Yearly Archives: 2016

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The Probiotics Revolution

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Insights from a GP
Written by Dr Tim Lebens for Doctify

When it comes to the human body, it can be hard to the wood for the trees. We focus too heavily on one organ, one cellular structure or a single biochemical reaction. Things tend to be more complex. We see this in the relationship between mind and body, […]

By |November 4th, 2016|Wellbeing & Fitness|Comments Off on The Probiotics Revolution

All you need to know about Gallstones

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Written by Mr Khaled Dawas for Doctify

Gallstones are very common and affect more than one in ten adults in the UK at some point in their lives. They form in the gallbladder, which is found beneath the liver and functions as a store site for bile produced by the liver. Gallstones form when the level of […]

By |November 2nd, 2016|Conditions|Comments Off on All you need to know about Gallstones

Ask the surgeon: All you need to know about Hernia

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Written by Catherine Meyers for Doctify

Hernia, we have all heard of the condition before. It’s been mentioned here and there in our daily lives, but do we really know what it is? We asked Mr. Khaled Dawas, a specialist Upper GI Surgeon with many years’ experience of treating simple, complex and hiatus hernias all about them.

What […]

By |November 1st, 2016|Conditions|Comments Off on Ask the surgeon: All you need to know about Hernia

Reduce Stress This Festive Season

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Written by Catherine Meyers for Doctify

With the holidays right around the corner, you may start noticing yourself losing some sleep and becoming more stressed. We all love the festive season but it can be very stressful sometimes. We asked two of our specialists, Mr Alexander Hedger an accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (CBT) and […]

By |October 30th, 2016|Wellbeing & Fitness|Comments Off on Reduce Stress This Festive Season

5 Tips to Help You Sleep Smarter

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Written by Catherine Meyers for Doctify

How much sleep did you get last night? 10 hours? 8 hours? 4 hours? Since we were kids, we’ve been told over and over again that getting a good night’s sleep is important for our daily routine, productivity and function. Even a 2016 study done by economists Matthew Gibson and […]

By |October 30th, 2016|Wellbeing & Fitness|Comments Off on 5 Tips to Help You Sleep Smarter

Looking After Your Kidneys: If You Have Diabetes

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Written by Dr Jonathan Kwan for Doctify

It was variably reported that between 25% to 40% of diabetic patients (both Type 1 and Type 2) will develop diabetic kidney complication. This could be very mild with only a small amount of protein loss in the urine to very severe with progressive reduction in the filtration and waste […]

By |October 27th, 2016|Conditions|Comments Off on Looking After Your Kidneys: If You Have Diabetes

Chronic Kidney disease: Avoiding overdiagnosis

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Written by Dr Jonathan Kwan for Doctify

Tell someone they’ve got “chronic kidney disease” (CKD) and they’re likely to fear the worst: dialysis machines and waiting for a kidney transplant. However, most people who are told they have CKD won’t need these treatments and some are even mislabelled as having this condition when in fact they have […]

By |October 20th, 2016|Conditions|Comments Off on Chronic Kidney disease: Avoiding overdiagnosis

Ask the expert: All you need to know about Hair Transplant

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Written by Mr Greg Williams for Doctify

Hair transplantation involves harvesting donor hair and implanting it into thinning, balding or scarred areas. Two techniques are commonly used to harvest the donor hair: Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Strip Follicular Unit Transplant (Strip FUT). Both have been around since the 1930s and whilst each has advantages and disadvantages, […]

By |October 18th, 2016|Conditions|Comments Off on Ask the expert: All you need to know about Hair Transplant

Because Breathing is for Everyone!

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Written by Gurminder for Doctify

In today’s day and age, everyone is telling you to focus on your weight, your heart health, your physical health and your mental health. All have been proven to be equally important in your overall well-being, but most people tend to forget all about their lungs! We all need to […]

By |October 17th, 2016|Wellbeing & Fitness|Comments Off on Because Breathing is for Everyone!

October Health News

In October, as the weather turns and the darkness falls, I’m asking myself some big questions. What should we do about antibiotic resistance? When should I give my child peanut butter? And is my activity tracker to blame for my declining fitness levels?

 

Fit bit or bit fat?

When I reach my activity goal on my wearable […]

By |October 13th, 2016|Hot Topics|Comments Off on October Health News