In the winter months, pneumonia and ‘flu are some of the most common reasons to be admitted into hospital. It’s important for all patients to recognise the signs and know when to get medical advice – so this article by consultant respiratory specialist Dr Ben Marshall provides a brief guide.
Mr Ali Alhamdani, a leading bariatric surgeon, discusses the use of weight-loss surgery in treating both morbid obesity and type II diabetes.
Glaucoma is all too common, affecting around 480,000 people in England alone. This condition involves excessive pressure on the optic nerve, leading to loss of vision. To make matters worse, patients may also have ocular surface disease, which can hamper glaucoma treatment and further affect the patient’s life. Expert ophthalmologist Mr Shabbir Mohamed explains.
Hernias are fairly common and can affect men, women and even children. Often described as a protruding lump, usually on the abdomen, there are several types of hernia which differ. Mr Michael Stellakis, a leading colorectal surgeon, explains how you can identify a hernia and what type it could be.
Opting to have rhinoplasty can be daunting but it doesn’t have to be. Expert ENT surgeon Mr Ibrahim Srouji explains how he guides his patients in ‘choosing’ their new nose, combining art, science and managing expectations for the desired outcome.
Amenorrhoea is the term used to describe when a woman stops having regular periods. This can affect women of any age up until the menopause. Dr Maria Papadopoulou, a leading obstetrician and gynaecologist, discusses the causes of amenorrhoea and its relation to infertility and pregnancy.
Benign prostate enlargement is a common problem experienced by men as they age. The good news is that benign prostate enlargement is very treatable. Mr Neil Barber, a top urologist, describes the Aquablation and AquaBeam approach which offers a less invasive means of treating this condition.
Patients undergoing laser eye surgery have long been advised that it’s essential to keep your eyes fixed in one place during the operation to avoid damage to your eye. This can be a real source of anxiety if you think your eyes might wander during surgery. However, there’s good news – we may finally have the technology to avoid this problem altogether, writes Dr CT Pillai, consultant refractive surgeon and director of Advanced Vision Care.
Mental health disorders are an ever-present problem in modern society – many people will experience anxiety, depression, stress, or one of many other conditions within their lifetimes. Traumatic experiences can rock our worlds to the extent that we can't quite make sense of them. Expert clinical psychologist Dr Morwenna Opie is here to explain the most common types of mental health disorder and what can be done about them.
The PCL is a ligament in your knee that can be damaged when playing certain sports or while driving. Left untreated, an injury to the PCL can cause unsteadiness while walking or kneeling down. We asked leading orthopaedic Mr Sujith Konan how PCL injuries are diagnosed in clinic and how they can be treated.