Pregnancy is a time that comes with both joy and anxiety. While you look forward to welcoming your baby into the world, you also spend a few months doing what you can to protect them. In a healthy pregnancy, the medical imaging service you're most likely to encounter is an ultrasound scan. However, for mums-to-be who are facing ultrasounds and those who may need to use other types of imaging, it's often reassuring to know which ones are safe.
The increase in fatal diseases such as skin cancer in recent years has shed light on an often-sidelined class of medical examination. Skin checks are common in the Australian population, which has one of the world's highest rates of skin cancer. People often find a lot of motivation to undergo skin checks for cancers and other diseases affecting other organs. The following is an outline of the primary reasons which warrant the prioritization of skin checks.
If you're not getting enough folate in your diet, you could end up suffering from folate deficiency. In fact, this can often happen quite quickly since folate cannot be stored, meaning your body needs a constant supply. Folate is a water-soluble vitamin found in many fresh fruits and vegetables – it is also commonly found in fortified cereals. A folate deficiency can cause minor health problems, but the more serious problem is that it can lead to anaemia, a condition in which you don't have enough red blood cells to carry oxygen around the body.
Lower back pain is one of the most common ailments that adults will develop at one time or another. The severity of this back pain can range from mildly uncomfortable to excruciatingly debilitating, depending on how serious the underlying causes are. What most people do not realise is that this back pain can be self-inflicted due to personal lifestyle choices. Luckily, this also means that you could prevent it if you know what to be wary of.
Early in 2017, a British study at University College London indicated that using MRIs during the early stages of prostate cancer diagnosis could increase accuracy and reduce the number of biopsies needed. While this study shines a spotlight on MRIs, it doesn't mean the medical world is quite ready to ditch other diagnostic techniques just yet. For those who are facing the prospect of a prostate cancer diagnosis, understanding the difference between CT scans and MRIs is important.
When you are pregnant it's important not just to eat more than you have been eating previously but also that you are eating the right types of food to make sure that you and the baby stay healthy. Having a healthy diet and not eating the wrong foods can help to keep you feeling comfortable and happy throughout your pregnancy and ensure the best outcomes for you and the baby. This blog has some nutrition advice from parents and health professionals so that you can have a healthy diet throughout you pregnancy journey and includes details on where to get specific advice if you need more help.