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What is frozen shoulder and how to treat it

Frozen shoulder is a condition that leads to pain and stiffness of the shoulder. The pain from a frozen shoulder can be severe and is often worse at night. The stiffness can affect the ability to carry out normal everyday activities such as dressing, bathing or driving.

 
What Causes a Frozen Shoulder?
The shoulder capsule surrounds the […]

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The warning signs of pre-eclampsia & how you can try to prevent it

Pre-eclampsia tends to occur in the third trimester of pregnancy, particularly around and after 34 weeks, and can also occur close to delivery and after delivery. It is a complication of pregnancy where the mother develops high blood pressure, swelling and protein in the urine.

 
Symptoms
Some mothers will have no symptoms at all except for swelling […]

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What is a molar pregnancy & what you need to know about this complication

Molar pregnancy, also known as Hydatidiform Mole or Gestational Trophoblastic Disease, occurs in around 1 in 600 to 1 in 1000 pregnancies. In this rare complication, the fetus and placenta do not develop normally, leading to a non-viable pregnancy.

Molar pregnancy can be partial or complete. Partial molar pregnancy is where there is a fetus with […]

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How to spot sciatica and what to expect with treatment

Amongst my most commonly treated conditions is sciatica, which is characterised by pain which radiates from the lower spine. This discomfort can extend through the buttocks and legs. This pain, which ranges from mild to excruciating (medically termed lumbar radiculopathy) is a surprisingly common condition. While the general population has an 80-90% chance of experiencing […]

By |July 12th, 2019|Conditions, Wellbeing & Fitness, Top Articles|Comments Off on How to spot sciatica and what to expect with treatment

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 […]

By |May 30th, 2019|Wellbeing & Fitness, Hot Topics, Top Articles|Comments Off on Unexplained Weight Gain: How much is too much?

HIIT Classes: The Benefits and Hidden Dangers

Written by Mr Amit Amin for Doctify
Barrecore, Barry’s Boot Camp, Soul Cycle, Frame – the list of trendy exercise classes on offer in London these days is seemingly endless. Among this myriad of Instagrammable fitness fads is HIIT. Not for the faint of heart, this hardcore class has attracted devotees in their droves. But are there […]

By |May 2nd, 2018|Wellbeing & Fitness, Top Articles|Comments Off on HIIT Classes: The Benefits and Hidden Dangers

Why Christmas Shopping Is Good For You, If Not Your Bank Account

By Maureen Wanderi with Dr Catherine Atnas and Sociologist Tracey Collett for Doctify
Christmas – the most wonderful time of the year! A time for giving, spending time with family and friends, and Christmas shopping. But crowded streets, long queues, and the cold weather, Christmas shopping can be a very stressful affair.

Take heart though, here’s why Christmas […]

By |December 21st, 2017|Wellbeing & Fitness|Comments Off on Why Christmas Shopping Is Good For You, If Not Your Bank Account

So, what exactly is Sport and Exercise Medicine?

Written by Dr Philippa Bennett for Doctify
Most people have heard of physiotherapists and orthopaedic surgeons – but did you know there was a branch of medicine fully dedicated to sport and exercise? Here to tell us a little more about the specialty is Dr Philippa Bennett.
What is Sport and Exercise Medicine?
Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) was […]

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Fact Check: Stretching before Exercise

Written by Mr Jeremy Granville-Chapman for Doctify
If you asked me what the one cardinal rule of exercising was, I would immediately hear my school P.E. teacher’s voice echoing in my brain. ‘ALWAYS STRETCH FIRST!’ This is a belief so firmly held that it has entered the very mythology of exercise. Characters on television and in movies […]

By |April 25th, 2017|Wellbeing & Fitness|Comments Off on Fact Check: Stretching before Exercise

Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

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Written by Nia Davies for Doctify

Black Friday has been and gone. The Christmas shopping season has officially begun. But are you still wondering what to buy? The festive season doesn’t have to mean weeks of gluttony, so start your new year’s resolutions early with our healthy Christmas gift guide.

 

23&Me £129

 

 

What could anyone […]

By |December 1st, 2016|Wellbeing & Fitness|Comments Off on Healthy Holiday Gift Guide