Vascular ultrasound is a type of test used to image your blood vessels painlessly. It is usually performed to identify any abnormalities or blockages, blood clots and enlargement of arteries. It can also be used to test whether a particular patient is a good candidate for a vascular treatment and to monitor the success of blood vessel graft or bypass procedures. Some of the areas that this test can be done include the neck, aorta, legs and groin area.
4 December 2018
When something is making you think about the health of your skin rather than the way it looks, you may start considering skin checks. As part of your considerations, you may wonder whether you're one of the people who should get a skin check. Ultimately, everyone should ask a professional to check their skin at some stage. Although not everyone will develop skin cancer, in a culture with lots of UV exposure, each person increases their risk annually.
24 October 2018
One part of menopause that many women forget about is the effect your changing hormone levels have on your muscles. The reduction of estrogen in a woman's body leads to an increased risk of osteoporosis. Weight training helps to strengthen both the muscles and the bones in your body, but hitting the gym to undertake weight training exercises puts your body under a new type of stress. As someone who is about to start working out at the gym again, there are a number of reasons why you must make your first physio appointment now.
14 September 2018
Most people experience minor hearing problems from time to time, with a little bit of difficulty making things out or some ringing in the ears being fairly common. Usually, these issues are nothing to worry about, and they're related to a non-threatening illness or exposure to excessive noise. Because it's important to look after your hearing, it's a good idea to know when you have a problem that warrants an appointment with your GP.
26 July 2018