Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can affect anyone and can have a major impact on someone's life. Those suffering from the condition can have nightmares and flashbacks - what other signs are there and how is it treated? What is PTSD? PTSD is an anxiety disorder caused by stressful, frightening or distressing events. The first cases of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) were documented during the First World War, between 1914 and 1918. Soldiers developed 'shell shock' as a direct result of the harrowing conditions in the trenches, and the horrors they had to witness. Almost half of women who miscarry are thought to show signs of PTSD, while American doctors have now approved trials to treat PTSD with ecstasy. Some 12 in 100 Gulf War Veterans develop the illness, as do many British soldiers who have fought in Afghanistan and Iraq in recent years. People affected by the condition are often forced to relive a traumatic event from their past, through a series of nightmares … [Read more...] about How is PTSD treated, what are the signs of trauma and how was shell shock treated in WW1?
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SEPSIS is the primary cause of death from infection around the world, claiming around 40,000 lives in the UK each year. That's more than more than bowel, breast or prostrate cancer combined. The deadly condition has been highlighted in Coronation Street this week after character Jack Webster developed sepsis and was told he would need his foot amputated after the infection left his life hanging in the balance. We've got all the information you need on the condition here... What is sepsis? The condition is always triggered by an infection. Most often the culprit is an infection we all recognise - pneumonia, urinary infections (UTIs), skin infections including cellulitis and infections in the stomach, appendicitis for example. Typically, when a person suffers a minor cut, the area surrounding the wound will become red, swollen and warm to touch. This is evidence the body's immune system has kicked into action, releasing white blood cells to the site of the injury to kill off the … [Read more...] about What is sepsis, how do you get it and what are the symptoms and signs of the infection?
As the summer heatwave goes on, many of us will be wanting to spend more time enjoying the sunshine. But there are also major health risks as the weather gets hotter. In heatstroke, the body's ability to control its temperature fails, so it becomes dangerously overheated. Heatstroke can occur within a matter of minutes and may lead to unconsciousness. The affected person may become dizzy, have a headache and seem restless or confused. Without proper treatment, heatstroke can cause damage to the brain, heart, kidneys and muscles. Heatstroke can be very dangerous, and needs emergency treatment, so it is important to know the signs. Symptoms of heatstroke A precursor to heatstroke is heat exhaustion. Heat exhaustion is less serious, and the symptoms will usually get better if the person cools down. But if the heat exhaustion turns into heat stroke, it is an emergency and you should seek medical attention. The NHS says that signs of heat exhaustion include: headache dizziness and … [Read more...] about Signs of heatstroke and how to treat it as temperatures soar
A young bride had to teach herself how to read and write again after suffering a massive stroke after her dream honeymoon, aged just 27. Sarah Revill-Dews had only just returned from her dream honeymoon in Sri Lanka and the Maldives when she was struck down by a devastating stroke. Doctors initially blamed her symptoms on a migraine, but later realised she had suffered a stroke, possibly caused by a combination of the flight home and the contraceptive pill. After getting back to the UK in May, 2017, Sarah was laid low with a painful headache, which she put down to jet lag. Scroll down for video. Sarah Revill-Dews, 28, lost the ability to speak, read or write after suffering a stroke But when Sarah, now 28, returned to work as a project manager after her holiday, she was socked to find she couldn't speak, read or write. As excited colleagues gathered to ask her about the wedding and honeymoon, she could only say: 'It was ok.' Sarah said: 'When I couldn't … [Read more...] about Young bride’s stroke ’caused by the pill and long flight home’
0 Post a comment Monday, 2 July 2018 - Cricket by Contributed Item - Contributed Item @twitter.com/gem_news [email protected] Sensational performances by Mark Dixon and Rob Jones steered Porthcawl to an emphatic 137 run victory over local rivals Great Western, at Southerndown, and extended an impressive winning sequence to five matches. The Seasiders have risen from bottom spot, after a poor opening month to the campaign, to fourth, and now look to target the top two over the coming two months.With skipper Jack Tuck making his wedding vows as play commenced, Jones took the helm in a much-changed side, with a number of players attending the ceremony.The visitors’ batting again inspired the success, the platform set once again by openers Dixon and Nick Morgan, who batted beautifully to post 133 for the first wicket in just 28 overs. Morgan was content to play a supporting role and was dismissed for a well-compiled 37, with eight boundaries highlighting his … [Read more...] about Winning run shows no signs of stopping for Porthcawl Cricket firsts