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What is urethral stricture disease?

Urethral stricture disease is a narrowing of the urethra or water pipe that mostly affects men and usually occurs near the bladder end of the urethra, but can also affect the urethra within the penis or the tip (meatal stenosis). Normally urine is carried freely from the bladder when you want to pass urine. If there is a narrowing or stricture, this affects a man’s ability to urinate. Urologist Nikesh Thiruchelvam tells us what causes urethral stricture disease and what can be done to treat it.

How common is BPH (benign prostate hyperplasia) and is it dangerous?

As we get older, our bodies don’t work as well as they used to. Many men may experience problems with urination, including having less control. This can be due to a condition of the prostate called BPH (benign prostate hyperplasia/hypertrophy). Experienced urologist Mr Tamer El-Husseiny is here to talk about how common this condition is and how new minimally invasive treatments can help.

What is an apicoectomy?

An apicoectomy is an endodontic surgical procedure which is carried out to remove the tip of the tooth's root, and the root end cavity is then filled with a type of biocompatible material. This might sound a little complicated, but leading endodontist Dr Federico Foschi is here to explain how exactly an apicoectomy is performed, why it is needed, and why it's different to a root canal procedure.

What is CBD oil?

Cannabis oil has been popular in the media recently, leaving us to wonder if the non-intoxicating plant extract can help with medical problems, such as anxiety and sleep problems. We asked top neurosurgeon Dr Dora Lozsadi for her insight on whether CBD oil can help with conditions such as severe childhood anxiety and who can prescribe it...

What happens when bowel cancer metastasises to the liver?

Some patients diagnosed with colorectal (bowel) cancer, also present with liver metastases. The liver is the most common site in the body of patients with bowel cancer for metastasis to occur due to its anatomical location. Whilst this can be a very challenging diagnosis to be given, treatment can be possible, as well as cure. Mr Nicola de’ Liguori Carino, an experienced hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgeon, explains how liver metastases are identified and treated in patients with colorectal cancer.

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