When you feel unwell it is always tempting to type your symptoms into google. Unfortunately many medical conditions carry the same symptoms and therefore you could easily end up wrongly diagnosing your illness.

If you are poorly you should always speak to a medical professional to obtain an accurate diagnosis.

What is a Stroke?

What is a Stroke?

Depending on your Health Insurance provider, you may have cover on your policy for rehabilitation once your initial treatment via the NHS has been completed. Insurers such as Vitality Health offer you rehabilitation of up to 21 days following a period on in-patient treatment. AXA Health also cover a short period of rehabilitation on their Business Health, Personal Health, InSpire and Health for You policies.

World Glaucoma week, 8th -14th March 2020

World Glaucoma week, 8th -14th March 2020

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…

Let’s March it out for prostate cancer

Let’s March it out for prostate cancer

Many men don’t seek help quickly enough because generally men don’t like going to the doctors and because they are often embarrassed.So, let’s break the taboo surrounding prostate cancer and talk about what is beginning to become a common condition.

Raynaud’s Awareness Month February 2020

Raynaud’s Awareness Month February 2020

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…

Charles Bonnet Syndrome Day 2017

Charles Bonnet Syndrome Day 2017

November 16th 2017 will see the very first Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS) awareness day. Approximately half a million people in the United Kingdom living with CBS. The awareness day is aiming to tell everyone about the impact CBS has on people’s lives. SELVIS, KAB, Esme’s Umbrella, Macular Society, London’s ECLOs, Vision UK and others are working together to deliver a Free CBS workshop and networking lunch in London. What is Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS)? Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS) is a condition that is common amongst people who have lost their sight. It causes you to see things that are not really there…

World COPD Day – 15th November 2017

World COPD Day – 15th November 2017

Wednesday the 15th November is World COPD day and the British Lung Foundation are raising awareness of COPD. They are trying to find the missing millions across the UK who have this condition and don’t even know it. The British Lung Foundation want to help suffers to get the treatment and support they deserve. What is COPD? Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), describes a group of lung conditions that make it difficult to empty air out of the lungs because the airways have been narrowed. Two of these lung conditions are persistent bronchitis and emphysema. These two conditions can occur…

7 Easy Ways to lower your blood pressure

7 Easy Ways to lower your blood pressure

Blood Pressure UK, the UK charity dedicated to lowering the nation’s blood pressure to prevent disability and death from stroke and heart disease, have provided 7 easy ways which can help us all to increase our fruit and vegetable intake to help lower our blood pressure.