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.
As the summer travellers start trickling home at the end of Summer, one condition we're seeing a lot of is traveller's diarrhoea. We run you through the risk factors, symptoms and treatments for this holiday dampener.
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) 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 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.
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?
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!
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.
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?
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.
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 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.
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.