This week is Organ Donation Awareness week in the UK. Transplanted organs save so many lives as medical science and surgical techniques advance, but the sad fact remains that that the number of people who need an organ outstrips the number of people who donate organs. It is thought that every day in the UK, three people … Continue reading Share Your Spare: Organ Donation
Of all the vitamins, it seems like vitamin D has had the most air time of late. Certainly in our clinics, it's the one patients seem to ask most about - are they getting enough, how do they know if they are getting enough and do they need to take supplements? Vitamin D helps our … Continue reading Vitamin D
One in seven of us will suffer from migraines, so there is a good chance that someone you know suffers with migraines - it might even be you. It is estimated that there are nearly 200,000 migraines every day in the UK. More common in women than in men, it can affect us at any … Continue reading “If a migraine is just a headache, then Godzilla is just a lizard”
"Doctor, I'm just exhausted. All the time. I'm so tired, there must be something wrong with me" Pretty much every GP or family doctor will hear this several times a day. Tiredness is ubiquitous with our fast paced modern lives, but at what point is it more than just our lifestyle and an indicator that … Continue reading Why am I so tired all the time?
Today is World Oral Health Day. The main aim is to raise awareness of the impact that oral health can have on overall physical health and well being. Unfortunately for us, Britain seems to have given up on its dental health. To be specific, successive governments appear to have decided that our dental health no longer has … Continue reading 18th Century teeth in the 21st Century