Online Doctors: Should You Trust Them?

Online Doctors: Should You Trust Them?

Doctors Of Varied Sorts And The New Online Doctor Trend

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The word “doctor” onjures up tall scary men in white suits but as we’ll soon see the word doctor is being used quite interchangeably and the internet has added a whole new element.

Historically known as a person licensed to give out medicine and various treatments the word doctor is beginning to be used interchangeably in many other fields as well.

For example, with some quick online searching you can find all sorts of online doctors; everything from your traditional arthritis doctor and pc spyware doctors too. It seems you can almost find a doctor who has specialized into nearly every field imaginable.

Let’s look a bit further into doctors online. Without too much trouble you’ll find doctors and health professionals on the internet that you can ask health and medical questions.

Their replies are meant to be educational in purpose and shouldn’t be considered personal medical care. Sometimes responses are answered via email, but most often answers are posted on a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page or a bulletin board type forum. This gives everyone the ability to search, view, and therefore, benefit from the information.

You’ll also find a few live question and answer chat sessions. If you can’t make the scheduled chat time, many of the sites will allow you to post your question ahead of time and return later to view the details of the chat and see if your question had been brought up and answered.

Let’s now define the word doctor. According to dictionary.com a doctor is:

1. A person, especially a physician, dentist, or veterinarian, trained in the healing arts and licensed to practice. 2. a. A person who has earned the highest academic degree awarded by a college or university in a specified discipline. b. A person awarded an honorary degree by a college or university. 3. Abbr. Dr. Used as a title and form of address for a person holding the degree of doctor. 4. Roman Catholic Church. An eminent theologian. 5. A practitioner of folk medicine or folk magic. 6. A rig or device contrived for remedying an emergency situation or for doing a special task. 7. Any of several brightly colored artificial flies used in fly fishing.

Acquiring a traditional doctor’s degree requires many years of preparation and devotion. People usually join the medical colleges at the age of 19 and graduate at the age of 25.

Once they get through the exams the physicians ultimately start their career at age 28 or 29 years as they begin their internship of 3 years. With the internet now widely available people can now study online as well. But do extensive research and study their authenticity before admitting yourself to any online colleges.

There are different types of traditional doctors specializing in different fields. Here are just a few:

Chiropractor: One who is especially skilled in precise focus on bones, muscles and soft tissue alignment. They usually adopt the techniques of physical therapy, massage therapy to heal different skeletal injuries and muscular imbalances.

Dentist: The Dentist is well trained in diagnostic of oral cavity.

Gynecologists: A Gynecologist is a doctor who is engaged in treatments of women regarding their reproductive and hormonal problems.

Pediatricians: Pediatricians are doctors specializing to treat infants, children and teenagers.

Homeopath: These Doctors are trained in homeopathic medicine. They use the Homeopathic medicines for the remedies of different diseases. Homeopathic medicines have no side effects like the allopathic medicines.

Ophthalmologist: Experts in treating the eyes. They often work in combination with Optometrists.

Optometrist: Optometrists are skilled in testing the visual acuteness and fitting correct lenses to increase vision.

Cardiologist: Specialists who takes care of the heart and related diseases.

Psychiatrist: Psychiatrists are trained with special treatments on emotional disturbance patients.

Other types include skin specialists, orthopedics (bone), neurologist (nerve), eurologist (kidney), and the list goes on and on as

It seems definition 2. a. from above is beginning to be used more frequently to give people the impression that a certain person, product or service knows more than others about a particular topic.

The computer industry is just one example. Software called PC Doctor or spyware doctor gives the impression that these programs will help fix the problem being experienced by the patient or customer really. A bit of a play on words for sure since even the definition points to an actual person rather than a product.

We hope this article has been educational and possibly a tad enlightening regarding the various types of doctors and the online doctors trend that has taken place with the internet.

 

 

Online Doctors: Should You Trust Them?

About Under The Arm Breast Augmentation

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Under the arm breast augmentation helps increase the size and shape of the breast. Women undergo this under the arm breast augmentation for several reasons.

The breast augmentation surgery helps make the breast in correct shape with the body ad gives self esteem to them. It even reduces the volume of the breast after pregnancy. The breast augmentation enlarges or reshapes the breast, which has lost its original shape due to breast feeding and aging.

Under the arm breast augmentation involves the placement of saline behind the breast tissue or under the chest wall. It is similar to the method of breast implantation. But the reasons differ.

Women who want to perk up their previously shapely breasts (which may have fallen due to pregnancy/breastfeeding, or just due to age and activity levels) are most likely to benefit from this method. Before the under the arm breast augmentation, initial consultation must be done with reputed plastic surgeon, certified by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Read more about breast health and other fashion, health and beauty issues in today’s related articles

 

 

Online Doctors: Should You Trust Them?

Should You or Shouldn’t You? Factors in Deciding on Cosmetic Surgery

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Various forms of cosmetic surgery exist today. All have the aim of altering the physical appearance of an individual. An implicit – sometimes explicit – part of this alteration, change or transformation is the individual’s image of themselves as well; not only how they see themselves, but how they see themselves seen by the people around them. For this reason, there are two elements at stake in cosmetic surgery: the physical and the psychological.

Valid advertisements of cosmetic surgery do not represent themselves as the be all and end all. They allow the individual to understand that it’s a complex process with many factors to consider. Even a simple goal like having a smoother stomach, can become complicated by the various procedures available.

Even then, the range of techniques. In the end, a consultation is always recommended, with a review of the various options available. As well, the attendant risks. What follows is an attempt to acquaint the reader with some of the issues regarding the procedures available. It does not explore what – if any – legal restrictions there may be depending upon where the procedure is done. For example, in Canada, there are can be regulations regarding the use of silicone in prosthetic devices, namely breast implants. The reader should also try to acquaint themselves with whatever follow-up or check-ups are necessary after the fact.

General vs. local anesthetic

If a general anesthetic is used, it is usually performed in a hospital setting. There are certain risks associated with any kind of procedure involving a general anesthetic. Regardless, a hospital stay is normally required. In contrast, a local anesthetic usually carries fewer risks and hospitalization is not required.

In-patient vs. out-patient

For the in-patient, a hospital stay is in part meant to ensure that any potential complications that can arise from the procedure can be dealth with immediately. As well, the individual will likely require a certain amount of rest and recovery in a hospital setting. In contrast, the out-patient can go home after the procedure should no complications arise. Regardless, having a qualified physician performing the procedure in a sterile, controlled setting is critical.

The health of the individual

The individual should be in good general health. Procedures like liposuction and tummy tucks are not meant for the purpose of weight loss as much as what’s known as body contouring. Also, pregnancy can be a factor in precluding one from most procedures.

What you should avoid

  • Smoking a few weeks before and after the procedure. This is because smoking affects the blood’s circulation and can hamper the body’s ability to heal.
  • Excessive exercise, dieting and heavy physical acitivity after the procedure. Again, this can affect the individual’s ability to recover. The former two should also be avoided prior to the procedure.
  • Certain types of medication can also seriously affect your ability to recover. For example, anticoagulants should be avoided if undergoing liposuction.

 

Online Doctors: Should You Trust Them?

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