For those who live with the chronic condition fibromyalgia, it can be debilitating. Leading rheumatologist Dr Dhiya Houssien explains where the eight tender points are on the body and how to deal with a flare-up.
In the last 20 years, vascular surgery has undergone a revolution. Traditional surgical methods have been joined by new minimally invasive techniques. How do heat, foam, and even lasers treat varicose veins? And how effective are they compared to surgery? Expert vascular surgeon Mr Philip Coleridge Smith is here to explain:
If you suffer from chronic pain in your back, arms or legs, then spinal cord stimulation therapy can help block the pain and bring some relief. Of course, as with any surgical procedures there lies a risk and a patient should know exactly what to expect following the operation. Top neurosurgeon Mr Richard Gullan explains all...
As we age, we start to develop fine lines and wrinkles across our whole body, but forehead lines are arguably the most noticeable and can be a tell-tale sign of our real age. However, Botox™ injections present a remedy for these signs of ageing, and they are a treatment that Dr Nikola Milojevic, a top aesthetic doctor, has performed over 20,000 times. Here he explains how Botox™ can be used as an anti-ageing treatment.
Having a working voice is essential for many professions, such as teachers, lawyers and singers, so having a voice disorder can be very disruptive. Mr Brian Fish, a top otolaryngologist, explains how voice disorders can affect us and when to see a doctor about them.
Unfortunately, depending on the stage of colorectal cancer, it can metastasize to other parts of the body, which is commonly the liver. Despite the challenges seen in treating this difficult diagnosis, advancements in surgery and improvements in understanding how to target liver metastases have given patients a better outlook. Here we learn from a top hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgeon, Mr Nicola de’ Liguori Carino, how colorectal cancer and liver metastases are treated.
If you are feeling overwhelmed by your workload or responsibilities, and constantly feel tired, you could be heading for a burnout, and it is important to be aware of the signs, before it reaches that point. Dr Catherine Sykes is an experienced London-based psychologist who is very familiar in seeing patients suffering from exhaustion and burnout. Here, she explains how we can differentiate between just feeling tired, exhaustion, and finally burnout.
No one likes going to the dentist but for some people, it can be truly terrifying and what's known as dental phobia. Expert psychologist Dr Sue Peacock offers coping mechanisms for those with a fear of a trip to the dentist.
Trigger finger is an awkward condition where the digit gets stuck in a bent position and it is difficult to straighten. As time goes on, the condition only gets worse, unless you get treatment. How do doctors deal with this condition? Leading orthopaedic surgeon Mr James Nicholl is here to provide answers on trigger finger treatment.
There are many variables that contribute to pregnancy occurring, but did you know that an untreated thyroid problem could affect a number of these? Dr Mark Vanderpump, a top endocrinologist, explains the role that the thyroid gland plays in fertility and why thyroid problems must be treated.