What are back injuries?
Back injuries may be caused by work, exercising, or an accident. Back injuries and back pain normally happen in the lower back.
Some common symptoms include:
Lower back pain or lumbago
Aching or sharp pains
Inability to stand up straight
What is bacterial vaginosis?
Bacterial vaginosis, or BV, is a type of bacterial infection in the vagina. It occurs when the balance of bacteria in the vagina is upset, and one type of bacteria grows more than the others.
What’s the prognosis?
Bacterial vaginosis is generally a harmless condition but can cause...
What is it?
Balanitis is a skin irritation on the glans penis (the head of the penis). The inflammation causes redness, pain, itching and swelling to the tip of the penis. It can affect men and boys. Balanitis can be caused by fungi (Candidal balanitis), by bacteria (Gardnerella or Trichomonas vaginalis), by a trauma or an irritation or by dryness (thus causing a contact allergic reaction).
Balanitis can either...
What is a balloon enteroscopy?
A balloon enteroscopy is a procedure that allows doctors to both diagnose and treat certain problems in the digestive system. A thin, flexible tube with a camera on the end is inserted into the body, either through the mouth or the rectum depending on which part of the digestive tract is being investigated or treated. The endoscope has either one or
What is bariatric surgery?
Bariatric surgery uses a set of techniques and surgical procedures that help fight obesity and improve a patient's health. It is not to be mistaken as cosmetic surgery and does not come without risk, so the specialist must always advise the patient of the best type of treatment and optimal aftercare.
The procedures available either limit the amount you eat, reduce your body’s ability...
What is Barrett's oesophagus?
Barrett's oesophagus(spelt “Barrett’s esophagus” in the US) is a condition in which the tissue that lines the bottom of the oesophagus undergoes a change, usually in response to
What is basal cell carcinoma?
Basal cell carcinoma (also called basal cell cancer) affects the cells of the lower layer of the epidermis. It is the most common type of skin cancer and it mostly appears on areas of the skin that have had a...
What is minimally-invasive beating heart coronary heart bypass surgery?
Minimally-invasive beating heart coronary heart bypass surgery is a unique procedure as it is performed whilst the heart is still beating and without a heart-lung bypass machine. The surgeon cuts several small incisions into the chest (a thoracotomy) to access the coronary arteries. The smaller cuts expose only the sections of...
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