We often feel it quite an inconvenience to wait for hours to visit a doctor in the UK – however, it pales in comparison to Sub-Saharan Africa. When we feel irked to have to wait an hour or so, those in the African continent may have to travel a day to see a practitioner.
And that’s not just it, in the UK we have a ratio of 280:1 people to doctors, the USA has around 330: 1, however in countries like Kenya it can be upwards of 50,000:1. Ideally, cutting this figure is paramount. However, doctors take time, money and infrastructure to train and in the short and even medium term this is not a reality.
Taking medications on a consistent basis can be quite difficult—especially for those who have never done so in the past. Individuals who are new to medication use often require extensive training and instruction to ensure optimal compliance. This is especially true when it comes to Actos, an important medication commonly used in the management of type II diabetes. Diabetic patients who have been encouraged to use Actos should first have a basic understanding of the product itself, how it is taken, and its side effects. Learning how to manage missed dosages is also important for those who will be taken Actos on a regular basis.
What is Actos?
Also known as pioglitazaone, Actos is an oral medication used to manage blood sugar—or glucose—levels in type II diabetic patients. While many type II diabetics fare quite well with the use of Actos alone, others may require additional assistance from insulin injections or other oral medications. In most cases, individuals who have been diagnosed with type I diabetes will not benefit from the use of Actos. Those who have more questions about this medication may want to consider consultation with a clinical pharmacist experienced in the field of diabetes management.
There are plenty of reasons why you might be thinking about taking oral contraceptives. Perhaps you want a form of birth control that is easy to take and hassle-free. Maybe you want to try oral contraceptives to control your acne, or maybe you just need to regulate your cycles. Whatever the reason, you should know that there are lots of brands out there. Below are some advantages and disadvantages of Yaz that can help you determine whether it’s a safe choice for you.
These days, humans are living longer and longer lives. While some experts believe that these extensions are primarily related to improvements in medications and invasive therapies, embracing a healthier lifestyle is also a likely factor. Individuals who want to increase the length and quality of their life should consider starting a regular exercise program, following a healthy diet, getting adequate amounts of sleep each night, and managing stress in an effective manner. For more information on healthy living philosophies, consultation with a physician or expert in the field may be beneficial.
It’s amazing how often people need to get implants of some sort to help them heal from an injury or ailment. Now-a-days they make implants for just about every part of the body (so a bionic man might be possible!) and below is a list of the 10 most common implants used today along with some insight on what the implants are and how they’re used to help the patient.
To my surprise I actually can pair up people I know with every, single implant on this list! That must mean they’re very common. How many do you recognize? If you have any experience with one of these medical implants and wish to share your story please send us an email at email@example.com.
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