If one of your close relatives doesn't speak much English and they need to see their GP, then they may have asked you to go along and translate. While you may help your family out with their general translation needs, you may not be sure whether to do this for a medical appointment. What are the pros and cons? When Family Translation Works If your relative has an immediate appointment and needs help communicating with their doctor, then you can fill this gap.
30 August 2018
It is impossible to place enough emphasis on the value of good health, and as such it is essential t establish good relationships with a medical support team you can trust. In many instances the primary doctor involved in the day-to-day care of a patient will be a GP (an abbreviation of the term 'General Practitioner'), who will usually be the first port of call during a period of ill health.
6 July 2018
If you suffer from an aortic aneurysm, then it's advisable that you familiarize yourself with valuable health information. Aorta aneurysm can cause a lot of anxiety, and failure to understand the condition and the options available for you may worsen the anxiety. Remember that anxiety and stress can prompt, high blood pressure, which tops the list of aorta aneurysm triggers. Below are useful health insights on aorta aneurysm you may find useful to help you successfully manage the condition.
22 May 2018
Cricket may have a reputation as being somewhat more sedate than other sports, but anybody who plays the sport either casually or professionally knows that this reputation is way wide of the mark. The sudden bursts of speed and unnatural, savage jerking motions associated with batting, bowling and fielding can all take their toll on the fittest body, and it's no surprise that cricketers tend to suffer from a distinct range of injuries and ailments because of them.
20 March 2018
If you have just found out that you are pregnant, here are a few tips which should help to ensure that you and your baby remain healthy throughout the course of your pregnancy. Take a folic acid supplement Most doctors recommend that pregnant women take a folic acid supplement for the first 12 weeks of their pregnancy. Research has shown that this substance can help to reduce the chances of a foetus developing neural tube defects.
28 November 2017
Unfortunately prostate cancer is still not widely discussed so while it´s the second most common cancers for men and 1 in 5 men will develop prostate cancer during their lifetime, many people do not have someone close to them with whom they can discuss prostate cancer surgery and the recovery process. Here are some tips to help you get through the post surgery process. Understand the tumour The size and positioning of the tumour will affect how the surgeon enters the abdomen and removes the growth.
18 September 2017
Everyone has moles on their body somewhere. They're simply collections of skin cells that are usually darker than your normal skin colour due to increased melanin in the mole's location, although there are several different types which vary slightly in their appearance. While they're generally nothing to worry about, there are some occasions where it's worth getting a check to make sure a mole isn't cancerous. Although skin cancer is one of the most easily treated forms, it's still important to catch it as early as possible and act without delay.
25 July 2017
Whether your surgical procedure is big or small, the chances are it will impact the way you function afterwards. Attending a physiotherapy clinic following your procedure enhances the post-operative recovery period through improving your range of movement, reducing the risk of clots, and promoting wound healing. Knowing more about physiotherapy and its uses will help you decide how it can work for you. Following an orthopaedic procedure, you'll enhance your range of movement
19 July 2017
Depression is, sadly, rather a common problem in the modern world, with a staggering number of people suffering from it at some point during their lives. Fortunately, in recent years, depression has been the subject of much discussion, making awareness at an all time high. Despite that, it can still be difficult to recognise in a friend or family member, and even if you do suspect they're depressed, it's tough to know what you can do to help.
10 July 2017
If your teeth are crooked, dental braces are the ideal way to straighten them so that you can smile with confidence. However, braces cannot treat discoloured, chipped, or misshapen teeth so some orthodontic patients choose to get veneers once their braces come off. The combination of the two treatments can transform a smile and help to improve the quality of a patient's life both in work and in their personal relationships.
22 June 2017