4 Recent Medical Innovations that Will Improve Your Health
by Tegan O’Connor
To improve your cardiovascular fitness as well as your aerobic capacity after undergoing surgery, it is important that you get back on your feet and start doing some light exercises as soon as possible.
One of the best ways to begin your post surgery exercise regimen is to start walking on an indoor treadmill to promote your recovery as well as to help repair any damaged tissue. There are many different kinds of treadmills for sale, so make sure you get a model that best suits your requirements, as well as your budget.
Luckily, for many of us, recent medical technological advances have made surgery a much safer and less painless ordeal. We can now also enjoy much quicker recovery times as well as, of course, lower risks. Medical advancements are also helping to prevent surgery being needed, and below we will look at some of the most recent breakthroughs.
A camera capsule is about the size of a large vitamin pill and an alternative to the lengthy and quite expensive endoscopy procedure. The camera capsule has an infrared laser that sends high definition images back to the attending medical technicians. This can save both time and money, as the patient does not require sedation or the specialist staff that would normally be required to perform an endoscopy procedure. This particular breakthrough is still in its early stages but it looks very much like diagnosing esophageal cancers and other digestive diseases may become much more straightforward.
Medicating Contact Lenses
Medicating contact lenses are made from a biodegradable polymer that can deliver medication such as antibiotics to our eyes for up to one month. All you need to do is place the lens on your eye as you would a regular contact lens and the medication will be dispensed to your eye without being washed away like regular drops. This development in eye medication technology has been made by a team of biomedical and chemical engineers from Alabama’s Auburn University and looks to be a real alternative to the traditional eye drop.
Peptide Tooth Repair
Researchers at the University of Leeds have found that a combination of amino acids can help to repair teeth damaged from decay. The peptide is literally pasted onto your teeth at the onset of the earliest signs of decay and will then actually start to regenerate the damaged part of the tooth. This is still in its early staged but it looks like in the future we may not have to endure the dentist’s drill and will be able to avoid the expense of costly fillings.
The latest in micro-electronic patches have the ability to transmit data from you, to a computer via a Wi-Fi signal for analysis from your doctor or medical specialist. This latest generation of medical patch is made from ultrathin polymer substrate that has similar properties to your skin. These patches are merely stuck onto your arm and will flex and bend for optimum comfort and durability.
About the Author
Tegan O’Connor is a freelance writer that writes about health, fitness, and beauty. She promotes healthy living through her articles. Learn more about How Wi-Fi Works.