With the onset of a New Year, many of us are thinking about ways that we can get healthier in 2017, such as by giving up alcohol. So other than the positive effect on your bank balance, what other benefits are there to participating in Dry January?
Our liver is a strong organ, surviving daily insults by means of alcohol, foods, medications and infections. But sometimes, these insults can cause liver dysfunction, inflammation and scarring.
So what signs should you keep an eye out for, that show your liver is unhappy?
Do you know the signs of an alcohol overdose? Alcohol poisoning is a serious and sometimes life-threatening result of consuming a large of alcohol in a short period of time.
Read on for a debrief on the red flags to watch our for, and what to do if someone is dangerously drunk.
As January rolls around again, and we recover from December festive frivolities, the spotlight is on our alcohol consumption in the form of Dry January. Even if you're not abstaining from alcohol yourself, we're encouraging increased awareness of drinking alcohol, and highlighting the consequences (medical and otherwise!) of excess drinking!
At London Doctors Clinic, our private doctors see a number of different sporting and musculoskeletal injuries. So, if you’ve taken up a new sport in 2017 or if you are exercising more regularly, don’t let such injuries hold you back!
Another sports injury to watch out for is shin splints: the painful inflammation of the tissue around the shins. So before you lace up those trainers and prepare for your first run of 2017, make sure you know how to exercise safely, to developing painful sports injuries!
If the answer if 'yes', then you'd better watch our for Plantar Fasciitis! This painful heel condition develops after long periods of standing or walking, or wearing poor-fitting shoes. Read on for more information...
At London Doctors Clinic, we provide sports medicals needed for many sporting events! So if you’ve made the very brave decision of setting yourself a great big fitness goal to meet this year and need that all important examination, you’re in the right place!
It's Water! Do you drink enough of it? A new year is here, and that means one thing – New Year's resolutions! One of the easiest, yet most beneficial, resolutions is to drink more water! This simple change will help your body and mind, so why not give it a try?
Losing weight is the subject of hundreds of articles and books every year - it’s a big business! With the availability of cheap unhealthy food and the difficulty to build exercise into our lifestyles, it’s only going to get bigger. So why is it so difficult to lose weight? What are we doing wrong?!
The adult heart beats about 100,000 times per day (that’s at least once per second) - hard work, hey! That's why it's so essential to keep it healthy, to keep the risk of heart disease at bay.
But how do you maintain a healthy heart?
The topic of our waistlines is often a touchy one, after all, no-one likes to be told they're overweight. Perhaps this is why as a nation, we're gradually getting bigger and bigger, burying our heads in the politically correct sand.
We tackle the topic of Obesity. So if you're sporting a fuller figure these days, do read on! No more excuses...
None of us are saints when it comes to food. We all have a weak spot in our diets - whether that be a few too many coffees throughout the week, a couple of naughty chocolate biscuits, or even that Friday night takeaway. So does that mean we're all eating unhealthily? Find out in our guide to healthy eating!
Like many parts of good health, you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone! A good night's sleep is something we often take for granted, and a lack of sleep can leave you feeling drained. So, what is insomnia and what can be done to catch that essential shut-eye?
BBC News have recently published an article highlighting Helen Stokes-Lampard’s fears for the NHS and “how doctors will cope with demand over the busy winter period”. Dr Stokes-Lampard is the chair of the Royal College of GPs Council and a leading GP in Britain.