By the time you reach your late 30’s, you will start to notice that your body doesn’t work quite as optimally as it used to. You start developing a few health issues along the way, like high blood pressure or you may start having problems with your sinuses as the seasons change, whatever the issue is there is a good chance that it can be fixed by medicine, lifestyle changes, or a simple procedure. We often learn to live with these aches, pains, and general gripes but we don’t have to, having any of these 5 simple medical procedures will change your life for the better.
1. Nasal Polypectomy
This minor surgery is performed to remove various types of nasal polyps that can cause nasal obstruction and lead to a permanently blocked nose. Having a blocked nose reduces your sense of smell and taste and leads to chronic sinus infection. This procedure is done under general anesthesia but it only takes a few hours to perform and recovery is relatively easy. Nasal polyps are soft, painless growths that are caused by chronic inflammation, asthma, or certain immune system disorders. All surgeries, no matter how small, are not without risk – you must know the definition of medical malpractice so you can claim in the event of a valid lawsuit.
2. Teeth Scaling and Polishing
Teeth scaling removes tartar build-up and helps to keep your teeth and gums in good health. Over time, the regular removal of tartar and other deposits may help to reduce gum disease and oral infections. This cleaning and polishing procedure is done in the chair and only takes around 10 minutes to complete. Visiting the dentist regularly will prevent any major oral complications too, so it’s a win-win.
3. Cataract Surgery
Cataracts generally only develop much later in life but they can greatly reduce the patient’s quality of life and even cause the patient to go blind. Cataracts occur when the natural lens of your eye becomes cloudy, due to age or eye injury. Cataract surgery is painless and each eye is done in around ten minutes. This simple procedure will last the rest of the patient’s life and restores their vision by replacing their natural lens with an intraocular lens. 20/20 vision can be restored without the need for glasses or contact lenses.
An electrocardiogram (ECG) is helpful to undergo if you have an irregular heartbeat or problems with your pulse. This procedure helps your cardiologist to identify any irregularities you may have so you can begin treatment for them as soon as possible. An ECG is painless and quick but it can help you answer some questions about your general heart health.
5. Dermal Fillers
Over time, age-related bone loss can lead to retraction of the jawline and loss of cheek volume. This creates a sunken-in appearance which can affect your self-confidence. Dermal fillers are injected into your problem areas to plump up the skin and give you a more youthful appearance. As with all injections, there is minor pain involved but the entire procedure is over fairly quickly and well worth the discomfort.