When someone has thrombophlebitis, blood clots within the vein and this irritates the vein wall. A thrombus or blood clot is formed in the vein and as part of the healing process, the vein wall becomes inflamed. Together these factors cause the vein to become hard, tender, red and hot. Professor Mark Whiteley tells us exactly what thrombophlebitis is and the different types that exist.
Symptoms of GORD may include heartburn, acid reflux and feelings of nausea. Consultant gastroenterologist Dr Aathavan Loganayagam gives his top tips on which lifestyle changes can help improve and manage a gastro-oesophageal reflux disease flare-up.
Peyronie’s disease (PD) is one of the most commonly underreported diseases affecting men. It causes penile pain and curvature during erections which makes sexual intercourse difficult and uncomfortable. Urologist Mr Aza Mohammed talks about the possible causes of PD and if Xiapex is a viable treatment option.
The UK is shortly to change how they screen for cervical cancer. Clinics will begin to look for the presence of high-risk HPV as the primary test for cervical screening. The test will still be taken in the same way, so the process will be exactly the same for women. If the HPV virus is not identified, the smear part of the test will not be analysed. We asked consultant gynaecologist, Mr Jullien Brady, why these changes are being made and how many women actually go to their first smear appointment.
It's life changing to have knee replacement surgery. Of course, you're going to have questions such as how long does the replacement knee last? Our expert orthopaedic surgeon Mr Paul Trikha explains everything you need to know.
A chalazion or meibomian cyst is a type of swelling that affects the eyelid. As with anything that affects the eye, such as swelling can be worrying, especially if it hardens. What causes a chalazion and why do they harden? Expert ophthalmologist Miss Vickie Lee explains.
Good news - missing teeth can be replaced in just one day with Confi-Dents dental implants. Our expert dentist Dr Eugene Marais discusses the types of dental implants that he uses in clinic and how you can achieve the perfect smile.
Fallen on or hurt your wrist recently? An injury to the wrist can result in a range of symptoms from simple bruising to a fracture, but just when is it time to see a doctor? We've asked expert plastic and hand surgeon Mr Frederik Schreuder to explain how to recognise a serious wrist injury and when to get a medical opinion.
TAVI stands for transcatheter aortic valve implantation, a minimally invasive catheter-based procedure for patients with aortic stenosis. Aortic stenosis is a heart defect characterized by the narrowing of the aortic valve, which can cause chest pain (angina), dizziness, palpitations, breathlessness and loss of consciousness. Cardiologist Dr Michael Mullen tells us all about TAVI, the possible risks faced with the operation and the road to recovery.
Bacterial vaginosis is a very common vaginal infection that most people have never heard of. One of our top sexual health physicians Dr Nneka Nwokolo explains more about the infection, whether it clears up by itself and if it is a sexually transmitted infection or not.