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 […]
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 […]
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.
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Written by Mr Chris Macgovern for Doctify
For some reason, our society often puts the greatest pressure on us when we are at our most vulnerable. This is the case when relationships end. We have to be at our most business-like, thinking calmly out into the future, just when our emotions are all over the place. Here, […]
Written by Miss Meg Wilson for Doctify
When it comes to contraception there are many different options to consider, one of which is the coil. A contraceptive coil is a small device which sits inside the womb preventing pregnancy and has been proven to be very effective. Consultant Gynaecologist, Miss Meg Wilson, frequently speaks to women […]
Written by Kate Potter for Doctify
Mindfulness. You may have heard it spoken of with reverence or disdain. Either way, it seems to be a polarising practice that has kept people talking. But what actually is mindfulness? And what is the point?
Top Doctify Psychologist, Dr Kate Potter is here to explain to us exactly what the […]