What You Need To Know About Total Hip Replacement Surgery

In the past, joint and hip surgery – especially a full or partial replacement of the hip – was often associated with old age, or at the very least the end of an active, physical lifestyle for many patients. However, as a result of the lightening pace of modern technology, and the development of sophisticated medical devices and procedures in particular over the last few decades, surgeons now have an array of minimally invasive options that can not only help correct joint damage and deterioration, but also help to preserve and even enhance a patient’s quality of life and physical activity in many cases.

The highly skilled orthopedic surgeons at the Joint Surgery Center of Excellence regularly perform successful hip replacement surgery in Beverly Hills.

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What is Total Hip Replacement Surgery?

When a hip joint becomes irreparably damaged or deteriorated as the result of an injury or chronic arthritis, orthopedic surgeons can replace the old hip joint with a prosthetic implant. The majority of hip replacement surgeries, an average of 200,000 per year in the US alone, have exceptionally high success rates. Most hip replacement patients today, depending on the specifics of their case, can expect to return to normal physical activity with diminished pain and improved range of motion.

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Who is a Candidate for Total Hip Replacement?

The typical total hip replacement patient is over the age of 50, but anyone can be a candidate at any age. Some of the most common symptoms that factor into the decision to undergo the procedure include:

  • Chronic pain that limits everyday activities like walking
  • Arthritis related pain and limited range of motion
  • Pain that does not respond to conservative therapies such as medication and physical therapy

To learn more, please visit www.jointsurgerymd.com.

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Can You Lower Your Risk For Developing Prostate Cancer?

Like all forms of cancer, the likelihood that a person will develop prostate cancer over his lifetime can be difficult to predict. There are many factors that can play a role in the onset and progression of cancer, from genetic and environmental issues to lifestyle choices like lack of exercise and diet.

Urologists and cancer experts can help diagnoses and develop comprehensive treatment plans for his patients suffering from prostate cancer. One of these treatments includes MRI fusion biopsies.

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Lifestyle And Cancer Prevention

While there is no surefire method for preventing the development of prostate cancer, experts urologists, such as those at the Prostate Cancer Specialists of Los Angeles, encourage patients who are fighting cancer to stay positive and try to focus on the areas of their lives that they can control.

If there were anything close to approaching a silver bullet for warding off or successfully fighting a cancer diagnosis, the research is clear: diet and exercise are everything. Avoiding or limiting some of the worst nutritional offenders – processed and high fat foods, tobacco and excessive alcohol – will go a long way towards improving a person’s overall health. Staying physically active, be it through long, leisurely walks with a friend or swimming a few laps every morning before work is essential for health at any age.

Click here to learn more about the signs, symptoms, and risk factors for prostate cancer.

The easiest way to make positive and lasting lifestyle changes is to start small and take it slow. Attempting drastic changes or fad diets can be overwhelming and set people up to fail. Seeking the advice of a professional and making small incremental changes on a regular basis will most likely yield long lasting, positive results.

Contact a Urology Expert Today

Thanks to technological breakthroughs and new discoveries, testing for and treating prostate cancer is easier than ever before. Whether it’s with a simple consultation or through expert MRI fusion biopsy, Los Angeles urologists will do everything in their power to restore your health.

To learn more, please visit www.prostatecancerdr.com.

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How Do You Know If You Have Arthritis?

The symptoms of arthritis can vary from patient to patient. Because there are two different forms of arthritis, the symptoms can vary widely in onset and severity. So how does a patient know when it’s time to seek professional help?

Dr. Susan Baker offers expert Beverly Hills arthritis treatment at Susan Baker MD, Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. The best advice for each patient is to understand what the symptoms and risk factors are for each form of arthritis and to consult with a rheumatologist should symptoms arise.

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The Different Types of Arthritis

The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis, affecting millions of people around the world each year. Osteoarthritis is the result of the progressive wearing down and degeneration of the cartilage around a joint. It is most common in the knee, wrists, and hands, and while there is no cure, an active, healthy lifestyle can go a long way towards easing pan and joint damage. Symptoms of arthritis include pain, swelling, inflammation, and stiffness of the joints.

Click here to learn more about the signs, symptoms, and potential treatment options for the different forms of arthritis.

Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms are similar to those of osteoarthritis and similarly result in damage to the affected joint and surrounding cartilage. However unlike osteoarthritis, which is the result of mechanical wear and tear, rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that occurs when the immune system mistakes healthy tissue for a foreign organism and issues an immune response, attacking the healthy cells.

There is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis, and treatment options include medication, physical therapy, and in some cases surgery if the joint is damaged from the loss of cartilage. In addition to the joints, rheumatoid arthritis can also affect several organs.

To learn more about rheumatoid arthritis and treatment options for the condition, please visit www.susanbakermd.com.

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Choosing a Surgeon for Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation has become one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures available. More and more women are turning to breast augmentation to achieve the breast size and shape they want, especially after pregnancy when the breasts begin to sag and lose their shape. However, the rise in the popularity of breast augmentation surgery has also meant a rise in the number of plastic surgeons offering the procedure. It is therefore extremely important to choose the right plastic surgeon when considering a breast augmentation procedure.

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Breast Augmentation in San Diego

Things to look for when choosing a plastic surgeon are experience: board certification, aesthetics, and expertise. A board certification in plastic surgery is essential, as plastic surgery requires a different skill set than other types of surgery. In addition, a surgeon who has performed many breast augmentation procedures will be more comfortable with the procedure and more experienced, which is essential for avoiding problems in the future. Many problems with breast implants can be avoided as long as the plastic surgeon is experienced enough.

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Dr. Paul Chasan is an expert plastic surgeon in the San Diego area. He has performed over two thousand breast augmentation surgeries, and he regularly publishes in peer-reviewed journals about breast augmentation procedures. He is also an expert in breast revisionary surgery, meaning he can fix mistakes that other plastic surgeons have made. In addition, Dr. Chasan lectures for Allergan, a maker of breast implants and a revolutionary new soft tissue support material called Seri surgical scaffolding.

Many people may be tempted to simply look at price when choosing a surgeon, but the cost of fixing a poor breast augmentation can easily outstrip the initial cost of surgery. It’s much better to do the research, spend a little more, and visit a surgeon that you can feel completely comfortable will be able to do a good job than to spend twice as much trying to fix a breast augmentation gone wrong.

To learn more, please visit http://plasticsurgery.org/md/paulchasanmd.html.

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Botox for Sweaty Palms

Hyperhidrosis, more commonly known as excessive sweating, can be an extremely embarrassing and even debilitating issue. Hyperhidrosis can occur in many parts of the body, including the underarms, feet, groin, even the face and scalp. However, one of the most difficult areas to live with that hyperhidrosis can strike is the palms of the hands. We use our hands for everything in our daily lives, so dealing with excessively sweaty palms can be exceedingly difficult.

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Hyperhidrosis Treatment in San Diego

Hyperhidrosis levels vary, from mild to severe. A person with mild hyperhidrosis of the palms may experience some embarrassment when needing to shake hands or otherwise socially interact using the hands, but a person with severe hyperhidrosis may actually be functionally debilitated, to the point of having difficulty grasping objects along with other effects. Luckily, there is a treatment available for hyperhidrosis that is effective and safe. This treatment is Botox.

Botox can be used for a wide variety of conditions, not just the commonly associated wrinkle reduction. Hyperhidrosis sufferers can find temporary relief with strategic Botox injections into the part of the body suffering from the excess sweat. The Botox blocks the nerve signals from the sweat glands, leading to a reduction in the amount of sweat produced.

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The Del Mar Botox experts at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology are experienced in providing Botox injections for people with hyperhidrosis. Each dermatologist there has years of experience in Botox injections, and a proven track record of success. They can provide Botox for hyperhidrosis sufferers as well as people with migraines or people wanting wrinkle reduction.

Botox injections for hyperhidrosis generally last between four to nine months, then will need to be reapplied. However, this treatment is one of the best and most effective available for the treatment of hyperhidrosis. It is virtually painless, doesn’t take long at all, and can relieve you of your symptoms immediately!

To learn more, please visit www.clderm.com.

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Finding Your Own Perfect Smile with Dental Implants

Choosing dental implants is not just a means of replacing lost teeth, it can help create a great-looking smile that would not be possible otherwise. The loss of a tooth or multiple teeth can seem like a major setback for anyone. Whether it is due to damage from an accident or the long-term effects of infections or poor health, tooth loss can compromise dental appearance and overall health. However, implants can create wonderful smiles that also stay healthy year after year.

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The Benefits of Dental Implants

While there are multiple options for replacing lost teeth, dental implants provide numerous benefits that are not possible with dentures or other temporary replacements. Implant patients can experience many different positive effects from their choice, including:

Great Appearance – Each implant is shaped to fit naturally with the rest of a patient’s teeth while looking as great as a perfectly cleaned tooth for years to come.

Jawbone Support – By being implanted directly into the jaw, the bone will be supported and will not collapse, which may happen if left without a tooth.

Easy Cleaning – Dentures are often difficult to clean, but implants are easily cleaned through regular brushing and flossing. Plus, they last much longer.

Infection Prevention – By filling gums, patients are less likely to suffer infections that compromise gums and other teeth.

Click here to learn more about the creation of dental implants.

Contacting Skilled Periodontists

If you are looking for the best implant therapy in Los Angeles, the periodontal team at the CENTER for Advanced Periodontal & Implant Therapy can put their years of success to your use. With their help, a detailed plan for your dental implants can be created in order to form a great looking and healthy smile. Visit www.implantperiocenter.com to learn more about how they can help you.