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Promoting healing and boosting health with ultrasound

Ultrasound or sonography is a diagnostic technique that is most commonly used on pregnant women for studying developing foetus. It involves the deployment of high-frequency sound waves in capturing live images of the activities going on inside the body.

This medical test works not only for observing unborn babies for possible abnormalities, but also helps to study several other internal organs. This includes the abdominal and pelvic organs, eyes, heart, blood vessels (to determine blood flow), muscles and tendons, and so on.

Ultrasound can help to boost overall health and serve as healing as it tends to capture images of soft tissues more effectively, unlike X-rays. These soft tissues when studied under X-rays often do not show up well, making it difficult to clearly understand the situation of things. 

If you’re wondering what you stand to gain by getting an ultrasound, here are a few of them.

1. Painless diagnosis

The process of diagnosing using ultrasound involves using a transducer to send high-frequency sound waves into the concerned part of the body. Typically, this transducer is rubbed against a patient’s skill after applying gel to the skin. This gel helps to enhance the smooth movement of the transducer across the area while reducing friction.

Due to this, the entire process is absolutely painless and brings no discomfort. Additionally, unlike some other medical diagnosis techniques, sonography is usually non-invasive. This is especially useful in cases where other available examination options require the introduction of instruments into the body. A typical example is when determining the state of a suspicious lump. Is the lump benign, solid cancerous mass, or a fluid-filled cyst? This can be answered via ultrasound without needing to penetrate the body.

2. Versatile technique

As earlier highlighted, ultrasound works for a significant range of organs in the body. It’s widely available and usually very quick, lasting between a few minutes up to an hour for intensive scans. Individuals who feel pain or experience swelling in some parts of the body can also use this technology to view the activities occurring in that area.

Areas like the following can be scanned using ultrasound

  • bladder
  • brain (in infants)
  • heart and blood vessels
  • eyes
  • gallbladder
  • kidneys
  • liver
  • muscles
  • ovaries
  • pancreas
  • joints
  • spleen
  • thyroid
  • testicles
  • uterus

3. It may have healing effects

When ultrasound is carried out, the transducer generates deep heat alongside sound wave vibrations. This heat penetrates the skin to produce a healing effect on deep tissues in the examined area. Also, the heat brings about an increase in soft tissue cells metabolism, boosting their reception of healing fluids.

As a result, experts believe that ultrasound can be a useful technique for treating soft tissue lesions and surgical wounds. Not only that, the wave vibrations generated through ultrasound also have health benefits. These vibrations instigate minor vibrations of the soft tissues and hinder the forming of scar tissue. Thus, ultrasound helps to regulate and reduce scar tissue formation as well as promote tissue healing.

To wrap things up, most people choose ultrasound because it’s safe and doesn’t emit any radiation. Since the long-term risks of exposure to low-level radiation aren’t known yet, getting an ultrasound can be a good way to steer clear of any possible radiation-related problems.

Krystal | Sunny Sweet Days
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