Sleep Apnea? 3 Less Invasive Alternatives To UPPP Surgery
16 September 2015
By far the most popular type of sleep apnea surgery over the past 25 years, uvulopalatopharyngoplasty removes a great deal of tissue from the back of the throat, including the entire uvula and portions of the soft palate and throat. The goal of the surgery is to open up the airway in an effort to lessen both the frequency and severity of sleep apnea episodes. Approximately 65 percent of people do see an improvement after UPPP surgery.
What To Expect During Recovery From Kyphoplasty
3 September 2015
Kyphoplasty is a surgical procedure used to repair compression fractures in the vertebrae of the spine by using a special type of cement. Compared to other forms of back and spine surgery, kyphoplasty is less invasive and does not have the long recovery periods common with more complex back surgeries. If you are undergoing kyphoplasty, you can expect the following during your recovery:
In most cases, patients do not have to stay overnight in the hospital following kyphoplasty.
4 Avoidable Habits That Could Be Ruining Your Teeth
20 August 2015
Caring for your teeth can sometimes be tricky. Even if you brush and floss several times a day, little habits may be inadvertently sabotaging your quest for perfect teeth. Here are a couple of habits that you should change to protect your oral health:
Most people are aware that the sugar in carbonated soft drinks is bad for your teeth. It feeds the oral bacteria in your mouth and promotes the development of plaque.
How Can You Get Better Mammogram Results If You Have Implants?
6 August 2015
When you have breast implants, there is a possibility that the images taken during a mammogram can be obscured. Unfortunately, this can hurt your chances of your doctor detecting the presence of breast cancer in its earliest stages. If you have breast implants and are planning on getting a mammogram, here is what you need to know beforehand.
Why Is It Difficult to Get Accurate Images?
Regardless of if you have silicone or saline implants, the images can be obscured.