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What is Sjögren’s syndrome?

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.

Returning to sports after a hip replacement

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.

What is ascites?

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 surgery: what to expect

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.

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