Spirometry is a standard test doctors use to measure how well your lungs are functioning. The test works by measuring airflow into and out of your lungs.
To take a spirometry test, you sit and breath into a samll machine calld a spirometer. This medical device records the amount of air you breathe in and out and the speed of your breath.
Spirometry tests are used to diagnose these conditions:
Restrictive lung disease (such as interstitial pulmonary fibrosis)
other disorders affecting lung function
They also allow your doctor to monitor chronic lung conditions th check that your currect treatment is improving your breathing.
Ear Wax Build Up
Earwax normally falls out on its own. When its blocking your ears, a pharmacist can help
How you can treat earwax build-up yourself
Dont use your fingers or any objects like cotton buds to remove earwax. This will push it in and make it worse. Earwax usually falls out on its own. If it doesn't and blocks your ear, put 2 to 3 drops of olive or almond oil in your ear, especially at night when you're lying down. Theres's no evidence that ear candles or ear vacuums get rid of earwax.
A Pharmacist can help with earwax buld-up
Speak to a pharmacist about earwax build-up. They give advice and suggest treatments. They might recommend chemical drops to dissolve the earwax. The earwax should fall out on its own or dissolve after about a week. Don't use drops if you have a hole in your eardrum (a perforated eardrum)
See a nurse at your GP practice if:
Your ear hasn't cleared after 5 days
Your ear is badly blocked and you can't hear anything ( you can get an infection if it isn't cleared)
The attached leaflet explains how instil eardrops. Please follow the link
Ear Wax Removal Self Help Guide
Helicobacter Pylori Breath Test
What is a Helicobacter Pylori Breath Test?
Helicobacter Pylori is a bacterium which can live in the stomach. A Helicobacter Pylori breath test is a simple breath test to determine wheather or not you have an infection in your stomach caused by the bacterium Helicobacter Pylori.
Why do i need a Helicobacter Pylori Breath Test ?
Due to your symptoms your healthcare professional has decided that you may have a stomach infection caused by the bacterium Helicobacter Pylori. As such, your healthcare professional has asked the department to perform a Helicobacter Pyloris breath test for one of two reasons:
Your healthcare professional wants to confirm wheather you are suffering from Helicobacter Pylori to help diagnose your condition.
Your have already been diagnosed as being infected with Helicobacter Pylori and have taken the medication aimed at clearing inection. Your healthcare professional now wished to find out if the treatment has been successful.
Can the test have any complications or risks?
There are no compliations, risks or side effects documented from people having a Helicobacter Pylori breath test performed. It is not expected that performing the Helicobacter Pylori breath test during pregnancy and lactation has any damaging effect. The Helicobacter Pylori breath test has no influence on the ability to drive or to use machinery.
How do i prepare for the Helicobacter Pylori Breath Test ?
Please read this information leaflet. Share the information it contains with your partner and family (if uou wish) so that they can be of help and support.
The following leaflet explains how to prepare for the test:
Helicobacter Breath Test Information
Home Blood Pressure Monitoring
Please follow the link to the attached leaflet
Blood pressure Monitoring
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