Medical Science

The Echelon Health Blog. An informed view on the world of Personal Health Assessment.
Mar 28

Have you ever wondered what your lymph nodes are and what they do?

By Kornelija Dedelaite

As an integral component of your immune system, your lymph nodes are always on the lookout for risks to your health. What knowledge do you have about lymph nodes, is…

Mar 20

Hormones: What are they, what do they do and what happens when things go wrong?

By Kornelija Dedelaite

Hormones: what are they? Hormones are chemicals that communicate with your organs, skin, muscles, and other tissues through your bloodstream to regulate various bodily activities. Your body receives these messages…

Mar 14

High blood pressure and how silent heart attacks are more common than you think

By Kornelija Dedelaite

Despite its astonishing prevalence of one in three people in the UK, many people struggle with the diagnosis of high blood pressure, or hypertension. It’s worth exploring why, because being…

Mar 06

Reduction in stroke fatalities highlights the need for prevention

By Kornelija Dedelaite

Between 2016 and 2021 the number of stroke deaths in England and Wales decreased significantly. In fact, in 2021 it was the 4th most common cause of death compared to…

Feb 28

The benefits of early detection and treatment for autoimmune lung illness

By Kornelija Dedelaite

A man has a follow-up appointment with his rheumatologist after receiving a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) five years earlier. Fortunately, he takes medicine to effectively manage his arthritis. He…

Feb 21

Improving sleep quality may benefit cardiac health

By Kornelija Dedelaite

71% of adult UK citizens do not get the required seven to nine hours of sleep per night. Sleep may appear like a luxury in our hectic lifestyle, where we…

Feb 14

Merkel cell carcinoma is uncommon, frequently aggressive, and best detected early

By Kornelija Dedelaite

First, there’s good news: there are very few cases of Merkel cell cancer. In the United Kingdom, there were just over 1,500 cases between 1999 and 2008. However, this uncommon…

Feb 08

King Charles’ cancer diagnosis highlights the importance of early diagnosis & preventative healthcare

By Echelon Health

The recent news of King Charles’s cancer diagnosis has sent shockwaves across the nation, reminding all of us of the importance of detecting health conditions early on. While the specifics…

Feb 07

Cervical cancer signs and symptoms

By Echelon Health

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month – a time of year when women’s cervical health is brought to the forefront of people’s minds to help raise awareness of cervical cancer….

Jan 24

The Complete Guide on Preventive Health for Men

By Kornelija Dedelaite

Even though you have little control over your genetics, maintaining general health can help reduce your chance of acquiring a number of problems in the future. A common misperception among…

Jan 17

How is a colonoscopy different from an endoscopy?

By Kornelija Dedelaite

The word “endoscopy” refers to a broader range of non-surgical visual inspection techniques used to look into the human body. For instance, a colonoscopy looks at the entire colon, the…

Jan 10

Science of diabetes; what do long-term studies tell us about this and other diseases?

By Kornelija Dedelaite

When type 2 diabetes is detected in a person who has prediabetes, or early indications of the disease, it can frequently be slowed down or prevented, as the Diabetes Prevention…