Yearly Archives: 2016

/2016
­

4 Olympic events to try at home

Summer 2016 spells the beginning of the Rio Olympics and the whole world is getting ready to spend just over two weeks absolutely sports mad.  With that in mind, here at Doctify we have produced a guide on how you can use this summer’s Olympic inspiration to get more involved in sport.

Running

Did you know that […]

By |August 2nd, 2016|Wellbeing & Fitness|Comments Off on 4 Olympic events to try at home

Ask the expert: 5 questions about back pain

“Why do I have back pain?” 

Low back pain is an extremely common problem. So common that it is normal to get some back pain from time to time. Most of the time it is caused by muscular spasms due to fatigue or inflammation. It is rarely serious and usually improves by keeping active, doing gentle exercise and taking simple pain killers. It is best to avoid prolonged periods of sitting, […]

By |July 29th, 2016|Wellbeing & Fitness, Top Articles|Comments Off on Ask the expert: 5 questions about back pain

Can drinking water before meals make you eat less?

We all know it’s important to drink water to stay hydrated and healthy. However drinking water before meals may be a great way of controlling food intake and feeling fuller quicker. We had a look at some interesting studies that show how water can really fill you up.

Drinking water can help prevent you from overeating by […]

By |July 18th, 2016|Wellbeing & Fitness|Comments Off on Can drinking water before meals make you eat less?

How is air pollution in London affecting our health?

The Guardian recently shared an article on “How air pollution affects your health”.

Health conditions such as suppressed lung growth in children, asthma, heart disease and the onset of type 2 diabetes have been linked to air pollution. The image below by the Guardian shows the parts of the body affected by air pollution:

Each year, around 40,000 […]

By |July 18th, 2016|Wellbeing & Fitness|Comments Off on How is air pollution in London affecting our health?

How to eat healthy in the summer

We’ve just passed this years half way mark and that New Year’s resolution you made back in January to eat healthier has long been forgotten. However, it’s not too late, summer is a great time to revamp your diet.

Doctify has put together some tips based on The Eatwell guide released by Public Health England.

Here’s how […]

By |July 16th, 2016|Wellbeing & Fitness|Comments Off on How to eat healthy in the summer

July Health News

With the summer holidays here, my aim is to find plenty of time to do nothing. But even when I get the chance to, I usually end up doing something. I see the same in healthcare all the time, where there’s so often an overwhelming urge to do something, even when there may be nothing […]

By |July 12th, 2016|Hot Topics|Comments Off on July Health News

Ask the expert: Moles and skin cancer

Book Dr Mahto

 
Interviewed by Gurminder for Doctify

Everywhere you look these days, skin cancer is in the news.  This comes as no great surprise to most dermatologists, as the number of melanomas we see each week continues to increase.  Data shows that over the last thirty years, rates of malignant melanoma in Great Britain have risen […]

By |June 27th, 2016|Skin & Beauty|Comments Off on Ask the expert: Moles and skin cancer

My cholesterol is high. Should I be worried?

Interviewed by Gurminder for Doctify

Complex “plaques” are deposits that can form in the walls of arteries. Cholesterol is a key component of these plaques. Over time, they can get bigger and cause narrowing of the arteries. In the heart arteries this can restrict blood supply to the heart muscle leading to angina or a heart […]

By |June 16th, 2016|Conditions|Comments Off on My cholesterol is high. Should I be worried?

Men’s health week: 5 symptoms you should never ignore

.Book a Specialist 

 
Written by Gurminder for Doctify

British men are paying the price for neglecting their health: more than 100,000 men a year die prematurely. Don’t suffer in silence when there’s help at hand.

Here are five common health issues for men and the symptoms you should look our for.

 

Man Down

We can all go through a time […]

By |June 14th, 2016|Conditions|Comments Off on Men’s health week: 5 symptoms you should never ignore

Aspirin: Can you take it to Prevent Heart Disease?

Written by Dr Farooq Rahman for Doctify
Aspirin was originally used to treat pain, fever and inflammation. Nowadays it is more commonly taken by people who have heart disease to help prevent a heart attack. Research also suggests it can be taken by healthy people to prevent heart disease and bowel cancer, but the risk of […]

By |June 14th, 2016|Conditions|Comments Off on Aspirin: Can you take it to Prevent Heart Disease?