Hypertension

Hypertension (high blood pressure) affects 26% of the worldwide population, and this number continues to increase, and this may rise to 29% by 2025. Unlike most ailments, it is typically found during standard testing of individuals with no symptoms, which is undoubtedly a positive thing as the consequences of hypertension can be severe. Hypertension is […]

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Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia (FM) is something I commonly encounter, whether it’s by making the diagnosis myself, or patients left rather flustered by the number of tests they have experienced, only for them to only be told, ‘sorry, but we can’t help you any further’. FM is a chronic widespread pain syndrome, which means that the patients suffering […]

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Glasgow Coma Scale

The Glasgow Coma Scale was developed in 1974 to assess the severity of head trauma, and is split into three categories; eyes, verbal and motor. Each category gives a score, with the highest being the least severe and lowest being the most severe. The details behind each individual score will be explained. Eye Opening Spontaneous […]

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Vitamin B12 Deficiency

So, mentioning vitamin deficiencies may evoke images of Victorian era children with rickets, cartoon pirates with scurvy or malnourished people living in third world countries. Unfortunately, people in the U.K. suffer with similar problems in 2019, even if they live a perfectly normal and healthy lifestyle. Vitamin B12 deficiencies are common among over 65’s and […]

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