Pregnancy scans may occasionally suggest that one of your baby’s kidneys has not developed properly – one possible cause is a multicystic dysplastic kidney (MCDK). If a child is born with a serious problem in one kidney, how worried should we be? Expert paediatric urologist Miss Marie-Klaire Farrugia is here to explain.
It's so easy to overindulge during the festive holidays and to make the New Year's resolution to lose weight in January. But for some people, going it alone may be difficult, and following a fad diet is not a longterm solution. Expert bariatric surgeon Mr Ahmed.R.Ahmed explains how his team can support someone wanting to obtain health and wellness, and it doesn't necessarily involve weight loss surgery.
Transanal minimally-invasive surgery (TAMIS) is a cutting-edge technique used to remove larger, more complex rectal polyps or early stages of rectal cancer. Ms Sarah Mills, a leading colorectal surgeon, explains how this procedure works, its success rate and the aftercare required following surgery.
One of the most common causes of shoulder pain is subacromial impingement syndrome. When the tendons inside the shoulder rub on nearby bone or tissue, it can cause some serious ache when trying to lift the arm and make it difficult to sleep at night. Expert orthopaedic surgeon Mr Mark Falworth explains how it can be treated...
There's a reason it's called the common cold - we catch it so often we rarely stop to wonder whether our blocked nose could be anything else. But it's important to understand the rarer causes of a blocked nose and get a diagnosis if you're suspicious, as award-winning consultant ENT surgeon Mr Raj Lakhani explains.
You might be worried that at some stage you'll have to have your wisdom teeth out, but did you know it's not always necessary? We asked expert oral surgeon Mr Luke Cascarini when it's important to have them removed, and how dentists and specialists identify which teeth need to be removed.
If you have a cough which has lasted for more than eight weeks, it’s important to seek medical advice, ideally from a cough specialist or cough clinic. In this article Dr Sundeep Kaul, a leading expert in respiratory care, explains that a cough could mean many things – which often makes the diagnosis challenging.
Glue ear is a build-up of liquid in the middle ear. Glue ear is so common that 8 out of 10 children will experience it and it usually affects children under the age of seven. Mr Sam Khemani, an experienced ENT surgeon, answers some FAQs on this common childhood health problem.
The adenoids are lumps of lymphoid tissue that sit at the back of the nose. They are present in childhood, but in most cases disappear by adulthood. They are part of the immune system and play a role in fighting infections, but sometimes they can cause more harm than good. Mr Julian Hamann, a top paediatric otolaryngologist, explains adenoid surgery in children and what parents can expect.
Dr Greg Williams, a leading hair transplant surgeon, gives us an overview of what causes hair loss in Afro-textured hair and what treatments are available. Whilst many of the scalp and hair conditions that affect Caucasian and Asian men and women also affect African-Caribbean patients, there are some conditions that are more prevalent in black patients.