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3 Signs Your Child’s Ear Piercing Is Infected

If you've finally given in and agreed to let your child have their ears pierced, then you will have told them to follow their aftercare instructions carefully. While you've kept an eye on how they're looking after their piercings, they tell you that one of them doesn't feel right. You aren't sure if they are experiencing normal post-piercing issues or if the piercing is infected. How can you tell? 1. Redness and Swelling Read More 

Understanding Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease that affects your central nervous system. Your immune system becomes overactive, and nerve fibres that are essential for effective and accurate communication between your body and brain suffer irreversible damage. MS can't currently be cured, but there are treatments available that can help you manage symptoms and experience extended periods of remission. Here's an overview of the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options for MS: Read More 

What Are the Benefits of a Vascular Ultrasound?

A vascular ultrasound is a method that is being increasingly used in health care to help diagnose and treat a wide variety of different conditions. Ultrasound is not a new technique; in fact, it has been around for many decades, but new technology is allowing it to be used more efficiently and effectively than it has been used in the past.  What Is an Ultrasound The chief benefit of an ultrasound is that it is non-invasive, meaning there are no needles or anaesthetic that need to be used and the patient is awake, conscious and aware of what is going on the entire time. Read More 

How Does Metal Affect MRI Scans?

If you're booked in for an MRI scan, then you'll have been given information about how to prepare for the procedure and what to expect during the scan. This information may include instructions about not having metal objects in the scanning chamber. Why is it important not to have anything metal in the scan? What do you need to do to prepare for this? How MRI Scans and Metals Interact Read More 

How Can a Vascular Surgeon Help You?

Vascular surgeons specialise in the treatment of vascular diseases, including vascular infections, stroke, vasculitis and many more. Basically, vascular diseases occur in the arteries and veins of your body. These blood vessels are responsible for pumping blood and therefore oxygen throughout the body.  What takes place at a vascular surgeon consultation? Vascular surgeons will first analyse their patient and decide whether using diet, exercise and medication as an initial mode of treatment is enough. Read More