When visiting a doctor in Dubai as an expat sometimes we feel the need of a second opinion, just to reassure ourselves but don’t know where to go.
In America there is a growing service for Modern doctor house calls, which is an online virtual consultation via Skype chat that gives a fast diagnosis. What you do is type in your symptoms, add a credit card number and within a short amount of time a doctor appears on your screen via Skype, looks you over, asks some questions and in minutes makes a diagnosis. Read more
1) People with diabetes need to go on a special diet during Ramadan
Myth! The good news is if you are already following a balanced diet, as is recommended for everyone, living with Type 2 diabetes or not, then there is a big chance that you do not have to change the ingredients of your diet. In fact you should eat as you normally do, with the only difference being the time you eat your meals, rather than quantity or type of food consumed.
It is very important that anyone living with Type 1 diabetes understands that they are at a higher risk compared to those with Type 2 diabetes when fasting during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
In general, people living with Type 1 diabetes are strongly advised to not fast during Ramadan.
Anyone living with diabetes should consult their doctor before deciding to fast. Read more
Dentists in Dubai are plentiful. Just take a drive along Jumeirah Beach Road and you will witness building after building with sign boards advertising clinics with dentists, and orthodontists. The best way of finding a dentist in this town is by recommendation from friends and work colleagues. Prices vary a lot so it is best to shop around. The most expensive is not necessarily the best it may just be that they are having to pay very high rents for their location.
Fortunately, as Dubai is such a cosmopolitan city it attracts Dentists from all around the world bringing in expertise and new techniques so no resident in Dubai need have bad teeth.
We have put together a list of some of the dentists in town that have been recommended to us! Read more
Moving to a new country can be very stressful for all members of the family and sometimes it is good to discuss your anxieties and emotions with a professional who will hopefully develop strategies and solutions to get you through. Clinical Psychologists will be a licensed health professional with the clinical knowledge to understand, prevent, and relieve psychologically based distress or dysfunction aiding you with your well-being and personal development.
Many centres also offer assessments for ADHD, Learning Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders and other neurological or neurodevelopmental disorders.
Expat Echo Dubai have put together a list of clinics with Psychologists. Read more
The baby might not have arrived yet, but it is still a good idea to think about the first time at home with a newborn. Arriving home with a newborn you will find yourself catapulted into a whole new existence of apparently non-stop tasks and routine, that can seem rather overwhelming. With a new baby around, you may need parenting support and postnatal care. Here is a list of where to seek professional help and advice in Dubai. We hope you find something that will suit your needs. Read more