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Dr Aftab Gill

By Dr Aftab Gill

CT coronary angiography: How is it performed and what does it detect?

A CT coronary angiography is a test that analyses the heart and the coronary arteries surrounding the heart to identify if there are any blockages or any other heart-related problems that need to be treated. In this article, expert consultant cardiologist Dr Aftab Gill explains in detail what exactly a CT coronary angiography is, how it's performed and what it detects.

Dr Peter Cackett

By Dr Peter Cackett

Saving sight: A guide to retinal detachment

The human eye is an intricately designed organ, enabling us to perceive the world around us. One crucial component of vision is the retina, a thin layer of tissue located at the back of the eye that captures light and sends visual information to the brain. However, certain conditions, such as retinal detachment, can pose a significant threat to this vital sensory function. In his latest online article, Dr Peter Cackett gives us his insights into retinal detachment. He talks about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, recovery and prognosis and preventive measures.

Dr Gosia Wamil

By Dr Gosia Wamil

Menopause and heart health: Understanding the risks

Menopause signifies a significant life transition for women, typically occurring between the ages of 45 and 55. As women age and approach menopause, their susceptibility to heart disease increases due to the decline in oestrogen levels. This hormonal shift, often overlooked in cardiovascular research, exposes women to a heightened risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). In her latest online article, Dr Gosia Wamil delves into the impact of menopause on heart health, drawing insights from key research findings and shedding light on the importance of gender-specific considerations in cardiovascular care.

Mr Daniel Baird

By Mr Daniel Baird

Inguinal hernia in a nutshell: What are the risk factors and treatment options?

Patients often notice a lump in the groin, pain and discomfort may also be present. The type of hernia and the overall health of the patient will be considered in determining the best course of management. In his latest online article, esteemed consultant general and colorectal surgeon Mr Daniel Baird offers his expert insight into inguinal hernia, as well as their treatment.

Mr Michael Wanis

By Mr Michael Wanis

Understanding erectile dysfunction: From diagnosis to treatment

​Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a prevalent condition, particularly as men age. By the age of 40, approximately one in 20 men experiences persistent ED, a number that escalates to about one in seven by the age of 70. Occasional instances of ED can manifest at any age, affecting the majority of men at some point in their lives. We learn more about how erectile dysfunction can be managed in this informative article from highly respected consultant urological surgeon and andrologist Mr Michael Wanis.

Dr Simon Zokaie

By Dr Simon Zokaie

Acne and sunbed use: what’s the connection?

With a widespread impact on millions globally, acne, a prevalent skin condition, frequently motivates individuals to explore a multitude of potential remedies. From creams, lotions, medications, and therapies to lifestyle adjustments, several treatments have proven effective in addressing the condition. One emerging method gaining popularity is the use of sunbeds to alleviate acne. However, before making any changes, it’s critical to it's important to distinguish between what's true and what isn’t. Distinguished cosmetic dermatologist Dr Simon Zokaie explores the link between acne and sunbed use.

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