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Understanding Eye Floaters and Flashes

Posted by on Mar 26, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Eye floaters often present as small lines or jagged specks in your field of vision, while flashes can appear as flickering, zigzags or shimmering. Floaters and flashes are often harmless retinal cells that have separated from your eye and are floating in the jellylike protective coating around your eye. However, they can be symptoms of serious eye conditions and should never be ignored. Here’s an overview of the potential causes and treatment options: Causes of Floaters Causes of floaters include: Detachment of the protective coating...

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3 Reasons to Opt for Pre-marriage Genetic Counselling

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

While in many cultures it is encourages that couples marry within their ethnic group to maintain a strong sense of ethnic identity, this can cause problems with genetic similarities. Particularly in cultures with a small diaspora, the choice of eligible mates for marriage can be low, which can increase the risks of various genetically triggered illnesses. Read on to learn more about the reasons to get your self and your partner genetically tested as part of your pre marriage counselling. Learn how closely you are related In some cultures, in...

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Orthodontic Treatment: 4 Benefits of Getting Your Teeth Aligned

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Not everyone is born with a perfect smile. Quite a number of people have crowded or intertwined teeth by default. However, dental technology in the field of orthodontics provides everyone with a chance to have the perfect smile through teeth alignment. This applies to both children and adults. If you have poorly-aligned teeth, here’s why you should seek treatment from an orthodontist. Cosmetic changes The most noticeable change after orthodontic treatment is the appearance of your teeth. If you have crowded or wayward teeth, you will...

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Keep Your Sports Career in Shape: 3 Sports Injury Management Tips

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Sports injuries can bring your sporting career to an abrupt and unplanned end. Sports injuries not only affect your career as an athlete, but your lifestyle as well. Being that the mentioned injuries cannot be avoided, anyone serious about their sporting career needs to know what effective management of sports injuries entails. With this in mind, here are three essential tips on how to manage sports injuries.  Do Not Apply Heat on the Injured Area Application of heat on the sports injury should be avoided at all costs. This is especially...

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3 Things To Know About Breast Augmentation

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you’re thinking about having breast augmentation surgery, you have a lot of things you have to decide, such as what size breasts you want, what the implants will look like and what you can expect right after surgery. To help ease your mind, here are three things to know about breast augmentation. You Can View A Computer Model — Many plastic surgeons are able to take your dimensions, digital photos of your existing breasts and the dimensions of the implant you want to make a 3D computer mockup of what your new breasts will look...

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Should You Go to Hospital after a Sprain?

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Sprains affect your ligaments and muscles and they are usually treated at home. However, there may be some instances when you need to go to hospital. This is a common injury that usually occurs when you suddenly change speed or directly. The sprain can also be caused by a collision or fall. Sprain You can suffer from a sprain if one of your ligaments is torn, twisted or stretched. This typically happens when you apply excessive force to your joints. Ligaments are made of tissue and they are usually found around your joints. Their main purpose...

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Fixing the Mind: Hypnotherapy, Anxiety Disorder & Your Child

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Childhood anxiety affects a growing number of children in Australia and can be psychologically harmful, as well as affecting the child physically. If your child suffers from anxiety, consider using hypnotherapy. This solution is a well-established, effective treatment that has gained substantial scientific support in the last 30 years. Here is an overview of the benefits of hypnotherapy for children who have problems with anxiety. Anxiety Disorder: An Overview Approximately 14% of Australians aged from 4-17 have some kind of mental illness,...

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5 Things You Need To Know About Achilles Tendon Rupture

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Achilles tendon runs along the back of your leg and connects your calf muscle to your heel bone. This tendon is the largest and strongest in your body, but if you put enough stress on it, it can rupture. Here’s what you need to know about this painful injury.  How does the injury occur? Your Achilles tendon can rupture during activities such as jumping, pivoting or running. It can also happen if you trip and catch your balance by thrusting your foot forwards; this will stretch the tendon past its limits. The tendon can...

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4 Things You Need to Know About Morton’s Neuroma

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

A morton’s neuroma is a compressed nerve inside your foot. This can lead to pain in your foot, either between your toes or on the top of your foot. Here’s what you need to know about this unpleasant foot issue.  Can it be caused by your shoes? Your choice of footwear could be to blame for the pain you’re currently feeling in your foot. If your shoes are too narrow, the pressure on the sides of your foot can put pressure on the nerves. It can also be caused by hyperpronation. People who hyperpronate put most of their...

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Organic foods that ruin your dental work

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

You’ve recently had your teeth fixed up and spent a pretty penny in the process. The last thing you want is see your smile returned to its former state and your all your money gone down the drain. Thankfully, this nightmare can be prevented by taking simple care in the things you eat. While organic foods are great for your belly, some of them can also discolour your teeth and cause breakage to existing dental work. Here are the major food groups that can do more harm than good. Fruit juice If you’re in the habit of having a glass...

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Do You Need A Podiatrist Or An Orthopaedic Surgeon?

Posted by on Sep 23, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When you are having health problems, the array of help available can be difficult to navigate. There are sometimes different specialists for each body part. How do you know which one is right for your particular problem? If it is a foot, leg or hip problem, you might currently be wondering about the different between a podiatrist and an orthopaedic surgeon. Here are some helpful tips for determining which to go to. Are your problems on the outside of your foot? Bunions, ingrown toenails, corns, calluses and infections of the foot are handled...

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