For many obstetricians, or OBs, one of the most common questions that occur involves the best way to give birth. For many women, giving birth is a scary and uncertain ordeal. It is natural to have some concerns about the future of your labor and delivery. You may be considering a water birth as part of your birth plan. If this is a consideration for you, there are a few things you should know about it.
11 February 2021
Many people suffer from belly pain. If you suffer from this type of pain yourself, then you might have already seen your doctor to look for answers and advice. However, it might be time for you to look for a second opinion from another doctor. These are a few reasons why it's often worth it to seek a second opinion about belly pain. You Can Do It Online You might dread getting a second opinion because you might not want to have to schedule yet another doctor's appointment.
6 January 2021
If you suffer from dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing, you may figure there is not a lot you can do about this symptom. You may believe that it may simply a part of your health condition—whether that be MS, a previous stroke, or something else entirely—and is just something you have to live with. However, while you may never get back to the point of swallowing freely and without any difficulty, there are ways to improve your swallowing and make it more comfortable.
1 December 2020
Whether you were involved in a serious motor vehicle, suffered a stroke, or exhibited certain symptoms, your neurology specialist will recommend a diagnostic medical workup to rule out neurological deficits. While some of your diagnostic tests can be performed in your doctor's office, other tests may require a trip to the hospital. Here are some diagnostic tests that may be included in your medical workup to rule out neurological deficits.
3 November 2020
If you burn yourself seriously, you should seek medical care. However, small and minor burns—such as those that occur if you touch your forehead with a curling iron or bump your arm on a hot pan—can usually be treated at home. You do need to know how to treat them, though. Apply the following first aid tips so you can recover in time. 1. Cool the burn down with water or ice.
2 October 2020
Most people experience itchy or dry eyes at least on occasion. But what if your eyes actually hurt and are painful? That's a different matter entirely, and it can be pretty serious. You really need to look into why your eyes hurt, and the best way to do that is to see an ophthalmologist, who is a medical doctor who specializes in treating eye conditions. Here are a few of the possible causes they'll consider and discuss with you.
26 August 2020
Characterized by an abnormal curvature of the spine, scoliosis can affect you in a few different ways. While it alters the way you look, the abnormal curve to the spine can also affect your ability to walk, run, sit, stand, and complete other everyday functions. In addition, scoliosis can be painful for some patients. Even though it affects 2 to 3 percent of the population, most people do not really understand scoliosis.
30 September 2019
If you suffer from low testosterone, hormone replacement treatments can help provide relief from symptoms. You can look forward to an improved mood, higher libido, increased muscle strength, and higher energy levels once you begin testosterone therapy. But first, you'll need to decide which type of testosterone replacement therapy is right for you. The patch, pills, and injections are all common options. Here's a look at the pros and cons of each method.
30 September 2019
You may notice minor rectal bleeding coming from your anus. When this occurs, you may see the blood in your stool, on toilet paper or on the toilet lid. If the blood is tarry, black or if you are bleeding a significant amount, you should contact your doctor. However, for smaller amounts of blood are most often caused by hemorrhoids or anal fissures. Anal Fissures Anal fissures are the most simple cause of rectal bleeding.
31 July 2019
Did you go to your family doctor because you have been experiencing severe pain in your derriere? If so, you might have even been a bit shy about telling him or her what was bothering you. Then, when you described your pain, it was no big deal to your doctor, was it? After all, doctors see all kinds of cases during their workday, right? Hopefully, the doctor was still appropriately concerned.
26 June 2019