Posts By Ana Aleksic

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Ana Aleksic, MSc (Pharm) is a pharmacist turned freelance health/science writer based in Montreal, Canada. Passionate about scientific research, mental health, and integrative medicine. When not writing, she’s traveling the world, doing yoga, and painting.

psoriatic arthritis

Up to one in four people with psoriasis suffers from a painful inflammation of the joints called psoriatic arthritis. Conventional treatments include drugs that reduce overactive immune response, pain, and joint damage. Alternative therapies can be added to fight inflammation, while lifestyle changes boost treatment response. When people think of psoriasis, they usually imagine skin covered in red, scaly patches.…

Laser Liposuction

AirSculpt is a new, minimally invasive laser liposuction technique that requires no needles, stitches, or general anesthesia. It has earned the nickname “lunchtime lipo” due to the short time it takes to complete it and the relatively quick recovery. Research on AirSculpt is sparse but its safety and efficacy can be extrapolated from existing studies on similar laser lipo procedures. Struggling to…

chemotherapy

Common chemotherapy side effects include skin conditions and allergy-like reactions. Skin damage can be avoided by using gentle, chemical-free products and avoiding excessive exposure to the sun. Following a proper skin care regimen can also help cancer survivors feel more in control of their lives and well-being. You might find yourself feeling guilty and vain for worrying about your appearance…

Shingles Vaccines

Shingles first appears as painful blisters on the skin but can end up having serious long-term effects. Anyone who has had chickenpox can get shingles – 95% of adults are at risk. Shingrix® is a new vaccine that could prevent 97% of all shingles cases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that 1 in 3 people will…

Cure Toenail Fungus

Toenail fungus can have a huge impact on self-confidence and quality of life. Laser therapy shows promising results but can be costly. Q-switched lasers are a recent breakthrough that may cure toenail fungus without side effects. There’s no question that toenail fungus is unpleasant, and often embarrassing. If you’ve tried different products without success, you have likely discovered how difficult…

Opioid Epidemic

There are many effective opioid alternatives for anesthesia and pain relief during and after surgery. Opioid-free local anesthesia, sedatives, or general anesthesia can be safely administered during cosmetic surgery. Exparel is an opioid-free anesthetic injection that is given during surgery and provides pain relief for days after. Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen are common oral opioid alternatives for pain relief after surgery.…

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