Pregnancy is a time of intense change. You're already missing your sushi and red wine, and you may wish you were missing your swollen feet and aching joints. However, there's another change that happens during pregnancy-- how your immune system responds to allergens. If you have allergies to things like pet hair, pollen, dust, or even food, pregnancy will change some of your symptoms. Read more to find out how.
Your hands are one of the most important body parts you have, but after an injury occurs to one of them, you may have trouble with it for the rest of your life. The best way to regain full usage and strength of it is to attend occupational therapy. Through this, you will have a better chance of being able to use your hand exactly like you had before the injury.
The term varicose vein is one that most people will associate with women. This is due to the fact that even though over 60% of the population in general will become afflicted with varicose veins at some point, only one in four of those afflicted are men. Due to the common nature of this issue there are many treatments for varicose veins. Those treatments vary in accordance to the location and extent of the issue.
Strokes affect approximately 700,000 Americans each year. Sadly, about a third of these victims die, and the surviving two-thirds are significantly affected by strokes to one degree or another. The good news is stroke survivors can recover much of their lost physical and mental functions if they receive prompt intensive care and support. Short term rehabilitation facilities specialize in this kind of help and can rapidly turn around a stroke victim's prognosis.
If you're in the process of recovering from a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you may be wondering whether you can ever fully return to a normal life. So many of the things you've taken for granted -- eating, dressing, even reading the label on a box of cereal -- may seem much more difficult now. However, there is still hope. Read on to learn more about how a home-based occupational therapist may be able to help you regain a normal life, as well as the skills to financially support yourself.