About Me
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.


Three Reasons Why Women’s Health Needs To Be Talked About More Openly

13 January 2023
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Women's health is a topic that often goes unspoken and under-discussed. Despite the significant impact that it has on the lives of women, many people shy away from talking openly and honestly about women's health. This can lead to stigmas around women's health that will stop women from going to get treatment when they notice something wrong, which can have severe consequences. Because of this, there is a concerted effort in some areas of the community to increase the knowledge of women's health and an expansion in the presence of women's health clinics. Read More …

Understanding the Different Types of IBS

23 May 2022
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Do you suffer from abdominal pain, bloating, constipation or diarrhea? If so, you may have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). IBS is a common gastrointestinal disorder that affects millions of people. There are different types of IBS, and each one can cause different symptoms. This article discusses the symptoms and treatment options for each type of IBS. Constipation-Predominant (IBS-C) People with IBS-C have hard, difficult-to-pass, or infrequent stools. They may also experience bloating, abdominal pain and gas. Read More …

When to See Your Primary Care Doctor

4 November 2021
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It's important to have a primary care doctor who you can count on for your various healthcare needs. If you don't already have a good primary care doctor, now is the time to look for one. Once you have a good doctor, of course, you'll need to know when to schedule an appointment with them. These are some of the times when you'll want to see your primary care doctor. Read More …

5 Signs You Need to See an Audiologist

28 April 2021
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Many people lose their hearing abilities each year. Some are due to injuries, excess noise exposure, infections, meningitis, and other causes. Those with partial hearing problems can use hearing aids, while some situations are unsalvageable. To avoid falling victim to either of these, you should see an audiologist if something does not feel right. Some of the signs to watch out for include pain, ringing sounds, trouble hearing, and more. Below are five more signs of developing hearing problems. Read More …

Genetic Screening: An Introduction

17 November 2020
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If you are considering if you should be screened for an illness, you may have some questions about the process and the benefits and drawbacks of this approach. This article answers two common questions. What exactly is genetic screening? Genetic screening is the process of searching for a genetic cause of a certain illness. There are hundreds of genetic mutations in DNA, which is the genetic material of every person. Some of these mutations can cause cancer and other diseases, while others may have no known effect. Read More …