As a fairly common side effect of many medications and aging itself, dry mouth can bring with it serious potential for the development of health complications. Given that the number of people on such medications and entering the older demographic is increasing, it is becoming more important to recognize the symptoms early and obtain appropriate treatment.
Archive for March, 2011
Like a city’s storm sewer system, the human lymphatic system is responsible for collecting excess fluids that build up in our tissues. When the system fails to work properly, painful swelling called Lymphedema results, but new approaches are reducing the risk.
Because most of us are neither doctors nor physicists, our awareness of the health risks posed by radiation exposure from a nuclear plant failure is often lacking. The result is that events such as those that occurred in Japan can cause undue fear for our health.
Although bone death is a relatively rare situation, it can occur for a number of reasons resulting in significant pain and disability. Several common medications can cause bone cells to die so it is very important for each of us to be aware of our individual risks.
Waiting times for medical treatment are a perennial problem of health systems around the world and unfortunately, the delays are generally getting worse. At risk is patients health and quality life so a concerted action to address the problem is long overdue.