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Top tips for avoiding back pain at work

Occupational back pain is incredibly common. It can affect most people when remaining sedentary or not moving from one position for long periods of time. 

The most common presentations are: tightness, stiffness or pain through the neck, shoulders or lower back, but it can be felt anywhere along the spine from the head to the hips. In […]

By |July 2nd, 2019|Conditions, Wellbeing & Fitness, Top Articles|Comments Off on Top tips for avoiding back pain at work

Does taking vitamin D help prevent osteoporosis?

Vitamin D is yet another vitamin most individuals are aware of, whether it’s from supplements or from your diet. Dr Mahmud, of the London Osteoporosis Clinic goes into detail about what this vitamin does for our diets, and why it’s vitally important for our bone health. 

 
Vitamin D
Our skin naturally produces vitamin D when exposed to […]

By |June 25th, 2019|Conditions, Wellbeing & Fitness, Top Articles|Comments Off on Does taking vitamin D help prevent osteoporosis?

Considering Arthritis as a Medical Emergency

The view that arthritis is just another thing that happens to us as we have as we get older, and thinking that it is inevitable, is an extremely outdated as well as dangerous way to view the condition. Living through arthritis without treatment can affect someone’s productivity, and sometimes even life expectancy in severe cases.

There […]

By |June 18th, 2019|Conditions, Wellbeing & Fitness, Hot Topics, Top Articles|Comments Off on Considering Arthritis as a Medical Emergency

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 […]

By |June 6th, 2019|Wellbeing & Fitness, Skin & Beauty, Hot Topics, Top Articles|Comments Off on Sandal season: Taking care of your feet this summer

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 […]

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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 […]

By |May 21st, 2019|Conditions, Wellbeing & Fitness, Top Articles|Comments Off on Do I need to have my ovarian cyst removed?

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 […]

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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