It can be an uncomfortable topic, but it’s important that you talk to your teens about sexuality, birth control and more. Find out how to have a healthy discussion with your teen and keep the lines of communication open.
We all know that smoking is unhealthy, but it’s a powerful addiction. If you smoke, it could lead to everything from blocked arteries to amputations. Hear about the risks of smoking to your heart and get info on quitting so you can butt out for good.
If your child is coughing or wheezing, you’re going to be concerned. But is it just a cough, or could it be asthma? Learn the difference between the two and determine if you need to see your family doctor for further treatment.
What are the risks of high blood pressure?
If high blood pressure is causing the heart to work harder, you can imagine that this will affect the heart over time. Permanent damage can be caused to the walls of your arteries, and uncontrolled blood pressure can contribute to the build-up of plaque in the arteries which narrows (and may block) the blood vessels. This can lead to a heart attack or stroke.
Can my pacemaker fail?
A pacemaker is a mechanical device however have a low failure rate. It is important to visit the pacemaker clinic as recommended by your physician in order to monitor your pacemaker device. The function of your pacemaker and its battery life will also be monitored.
How is a bunion treated?
The first line of defence in treating a bunion will likely be changing the shoes you are wearing to avoid placing more stress and pressure on the bunion. If this is not successful in relieving your pain, your doctor may refer you to an orthopaedic surgeon to discuss surgical options for addressing the bunion.