The Role of a GP Doctor in Detecting and Treating Heart Disease

30 May 2023
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Heart disease is a prevalent health issue affecting millions of people worldwide. While cardiologists specialise in treating heart conditions, general practitioners (GP) play a crucial role in detecting and managing heart disease. Below, read about the vital role of doctors in identifying heart disease, providing preventive care and collaborating with specialists to deliver comprehensive treatment. Recognising the Signs and Symptoms As primary care physicians, GPs are trained to recognise early warning signs such as chest pain, shortness of breath, fatigue and palpitations. Read More 

Essential Tips for Staying Healthy in the Winter

27 April 2022
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During the winter, your body faces a different set of challenges to the summer. Not only are viruses more prevalent, but you're also getting less sunshine. If you want to stay healthy during the winter, here are some tips for doing so that a doctor might recommend to you. Focus on Antioxidants Antioxidants can prove useful during the winter in a couple of ways. They may strengthen your immune system against viruses. Read More 

How a GP Can Diagnose and Treat Hyperthyroidism

10 November 2021
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This article explores how a GP can diagnose and treat hyperthyroidism. Read on to find out more! What is hyperthyroidism? Hyperthyroidism is a condition that affects the body's thyroid gland and can cause an overwhelming amount of thyroxine, which is a hormone produced by the gland. The thyroid secretes thyroxine, which controls other hormones in your body, producing them at the same rate as normal. Hyperthyroidism is not usually life-threatening, but its symptoms can be severe enough to make it difficult to function normally. Read More 

Two reasons why it’s vital for people to talk to their doctors about their unhealthy habits

29 March 2021
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Many people avoid mentioning their unhealthy habits (such as smoking, eating takeaways every day or drinking lots of beer) to their doctors because they don't want their GPs to judge or lecture them. Here are two reasons why this is a mistake. 1. Doctors need to know about their patients' bad habits in order to make the right medical decisions To make the right medical decisions when treating their patients, doctors need their patients to be upfront with them about their lifestyles. Read More 

How You Can Watch Your Brain Surgery Live

11 February 2020
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Did you know that you can watch your own brain during brain surgery? In fact, you can watch your visual cortex, the part of your brain that processes visual stimuli, while your neurosurgeon is working on your brain. It may seem odd that the brain can watch itself on a screen, but advances in science have made this possible. There are two elements of brain surgery that make it possible for the patient to watch their brain during surgery. Read More