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Sandal season: Taking care of your feet this summer

Now that the weather is now warming up, people are spending extra time outside taking part in sports and other activities such as outdoor walks. Like all other parts of the body, feet require regular TLC and checkups by a state-registered podiatrist. We need to remember that healthy feet start with healthy skin and good […]

Unexplained Weight Gain: How much is too much?

Have you noticed you’ve been putting on weight and are struggling to understand why? Many women gain weight as they grow older. But how much is too much and how can you stop the middle age spread? Obesity specialist and consultant diabetologist Dr Harvineder Chahal from London Medical shares his advice.

 

Many women struggle with weight […]

Do I need to have my ovarian cyst removed?

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 […]

Sublingual Immunotherapy – An Effective Treatment for Hayfever

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 […]

By |May 21st, 2019|Conditions, Wellbeing & Fitness, Top Articles|0 Comments

Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals expert explains the link between sport and cardiac conditions

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 […]

By |May 14th, 2019|Conditions, Wellbeing & Fitness, Top Articles|Comments Off on Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals expert explains the link between sport and cardiac conditions

Keep Your Head in the Game: What You Need to Know About ACL Injuries

An Interview with Professor Paul Lee for Doctify
ACL reconstruction is a common repair for athletes of all abilities. Surgeons are always upping their game when it comes to technique, meaning patients can keep getting the win!

Prof. Paul Lee, consultant orthopaedic surgeon and Professor of sports medicine at MSK Doctors tells Doctify how there are many activities that […]

By |November 7th, 2018|Conditions, Wellbeing & Fitness|Comments Off on Keep Your Head in the Game: What You Need to Know About ACL Injuries

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

Keeping on top of your Sexual Health

Written by Mr Narendra Pisal for Doctify

Do you only consider your sexual health when something appears wrong or when embarking on a new relationship?

It is so important to know your sexual health symptoms and be aware of your sexual health at all times, especially as many sexually transmitted diseases (STIs) present no symptoms at all. […]

By |July 22nd, 2018|Wellbeing & Fitness, Top Articles|Comments Off on Keeping on top of your Sexual Health

Essential Tips for Female Cyclists from a Gynaecologist

Written by Mrs Pradnya Pisal for Doctify

It is fantastic that cycling is on the increase with more women cycling to work, keeping fit or just taking the kids for a bike ride. However, the act of cycling itself can cause problems for women and their genitalia. Here Consultant Gynaecologist, Mrs Pradnya Pisal, highlights the common problems […]

By |July 22nd, 2018|Wellbeing & Fitness, Top Articles|Comments Off on Essential Tips for Female Cyclists from a Gynaecologist

Everything You Need to Know about Total Joint Replacement

Written by Dr Charles Rivière for Doctify

Joint replacements for hips and knees was successfully introduced in the 20th century. In order to prevent implant fixation failure and accelerated polyethylene wear, it was initially recommended (conventional technique) that implants were positioned in a ‘biomechanically friendly’ way, which disregarded most of the individual patient anatomy.

While those initial […]

By |July 22nd, 2018|Wellbeing & Fitness, Top Articles|Comments Off on Everything You Need to Know about Total Joint Replacement