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Understanding the role alcohol plays in heart palpitations and rhythm problems

Heart rhythm problems affect millions of us in Britain. Can we prevent them from happening in the first place? Dr Jonathan Clague at Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Specialist Care says the damaging effects of alcohol on our cardiovascular health must be made clearer.

Have you ever felt your heart do something unusual? The smallest jump or flutter can serve as […]

By |October 10th, 2019|Conditions, Wellbeing & Fitness, Hot Topics|0 Comments

How can cancer impact your mental health?

Cancer’s impact 

Due to medical advances over the last few decades, around half the people diagnosed with cancer are expected to survive for 10 years or more. The decline in quality of life caused by both the diagnosis and treatments e.g. surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy side effects (nausea, vomiting, hair loss, sleep problems, pain, flu like […]

By |August 6th, 2019|Conditions, Wellbeing & Fitness, Top Articles|Comments Off on How can cancer impact your mental health?

Is Binge Watching TV Harming our Mental Health and Ruining our Sleep?

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Have you finished watching Mindhunter yet? How about Stranger Things? And then there’s The Sinner, Big Mouth and countless other shows on streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Video. With the rise of 24/7 streaming capabilities, people have started to embrace the habit of “binge watching” television. Not only are we consuming more […]

By |November 20th, 2017|Wellbeing & Fitness|Comments Off on Is Binge Watching TV Harming our Mental Health and Ruining our Sleep?

Men’s Health Month: Are you Experiencing the Man-o-pause?

Written by Dr Tim Lebens for Doctify

Adolescent behaviour is often put down to ‘too much testosterone’. Acne too. But what happens later in life if you don’t have enough? Dr Tim Lebens, a private GP in London, explains what testosterone deficiency is, and what symptoms to look out for. Could you be going through man-o-pause?

The […]

By |November 14th, 2017|Conditions|Comments Off on Men’s Health Month: Are you Experiencing the Man-o-pause?

Can you Suffer from SAD Even in the Summer?

Written by Dr Martin Saweirs for Doctify
No, that’s not a typo: being sad is a symptom of SAD. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression which, as the name suggests, presents at a certain time each year. It is commonly known as ‘winter depression’. Research shows up to 8 percent of the UK […]

By |August 7th, 2017|Wellbeing & Fitness|Comments Off on Can you Suffer from SAD Even in the Summer?

A cure for insomnia?

By Rajan Bhambra with psychologist Dr Catherine Sykes
We all love sleep. So not getting enough can lead to frustration and despair. But what exactly is insomnia? When should you seek help for it? And is there any cure?

What is insomnia?

Insomnia is defined as a difficulty falling asleep or a difficulty staying asleep, and up to a […]

By |December 23rd, 2016|Conditions, Wellbeing & Fitness|Comments Off on A cure for insomnia?

Why do I sweat so much? Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and its treatment

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Written by Doctify Dermatologist Dr Justine Kluk

What is hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that literally means excessive sweating: “hyper” means too much and “hidrosis” means sweating.

We all need to sweat. If we didn’t sweat we’d overheat on hot days or when we exercise or get nervous. But in about 3% of the population, sweating happens when it […]

By |November 28th, 2016|Skin & Beauty|Comments Off on Why do I sweat so much? Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and its treatment

Is Pokemon Go tackling mental health problems?

The immensely popular game Pokemon go has been reported by NetDoctor to bring additional health benefits to a normally sedentary gaming culture.  Players of the game go out of their way to increase their time spent walking outside in order to be able to take part in activities that lets the players increase in levels. […]

By |August 30th, 2016|Wellbeing & Fitness|Comments Off on Is Pokemon Go tackling mental health problems?

Men’s health week: 5 symptoms you should never ignore

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Written by Gurminder for Doctify

British men are paying the price for neglecting their health: more than 100,000 men a year die prematurely. Don’t suffer in silence when there’s help at hand.

Here are five common health issues for men and the symptoms you should look our for.

 

Man Down

We can all go through a time […]

By |June 14th, 2016|Conditions|Comments Off on Men’s health week: 5 symptoms you should never ignore

Ask the Expert: Eating Disorders

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Interviewd by Gurminder for Doctify 

Next week is eating disorders awareness week, which aims to encourage earlier diagnosis of eating disorders.

We asked consultant psychiatrist Dr Belda to tell us more about them.

Tell us about the types of patients you see?

I am the consultant at an NHS Dual Diagnosis inpatient unit. We specialise in treating people […]

By |February 18th, 2016|Conditions, Top Articles|Comments Off on Ask the Expert: Eating Disorders