Our health care clinic has been in operation for 80 years, and some of our patients have been coming here since they were children. We pride ourselves on providing balanced medical care that looks at all aspects of a patient's wellbeing, including their mood, mental health, social connection as well as their physical health. As many of our patients are older, we've become specialists in geriatric care and help patients to stay at home as long as possible. We find that happy and connected seniors tend to be healthy. Our blog is all about holistic care for older patients in a health care clinic.
26 March 2021
Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, can have a huge detrimental impact on your life. From worrying about where the nearest toilet is to the pain of constipation and bloating, IBS can make it difficult to function in both your personal life and career. One treatment that can help to reduce symptoms for some people is a low-FODMAP diet. What Is the Low-FODMAP Diet? FODMAP stands for fermentable oligo, di, mono-saccharides and polyols.
20 October 2020
Breast cancer is an illness that can affect anyone, but it is much more common in people who have certain genetics. People who have mutations in genes PALB2, BRCA1 and BRCA2 are more likely to develop breast cancer. Genetic screening for these mutations can help people to understand their risk and take appropriate action. Here are three reasons to have genetic screening to see if you have any of the common breast cancer mutations.
20 September 2019
Many people who have irritable bowel syndrome (or IBS, as it is commonly known) make the following mistakes when they go through phases of struggling to keep the symptoms of their condition under control. Continuing to eat restaurant meals When a person with IBS experiences a flare-up, during which their symptoms get more severe and harder to control, they will sometimes continue to eat restaurant meals. Most people who do this believe that if they stick to items on the menu that don't feature their trigger foods (i.
29 May 2018
Merely hearing the word 'cancer' sends chills down most people's spines. That's why it can be devastating to find out that your thyroid glands have cancerous cells. When one is diagnosed with thyroid cancer, they will go through treatment to get rid of the cancerous cells and prevent them from spreading to adjacent parts of the body. However, before the commencement of treatment, you have to undergo consultation so that you can discuss the condition and possible treatment methods with the doctor.
27 February 2018
Summer is coming to an end, and that means winter is on its way! During the nasty 2017 flu season, 90% of the deaths recorded were in patients aged 65 or older. The government has already announced an enhanced flu vaccine to be made available for free to the over-65s, but it is important that your parent receives urgent medical attention if they get ill with the flu. The faster the intervention, the greater their odds of survival.