Most of us have probably experienced an episode of tonsillitis at least once in our lives, with some people suffering frequent episodes of this common infection! So why don’t doctors prescribe antibiotics every time you start to feel your tonsils tingle? And why don’t we just have our tonsils removed?!
Do you know why today, the 21st of March, is International Down’s Syndrome Awareness Day? Or why these numbers are very important in the genetics of the condition? For the answer to this, and much more about Down’s Syndrome, check out today’s blog post!
Cold sores are caused by one of the most common viruses amongst the population. They’re harmless, but can be a real nuisance, popping up at the worst possible times in life! We explain the common triggers of cold-sores, as well as how best to manage the condition: preventing their occurrence and speeding up their healing time.
We help raise awareness of Anorexia, one of the most common eating disorders.
Nowadays, we use all sorts of euphemisms to sugar-coat the issue of being overweight, as it can be a very touchy subject! But if you’re plus-sized, bigger boned, or carrying a few extra pounds, there’s no running from reality with the BMI! We explain how to calculate this value and interpret your results in today’s blog piece on the Body Mass Index.
What do a lost Peruvian Bear, the discovery of Penicillin, Prince George, The FA and Little Venice have in common? Paddington – the location of our ninth clinic!
Feeling sluggish? Struggling to concentrate? Skin problems? You could be suffering from a common problem which affects many of us – dehydration. Did you know, severe dehydration can lead to serious illnesses, requiring hospital treatment! Stay hydrated, stay healthy. Read on for more…
The Times features London Doctors Clinic founder and CEO, Dr Seth Rankin, on how LDC’s private GP surgeries can take the strain off the NHS.
As part of brain awareness week, today we focus on a common neurological condition called Cerebral Palsy. This condition is diagnosed during a child’s first few years, so it’s very important to be aware of the signs and symptoms!
London Doctors Clinic founder and CEO, Dr Seth Rankin, speaks to is4profit about funding, marketing and the Darsilameh Medical Charity.
As part of Brain Awareness Week, we’re tacking some of the biggest topics in neurology – today we’re focusing on strokes. This very serious condition is considered a medical emergency, and the quicker sufferers receive medical attention, the better the outcome. Would you recognise the first signs of a stroke?
Does your head ever feel like an elastic band has been tightly wrapped around it? This is how many sufferers of Tension Headaches describe the sensation. Generally, headaches are nothing to worry about! But we talk you through the red flags to be aware of – in case your headache is a sign of something more sinister…
For millions of women experiencing the symptoms of menopause every year in the UK, HRT provides significant relief during this often difficult time. We run you through the workings of this therapy, who can take it and when.
“How am I supposed to eat for two if I constantly feel sick?!” We answer this question, and many more, in today’s blog tackling Morning Sickness as part of our Women’s Health Week!
Are you constantly seduced by marketing campaigns telling you what you should take during your pregnancy? If you’d like to know which supplements to take without the fuss and frills, check out today’s article on the topic.
If you’ve ever looked at the pregnancy test aisle of a pharmacy, you’ll know that there can be an overwhelming number of options to choose from. So what’s the difference between them all?! And what about the blood test for pregnancy? We run you through everything you need to know on the world of pregnancy testing…
Oral contraceptives were introduced almost 50 years ago, and over 100 million women currently use them. But how much do you really know about the pill?
Most people are very familiar with the monthly phenomenon that is a woman’s periods. And every woman’s experience of this is different: from heavy to light; irregular or like clockwork; painless to pain-free. But what makes a period ‘normal’, and what are the signs that something ‘not quite right’ down there?
The ultimate question women regularly ask: is vaginal discharge normal? The short answer is yes! But sometimes, unusual vaginal discharge can be a sign of something wrong ‘down there’. To know what’s abnormal, you must first recognise what’s normal! So, we give you the low-down on all there is to know about vaginal discharge.
The female reproductive system can do wonderful things, but can also be the source of gynaecological problems for many women. It’s thought that up to 80% of women will develop fibroids by the time they turn 50, although most women won’t develop any symptoms. For information on when to worry and symptoms to look out for, read today’s blog on Fibroids.