Earlier this year in January, famous actress Kate Beckinsale was hospitalised for a ruptured ovarian cyst. Ovarian cysts are fluid filled sacs which grow on one or both ovaries. They are very common and can be diagnosed during an incidental pelvic ultrasound scan. It is estimated that one in ten women will have surgery during […]
Seasonal hayfever (or allergic rhinitis) is very common, affecting up to 25% of people in the UK. It typically develops during childhood and can cause symptoms such as nasal congestion, itch, sneezing and runny nose as well as effecting the eyes and causing asthma symptoms. For many it is just an irritation and can be […]
The link between sport and cardiac arrest is one that is often undetected, especially in high-profile athletes. Can high intensity sport cause cardiac events? If you have an undetected cardiovascular condition then it might – but, for the vast majority of people, exercise remains hugely beneficial.
Dr Mark Mason, a consultant cardiologist at Royal Brompton […]
When choosing to undergo any surgical procedure, it is understandable that some people are anxious about how the operation will go. Eye surgery especially can make patients squeamish – after all, we only have one pair of eyes – what if something goes wrong?
Thankfully, the statistics show that the risk of complications is very low […]
Early pregnancy is a time for excitement, joy and hope. However, for some, it can also bring despair and grief, as this is a very delicate stage of pregnancy where problems could occur . Therefore, it is important to be able to recognise the signs and symptoms of potential complications in the early stages of […]
Allergic rhinitis is a potentially debilitating condition that is probably more common than you think. More than 1 in 10 people suffer with allergies and more often than not the nose is one of the main areas affected.
The term allergic rhinitis indicates a condition causing inflammation of the lining of the nose and sinuses […]
Sleeping is a basic human need- like breathing, eating and drinking. It is vitally important for physical health. In this article, we hear from an expert at Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Specialist Care, Dr Alanna Hare, about why it’s so important to treat sleep disorders.
Around 30 to 50 per cent of the adult population […]
Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation is a well-known corrective procedure. Thanks to new innovative three-dimensional (3D) mapping systems, more cardiac arrhythmia patients can now benefit from zero radiation exposure during transcatheter procedures. Pioneered by Dr Sabine Ernst, consultant cardiologist and reader in cardiology at Royal Brompton Hospital, the unique 3D mapping technique removes the need for […]
Written by Mr Brian Musgrove for Doctify
There have been significant advances in gender issues over the last twenty years and a movement towards acceptance that gender identity is not as straightforward as many of us once thought.
Changing opinion has given a growing confidence to the transgender community, but there is still a long way to go […]
Written by Ms Rhona Flemming for Doctify
Fibroids are benign (non-cancerous) growths within the uterine muscle. They are extremely common, with approximately 50% of women having fibroids in their lifetime, but most as small and symptomatic.
Some women remain concerned that fibroids may interfere with their chance of conceiving, having a healthy pregnancy and giving birth.
In this article, Consultant Gynaecologist […]