10 Tips to combat back ache

Back ache is one of the most disabling pains that we could suffer from. It is likely to appear often and it may affect 8 out of every 10 people at some point in life.

There are different types of back ache: from less severe and constant pains to severe back pains that can arise suddenly and which might last for several days or even weeks.

Although a large number of back pains may disappear by themselves, it is advisable that you see your doctor if the pain becomes too acute or lasts more than 3 days with no signs of improving. Tips to prevent back problems The best way to cure a disease is to prevent it. That is why at Best Doctors we would like to provide you with a set of 10 guidelines that will help us to keep our back in top shape: 1. When standing up: a very simple recommendation when it comes to lessening the tension on our back is to place one Read more

What do I ask my doctor?

That is the question. At Best Doctors, we have been trying to encourage a fluent relationship between patients and doctors since we started the blog’s journey quite a few months ago. We believe that communication and commitment from both parties is vital in order to have a comprehensive and shared overview of the patient’s health and for each one of them, patient and health professional, to be in charge of their respective responsibility area.

Today, we would like to go back to this issue again. However, this time we intend to focus on the patient by providing a series of guidelines and recommendations in the form of questions that we believe may be useful when trying to break that invisible barrier that can sometimes take place between patients and physicians. 10 simple questions that can solve many problems A simple question can make patients feel better, help them manage their health problem and, in some specific cases, even save their life. The following is a basic list of the most important questions we can ask our doctor: Read more

New treatments to make life easier for haemophiliacs

Haemophilia is comprised of several bleeding disorders in which the patient’s blood takes too long to clot. It is a very rare disease: Haemophilia A (clotting factor VIII deficiency) affects 1 in 10,000 people worlwide, whereas Haemophilia B (factor IX deficiency) affects 1 in 50,000.

The main symptoms of haemophilia are associated with bleeding episodes. There are cases which are not too severe and therefore might not be diagnosed in the first years of the patient’s life, or at least until the time when an accident takes place, which involves trauma or surgery. It is then when a patient’s clotting problem might be discovered. In cases of severe haemophilia, there is a possible occurrence of spontaneous bleeding in different areas of the patient's body, although such spontaneous bleeding takes place mostly in the joints. What causes haemophilia? When bleeding occurs in our body, a series of processes whose Read more