Chronic pain, any pain that lasts over 6 months, can be difficult to treat and can hugely impact one's quality of life. Pain medicine and anaesthetic consultant, Dr Michael Platt and his expert team at London's award-winning Sapphire Medical Clinic are pioneering the use of cannabinoids, compounds found in the cannabis plant, as a treatment for chronic pain.
Refractive lens exchange surgery, where artificial lenses are implanted, can help to sharpen and improve vision quality. Renowned consultant ophthalmologist Miss Velloor Jayshree Menon gives an expert guide to the different types of intraocular lenses available and the explains what patients can expect from the surgical procedure in this illuminating article.
A heart that beats too fast, too slow or with an irregular rhythm can reveal arrhythmia, a condition that affects more than two million people in the UK. Highly acclaimed consultant cardiologist, Dr Fu Siong Ng, explains what exactly is an arrhythmia, what are its noticeable symptoms, and how can arrhythmias be managed – with lifestyle changes and with medical treatment.
Minimally invasive total hip replacement is a highly successful surgical procedure for the majority of patients with a damaged hip joint. Highly esteemed consultant orthopaedic surgeon, Mr Senthil Kumar Velayudham, provides an expert insight into a minimally invasive total hip replacement and explains the important role of an enhanced recovery programme.
Sport and exercise are important factors that contribute to a healthy body and lifestyle. Injury, however, commonly occurs, particularly at a high level. Esteemed London-based sports medicine physician Dr David Porter details the causes of injuries, how they can be prevented, and why preventing injuries rather than relying on treating them is so important.
When the heart is unable to pump blood properly around the body is known as heart failure, a chronic condition that occurs after the heart has become too weak or stiff. Dr Fadi Jouhra, highly regarded consultant cardiologist, provides an expert insight into this condition.
Macular degeneration, a condition caused by aging, occurs when the retina loses functionality and vision becomes distorted. Esteemed consultant ophthalmologist Mrs Kapka Nenova, who sees patients in East Grinstead, discusses the causes, symptoms, types, and treatment of macular degeneration.
Leading consultant paediatrician Dr David Shortland explains the possible causes of enuresis, a loss of bladder control, in children in this informative article. The renowned specialist also offers advice for parents on when to seek out medical attention.
Cutaneous lupus is caused by an autoimmune response in which the immune system attacks healthy skin cells by mistake, leading to inflammation and red rashes. Highly esteemed consultant dermatologist, Dr Derrick Philips, provides an expert insight into this condition.