Improving Your Health and Wellbeing

  • What Is the Difference Between Behavioural and Objective Hearing Testing in Children?

    29 July 2021

    If your child seems to have hearing problems, then your GP might refer them to an audiologist for tests. Your child could have various tests depending on their age and potential problem. Audiologists often run behavioural or objective tests on babies and younger children. How are these two testing methods different? Which tests is your child likely to have? What Are Behavioural Hearing Tests? Behavioural tests use reaction to sound to evaluate hearing health.

  • 3 Ways Physiotherapy Can Benefit Older People

    27 January 2021

    As you age, you are more likely to develop certain health conditions, such as arthritis or the aftermath of a stroke, which can impact your mobility and muscle strength. Aches and pains become more common, and this can leave you feeling a bit defeated when it comes to carrying out daily tasks and getting some light exercise. The loss of independence and autonomy is a common concern of those who are categorised as elderly, and a visit to the GP won't always help when your symptoms are due to the normal aging process.

  • 3 Treatment Options for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    22 January 2021

    Most people suffer from stomach related issues for years without getting a diagnosis. While short bouts of abdominal pain and constipation are not unusual, sustained and recurring symptoms could signal Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can be incredibly uncomfortable and distressing and might affect your quality of life if not addressed soon. Luckily, IBS does not lead to serious intestinal conditions and can be managed with the right approach.

  • Two Tips for Your First Appointment With a Counsellor

    21 January 2021

    Here are a few tips to keep in mind when you have your first appointment with a counsellor. Tell them right away if there is anything in the clinic's counselling room that bothers you Before you start discussing your mental health in detail with the counsellor, you should tell them if there are any issues with the clinic's counselling room that you are likely to find distracting or distressing. For example, if your panic attack symptoms include profuse sweating and feeling overheated, then you might get panicky when you're in warm environments because you associate that uncomfortably hot feeling with this awful mental health issue.

  • What Is Genetic Screening?

    20 January 2021

    Genetic screening is a series of tests conducted to check whether you have a gene that causes a particular hereditary disease. If these genes are found, genetic testing is performed to check whether you are suffering from the disease the gene causes. If not, you are educated on symptoms to look out for and how to take care of yourself to avoid triggering the disease. Who Should Go for Genetic Screening?