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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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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 […]

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What is frozen shoulder and how to treat it

Frozen shoulder is a condition that leads to pain and stiffness of the shoulder. The pain from a frozen shoulder can be severe and is often worse at night. The stiffness can affect the ability to carry out normal everyday activities such as dressing, bathing or driving.

 
What Causes a Frozen Shoulder?
The shoulder capsule surrounds the […]

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Introducing an innovative new emphysema treatment at Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Specialist Care

Emphysema patients can suffer from shortness of breath, weight loss, fatigue, persistent wheezing and chesty cough, and more. A type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, known as COPD, it is responsible for 30,000 deaths annually in the UK. However, severe emphysema patients can receive a new lease of life, thanks to an innovative new vapour […]

By |August 28th, 2019|Conditions, Top Articles|Comments Off on Introducing an innovative new emphysema treatment at Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Specialist Care

How can cancer impact your mental health?

Cancer’s impact 

Due to medical advances over the last few decades, around half the people diagnosed with cancer are expected to survive for 10 years or more. The decline in quality of life caused by both the diagnosis and treatments e.g. surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy side effects (nausea, vomiting, hair loss, sleep problems, pain, flu like […]

By |August 6th, 2019|Conditions, Wellbeing & Fitness, Top Articles|Comments Off on How can cancer impact your mental health?

The warning signs of pre-eclampsia & how you can try to prevent it

Pre-eclampsia tends to occur in the third trimester of pregnancy, particularly around and after 34 weeks, and can also occur close to delivery and after delivery. It is a complication of pregnancy where the mother develops high blood pressure, swelling and protein in the urine.

 
Symptoms
Some mothers will have no symptoms at all except for swelling […]

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What is a molar pregnancy & what you need to know about this complication

Molar pregnancy, also known as Hydatidiform Mole or Gestational Trophoblastic Disease, occurs in around 1 in 600 to 1 in 1000 pregnancies. In this rare complication, the fetus and placenta do not develop normally, leading to a non-viable pregnancy.

Molar pregnancy can be partial or complete. Partial molar pregnancy is where there is a fetus with […]

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How to spot sciatica and what to expect with treatment

Amongst my most commonly treated conditions is sciatica, which is characterised by pain which radiates from the lower spine. This discomfort can extend through the buttocks and legs. This pain, which ranges from mild to excruciating (medically termed lumbar radiculopathy) is a surprisingly common condition. While the general population has an 80-90% chance of experiencing […]

By |July 12th, 2019|Conditions, Wellbeing & Fitness, Top Articles|Comments Off on How to spot sciatica and what to expect with treatment

Do you have Gilmore’s Groin or a Sports Hernia?

Gilmore’s Groin, athletic pubalgia (AP), sports hernia, and pubic inguinal pain syndrome are all terms used to describe a spectrum of injuries that involve the muscle, tendon and ligaments that make up a dense connective tissue fascia that anchors onto the pubic bone and inguinal region. The groin itself also has the interesting dilemma of […]

By |July 9th, 2019|Conditions, Wellbeing & Fitness, Top Articles|Comments Off on Do you have Gilmore’s Groin or a Sports Hernia?