Having blood drawn or providing a urine or stool sample may not be a pleasant experience for many of us. Chances are high that you may feel your heart racing, knots in your stomach, or palms sweating. This is normal as many of us suffer from types of phobias like hemophobia (fear of blood) or trypanophobia (fear of needles). Regardless if you experience any of these issues while going for a test, it is one of those necessary evils as they are an important part of the standard and preventive health care, which can provide important information to your healthcare practitioner about how your body is working. Here are some general tips on how to cope with pain, discomfort, and anxiety during the sample collection and make the experience less stressful.
For most people, having blood taken is an easy and relatively painless job; for some, it may be an unpleasant experience and make their vision swim. Regardless of whether having your blood drawn is no big issue or a major problem for you, our latest blog post discusses some quick tips and tricks that might help you to stay calm during a blood test.
Sometimes, somewhere you must have got bouts of hiccups. It is troublesome and annoying. They are usually for a limited period, but continued episodes/bouts of hiccups, however, may indicate an underlying pathologic disorder and calls for immediate medical attention. There are few home remedies as well that can be attempted to get rid of hiccups. but that is for self-limited hiccups and not for the chronic ones.
The author wants to put a disclaimer that the purpose of this article is not to recommend a treatment for hiccups rather provide a few tips and tricks to get rid of hiccups. Treatment of intractable hiccups often involves drug therapy.