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Hemorrhoids in Minneapolis & St Paul

Posted on November 11, 2012 by admin

Believe it or not, everyone has had a normal hemorrhoidal tissue in their rectum and anus. It's only when your hemorrhoidal veins enlarge and become varicose veins that they're considered abnormal or diseased. Read more...

Treating Nail Fungus and Maintaining Healthy Nails

Posted on October 27, 2012 by admin

Nail fungus can be treated many ways but if you don’t maintain the health of your nails, you could get a repeat infection. Your physician will give you instructions on how to take care of your nails to keep them free of fungal infection after treatment. Keeping your feet clean and dry is one of the best ways to prevent another infection. Below is information on treatment options for nail fungus. Read more...

Nail Fungus-What is it?

Posted on October 21, 2012 by admin

Have you ever been told during a pedicure that you may have nail fungus? Maybe the nail tech notices some discoloration and they ask you to monitor it. If that discoloration doesn't grow out with the nail and it gets worse you may have a nail fungus. I have been in the situation where a nail tech mentioned something she saw on my toe nails. It is a little alarming to be told you may have a nail fungus. Read more...

History of Varicose Vein Surgery - Part II

Posted on October 14, 2012 by admin

The University of Cordoba in the Arabs produced one of the most famous surgeons. He was known to the western culture as Albucasis (930 AD to 1313 AD). He became a prominent surgeon during that era. He was appointed as the Court-Physician of King Abdel-Rahman III. Besides his practice of medicine he also did a lot of medical and surgical writings. Read more...

History of Varicose Vein Surgery - Part I

Posted on October 7, 2012 by admin

The Origin of the word varicose comes from the Greek word, “grapelike”. It was thought to be first used as a medical description by Hippocrates in 460 BC. For over 2000 years mankind has suffered from varicose veins and has been experimenting with many ways to treat the medical problem. For many people it is also a cosmetic issue. Below is a summary of the history of varicose vein treatments and how they evolved through the years in different parts of the world. Read more...

Hemorrhoid History

Posted on September 29, 2012 by admin

As early as 2250 BC hemorrhoids have been recorded in literature to some extent.  It would probably be safe to say that it is one of the oldest ailments known to people.  The Egyptians were the first people who medically recorded the remedies for hemorrhoids.  They used a poultice of dried acacia leaves with a linen bandage to heal protrusions and inflammations of venous material. Read more...

Colonoscopys at Shu Procedures

Posted on July 15, 2012 by admin

Your colonís main function is to help your body eliminate waste, toxins and more from your blood, intestines and lymphatic system. Without your colonís healthy function in your body, you can become seriously ill. A colonoscopy is among the most common types of exams performed on the colon. This is an invasive exam that allows a medical practitioner to view the inside of your colon through the use of a special scope. The procedure is most commonly recommended by a medical practitioner when a patient complains of symptoms such as bloody stools or blood in the toilet bowel, pain during bowel movements, abdominal pain when not having a bowel movement or any other abnormal or unexplained changes in bowel function. A family history of certain conditions may warranty the regular use of colonoscopy procedures as an early diagnostic step. Read more...

Varicose Veins

Posted on June 23, 2012 by admin

Varicose veins are caused by weakening of the veins and valves in the legs. When the valves in the veins do not properly keep blood flowing from the legs up to the heart, blood begins to collect in the legs resulting in the buildup of pressure. The veins become enlarged and knotted and are visible near the surface of the skin. In most cases, varicose veins are not serious and do not cause problems; however, they can lead to other health conditions such as blood clots and circulatory problems. Read more...

Excessive Sweating

Posted on June 16, 2012 by admin

For many people, sweating excessively can often be an embarrassing problem. This is a medical condition known as hyperhidrosis, which is sweating more than what your body physically needs. It may involve sweating extensively for no reason all over you body, also called general hyperhidrosis. If sweating is confined to a specific part of the body such as the underarms, face, head, groin, feet and hands, this is known as localized hyperhidrosis. Controlling excessive sweating involves non-invasive and surgical treatments. Read more...

About Endoscopies

Posted on May 22, 2012 by admin

An endoscopy is a procedure where a medical professional looks inside of the body using an endoscope, a tube-like instrument with a tiny camera and light. There might be a channel for surgical instruments as well. There are several kinds of endoscopies. Read more...

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on May 10, 2012 by admin

Because May is skin cancer awareness month, itís time to learn more about this disease. Skin cancer occurs when skills cells grow abnormally, which is usually caused by sun exposure. Skin cancer can develop on any part of the body but is more likely to appear on the scalp, neck, chest, face, arms and legs. Read more...

Biopsies

Posted on April 27, 2012 by admin

A biopsy is the removal of a small amount of tissue or fluid from specific areas of concern on the body. These samples are used for diagnostic purposes, such as determining the presence of breast or skin cancer. The samples are then sent to a laboratory for examination by a pathologist. There are several biopsy methods that are used at the Procedure Clinic. These methods are excisional, fine needle, incisional, punch, and shaving. Read more...

Skin Cancer

Posted on April 15, 2012 by admin

More people are diagnosed with skin cancer every year than any other cancer. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, more than 2 million people are diagnosed with 3.5 million skin cancers each year. Skin cancer develops in the epidermis due to overexposure to ultraviolet radiation. Sunlight and tanning beds are sources of ultraviolet radiation that are known to cause skin cancer. Read more...

Non-Scalpel Vasectomy

Posted on March 24, 2012 by admin

What is a Vasectomy?

A vasectomy is a surgical procedure that closes off the vas deferens in the scrotum, effectively sealing off the tubes that carry sperm from the testicles out. Known casually as ‘tube tying,’ a vasectomy is intended to render a man sterile. Read more...

The Importance of Having a Colonoscopy

Posted on March 16, 2012 by admin

Sometime between the ages of 35 and 50, your doctor may recommend that you have a colonoscopy. Having this type of procedure performed at this age is an important part of preventing, diagnosing and treating colon cancer, which tends to strike in an older age group. Colon cancer is a life threatening illness. A colonoscopy will allow the doctor to see directly into the colon and parts of the intestine, so that polyps and tumors can be diagnosed and treated early. Read more...

Causes of Varicose Veins

Posted on February 24, 2012 by admin

Veins are the blood vessels responsible for carrying blood to the heart. Generally, they carry deoxygenated blood away from the tissues. There are valves inside of veins that help blood move towards the heart. In varicose veins, the valves do not work correctly, and some of the blood does not leave the veins. The blood builds up inside of the veins and causes the veins to become enlarged. Read more...