4September, 2015

Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person's blood sugar level to become too high. The two main types of diabetes are: type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. The difference between the two types of diabetes is explained below. The main symptoms of diabetes are: feeling very thirsty , urinating frequently, particularly at night, feeling very tired, weight loss and loss of muscle bulk.Type 1 diabetes can develop quickly, over weeks or even days.

17September, 2015

Known as the "silent killer", high blood pressure (hypertension) rarely has obvious symptoms. Around 30% of people in England have high blood pressure but many don't know it. If left untreated, high blood pressure increases your risk of a heart attack or stroke. The only way of knowing there is a problem is to have your blood pressure measured. All adults should have their blood pressure checked at least every five years. If you haven't had yours measured, or you don't know what your blood pressure reading is, ask your GP to check it for you.

26September, 2015

Epilepsy is a condition that affects the brain and causes repeated seizures, also known as fits. Epilepsy affects more than 500,000 people in the UK. This means almost 1 in 100 people has the condition. Epilepsy usually begins during childhood, although it can start at any age.

6October, 2015
Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so let's talk about the signs & symptoms & how to do a self-examination of the breast. The most common symptom of breast cancer is a new lump or mass. A mass that is painless, hard, and has irregular edges is more likely to be cancerous, but breast cancers can be tender, soft, or rounded. They can even be painful.