What You Need to Know About Gastrointestinal Bleeding
8 January 2018
Gastrointestinal bleeding (also referred to as GI bleeding) is a problem that you can't ignore. It can be a sign of something as simple as haemorrhoids or as serious as cancer.
It's important to discuss any concerns you have about GI bleeding with your doctor so that they can investigate further. However, if you have a large or new GI bleed, it's important to seek medical review urgently, as it can be an emergency.
Symptoms of a Potential Thyroid Disorder
21 November 2017
Your thyroid gland is located in your neck and plays a critical role in your endocrine system. This gland is tasked with regulating your hormones, which subsequently impacts the metabolic functions of your tissues and cells. If your thyroid gland develops a disorder, your body will experience a wide range of symptoms. However, since you can develop a broad range of symptoms, some individuals may not even be aware that their thyroid is declining.
5 Advantages of Robotic Prostate Surgery
13 January 2017
If you're faced with having prostate surgery, you may be interested to learn that it is now possible to have the procedure carried out via robotic laparoscopy prostatectomy, rather than by traditional open surgery.
Here are 5 advantages of robotic prostate surgery for prostate conditions over open surgery.
1. You will have much less scaring
One major advantage to robotic surgery is that you will have much less scaring because the procedure is minimally invasive.
Antenatal Care in Preparation for a Home Birth
7 November 2016
For parents who want to have a home birth, it can feel tempting to limit the amount of antenatal appointments you attend. However, getting some appropriate antenatal care can be a great way to improve the chances of a successful home birth.
Here are four important parts of antenatal care that can be easily done by a nurse or health care clinic.
Blood pressure checks
Rising blood pressure can be an indication of some serious complications to a pregnancy including preeclampsia.