How To Treat Bunions
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A bunion is a deformity that is mainly made up of a lateral deviation of the great toe which enlarges due to a tissue or a bone. It is a serious foot problem. These are formed within the foot and not on the surface of the foot. An arthritic condition and  a result of bone degeneration it is found as  a lump on the outside portion of the big toe. Bunions are seen near the joint of the toe and sometimes  [...]

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Pointers For Effectual Antenatal Care

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One who does not think and plan ahead will find trouble right at her door’ was what the great Confucious one stated and rightly so, being so relevant in the case of laying significant emphasis on antenatal health so that disease processes affecting the mother and the child can be diagnosed early enough to reduce the mortality and morbidity associated with it.

It is essentially mandatory to pay a visit to undergo medical surveillance to confirm normal pregnancy, detect abnormal cases like ectopic or missed abortion. It helps detect the exact date of conception for women not knowing the exact last menstrual period, which the key information in diagnosing and managing any growth retardations. These antenatal visits which also involve important laboratory tests and other investigations, help conjugate essential information. The Rh-factor is an important with Rh negative mothers who need essential counselling. These tests help monitor several factors like iron content, blood sugar, HIV presence, any other sexually transmitted disease like VDRL, jaundice.

Any case of past or family history of genetic disease needs to be mentioned during your visit to the gynecologist. Women with recurrent abortion need special assistance from the doctor in the form of physiological assistance coupled with essential doses of progesterone, aspirin, heparin to name a few which need to be administered to the mother to improve the pregnancy outcome.

Proper counselling provided during medical surveillance involve correct diet with multivitamin supplements undertaking, the correct weight gain process, avoiding stressful, toxic induced work environment and travel tips. As what one consumes directly reaches the foetus, information about which drugs are safe and how much and if necessary are provided during these visits. Avoiding coitus, pressurized air travel, jerky rides on vehicles and strenuous exercise are advised during the initial months of pregnancy.

A sonography in the initial stages help detection of twin pregnancies, abnormal foetus and various anomalies if detected early, effective solutions can be undertaken. Women with high blood pressure or family history of blood pressure, diabetes, hyperthyroid and hypothyroid are in need of specialised counselling. Levels of thyroid and blood sugar are needed to be normalised before trying for a child or during pregnancy. Alcohol intake is harmful and control of obesity coupled with bed rest, yoga, dietary sodium restriction, fish oils, folic acids, vitamins C, E, B6 and arginine supplements are always suggested.

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