A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is one of the most common types of endoscopy scans done in the hospital. The test is done to look for evidence of tumours inside the body. When the tumour has been confirmed, the scan can also be done to find out if it is cancerous or not. The scan also helps the doctors locate the tumour and judge its size so that they can plan for a successful treatment course.
If you have a problem with your parathyroid gland you've probably noticed that everyone from general practitioners to parathyroid surgeons is very concerned about your calcium levels. While patients often know the parathyroid glands and calcium are linked, exactly how and what the concern is can be difficult to understand. Here are five things you must know or ask your parathyroid surgeons about. Your parathyroid gland controls calcium levels in your blood.
There are many areas of your health that you pay attention to. Some come as second nature, such as exercising and watching what you eat. Others may require a little more focus, and for many, sexual health is one such area. STIs are on the rise in Australia. While some are easy to treat, others act as a lifelong barrier to a healthy sex life. If you want to enjoy good sexual health, there are some easy tips doctors would love for you to follow.
Hearing aids are necessary bits of equipment for many people, and they can really transform your life if you're hard of hearing. Like any electronic device, however, they can occasionally malfunction, which may be quite debilitating for something you rely on so heavily. One of the most common problems with hearing aids is when they start to make a high-pitched whistling or whining sound. When this happens, it's caused by feedback in the same way that a microphone does when it's too close to a speaker — which you might have heard if you've ever watched a band's soundcheck.
When testicular health is discussed, much of the focus is on cancer, and rightly so — by encouraging men to check their testes regularly and to understand what signs to look out for, the seriousness of testicular cancer can be drastically reduced, since it's something that's frequently treated successfully when it's caught early. Of course, there are lots of other potential testicular problems, which vary in their severity. One condition that you should be aware of is testicular torsion.