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!



Why Do You Need to Go on a Special Diet Before a Colonoscopy?

If you're scheduled to have a colonoscopy, then your doctor may have mentioned that you'll need to go on a special diet for a few days before the test. Why do you need to do this and what changes will you need to make? Why Watch What You Eat Before a Colonoscopy? A successful colonoscopy relies on you having clear and empty bowels. The instruments used in the test need to have an unimpeded view of the colon so that they can spot problems if there are any. Read More 

Thyroid Surgery: Three Critical Considerations for Smooth Recuperation

Your doctor might recommend thyroid surgery for resolving certain medical conditions. For instance, the removal of part of or the whole thyroid is a suitable treatment process for managing nodules, enlarged thyroid, cancerous growth and general hyperactivity. The thyroidectomy surgical procedure is not complicated, and the risk of unusual adverse effects is quite low. Therefore, the recovery period is usually quite smooth. However, it is still important to maintain caution to prevent complications. Read More 

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 

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