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  • Further Investigations: Tests and Imaging

    Initial Investigations Brain imaging Computerised Tomography (CT) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) SPECT and PET There are no specific tests for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. Therefore, the principle is to rule out other... Read more

    Alzheimer's disease
    May 28, 2010 at 11:54 AM
  • Supporting carers

    Care for carers Respite for carers More than three-quarters of families choose to care for their relative with Alzheimer's at home. Studies have shown that this care reduces the patient's behavioural disorders and delays the need for... Read more

    Alzheimer's disease
    May 28, 2010 at 11:32 AM
  • Associations and Support

    There are many sources of help and support for you, your family and carers: The Alzheimer's Society website: The NHS website: The UK Carers website: or call them on 0808 808 7777 The National Institute of Clinical Excellence... Read more

    Alzheimer's disease
    June 4, 2010 at 10:28 AM
  • Asthma: statistics and definitions

    Asthma statistics Typical asthma attack Other asthmatic symptoms which are less typical and for some can delay diagnosis Some asthmatic people never suffer from asthma attacks Identifying the symptoms of asthma Tiredness is sometimes... Read more

    December 31, 2010 at 09:00 AM
  • Asthma, allergy and other factors causing asthma

    Other factors causing asthma Asthma and rhinitis are closely linked Allergy is commonly related to asthma. Over 80% of asthmatic children and over 60% of asthmatic adults have an allergic (atopic) background. All allergens can cause... Read more

    April 2, 2013 at 05:38 PM
  • The diagnosis of asthma

    Detailed History Physical Examination Assessing Lung Function Peak flow meter How to measure your peak flow Reversibility Testing Other Lung function tests Chest X-ray A diagnosis of asthma is made after a number of things A detailed... Read more

    June 15, 2013 at 01:18 PM
  • Treating asthma

    Blue Inhalers or Relievers (Bronchodilator drugs) Advice on the use of your Blue inhaler (fast acting bronchodilator) Long acting bronchodilators Different medication is sometimes used Advice on using inhalers Steroid inhalers (anti... Read more

    November 12, 2013 at 04:48 AM
  • Exercise Induced Asthma

    Exercise induced asthma is relatively common, in particular in children. Many people have symptoms for years before realising it is a problem, putting down their wheeze and breathlessness down to age or fitness. It is triggered by a... Read more

    January 22, 2011 at 02:53 PM
  • Is it OK for asthmatics to do exercise?

    The importance of keeping fit and being sporty when asthmatic Advice to follow Choosing a sport when you are asthmatic It is important for all asthmatics to enjoy a normal life including doing sports and exercise. For some children and... Read more

    January 22, 2011 at 04:27 PM
  • Pregnancy and asthma

    Asthma can cause or increase the risks of Consequences of asthma on the foetus During pregnancy, asthma worsens for a third of the women, decreases for another third and remains stable for the remaining third. Asthma medication will not... Read more

    January 20, 2011 at 11:02 AM
  • Asthma complications can easily be avoided

    Delayed diagnosis Avoidable deaths Inappropriate treatments still exist Delayed diagnosis Many asthmatics suffer from asthma symptoms for months, sometimes years before being diagnosed. Many studies show that asthmatics are still... Read more

    January 22, 2011 at 04:49 PM
  • See your GP to get diagnosed

    In order to correctly diagnose asthma, most children especially under the age 12 are seen and assessed by a paediatric doctor or a GP and Nurse with a specialist knowledge in asthma. Most adults are seen and assessed by their GP or... Read more

    January 2, 2011 at 03:32 PM
  • Asthma sufferers should be vaccinated against the flu

    It is recommended that all asthmatics are vaccinated and protected against the flu. Asthmatic sufferers are likely to develop complications if infected by the flu virus because of the great sensitivity of their bronchi to infections.... Read more

    January 2, 2011 at 03:38 PM
  • Pollution and asthma?

    Effects of atmospheric pollution on asthmatics The results of smoking on the bronchi Domestic pollution The effects of pollution on asthma and allergies are well known. Atmospheric pollutants irritate respiratory tract and increase the... Read more

    January 3, 2011 at 02:00 PM
  • Asthma in children

    Symptoms of asthma in children Getting a diagnosis early. Children that are treated...... What to do if your child has an asthma attack Sports and asthma Repetitive episodes of bronchiolitis Children who have episodes of cough or... Read more

    January 24, 2011 at 03:32 PM
  • Tinnitus

    Who suffers with tinnitus? What causes tinnitus? What can be done about tinnitus? Further information Tinnitus is when you can hear buzzing, ringing or noises, but they are not coming from outside your ear. The noises cannot by heard... Read more

    November 14, 2010 at 02:48 PM
  • Hearing impairment

    Hearing impairment or deafness, is the final degradation of hearing resulting from a deterioration of the auditory system . Statistics 40% among deaf people are older than 55. More than 2 out of 3 of the elderly over 65 have... Read more

    March 25, 2010 at 04:54 AM
  • Hearing aids

    Auditory aids, or hearing aids, represent a serious help which can improve the lives of millions of deaf people. A secondary equipment Technological advances A secondary equipment Having hearing difficulties affects one's daily life:... Read more

    November 13, 2013 at 08:18 AM
  • Most questions on hearing

    What are the first signs of a hearing loss? A bad understanding of spoken words in a noisy place Making the interlocutor repeat Increasing the sound of television Speaking louder Can we delay the ageing process of the ear? Can... Read more

    March 25, 2010 at 05:52 AM
  • The baby's return home

    Check the baby's weight: some weight loss may occur Neonatal Jaundice The umbilical cord Your baby's eyes Your baby's bath The ears The nails The genital organs For the boy For the girl Giving birth is a magical and special time, but... Read more

    May 31, 2010 at 12:45 PM