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The Do’s and Don’ts of Having a Tummy Tuck

Posted by on Sep 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Do’s and Don’ts of Having a Tummy Tuck

Carrying loose, excess skin on your abdomen can drastically affect your self-esteem and when years of dieting and exercise can’t seem to shift it, cosmetic surgery may be the next logical step for you. But how much do you really know about a tummy tuck procedure? If you’re considering abdominal surgery, read up on a few of these do’s and don’ts beforehand to ensure things don’t go belly up! When considering surgery: DO be close to your ideal weight before surgery For a tummy tuck to give you the best possible results, you will need to have achieved your ideal weight before undergoing surgery. A tummy tuck is not a weight loss solution after all — it’s a cosmetic procedure to remove excess fat from a well-maintained and healthy tummy. This can be frustrating if you struggle to lose...

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What to Expect the First Time at a Bulk Billing Doctor

Posted by on Aug 21, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What to Expect the First Time at a Bulk Billing Doctor

If you have never been to a bulk billing doctor before, you may not know what to expect. You may wonder if you need to bring cash, how you assign your Medicare benefit or how you take care of other logistics. Luckily, the process is fairly easy and straightforward. Here’s what you need to know: 1. There are no co-pays when you use bulk billing doctors Although the government looked extensively at the idea of adding copays to the Medicare bulk billing system, no copays were added. As of early 2015, copays are not allowed as part of the bulk billing system, and doctors who bulk bill cannot charge copays. That means you can get the care you need, even if you forgot your cash and credit cards at home. 2. You have to sign a form to assign...

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How Physiotherapy Can Support Those With Cystic Fibrosis

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How Physiotherapy Can Support Those With Cystic Fibrosis

Symptoms associated with cystic fibrosis such as a build-up of thick mucus in the lungs, a persistent cough and breathing difficulties can make simple daily tasks a challenge to complete. You doctor can prescribe medication expand your lungs and encourage mucus to clear, but these medications come with a range of side effects and patients are increasingly keen to avoid drugs. Physiotherapy can help you manage the respiratory symptoms associated with cystic fibrosis, so regular sessions with your physiotherapist should form part of your care plan. Here’s an overview of how physiotherapy can support you: The Active Cycle Of Breathing Technique Your physiotherapist can teach you this technique, which is used to clear your airways and promote the drainage of mucus. The active cycle of breathing technique has three stages. Firstly, you’ll be taught how to control your breathing...

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The Pros & Cons Of Photochromatic Eyeglass Lenses

Posted by on Jun 26, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Pros & Cons Of Photochromatic Eyeglass Lenses

Photochromatic lenses are often advertised as sleek, futuristic devices, but in actual fact they were first developed back in the 1960s. Often sold as ‘transition’ or ‘reactive’ lenses, photochromatic lenses automatically darken in response to sunlight, and lighten in darken conditions. Naturally this a boon for people required to wear prescription glasses. How do photochromatic lenses work? A photochromatic lens may appear to be a simple piece of glass or plastic when not exposed to sunlight. However, embedded within the lenses are millions of microscopic particles. In glass lenses, the particles are typically tiny crystals of silver chloride, while a plastic photochromatic lens contains organic, carbon-based molecules known as oxazines.  When these molecules are exposed to the UV radiation present in sunlight, they grow, darken and clump together, and while they are too small to obscure vision, this reaction...

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Taking the Sweat Out of Hyperhidrosis

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Taking the Sweat Out of Hyperhidrosis

Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, is a medical condition that is sometimes an indicator of a number of underlying medical problems, and as a result should not be trivialised. Additionally, excessive sweating is a potentially embarrassing condition that can lead to unpleasant odours, difficulty using electronic devises, and a clammy handshake. To be clear, hyperhidrosis is not a condition that is related to profuse sweat caused by exercise; that is just the body’s method of cooling you down as you heat your body through exertion. No, the reason why excessive sweating is a problem is exactly because the body is producing more sweat than is required for cooling your body. Causes Possible causes of excessive sweating are divided into two groups: primary and secondary causes.  Primary causes of hyperhidrosis are, as yet, unknown, as they have no clear linkages to any other,...

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