May
25, 2017
Online Doctor Consultation By doctoroo
What are the symptoms of constipation? Constipation refers to the difficulty in passing bowel motions. The motions of a person suffering from constipation are not normal and less frequent and the stools are difficult to pass from the body. This physical condition can be identified by a reduction in the frequency of bowel movements. It is believed that constipation arises without daily bowel movement. However, it is important to note that frequency of bowel movement differs between different people. What Causes Constipation? Bowel movement is the final stage of digestion. Food processing begins in the stomach and travels to the small intestine and then into the large intestine. Constipation occurs due to the indigestible residue of the ingested food, bacteria and water. Foods rich in fiber or roughage are very important for the human body and can prevent difficult digestion and any bowel movement obstruction. The muscles placed in the walls of the large intestine pushes contents entered in the body to move towards the rectum. Rich in fiber foods make it easier for these contents to move out of the body. In the colon, bulky feces stretch the walls of the colon triggering the peristaltic waves. These waves slow down through the colon and then may become drier and harder. A diet of high fiber will produce feces and retaining some water would be helpful to make them remain soft in the body. A person’s diet is the main factor contributing to constipation. Even lower fluid intake, may lead to an increase in the amount of water being absorbed by the feces. What complications occur due to Constipation? A diet low in fiber may cause constipation which can be a serious issue. Long-term constipation with straining is one of the major reasons of the development of hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are very common in western countries whereas it appears less common in countries where high fiber diets are consumed. Overuse of laxatives may cause long term difficulties which may work by stimulating the bowel into action by improving bowel movements. The continuous use of medicine may affect muscles in the colon walls and can lead to nerve damage. Pronounced pain along with the bloating sensation of the abdomen may accompany constipation which results in the immediate need of a doctor. Constipation Treatment Diet: Fiber is helpful in stimulating the bowel which is a simple and effective step in improving bowel motion. More people are consuming a large amount of fast food due to its convenience. These foods usually have low levels of fiber and do not include fresh fruit, vegetables or wholemeal breads which are helpful in regulating bowel movement. Also, fast foods do not contain important vitamins and trace elements which maintain a person’s general health. Increasing water intake is also certainly helpful to ease constipation. Exercise: Exercise stimulates the muscles in the colon which speed up the passage that stools pass and prevents people from becoming dehydrated. Exercise is healthy for the human body so one must spend an hour brisk walking, swimming or even spending some time with nature. Treatments available for Constipation Laxatives: If attempting diet or exercise routine changes fail, laxatives may be beneficial for the human body to a certain extent. Several types of laxatives can help improve overall symptoms. The benefits of laxatives can be easily obtained as they consist of these ingredients: Isapghula: This is a bulk-forming laxative which adds fiber to stools and increases their size which makes it easier to pass through the bowel. It is a mild and good option to consider as it can also be a safe option to use on a regular basis. It passes through the bowel without even being absorbed as bulk-forming laxatives are the best fiber supplements. Lactulose: This is considered to be an osmotic laxative which works by holding more water in feces and making stools softer and easier to pass. People may start to experience the effects within 48 hours of use. Senna & Bisacodyl: These stimulant laxatives work by adding speed to muscular contractions in the bowel and work faster than bulk-forming and osmotic laxatives. They must be consumed before bed time to achieve bowel movement the next morning. These products are recommended to be taken only for a few days because over-use can reduce the muscle contractor of the gut. It may even make constipation worse. Liquid Paraffin: This is classed as a lubricant laxative which works by softening the stool to make it easier to pass by avoiding the further absorption of liquids by the colon. Being oily in nature, some essential nutrients and vitamins are bound by it and prevent it from being absorbed by the body. If consumed by the lungs, it may cause pneumonia. This laxative is not recommended due the problems it may cause.
December
20, 2017
Online Doctor Consultation By doctoroo
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January
01, 2018
Online Doctor Consultation By doctoroo
You consult a doctor when you are not in the best of your health, which means it is not expected of you to be much focused and concentrated clear communication is not possible for you. But this is the only time when you have to clearly explain to the doctor about the issues you are facing with your health. This also has to happen in a limited time of consultation so there are certain points that you can prepare for in advance to make the best use of the consultation time allotted to you. Online doctor consultation through Doctoroo have excellent track record of patient satisfaction in Australia. These points are valid for an online doctor  as well. Gender: A doctor whether it be a male or a female in the end is a doctor. You should not hesitate to share your issues with your doctor as sometimes a male doctor can be a gynecologist while a female doctor could be urologist. Just remember that a doctor is a trained professional and fir him or her you are just a patient in need of professional care. Make a note of important points beforehand. Considering your health condition it is possible that you might forget one or two important things you wanted to ask to the doctor so make a list of all of your question that cover everything. Be Honest and do not hesitate to ask You have to be completely honest with your doctor and tell them everything as lack of information may result in a poor diagnosis and treatment. Telling the doctor everything, even your past medical history will help them devise the best treatment plan and help you recover faster. If you have any doubts do not hesitate to ask the doctor. Your consultation entitles you to any and every question to be answered. Seeing a Doctors online can be quite intimidating as this process is relatively new but if you have a clear idea about what you are suppose to do and what you are suppose to get out of it will keep you stress free. Doctors at Doctoroo are very open-minded and friendly in their demeanor who will attend to their patients with kindness and care. So before visiting a doctor online or in person just make sure of the above points and make the best of your time with them.
January
06, 2018
Online Doctor Consultation By doctoroo
Online medical consultation also known as Telehealth or Telemedicine has in one way or the other become a boon to the needy populace. The need to travel long distances for basic healthcare is one of the reasons that is turning people to online doctor consultation. For the chronically ill patients, for those who want a follow-up examination, and for a periodical consultation, seeing a doctor online is like the best option as it is fast, efficient and cheaper. The first step for any ailment is to consult a doctor. Most of the online doctor consultation services have been conceived to help people discuss and consult a doctor from the comfort of home. The benefits of this facility are numerous. Anyone facing a health issue which is not an emergency can avail of this facility Doctoroo in Australia. Benefits of Online Doctor Consultation Online doctor consultation providers give immediate response. The Medical Health Officer hears your complaint and responds to the situation. Please note that these services should not be called upon when immediate emergency attention is needed like in case of an accident or and heart attack There are no location boundaries for online doctor consultation. You can consult the doctor of your choice irrespective of his or your location, or the day or time At Doctoroo, one of the leading online consultation providers, doctors are available for online consultation 24×7. You don’t have to wait for consultation days or hours. You can call them the moment you start feeling unwell. Virtual consultation is when you can see and talk to your doctor through video calls. You can talk to your doctor; hear his advice with a feeling of personal involvement. Economy is an important part of healthcare. With online consultation you are settled in your own comfort zone saving the travel expenses. Moreover, with all the services provided under one roof including online doctor consultation, diagnostics, and prescription of medication, it is certainly economical. Another major benefit of online consultation is that your medical history and records are stored online for easy future reference. You have access to investigation reports, primary care and even medicines at your home. With an online consultation, taking a second medical opinion would be very easy. By consulting a doctor who treats with a different approach, it is possible for a patient to get a second opinion in case the first consultation was a physical visit. You can also get a second opinion even if you’re satisfied with your first doctor’s advice, just to be on the safer side. We technologies advancing and everything going mobile, having healthcare going mobile too is a great boon for places and regions where it is difficult to bring healthcare due to geographical and other reasons. The modern age is more pro health and if used right can help cure everyone no matter wherever they are.
January
16, 2018
Online Doctor Consultation By doctoroo
Heartburn is very common during pregnancy and statistics show more than 50% of women get heartburns during pregnancy. Heartburn mostly is common in women who are in the second or third trimester of pregnancy. It is advisable not to try any unsafe method to try to cure it as this might affect your baby’s health. Consulting an online doctor will be a fast way for curing heartburn and provide relief sooner. Let’s have a look at some safe ways that you can try out to cure or prevent heartburns. Eat smaller meals If you are suffering for morning sickness eating less might not be a problem for you. If you have a good appetite, stuffing yourself to brim will cause you heartburn, pregnancy or no pregnancy. So avoid over eating and divide your 3 square meals into 5-6 smaller meals. Go slow When you are eating take smaller portions to chew and chew well before swallowing. Eating too fast and stuffing yourself leads to heartburn as well. Avoid spicy foods Esophageal sphincter is a muscle in your digestive tract that tends to get relaxed by spicy food. This relaxation increases the chances of heartburns. Friend or other loaded foods do the same. Stay hydrated It has been proven that drinking while eating causes acid reflux very often. Heartburn itself is usually caused by an acid reflux from the stomach. Rather than drinking a big glass of milk with dinner, you may be better off just sipping liquids during meals. Try to get most of your fluid intake by drinking beverages between, rather than during, meals. Keep Head and upper Chest elevated while sleeping. Heartburn is caused when the food you ate comes back as an acid reflux when you are horizontally inclined on your bed. Place your head at a higher level by using pillows for preventing heartburns. Consider antacids If any of the above lifestyle changes are not helping antacids containing calcium or magnesium are safe to consume during pregnancies. Try avoiding antacids with aluminum in it as this might cause constipation or even be toxic at high dosage. If none of the above help consider an opinion from an  online doctor for fast recovery.
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