Lymphedema, a painful (and, in its worst incarnation, potentially life-threatening) condition suffered by many breast cancer survivors, has long been seen as collateral damage from treatment. You have lymph nodes removed (as about 80% of us do at the beginning of treatment), you’re at risk for lymphedema. You have radiation, you may be at risk for lymphedema. You’ve at least heard of lymphedema, right? It was the title of one of those little pamphlets the oncology nurse gave you after you’d been diagnosed. You know, the one you threw on the counter or stuffed in a grocery bag, vowing to read when you weren’t so distracted with thoughts of death. Only then you started treatment, and things got busy, and you never did get a chance to read that little printout. When you have surgery on your breast, and one or more lymph nodes under your arm are removed to check for cancer, your whole system on that side is affected. Along with the nodes come some of the vessels; s...
Every time I shave my legs, I get itchy, red bumps. How can I get rid of them and how can I prevent them?
In order to take care of shaving-related irritations, it's important to know the underlying cause of inflamed bumps. Razor burn, which results from improper shaving techniques, can create a rash-like appearance that usually fades on its own after a few days. On the other hand, it's possible that those razor bumps are the result of ingrown hairs, which are also referred to as pseudofolliculitis barbae.
When shaving, make sure you use a gentle hand. If your problem is simply razor burn, you need to make a few adjustments to your shaving routine in order to reduce irritation and inflammation. To start, soften the hair by soaking your legs for several minutes in warm water. Invest in a moisturizing shave gel-soap doesn't cut it-and lather the shaving area completely. Let the lather sit on the hair for a minute before proceeding.
Instead of trying to hold on to dis...
Definition Alternative Names Causes of foot pain Information Question: What causes foot pain? Answer: Many things can cause foot pain . Wearing shoes that don't fit right is one of the most common reasons people (especially women) get foot problems such as calluses and bunions . With age, feet often grow wider. Also, being overweight can increase your chances of having foot problems or injuries. Go shopping for shoes in the afternoon when your feet are at their largest due to swelling . Heels on shoes shouldn't be higher than 1 inch. Shoes with a wide toe box can also lead to less problems to your feet. See also: Ankle pain Heel pain
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