Osteoporosis is a disease in which the minerals that build bones are lost faster than they are replaced. This causes the bones to become porous, brittle, and weak. Estrogen is responsible for decreasing the loss of these minerals. As you enter you late 40s to early 50s, your ovaries will reduce the amount of estrogen produced until they stop producing it all together. This means your bones will start to lose minerals faster and you may develop postmenopausal osteoporosis.
If you have wrinkles, fine lines and/or sagging skin on your face, you may be thinking about having a procedure done to help tighten the skin back up and restore a more youthful appearance to your face. A face lift has long been the gold standard for tightening facial skin back up. But a different procedure is gaining in popularity. This procedure is called a thread lift. Threads are sewn into the skin and then tightened, tightening up the skin.
Cold and flu season is here. If you've got school-aged kids, you know that it's just a matter of time before they get sick. Once that happens, not only will they feel miserable, they'll also be forced to miss school, especially if you don't want to expose the rest of the school to your child's sickness. Unfortunately, studies show that children who miss more than 10 days of school in a single school year, are less likely to graduate from high school.
Lasik is a popular vision correction option because it may reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contacts. If you are on the fence about having vision-correction surgery, there are different situations where going the Lasik route might be a better option.
You Need Significant Vision Correction
When you have a strong prescription for eyeglasses or contacts, it may limit your options. In the case of contact lenses, most manufacturers may not make prescriptions strong enough for your eyes.
If you are having knee replacement surgery soon, then you can help your future self by preparing your home for your post-op return. By making just a few changes to your living environment, you will be safer and more comfortable when it is time to come back home.
Follow these tips to prepare your home for after your upcoming knee replacement surgery:
Tip: Relocated Anything You Could Trip Over
Since you will come home with a walker or crutches after your surgery, you need to be able to move around with them without tripping.