Exploring Alternative Treatments For Rheumatoid Arthritis

I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis fifteen years ago, and I have had several flare-ups flanked by periods of remission during that time. I'm pleased to say a number of new drug treatments have become available since I was diagnosed, but I've always been keen to explore alternative treatments, such as hydrotherapy, acupuncture, homeopathy and massage, as a way of complementing my medical treatment. I started this blog to document the alternative treatments I've tried and share information about current research into drug-free treatments for managing the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. If you've tried an alternative treatment that's eased your symptoms, I'd love to share your experiences on the blog.

Benefits of Living in a Retirement Village

30 October 2018
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There are various challenges that one faces after retirement. Having been active for most of your life, you are no longer busy, as you are out of employment. Besides, most of your children are adults, so you do not have people to keep you company at home. Finally, if you have developed long-term illnesses such as diabetes or arthritis, then it is likely to get worse as you age. Retirement villages are unique complexes designed to accommodate senior adults. Read More …

A checklist to ensure you have hired a competent vascular surgeon

26 September 2018
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A vascular surgeon is a medical specialist who deals with illnesses of the vascular system. Your vascular system consists of your blood vessels, that is the arteries and the veins. Therefore, a vascular surgeon will diagnose and treat illnesses such as varicose veins, peripheral artery disease, spider veins, blood clots within the vessel such as thrombus and so on. Aside from merely carrying out a surgical procedure, a vascular surgeon will also assist the patient to manage the conditions. Read More …

3 Ways To Get Back Into A Good Post-Injury Exercise Schedule

7 August 2018
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Getting injured can put a dent in your fitness plans because you have to wait until you're fully recovered to get back to any form of exercise. But even once you're recovered, you can't always get back into the same exercise routine as you've followed in the past. You may need to seek the help of a physio to help you get back into shape slowly. Here are some ways to get back into a good post-injury exercise schedule to avoid it from recurring: Read More …

Main Risk Factors of Infertility in Women

26 June 2018
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An assumption most women make is that as long as they have decided to have a baby, then conception will be incredibly easy. The reason why this misassumption is perpetuated is that not many people open up about their struggles with infertility. Not to mention that in some circles this is just not a socially acceptable subject. Nevertheless, the reality of the matter is that infertility issues are quite prevalent. Additionally, there is a wide assortment of risk factors that can compromise your ability to conceive. Read More …

3 Ways to Protect Yourself From Skin Cancer (Besides Sunscreen)

25 April 2018
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No one wants to have skin cancer, or any other type of cancer for that matter. So, in a bid to protect oneself, many people hit the local store and invest in quality sunscreen with a sun protection factor of at least 30 during the summer. Additionally, they also purchase quality moisturizers and hats to protect the face from UV radiation. However, these aren't the only ways to protect your skin from cancer. Read More …