Getting well, staying well
No matter how lucky or careful a person is, it is practically impossible to spend all one’s days without illness. When confronted with a life-changing health condition, there are many important ways one can take charge and manage it effectively. In this series, we take a close look at the things you should know in order to be the best custodian of your own wellness.
How to Recognize Brain Aneurysm Symptoms
How to Prepare for your EEG Test
If you have signs or symptoms of a neurological condition, your doctor may order diagnostic testing to make a diagnosis. One type of diagnostic testing, an electroencephalogram (EEG), helps your doctor diagnose neurological conditions quickly. The sooner your doctor can make a diagnosis, the sooner your treatment can begin. Understanding the purpose of an EEG test can help you prepare for the procedure.
Pinched Nerve Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment
If you've ever had pain and weren't quite sure what caused it, you may have had a pinched nerve. Although it is most common in the neck or back, a pinched nerve can also occur in other parts of the body, such as the wrist. Recognizing pinched nerve symptoms and signs is critical for receiving the proper treatment.
The 411 on Electromyogram Procedures
Many people living in the United States have neuromuscular disorders, which affect the nerves that control muscle movement. These types of disorders happen as a result of nerves becoming unhealthy or dying, which prevents electrical signals from traveling through the nervous system to your muscles.
Improve Brain Function by Building Your Body's Strength
People tend to separate cognitive and muscular well-being. In fact, there's a fairly pervasive stereotype -- used in ads for gyms and a variety of other companies in the fitness world -- of the muscle-bound hunk. Fortunately, this whole idea is demonstrably untrue. In fact, there's plenty of research suggesting just the opposite. Regular exercise can actually improve brain function, even affecting the physical structure of your brain in beneficial ways.