Musculoskeletal conditions are common in the UK, affecting millions of us across the country. According to Arthritis Research, over 30 million working days each year are lost as a result of musculoskeletal conditions, and 10 million adults across England and Scotland alone are affected by persistent back pain. There are various types of musculoskeletal conditions, including […]
Physicians in today’s fast-changing digital world have more responsibilities than ever. One of the most important is marketing, in other words attracting new patients and retaining existing ones. Just like any other business, the practices that invest in marketing tend to thrive, while those who don’t fall behind.
The digital marketing landscape can look horribly complicated […]
‘Circumcised men surgery’ is a big and serious decision to make. If you are thinking of circumcision as an adult, you need all the information.
There are many reasons for circumcision after 16 years of age and adults:
Lichen sclerosis called Balanitis xerotica obliterans (BXO) in men
Tight foreskin (phimosis)
From early on in our development, many of us are socialised to the notion that the value of our worth as a person is conditional upon the achievements we make (or failure to do so!) and from our early childhood experiences, we construct psychological perspectives of who we believe we are (i.e. core beliefs).
So does […]
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Anxiety is a normal but unpleasant feeling of unease, worry or fear that can range from mild to severe. It is a universal feeling driven by the evolutionary “fight-or-flight” response, which increases blood flow to muscles and suppresses irrelevant bodily functions (e.g. digestive system, which can cause nausea). In other words, […]
Mr Masood Shafafy, consultant spinal surgeon from Spine Solutions explains what facet joints are, symptoms associated with facet joint pain and how it can be treated.
What are the facet joints?
Facet joints are the small joints between the vertebrae of the spine. If you think of the spine as a column of bones arranged one on […]
Our microbiota is made up of trillions of tiny organisms called microbes that live in our gut. The gut microbiota is unique to each of us. They not only help digest the food we eat, but also produce molecules that influence our health via the immune system and impact gene expression. Beneficial bacteria prevent the […]
New, innovative transcatheter mitral valve repair at Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Specialist Care
The transcatheter mitral valve repair programme at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals, also called TMVR, is one of the world’s most experienced and comprehensive. Dr Robert Smith has treated in excess of 150 leaky mitral valves with innovative MitraClip therapy. So what’s it all about?
What can go wrong with the valves of the heart
Human heart […]
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 […]
Introducing an innovative new emphysema treatment at Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Specialist Care
Emphysema patients can suffer from shortness of breath, weight loss, fatigue, persistent wheezing and chesty cough, and more. A type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, known as COPD, it is responsible for 30,000 deaths annually in the UK. However, severe emphysema patients can receive a new lease of life, thanks to an innovative new vapour […]