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  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery; how less is more Minimally invasive spinal surgery; how less is moreIn this article Mr Karmani discusses how advances in spinal surgery have made it possible to treat very serious spinal conditions through minimally invasive (keyhole) techniques, allowing quicker...
  • Sleep Apnea: What is it and can it be cured? Sleep disorders 'down to people being too busy'Sleep Apnea is a sleep disorder which causes sufferers to stop breathing or to have abnormally low breathing for brief periods of time during sleep. The pause in breathing is known as an 'Apnea'.
  • FUE hair transplants for hair restoration hair transplantFollicular Unit Extraction, or FUE, involves removing healthy hair follicles directly from the scalp, usually at the back of the head where the hair is plentiful, and grafting them onto the bald or...
  • Fluid on the lung: causes and treatment Lungs: Fluid on the lungs can be seriousFluid on the lung sounds serious and it is. If the tiny air sacs inside the lungs become waterlogged, this produces pulmonary oedema, a frightening condition that causes severe breathing...
  • Peritoneal cancer: available treatments One of the symptoms of peritoneal cancer is abdominal painPeritoneal cancer is a rare form of cancer that affects the membrane that surrounds the organs of the abdomen. It mostly affects women and often goes undetected until it is quite advanced. Treatment...
  • Gender dysphoria - what is it? Gender dysphoria - what is it?Gender dysphoria occurs when someone feels trapped in a body that does not coincide with their own sense of gender. This is a complex condition but finding out more about what causes it, how it can...
  • Treatments to tackle the signs of aging skincare after winterWhen you reach your thirties, your skin will start to show signs of aging, fine lines and small wrinkles will become more apparent and your skin will begin to loose the firmness and elasticity that...
  • Weight loss surgery: is it safe? Weight loss surgeryWeight loss surgery can be an extremely effective strategy for people who are severely overweight. However, there are risks, some minor and some serious, associated with weight loss surgery, and it...
  • Breast Enlargement with Fat Transfer silicone breast implantsMany women feel that their breast size and shape affects their body confidence. For some, having excessively large breasts can cause pain, physical impairment and psychological problems. For others,...
  • What to do about feeling a lump in the throat lump in throatBeing able to feel a lump in the throat is a common symptom that patients discuss with ear, nose and throat specialists. In this article, Mr Wale Olarinde discusses the problem of lumps that cannot...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Prostate cancer: What is a PSA test? Prostate cancer checkThe PSA test is a blood test which helps to detect prostate cancer. How does it work, how effective is it and what are the pros and cons of having it done? This article is written by Sarah Dawson, a...
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): causes, symptoms and treatment Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic bowel disorder and a common condition for many people today. Is modern day stress the main cause? What are the symptoms, and how can it be treated? This...
 
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