Monthly Archives: July 2015

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Fact Check: Do High Heels Cause Bunions?

Written by Mr R. Lloyd Williams for Doctify
What actually are bunions?
Bunions or Hallux Valgus occur when the big toe is misaligned. The classic symptoms are a bumpy side of the foot, pain and swelling over the big toe joint which is aggravated by shoes, callused and red skin by the big toe, the second toe overlapping with […]

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Mental Health: How to Spot and Treat Depression

.Interviewed by Gurminder for Doctify
Doctify spoke to Alexander Hedger on the very real issue of mental health and asked him to explain ways of spotting, combating and dealing with depression.

Alex has significant experience in using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to work with clients experiencing a wide range of difficulties. As well as being an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist Alex has managed […]

By |July 28th, 2015|Conditions|Comments Off on Mental Health: How to Spot and Treat Depression

Our Guide to Understanding Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Written by Mr Alexander Hedger for Doctify
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) helps you solve difficulties by exploring the patterns of how you think and behave in different situations that impact on your emotions.

A key idea behind CBT is that it is our perceptions of events (so basically how we see them, not necessarily others) that can affect […]

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Why does my Lower Back Hurt?

 Written by Mr Cheyne Voss for Doctify
Each year, one in three people will develop back pain. Most often this is lower back pain. About four in five people are affected at some point in their lifetime.

It mostly affects those aged between 30 and 60 years old.

Doctify spoke to a leading physiotherapist, Cheyne Voss, and asked him […]

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Ankle Sprain: How to make a Speedy Recovery

Written by Cheyne Voss for Doctify
Many of us have suffered the misfortune of and associated discomfort of a sprained ankle. However, there are many things you can do to help improve your chance of a speedy recovery and prevent re-injuring yourself.

Doctify managed to catch up with Cheyne Voss and got the full lowdown on ankle sprains. Mr Voss is one […]

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Acid Reflux Diet Recipe: Crispy Parsnip Fries

Written by Professor Laurence Lovat for Doctify
Acid reflux, or gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a common problem estimated to affect approximately 1 in 5 people on a weekly basis and 1 in 10 people on a daily basis.

Diet is a major contributing factor, but with increasing working days and easier access to fast food, avoiding […]

By |July 24th, 2015|Conditions|3 Comments

How to Find the Right Specialist with Doctify

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.Written by Gurminder for Doctify

Our fast-paced lifestyles don’t allow much time for us to be ill; therefore we at Doctify believe it is key to be proactive about your healthcare. A great healthcare specialist will help you stay well and aid you to health when you are not feeling yourself.

Doctify is a new online […]

By |July 22nd, 2015|Wellbeing & Fitness|1 Comment

Doctor’s tips: How to get the Right Treatment

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Written by Gurminder for Doctify
Research shows very few patients have been proactive about their healthcare up until recently. This may be due to the constant fear of patients being informed of potential health problems or long-term illnesses.

However patients are now taking control of their health and prefer to be more proactive. When it […]

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Why doing what you love is good for your health

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Written by Mr Will Pike for Doctify
Why will doing what you love improve your health?

Why? Because love is what ultimately will bring you optimal health.

Not willpower. Nor having a perfect diet. Nor even exercising seven days a week.

No, my friend, it’s love – and connecting to your heart – that will give you access to […]

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Summer in the City: Tips for Protecting your Skin

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Written by Gurminder for Doctify

Everyone wants to make the most of the sun when its out, but over exposing your skin to sunlight can cause many physical changes on your skin such as freckles, wrinkles, age spots and change in texture.

Although we all need our vitamin D- too much sun can cause changes […]

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