June 6 2019
High blood pressure, or hypertension, rarely has noticeable symptoms. But if untreated, it increases your risk of serious problems such as heart attacks and strokes.
May 28 2019
Cataract surgery is the most common procedure carried out by the NHS, with around 400,000 operations a year.It is estimated that around 2.5 million people aged
May 16 2019
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre Teresa Anthony explained: “Most cataracts form as part of the natural ageing process.
May 15 2019
When the mere mention of the inevitable end can stir up uncomfortable emotions, there rarely feels like a right time to bring it up. However, having these conversations before we have to have them, gives those around us the opportunity to air their fears, concerns, thoughts or wishes openly and in a relaxed environment.
May 9 2019
A food allergy reaction can range from a blocked nose or hives, to vomiting or difficulty breathing, to anaphylaxis. These reactions happen after eating a particular food that causes the immune system to mount an attack against the ‘enemy’ food. When this food is consumed again, the antibodies previously created will trigger and kick-start the allergic reaction.
May 2 2019
Only one in five people wash their hands with soap after going to the toilet. Many of those people will then go on to eat or prepare food for themselves or others leading to contamination and running the risk of causing illnesses such as food poisoning and flu.
April 29 2019
Having a new hip or knee doesn’t mean that you have to give up on your garden.We are a nation of keen gardeners.
April 24 2019
White Coat Syndrome, also known as White Coat Hypertension or the White Coat Effect, describes a patient experiencing high blood pressure and anxiety when
April 24 2019
Can’t get outside to enjoy the garden, or don’t have one? There’s always another way to flex those green fingers.
April 18 2019
Easter doesn’t have to mean saying yes to eating everything. It also doesn’t mean you have to say no to everything either.