IUI is a form of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). IUI is used as a way to assist couples who are having difficulties conceiving. It involves placing sperm into the uterus, using a special catheter. There are a few ways to prepare the sperm, this article will break it down. Why are Sperm Prepared as Part…

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blog cover post about abdominal migraines

What are Abdominal Migraines? Abdominal migraines are a common cause of chronic and recurrent abdominal pain in children. It is characterised by moderate to severe abdominal pain. The pain can be localized to the midline or around the belly button for some. For others, the pain may be diffuse and migratory. Are Abdominal Migraines an…

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Concussions are caused by mechanical forces, usually from trauma to the head and brain. Concussions are usually from blunt force and or rotational forces. Surprisingly, various lifestyle modifications can be made to either minimize the incidence of concussion or the severity of concussion. To learn how we treat concussion at absolute health and Wellness, please…

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A concussion describes a mild, traumatic brain injury, but there’s alot of confusion around who can actually diagnose it. The concussion itself is the initial impact or injury. The symptoms that persist afterwards are referred to as Post Concussion Syndrome. Learn more about concussions here. Various healthcare providers are trained and qualified to manage specific…

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picture of blog post about curcumin and it's effects on concussion

Curcumin is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. These properties make curcumin a mainstay in the management of traumatic brain injuries such as concussion. When you come to Absolute Health and Wellness, our approach to dealing with concussion is simple: we aim to reduce inflammation and oxidation within the brain. Treatment is usually quite conservative, and…

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Bones of the pelvis with pelvic floor highlighted in yellow

When our muscles are healthy and strong, they work silently, allowing us to function without thinking about it. Our pelvic floor muscles are no different; for a more in-depth look at pelvic floor function and anatomy, click here. Until recently, we believed it was normal to have leakage (also known as incontinence) after childbirth or…

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man and woman having to hold the urge to pee

Continence is defined as the ability to hold in and let out urine under voluntary control. This requires a properly working central nervous system, lower urinary tract, and pelvic floor. To learn more about pelvic floor anatomy, click here. Incontinence is when one or more of these systems are not functioning properly, leading to involuntary…

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3d skeleton with back pain with pelvic floor highlighted

Low back pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal conditions; up to 80% of people will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. There are many causes of low back pain, and most respond well to conventional treatment including orthopedic physiotherapy, chiropractic, and/or massage. In many cases low back pain arises…

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bottle of medications that have fallen over, with text bubble saying acid blockers aren't meant for long term use

I often see patients who have been taking acid blockers long term, not realizing they were only meant and designed for short term use. This article will shed light on the evidence that acid blockers must not be used long term. What Are Acid Blockers? Acid blockers work by reducing stomach acid production. Acid is…

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male model with hole showing stomach underneath the skin with text bubble saying acid reflux isn't from too much stomach acid

Many patients suffering from GERD or acid reflux are on acid blocking medications. When I tell them their symptoms aren’t necessarily due to overproduction of acid, they look surprised. Acid blockers help with the symptoms, but in most cases, it doesn’t address the underlying issue; in all cases, they must not be used long term.…

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