Never Ignore Your Doctor's Advice About Your Blood Pressure

I have always been in pretty good health, so I was surprised one day when my doctor told me my blood pressure was a bit high. She told me to begin watching my salt intake, start exercising, and to try to relax. Well, I intended to follow her advice when I left her office, but the next day I was back to my same habits. I kept using the salt shaker and didn't begin an exercise routine like I had planned. When I went for my next check-up, she told me that my blood pressure was even higher and approaching a dangerous level. I had to begin a blood pressure medication to manage it. I wanted to create a blog to share my story and remind people to listen to their doctors' advice. If a few lifestyle changes can improve your health, then you should make them.

Choosing Between Medical And Surgical Abortion: What's The Best Choice?

Abortion Clinics & Information Blog

In the early weeks of a pregnancy, there are two types of abortion available: medical abortion and surgical abortion. If you've found that you do not wish to continue your pregnancy, you may need to choose between these two options. Here's what you'll need to know before you walk into a clinic.

Your Insurance May Only Cover One

It's possible that an insurance company will only cover an early surgical abortion. Surgical abortions are generally less likely to fail. A medical abortion may need to be repeated or may need to be followed with a surgical abortion, which can make insurance companies hesitant to fund them. Some insurance companies may not provide for either type of abortion, in which case you may need to talk to the clinic for financing. 

The Process of Medical Abortion

A medical abortion is a non-invasive process that requires the taking of a medication, in pill form, twice. This medication essentially causes a miscarriage, which is done in your own home. However, the process of it can take a few days, and the process is usually described as having an extremely heavy, painful period. Depending on the patient, a medical abortion can be considered to be very high on the pain scale. A lot of blood loss will usually occur during a medical abortion, which means the patient should stay home until it has been completed.

The advantage of a medical abortion is that it's usually cheaper and that it is non-invasive. 

The Process of Early Surgical Abortion

An early surgical abortion is a process that involves vacuuming out the patient's uterus manually. Anything inside of the uterus is removed at this time and an ultrasound is used to determine whether the abortion has been successful. A surgical abortion is significantly more invasive than a medical abortion, but it's also more likely to be successful. If it is not successful, it will usually be known immediately. 

Some patients do not experience any pain during a surgical abortion, but instead just mild discomfort. A patient is kept awake for the procedure, though they may request some form of sedation. They will usually need to be driven home following the procedure. 

A clinic can give you more information, but you should still be aware of your own rights and medical options beforehand. Don't be afraid to ask questions about the process or to consult with your personal gynecologist, who you likely have a better relationship with.


13 January 2019