Activity

  • Healthwise
    Healthwise answered:
    Gastroenterologists are medical doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the digestive system, such as hepatitis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, and colon or rectal cancer.

    Gastroenterologists may perform many specialized tests, such as endoscopy, to diagnose...Read More
  • Healthwise
    Healthwise answered:
    Carpal tunnel syndrome is a problem with nerves in the wrist. It happens when pressure on the nerve makes your hand tingly, numb, weak, or painful. You may be more likely to get it if you have a problem like an underactive thyroid or diabetes, if you are pregnant, or if you overuse your hand or wrist....Read More
  • Healthwise
    Healthwise answered:
    Registered dietitians (RDs) are health professionals who teach people about nutrition or develop diets to promote health. They can also specialize in nutritional counseling to help treat food-related psychological problems, such as anorexia or bulimia.

    Dietitians work in hospitals, nursing homes,...Read More
  • Healthwise
    Healthwise answered:
    Binge eating disorder happens when a person often eats large amounts of food in a short time. People who have it feel out of control and may eat until they are painfully full. Unlike people with bulimia, they don't vomit or try other ways to get rid of calories after a binge.

    Some people who binge...Read More
  • Healthwise
    Healthwise answered:
    The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is a cooperative program for vaccine safety of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). VAERS allows coordinated and centralized monitoring of possible adverse events (possible side effects)...Read More
  • Healthwise
    Healthwise answered:
    Directly observed therapy (DOT) is done when it is very important that a person takes every dose of medicine. For DOT, a health professional watches each time a person takes his or medicine.

    During DOT, a person must go to a hospital, clinic or doctor's office to take the medicine. Or a health pro...Read More
  • Healthwise
    Healthwise answered:
    Ergonomics is the study of how people interact with their activities and their environment. The purpose of ergonomics is to improve health and safety, prevent injuries, and improve productivity.

    Office ergonomics can help a person be more comfortable at work. It can reduce stress on the body and reduce...Read More
  • Healthwise
    Healthwise answered:
    Achilles tendinopathy means that you have tiny tears in your Achilles tendon, which connects your calf muscle to your heel. This problem causes pain and makes it hard to move your foot and ankle. Achilles tendinopathy is also often called Achilles tendinitis.

    Tendinopathy is not the same as a...Read More
  • Healthwise
    Healthwise answered:
    Hair loss (alopecia) is an earlier-than-expected or excessive loss of hair. Everyone has some hair loss every day, but some people have a lot of hair loss early in life because it runs in their family (inherited) or because of disease, medicines, aging, injury, stress, or hair care.

    The most common...Read More
  • Healthwise
    Healthwise answered:
    Factors that increase the risk of hair loss include:
    • Genetics (inherited tendency). If one or both of your parents have hair loss, it is likely that you will also.
    • Disease or illness. Certain diseases or an illness can cause hair loss. The diseases may include ringworm of the scalp ( tinea
    ...Read More
  • Healthwise
    Healthwise answered:
    Hair loss that is caused by medicines, stress, lack of protein or iron, or hair care may be prevented.

    Avoiding certain medicines, reducing stress, getting adequate protein and iron in your diet and using hairstyles that don't damage your hair may reduce or prevent hair loss.

    Inherited hair...Read More
  • Healthwise
    Healthwise answered:
    Home treatment for hair loss includes hair care and hairstyling techniques that may help you cover thinning or bald spots on the scalp. This may be easier for women because inherited hair loss causes a general thinning that is usually not as severe as it is in men. Hair sprays, dyes and perms can...Read More
  • Healthwise
    Healthwise answered:
    Hair loss can occur as thinning, in which you may not notice hair falling out or as shedding, in which clumps of hair fall out.

    In the most common type of hair loss, inherited hair loss (androgenetic alopecia), men tend to lose hair on the front hairline and forehead and on top of the head. Ev...Read More
  • Healthwise
    Healthwise answered:
    Vitamin D is vital for calcium absorption in bones and to improve muscle strength. Not getting enough vitamin D in childhood can slow growth or cause misshapen bones (rickets), and not getting enough vitamin D throughout life increases the risk for bone thinning (osteoporosis) in later years.

    Many...Read More
  • Healthwise
    Healthwise answered:
    Cognitive-behavioral therapy, also called CBT, is a way to help you stay well or cope with a health problem by changing how you think. And how you think affects how you feel.

    If you learn how to stop negative thoughts when they happen, you may be more able to care for yourself and handle life's...Read More