Health in Florence, SC

Menopause and diabetes constitute a close relationship to your health – if you experience menopause too early or too late – or have diabetes before menopause. Let’s try to unravel this a bi

Let’s start this story backward. One of the ways to keep your knee and hip joints strong as an adult is with weight-bearing exercises. The best way to build up those bones for your knees and hips as an adult is to start when you are a teen.

Swelling in your legs and ankles. New varicose veins. Legs that are restless, heavy, tired, aching or discolored. These are the typical signs of a painful and potentially dangerous disease of your blood vessels.

SRS basically uses computers and digital imaging to deliver large doses of radiation in small places with extreme accuracy. Three-dimensional digital imaging (CT, MRI or PET scan) is used to identify even the smallest tumors.

Medical terms are often challenging to understand. Here are some of the frequently used medical terms to help you prepare for your total joint replacement surgery.

The valves in our hearts control the blood flow in and out of that crucial organ. As we age, two problems can develop. A valve can thicken and fail to open completely, preventing the blood from emptying out of the heart. Or a valve can start leaking, allowing the blood to go in the wrong direction.

Hysterectomy – the word, the surgery – triggers many emotions in a woman. However, McLeod Gynecologist Joycelyn Schindler, MD, says the robotic-assisted hysterectomy can help reduce some of the pain and associated anxiety.

World War II taught the world many lessons. One of those discoveries was the importance of special training needed for successful surgery on hands, sparked by the many hand wounds suffered by soldiers.

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“I think we should do a colposcopy.” (kull-POS-sku-pee) Another medical term. What does it mean? What should I expect?

A common injury experienced by athletes carries the clinical name “Patellar Dislocation”. This is when you tear a knee ligament (“Medial Patellofemoral Ligament” or “MPFL”) during a knee cap dislocation. Females appear to be more vulnerable to this injury than male athletes.

One out of every 3 adult Americans struggle with high blood pressure, clinically called hypertension. Add to those 65 million people another 59 million living with blood pressure approaching the dangerous stage.

Experience has proven the success of total joint replacement for treating knee and hip pain. Yet, there’s a long list of non-surgical treatment options available, which should be considered prior to surgery.

Check this list of terms and explanations to help you better understand the health issues you may be talking about with your physician.

Blockages in the arteries can trigger pain from oxygen-starvation. McLeod Vascular Surgeon Gabor Winkler, MD explains diagnosing and treating Peripheral Arterial Disease or PAD.

There is a condition, not well-known, that mimics conditions such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. Unlike those two, however, it is treatable and, in most cases, it can be reversed.

RELIEF…at the expectation of a cure.
ANXIETY …about what’s expected of you and what to expect of your Gynecologist.

Most conversations and articles around the topic of Pelvic Health focus on women starting at age 35. Pelvic Health information for and about young women and teens are equally important.

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