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  • Allergy prevention during pregnancy

    Reduce the exposure of the foetus to smoke No dieting during pregnancy, except if specifically recommended Reduce the exposure of the foetus to smoke All pregnant mothers should absolutely avoid smoking. The exposure to tobacco smoke by ... Read more

    December 28, 2010 at 05:41 AM
  • Do not delay in getting help

    The facts Making the diagnosis too late Why are patients poorly dealt with? Clues to help you identify your allergy symptoms Only see accredited doctors The facts Allergies are ranked fourth by the WHO's classification of pathologies. ... Read more

    December 30, 2010 at 10:29 AM
  • Getting information

    Further information Allergy UK No 3 White Oak Square, London Road,, Swanley, Kent, BR8 7AG Tel: 01322 619898 Allergy Help Line: 01322 619864 Read more

    December 30, 2010 at 10:33 AM
  • What is Alzheimer's disease?

    Evolution Statistics Alzheimer's disease was first described by a German neurologist Alois Alzheimer. It is a ... Read more

    Alzheimer's disease
    May 28, 2010 at 07:57 AM
  • The Brain in Alzheimer's Disease

    Plaques Tangles In Alzheimer's disease, the brain is affected and starts to develop "plaques" and "tangles". The first brain cells affected are in a part of the brain called the hippocampus, which controls the memory. Plaques Nerve cells ... Read more

    Alzheimer's disease
    May 28, 2010 at 08:43 AM
  • What causes Alzheimer's Disease?

    Risk factors Protective factors No one has indentified a single cause for Alzheimer's Disease. It is likely to be due to a combination of risk factors. Risk factors Age - this is the greatest risk factor Family history - there is some ... Read more

    Alzheimer's disease
    May 28, 2010 at 08:43 AM
  • The first signs of Alzheimer's Disease

    Is early diagnosis useful? First signs: loss of memory of recent facts Is early diagnosis useful? Early diagnosis helps you plan for the future, and start available treatment. You will also be able to discover advice and support for both ... Read more

    Alzheimer's disease
    May 28, 2010 at 09:10 AM
  • Symptoms of Alzheimer's disease

    Memory loss: the first symptom Agnosia Reduction in Judgement Language disorders Spatio-temporal confusion Changes in Personality Apathy and Agitation Apraxia Disease Denial The symptoms of Alzheimer's disease are very important as they ... Read more

    Alzheimer's disease
    May 30, 2010 at 05:40 PM
  • The diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

    A precise diagnosis Where to go if you suspect Alzheimer's disease An under-diagnosed disease A precise diagnosis A diagnosis is usually made by a multidisciplinary team. There are now diagnostic criteria (DSM-IV criteria) for use in the ... Read more

    Alzheimer's disease
    May 31, 2010 at 07:55 AM
  • 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 conditions ... 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: ... 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 the ... Read more

    December 31, 2010 at 09:00 AM
  • Severe Asthma: Risks, Symptoms, Treatment

    Most severe asthma attacks, and the resulting deaths, can be avoided. This FAQ will ... Read more

    January 29, 2018 at 01:51 PM
  • 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 asthma ... 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 and ... 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 ... 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