Most people who are infected with chlamydia have no symptoms at all. As one of the commonest sexually transmitted infections, it's easy to be sexually active without realising that you have it. Leading sexual health physician Dr Nneka Nwokolo explains everything you need to know about the STI.
Why does the menopause happen, and why does it seem to affect people differently? We spoke to Mr Arvind Vashisht, a leading consultant gynaecologist based in London.
For those who suffer from shoulder pain, it can have a knock-on effect when it comes to getting a good night's sleep. It may be difficult finding a comfortable sleeping position and leave sufferers with sleepless nights. Expert orthopaedic surgeon Mr Nick Ferran explains what patients can do to get some rest.
Total hip replacement is an extremely successful surgical procedure that improves a patient’s quality of life when arthritic hip pain becomes debilitating. Consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon, professor Ali Ghoz talks about the new approach to hip replacement surgery that results in faster recovery, less pain and less time in the hospital.
Depression is a mood disorder characterised by low mood for a persistent amount of time, having a significant effect on your everyday life. However, treatments and therapies are available to help people struggling with depression to cope. Dr Abrar Hussain, a leading psychiatrist, explains in detail what depression is and what can be done to beat it.
Hypersomnia is a sleep condition characterised by daytime or excessive sleepiness. It can vary in intensity and can have different causes. Professor Matthew Walker, a top neurologist, explains what hypersomnia is, its causes and the unfortunate effects this problem can have on people’s lives.
Diarrhoea is when you pass looser and more frequent stools than usual. If you are suffering from diarrhoea for several weeks, this is classed as chronic diarrhoea and it should be investigated by a doctor. Dr Evangelos Russo is a leading gastroenterologist and here he explains the seven most common causes of chronic diarrhoea in the Western world.
Kidney stones and urinary tract infections are painful. Once you get one your chances of getting another increases. This is why – as consultant urologist Mr Rono Mukherjee argues – prevention is better than cure, and the best thing you can do is drink more water. This article looks at why kidney stones and UTIs occur and why drinking more water is so effective.
Food allergies seem to have increased dramatically over the last few decades – for example peanut allergy cases have tripled in just over a decade and now almost one in 50 children in the English-speaking world are affected. Similarly, eczema seems to be in the rise. Could there be a connection? Paediatric allergist Dr Adam Fox is here to explain.
Mr Gordon Shepard is a leading orthopaedic surgeon specialising in sports injuries. Many of us play sports and exercise, and one of the frustrating things to deal with is injury. So, what are the most common sports injuries that Mr Shepard deals with?