Types of Thyroid Disorders

29 August 2018
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The thyroid gland is located in the human neck. Its primary function is to produce triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) hormones. The hormones control body metabolism by regulating the speed at which cells work. When the thyroid produces hormones in low quantities, the hypothalamus stimulates the pituitary gland to produce thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) that increases hormone production in the thyroid. If the thyroid gland produces a lot of hormones, the hypothalamus stimulates the pituitary gland to halt production of TSH which in return slows down hormone secretion at the thyroid gland. Read More 

The Signs Your Spinal Pain Should Be Checked By a Doctor

21 March 2018
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Back pain is something that most people experience at some point. There are numerous possible reasons for it, but with the spine being such a significant part of human anatomy, sometimes it just undergoes a bit more stress than it's able to cope with. Spinal pain can be caused by something as simple as sleeping in an awkward position or standing for long periods with bad posture, but occasionally, there's something else happening. Read More 

4 Instances When you Should Seek a Gastroenterologist’s Help Immediately

5 January 2018
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The gastrointestinal tract-the liver, stomach, pancreas, esophagus and colon-is a complex system. Symptoms occurring in any of these areas might appear less alarming than they are, and as a result, you may not realise the need to see a gastroenterologist. Here are a few issues that might indicate your need to seek gastroenterology services. •    If You Have Persistent Heartburn When the acid in your stomach flows back to the esophagus (the tube connecting the mouth to the stomach), it causes a painful or burning sensation in the chest or throat. Read More 

How To Recognise Sepsis In Children Under Five and What Action To Take

25 January 2017
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Sepsis is a surprisingly common condition that can affect many organs in the body and can also cause blood poisoning. If overlooked and left untreated, sepsis can prove fatal, especially in children. Sepsis is usually caused by bacterial infections, although it can also be triggered by viral or fungal infections. So, what warning signs should you be aware of and what should you do if you think your child under five has sepsis? Read More 

Guidelines To Help You Identify Dyslexia And Support Your Dyslexic Grade School Child

20 June 2016
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Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that affects a child's reading ability. Identifying dyslexia early will allow you to offer your grade school child support. Below are guidelines to help you identify dyslexia in your grade school child and tips on how to support your child to overcome the difficulty. Reading Ability Slow reading is one significant sign that shows a child is dyslexic. A grade school child should be able to read something out loud at a particular speed. Read More