Christian Rivera

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.

Common Conditions for Knee Injury Treatment

25 June 2020
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog

If you're suffering from knee pain that lasts for over a week, you need to see a doctor. You should be particularly concerned if you have reduced range of motion or if bending your knee is difficult. Apart from dislocation, fractures, and minor sprains, some conditions require immediate knee injury treatment. 1. Ligament Sprains Your knee joint is held in place by ligaments. When there's an excessive force or sudden twists on your knee joint, your ligaments may be overstretched. Read More …

Two Tips to Follow if You Need to Take a Parent With Dementia to Their Medical Appointments

24 February 2020
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog

If your parent has dementia, which has advanced to the point where they now need you to accompany them on various outings, including their medical appointments, you might find it helpful to follow these tips. Stay by their side at all times whilst at the medical centre When you take your mother or father to the medical centre for an appointment, it is important not to leave their side for any length of time. Read More …

Health Matters: When Do Ultrasounds Come in Handy?

7 January 2020
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog

Many people dread the thought of going through medical procedures. That is quite normal. The thought of some procedures can send a chill down anyone's spine. However, having some knowledge of the medical procedures you will undertake can be reassuring. Knowing what to expect can make you comfortable during the treatment. It prepares you mentally. On that note, how much do you know about ultrasounds? Simply, ultrasound refers to the use of sound waves to derive images that show what is happening inside your body. Read More …

The 3 Early Signs of Bladder Squamous Cell Carcinoma to Watch Out for

19 November 2019
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog

Squamous cell carcinoma is one of the two most common types of bladder cancer. The cancer is a malignant tumour or neoplasm that originates within the urothelial lining of the bladder. The interesting thing about this certain type of cancer is that it is also found in smaller percentages of patients who develop urothelial carcinomas or adenocarcinomas. All bladder cancer types are easy to treat, especially when they are diagnosed in the early stages of development. Read More …

How To Prepare For Your Sinus Surgery

8 October 2019
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Sinus procedures will improve drainage as well as relieve various sinus symptoms. Sinuses are cavities in your skull found near your nose and eyes and in the front of your face. These cavities make your skull lighter and produce mucus, which moistens your nasal cavities. However, you may block your sinuses' pathways. This problem may require sinus surgery, such as endoscopic sinus surgery, to restore the normal function of your cavities. Read More …