As with any chronic pain, endometriosis at its worst can cause life-altering changes. In the most severe cases, women are unable to work because of the pain. This can create financial problems and raise self-esteem issues. Continue reading “What Are the Emotional Effects of Endometriosis?”
I’ve had my third Remicade infusion treatment and am completely clear of plaques and patches. You can still see where I had patches because of scarring, but I will take that over the flaking and itching, any day of the week. Continue reading “Infusion Treatment”
People who have coronary artery bypass graft surgery hope the procedure will prevent heart attacks and help them live longer. But bypass, which adds blood vessels to detour around blocked arteries, is not perfect: While it can greatly improve blood flow, it may not restore circulation to all of the heart areas starved of blood. If a patient has angina, or chest pain, after bypass surgery, cardiologists usually take this as a sign that blockages may remain. In these cases, patients frequently are given a thallium stress test to determine how well the surgery improved blood flow, and whether patients need further treatment. Continue reading “Exercise Testing After Bypass Post 1”
The goal of treatment of tennis elbow is to relieve pain and allow the tendon in the elbow to heal. This can usually be done without surgery (called conservative treatment).
Basic treatment options include:
Conservative treatment such as rest, the use of ice and anti-inflammatory drugs, and a rehabilitation program.
Surgery may be considered if there is persistent elbow pain after a reasonable period of conservative treatment. Surgery usually involves cutting (releasing) the tendon, and removing damaged tissue from the tendon. In some cases, tendon tears may be repaired. Continue reading “Tennis Elbow”