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How To Know When A Backache Is More Than Just A Pain

Posted by on Jun 25, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Back pain isn’t always what it says on the tin. From time to time, an ache, spasm, twinge or jolt of pain around your spine may be indicative of something a little more sinister than a few sore muscles. However, given how pulling a muscle in your back is such a typically painful process, serious medical conditions can often masquerade as muscle strain or inflammation when in reality other areas of the body are crying out for help. Discussed below are other parts of the human anatomy that have the potential to voice their discomfort...

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Enamel, Dentin and Pulp Fractures: A Guide to Pulp Therapy and Partial Pulpotomy

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

If you have broken a tooth and can see the light, dark and red components underneath, you have a dental emergency in your hands. Enamel, dentin and pulp fractures are serious and require medical attention within 24 hours, as this is the window when maintaining the vitality of the pulp may still be possible via pulp therapy or partial pulpotomy. Pulp Therapy If the Minimal Pulp Is Exposed If a minimal amount of pulp is exposed, the emergency dentist may recommend pulp therapy. This involves rinsing the exposed pulp with sterile saline to...

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How to Check Your Blood Pressure at Home & Why it’s Important

Posted by on May 4, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Your blood pressure is a good indicator of your overall health. Yet you don’t have to wait until you visit the doctor in order to monitor it, as you can pick up blood pressure monitoring machines at a pharmacy like Spencer Street Pharmacy. What should you do in order to monitor and record your blood pressure and why is it important? Beware of the Silent Killer Uncontrolled high blood pressure is sometimes known as “the silent killer,” because it has no symptoms as such. Without your knowledge it could be damaging arteries,...

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3 Drug-free Treatment Options For Lower Back Pain When You’re Pregnant

Posted by on Apr 16, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Lower back pain is a common complaint in pregnancy and can be caused by the extra strain on your pelvis as a result of your growing uterus and baby. This strain can cause your spine to move out of alignment as your body tries to balance itself, and you may find yourself leaning backwards to compensate for the extra weight you’re carrying at the front of your body. Try to avoid doing this, as it only puts additional stress on your lower back. When you’re pregnant, you’ll want to avoid prescription medication as much as...

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4 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When it comes to having a healthy and safe pregnancy, unfortunately many women listen to myths and untruths while ignoring real tips from medical experts. For example, some women believe you shouldn’t carry anything while pregnant or shouldn’t engage in any type of sexual activity, or that swimming in a chlorinated pool can be dangerous for a pregnant woman. While every woman should follow the advice of her doctor when it comes to activity and what she should avoid, note a few tips for a healthy pregnancy that every woman should...

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Tips for Buying Over-the-counter Medication

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

There are various types of medication that can be bought without a doctor’s prescription. Such medicines are referred to as over-the-counter drugs and are used to treat common ailments such as stomach ulcers, coughs and colds.   The fact over-the counter drugs are sold without a prescription makes them easily and therefore susceptible to misuse and abuse. It is for this reason that one should be very careful when purchasing medication over the counter.  The article below provides a few tips to remember the next to remember...

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Benefits Of Cataract Surgery

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Cataract surgery is the operative procedure used to correct eye cataracts. If you are not familiar with cataracts, this is the blurring of the front lens, which causes a cloudy or glassy appearance on the eye. Cataracts are common with people over 50 years but do develop in younger patients as well. The lens’ blurring causes distorted vision and light interference. After an examination, your eye care specialist can advise cataract surgery to correct the anomaly. The benefits of undergoing this procedure are as follows.  Improved...

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A surprising way to treat your urinary incontinence

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Urinary incontinence is an embarrassing problem suffered by many women. In fact, approximately 50% of women in Australia are affected by incontinence. You may think the only treatment is surgery, but physiotherapy may be able to give you the relief you need.   What is urinary incontinence? Although most common in women who have had children or are experiencing menopause, urinary incontinence can occur at any age. Studies have shown that 13% of 18 year old women are affected by the condition. The urinary incontinence can either be...

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Three Different Options To Stop Excessive Sweating

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Sweating is a healthy function. It serves to cool the body down when it is physically exerted, stressed or full of spicy food. However, sweating in excess is actually a medical condition known as hyperhidrosis. It refers to situations where sweating no longer serves to aid the body in its daily functioning. Instead, excessive sweating can be embarrassing, damaging to one’s self-esteem and just plain uncomfortable. If you suffer from this condition, you may have found that store-bought deodorant isn’t enough. Fortunately, the...

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3 Types of Eye Care Specialists – Selecting the Right One

Posted by on Jan 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The decision to see an eye doctor is a crucial one. Eye doctor specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the eye.  If you have a lengthy list of eye doctors within your region, it can be hard to tell apart the different type of doctors.  Also, selecting the right one for the procedure is a tricky thing. Since there are various types of eye doctors, it is easy to make a mistake while making your selection. Here are 3 different kinds of eye care professionals. Ophthalmologists An ophthalmologist is an eye doctor who is...

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