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Covid-19, a random hypothesis

CAVEATS FIRST: I am not a doctor, or a virologist, or any other sort of ‘gist. (Yet, anyway). So, this is most definitely not an “expert opinion”. However, a growing body of research is supporting my ‘gut feeling’. (See addenda 5, later). You could also fairly argue, given the lack of medical training, that it’s …

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The steady decline of the NHS

Intro While this article is a reflection of recent experiences of the NHS, it is far from being a rose-tinted, Pollyanna type rant about how much better things were in the ‘good old days’.     For instance, in the 60’s (at least in Whiston hospital) is was routine and accepted(!) that nurses could and …

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Kidney failure u/e charts, 2006

Graphs and charts for blood pressure, potassium and creatinine, 2006 These charts are mostly of interest to doctors and medical students Morning blood pressure chart, 2006: Blood pressure was very high until the Royale put me on amlodopine and got to treating the underlying cause of the kidney failure. Evening blood pressure chart, 2006: As …

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Checking your heart age

Just read an interesting if a tad morbid article in the Telegraph about an NHS calculator that predicts when you will have a heart attack! Curious to note their use of ‘will’ as opposed to ‘may’. It does ask for details like your current blood pressure and cholesterol levels, height, weight, whether you smoke and …

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Pulmonary Embolism – having kidney failure saved my life!

How kidney failure concerns led to discovering an embolism Health is a precious commodity You don’t realise how valuable it is – until it starts to run out! There’s an eye-opening headline for you, eh! Certainly melodramatic, probably but by no means definitely an exaggeration, but, in essence, it’s true! Perhaps "Having kidney failure may …

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Home : Updates April 2008

Service Update 30th April 2008 Yes, I know, nearly a year after I said I’d get on with it… Please miss, I got a letter from me mam From the doctors really, currently dealing with a HSP, a degenerative neural disorder that, amongst other things causes your muscles to atrophy. Had it about ten years …

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