Improving Your Health and Wellbeing

  • 3 Times When Seeing a Counsellor Is a Good Thing

    21 January 2020

    As self-sufficient as people like to think they are, no one really ever has everything all figured out in life. Going to counselling can help you cut through the confusion and provided clarity. Here are three times in life when choosing counselling may be the best decision you've ever made. 1. You've reached a major milestone Most people would agree there is a big difference between the average 20-year-old and a 50-year-old, and it's not just the age span.

  • Understanding Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    21 January 2020

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a bowel disorder that affects the motility and functionality of the gut. Anyone can develop the condition, but it's more common in women than men. There's no known definitive cause of IBS, but there are a number of factors thought to play a role in the development of this condition, such as having a family history of IBS, stress and the nerves in your intestines being oversensitive.

  • What is genetic screening?

    17 January 2020

    Genetic screening, or testing as it is sometimes called, is often an invaluable tool in helping clinicians to diagnose a genetic condition or to assess the likelihood of someone developing a particular illness or disease. Genetic screening tests Screening tests are often considered an important part of any public health programme and are usually quite general in nature. They are normally offered to people who are considered quite healthy but may be at risk of a particular condition.