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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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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 […]

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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|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

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 […]

By |September 3rd, 2019|Conditions, Hot Topics|Comments Off on What is frozen shoulder and how to treat it

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 […]

By |July 23rd, 2019|Conditions, Top Articles|Comments Off on The warning signs of pre-eclampsia & how you can try to prevent it