Holly Simmons

When I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis ten years ago, I struggled to come to terms with the diagnosis and what it meant for my future. I started this blog to connect with and encourage others living with this condition. I share my personal journey and blog about the lifestyle changes I have made and alternative treatments I have tried over the years, including herbal medicine, acupuncture and homeopathy. You'll also find posts about new treatments that are becoming available and products, such as mobility aids and adapted kitchen utensils, I've tried. I hope you enjoy my blog and find it useful.

Holly Simmons

What’s the Difference Between Gout and Pseudogout?

19 April 2019
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Health & Medical , Blog

If you're having problems with one or more of your joints, then your doctor may have eliminated some conditions, leaving others in the mix like gout. Your doctor may think that you might be suffering from either regular gout or pseudogout but isn't exactly sure which condition you have. What's the difference between the two? Gout and Pseudogout Similarities Both gout and pseudogout are types of arthritis. These conditions typically affect the body's joints.
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Reliable Tips for Picking the Right Acupuncturist

20 February 2019
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog

Physio or physiotherapy is a practice that helps assess, maintain and restore the performance and physical function of the human body. It covers a huge array of health issues and physios can use different techniques depending on your health problem. One of the effective techniques physios use is acupuncture. If you haven't had acupuncture before, searching for a suitable acupuncturist can be challenging. Perhaps you aren't sure about alternative treatment methods and need a professional who can assure you that acupuncture is suitable for your problem.
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Two situations in which you should book an appointment at your local women’s health care clinic

4 January 2019
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If you are a woman and you find yourself in one of these situations, you should book an appointment with your local women's health care clinic as soon as possible. Your menstruation cramps have become unbearably painful Many women experience painful cramps when they menstruate. However, in most cases, the pain caused by these cramps can be alleviated by taking over-the-counter medications such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen, or by applying heat (in the form of a hot water bottle) to the pelvic region.
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The Various Kinds of Medical Imaging Available

26 November 2018
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog

Although medical imaging has been employed for decades, there has been an assortment of technological advancements that have made it increasingly precise. Through medical imaging, there is now a vast range of diseases that can be diagnosed and treated. Not to mention the added benefit that medical imaging offers in the form of monitoring, which is key for managing some health conditions from cancer to broken bones. One thing you may not know about medical imaging is that the processes also employ the use of radiation.
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3 Things You Can Do to Help Your Doctor

10 October 2018
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If you are planning to visit your GP, it is important you keep in mind the different things you can do to make sure that you work well with them. This won't just make your life easier; it will also help other people who also want to see the doctor. Read on to find out more. Try to arrive early This might sound obvious; however, a lot of people like to try to turn up at the surgery just as their appointment is supposed to begin.
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About Me
Living With Multiple Sclerosis

When I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis ten years ago, I struggled to come to terms with the diagnosis and what it meant for my future. I started this blog to connect with and encourage others living with this condition. I share my personal journey and blog about the lifestyle changes I have made and alternative treatments I have tried over the years, including herbal medicine, acupuncture and homeopathy. You'll also find posts about new treatments that are becoming available and products, such as mobility aids and adapted kitchen utensils, I've tried. I hope you enjoy my blog and find it useful.

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