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 […]
The weeks leading up to the arrival of a new baby can be both exciting and crazy, with an endless, ever-changing list of things to plan and prepare for. So, needless to say, it can mean the world to expectant parents to receive a thoughtful gift or little treat from those close to them at such a transitional time. If you have relatives or close friends that are getting ready for their little one to arrive, here are just a few gift ideas for them:
If you have visited any […]