More on carotid artery disease, is there a concern?

The most common cause of carotid artery disease is the build up of fatty deposits (plaque) on the inner walls of the arteries. Over time, this plaque can narrow these arteries and therefore reduce blood flow to the…

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Hyperhidrosis – sweat excessively? What you need to know.

Excessive sweating is called hyperhidrosis. It's more than what you would class as 'normal' sweating. People with hyperhidrosis sweat excessively even when they're not doing the things that would normally make you…

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Is Raynaud’s disease the cause of cold, throbbing fingers?

Raynaud’s disease affects the blood vessels, particularly the small arteries in the extremities, such as fingers and toes. It is characterised by episodes of vasospasm, where the blood vessels constrict, leading to…

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Kidney stones – are they the cause of your pain?

Kidney stones, also known as renal calculi, are hard deposits that form in the kidneys and can cause significant pain and discomfort. The symptoms and treatments for kidney stones can vary depending on the size,…

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Kidney Disease Causes and Treatments

The kidneys play a key role in maintaining our overall health. Kidney disease is a common and serious condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Understanding kidney disease Kidney disease, also known as renal…

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Lipoedema in Men

Abnormal accumulation of fat in the legs and thighs characterises lipoedema. While more common in women, this chronic condition is increasingly also being seen in men. What are the symptoms? Lipoedema typically presents…

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Varicose veins can cause eczema 

Varicose veins are a common condition that can cause a variety of symptoms, including skin eczema. Eczema is a skin condition characterised by red, itchy and scaly patches of skin. It can occur in individuals who have…

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Varicose veins bleeding?

Varicose veins are a common condition affecting the legs and feet. Weakened valves in the veins that allow blood to flow backwards and pool in the legs are the main cause of varicose veins. This can lead to the veins…

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Varicose veins in pregnancy

Why do some women get them? Pregnancy is an exciting time for many women but it can also come with a host of physical changes and discomforts. A common issue that women experience during pregnancy is the development of…

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