Forth Valley Staff and Patients Contribute to Breakthrough in COVID-19 Treatment

Schools and the school-aged immunisation service can identify which accessible versions would be helpful for their cohorts. For example, if there are students who are deaf or use BSL, they can make the videos available on screens or share the link with parents and children. It is important to recognise that many BSL users rely on BSL
resources as written literacy in this group can be lower. Vaccination will be available through community pharmacy and general practice in accordance with the relevant service specifications.

  • Make sure you return to your doctor if your symptoms persist or keep coming back after stopping treatment, regardless of their severity or your age.
  • Your dose may need to be reduced slowly over a few weeks or months.
  • The recommended cholesterol levels in the blood vary between those with a higher or lower risk of developing arterial disease.

For example, a test for rheumatoid factor and anti-CCP antibodies, may be carried out to rule out rheumatoid arthritis. This is because the condition shares many symptoms with more common health conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, which need to be ruled out first. Your dose may need to be reduced slowly over a few weeks or months. If you’ve been taking corticosteroids for a while, you may also need tests before you stop taking them.

Cancer information and support

Benign tumours tend to be slow growing and do not spread to other areas of the body. However, they can still become very large and can cause the skin to ulcerate or interfere with limb movement. These are lumps formed from fat and can occur on any part of the body under the skin. You may also be contacted by a local NHS service, such as your GP surgery, to get a vaccine for you or your child.

Human rights are the basic rights and freedoms that belong to every person in the world. There is further UK legislation (the 2010 equality act) that bans unfair treatment and promotes equal opportunities in the workplace and wider society. As speech and language therapists (SLTs) one of the most important aspects of being deaf aware relates to communication. Visit the glossary for definitions of commonly used terms, as well as some additional information about how we hear.

What corticosteroids are used for

We bring people with Parkinson’s, their carers and families together via our network of local groups, website and free confidential helpline. Specialist nurses, our supporters and staff provide information and training on every aspect of Parkinson’s. Arrange of medicines are available to help manage the symptoms and your specialist or Parkinson’s nurse (if you have one) will help you find the best ones for you.

In many cases, polymyalgia rheumatica improves on its own after this time. However, there’s a chance that the condition will return (relapse) once treatment stops. As inflammation is a characteristic of many conditions, high levels don’t automatically mean that you have polymyalgia rheumatica. Further tests may be needed to help rule out other conditions that cause inflammation.

Accessing medicines self-help guide

A diagnosis can usually only be made with confidence once there is evidence of at least two separate attacks. The chance of a brother, sister or child of a person with MS also developing MS themselves is less than one in 30. MS is not defined as a genetic condition because there is no single gene that causes it. It’s not directly inherited, although research has shown people who are related to someone with MS are more likely to develop it.

The MNDA can give you information, practical advice and support about living with motor neurone disease and coping with the emotional impact of being diagnosed. The end of life for someone with motor neurone disease isn’t usually distressing and is most often in their own home. In most cases, a person with the condition will die in their sleep as the end stage of gradual weakness in their breathing muscles. Although some people with the condition will have swallowing problems, they won’t choke to death.

The chances of developing prostate cancer increase as you get older. How Parkinson’s affects someone can change from day to day, and even from hour to hour – symptoms that may be noticeable one day may not be a problem the next. Although at times life can be difficult, many people with Parkinson’s continue to lead active, fulfilling lives.

Your rights and support

This is usually done by text or a phone call, but you may sometimes get a letter or a notification in the NHS App. As with any type of depression, SAD can be difficult to live with. As with other types of depression, the two main symptoms of SAD are a low mood and a lack of interest in life.