Heel spurs, also known as calcaneal spurs, are bony lumps that form on the heel bone. Heel spurs can be painful, but for most people, they're not a serious health concern. However, for diabetics, heel spurs can be very serious. Here are five things that diabetics need to know about heel spurs. Why are heel spurs serious for diabetics? Diabetes can lead to a lot of foot problems, and these problems can make seemingly minor conditions, like heel spurs, more serious.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that is characterized by swelling of the tissues that lines the joints. This swelling can damage the bones and lead to problems like bone erosion or joint deformity. This disease isn't just a problem for your joints; your eyes may develop cataracts. Here are four things you need to know about this eye condition. What are cataracts? Cataracts are a sight-threatening eye condition: they're the leading cause of vision loss in America, and the leading cause of blindness throughout the world.
Skin cancer is one of the deadliest diseases that you can contract. Your epidermal layer of skin alone constitutes the largest series of tissues on your body, which can make you quite vulnerable to a number of factors that contribute to skin cancer, especially the sun's UV rays. Unfortunately, due to the prevalence of skin cancer in the public eye, a number of myths have popped up regarding what skin cancer is, what it can do, and who can contract it.
If you are missing multiple teeth, you're probably aware of the two most common replacement options: a partial denture and multiple dental implants. However, there's a third replacement option you may want to consider: an implant supported denture. A sort-of hybrid between dentures and dental implants, the implant-supported denture consists of one (or several) rods that are implanted into the jawbone, as well as a "denture" that snaps onto these rods.
Many people are under the assumption that they have to spend a significant amount of cash on medical dermatological treatments in order to fight one of the most prevalent and life affecting forms of skin problems: acne. However, that is not always the case. Many times, acne can be treated with natural remedies that are neither as costly nor as invasive as dermatological treatments. There are a number of natural acne treatments that you can try at home.