It’s amazing to see just how far the field of medicine and healthcare has progressed as the years have passed by. In the past ten years alone, so many breakthroughs and innovations have arisen that have helped people get better when they are injured or ill.
Although there are still a lot of things that are waiting to be discovered, with the emergence of new technology and innovative health procedures, it can be said that a better, healthier quality of life can nowadays be more readily achieved. If you are aiming for 2018 to be the best year of your life yet, especially when it comes to your health, take a look at some of the procedures you can expect to see gaining in popularity this year.
Many of us would love the secret formula to be able to get rid of the unwanted stubborn fats in our bodies; those ones that just do not seem to go away even with a persistent diet and exercise. In the past, there are many who would resort to surgery, such as liposuction to get rid of these fats, seeing it as the easier option. Maybe you yourself have considered it before, but you’re not keen on undergoing any type of surgery to achieve it. Well, now there is a procedure that promises to give you the body you want without having to go under the knife. Coolsculpting is a procedure that uses controlled cooling to address the fat under your skin, the result being, as the name would suggest, a sculpted body. For more information about this innovative procedure, check out CoolSculpting in Princeton NJ.
Do you suffer from sleep apnoea? This is a serious sleep disorder, which interrupts the breathing of a person while sleeping and can even cause them to stop breathing while they are in a deep slumber. It may also lead on to other serious conditions, such as high blood pressure and stroke among others, if left untreated, so it is always recommended to go and speak to your GP if you are experiencing any sleep irregularities. Nowadays, some manufacturers are offering an implant to help address this condition. The aim is that it will function like a pacemaker to help open up the important airway passages while sleeping and help synchronize breathing air in with your tongue. It can be controlled via a remote control or by a wearable patch.
CT-Guided Pulsed Radiofrequency
One of the most common complaints in humans is chronic back pain and one reason for this type of back pain can be a herniated disk. In most instances, people who are suffering with this will undergo surgery to address their pain. However, if you are hesitant to go down the surgery route, you may want to try out a new type of procedure, which uses radiofrequency to help alleviate pain. CT imaging is used by inserting a needle into the herniated disk, after which a probe is inserted and then serves as a medium to deliver electrical pulses to the specific area. Many patients claim that the pain and inflammation go away and many do not require any surgery anymore after the procedure.
If you want to combine adventure and health, why not try medical tourism. Countries like Malaysia and Thailand, for example, pride themselves not only on their exotic beaches and cuisine, but also in the fact that they have internationally accredited hospitals that can offer procedures such as cosmetic and dental surgery. Always make sure the places you go, and the doctors you use have all of the relevant qualifications, and ideally speak to some of their previous patients, in order to get an outsiders perspective.