What exactly is chronic kidney disease, how severe is it, and can it be cured? We asked leading London nephrologist Dr David Game what it means for kidney disease to be chronic, and what the different stages mean.
Lupus. You’ve probably heard of it. If you’re a fan of House, you might have noticed the running joke that every episode a character will suggest that the patient has this disease. But what exactly is lupus? Leading rheumatologist Dr Joel David explains.
The price of laser eye surgery depends on which clinic you visit in the UK. We've asked one of our highly-experienced ophthalmologists Dr CT Pillai to explain the cost of procedures such as LASEK and why they may differ greatly, depending on where you go.
When it comes to removing the tonsils, most of us are unaware that there is more than one option. Expert ENT surgeon Mr Sam Khemani is here to explain the pros and cons of intracapsular tonsillectomy and how it differs from the traditional extracapsular procedure.
Cryotherapy kills cancer cells by freezing them. It can cure small, early-stage kidney cancer by freezing tissues at an extremely low temperature and destroying the cancer cells completely. We've asked one of our expert urologists Mr Christopher Anderson to explain how it works.
Thrush is the most common name given to a medical condition in which a yeast-like fungus called Candida albicans overgrows in the genital area or the mouth and throat. Dr Nneka Nwokolo tells us more about the parts of the body that are affected by thrush, the symptoms that accompany it and how it can be treated.
Schizophrenia and drug-induced psychosis are two of the commonest types of psychosis. We've asked expert psychiatrist Dr Lars Davidsson to describe the symptoms that may occur when someone is experiencing either type of the condition. Read more on how psychosis can be treated.
What should you do if you have pain in your big toe that isn’t going away? Could it be a sign of arthritis? If so, what can be done to help? We spoke with leading orthopaedic surgeon and specialist in foot and ankle problems, Mr Matthew Solan...
An inverted nipple is a condition where the nipple dips inwards into the breast. Possible in men as well as women, they can cause distress due to the unusual aesthetic appearance and can cause worry about whether they will be problematic in breastfeeding. Leading plastic surgeon Mr Frederik Schreuder is here to answer these concerns.
Otosclerosis is where a small bone in the middle ear becomes stuck in place as a result of bone tissue growing around it, where it shouldn't be. This can, unfortunately, lead to hearing loss and is common in young adults. Our top ENT specialist Professor Simon Lloyd explains how the condition can be treated.