MEDICAL INFORMATION PAGES

GENERAL MEDICAL INFORMATION.

Monitoring our own health can be daunting when you have little or no medical knowledge, not understanding what is 'Normal' makes it impossible to know when things are going wrong.

Below is some varied information to help you understand what normal is, and how you can monitor yourself and gather regular information which can then better help the medical professionals in their full diagnosis.

EXAMINE AND COMPARE YOUR MOLES

Moles and skin-tags can change or grow without us realising, it is always a good idea to monitor them and look for any changes.

Use your mobile phone to photograph them often, this will also record the date and time, look for changes in size, colour, texture, sudden irritation and take your photographs to the doctor.


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KNOW YOUR MOLES

EARS

My first job was as an Audiology Techician at Guys Hospital in London. The E.N.T. Specialist I worked with gave out the following important advice :-

"The only thing you should ever put in your ear is your own elbow !"

So many injuries and perforated ear drums are caused by trying to remove ear wax with objects such as cocktail sticks, knitting needles, pens, needles and even with cotton buds.

Originally commonly known as 'Ear buds' manufacturers even changed the name to 'Cotton Buds' to try to reduce the use and associated damage in ears. 

If you must clean your ears using these buds, then avoid using cheap ones with plastic straw that tend to fall apart and leave the cotton wool stuck inside your ear, use a well known brand that has a cardboard stem which grips the bud securely.  Hold the bud with your thumb and forefinger on the stick just where it meets the bud to prevent entering the ear too far.

YOUR EARS CAN INDICATE YOUR HEALTH

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7 Indicators in Urine

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Indicators in faeces

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13 Health problems your nails will warn you about

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What Hair can tell you about your health

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Facial Indicators of Health

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Hand Indicators of health

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THE DANGERS OF 5G AND CELL TECHNOLOGY TO CHILDREN'S HEALTH

Todays 'must have' technology is damaging our health and especially the health of our children. We have become blind to the dangers from advertising pressure. When cell technology was released there was no data available of damage to health, it is only now that the research has enough data to show us what it is doing. The new 5G system planned to be rolled out soon has very high risks, watch this video of a wifi specialist and see for yourself.

BLOOD PRESSURE

BLOOD PRESSURE

Regular BP readings can give a good indication when things are amiss. Battery powered Blood Pressure Monitors are available quite cheaply (under £20) and are simple to use at home, and they can also monitor heartbeat.

Traditional Cuff type devices are far more accurate than wrist (watches) or fingerprint style (mobile phone apps).

BLOOD PRESSURE UK

It is important to regularly check your blood pressure readings, if you do not have a device of your own then Blood Pressure UK run free checks on Blood Pressure, visit their website by clicking button for lots of information and find out the next session near to you.

What is a Normal BP Reading?

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What is the normal BP reading for your age?

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Understanding Blood Pressure

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How to take BP readings at home

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BODY MASS INDEX (bmi)

BODY MASS INDEX (BMI)

BMI is used to highlight the optimum level of weight for our height.

Use one of the calculators below to find out your BMI and compare the result against the chart.

Ideal Body Weight Calculator
Measuring System
Sex
Height (Cms)
As per D R Miller Formula
As per WHO recommendations
This Calculator is suitable only for Adults over 18 years of age.

BMI for Men & Women

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What should my ideal weight be?

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Is BMI Accurate?

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SUGAR CONTENT OF SOFT DRINKS

You don't have to be Diabetic to control your sugar intake.

Just look at the picture and see exactly how many spoonful's of sugar these common drinks contain.