Being healthy is an uphill battle. Speaking from experience, keeping track of appropriate portion sizes, calories, exercise routines, and everything else in life can be challenging to say the least. However, when compared to all the problems that can be caused by being healthy, including a weakened immune system and all of the diseases that this can invite in, staying healthy is key.
When trying to stay fit, it can help to remember the reasons why. The less fit we are, the great the chance we will pick up annoying and small problems that can grow to become nuisances over time. A popular example is toenail fungus. Affecting millions of Americans everyday, toenail fungus can make your otherwise perfect nails looks outright terrible. Leaving your nails brittle, enlarged, broken, yellowed, brown, and even with white spots, toenail fungus will gradually destroy your toenail until there is nothing left.
So what can you do about it? Truth be told, the faster you act and the more powerful the cure, the sooner you will be back to your usual self. While some people turn to home remedies to help solve their toenail fungus problem, other people turn instead to modern medicine in the hopes that it can provide a quick and simple method of removing toenail fungus once and for all. With that in mind, lets talk about the exciting laser treatment for toenail fungus option available to people across the United States. What is toenail fungus and how will laser treatment help stop it before it can damage any more of your toenail? Lets find out.
6What Is Toenail Fungus?
Going by many names, including Onychomycosis, toenail fungus is when a fungus infects the toenail as well as the soft skin around the toenail. That’s right. The same kingdom responsible for making break rise, beer alcoholic, and mushrooms appear, is also responsible for causing the slow deterioration of your toenails known as Onychomycosis. Toenail fungus can produce inflammation, toenail thickening, toenail crumbling, and even pain. As any person who has experienced it can attest, having toenail fungus is in no way fun. While some fungus affect only the top of the nail and can be removed relatively easily, other forms of toenail fungus can affect inside the nail, producing more pain and making it an even greater challenge to remove. Lasers can provide a potential answer to this problem.
So why does toenail fungus occur? Well, the fungus responsible for toenail fungus is in the air all around us. 99% of the time, our body does an excellent job fighting it off and keeping us healthy. Sometimes however because of nothing more then bad luck, our bodies can let something through and take root. Along with bad luck, a range of possible situations can increase the risk of getting Onychomycosis. For example, being generally unhealthy can lead to a weakened immune system that increases the chances of getting toenail fungus. Also, being relatively unclean and not washing your feet can also increase the risk. Wearing the same socks or hosiery repeatedly can increase the risk, as well as not properly cleaning tools used to take care of nails. Trapped water can create a breeding ground for the fungus, which along with the heat can spread and infect your nails. In addition, there is a very small chance that you can get it from someone else when sharing nail grooming equipment.
Regardless of how you get an infection, it will start off small and gradually grow. The more it grows, the more noticeable it will become and the harder it will be to treat. Treatment early on is usually the most effective while treatment later will often be more invasive and can possibly even include the removal of the toenail as part of the cure.
So where toenail fungus laser treatment fall in all of this? Lets find out.