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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.

Commonly Asked Questions About an Osteopath

19 March 2019
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog

Osteopathy is defined as a manual therapy that is designed to bring balance to a patient's body through gentle movements that correct the posture and structure. By the use of treatment, structural dysfunctions will be corrected to gain flexibility in the spine and limb movements. This is to relieve the nerves and blood vessels that could limit the body's healing capacity and function. It is to treat the pain instead of the symptom. Read More …

Questions to Ask Your Obstetrician

25 January 2019
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog

Do you consider yourself to be a very private individual, who likes to keep her own affairs to herself and who may not want to trouble others with her issues? If so, you may feel particularly uncomfortable discussing any personal matters with anyone else and may even shy away from going to a specialist for the same reason. Yet you don't need to be embarrassed when talking with an obstetrician, as they fully understand the challenge you may be going through and have come across every problem that you're likely to encounter. Read More …

Coping with Thyroid Cancer.

23 December 2018
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The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located at the front of the human neck. The gland produces Triiodothyronine (T3) and Tetraiodothyronine (T4) hormones. These hormones are responsible for controlling body metabolism. Thyroid cancer develops when the thyroid cells abnormally mutate and multiply. Thyroid cancer is one of the most treatable cancers. Below are a few tips to help you cope with thyroid cancer.  Education.  One of your first actions after diagnosis should be to learn about the disease. Read More …

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
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog

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 …