One of the most common blood tests ordered by doctors is the Urea and Electrolytes Test, to investigate kidney function. We all know the body's biological basics: the brain thinks; the heart pumps blood; the intestines digest food; but the kidneys...? Today's blog tackles the topic of these under-acknowledged organs, and the U&E test to measure its function.
If you’ve ever had the misfortune of experiencing tonsillitis, you will know the inconvenience it causes. From the first tingling of the tonsils, you’ll instantly recognise the inevitable few days’ discomfort to come. So what are the tonsils, and why do they so often become infected?!
There are dozens of vitamins that are essential to our body’s healthy functioning. One important Vitamin group, although less well known, are B Vitamins: 9 &12. So why are they so important, and what happens when we don't get enough?
Every single one of us will have experienced a cough, cold or flu at some point in our lives, with the majority of us experiencing such illnesses at least once a year. With such a common mild illness, it’s not always necessary to see a doctor. In this blog post, we’ve outlined when it’s recommended to seek medical advice when suffering cough or cold symptoms!
Good, bad, high, low, total, score, ratio - the world of cholesterol is a complicated one.
However, since cholesterol plays such a key role in cardiovascular health, isn't it time we brushed up on our cholesterol awareness?
Are you aware of how much you drink? Do you know the government recommendations for alcohol consumption, or the definition of binge drinking?
How can you investigate the long-term effects of your drinking?
How are you? No really, how well are you?
Even if you’re feeling great, you can't always be so sure that you’re doing so well on the inside too. Only a thorough wellness screen will truly be able to confirm your state of health.
As we welcome back the Tennis season, starting with London’s famous Wimbledon tournament, we at LDC thought it only fitting to address some of the relevant sports injuries associated with the sport.
Starting with the classic: Tennis Elbow
Like many things in life, sleep is something you just don’t value until it’s gone. A good night’s sleep can be very easily taken for granted, however after a few days, or even weeks, of lack of sleep, we suddenly realise how integral sleep is to our wellbeing.