7 August 2016
If you're between the ages of 65 – 74, and you've been having trouble hearing lately, you might be experiencing age-related hearing loss. According to research, approximately one in three people begin losing their hearing around that time. In some cases, the hearing changes can be so subtle that you might not even realize you're having problems. Here are five signs that will help you determine if you're experiencing hearing loss.
19 May 2016
Vertigo is a serious sensation of spinning that is distinct from the feeling of dizziness. In many cases, repeated episodes of vertigo are associated with inner ear problems, such as damage, congenital abnormalities, or recurrent infections. There are ways to minimize or eliminate recurrent vertigo. Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy Vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) is a non-invasive option to help desensitize yourself to certain movements that may initiate a vertigo episode. For example, many people who experience vertigo cannot lie in certain positions or find vertigo can happen when they turn their head too quickly.
11 March 2016
Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder. However, if you have been recently diagnosed with the condition, you may not know much about it. Here are a few questions and answers about this disorder: What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a disorder in which a person stops breathing during periods of sleep. A person with sleep apnea has his or her airway blocked repeatedly by the tongue and soft issues of the mouth.
7 March 2016
If you are living with hypothyroidism and are on medication for it, you may no longer be suffering from the common symptoms of this condition, which can include unexplained weight gain, dry skin, and constipation. You might not want to live on medication for the rest of your life, though. Hypothyroidism is a condition that occurs when your thyroid is not working at full capacity, but you might be able to boost the functions of this important organ just by changing the way you eat.
4 March 2016
If you already have a hearing aid, you know how incredible that it can be to go from having to crank the TV volume or continually ask people to repeat themselves to being able to hear as well as anyone around you can. However, are you hearing as well as you should be able to? If you've had the same hearing aid for a few years, it may not be as effective as it once was – and you may not even realize that you're missing anything.
21 January 2016
If you're one of the 50 million U.S. adults and children who suffer from seasonal allergies, then you probably have a few tricks up your sleeve to avoid allergy triggers. For example, you likely know to keep your windows shut and avoid too much activity outside when the weatherman says there is a high pollen count. However, there may be some other factors in your life that are negatively affecting your allergies and you don't have a clue.