Yearly Archives: 2019

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What you need to know about adult circumcision: Benefits, what to expect, and more

 ‘Circumcised men surgery’ is a big and serious decision to make. If you are thinking of circumcision as an adult, you need all the information.

 
Reasons:
There are many reasons for circumcision after 16 years of age and adults:

Lichen sclerosis called Balanitis xerotica obliterans (BXO) in men
Tight foreskin (phimosis)
Recurrent Balanitis
Trauma
Cancer
Personal
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By |December 10th, 2019|Conditions|Comments Off on What you need to know about adult circumcision: Benefits, what to expect, and more

The science behind being bad at something

From early on in our development, many of us are socialised to the notion that the value of our worth as a person is conditional upon the achievements we make (or failure to do so!) and from our early childhood experiences, we construct psychological perspectives of who we believe we are (i.e. core beliefs).

 
So does […]

By |December 5th, 2019|Wellbeing & Fitness, Hot Topics|Comments Off on The science behind being bad at something

Is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder an Anxiety Disorder? OCD Explained…

Written by Cognacity for Doctify
Anxiety
Anxiety is a normal but unpleasant feeling of unease, worry or fear that can range from mild to severe. It is a universal feeling driven by the evolutionary “fight-or-flight” response, which increases blood flow to muscles and suppresses irrelevant bodily functions (e.g. digestive system, which can cause nausea). In other words, […]

By |November 29th, 2019|Conditions, Hot Topics, Top Articles|Comments Off on Is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder an Anxiety Disorder? OCD Explained…

What are the symptoms and treatment of cataracts?

Written by Mr Sundeep Vaswani Bsc (Hons) MCOptom of Optegra Eye Health Care for Doctify
For the most part, cataracts develop with age, with early changes occurring in most cases after the age of 50-60. In these instances, there tends to be a gradual progressive change and therefore patients may notice a slow decline in their […]

By |November 11th, 2019|Conditions, Top Articles|Comments Off on What are the symptoms and treatment of cataracts?

What is a Facet Joint Injury and how can it be treated?

Mr Masood Shafafy, consultant spinal surgeon from Spine Solutions explains what facet joints are, symptoms associated with facet joint pain and how it can be treated. 

 
What are the facet joints?
Facet joints are the small joints between the vertebrae of the spine. If you think of the spine as a column of bones arranged one on […]

By |November 6th, 2019|Conditions, Hot Topics|Comments Off on What is a Facet Joint Injury and how can it be treated?

How to reconnect with our gut

Our microbiota is made up of trillions of tiny organisms called microbes that live in our gut. The gut microbiota is unique to each of us. They not only help digest the food we eat, but also produce molecules that influence our health via the immune system and impact gene expression. Beneficial bacteria prevent the […]

By |October 16th, 2019|Wellbeing & Fitness, Hot Topics, Top Articles|Comments Off on How to reconnect with our gut

4 Reasons Why Collecting Patient Feedback is so Important

It is becoming increasingly important for medical professionals to have a process in place for collecting patient feedback. Not only to collect positive reviews to help engage with new patients, but also as a way to identify any potential gaps in care or patient experience. Collecting patient feedback ultimately helps to improve patient satisfaction as […]

By |October 11th, 2019|For Clinicians|Comments Off on 4 Reasons Why Collecting Patient Feedback is so Important

Understanding the role alcohol plays in heart palpitations and rhythm problems

Heart rhythm problems affect millions of us in Britain. Can we prevent them from happening in the first place? Dr Jonathan Clague at Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Specialist Care says the damaging effects of alcohol on our cardiovascular health must be made clearer.

Have you ever felt your heart do something unusual? The smallest jump or flutter can serve as […]

By |October 10th, 2019|Conditions, Wellbeing & Fitness, Hot Topics|Comments Off on Understanding the role alcohol plays in heart palpitations and rhythm problems

Does phimosis always require circumcision in men: facts and advice

Male circumcision is hardly ever discussed, leading to a lack of information available regarding conditions regarding the foreskin. This leads to many conditions going undiagnosed, which can further complicate one’s health. Among one of these conditions, is phimosis, a term used for tight foreskin. Phimosis is a condition where you are not able to pull […]

By |September 27th, 2019|Conditions|Comments Off on Does phimosis always require circumcision in men: facts and advice

New, innovative transcatheter mitral valve repair at Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Specialist Care

The transcatheter mitral valve repair programme at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals, also called TMVR, is one of the world’s most experienced and comprehensive. Dr Robert Smith has treated in excess of 150 leaky mitral valves with innovative MitraClip therapy. So what’s it all about?

 
What can go wrong with the valves of the heart
Human heart […]

By |September 18th, 2019|Conditions, Hot Topics|Comments Off on New, innovative transcatheter mitral valve repair at Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Specialist Care