You might think that you no longer have to see your doctor to recover from an illness. Regardless of the symptom you have, it’s easy to find information online. The problem is that you might get incorrect information. Instead of getting better, things would get worse. Therefore, as tempting as it is to avoid seeing the doctor, you shouldn’t. Whether you dislike the idea of talking to a physician, or you don’t have enough money to pay the bills, your health is too important to ignore. [Read more…]
If you’re considering working in the health and wellness industry, it’s good to know what areas of your personality are going to be compatible with this work and what tasks might stretch you past your current abilities. While anyone who’s passionate and has the drive to succeed can often find a way to make their dream career a reality, it’s often found that those with certain characteristics have an easier time finding that success and feeling fulfilled by their career choice. To help you know whether this is really the field in which you want to work, here are three qualities that people who succeed in the health and wellness industry usually have in spades.
A major indicator of whether or not you’ll enjoy your work and find success in your field is the amount of compassion you’re able to have for your patients, clients, and coworkers. According to Tanya Robertson, a contributor to Chron Work, especially those who choose to work directly with people will need to have a lot of compassion for whatever situation they find themselves in. Whether they need someone to help them through a rough diagnosis, someone to give them support and encouragement as they strive to get healthy, or just someone to understand where they’re coming from with their feelings, having compassion is going to make your job so much easier on you. [Read more…]
Your health is important, and while people that have no issues with all of their senses may take them for granted, there are problems that can happen. You are lucky to see and hear clearly, and it can be very traumatic to lose any of your five senses. But how is it that people can lose things like smell and taste?
Well, it is possible. Your hearing and sight aren’t the only senses that can be lost or diminished. Here are some of the things that can affect your senses.
You use your hearing everyday, from listening to the people around you to listening to the television. Without hearing, you would not be able to listen to music, TV, other people, or anything, for that matter. Whole plenty of people survive in the world without hearing, why not work to protect yours.
That means wearing earplugs when you will be around loud noises, and learning the safe and proper way to clean your ears. If you experience ringing in your ears or any amount of hearing loss, talk to your doctor.
For most people, eye problems come with age. However, some people are born blind, and some children need glasses at a young age. People are born with lazy eye issues, and more. These are things you deal with as they come along.
You do want to get a yearly eye exam though, to make sure that your sight is good, and to allow your eye doctor to look behind your eye at all the components that keep you seeing, Eye exams to help with early detection of blindness, glaucoma, and other eye issues.
There are illnesses that can cause you to lose your sense of touch. Most commonly, though, an injury to your nerves, such as a broken limb or spine, or trauma of some sort, can cause loss of feeling. If you have nervous system issues, this too can be an issue.
If you are not smelling things normally, or at all, it could be something as simple as a cold or sinus infection affecting you. However, it could also be something more major, such as tumors, polyps, or even something wrong within your brain. If you don’t have a cold and you’re sense of smell is gone, or not normal, talk to your doctor.
If there is something wrong with your sense of smell, then it will commonly affect your sense of taste as well, since they both work together. But you can also lose your sense of taste on it’s own. As you get older both of these senses can wane some as well, just like your other senses.
Numerous medicines abound on the market today. They come in all shapes and sizes and are available in various brands. With this scenario, it can be hard to know which ones are safe to take.
Many people often rely on over the counter (OTC) drugs to cure common illnesses. Those who have certain conditions, however, may need to take more than just one medicine at specific times of the day.
But did you know that it’s not always a good thing to mix OTC drugs and take them with liquids other than water? Here are some of them you should avoid.
Antihistamine and Grapefruit Juice
A research done at the University of Western Ontario in Canada has shown that citrus fruits and grapefruit products may have an effect on medications inside your body due to the chemicals they contain. Specifically, the flavonoid compound in grapefruit juice called naringin can interfere with the body’s ability to absorb drugs. [Read more…]
Numerous people today, particularly those from America, Europe and Australia are seeking alternative treatments in Asian countries. Oftentimes, they find Asian treatments more affordable than in their own place and being in a different country also allows them to visit great tourist attractions at the same time. That’s hitting two birds with one stone.
China, India and Thailand are among the Asian countries that offer a wide range of alternative treatments also called complementary or alternative medicine (CAM). These include herbal therapy, traditional Chinese medicine, ayurveda and hypnosis, among many others.
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) in the U.S. classifies these treatments as mind-body medicine, whole medical systems, biologically-based practices, energy medicine and manipulative and body-based practices. They can also be a combination of these categories.