiency (GHD) affects more than just your child’s stature. It can also mean that your child gets treated differently by teachers, peers, and other school staff.Before your child starts school, it’s a good idea to meet with the staff to discuss what GHD is, and what your child’s peers and teachers should know about their condition.1. Children with GHD should be treated accor
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Taking the Sting Out of GHD Injections Taking the Sting Out of GHD Injections
Growth hormone injections can be scary and painful for kids, especially at first. After undergoing training with your doctor, you’ll likely be giving your child injections of recombinant growth hormone (r-hGH) for many years. Once you are both used to the process, it will likely become routine.Here are some tips to make it easier on yourself and your child.Stay calmYour attitude and emotions can
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GHD: Keeping Track of Your Child’s Growth GHD: Keeping Track of Your Child’s Growth
Once your child starts receiving growth hormone treatments for growth hormone deficiency (GHD), a lot will change. Most importantly, your child will grow.A doctor will monitor and measure your child’s development, but you can also keep track at home. Here’s what to expect when keeping tabs on your child’s growth.What to expect once treatment startsYou probably won’t start noticing any heig
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DVT and Alcohol: Risks, Benefits, Types of Alcohol, and More DVT and Alcohol: Risks, Benefits, Types of Alcohol, and More
Alcohol and DVT riskThere are conflicting studies on the effects of alcohol and the risk for deep vein thrombosis (DVT). DVT occurs when a blood clot forms in a vein of the leg or other location deep in the body. It can restrict blood flow to the area around the clot, but it can also break free of the deep vein and travel to the lungs.The blood clot can lodge in an artery in the lungs and become
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4 Immune-Boosting Smoothies Recipes by a Celebrity Nutritionist 4 Immune-Boosting Smoothies Recipes by a Celebrity Nutritionist
 When it comes to helping my clients’ diets, I have them start each day with one of my signature immune-boosting, be-well smoothies. But how does a tasty smoothie support your body? Well, the greens in each smoothie contain the vitamins and minerals your body needs for hormonal balance. The fiber from the greens also feeds the microbiome in your gut, which ensures that you absorb these vitamin
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Choking on Saliva: What Causes It and How to Prevent It Choking on Saliva: What Causes It and How to Prevent It
OverviewSaliva is a clear liquid produced by the salivary glands. It aids in digestion and contributes to oral health by washing bacteria and food from the mouth. The body produces about 1 to 2 liters of saliva each day, which most people swallow without noticing. But sometimes saliva doesn’t flow easily down the throat and can cause choking.Although choking on saliva happens to everyone from t
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