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Top 10 Questions for a Pharmacist

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The step after Dr Google, and before visiting a real doctor, most people pop into a pharmacy to try and find the diagnosis and treatment they need. We've compiled a list of the top 10 enquiries customers ask a pharmacist, and when it's finally time to see a GP.

Hamstring Injuries

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Do you remember British athlete Derek Redmond's dramatic injury during the 400m semifinals of the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona? It was all down to a simple hamstring tear! We fill you in on this common, yet potentially devastating, sports injury.

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition in women, leading to the development of cysts on the ovaries. It is thought that approximately 10% of women in the UK are affected by PCOS, and it's one of the leading causes of infertility in women. We run you through a few key features of the condition.

Glandular Fever: The Kissing Disease

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Glandular fever is a common viral infection, spread in saliva - such as when kissing! It can lead to troublesome symptoms, including sore throat and extreme tiredness. We outline a few signs and symptoms to look out for, as well as how to diagnose and manage the illness.

Stop The Itch: Learn About STIs

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Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI's), Diseases (STD's), Venereal Diseases – whatever you want to call them – have been around for centuries. So isn't it time to get yourself clued up on the world of STI's?

What a Pain!

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There are many different types of pain, but they have one thing in common - discomfort. So if you are suffering from pain in any form, it may be time to see a GP.

Eczema

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Eczema is a very common skin condition in both children and adults. It is a long term illness with visible symptoms that can cause discomfort or pain, but there are eczema treatments available.

The Dreaded UTI

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Urinary Tract Infections are very common - it's thought that at least 1/3 of women have had a Urinary Tract Infection by the age of 24. At LDC, we're able to accommodate short-notice and even same-day appointments, for patients suffering with painful UTI symptoms and can't wait to see a GP!

TB: On the rise in London

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Tuberculosis is a serious infectious disease, responsible for 3 million deaths a year, globally. Despite a huge vaccination campaign, there is a growing incidence of cases in London. We summarise what you need to know about TB.

What Causes Headaches?

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Express Online features London Doctors Clinic Founder and CEO on what causes headaches and what you can do to treat them.

Managing Menopause

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Menopause is an inevitable experience for all women. But you don't have to suffer the symptoms of menopause alone - our doctors are experienced and happy to help!

Summer Travellers: Beware of Malaria

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We all love a good summer get-away, but some travel destinations can be more risky than others. We provide you with up-to-date info one of the World's biggest killers: Malaria.

“I Feel Down. Am I Depressed?”

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Everybody has times when they feel down, and on occasion these times feel particularly bad. But when is this something worse than a feeling that goes away with a hug from a friend, a chat over tea or just by itself in time?

Rotator Cuff Injuries, an Olympian's Nightmare

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The shoulder is such a crucial part of your body that any impairment of function can become truly debilitating. A painful shoulder can impact on many aspects of your daily life; from the pleasure of playing a game of tennis, to hailing that taxi after an evening out. We outline a few things to look out for, with regard to one of the most common sports injuries: Rotator Cuff Injuries.

Hepatitis: Being Aware of the Silent Killer

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This post aims to help raise awareness of some causes leading to hepatitis. As well as the hepatitis symptoms to look out, we will explain how a hepatitis diagnosis is made and the possible treatments available.

The Zika Virus: August 2016 Update

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The story on the Zika virus outbreak is rapidly changing, with new information on the virus' progress being released almost weekly. At London Doctors Clinic, we facilitate Zika virus testing for anyone concerned, and are striving to keep our patients up-to-date with the situation regarding the virus and testing. Read this update for more information.

Same Day Doctors in London

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Ever need an appointment but unable to get one? London Doctors Clinic has you covered! Our same day doctor is convenient and is tailored to a time that suites you.

Plantar Fasciitis: An Uncomfortable Heel Pain

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Physically active? Then almost certainly you've encountered a foot injury of some sort. Foot pain and heel injuries can be uncomfortable and disabling. Here are some pointers for how to manage your troubles.

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