Lymes disease, for anyone who knows anything about it, isn’t a condition I would wish on anyone. In simple terms, it absolutely fucking sucks, speaking from experience. And, allow me to add that I believe I have a milder version of the disease than some, and it still positively kicked the living shit out of … More Making progress in treating Lymes disease
Being low in iron is something that a heck of a lot of us are all too familiar with. I couldn’t count the number of folks I know who use daily iron supplements, myself included, and I’m willing to bet there are a lot more people I know using this form of supplement than I’m … More Looking for an iron supplement? Read this
As of late I’ve been having a hell of a time with my gallbladder. I’ve never had any gallbladder-related issues in my life up until my recent diagnosis with Lymes disease, and while I’m not entirely certain the two are linked, there is a good probability that for me, personally, that they are, based on … More Read this to learn about gallstones
Hiccups are something likely just about all of us have experienced at one point or another in life. If you share the same feelings towards hiccups that I do, we can agree that they are some of the most irritating things to deal with, and they often overstay their welcome. Normally, I get hiccups when … More Do you suffer from hiccups? Read this
Lymes disease is a condition that, upon hearing it aloud, a lot of us cringe, wince and show hesitancy towards, arguably because a lot of us are aware of how debilitating this disease can be. For anyone unaware of what Lymes disease is, it is carried by certain ticks (blacklegged/deer ticks) and is transferred from … More How much do you know about Lymes disease?
If you’re curious as to where the inspiration for this post originated from, let’s just say as I’m writing this I’m dealing with a rather troublesome headache. I’m fortunate in the sense I don’t get headaches often, but when I do, I’m reminded of how much they seriously suck. I was googling how to go … More Dealing with headaches? Check out these at-home remedies
I sit here writing this thanks to some very self-applicable life experience in the context of head injuries. I’ve had my fair share of melon-whacks over the course of my life, especially playing the game of rugby, but sometimes, head injuries can occur when you least expect them to. I was just working in our … More Here’s how to tell if you have a concussion
Walkers are, for those of us who make use of them, a rather important device required throughout daily life. They enable individuals in terms of their mobility, and can also assist with things like balance and movements. I personally didn’t realize just how vital walkers are for persons with mobility issues until my grandparents began … More Have you heard about this new and innovative walker?
I would wager that a lot of us have heard of tennis elbow but aren’t necessarily familiar with what it entails, unless of course we have personally experienced the condition. I wasn’t sure of what tennis elbow was until my dad told me I likely have it in my left elbow, and so after doing … More Here is how to treat tennis elbow
Diabetes, much like a lot of other conditions and diseases, is one that that has a lot of prevalence in contemporary society. It seems as though more and more individuals are developing diabetes, yet despite an increase in the occurrence of this condition, there hasn’t been a whole lot of progress in terms of determining … More Has a cure for diabetes been found?
Ingrown toenails, if you’ve ever had one, are considerably painful. This may be a surprising realization if you have been fortunate enough to avoid ever experiencing one, but for those of us who have dealt with this pesky problem, we’re fully aware just how awful ingrown toenails can be. I’ve dealt with ingrown toenails since … More Here’s how to treat ingrown toenails
Breast cancer is, unfortunately, a form of cancer we are all likely more than familiar with. Breast cancer is responsible for roughly 25 per cent of new cancer cases, and is further responsible for 13 per cent of all deaths by cancer among Canadian women. It is estimated that one in eight women will develop … More Fighting breast cancer cells with … weeds?
Tuberculosis, if you’re unfamiliar with it, is an infectious disease typically caused by a specific form of bacteria that normally affects the lungs. It is a sneaky condition as it typically doesn’t show symptoms until it is too late, and while Tuberculosis cases were certainly more prevalent in past decades than they are now, it … More Yes, Tuberculosis deaths are dropping
Chronic fatigue can be an extremely debilitating condition to have to endure on a daily basis. Over time, it arguably influences multiple facets of life, whether it be work, relationships or friends, and it isn’t difficult to try to understand how frustrating chronic fatigue can be. Personally, I’ve always had a bit of a battle … More Feeling tired all the time? Read this
Since the legalization of cannabis here in Canada, there has been a tremendous push pertaining to researching how it can be beneficial in a medical context. There have been several positive findings already, and I’m happy to share there’s been yet another advantageous discovery regarding how cannabis can work to help people suffering from ailments, … More Combatting chronic pain with THC
The medical realm is one that has always piqued my interest. I have a tremendous amount of respect for anyone who works in the medical field, regardless of their specific title or occupation, and I commend the people who risk their own health and safety to benefit others on a daily basis through their work. … More Lenox Hill: worth the watch
Cauliflower ear is a condition a lot of athletes involved with physical contact sports are familiar with, but for the general public, it might be a foreign concept. It is caused when the ear experiences a significant amount of trauma which results in blood pooling in the outer element of the ear, giving it a … More Cauliflower ear? Have no fear
Casts, for anyone who has ever had to wear them, aren’t exactly a pleasant experience. They’re bulky and uncomfortable, you can’t get them wet, and, after a while, they start to get a little rank, both in terms of appearance and smell. While I’ve never broken a bone, I have had to wear a cast … More Say goodbye to itchy, awkward casts
When you work in healthcare, it can be expected that you’ll likely spend the entirety of the day on your feet. There are a few professions that consist of the same demand in terms of not being able to sit a whole lot, but doctors, nurses and personal support workers take the cake in terms … More Have you heard about Nike’s newest shoes for healthcare workers?
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a terrible disease. According to Cystic Fibrosis Canada, it’s the “most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults.” CF can wreak absolute havoc upon the body, though it mainly impacts the digestive system and the lungs. The nature of CF can vary depending on each person who is … More Making waves in Cystic Fibrosis treatment
Getting stung by a wasp of any sort isn’t exactly a pleasant experience. Depending where you’re stung, and further, whether or not the insect’s stinger remains in the skin, coming into contact with a stinging insect can be a rather painful ordeal. My sting track record has been pretty great up until recently. I think … More At-home remedies for wasp stings
I’ve been on a bit of a carrot kick lately. I’ve been trying to incorporate more vegetables into my diet and cut back a little on my fruit intake, and, in the process, I’ve started eating carrots as part of my lunch every day. I’m aware of some of the benefits carrots offer to those … More Here’s why you should be eating more carrots
I’ve been pretty sick these past few days, meaning I’ve had ample time to explore Netflix and discover some nature/animal documentaries. Side note: if you haven’t browsed through Netflix’s nature/animal documentaries, I highly recommend doing so. There’s quite a few to choose from, all of which are educational and extremely interesting. I started watching a … More Fer-de-Lance: the king of serpents
Humans are often guilty of ignoring and neglecting messages from our bodies. We experience aches and pains every so often, but in most situations, we ignore these early warning signs that may pertain to a larger issue and make things worse in the process. I think part of our instinct to overlook what our bodies … More The importance of listening to your body
Warts aren’t exactly the most pleasant things to deal with. They’re rather ugly in appearance, painful, and very undesired in general. Having warts removed by a physician is arguably what most people tend to lean towards if they happen to develop one themselves, but there are several at-home wart remedies that I found through a … More Here’s how to remove warts at home
If you read the title of this post and said to yourself, ‘what the hell is PCOS?’, you’re in the right place. And you’re definitely not alone in being unfamiliar with the acronym, hence the purpose of this post. PCOS, or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, “is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. Women … More Why aren’t we talking about PCOS?
As promised, today’s post will go into detail as to what exactly a gastroscopy is, similar to yesterday’s post about a colonoscopy. I had never heard of a gastroscopy prior to being told I would be having one done. From my understanding, it involves a small camera being inserted into your esophagus, through your mouth, … More And what about a gastroscopy?
In lieu of yesterday’s post, I thought it might be useful to go into detail and explain what exactly a colonoscopy is, in case anyone is unfamiliar with the term. I won’t go too into detail, though. Don’t get your knickers in a knot. In my own words, a colonoscopy is a procedure that involves … More What exactly is a colonoscopy?
Earlier this week, I had a colonoscopy and a gastroscopy done. And, to answer your likely immediate question, no, it wasn’t the most pleasant experience. These procedures were performed because of my stomach/digestive issues, and considering I’ve never had any sort of gastric procedure performed before, I was a little unsure of what to expect. … More Curious as to what a colonoscopy entails?
Going to the doctor’s can be a real pain in the rear. Perhaps you go and wait for three hours only to see your doctors for five minutes, trying to ask questions as they’re halfway out the door. Maybe you’ve had several bad experiences with doctors, for example, incorrect diagnoses, being made to feel as … More “But I Don’t Want to go to the Doctor’s…”