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Understanding Niche Healthcare Concerns and Finding Help


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Understanding Niche Healthcare Concerns and Finding Help

Hello, my name is Kat, and for years, I suffered from un-diagnosed autoimmune issues. I became a "regular" at my health care clinic. Through the process, I learned how to support my immune system in the best ways possible. I also learned how to live with an un-diagnosed issue, how to talk with my doctors, how to bring up useful questions and much more. If you are working through a chronic illness or if you are feeling ill but not sure why, this blog is devoted to you. It has posts on niche healthcare concerns and tips on finding help. Thanks for reading!

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Osteopathy for the Treatment of Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Illiotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) afflicts many sportspeople, in particular runners and cyclists.  The painful knee condition is often blamed on over-use, but what actually causes ITBS. So how can your osteopath help you to get back in training?  What causes ITBS? The illiotibial band (ITB) is a tough band of fibrous tissue that runs from the outside of the hip joint to just below the knee.  When the knee is bent and the band becomes too tight, pain occurs. Read More 

Special considerations of a child with auditory processing disorder in test situations

Auditory processing disorder is a disease that affects the brain's capability of receiving and interpreting sounds. If you're a teacher teaching a child with auditory processing disorder, you probably already know about certain measures that need to be taken in order for the child to receive the education they need, like speaking loudly and allowing the child to sit in front of the classroom. However, the auditory processing disorder shouldn't just be considered when teaching, you should also remember it when the child is taking a test. Read More 

Things to Discuss With Your Dentist During Your Next Visit

When you visit a dentist for a routine exam and cleaning, you may know to ask him or her about obvious dental problems such as bleeding gums or severe pain in the mouth. However, there are other oral health concerns and problems that you may be overlooking and may not think to discuss with your dental professional. When you're ready to make your next appointment with a dentist, consider a few of those things here and be sure to bring them up with him or her. Read More 

A Newbies Guide To Attending The Diabetic Clinic

Most medical centres hold regular diabetic clinics that are open to anyone with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. You can attend this clinic a few times a year as part of the overall management of your diabetes. Attending the clinic gives you the opportunity to ask questions and discuss your concerns; it also enables the early detection of some complications diabetics are prone to. Your visit to the clinic will probably be split into three parts as follows: Read More 

Did You Know Rheumatoid Arthritis Can Impact Your Hearing?

Rheumatoid arthritis can affect several parts of your body aside from your joints. As an inflammatory autoimmune disease, it can also increase your risk of developing a type of hearing loss known as sensorineural, which occurs when the cochlea in your inner ear is damaged. Damage can occur as a result of taking ototoxic medication or developing autoimmune inner ear disease, both of which are associated with rheumatoid arthritis. Here's what you need to know about how these two factors can impact your hearing: Read More