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  • Clear Lens Extraction - Clearly the best Laser eye surgeryIn this article Mr C T Pillai focuses on Clear Lens Extraction, where your natural lens is removed and replaced with an artificial implant that guarantees perfect eye sight.
  • All you need to know about alcoholism All you need to know about alcoholismMany people mistakenly believe that alcoholics are only people who need to have a drink in the early morning or are down and outs sitting on park benches drinking cans of lager. While those examples are likely to be true, there are many 'types' of alcoholic who manage to function within a 'normal'...
  • Sudden hearing loss what are the causes? Hearing problemsWe live in a world centred on sound and sudden hearing loss is a very frightening and isolating experience that can affect work, relationships and interaction with others. Sudden hearing loss is defined as deafness that happens instantly or that develops over a few days. It may happen without...
  • Gall bladder removal: The long-term effects GallstonesAround 80% of people who have gall stones have no symptoms and their gall bladder can remain in place unless problems develop. In the remaining 20%, gall stones can cause inflammation and a condition called cholecystitis. If you have this you tend to develop symptoms of biliary colic intense...
  • Substance abuse can it be treated successfully? Substance abuse – can it be treated successfully?Substance abuse is a wide term that describes the abuse of, or dependency on, a variety of substances. These range from traditional 'drugs' such as heroin and cocaine, to less conventional substances such as glues and solvents. The term also covers alcohol abuse. Substance abuse is a feature of...
  • How much could laser eye surgery cost? How much could laser eye surgery cost?Laser eye surgery costs vary depending on what type of treatment you have. You can expect to pay in the region of £500 per eye at least and the price can go up to around £2000 per eye. Your choice of treatment cannot be made solely on laser eye surgery cost; the optimum results that can be obtained...
  • Drug and alcohol rehab does it work? Drug and alcohol rehab – does it work?Drug and alcohol rehab centres are designed to help people with a dependency problem by isolating them from the sources of their addiction. They are then given medical, psychological and sociological treatment to help them overcome their dependency.
  • Liposuction surgery what does it involve? Liposuction surgery – what does it involve?Liposuction surgery, also known as lipoplasty, is a method of body sculpting. The surgeon removes excess fat from under the skin to improve the contour and proportions of various parts of your body. Liposuction surgery can target the hips, buttocks, thighs, back, abdomen, knees, calves, ankles,...
  • Eyesight tests - what can they show me? Sight testMany people think of eyesight tests as a way of checking whether they need glasses, or finding out if their contact lens prescription is still correct. However, eyesight tests can give the first warning of a number of different conditions that also affect your general health. As a thorough eyesight...
  • Stomach stapling: What does it involve? ObesityStomach stapling is a surgical procedure that is used if you are severely or morbidly obese and you cannot lose weight using diet and exercise. As the name suggests, stomach stapling literally involves stapling the stomach to create a small pouch that fills much quicker. After the operation, eating...
  • Bone scans: An overview Bone scanA bone scan is a test that uses radioactive material to show up abnormalities in your bones, such as areas of increased activity that could indicate cancer, or areas with poor blood flow. These tests can show up problems many weeks before they would be seen on a standard x-ray image.
  • Symptoms of alcoholism: An overview Alcoholism Most people enjoy a drink, and most of us will have a few too many at some time, such as at Christmas, a wedding or a party. However, the difference between the occasional indulgence and an alcohol problem is how well you live up to that famous morning after vow of 'never again'. Continuing to...
  • Hair loss products Man looking in mirrorWhen it comes to hair loss there are countless products that claim to cure the condition and restore hair growth, but what are they and do they work?
  • Baldness: The early signs and prevention man with receding hairlineOn average we have about 100,000 hairs on our head, with the large majority in the 'resting phase' and a small number (about 10%) in the 'growing phase.' Normal, everyday hair loss is about 50-100 hairs, but you may only notice it when washing your hair - and the amount could appear more due to...
  • Custom made knees: Bespoke knee replacement Glyn Evans - London Knee ClinicEvery year over a million UK residents consult their GP with osteoarthritis. As implant designs and outcomes improve, more of these patients will receive partial or total joint replacements. Indeed over 75,000 knee replacements were done in England and Wales in 2008, making it the commonest joint...
  • Are your teeth worn down? - Tooth Surface Loss (TSL) dental implantsWe have been treating our clients for their dental problems for many years but in the last decade we have become aware of a new problem that can affect all age groups. In the past the main problems associated with the mouth were tooth decay and gum disease. A new phenomenon has arisen, due to the...
  • Hip replacement - the current situation Hip surgeryOne of London's leading Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons warns of the dangers posed to patients by what he believes to be ill thought out innovations in hip surgery. The article, which appears on inCapitalHealth clearly sets out what works in hip surgery - and what doesn't.
  • One-Stop Fertility Test Pregnancy testA One-Stop Fertility Test was pioneered by Dr.Nargund and her team in 2001 .It can be done at lunch hour or within an hour. This test is done using out-patient advanced 3D-Doppler ultrasound scan to check the lining of your womb, ovarian reserve (reserve of eggs) and to check the blood flow to your...
  • Natural and Mild IVF: A safer, cheaper, patient-friendly and successful approach Infertility treatmentThere is a renewed scientific interest in a more natural approach to IVF cycles. More than 50 peer reviewed papers have been published in the last five years addressing natural, modified natural and milder approaches to ovarian stimulation in IVF cycles. Better understanding of ovarian physiology...
  • Stomach ulcer - treatment options? Stomach A stomach ulcer (sometimes known as a peptic ulcer or gastric ulcer) is a hole or sore in the lining of the stomach, very much like the ulcers commonly found in the mouth. About 1 to 2 cm across, they are slightly larger than a mouth ulcer, and are known to have two main causes. Although it was...
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