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Asthma Awareness

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Asthma is a condition estimated to affect 300 million people worldwide! Today is World Asthma Day - a day dedicated to the improvement of Asthma awareness and care around the world. In today's blog post, we discuss the triggers, symptoms and management of this condition. Did you realise that there's a LOT more to Asthma treatment than that trusty blue inhaler?!

Britain, Get On Your Feet! Why Sitting Is Bad For Your Health

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If you're reading this, chances are you're sitting down right now. But when was the last time you got up to stretch your legs? British people sit for average of 8.9 hours a day, which can have a variety of detrimental effects on your health. We discuss *realistic* ways to break those couch potato habits!

Seven Ways Hay Fever Can Affect Your Life (That You May Not Have Thought About)

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For those that don't suffer from hay fever, it can be hard to understand just how debilitating the condition can be, affecting a person’s life for weeks – even months – at a time. We share some of the ways that hay fever can affect everyday life (that you might not have thought about)…

Hay Fever Vs Cold

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At this time of year, it's hard to tell the difference between hay fever and a cold. It's an important distinction, as the two have very different treatments! We asked our Superintendent Pharmacist, Dipali Khurana, how to tell the difference between the two!

The Hills Are Alive With The Sound of Sneezing

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It's that time of year again - the season that all hay fever sufferers hate the most. As the sun comes out to play, pollen levels start to rise, causing havoc with our eyes, nose and mouth. But what can be done to relieve the symptoms of hay fever? We discuss this, and more, in our article on the topic.

All About Allergies

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From sneezing, to rashes, to life-threatening anaphylaxis - an allergy can present in a any number of different ways! As part of Allergy Awareness Week 2017, we give an overview of what it means to 'be allergic' to something, along with some common examples of allergies.

Marathon Top Tips From Team LDC

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We offer some last minute advice to those taking on the big challenge this weekend – whether it’s your first time, or you’re a marathon pro, read what team LDC have got to say…

Painful, Swollen Joint? It Could Be Bursitis

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We all get aches and pains, but there are few things more frustrating than a pain that keeps coming back! You probably already know that damage to muscles or nerves can cause joint pain, but did you know that a common cause of joint pain is bursitis?

Do I Need Physiotherapy?

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A medical speciality that many marathon runners will be familiar with - physiotherapists can assist with a whole host of musculoskeletal conditions, including sporting injuries. From helping with bad backs and sprained ankles, to torn ligaments in the knees, seeing a physio will usually be beneficial. We discuss the common indications for requiring physio, as well as some of the techniques commonly used by therapists.

eConsultancy sits down with LDC's Mark Lea

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Digital Business publication eConsultancy asks LDC Commercial Manager what an average day consists of and what he likes about working for London Doctors Clinic

When Tendonitis Strikes...

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As part of our build up to the London Marathon, today we're covering the topic of tendonitis. This painful condition is due to the inflammation of the tendons - the structure attaching muscles to bones.

How To Handle Athlete's Foot

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In the lead up to the London Marathon this Sunday, we're focusing on conditions commonly seen in runners. One condition of nightmares for the avid runner is athlete's foot - a fungal infection associated with wearing damp trainers - a breeding site for fungus! Unlike many conditions which self-resolve over time, athlete's foot will not go away without active treatment!

Easter Special: Is Chocolate Good For You?

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With Easter just around the corner (along with all those chocolate eggs), we thought we’d take the opportunity to put our medical brains to the question: “can chocolate ever be good for you?”.

Blood In Your Stool: Should You Be Worried?

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Following on from IBS and Crohn's Disease, as part of IBS Awareness Month, today we're focusing our article on a potential symptom of digestive conditions: blood in the stool. We run through some potential causes of this worrying symptom, as well as what you should do if you ever notice this.

The Chronology of Crohn's

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If you don't know what Crohn's is, you probably wouldn't be able to guess from the name alone - unlike some conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome where the clue is most certainly in the name! For those unaware, Crohn's is a chronic condition of the digestive system, affecting over 100,000 people in the UK. In today's blog, we'll cover the chronology of Crohn's, from the first symptoms to look out for, to the long-term management.

Managing Depression With Antidepressants

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If you've been diagnosed with depression, there are many ways of managing and treating the condition that don't involve medications. However, should you and your doctor agree that an anti-depressant medication is indicated, there are many different types available. In this article, we introduce you to the world of anti-depressants, including when to start and stop, and the potential side-effects of each.

It's Not Just Soldiers Who Develop PTSD

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You've probably heard of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) as a common condition suffered by those who have experienced the terrors of war, but what you may not realise is that anyone suffering an experience that they deem traumatic can go on to develop this condition. So, what is the difference between a normal reaction to something shocking and PTSD?

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