Food intolerances – what are they and what do you need to know? We explore the surprising symptoms of food allergies, plus the different tests and treatment available.
A third of adults in Western countries have sleep problems at least once a week. In light of this alarming statistic, our sleep physician, Dr Coker, answers your questions about problems sleeping.
With the rapidly changing news and advice surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, it is a challenging time for asthma sufferers, who may be worried about the complications of the virus in relation to their condition. Patients currently receiving treatment for asthma make up nearly 8% of the UK population. We take a look at the facts.
We all know someone with an allergy, whether that’s hayfever (an allergy to pollen), nuts, animals or otherwise. In fact, according to Allergy UK ‘the UK has some of the highest prevalence rates of allergic conditions in the world, with over 20% of the population affected by one or more allergic disorder’. In our latest blog post we take a look at unusual signs you may have an allergy.
Sleep apnoea is a sleeping disorder that affects the way you breathe when you sleep. There are two types: Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) and Central Sleep Apnoea (CSA), and sometimes you can experience a mix of the two types. However, the most common type in OSA; an estimated 1.5 million people in the UK with this condition experience mild to severe symptoms, with only 330,000 currently receiving the treatment they need. We look at the symptoms and effects of sleep apnoea and why misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis can be dangerous.
With nearly four million confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the UK, and a more contagious strain of the virus – B117 – in circulation, many people are thinking ahead to the possibility of contracting coronavirus and what the long COVID treatment and recovery process involves. We take a look in our latest blog post
We hear from many patients who feel like they have hit a dead end and who report feeling incredibly frustrated that acquiring a diagnosis and correct treatment for their medical condition can feel like an uphill struggle. In fact, many of them have been misdiagnosed or received inadequate treatment, and this is much more common than you may realise.
Since the declaration of a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in March 2020, there is a great deal of evidence concerning COVID-19 that we can use to inform and improve diagnosis and treatment. We have collated this information in order to provide our patients with a better understanding of this virus, what to do if they have symptoms, and what treatment is available.