Thursday, February 21, 2013

Do You Know About Bone Genetic Diseases?

Genetic Bone Diseases have some common characteristics?

Although doctors claim that these diseases are somewhat rare, there are a few similar factors among all of them.

Most common forms of bone diseases are known to:

• Alter of the proportion of body; results in uneven or shortened limbs, but a regular-sized head.
• Increase or decrease bone density.
• Alter the strength of the bone.
• Alter bone shapes; causing them to either shorten or bend (bowing).

Some tumors can appear on the bones caused by Genetic Diseases. Additionally, pain and regular bone fractures are related with these diseases.

Symptoms of Bone Disease are in following

There may be no symptoms or may be very obvious symptoms depending upon the type of bone disease.

Monday, February 18, 2013

5 Tips For Crashing Reactive Hypoglycemia Instead of Letting It Crash You

If you have been diagnosed with reactive hypoglycemia, you may have lots of questions about what to eat, when to eat, etc. It can be frustrating! - Learning a new diet. Below are 5 tips for helping you control the condition.

Cut Out the Junk!

Junk! It's tempting for a lot of us. - French fries, cake, ice cream, donuts, chocolate. Any of these can be fine every now and then for people without reactive hypoglycemia. However, for people with the condition, these foods can throw a person into a full blow hypoglycemic episode.

What to Eat!

The best foods for you to eat will be foods that are not processed. - Foods that are high in protein, fiber and foods that contain complex carbohydrates. - Foods that are low on the glycemic index.

Foods that are safe for you are cheeses, blueberries, strawberries, nuts, vegetables, sweet potatoes, oatmeal, chicken, beef, fish, peanut butter.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Patient Advocacy: How Can It Help Those Diagnosed With Cancer?

A diagnosis of cancer is devastating and overwhelming, no matter how old you are or what type of cancer has been diagnosed. In each case the road ahead will provide treatment that aims to eradicate that cancer. If this is not possible the treatment will manage it with the intention of giving the sufferer a better life expectancy.

Of course, every situation and diagnosis is different. However, patients can often benefit from having an advocate on their side to help them seek out the best treatment in their individual case.

What is patient advocacy?

Patient advocacy is a middle ground between the patient and the health professional. Let us consider a situation where a patient has been diagnosed with cancer. They are suddenly faced with the prospect of considering different options for treatment, often being presented with one clear path as the preferred route to take. This can be an overwhelmingly emotional time, but it can also be confusing.

An advocate is a go between who helps to ensure the patient gets the information they need from the care givers. In this situation, they will have experience of helping other cancer patients achieve the best possible outcome. It is understandable to be confused and not know which questions should be asked in terms of communicating with health professionals in this situation. However, with the assistance of an advocate, the process of gaining information can be much easier than it would be otherwise.