You have finally found the courage to book your first appointment with a psychologist or a psychotherapist. Meeting a new therapist for the first time often feels nerve-racking. This is entirely understandable as you may well disclose concealed fears and deeply intimate issues to someone that you have just met. Opening up to a stranger would […]
How the Breast Reconstructive practice of Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic surgeon, Miss Judith Hunter has finessed her Aesthetic Breast Work
Miss Judith Hunter is a Senior Consultant Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeon within Imperial Healthcare NHS and Imperial Private Healthcare based at Charing Cross Hospital, the second busiest centre for free flap reconstruction for the breast in the UK. Over the course of five years, Miss Hunter has performed close to 300 successful DIEPs as […]
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 […]
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 […]
Heart rhythm problems affect millions of us in Britain. Can we prevent them from happening in the first place? Dr Jonathan Clague at Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Specialist Care says the damaging effects of alcohol on our cardiovascular health must be made clearer.
Have you ever felt your heart do something unusual? The smallest jump or flutter can serve as […]
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 […]