The different types of heart arrhythmia

This animation will show some of the most common types of arrhythmia. Click the navigation arrows below the animation screen to play, pause, rewind or fast-forward the animation. This animation contains sound. Your heart is a muscular organ which lies in the centre of your chest. Your heartbeat is controlled by electrical impulses, which travel…

Diabetes – symptoms, causes and treatments

Well, it’s certainly a startling figure that the number of obese adults in the UK has tripled since 1980. In 2008, around seven out of 10 men and six out of 10 women in the UK were overweight (or obese). Joining me here today is Dr Sneh, a medical director at Bupa. Dr Sneh with…

Having your blood pressure taken

This animation will show what happens when you have your blood pressure taken. Click the navigation arrows below the animation screen to play, pause, rewind or fast-forward the animation. This animation contains sound. You may have your blood pressure taken with a digital machine or with a sphygmomanometer. Here we show a digital machine that…

How type 2 diabetes develops

This animation will show how type 2 diabetes develops. Click the navigation arrows below the animation screen to play, pause, rewind or fast-forward the animation. This animation contains sound. Diabetes is a condition where your body is unable to regulate the amount of sugar (or glucose) in your blood properly. Glucose is absorbed from food…

How chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) develops

This animation will show the changes that occur in the lungs if you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Click the navigation arrows below the animation screen to play, pause, rewind or fast-forward the animation. This animation contains sound. Air passes through the trachea and bronchi to the lungs when you breathe. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease…