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Information about you Vestibular schwannoma

Vestibular schwannoma

Information about you If you have an acoustic neuroma, your clinical team will pass information about you on to the National Congenital Anomaly and Rare Diseases Registration Service (NCARDRS). This helps scientists look for better ways to prevent and treat this condition. You can opt out of the register at any time. Find out more about the

Who is affected Solar keratoses

Solar keratoses

Actinic keratoses are most commonly seenin fair-skinned people, especially those with blue eyes, red hair, freckles and a tendency to burn easily in the sun.Men are affected more often than women. People who have lived or worked abroad in a sunny place, or who have worked outdoors or enjoy outdoor hobbies, are most at risk. It may take many

When to seek medical help? Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening

Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening

There's usually no need to see your GP if you only get occasional headaches. However, see your GP if you get headaches several times a week or your headaches are severe. Your GP will ask questions about your headaches, family history, diet and lifestyle to help diagnose the type of headache you have. You should seek immediatemedical advice for

Treatment Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening

Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening

Treatments for atherosclerosis There aren't currently any treatments that can reverse atherosclerosis, but the healthy lifestyle changes suggested above mayhelp stop it getting worse. Sometimes additional treatment to reduce the risk of problems like heart attacks and strokes may also be recommended, such as: statins for high cholesterol read

Introduction First aid

First aid

Every year in the UK, thousands of people die or are seriously injured in incidents. Many deaths could be prevented if first aid is givenbefore emergency services arrive. What to do If someone is injured you should: first check that you and the casualty aren't in any danger, and, if possible, make the situation safe if necessary, dial 999 or 112

What to do after an incident? First aid

First aid

If someone is injured in an incident, first check that you and the casualty aren't in any danger. If you are, make the situation safe. When it's safe to do so, assess the casualty and,if necessary, dial 999 or 112 for an ambulance. You can then carry out basic first aid. Assessing a casualty The three priorities when dealing with a casualty are

Introduction Achalasia


Achalasia is a disorder of the gullet (oesophagus) where it loses the ability to move food along. The valve at the end of the gullet also fails to open and allow food to pass into your stomach. As a result, food gets stuck in your gullet and is often brought back up. Aring of muscle called the lower oesophageal (cardiac) sphincter keeps the

Treating Achalasia Achalasia


How is it treated? The aim of treatment is to open the lower oesophageal sphincter muscle so food can pass into the stomach easily. The underlying disease cannot be cured but there are various ways to relieve symptoms which can improve swallowing and eating. Medication The muscle at the lower end of your gullet may be temporarily relaxed by

Causes Acute kidney injury

Acute kidney injury

Who's at risk of acute kidney injury? You're more likely to get AKI if: You're aged 65 or over You already have a kidney problem , such as chronic kidney disease You have a long-term disease, such as heart failure, liver disease or diabetes You're dehydrated or unable to maintain your fluid intake independently You have a blockage in your urinary

Treatment Acute kidney injury

Acute kidney injury

Treating acute kidney injury Treatment of AKI depends on the underlying cause and extent of illness. In most cases, treating the underlying problem will cure the AKI. GPs may be able to manage mild cases in people who aren't already in hospital. They may: advise stopping any medication that may be causing the situation, or making it worse – it