If there’s one thing I’ve noticed during my years working in the medical field, it’s that the majority of women don’t understand their periods. As your period usually goes on for about 40 years of your life, it’s nice to have an understanding of what’s going on inside your body. Most women get their first period between the ages of 10-16, the average age being 12. On the other end, most women stop having periods between the ages of 45-55, the average age being 51.
WHAT IS YOUR THYROID?
Your Thyroid is a small gland located just below the centre of your throat, at the base of the neck. It is often described as a ‘butterfly-shaped’ gland and is part of the body’s endocrine system; a network of glands and organs that use hormones to regulate the body.
The main purpose of your thyroid gland is to manufacture and secrete hormones that control the speed of your body’s metabolism (The process of converting food and drink into energy). The thyroid hormone, thyroxine (T4) is […]
You’ve likely heard people refer to “the gall” of someone as a way to describe a person who has a lot of nerve or brazenness! But did you know that this phrase originates from an organ in your body called the gallbladder?
WHAT IS THE GALLBLADDER?
The gallbladder, located under the liver, is a 4 inch pear-shaped organ that can cause a lot of hassle and discomfort when it’s not operating correctly. The role of the gallbladder is to store the bile produced by its larger neighbour, the liver. When this […]
If you have been referred for a medical ultrasound by your doctor, you may have a few queries in advance of your appointment. We thought it might be useful to compile a list of our most commonly asked questions to give you a better idea of what to expect.
Q: Will my health insurance cover my scan?
We do not deal directly with the different health insurance companies. We ask for payment from you at the time of the scan and issue you with a receipt to submit to your health insurance. Some […]