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How can cancer impact your mental health?

Cancer’s impact 

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 […]

By |August 6th, 2019|Conditions, Wellbeing & Fitness, Top Articles|0 Comments

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

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

Divorce Therapy: For When the End of Your Relationship Feels Like Living in a War Zone

Written by Mr Chris Macgovern for Doctify
For some reason, our society often puts the greatest pressure on us when we are at our most vulnerable. This is the case when relationships end. We have to be at our most business-like, thinking calmly out into the future, just when our emotions are all over the place. Here, […]

By |July 16th, 2018|Wellbeing & Fitness, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Divorce Therapy: For When the End of Your Relationship Feels Like Living in a War Zone

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

Is Binge Watching TV Harming our Mental Health and Ruining our Sleep?

Written for Doctify

Have you finished watching Mindhunter yet? How about Stranger Things? And then there’s The Sinner, Big Mouth and countless other shows on streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Video. With the rise of 24/7 streaming capabilities, people have started to embrace the habit of “binge watching” television. Not only are we consuming more […]

By |November 20th, 2017|Wellbeing & Fitness|Comments Off on Is Binge Watching TV Harming our Mental Health and Ruining our Sleep?

Men’s Health Month: Are you Experiencing the Man-o-pause?

Written by Dr Tim Lebens for Doctify

Adolescent behaviour is often put down to ‘too much testosterone’. Acne too. But what happens later in life if you don’t have enough? Dr Tim Lebens, a private GP in London, explains what testosterone deficiency is, and what symptoms to look out for. Could you be going through man-o-pause?

The […]

By |November 14th, 2017|Conditions|Comments Off on Men’s Health Month: Are you Experiencing the Man-o-pause?

Don’t be Shy: Demystifying the Causes of Stress Incontinence

Written by Mr Sachin Malde for Doctify
Incontinence is not exactly a common topic of conversation. Some people might relegate it as a term that applies only to the elderly. However, with stress incontinence, this is not the case. This condition affects a range of different people and it should be talked about with more openness […]

By |August 9th, 2017|Conditions|Comments Off on Don’t be Shy: Demystifying the Causes of Stress Incontinence

Reduce Stress This Festive Season

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 Dr. Akhtar     Mr. Hedger 
 
Written by Catherine Meyers for Doctify

With the holidays right around the corner, you may start noticing yourself losing some sleep and becoming more stressed. We all love the festive season but it can be very stressful sometimes. We asked two of our specialists, Mr Alexander Hedger an accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (CBT) and […]

By |October 30th, 2016|Wellbeing & Fitness|Comments Off on Reduce Stress This Festive Season

Is Stress all Bad or can it actually be Helpful?

Written by Mrs Josie Elles for Doctify

85% of Americans believe that stress is harmful and that figure probably isn’t much different on this side of the pond. However, the latest research questions if it’s really the stress itself that makes us sick or more so our attitude towards it. It seems that if we expect the […]

By |August 24th, 2015|Wellbeing & Fitness|Comments Off on Is Stress all Bad or can it actually be Helpful?