Maximising Your Family's Health with Routine Health Care Clinic Appointments

What You Should Know About Genetic Screening

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You might have heard about hereditary diseases and how some of these diseases lower the quality of your life or lead to death. Genetic screening comprises of tests that are carried out to find out whether you have a gene that could cause a hereditary disease. Examples of these diseases include cystic fibrosis, Huntington’s disease, sickle cell disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, arthritis, Klinefelter syndrome, Turner syndrome, etc. You can read on to learn more about genetic screening. Read More»

3 Common Treatment Procedures for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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The adage that health is wealth rings true when one is diagnosed with any disease. The body is a complex system consisting of various organs designed to reinforce each other for an individual to function normally. One of the most sensitive parts of the human body is the stomach. However, the stomach is prone to different ailments; for example, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects the large intestines and causes cramps and abdominal pain. Read More»

Your First Time Visiting a Gastroenterologist

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If you have been to your doctor complaining of abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, diarrhoea, problems swallowing, liver issues, heartburn, etc. you may be referred to a gastroenterologist. Most of the time, gastroenterologists receive patients from a referral. The reason for this is that when people experience health problems, they visit their general doctor first. They may not know that their symptoms or illness require a specialist. Who is a Gastroenterologist? Read More»

Signs That a Doctors' Clinic Is Right for Your Household

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Finding the right doctors’ clinic for your household is an event that may happen several times in your life. From moving house and starting a family to developing a health condition, there are several reasons to make a change. Rather than selecting the first one that appears, consider some of the key features that can make one great. Accessible appointment times Depending on where you live, you may find it difficult to secure an appointment at a time that works for you. Read More»

Thyroidectomy: Three Essential Tips for Smooth Recovery after Surgery

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The thyroid gland is a critical organ which helps in controlling the metabolism of the body. However, there are certain medical conditions which can necessitate the complete removal of the thyroid gland or total thyroidectomy. These problems include goitre, thyroid cancer and hyperthyroidism. The removal of the thyroid gland is carried out under general anaesthesia. The operation is quite safe, and there is minimal risk of damage to surrounding organs such as the larynx and parathyroid. Read More»