Toenail fungus is a common problem that many people don’t actually like to talk about because they are embarrassed by it. This can often have a chain effect, causing people to withdraw from social situations because they don’t want their ugly toenails to be seen. This could lead to feelings of depression. Check out the article below.
Posted by: Foot and Ankle Associates of North Texas, LLP
Many people suffer from a common problem: ugly, thick toenails. Often this is caused by onychomycosis, a fungal infection in the nails. Most people actually feel this is simply a minor cosmetic problem and really do not classify this as a disease. Reality is that onychomycosis can actually be a devastating problem for many people. In fact, a recent study has linked onychomycosis with depression in otherwise healthy patients.
Onychomycosis, over a period of time, makes your nails yellow, thick and often extremely disfigured. This is embarrassing and many people hide their toes enclosed in shoes due to the disfigurement. Many people will even wear sneakers to the beach to avoid showing their toenails. Surveys have shown a lack of intimacy, decreased feelings of self-worth and depression associated with onychomycosis. With almost 30% of the adult population suffering from toenail fungus, and this number increasing to almost 90% in the elderly, why do most people feel it is just cosmetic? Because it hasn't happened to them yet!
There is hope for people who suffer from toenail fungus. Traditional topical and oral therapies have been less successful than patient expectations. Lots of unhappy people with severe frustration!
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The good news is that being informed about toenail fungus and educated about the treatment options can help. There is a revolutionary toenail fungus laser treatment that can get rid of your toenail fungus completely. It works by shining a laser light beam onto the fungal toenails that breaks through the surface of the nails and vaporizes the pathogens embedded in the nail that are causing the infection. Once they are eliminated, they can no longer grow.
The benefits of the treatment include:
- Outpatient procedure that can be done on your lunch break
- Usually requires only one 30-minute in-office visit
- No reported side effects
- Involves no blood, bandaging, or anesthesia
- Minimal to no pain
- FDA approved
The laser treatment begins working instantly and you will start seeing positive results as soon as your toenail begins to grow out. If you’re suffering from toenail fungus, contact a New York podiatrist at Adler Footcare for a free consultation to learn more. We believe feet shouldn’t hurt and neither should their treatment.