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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.

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!

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.

HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT SKIN CANCER?

Skin cancer can affect anyone at any age, although there are a few important risk factors that may increase your chances of developing it. In this post we cover the facts about different types of skin cancers, as well as some tips on how to protect yourself – and your skin – from this condition!

COULD IT BE LUPUS?

You may have heard of the Lupus, but do you know the symptoms to look out for? Or the cause of this disease?

DIAGNOSING & MANAGING COELIAC DISEASE

As a chronic condition that affects approximately 1% of the population, you may know someone who suffers from Coeliac Disease. But do you know the key ingredient that causes such symptoms?

STOP! DID YOU WASH YOUR HANDS?

From door handles and escalator handrails to notes and coins, our hands touch so many different things throughout the day, with countless opportunities for germs to climb aboard. That’s why hand washing is one of the simplest, and yet most effective ways of preventing the spread of infections. But do you know how to wash your hands properly?

WOULD YOU RECOGNISE THE SYMPTOMS OF MENINGITIS?

Today, we focus on a serious condition affecting the brain: Meningitis. Caused by an infection, usually bacterial or viral, Meningitis can be life-threatening. The sooner the tell-tale symptoms are recognised, the sooner treatment can be sought and the better the outcome will be. Read on for more!

TIPS TO HELP ASTHMA SUFFERERS BREATHE EASIER

Yesterday was World Asthma Day! To raise awareness of the condition and mark the day, we’re talking all things asthma – from what it is, to how to manage symptoms. Today, we bring you some top lifestyle tips, to help you breathe a little easier…

NINE SPORTS STARS THAT SUFFER FROM ASTHMA

Did you know, there are a whole host of sports stars that suffer from asthma or asthma-related conditions? We list nine top sports stars that have been associated with the condition, to show you that asthma need not limit your abilities or your potential!

ASTHMA AWARENESS

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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?