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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 […]

By |July 23rd, 2019|Conditions, Top Articles|Comments Off on The warning signs of pre-eclampsia & how you can try to prevent it

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 […]

By |July 18th, 2019|Conditions, Wellbeing & Fitness, Top Articles|Comments Off on What is a molar pregnancy & what you need to know about this complication

Getting your first smear test soon? Here’s what you need to know

Many people don’t know just how simple smear tests can be. They only take a few minutes, and Public Health England research shows that once women have been screened, 8 in 10 (87%) are ‘glad they went’ and that they were ‘put at ease by the nurse or doctor doing the test’ (84%). Regular screening is important […]

By |July 16th, 2019|Wellbeing & Fitness, Top Articles|Comments Off on Getting your first smear test soon? Here’s what you need to know

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

Considering Arthritis as a Medical Emergency

The view that arthritis is just another thing that happens to us as we have as we get older, and thinking that it is inevitable, is an extremely outdated as well as dangerous way to view the condition. Living through arthritis without treatment can affect someone’s productivity, and sometimes even life expectancy in severe cases.

There […]

By |June 18th, 2019|Conditions, Wellbeing & Fitness, Hot Topics, Top Articles|Comments Off on Considering Arthritis as a Medical Emergency

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?

Why You Don’t Always Want 5 Star Reviews

Customer reviews deliver incredibly important insight into how patients are using your services, their expectations, and areas where you are not meeting their needs. In fact, reviews have evolved relatively recently into invaluable indicators to drive better product development, customer service and support, informing the direction a business grows in, how it’s marketed, and a […]

By |May 2nd, 2019|Hot Topics, Top Articles, For Clinicians|Comments Off on Why You Don’t Always Want 5 Star Reviews

Royal Brompton Hospital treating Insomnia with CBTi

Sleeping is a basic human need- like breathing, eating and drinking. It is vitally important for physical health. In this article, we hear from an expert at Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Specialist Care, Dr Alanna Hare, about why it’s so important to treat sleep disorders.

 

Around 30 to 50 per cent of the adult population […]

By |April 15th, 2019|Conditions, Hot Topics|Comments Off on Royal Brompton Hospital treating Insomnia with CBTi

Why you should be collecting more reviews, more often

Should you be collecting more reviews, more often?
 

You really are missing a trick if you don’t take advantage of the tools available to help you display patient feedback on your website. Reviews play a powerful role in the patient journey, helping to build trust and eliminate doubt. It also helps to ease anxious patients who […]

By |February 11th, 2019|For Clinicians|Comments Off on Why you should be collecting more reviews, more often

Can Vitamin D Help Your Asthma?

Written by Dr Tuck-kay Loke for Doctify
Most of us know that vitamins are good for your health. However, recent evidence has suggested that supplementation of Vitamin D may, in fact, help patients who are regularly using corticosteroid therapy for their asthma. A number of clinical trials have tested whether taking Vitamin D as a supplement has an effect […]

By |September 18th, 2018|Conditions, Top Articles|Comments Off on Can Vitamin D Help Your Asthma?