4 Types of Medication for IBS-D

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Diarrhoea-prevalent irritable bowel syndrome, also known as IBS-D, can cause a huge disruption to your daily life. If dietary changes have not helped to control your diarrhoea, ask your doctor about the following types of medication. Each one helps some people with IBS-D to manage their symptoms, although none of them work for everyone. Your doctor can help you to identify which type of medication is right for you. 1. Anticholinergic Medications

18 February 2020

3 Memory Problems That Could Be a Sign of Dementia

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People with dementia usually develop some memory problems as their condition progresses. In fact, a loss of memory can be one of the first signs that something is wrong. If you have concerns that a relative or friend might be developing dementia, then thinking about changes to their memory can help you work out if they have a problem. What kinds of issues should you look out for? 1. Short-Term Memory Loss

27 December 2019

Vascular ultrasound 101

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An ultrasound uses sound waves to visualize different parts of the different body systems in people and animals. If your physician orders a vascular ultrasound, it means he or she wants to get a closer look at your circulatory system — the system that transports blood throughout the body — such as the arteries, veins and heart. Here is what you should know about this procedure. Does a vascular ultrasound have risks or hurt?

30 October 2019

Skin Restoration: Three Ideal Techniques for Scar Removal

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The skin can sustain damage due to an injury, burns or even invasive surgical trauma. Often the injured area will form a scar as a natural part of healing. The appearance of the scarred skin can vary widely, depending on factors such as the severity of the original injury, the quality of treatment and even the location on the body. If the scar is relatively small or on a concealed part of the body, there is normally no need for cosmetic repair.

17 January 2017

Three Self-Management Options for Ingrown Toenails

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An ingrown toenail is a relatively common condition, and it primarily affects the great or big toe. This medical condition is also known as onychocryptosis, and there are numerous factors which can contribute to its occurrence. Basically, the ingrown toenails develop when the edges of the nail start growing, such that they exert pressure and even cut into the nail bed or surrounding flesh. Typically, this bed becomes inflamed and infected due to the stress.

17 January 2017

Preparing for Pre Employment Medicals

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Pre employment medicals are undertaken as part of the recruitment process to determine suitability of potential employees for the roles they applied for. The physical and psychological demands of roles vary, and the risks employees are exposed to in the workplace also vary from one industry to another. Employers make every effort to mitigate these risks in an attempt to ensure that illness or injury to themselves and fellow employees are prevented.

17 January 2017

What Makes the Rowing Machine Such an Effective Fitness Tool?

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There are plenty of exercise machines that you can choose from when you enter gyms, and each one is going to bring its own unique benefits. However, few machines are going to be quite as advantageous as the rowing machine. Unfortunately, the rowing machine is often somewhat neglected since it can be hard to get into the right rhythm and doesn't seem quite as straightforward to use as something like the treadmill.

16 January 2017