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  • Why is a tonsillectomy needed? tonsillectomyThere are a number of reasons why a tonsillectomy is performed. In this article, Mr Wale Olarinde outlines the different conditions that may require a patient's tonsils being removed.
  • What is a Breast Reduction? L cup bra launchedExcessively large breasts can cause pain, discomfort, impairment and psychological problems. Chronic problems can lead to posture problems, pain in the back, neck and shoulders.
  • Varicose Veins: Facts and Myths varicose veinsOnly women get varicose veins: False. Around one in five people will develop varicose veins as they get older, however it is commonly women who are affected more than men.
  • Male Breast Reduction: The Facts gynaecomastiaGynecomastia, more commonly known as 'man boobs', affects around 15% of adult men in the UK. It is caused when excess fat develops in a man's breast area. This fat can be hard to shift, even if a weight loss plan has worked for the rest of the body, and the resulting 'man boobs' can cause...
  • Top 5 Benefits of Botox Increase in males seeking cosmetic procedures, says plastic surgeonTo delay the effects of ageing, both men and women may resort to Botox. Here are the top 5 benefits of Botox...
  • Stress at work workplace stressSadly, more and more of us are falling victim to stress at work, with recent statistics indicating that one in five of the working population is affected. In fact stress is now THE biggest cause of sickness in the UK. This article identifies exactly what stress is and discusses how to recognise and...
  • Ten steps to eating well to control diabetes Fruit and veg 'can help prevent cancer'Diabetics can help control their condition by ensuring that they follow a proper diet. In this article Dr Milton Maltz explains why you should try to include a good variety of foods to ensure you are getting the right amount of the nutrients and vitamins you need.
  • What is diabetes and how to recognise its symptoms blood test for diabetesDiabetes is a common health condition, although many people don't know that they have it. In this article Dr Milton Maltz explains the different types of diabetes and the symptoms diabetics experience.
  • Liposuction myths liposuctionWith reduced costs and safer methods, liposuction has become increasingly popular among the general population over the years. However, the number of facts and myths about the surgery has spread like wildfire, most of which just confuse people.
  • 10 ways ways to counter your fear of dentistry dental anxietyDental anxiety can be formidable, causing you to avoid going to the dentist even when you know you should. The good news is that there are lots of ways to counter your fear of dentistry; some that you can prepare before your appointment, and others that your dentist can offer you during your...
  • Treatments for scars burnsScars caused by burns, surgery or injury can often cause a great deal of distress for the person who is affected, both emotionally and physically. A scar isn't difficult to conceal if it is small, and larger scars can be covered with clothing, however, this can often have an affect on a persons...
  • Laser hair removal: the facts Why shaving costs more than laser hair removal treatmentsLaser hair removal is a safe and effective way of removing unwanted hair for good.
  • Varicose veins: what are they and what procedures are there to remove them? nice legsVaricose veins are abnormally enlarged veins that bulge beneath the skin, typically found in and around the leg area.
  • Understanding sudden death syndrome cardiac arrestSudden Death Syndrome (SDS) is an umbrella term used for the many different causes of cardiac arrest in young people.
  • Solving the problem of prolapse of the uterus with keyhole surgery rather than a hysterectomy Oestrogen treatment 'still viable'Hysterectomy surgery is not always required to correct vaginal prolapse. In this article, Mr Abdalla Fayyad, Consultant Urogynaecologist at Spire Harpenden Hospital, discusses the latest techniques to treat prolapse of the uterus (womb) using keyhole suspension surgery, thereby avoiding a...
  • The causes of snoring and some relevant treatments snoringSnoring is a medical problem that affects everyone occasionally, however if snoring starts to become a regular occurrence then it can start to affect the quality of yours and your partner's sleep.
  • Fertility coaching programmes and stress stressConception is a complex miracle, which is often made difficult by a stressful lifestyle. Emotional coaching can help restore calm and enhance fertility, helping both those who are seeking natural conception and for those who are undergoing IVF.
  • Five popular botox myths BotoxVistabel, or Botox as it is more commonly known, is the most effective skin treatment available to treat the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles on the skin. Botox relaxes the facial muscles and as a result, prevents new lines from forming.
  • All you need to know about Microdermabrasion acne, spots, skin problemsIn this article, Dr Attili discusses microdermabrasion treatment. He explains what it is, how it is performed, and who should have it, as well as the differences in the treatment provided by salons and dermatologists.
  • Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery risks associated with gastric bypass obesity treatmentGastric bypass surgery is generally a safe operation. However, in order for you to make an informed decision and give consent for the operation, you need to be aware of the possible side-effects and the risk of complications of this procedure.
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