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 […]
‘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)
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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For anyone sensitive to spicy foods, chillies might represent pain rather than pain relief. However, the very thing that causes that burning sensation can actually have healing properties.
Pain management specialist, Dr Mohjir Baloch explains exactly how this works below.
What causes nerve pain?
Damaged nerve pain or neuropathic pain can be […]
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You’ve probably heard of this syndrome. Carpal tunnel is relatively common and can cause sufferers a great deal of pain. Many people put theirs down to repetitive movements but there are several other contributing factors.
Here to tell us more is Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mr Lehel Balint.
What actually is carpal tunnel […]