It is that time of the year when we are all thinking about holidays – exams are almost over, and the kids have nearly broken up from school for the year. What is more, we have actually been having some sunny weather, which makes us even more inclined to daydream about a holiday abroad. But at AllClear we know that sometimes when you are planning a holiday there is more to think about than just going on a relaxing break….
We have talked a lot on Globebloggers about travelling with different medical conditions, but what we have not spoken about so far is different modes of travel for your medical condition. Namely, the differences between fly and cruise travel.
The 17th May is National Hypertension Day. The theme for this year is Healthy Weight – Healthy Blood Pressure.
Statins, the cholesterol lowering tablets, are prescribed to around 6 million people in the UK, so it is likely that some of you reading this blog are currently taking statins. Statins work by reducing the amount of ‘bad cholesterol’ in the blood, which can cause the build up of fatty deposits in the arteries and lead to coronary artery disease.
Ok, well we have talked a lot about the impact of the volcanic ash cloud on transport arrangements, but if you suffer from a lung condition, you might want to know about the public health risks.
Magnesium, chances are you have never really thought about it since those science experiments in school (where you burn magnesium ribbon in a Bunsen Burner to generate a bright white light – remember?!) and its symbol in the periodic table Mg. But it is actually pretty important for our bodies to and that is why we have included it in the Home Treatment Series – because it is pretty easy to top up your magnesium content with what you keep in your kitchen cupboard.
So at the start of March we asked people to let us know their most important concern when booking travel insurance.
Arrthymia is a change in your natural heart rate – an increase or decrease in speed, extra beats or even missed beats – due to a change in the normal electrical pattern of a heartbeat.
So you have suffered from a heart attack or have been diagnosed with heart disease. You would not be alone – you would be among 3.5 million Britons, but what does this mean for you now personally? You may have the medication, and made the necessary adjustments to your lifestyle but how about living the rest of your life? It may be that you have a holiday booked and are now not sure whether you can go on it. Maybe it involved specific activities like horse riding or skiing and now you are not sure whether you can do this activity.