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 […]
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just another thing that happens to us as we have as we get older, and thinking that it is inevitable, is an extremely outdated as well as dangerous way to view the condition.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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In October, as the weather turns and the darkness falls, I’m asking myself some big questions. What should we do about antibiotic resistance? When should I give my child peanut butter? And is my activity tracker to blame for my declining fitness levels?
Fit bit or bit fat?
When I reach my activity goal on my wearable […]
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Most of us will have someone in our lives, an elderly parent or grandparent who is becoming slightly more forgetful; they could be suffering from dementia. Dementia describes a set of symptoms including memory loss, caused by damage in the brain by diseases such as Alzheimer’s or strokes.
Alzheimer’s is linked […]
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Written by Mindy Gurminder for Doctify
E-cigarettes have been a topic of debate over recent years and a new government study has found that nearly half the population (44.8%) don’t realise that they are less harmful than conventional cigarettes. In fact 22.1% actually believe that e-cigarettes are equally or more harmful than smoking, but […]