Which is better for managing blood sugar control with diabetes, insulin injections or the insulin pump? Endocrinologist Dr Rasha Mukhtar tells you everything you need to know about the insulin pump and if it’s right for you. Our article talks about who qualifies for an insulin pump, how it works and what it can be programmed to do.
In the UK, more than 10 million people have arthritis or a similar condition affecting the joints. Everyone with arthritis in their fingers and hands will be affected differently, while some may not experience much discomfort, others may find it difficult to carry out simple everyday tasks such as gripping or lifting things. Plastic surgeon Mr Oliver Harley tells us more about finger arthritis and what can be done to treat it.
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) includes a range of liver conditions caused by a build-up of fat in the liver. Whilst a healthy liver should contain either no fat or a small amount of fat, estimates show that in the UK 1 in 3 people have early signs of having NAFLD. Dr Daniel Forton, a leading hepatologist, explains why awareness of NAFLD is more important than ever before.
BPPV is one of the common types of vertigo, an ear condition that causes the false sensation of spinning and feelings of giddiness. Our ear specialist Professor Owen Judd explains more about the disorder, how it's diagnosed and the treatment options.
The eyelids are complex structures, made up of several different types of tissue, all of which can become inflamed or swollen, resulting in an eyelid lump. Eyelid lumps are mostly benign and are easily removed with a local anaesthetic. However, the eyelids can also be a common site for malignant tumours. Here we get a description of how a common benign (xanthelasma) and malignant (BCC) eyelid lump are treated by Mr Daniel Ezra, who is a leading ophthalmic surgeon.
A urinary catheter may be used in cases of urinary incontinence, retention or when monitoring a patient's habits following surgery. We've asked consultant urologist Mr Simon Choong to give his expert advice on how to avoid developing any complications with the catheter.
There is no such thing as risk-free surgery. Even with the safest techniques, patients will occasionally experience problems as a result of their operation, and breast augmentation is no exception. However, there are ways to minimise these risks. Plastic surgeon Mr Ian Grant is here to explain.
In patients with chronic eye inflammation (uveitis), cataracts are a common complication because of prolonged use of high-dose steroids used to treat the primary condition. Leading ophthalmologist Ms Theresa Richardson explains why it is still important for patients to use the steroids as it would be more detrimental without.
The bacteria that live in the gut perform a range of important functions but when these microorganisms become unbalanced, how can we get them back into working order again? Expert gastroenterologist Dr Aathavan Loganayagam explains how the gut bacteria can be re-engineered to aid in good health.