Have you noticed swollen or enlarged veins on your legs or feet? This is typical of varicose veins, which are blue, purple and look lumpy and bulging through the skin. Expert interventional radiologist Dr Leto Mailli explains just how dangerous the condition is and whether you need to get it checked-out.
For some of us, no amount of exercise or eating well seems to help shift an area of stubborn fat. Body contouring can target specific fat stores on the body. Our expert plastic and reconstructive surgeon Mr Rob Winterton explains everything you need to know, from a mummy makeover, to just how safe it can be.
Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory condition affecting the colon and rectum. Usually, it can be treated with medication such as steroids, but where this isn’t effective or an acute flare-up is occurring, surgery might be necessary. We spoke to consultant colorectal surgeon Mr Richard Lovegrove about your surgical options, and what factors to consider in the short and long term.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting approximately 1% of the population. It is characterised by inflammation of the synovial joints, such as the wrists, elbows, hips and knees. If left untreated, or inadequately treated, rheumatoid arthritis has the potential to cause disability, a reduced quality of life and a loss of work capacity. Professor Robert John Moots, a leading rheumatologist, discusses how one type of medication is having a positive resurgence in treating this complex condition.
We can get a myriad of different types of lumps, bumps, and spots on our skin. Cysts are one of the commonest lumps that we can develop. What defines a cyst, what are the most common types, and can they be a danger to our health? Acclaimed dermatologist Dr Dev Shah is here to explain.
CAM impingement is a long-term hip problem that can happen to young people who play sports at a high level. Unfortunately it is not very well known, and even fewer people understand the link between CAM impingement and early onset arthritis. In this article expert orthopaedic surgeon Mr Rishi Chana shines a light on the issue and explains why more education is necessary.
Some of us are prone to having a sweet tooth but just how much damage can those biscuits and desserts do to our gums and teeth? Leading endodontist and restorative dentist Dr Stefan Ciapryna explains the most common causes of toothache and how dental pain is diagnosed.
Diagnosing dental pain is a form of art. Many factors need to be taken into consideration and a lot of information gathered to form a diagnosis or differential diagnosis. It’s important not only to use a radiograph and an X-ray but to hear what the patient feels and how they describe their pain. Dr Adi Moran, an endodontist in London tells us how we can diagnose a toothache and when we need root canal treatment.
To look after our voice, caring for our voice box is the main priority. This is particularly important if you rely on your voice for your career, for example, if you are a teacher, lawyer, singer, or sales representative. Mr Brian Fish, who is an ENT surgeon and expert in treating voice disorders, gives us advice on what we can do to look after our voice.