Every year The World Glaucoma Week takes on a common theme and adapts it to local communities. This creates and effective awareness project relevant to the general population. There are many issues that need to be addressed to try and eliminate glaucoma blindness. The earlier the diagnosis in patients the better. The earlier glaucoma is discovered and treated, it is less likely that a person will become blind. World Glaucoma Week aims to alert members of the wider community of the need to have eye checks at regular intervals. Regular eye checks would ensure earlier detection of glaucoma and heighten…
Next time you feel unwell, please don’t turn to google for help. The internet is a wonderful thing but when it comes to all things medical, only a qualified medical professional can provide you with the best advice.
There is no single reason why someone develops an eating disorder as the influences may be genetic, psychological, environmental, social or biological. However, the latest research shows that eating disorders are much more biologically based than was previously thought.
You will hear from 2 consultant rheumatologists covering arthritis, gout and osteoporosis . Held at The Oaks Hospital in Colchester, Essex at 18.30 you will be able to hear from the experts. There is also the opportunity to ask questions in relation to these conditions.
Gout is a form of arthritis caused by excess uric acid in the bloodstream. Gout can result in sudden and severe pain in your joints (normally the big toe, fingers, wrists, elbows or knees. It can present with red, hot and swollen skin across the joint that has been affected.
Prediabetes means that you have high blood sugar but it is not high enough to be diagnosed as Type 2 diabetes. If you are diagnosed with Prediabetes is means that you run a high risk of being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
Over the past 40 years researchers at Cancer Research UK have made great progress in the fight against cancer, and survival rates have doubled. Cancer Research UK are the only charity to fund research into all 200 types of cancer.
Raynaud’s Awareness Month is being honoured this February. The Scleroderma & Raynaud’s UK (SRUK) charity will be campaigning to continue to help increase awareness and understanding of this condition. They want people to know why it is important that we knows the signs and symptoms. Overview of Raynaud’s Raynaud’s is a common condition. It occurs as a result of the small blood vessels being over-sensitive to even the slightest change in temperature, the cold and sometimes stress. It most commonly affects the hands, feet, fingers and toes. Although there is no cure, there are many steps individuals can take to…
As Babylon can understand the majority of healthcare issues, it can then advise you of the next steps to take.
Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease or a series of strokes. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of Dementia, but not the only one.