5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor to See if You Are on the Same Page

Many people look for the closest doctor, the most recommended doctor, or the doctor with the best credentials. They view doctors as interchangeable professionals who simply have varying degrees of experience and expertise.   As such, the doctor who is best for one must be best for another. Unfortunately, in the world of medicine, there are many decisions which must be made based on opinion and interpretation, which means experience may not be the best determining factor in finding the right doctor for you. So to be sure you and your doctor are on the same page, here are 5 questions to ask.

What happens if you have an emergency after hours or while the doctor is unavailable? This is a question about the doctor’s practice, more than anything. But understanding what happens in emergency situations or in situations when the doctor isn’t available is important. Unless you are sure you …

6 Great Home Remedies for Joint Pain

Joint pain can knock even the toughest guy out of commission for an extended period of time. It is painful, annoying, and can be difficult to combat without medical assistance. And while joint pain can sometimes be a symptom of an underlying issue, it can also often be easily cured with home remedies. Here are 6 home remedies you should try for joint pain.

Epsom Salt Soak – Epsom salts are high in magnesium and sulfates, which help to reduce inflammation and relieve pain. Mixing two cups of Epsom salt in a warm bath will have an immediate effect. Soak for at least 20 minutes for the best effect.

Alternate Heat and Ice – Start with heat, hold it on the joint which hurts for twenty minutes, then switch to an ice pack for twenty minutes. This process of alternating heat and cold will help bring immediate pain relief.

Exercise

6 Ways to Cut Down Acid Reflux

Everyone deals with acid reflux from time to time. But if you deal with it on a regular basis – be it daily, multiple times a week, or even a few times a month, there might be something you are doing to bring this on, or there might be a simple solution to reduce or eliminate this issue. Below are six helpful ways to cut down acid reflux if you suffer from it regularly.

Avoid Trigger Foods – This is the most obvious solution, yet it can be one of the hardest to do. For some, it is simply a love of food, for others, it is an inability to determine the triggers. The easiest way to find out which foods cause problems for you is by keeping a food journal. If you notice a pattern in when you get symptoms relative to when you eat a specific food, then …