Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring

Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) is one of the most common medical conditions. Whilst, it is not a disease in itself, it is a major contributor to heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and dementia. Lifestyle changes including stress management, salt reduction, weight control and a healthy diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables greatly help, but many people require medication to control their blood pressure.

Word Hepatitis Day is July 28, 2016

Word Hepatitis Day is July 28, 2016

Hepatitis is often mentioned in the media. Hepatitis is a cluster of diseases characterised by inflammation of the liver. This large organ performs many essential functions in the human body, including filtering the blood, making proteins and hormones, storing vitamins and detoxifying the body. Alcohol, obesity, certain medications and chemical injury can cause a noninfectious hepatitis resulting in poor liver function. The most common types are Hepatitis A, B and C- three unrelated viruses.

Shingles

Shingles

Shingles is the condition when someone who has had chickenpox gets a similar rash on one side of the person’s body. It is due to the Varicella Zoster virus which travels down a nerve and presents with small vesicles/blisters along the skin area the nerve supplies.