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Dr. Maziar Badii

Dr. Maziar Badii

MD, FRCP
Rheumatologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

Does my scoliosis require treatment?

A:

Once your scoliosis is diagnosed your physician will develop an appropriate treatment plan, if necessary. The most common form of scoliosis is idiopathic scoliosis which develops in the teenage years, and typically does not require treatment if it remains stable. The important thing about scoliosis is to monitor it with regular exams to watch for any spinal changes that do require some intervention.

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Diagnosis of Congenital Scoliosis

Dr. Richard Bebb

Dr. Richard Bebb

MD, ABIM, FRCPC
Endocrinologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What health problems are linked to the thyroid?

A:

In general terms, your thyroid gland can cause health problems when it produces too much or too little thyroid hormone. Hyperthyroidism is when you have too much thyroid hormone being made in the body, and hypothyroidism occurs when there is a lack of thyroid hormone. The thyroid gland can also be involved in the development of lumps. If you think you have issues with your thyroid, you should visit your doctor to have your level of thyroid hormone checked if appropriate.

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The Thyroid Gland's Role in Health and Illness

Dr. Jason Rivers

Dr. Jason Rivers

MD, FRCPC,
Dermatologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What is acne?

A:

Acne is a common issue for many people, and is often considered a teenage problem. Acne happens when a skin follicle becomes clogged by a mixture of an oily substance called sebum which is made by the skin. Acne involves the pimples, cysts and blackheads that develop primarily on the face and neck as a result of the sebum.

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How to Treat Adult Acne