When a Vascular Ultrasound Is Recommended

Some of the advantages of using ultrasound for diagnostic imaging include that it is inexpensive and there is no exposure to ionizing radiation. The benefits are inherent for all types of ultrasounds. A vascular ultrasound is one type of ultrasound that focuses on examining the circulation in the blood vessels across different parts of the body. The results of the ultrasound will help in assessing the presence and severity of circulatory problems and diseases, including the following. Read More 

Understanding Vascular Dementia

Vascular dementia is caused by brain damage that occurs when the flow of blood to your brain is impaired. The condition can be mild or severe and affects memory, judgement and reasoning. Vascular dementia can occur when an artery in your brain becomes blocked as a result of having a stroke, but having a stroke does not automatically mean you will develop this type of dementia. Other conditions that can cause vascular dementia by impairing the flow of blood to the brain include diabetes, high blood pressure and atherosclerosis. Read More 

Understanding Conductive Hearing Loss and How Hearing Aids Can help

There are three different types of hearing loss. The first is sensorineural hearing loss, which affects the inner ear or auditory nerve. The second type is conductive, while the third is a mixture of conductive and sensorineural hearing loss types. Conductive hearing loss happens when the passage of sound to the brain is blocked, either inside the ear canal or somewhere in the middle of the ear. If you have this type of hearing loss, the intensity of the sounds which you receive from the environment will be reduced before it reaches the cochlea, which is located in the middle of the ear. Read More 

2 Minor Surgeries Your GP Can Perform

In addition to treating common health complaints, most GP surgeries offer a minor surgery clinic. This allows patients to quickly resolve small health issues that aren't necessarily serious health risks but are causing discomfort. Accessing minor surgery in this way can save you from waiting for a hospital appointment, and your GP will provide any follow-up services as required, such as changing dressings or checking that your wound is healing well. Read More 

Tips on recovering from skin cancer surgery

Skin cancer is extremely common in Australia. Fortunately, its treatment has a high success rate, especially if it is found early. Surgery is one of the more common and effective treatments that you may be given; this guide will tell you how to look after yourself afterwards. Rest It generally does not take long to recover from skin cancer surgery. You should rest for the remainder of the day but will probably find that you can return to light activity the next day. Read More