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Study Confirms IBS Improvement

Posted on January 26, 2019 by Tracey Bankos
Irritable bowel syndrome is a debilitating and distressing condition, which affects 10-20% of the population.IBS is characterized by abdominal pain and altered bowel function such as constipation, diarrhea or alternating diarrhea and constipation.Some people have occasional symptoms, which can be aggravated by stress or food intolerances.Others experience crippling symptoms, and struggle to maintain their quality of life in the absence of any targeted, effective pharmaceutical treatments...

Over The Counter Pain Medication: How To Choose The Right Drugs

Posted on December 1, 2018 by Tracey Bankos
With the latest front-page news about the possible hazards of pain medications, you may be taking a look at your over-the-counter (or OTC) pain medications with a wary eye.While all drugs, including those you do not need a prescription for, can be dangerous, some basic knowledge can help you avoid the pitfalls for the pain relief you require.Types of OTC pain medication:The pain-relief aisle of any drug store can make it look like there is an endless number of pain-relief medications...

Surgical Treatment Options for Hernias

Posted on November 27, 2018 by Tracey Bankos
Hernia repair is one of the most frequently performed surgical procedures worldwide.In fact, there are over 600,000 hernia repair surgeries performed each year in the U.S.alone.A hernia is a weakness or defect in the abdominal muscles which can lead to the protrusion of tissue through an opening in the outer layers of the abdominal wall.Hernias can develop at any part of the abdominal wall, but generally occur in areas that have a natural tendency to be weak...

The Power of Ice

Posted on October 10, 2018 by Tracey Bankos
Using ice to treat injuries is one of the oldest methods of pain management.Proven to be safe and effective at reducing swelling, relieving pain and decreasing muscle spasms, ice therapy is an easy self-care technique that anyone can administer.Every mother knows to put ice on a bruised knee after a soccer game or on a teething toddler's tender gums.But do you really know how ice works?Cold therapy, also known as cryotherapy, works on the principle of heat exchange...

Why R.I.C.E.?

Posted on September 26, 2018 by Tracey Bankos
What is R.I.C.E.and why do you want it? Among the most recommended icing techniques for reducing inflammation and treating minor injuries is R.I.C.E., an acronym for rest, ice, compression and elevation.It's best used for pulled muscles, sprained ligaments, soft tissue injury, and joint aches.Applying R.I.C.E.treatments will decrease pain, inflammation, muscle spasms, swelling and tissue damage.It achieves this by reducing blood flow from local vessels near the injury and decreasing fluid hemorrhaging as a result of cell damage...