Whether you've always been a fan of organic healing or becoming a mother has influenced you towards more natural medicine, you may be wondering what your treatment options will be if you have an episiotomy (a cut to enlarge your vaginal opening during childbirth). Alongside non-medicinal pain relief options like ice packs and plenty of rest, many women are also given a topical antiseptic called povidone iodine. While iodine is generally a safe antiseptic, some new mothers prefer to use less clinical treatment options.
25 October 2017
Couples who've been trying to conceive a child for more than a year may be experiencing male or female infertility. It's often assumed the issue is related to a woman's reproductive health, but in Australia, infertility affects around one in 20 men. Here's an overview of the main causes of male infertility: Medical Causes Sperm production and health can be affected by some infections, such as gonorrhoea or bacteria, that cause inflammation in the testicles.
23 August 2017
If you have an accident that results in a facial injury, there's always a risk of a tooth getting knocked out. In this instance, it's important to keep the tooth safe if possible, and see an emergency dentist as soon as you can to see if it can be reinserted or repaired. But what if you have dental implants? Is there the same risk? And what should you do if your implant does get knocked out?
20 July 2017
A dermatologist is a doctor who specialises in treating disorders of the skin. However, a dermatologist doesn't just treat outbreaks of acne or diagnose psoriasis. They also treat a range of other conditions. Below is a guide to three services offered by a skin clinic. Hair Loss If your hair is thinning or brittle, this may be the result of a skin condition which is causing bald spots and hair loss.
13 July 2017
Osteopathy is a form of healthcare involving the detection, treatment and prevention of health problems through the manipulation and massage of a person's muscles and joints. Osteopaths are primary healthcare practitioners trained to evaluate and identify important types of body dysfunction that require osteopathic treatment. In Australia, the practice is regulated by the Osteopathy Board of Australia. Practitioners must have completed accredited university training in the relevant healthcare subjects, including osteopathic techniques.
12 July 2017
It is usually very hard for you to switch plans once you have enrolled with a given preferred provider network. It is therefore necessary for you to make your choice after considering all applicable factors. This article discusses some tips that can help you to select the best preferred provider service for your medical and health needs. Think About Your Travel Habits It is important for you to think about the areas where you frequently travel to in the course of your work or leisure.
6 July 2017
If you are having issues with your sexual health, specifically with fertility-related issues as a male, then you may find yourself visiting a sexual health clinic. If this is the case, one of the treatments they may offer is a change in diet. One of the many changes that sexual health clinics are suggesting is the replacement of a poor diet with superfood enriched diets. Each superfood has their own specific benefit to offer to your sexual health and fertility.
27 June 2017
Whether you've never taken tablets before and must now begin to get into the routine of it or you've been taking a plethora of pills for a long time, medication can be a big part of your life. Thankfully, Australia is lucky enough to have a subsidised healthcare system, so costs will rarely be a barrier to our health and happiness in this case. However, the actual pills themselves just might — so make sure this part of your life is organised and makes sense with a few handy tips.
28 March 2017