Tips and Tricks for Managing Your Own Health

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Tips and Tricks for Managing Your Own Health

Hi, Mia here! Just after I got pregnant with my first child, my husband and I decided to spend a few months abroad. While it was a great experience, I made the mistake of not learning the language before I left. Getting antenatal care was difficult when I couldn't communicate with the doctors, so I had to start learning things for myself. I enjoyed it so much, I decided to continue even when I got back home to Australia. This blog is filled with everything I've discovered over the years about managing your own health (and your family's health!) with and without medical intervention.


Postpartum Health: An Overview Of Mastitis

29 August 2017
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Mastitis is a painful condition that occurs when an infection takes hold in your breast tissue. It typically affects breastfeeding women within the first few months after having their baby, but mastitis can occur at any time while you are still breastfeeding. Mastitis can be caused by a blocked milk duct, which leads to milk becoming backed up in your breast tissue. Ducts can become blocked when the breast is not completely emptied of milk during a feeding or when there's too much of a gap between feedings or pumping your milk, which can lead to engorgement. Read More …

4 Treatment Options For Crohn’s Disease

21 August 2017
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As an inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's disease causes inflammation that can occur anywhere along your digestive tract, and the condition can be debilitating for those who have frequent flare-ups of their symptoms. It's not fully understood why some people develop Crohn's disease, but a combination of environmental and genetic factors are thought to trigger the illness. If you've recently been diagnosed with Crohn's disease, you'll be aware that the goal of treatment is to bring about long-term remission and relief from the serious symptoms associated with this illness, such as abdominal upset, pain and malnutrition caused by being unable to absorb nutrients due to bowel inflammation. Read More …

4 Factors Considered When Selecting Laser Prostate Surgery Techniques

13 July 2017
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Several laser prostate surgery techniques, such as photoselective vapourisation and transurethral incision of the prostate, can be used to treat men with enlarged prostate glands surgically. The specific technique that may be used is selected based on a number of factors. This article discusses some of those factors. Prostate Size The most appropriate technique for reducing the size of an enlarged prostate using lasers often depends on the extent to which that prostate has enlarged. Read More …

Understanding Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

10 July 2017
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There are three main types of skin cancers, and two of these are referred to as non-melanoma skin cancers. Melanoma is an aggressive form of cancer that can spread easily to other parts of your body, while non-melanoma skin cancers generally don't spread if they are treated early. However, non-melanoma cancers are still serious conditions that should be treated promptly. Here's an overview of the two types of skin cancer that are referred to as non-melanoma: Read More …

3 Nutritional Supplements That Pregnant Women May Need

6 July 2017
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Women who have become pregnant need to start receiving antenatal care in order to be monitored and given all the information and advice that they need for their well-being and that of the child that they are carrying. This article discusses some nutritional supplements that your antenatal care provider may ask you to take while you are pregnant. Folic Acid Folic acid plays a very big role in preventing children from being born with neural tube defects, such as spina bifida. Read More …