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Harry's Health Advice Service

Hello! My name is Harry. I must start by explaining that I am not a medical professional and none of the advice in this blog should be used to diagnose an illness. The information in this blog will help you to gain a good knowledge and understanding of many different medical conditions and procedures, but if you have any symptoms or pain, you should always book an appointment with your local GP or visit the local emergency department at your local hospital. I have learnt about various medical conditions from my uncle who is a GP. He would often explain the different cases he had seen and would let me read his medical textbooks. I hope you find my blog useful.

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Keeping an eye on your health: how an eye exam can detect serious diseases
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You probably know that a regular eye exam is an es

When Willpower Doesn't Work Can Hypnosis Help You Lose Weight?
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How to Recover Quickly From a Twisted Knee
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Keeping an eye on your health: how an eye exam can detect serious diseases

You probably know that a regular eye exam is an essential part of protecting your eyesight and keeping your eyes healthy. But you may not realise that it could also detect some major health problems and ensure early and effective treatment. Diabetes. Sometimes a condition called diabetic retinopathy can cause the blood vessels in the eye to leak blood or a yellowish fluid. Patients may be completely unaware that they have the condition, but it can cause blindness if left untreated. Read More 

When Willpower Doesn’t Work Can Hypnosis Help You Lose Weight?

There are many reasons why losing weight is not working for you. It may be that you hate to exercise, so you don't go to the gym. Or, perhaps, your eating choices aren't quite as good as you would like them to be. Lack of willpower when you see a plate of biscuits handed around is another problem. One thing you may not have tried for weight loss is hypnosis. Before you dismiss it as just a cheeky mind trick to make you act like a chicken, it is time to enlighten yourself on how hypnosis really can help you to lose kilos. Read More 

Endometriosis: What Do You Need To Know?

You may have heard the term "Endo Warriors" and assumed this refers to women that suffer through painful monthly periods. This misconception is primarily due to the fact that endometriosis is not something that is frequently spoken about, despite how astoundingly common it is! The first thing to know about this illness is that it is non-contagious. Also, although excruciating, it is not life-threatening. The last myth that surrounds endometriosis is that it has the potential of developing into cancer, and this is untrue too. Read More 

Convergence Insufficiency: Why Children With Neurodevelopmental Disorders Need Thorough Eye Exams

If your child has autism or ADHD, it's a good idea to book them in for an eye exam to check for a visual condition called convergence insufficiency. Here's all you need to know. What Is Convergence Insufficiency and Why Is It a Problem? Convergence insufficiency is a common but often undiagnosed vision condition that causes the eyes to drift off the point of focus. This leads to blurred or double vision and can cause a range of other symptoms, from eye strain to headaches. Read More 

Gland Banned: Should You Turn To Surgery To Have A Benign Pituitary Adenoma Removed?

Having to deal with any kind of abnormal growth in your brain can be a difficult and exhausting ordeal to say the least, and the horrible words 'brain tumour' send a chill down the spines of most of us. However, even if a brain tumour doesn't grow in an especially fragile part of the brain, and does not become cancerous, they will still have to be dealt with sooner rather than later, as their growth can deal serious damage to surround tissues. Read More