Conditions and Treatment Options

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  • Head and Neck Lumps

    Lumps in the neck are an extremely common symptom and they are usually quite harmless. Occasionally, however, the underlying cause of a neck lump will be head or neck cancer and it is therefore important for any neck lump to be assessed as quickly as possible.

  • Headaches

    This section includes a broad range of senior specialists who all have different approaches to treating headaches. Among young adults headaches affect approximately 5% of men and 20% of women.

  • Healthy Eating

    From vitamins and supplements to red meat and wine, this section hopes to answer your questions about healthy eating. The articles on this page have been written with the help of nutritional experts and the latest research studies on diet.

  • Heart Disease

    The information in this heart section has been written by senior Consultant Cardiologists and Consultant Cardiac Surgeons who are all acknowledged heart experts. The articles listed below explain heart disease, and discuss the diagnosis and latest treatment options for common heart conditions.

  • Heart Disease and Diabetes

    Nearly 80% of patients with type 2 diabetes also suffer from a cardiovascular illness, the most common of which is Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). It is estimated that diabetes is a contributin factor in approximately 10–15% of patients admitted to hospital with a heart attack (myocardial infarction) and 20% of patients with Coronary Heart Disease (CHD).

  • Heart Rhythm Disorders

    Heart Rhythm Disorders, or cardiac arrhythmias, are caused by the heart beating irregularly. This can cause symptoms of palpitations (a sense that the heart is beating abnormally and uncomfortably), breathlessness, occasionally chest pains, dizziness and even blackouts, although some patients may not be aware of having an arrhythmia.

  • Hepatitis

    Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver and can be caused by a number of factors including a sexually-transmitted infection. This section deals predominantly with viral hepatitis.

  • Hernias

    The hernia articles on totalhealth have been written by surgical experts in hernia care specifically for patients. They provide an overview of the causes of hernias, the symptoms and the latest surgical treatment options. Surgery for hernias includes keyhole techniques (laparoscopy) and complex surgical techniques.

  • Hip conditions

    The information set out in this section has been written exclusively by senior Orthopaedic Consultants who specialise in hip replacement surgery. They explain the range of implants and procedures that are available for hip replacement and their own very personal surgical approach.

  • HIV

    Normally viruses live in reasonable harmony with their hosts, but unfortunately some are parasitic and HIV is an example of how dangerous some viruses can be.

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Each IBD article was prepared by a leading clinical expert. Click on the article titles to find information about the disease, details of the types of treatment that the Consultant recommends and where you can get access to this treatment. Click on the Consultant's name to see their qualifications, the extent of their experience and where they practice.

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS for short, is a very common condition with many cases being controlled through diet or relaxation techniques. Approximately one in six adults suffers from the condition but it is important for doctors and patients to be aware of the rarer, more serious bowel complaints associated with similar side effects.