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
Fasting during the Holy Month of Ramadan, one of the five pillars of Islam, is compulsory upon every able bodied, healthy Muslim adult. During this time Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. In the UAE the fast this year is up to 15 hours and during the intense summer months.
“The hot, dry days ahead of us for the remainder of Ramadan means those fasting should be extra careful of dehydration. Symptoms such as lethargy, light headedness and excessive sweating should not be ignored as they are the first signs of a heat related illness. In the more extreme cases, muscles twitch and spasm and eventually lead to heatstroke which is potentially fatal,” said Dr. Deepak Janardhanan, Specialist Urologist at Medeor 24×7 Hospital. “When the body’s fluid levels are dangerously low, vessels contract and blood pressure levels drop. The lack of electrolytes in the blood means vital organs do not get blood flow. This can cause fatal irreversible damage as a person can go into a coma.” 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
Art Therapy International Centre (ATIC) is a creative arts therapy centre dedicated to using creative art therapy approaches to help people. This includes arts therapies, play therapy and counselling. We integrate the creative arts with a neuroscience approach.
Our therapists are trained, licensed practitioners that are experienced with working with a wide variety of people from different cultural backgrounds. Our centre is licensed by the Community Development Agency. The Dubai Government Authority.
ATIC sees people with a wide variety of needs, children, adults, families, couples and older people. We also run a variety of group creative art expression programmes and workshops and training. Other specialised areas include addiction, eating disorders, learning difficulties and anxiety/stress management. ATIC’s space includes a private therapy rooms for adults, an art studio and a children’s play and art therapy room. Read more