Dental implants can be dated back to civilizations as early as the Egyptians, Mayans, Phoenicians and the Hondurans. The first attempts of tooth transplants were made in Europe in the earlier part of 19th century. The 20th century saw the evolution of implant materials from gold to stainless steel to titanium.
Dr. Per Ingvar Branemark with his experiments in 1950s, revolutionized the way implants are seen today. With his detailed explanation of osseointegration, implants are a long lasting mode of treatment in not only dental but other medical conditions as well.
A dental implant is defined as a a component which is inserted surgically into bone to support future dental prosthesis such as bridge, denture, crown or as an orthodontic anchor.
Perfect vision is a blessing bestowed upon mankind by mother nature. While many people enjoy this gift without any problems, there are many others who are not so lucky. Many people wear glasses to obtain normal vision. But it can be a source of discomfort for many people. New users may experience a constant irritation around their nose initially when they start wearing glasses. Some people may also feel that wearing spectacles interferes with their appearance. Hence for cosmetic purpose they may want to avoid using glasses.
People may also have tendency to forget their spectacles when they go anywhere. This is another reason why spectacles prove to be a disadvantage for some. There are some newer methods and techniques which are being developed recently to provide with a more permanent ways to get relief from visual errors. LASIK is one of these methods. It is the most sought after surgical method which helps to correct visual abnormalities and help the person see clearly.
Homeostasis is a tendency of interdependent elements to attain a state of constant equilibrium. Balance is the key to maintaining healthy bodily functions. Core temperature, blood glucose, sodium and chloride levels, body pH are a few systems the living body aims to take care of constantly.
The difference between acidity and alkalinity of the body is known as pH (potential of Hydrogen). It is calculated on a scale of 0-14, with 0 being most acidic and 14 most alkaline. Our body, functions to its optimal capacity at a pH of 7.3-7.45. This pH is essential for cells to perform their activities efficiently. Any upward or downward deviation in pH value can put the body in a state of excess alkalinity or acidity. Proteins may lose their original structure (denaturation), enzymes will not function properly and even death may occur in a few cases. Diseases mostly find their home in an acidic environment, which is why it becomes all the more important to take care of our health.
The Internet has introduced every household in India to the world of premium health care services at their doorsteps. Majority of people these days are conscious of their own health and also their family’s physical well-being due to awareness. However, obesity and other life-altering diseases are sadly becoming the order of the day. Although, awareness about the same is rising all thanks to the media.
Different health check packages offered by hospitals big and small are playing the role of modern-day messiahs for safeguarding health of common people. Done every once in a while, these health packages could easily prevent the person from footing huge hospital bills in future. If prescribed by doctor, it shouldn’t be taken as a cause of huge concern, as tests just help the doctor in confirming or disproving chances of any ailment.Continue reading Take Advantage Of These 12 Amazing Health Packages→
The female reproductive system comprises of the ovaries, uterus, fallopian tubes and the female hormones Estrogen and Progesterone. These hormones are synthesized in the ovaries. These hormones control most of the body functioning of the female in general, and all of the functioning of the female reproductive system. The levels of these hormones vary depending on the phase of the menstrual cycle. Timely production and release of these hormones in adequate quantity is essential for normal functioning of the female reproductive system. Normal menses, pregnancy, delivery, menopause are the physiological components of the female reproductive system.
The synthesis of Estrogen and Progesterone are under control of two other hormones named Luteinizing Hormone (LH) and Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH), secreted by Pituitary gland. FSH is responsible for formation and development of the female egg. LH acts on the ovaries and facilitates the release of the matured female egg from the ovary (commonly known as ovulation).
A human baby has 270 bones which decreases to 206 by adulthood. Decrease in the number of bones happens because some bones in the human body fuse together as you grow up.
Your bones are the strongest and the most important entity of your body. They provide a structural framework to your body. They serve to protect the important and delicate organs of your body. Bones along with skeletal muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints are responsible for your body movements.
Bones are known to be a store house of minerals like calcium and phosphorus. They house bone marrow that produce blood cells. Your bones must be protected from diseases or any other problems that affect their strength. This will help you enable a healthy life for coming years.
Just imagine if there are any abnormalities or disorders in the bones, as these could cause terrible effect on all of their functionalities. You must have heard of many bone diseases as they are getting common now-a-days. An unhealthy lifestyle is one of the reason for developing a bone disease. Continue reading Have You Observed a Bone Spur (Bone Out Growth)?→
The uterus is a very sensitive female reproductive organ. It is a pear shaped hollow region that is located between bladder and rectum. This organ in colloquial terms is also referred to as the womb. It is in this organ that the fetus develops during a woman’s pregnancy. It plays a major role in childbirth and fertility. This organ is also responsible in the initializing of puberty in girls.
Endometriosis, growth of fibroids and polyps in urethral lining, tumors, pelvic pain and also cancer of the uterus are very few disorders afflicting the reproductive system of a woman.
Read on to find out more about uterine cancer, causes of this cancer, testing to diagnose the same, symptoms that suggest you could have it, surgical options, risks and benefits attached to it. Also find out the types of uterine cancers. Continue reading Uterine Cancer: Complications, Testing and How to Deal with It→
The colon in colloquial terms is our large intestine. The large intestine gets rid of the left over food after nutrients from it are absorbed. Waste products are then passed into the rectum. A healthy colon is as important as consuming healthy food. The colon is largely responsible for elimination of toxins and wastes from our body. Various treatments and tests come into the picture, when this organ is under-performing or is in a bad condition. Colonoscopy is one such test for protecting your large intestine from tumors, polyps and cancerous growths. Read on to find out more about this important test.
Appendix is a tube like structure placed at junction of small and large intestine. It resembles a small worm-like structure and is joined by colon. Apparently, appendix does no major function, but can be considered as storehouse for beneficial bacteria. It boosts functioning of digestive system after illnesses like diarrhea. It has been observed that removal of appendix poses no major health issues.
Appendix resembles the shape of pouch and connects to large intestine. Appendicitis and appendix cancer are two major ailments of appendix. Let us understand and study these two ailments elaborately.
What is appendicitis and what are its causes?
Appendicitis is one of the major diseases associated with appendix. The precise cause of appendicitis is yet unknown. Most of the cases of appendicitis develop due to partial or complete obstruction of appendix.