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Dr Rasha Mukhtar

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25.04.19

Are you at risk of late onset diabetes?

One particular form of diabetes seen in older groups (over the age of 40) is called LADA or Latent Autoimmune Diabetes of Adulthood, also known as type 1.5 diabetes. This type of diabetes presents itself slowly and is often diagnosed as type 2 diabetes and treated primarily with oral medication. Usually, patients will need to go on insulin injections. We asked endocrinologist Dr Rasha Mukhtar to tell us more about late onset or LADA diabetes.

What is interceptive orthodontics?

Around one-third of UK children have teeth which would benefit from orthodontic treatment. The majority who need orthodontics will start treatment around the age of 11 or 12. Interceptive orthodontics will benefit some children from an earlier age to avoid dental complications in the future. Orthodontist Dr Asif Chatoo tells us more about interceptive orthodontics and what children it can help.

Meibomian gland dysfunction and blepharitis explained

Meibomian gland dysfunction and blepharitis are eye conditions that overlap. Both affect the eyelid, but while blepharitis affects the front of the eyelid, Meibomian gland dysfunction affects the back. Mr Myer Mark Yodaiken, an experienced ophthalmologist talks to us about both Meibomian gland dysfunction, also known as posterior blepharitis and blepharitis or anterior blepharitis.

What are cluster headaches?

Headaches are awful. We’ve all had them and they can really put a dampener on your day. However, some headaches are worse than others; some are downright debilitating. Without warning, excruciating pain erupts on one side of the head, often around the eye. If this sounds familiar, you may be getting cluster headaches. Leading neurosurgeon Mr Sinan Barazi, part of the London Neurosurgery Partnership, explains.

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