Monday, April 26, 2010

3 Best Tips on Choosing a Great Doctor

These 3 best tips will help you choose a great doctor. It is rare these days to find useful Websites that give unbiased doctor reviews. This means it is very difficult to find great doctor. These 5 best tips should help.
  1. Look for a doctor who has gone to a good medical school, and done additional training. If this is not provided on their Website, or the Website of your insurance provider, call the doctor office and ask the front desk person.
  2. When you call a doctor office and talk to the front desk person, you can already tell a lot. If they are happy and helpful, there is a better chance the doctor is running the office in a positive, effective manner.
  3. Use your gut feelings. If you get a bad feeling from the front desk person, or any employees in the office on your first visit, you may want to choose another doctor office.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Tips on Treating Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic Arthritis can be quite a painful disease. I'm a person with Psoriatic Arthritis and have taken quite a number or internal and external treatments for the disease. In my experience, shots and pills can help but the person taking them needs to be in good shape without having any allergic reactions. The older or weaker the person taking the medication, the more chances there are if having issues.

My preference in dealing with Psoriatic Arthritis has been a more natural approach. When I see any joint first swelling up, I know to being precautions. These precautions include improving my diet, adding more healthy vegetables to my diet, and getting rest. For me, caffeine and chocolate can certainly flare up Psoriatic Arthritis.

I also find it useful to lower my stress level to deal with Psoriatic Arthritis. I'm not talking about just watching some TV or sleeping longer. I'm talking about finding the true times one really relaxes and making sure to maximize those times. Stress, in my opinion, is the biggest trigger of Psoriatic Arthritis and Psoriasis.

Diet can certainly flare up Psoriatic Arthritis, but rest and stress are the largest factors.

In terms of medical treatment, of course it is best to talk to a doctor to see what is the safest Psoriatic Arthritis treatment to try. Or, you can go my route and use LCD cream. LCD cream or ointments are normally used externally for Psoriasis, but I have noticed they do penetrate and help Psoriatic Arthritis.