Conditions and Treatment Options

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  • Cholesterol

    Cholesterol is a member of the group of substances known as lipids or fats, and measuring levels of cholesterol are an important marker of health. A common mistake is for people to say that ‘cholesterol is bad for you’.

  • Dentistry

    Impacted wisdom teeth may need to be removed for a number of reasons. For example, repeated attacks of infection in the gum can lead to pain and swelling, food packing can cause decay in either the wisdom tooth or the tooth in front, and cysts can form around the wisdom tooth.

  • Diabetic Eye Disease

    Regular eye screening for diabetic patients is very important as the blood vessels to the eyes in diabetes are particularly prone to damage caused by pressure differences resulting from changes in blood sugar levels. Diabetes can lead to various degrees of eye disease (Diabetic Retinopathy), which is the most common cause of partial or total blindness in the western world.

  • Faecal Incontinence

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines continence as: the ability to voluntarily control defecation or stool expulsion, maintain this control even during sleep, distinguish between stool and gas and to defer defecation to a socially acceptable time. In simple terms, faecal incontinence is the inability to achieve continence.

  • Foot

    There are a number of different problems that can affect the foot, from bunions to heel pain to sporting injuries.This section by the relevant medical experts discusses a range of the latest treatment options.

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  • Gallstones

    Gallstones are hard particles that form in the gallbladder. They affect around 10% of all adults and the condition becomes more likely over the age of 40. The presence of gallstones often causes no problems but the most common sign that gallstones are becoming troublesome is pain in the upper right of the abdomen.

  • Haemorrhoids

    Haemorrhoids, which are commonly known as piles, are one of the most common perianal conditions. These are enlarged veins along the anal canal often resulting from straining to defaecate and can affect anyone at any age. Haemorrhoids are more common, however, in pregnant women and people between the ages of 45 and 65 years.

  • Hands

    Conditions that affect the hands have a huge impact on our daily lives. This section by Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons includes articles on the extremely common complaints of carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive strain injury.