Doctor’s Blog

Tackling anxiety

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Feeling worried is a natural part of life, an emotion that helps to trigger our ‘fight or flight’ response – our body’s way of preparing us for a situation when...


A partner’s guide to erectile dysfunction

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Despite being a common male health condition, many men find erectile dysfunction (otherwise known as ED) a difficult subject to talk about – with one in five men too embarrassed...


How to avoid nail fungus

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Anyone can experience a fungal nail infection, or onychomycosis, as it’s also known. Though many people may feel embarrassed or unclean, it’s a very common condition. It is more common...


The truth about Erectile Dysfunction in under 40s

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You could assume that erectile dysfunction (ED) is a condition that only affects older men, but you’d be wrong. In actual fact, studies have found it to be more common...


8 mistakes people make when trying to lose weight

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Whether it’s to get beach-ready for a much-anticipated holiday or to stand out at an upcoming work event, many people look to quick fixes, fad diets and unsafe techniques in...


World Pharmacists Day: Just what the doctor ordered

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“I Care For You”, that’s the slogan of this year’s World Pharmacists Day (September 25) and I think many would agree that pharmacists nowadays, whether online or on the high...


How to avoid catching an STI this freshers’ week

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Heading off to university is a pivotal time in your life. It’s filled with nerves, excitement and plenty of new experiences looming on the horizon. Freshers’ week – and its...


Painkillers explained

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We all have the odd ache or pain from time to time and when used correctly, there is no harm in reaching for pain relief, as long as you do...


6 methods to help cope with situational anxiety

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While most people feel anxious from time to time, for some, anxiety is a big part of life and can interfere with everyday activities. Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) is a...


7 ways to ease your pain

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Minor aches and pains can often be part and parcel of an active lifestyle and the aging process, but the fact is, 10 million Brits are suffering to the degree...


Let’s talk about sex

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It may be a subject that we shy away from but as England has one of the highest rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Western Europe, we need to...


10 tips for a healthy new school term

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Summer is nearly over and children are heading back to school. Here are my top 10 tips to make sure it’s a healthy and productive first term for both parents...


How to cope with hair loss

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If you’re noticing more hair on your pillow in the morning or you’re increasingly catching sight of thinning patches on your head, you’re not alone. Hair loss – otherwise known as...