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Looking After Your Health

Hello, my name is Andy and this is my health care blog. If you want to enjoy everything that life has to offer, it is important that you take good care of your health. I am not a doctor but over the years, I have learnt a thing or two about eating well, exercising and how to spot the signs that you need to visit a doctor. It wasn't always this way. I used to actively avoid visiting the doctor until I married my wife who is a nurse. She taught me how to be healthy and for that I am extremely thankful.

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Scheduled for Thyroid Surgery? Here’s What to Ask Your Doctor

3 May 2018
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The thyroid is an important gland in the body that is tasked with the role of regulating various body functions. And just like any other part of the body, things can go wrong with your thyroid, and the doctor may recommend that you have thyroid surgery. There are three common reasons for surgery: the presence of nodules in the thyroid, suspicious cells and a hyperactive thyroid that does not respond to treatment. Read More …

Ankylosing Spondylitis Explained

22 February 2018
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Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis that causes damage to your spinal joints. As an inflammatory condition, it can reduce the flexibility of your spine by causing calcium deposits to build up in the ligaments. Over time, this leads to vertebrae fusing together, causing the spine to become twisted and stiff. Ankylosing spondylitis often starts in the lower back, but it can spread up to your neck. Here's an overview of the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment approach for this condition: Read More …

Understanding the Common Symptoms of Colon Cancer

6 December 2017
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Cancerous cells can develop in the colon or the large intestine, which is the final or lower section of the digestive tract. Often, this condition begins with small, benign groups of cells commonly known as polyps. Unfortunately, some of these noncancerous cells can become cancer. In general, the polyps which develop in the colon are asymptomatic. You will not notice any symptoms. However, there are some signs which might indicate the development of cancerous growths or other colon dysfunctions. Read More …

7 Indicators That You May Have Skin Cancer

23 October 2017
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Skin cancer affects people's skin in different ways, and can even cost lives. However, it is possible to detect it early, which means there is more chance of a successful outcome to the treatment. Be vigilant, and you should spot these early indicators of skin cancer before it's too late to get medical help. A crusty pink growth If you develop a round, pink-coloured growth with a crust and a raised centre, get it checked out. Read More …

What to Know When Your Doctor Suggests Acupuncture for Weight Loss

27 June 2017
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Weight loss is an issue that many people face in the United States and across the world. In some cases, the issue of being overweight can be so severe it leads to being unable to work. This can lead to health issues and many complications with just the simple aspects of daily living. When you see your doctor or health care clinic regarding your weight issue, one of the things they may consider is an acupuncture option. Read More …