liver function tests

Liver Function Tests: Types, Uses, Procedure

Ever wondered about the condition of your liver? If it is still okay, or does it have an ailment that you do not know? If you have these types of questions, then you should probably take the liver function test. But what is this kind of test? For starters, a...

comprehensive metabolic panel

Comprehensive Metabolic Panel: Use, Process, and Results

To start off, you should know what a comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP) is. It is a combination of blood tests that check the chemistry of your body. It will also determine how the body uses energy or metabolism. You are probably aware of this considering that it is always part...

pulled muscle remedy

Should You Ice or Heat a Pulled Muscle?

A pulled muscle is also known as muscle strain, and it occurs when a minuscular tear happens within the muscle fibers, caused by a too much muscle stretch. It usually happens in the area such as hamstrings, groin, and calf, causing pain, muscle spasm, inflammation, bruising, and limited muscle movements....

soluble vs insoluble fiber

Soluble vs. Insoluble Fiber: What’s the Difference?

Most chronic illnesses around the world can be traced from a poor digestion process. Unhealthy digestion results in body waste and toxins accumulating in our colon and leads to potential health issues. One way to prevent these issues is to boost intake of dietary fibers. Get to know two types...

Treatment for torn cartilage in the wrist

How to Treat Torn Cartilage in the Wrist

Our wrist is very important to us like other parts of our body. However, most of us only realize this when our wrist is already injured and we can't do our daily tasks effectively. We use our hands to wash our clothes, carry heavy things, among many other tasks. When...

Proper Use of Cane

How to Use a Cane Properly

The proper use of the cane is very important especially for those who are suffering from injury, stroke, and arthritis. By using a cane, patients can practice walking again, along with the guidance of their physical therapist. People usually use canes to assess balance and widen base support. Those who...

MPV blood test

MPV Blood Test: Uses, Process, Results

Doctors commonly run tests like a complete blood count or CBC during an annual physical checkup, before  or after surgical treatment, or during a follow-up checkup. Included in the CBC is a test called mean platelet volume or MPV test. What is it and why is it needed? Plus, what...

Tight Calf Muscle: Ways to Address It

Tight Calf Muscles Prevention Tips

The calf is made up of two calf muscles—gastrocnemius and soleus. The former is the large muscle located at the back of your leg, just below your knees, and is visible from the outside of the body. The latter, meanwhile, is not visible from the outside as it is underneath...

Success rate of hip impingement surgery are very high. Complications are very uncommon but risks of injuries, infection, and blood clots are existent.

Is total Hip Replacement safe?

Arthritis, fractures, and other hip complications are some of the reasons that people go through a hip replacement. The conditions mentioned earlier are very painful for patients and if other treatments don't work, hip replacement is what doctors and surgeons finally suggest. This is a procedure where the surgeons remove...

Rotator Cuff Exercises

5 Exercises to Strengthen Your Rotator Cuff

Rotator cuff injury is a debilitating injury in all of sports. Characterized by severe pain and limited shoulder movements, the injury is slow to heal and often affects athletes’ careers. Surgery, pain medication, and other at-home treatments are recommended so patients can easily recover from rotator cuff tear or impingement....