A guide to common age-related health conditions

13 February 2017
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog

As a person reaches their twilight years, their body begins to deteriorate and the chances of them developing certain age-related medical conditions increases. Read on to learn more about some of the most common health issues that affect older people. Presbycusis Presbycusis is the medical term used to describe any form of age-related hearing loss. It is usually the result of the atrophying of the sensory hair cells inside the inner ear. Read More 

What Not to Do Before Your Sleep Study

18 January 2017
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If you're struggling with a sleep problem that's hard to diagnose, your doctor may recommend a sleep study. This involves spending the night at a sleep facility or hospital, where you'll be observed as you sleep. An EEG will monitor your sleep stages, while your heart rate, breathing, blood oxygen level, and eye and body movements are also tracked. Using the evidence collected during your sleep study, your doctor will be able to diagnose problems like sleep apnoea, narcolepsy, and periodic limb movement disorder. Read More 

Why You May Still Need to Be Vaccinated Against Eradicated Diseases

28 December 2016
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Some adults may think that it isn't necessary to be vaccinated against some diseases that have been eradicated in the country. However, several compelling reasons make it necessary for adults to be vaccinated against such rare diseases. This article discusses some of those reasons. Protection Against Imported Diseases In this era, people travel into the country from different parts of the world. A traveller may come with a disease, such as measles, that was eliminated in your country. Read More 

Keep These 3 Things in Mind When Going for Your First Gynaecology Exam

26 December 2016
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Many young women may be apprehensive about visiting a gynaecologist for the first time because they may not know what they should expect from that visit. This article discusses some of the things that you need to keep in mind so that your first gynaecology exam can be successful. Write Down Your Complaints It is advisable for you to note down all the complaints, such as vaginal itching, that you may be having about your reproductive system before you visit the gynaecologist for the first time. Read More 

Physiotherapy To Help Your Baby To Learn To Walk

22 December 2016
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog

Most babies are able to stand unaided and take a few tentative steps between the ages of 12 and 15 months.  Delayed walking may be due a number of factors including genetics, illness, weight, and the desire to walk rather than crawl.  Provided that your baby does not have any serious musculoskeletal defect that could prevent it from walking, a child physiotherapist may be able to help.  Read on to find out how. Read More