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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.

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!

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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.

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?!”

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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.

LABYRINTHITIS: A COMMON CAUSE OF VERTIGO

As we continue our posts on Ear Health, as part of Deaf Awareness Week, we’re talking all about Labyrinthitis. This unpleasant condition is a common cause of hearing and balance problems, resulting in vertigo symptoms. In this blog post, we talk about how this condition is diagnosed and treated!

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THE TOP CAUSES OF VERTIGO

Do you know which organ is responsible for balance? You might be surprised to discover that it is your ears! As part of Deaf Awareness Week 2017, we’ll be touching on ear health, starting with a common symptom of ear problems: dizziness. We explain the difference between a simple ‘dizzy spell’ and the condition ‘Vertigo’, as well as the signs, symptoms and treatment for this condition.

SKIN CANCER AWARENESS: MELANOMA

As the weather gets warmer, and those long-sleeves turn into short-sleeves, our skin sees more sunshine than usual. While this is great for our Vitamin D levels, too much strong sunshine can put you at risk of skin cancer. Today we discuss the most serious type of skin cancer, Melanoma, and explain the suspicious signs that a mole may be cancerous.

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