There are many essential oils that might be beneficial for a range of symptoms. Lots of people use them to treat nausea. Researchers have studied several oils that may work, including ginger and lemon oil, but results remain inconclusive. Here, learn more about the best essential oils for nausea and how to use them.
Losing teeth is a regular part of growing up. In adults, however, loose teeth may be a cause for concern. Adult teeth are designed to last a lifetime and should not fall out. We explore reasons that teeth may loosen, including gum disease and osteoporosis. Learn about preventing further damage, treatments, and more.
A broken eye socket can occur if an accident or injury leads to an excessive force on the area around the eye. There are four different types of broken eye socket, which doctors categorize according to the part of the socket where the fracture occurs. In this article, learn more about symptoms, treatment, and recovery.
Biceps tenodesis is a surgical procedure used to reduce pain in the shoulder and surrounding area. It is an option when pain is caused by problems with the biceps tendon in the arm. In this article, learn about the types of procedure, who could benefit from it, possible complications, and alternative treatments.
Bladder removal surgery or cystectomy is a procedure to remove the urinary bladder. It is commonly used to treat bladder cancer or other pelvic tumors. A person should go into surgery knowing what to expect, during and after the procedure, including recovery times, outlook, and the effect on quality of life afterward.
Going to the dentist for even a simple procedure might require numbing or anesthetic, because the nerves in the teeth are very sensitive. This numb feeling, from Novocaine or other drugs, will last some time after the procedure is finished. Learn more about how long Novocaine lasts, and how to make it wear off faster.
People experience pain differently, so a surgery that is painful for one person may not be for another. But, there are some surgeries that research has found to be particularly painful, including those on the bottom of the foot and the spine. In this article, read about five of the most painful surgeries.
Diverticulitis occurs when small pockets in the large intestine become infected, causing pain and other symptoms. It can be severe and require surgery, which carries risks and is not always successful. In this article, learn about the types of diverticulitis surgery, who should have it, and how long recovery may take.
Liver transplant surgery is the second most common transplant surgery in the U.S. Livers typically come from deceased donors, but transplants using parts of livers from live donors are becoming more frequent. Figures show that more than 50 percent of people who have a liver transplant survive for at least 20 years.
A vaginal cuff is a closure made at the top of the vagina in the place of the cervix after a person has a hysterectomy. In this article, we look at the risks involved with having a vaginal cuff, and what to expect after having this surgery. We also look at recovery and complications.
As with many medical procedures, breast implant surgery has a range of risks and complications for people to be aware of beforehand. These can include pain, swelling, infection, and visual changes. In this article, we identify the risks of this surgery, along with early signs and symptoms to be aware of afterward.
The first total penis and scrotum transplant has now been performed by a team of Johns Hopkins surgeons. The recipient, they say, 'is recovering well.'
Opioids are routinely given after surgery to help minimize pain. However, according to new research, opioids may increase the risk of chronic pain.
We are facing an organ donation crisis, with patients on the waiting list at high risk of early death. How safe is the use of organs from overdose deaths?
A low anion gap from a blood test is usually nothing to worry about and often just a lab error. However, in some cases, it can indicate an underlying health condition. In this article, learn how an electrolyte test is used to calculate an anion gap, and what low and high anion gap results mean for someone’s health.
Some people develop early metastases following breast cancer surgery. New research sheds light on why that happens, and how it might be prevented.
Surgery is an effective way to treat a hiatal hernia, with a 90–95 percent success rate in relieving symptoms such as acid reflux and GERD. Laparoscopic repair is the most common procedure. Recovery takes several weeks but a person can often go home the same day. Learn about recovery times, complications, and outlook.
A vaginal hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus through the vagina. It can take 6 weeks to recover fully. Recovery is easier and faster than other kinds of hysterectomy, though a woman should still wait before returning to normal work, driving, and exercising. Tips for recovery include a high-fiber diet and rest.
There are many reasons why someone may need to go on a soft food diet. Reasons might include surgery, cancer, difficulty swallowing, or dental problems. The diet should consist of a variety of foods that can be mashed or pureed. Read on find out which types of food to include, and tips for following this diet.
People are advised to eat soft or liquid foods after having a wisdom tooth removed. Learn about the best foods to eat after having this type of surgey, including soups, smoothies, and mashed vegetables. We also look at foods to avoid, other recovery self-care tips, and possible complications, such as dry socket.
There are many reasons to have surgery. Some operations can relieve or prevent pain. Others can reduce a symptom of a problem or improve some body function. Some surgeries are done to find a problem. Your doctor or a nurse will give you instructions on what to do before the surgery and what you can and cannot do afterward.
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