Sjögren’s syndrome (pronounced Show-grins) is a condition that affects the parts of the body that produce fluids like tears and saliva. Usually, people most affected are those aged between 40-60 years old and women. The condition may occur in association with other autoimmune diseases such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis or myositis and lung disease. Rheumatologist Dr Joel David talks about the symptoms of sjögren’s syndrome and how it can be treated.
While many wrist injuries will heal on their own over time, some might require a surgical operation. In recent year, we have developed ways to operate on the delicate structures of the wrist with the minimal amount of damage. We asked expert hand and wrist surgeon Mr James Nicholl about what wrist arthroscopy is and who might benefit from it.
Nowadays, hip replacement recovery is faster than ever. Of course, for many people the big milestone is when you can get back to playing sports again. In this article, double board-certified consultant orthopaedic surgeon Professor Paul Lee offers his recommendations on how long to allow yourself to recover before returning to different sports, and how to get back into action safely.
Landed awkwardly on your feet after a fall? If you're experiencing a swollen ankle, chances are you may have sprained it! Read more from our expert orthopaedic surgeon Mr Paul Hamilton on what you can do to ensure that the ankle heals as fast as possible.
We all experience abdominal discomfort from time to time. We might feel bloated; we might put on a little weight. However, sometimes, when these symptoms all come together, perhaps with shortness of breath, it can be an indication that our bodies are experiencing a build-up of fluid. Leading hepatologist Dr Deepak Joshi is here to explain ascites and how it can affect you.
Mouth cancer is a complicated form of surgery which involves a highly visible part of your body. Yet with the help of modern scanning technology and advances in surgical planning, we are now able to remove tumours and reconstruct the face in the same operation. We asked leading maxillofacial and oral surgeon Mr Bhavin G Visavadia what to expect from mouth cancer surgery.
When it comes to diagnosing gastrointestinal conditions such as ulcerative colitis or diverticular disease, there are minimally invasive techniques that are used to make that diagnosis. Read more from our expert gastroenterologist Professor Owen Epstein on the different tools used and what the future holds for technologies in gastroenterology.
Our eyelids are made up of lots of different types of tissue, which can each give rise to varying forms of eyelid lumps. By far the most common type of eyelid lump is the chalazion. Mr Daniel Ezra, a top ophthalmic surgeon, gives a summary of chalazion lumps and how they can be treated.
Blood in the urine or haematuria is a nasty surprise in any circumstances, but is all the more worrying when it happens to your children. What can cause blood in the urine? Should we be concerned? What can the doctor do about it? Expert paediatric urologist Mr Andrew Robb has the answers.