Vital Role of Podiatrists in Foot Health

People often tend to overlook their feet when taking care of their health. An average person walks over 175,000 km (110,000 miles) in their life! This means that taking care of one's feet is essential to overall health. When foot problems arise, they can have a severe impact on one's quality of life, as getting places becomes difficult with painful foot conditions. Thankfully, podiatrists are available to help with these problems so one can get back up on their feet—literally—as soon as possible. [Read More]

Why People Avoid Seeing a Doctor - And Why You Shouldn't

Some people take a lot of care with their health, and they make an appointment with the doctor as soon as they have a problem they deem serious enough to warrant it. Others are highly cautious and visit the doctor often whenever they're even slightly under the weather. At the other extreme, there are those who avoid seeing a doctor until they're practically unable to function, and they're the ones who are really putting their health at risk. [Read More]

Three complications of thyroid removal you need to know about

Thyroid surgery is a broad term covering any type of operation on the thyroid gland.  This is an organ shaped like a butterfly which sits at the front of your neck, producing hormones that maintain your metabolism.  Almost all thyroid surgery involves some type of thyroid removal, also called a thyroidectomy.  There are two main types of thyroid removal: a total thyroidectomy and a hemithyroidectomy. In a total thyroidectomy, your whole thyroid gland is removed, whereas in a hemithyroidectomy only about one half of it is removed. [Read More]

Why You Need to Test Your Child for Coeliac Disease Before Going Gluten-Free

If you think your child might have coeliac disease, you may think it's best to start a gluten-free diet straight away. However, it's much better to have them tested beforehand. Here's why you shouldn't go gluten-free until your child's had their coeliac test. Your Child Could Get a False Negative Some parents who have no success with the gluten-free diet believe that means their child doesn't have coeliac disease, but did you know that it's possible for coeliac symptoms to continue after starting your child on a gluten-free diet? [Read More]