Do you feel numbness and tingling in the lower back and have problems trying to bend or stand-up straight? It could be a case of a slipped disc compressing on a nerve that's causing the back pain. Our expert rheumatologist Dr Anthony Hammond explains the signs that you should watch out for and the potential risk factors for a slipped disc.
There's a number of ways to treat glaucoma from eye drops to laser surgery. We've asked one of our leading eye specialists Dr Richard Lee if trabeculectomy is the best way to treat the eye condition and whether you're left with scarring afterwards.
Vaginal rejuvenation is a corrective treatment used to tighten the vagina after childbirth, to eliminate dryness felt during the menopause or to stop symptoms of urinary incontinence. One of our top gynaecologists Dr Fakher Gendy explains all.
Hydroceles are a build-up of fluid around the testicle that can affect young boys. While not usually painful, swollen scrotums should always be checked out. How do you treat a hydrocele? We asked leading paediatric urologist Mr Andrew Robb.
The digestive system is a long, complex section of our body, stretching from the mouth to the back passage. Many conditions can affect it. For some of these conditions, your doctor may order a gastroscopy – a test that involves inserting a tube with a camera down the throat. Why would you need this test? What conditions can it diagnose? We asked expert surgeon Mr Himaz Marzook for answers.
Bursitis is a common condition that causes aches and tenderness in different areas of the body. One of our expert orthopaedic surgeons Mr Andrew Fitzgerald explains what happens when either the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee or foot are inflamed thanks to the condition and what you can do about it.
Diabetes is an all-too common condition and in most cases once you have it, you’ll have to manage it for the rest of your life. With a disease affected by sugar, diet is an important factor. But what are the best diets for diabetes? Endocrinologist Dr Rasha Mukhtar explains.
Squints are more common than you might think – they affect 3% of children in the UK. We interviewed leading consultant ophthalmologist Miss Stephanie West to find out how to spot the signs of a squint in your child, the difference between a squint and a lazy eye, and when to see a doctor if you’re concerned.
Those who live with binge eating disorder may feel at a loss of control when it comes to handling their emotions in combination with their relationship to food. One of our top psychologists Dr Bijal Chheda-Varma discusses the potential triggers behind a moment of binge eating and how cognitive behavioural therapy can help.