• Where you might have a vascular ultrasound — and why

    A vascular ultrasound is a safe and non-invasive way of examining the blood vessels in the body by using sound waves. There are many parts of the body that it may be used on, depending on the purpose.  Arms This is a very common area for a vascular ultrasound. The sonographer may examine both your arms or may only be interested in one of them, in order to check the blood flow in the arteries and ensure there are no blockages. [Read More]

  • Three Tips For Managing Your Macular Degeneration

    Macular degeneration is a common condition in those aged over 40, and at present, there is no cure. However, as described below, there are a few things you can do to manage your condition and to make your everyday life as easy as possible. Get Your Eyes Tested Regularly  Everyone should get their eyes tested regularly, but people with macular degeneration should be extra vigilant about regular testing. This is because your optometrist will be able to look at your eyes, chart how they are changing, and give you expert advice about how to reduce the impact of your condition. [Read More]

  • Lifestyle Changes to Reduce the Occurrence of Migraines

    Have you been suffering from migraines and aren't finding relief from over-the-counter drugs? Migraines vary from regular headaches in that they are intense and can fail to go away even after taking painkillers. They come with a variety of symptoms such as mood swings, nausea, fatigue and sensitivity to light and smells. Also, migraines have triggers, which means that certain things in your lifestyle could be causing them. Making a few lifestyle changes can decrease the intensity of your migraines or prevent them altogether. [Read More]