This post is inspired by a patient I have, we'll call her Jane. In reality the patient I met today is like so many that I have, and your doctor has, met before. It could easily be John, or Jenny, or Jeff. Jane is in a cycle of trying to care for family members and hold everyone … Continue reading Wonder Woman/Super Man – what’s so great about them anyway?
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”
This crucial vitamin helps our skin to heal and protects the cells within our bodies. You may have heard of scurvy, a scourge common in pirates, when they would spend days and months at sea and have limited access to fresh and varied foods. Scurvy is a lack of vitamin C. In patients suffering … Continue reading Vitamin C