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UTI: A BURNING ISSUE

As part of LDC’s Kidney Health week, today we’re talking all about a very common group of infections affecting the waterworks system: Urinary Tract Infections. While they are not usually harmful, if left untreated, UTIs can cause damage to the kidneys – hence our link to Kidney Health week!

URINARY INCONTINENCE: MANAGING LIFE’S LITTLE ACCIDENTS

While on the topic of the kidneys, we’ll also be mentioning a couple of conditions to do with ‘the waterworks system’ as a whole. This includes the kidneys and bladder, as well as the tubes in between! One fairly common, yet often unreported waterworks issue, is urinary incontinence – which we will discuss in today’s article.

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BLOOD IN THE URINE: TIME TO WORRY?

Urine can come in various different colours, from colourless to deep yellow, depending on how hydrated we are. One worrying colour to watch out for, though, is red, as this could indicate blood in the urine. So, what should you do if you spot blood in the urine?! Find out in today’s blog.

LDC KIDNEY WEEK: KICKING OFF WITH KIDNEY INFECTIONS

Welcome to LDC’s Kidney Week, dedicated to the hard-working little organs that are the kidneys. This week, we’ll be focusing on how to keep your kidneys in tip top condition, as well as the telltale signs of kidney malfunction. We’re kicking off today with Kidney Infections!

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SPINAL CORD INJURY AWARENESS DAY – Q&A WITH ASPIRE CHANNEL SWIMMER

Did you know that today is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day – a joint campaign from leading charities Aspire, Spinal Research, BackUp and SIA? In this blog post, we’re spotlighting our first Channel Swimmer of the season, Sarah Gill, who popped in for her sports medical earlier this year.

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THE HIDDEN HERNIA

While on the topic of hernias, we thought we’d go into a bit more detail on a common type of hernia that you might not be aware of. Hiatus hernias occur inside the body, so are harder to detect and diagnose! Do you know the one tell-tale symptom of a hiatus hernia? If not, you’ll find it in this article!

HERNIAS: DON’T LET LUMPS & BUMPS GET YOU DOWN IN THE DUMPS

Continuing with our theme of conditions associated with increasing age, today we’re talking about hernias. Did you know, there are 4 common types of hernia, each in a distinct area of the body? We give an overview of these, as well as some general need-to-know info on the complications of hernias.

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BLOOD PRESSURE: THE HIGHS & THE LOWS

Following on from Diabetes, another common condition affecting our more senior population is high blood pressure. We answer those important questions that many people have, including, “What’s a normal blood pressure, and what is high?”, and “Why is my doctor so concerned about high blood pressure?!”

HOW TO AVOID TYPE 2 DIABETES

This week at London Doctors Clinic, we’ll be talking all about medical conditions associated with mid to old age and how to age gracefully and healthily! At the top of our list is a very common condition that the over 50s are at an increased risk of: diabetes. We discuss the many ways in which we can reduce our chances of developing type 2 diabetes, as well as the complications associated with the condition.

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