Brynna Connor MD
“You really have to consider what you need from your health insurance plan—and not plan for being 100% healthy all the time, even if you’re young and have been healthy previously,” adds Dr. Connor. “Illness or injuries can happen unexpectedly, so be realistic about what you need and what you can afford.”
A low-fiber/low-residue diet is a diet with the end goal of having fewer and smaller bowel movements each day and it may help calm symptoms of gastrointestinal illnesses or help prepare the body for certain medical procedures.
In young adults, the prostate is about the size of a walnut. However, it continually grows larger with age, potentially reaching the size of a lemon by the age of 60. In some cases, it may grow too large, leading to an enlarged prostate, also called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Aging is also linked to damage. Small molecules called reactive oxygen species (ROS) can form within cells. ROS damage DNA and cells, causing a cell to age. On the other hand, antioxidants are substances that get rid of ROS, helping prevent and heal damage.
According to Dr. Connor, the most marked loss in bone mineral density occurs during the 12 months before a person’s final period and the first two years afterward.
It is important to take peripheral neuropathy seriously, since symptoms can get worse and may cause additional problems over time.
After a woman stops the pill, it can take anywhere from one month to several months to resume a ‘normal’ cycle, but a woman should see her physician if her menstrual cycle does not resume after the third month after she has stopped the pill.
A pinched nerve in the neck, or cervical radiculopathy, occurs when a nerve root is compressed by herniated disc material, a degenerating disc, or aging bone. The body activates the inflammatory response, which causes swelling around the nerve root.
Circumcision is a somewhat controversial topic, and not all medical experts and healthcare providers are in agreement about whether it should be performed.
In an article on Livestrong.com, Dr. Connor explains who might want to use a binet, who shouldn’t, and offers a list of the ones she says are the best.