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.
The London Underground is a difficult place to be at the best of times – but it can turn into a nightmare if you’re not feeling your best. But what causes people to actually faint on the tube? It’s a classic case of reflex syncope – according to Dr Boon Lim, consultant cardiologist at the London Cardiovascular Clinic in Harley Street, London.
You might have heard of a tummy tuck procedure before, but what exactly is a mini tummy tuck? Mr Maisam Fazel, a skilled aesthetic surgeon, explains the differences and why this version of the procedure can be a good option for those with less abdominal skin to be removed.
Some people are not bothered if the veins on their hands are visible. For others, prominent bulging hand veins can feel like a nightmare – unsightly or even a sign of their age. What causes hand veins to bulge and what can be done? Leading vascular surgeon and pioneer in endothermal laser ablation Mr David Greenstein explains.
The cause of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is not entirely understood. In IBS, the gut appears normal, with no inflammation or any abnormal findings on investigation. IBS is sometimes called a “functional” disorder because symptoms are thought to be caused by the way in which the gut works, for example, the passage of food through the gut may be either too slow or too quick. In addition, the gut may be oversensitive to distension by either gas or food content, causing pain or discomfort. The symptoms of IBS may be exacerbated by certain foods or stress. Here to tell us more about IBS and how we can manage it is Dr John Martin.
There has been a dramatic rise in allergic diseases in the Western world over the last 40 years, and almost 20% of children today are thought to have either allergic or atopic eczema. So, what is eczema, what can trigger flare-ups and how can we treat it. Dr Adam Fox, a leading paediatric allergist explains.
If you experience shoulder pain after a strong session of weightlifting at the gym then it could be down to a number of reasons, such as excessive loading or poor technique that's caused a rotator cuff injury. Orthopaedic surgeon Mr Nick Ferran explains how you can avoid shoulder pain when lifting.
Most people with a chronic cough will visit their GP for advice and treatment. But evidence suggests that a visit to a cough specialist is much more likely to result in correct diagnosis and effective treatment. So what does a cough specialist do, how do they diagnose your cough, and when should you visit one? We asked Dr Sundeep Kaul, leading expert in both respiratory medicine and critical care.
Have you ever felt like you’ve been promoted beyond your level, or given too much responsibility? Do you worry that you might be “found out” one day? Imposter syndrome can affect even the most high-achieving people – and there are even suggestions that it’s more likely when you experience success in your life. We spoke to coaching psychologist Dr Catherine Sykes, who frequently sees CEOs and partners at law firms with imposter syndrome.
If you struggle with cartilage damage in your knee and would like to avoid surgery, then regenerative medicine is an exciting new field of treatment to try out. Through regular injections you may be able to regenerate the cartilage in your knee and reduce pain considerably. In this brand new series, we asked regenerative medicine specialist Professor Paul Lee to explain the various treatment options on offer, and today’s focus is on Lipogems – the injection of fat cells into the knee.