Categories Archives: Medical Issues

Foot Pain and Other Problems Created by Diabetes

Diabetes, a disease involving too much glucose (sugar) in the bloodstream, can unfortunately cause many serious complications with patients’ feet.  Studies show that about 30% of diabetics older than 40 eventually develop foot problems. The two main issues that diabetics experience are diabetic neuropathy and peripheral vascular disease. Diabetic Neuropathy Diabetic Neuropathy occurs from chronically […]

How to Care for your Swollen Feet during Pregnancy

As an expectant mother, you glow as your belly grows and are busy making obstetrics appointments and anxiously nesting away. However, as your list of bodily discomforts builds trimester by trimester, you may find that the pain and soreness make their way down to your toes. Why Do Feet Swell During Pregnancy? An overwhelming majority […]

Shoe Trends in 2014: Marvelous Metallics

Shining, glittering, sparkling shoes are all the rage this year. Why? Because there is something simply enticing about a metallic look! Much like strappy kitten heels and neon-colored shoes, a metallic sparkle draws the eye downward to create the illusion of longer legs for a flatteringly-slim appearance. Furthermore, it’s an appealingly unconventional way to add […]

What is Gout and How to Reduce Its Effects

  (Photo copyright by uvahealth.com) If you have Gout, you understand a thing or two about severe and relentless pain. What is it and what causes it? Read on…. What is gout? Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis that occurs when there is an overabundance of uric acid in the body. Uric acid is […]