Whether it’s starting a new job, taking care of family matters, or speaking in front of large groups, we all experience anxiety from time to time; and while this kind of anxiety generally does not affect one’s ability to...
When visiting an emergency room, an RN (Registered Nurse) is often the first point of contact that you will have with a medical professional. Aside from emergency rooms, RNs can be found in many different healthcare facilities – such as...
Hair Loss

Hair Loss

Did you know the average person has approximate 100,000 strands of hair on their head and sheds at least 50 to 100 strands each day? Hair loss affects individuals of all ages. It’s also a natural part of the aging...
Constipation is a common condition that affects thousands of patients. When you have constipation, this means that there is an inability to pass stools on a regular basis or you are unable to empty your bowels completely. With constipation your...
As of 2014, nearly 16 percent (just over 6 million) of Canadians were made up of geriatric patients aged 65 or older. By 2030, that number is expected to rise by 7 percent to 9.5 million seniors, making them...
If you’ve ever been faced with a health crisis, the first thing you want to do is find out all there is to know on your diagnosis. To do this, many patients tend to turn to Google for information –...
Cold Intolerance | Dr. Ali Ghahary

Cold Intolerance

Are your hands always cold? Are you unable to get warm no matter how hard you try? You could be cold intolerant, and there may be medical reasons as to why. Feeling cool while outside on a winter day or...
Dr. Ali Ghahary practices at Brentwood Medical Clinic, a combined family practice and walk-in clinic located in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. Along with being able to accurately diagnose and treat common health conditions such as influenza, diabetes, and even...
Fasting is a common practice for different spiritual and religious observances. It is also done for different medical purposes, including blood tests, surgery and other procedures. Below is a look at some of the most common reasons why patients...
Thyroid Awareness Month | Dr. Ali Ghahary

Thyroid Awareness Month

2018 is right around the corner, which means so is the kick-off of Thyroid Awareness Month – an annual campaign that is recognized each year during the entire month of January. What is the Thyroid? The thyroid is a small butterfly-shaped...