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Can Vitamin D Help Your Asthma?

Written by Dr Tuck-kay Loke for Doctify
Most of us know that vitamins are good for your health. However, recent evidence has suggested that supplementation of Vitamin D may, in fact, help patients who are regularly using corticosteroid therapy for their asthma. A number of clinical trials have tested whether taking Vitamin D as a supplement has an effect […]

By |September 18th, 2018|Conditions, Top Articles|Comments Off on Can Vitamin D Help Your Asthma?

Cochlear Implantation: Not Just For Those With No Hearing

Written by Professor Iain Bruce for Doctify
Conventional hearing aids just aren’t powerful enough anymore? Your child is not reaching speech, language & educational milestones despite wearing a powerful hearing aid? Powerful hearing aids help, but you’re exhausted at the end of the day because of the effort of listening?

Have your questions answered by Professor Iain Bruce of the […]

By |August 31st, 2018|Conditions, Hot Topics|Comments Off on Cochlear Implantation: Not Just For Those With No Hearing

All Ears: What You Need to Know About Pinnaplasty

Written by Professor Iain Bruce for Doctify
What is a Pinnaplasty?
Some people are born with prominent ears that cause them significant psychological distress and lower self-esteem.
Can you Describe the Procedure?
There are two main surgical techniques utilised for correcting prominent ears: ‘suture’ and ‘cartilage scoring’.

Both are established methods and your surgeon will use the technique that gives them the […]

By |August 15th, 2018|Conditions, Skin & Beauty, Hot Topics, Top Articles|Comments Off on All Ears: What You Need to Know About Pinnaplasty

Reducing Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Written by Mr Ashu Gandhi for Doctify
Just reading the words breast cancer can cause anxiety for many women.

Yet, with continuous improvements in technology and treatment, we know more than ever before about beating cancer. Here Breast Surgeon, Mr Ashu Gandhi, shares the ways in which you can modify your lifestyle and reduce your risk of developing breast cancer.
How […]

By |August 13th, 2018|Conditions, Wellbeing & Fitness, Hot Topics|Comments Off on Reducing Your Risk of Breast Cancer

A Complete Guide to Ultrasound Scans from a Radiologist

Written for Doctify by Dr Russell Young
Radiologist Dr Russell Young tells us everything you can expect from ultrasound scans.
What are the origins of ultrasound scanners?

The era of modern ultrasound advanced rapidly due to World War I, and the sinking of the Titanic. In 1914 it was used to detect submarines and icebergs, and then RADAR […]

By |July 22nd, 2018|Conditions, Top Articles|Comments Off on A Complete Guide to Ultrasound Scans from a Radiologist

A Complete Guide to MRI Scans from a Radiologist

Written for Doctify by Dr Russell Young
Radiologist Dr Russell Young tells us what you can expect when you go into the hospital for an MRI scan.
What are the origins of MRI scanners?

In 1937 nuclear magnetic resonance was discovered and this phenomenon was developed into magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in 1971. The first MRI scanner was […]

By |July 22nd, 2018|Conditions, Top Articles|Comments Off on A Complete Guide to MRI Scans from a Radiologist

Everything You Need to Know About Shoulder Pain

Written by Mr Nashat Siddiqui for Doctify
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mr Nashat Siddiqui’s guide to shoulder pain and injuries.
What is the most common cause of shoulder pain?
Unlike the hip joint, the shoulder is made up of more than one ‘joint’, and therefore there are many areas that can cause pain.

 

 

The tendons that attach around the joint form […]

By |May 24th, 2018|Conditions|Comments Off on Everything You Need to Know About Shoulder Pain

What are Cataracts and How are they Treated?

Written by Miss Sharmina Khan for Doctify
Losing part or all of your eyesight can be a frightening notion, however it is something that often occurs with age. Here to tell us a little more about what to expect when this happens is Ophthalmologist, Miss Sharmina Khan.
What is a cataract?
Cataractogenesis is an ageing process, whereby the […]

By |May 23rd, 2018|Conditions|Comments Off on What are Cataracts and How are they Treated?

What is Cirrhosis of the Liver and How is it Treated?

Written by Dr Yiannis Kallis for Doctify
Liver health is incredibly important – but how can you tell if yours is damaged? What are the symptoms and how can this be treated? Here to tell us is Gastroenterologist, Dr Yiannis Kallis.
What is cirrhosis?
Cirrhosis refers to extensive scarring and damage to the liver. This usually only develops gradually […]

By |May 21st, 2018|Conditions|Comments Off on What is Cirrhosis of the Liver and How is it Treated?

VIDEO: What is Anxiety and how can it be Reduced?

Featuring Dr Brock Chisholm for Doctify
Anxiety is something that many people live with and have to conquer every day. Whether you suffer every so often in times of great stress or whether you feel crippled by it all the time, it can be debilitating. Luckily, there is help to be had. Psychologist Dr Brock Chisholm […]

By |May 14th, 2018|Conditions|Comments Off on VIDEO: What is Anxiety and how can it be Reduced?