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Understanding ingrown toenails: why they happen and what to do

An ingrown toenail happens when the edge of your toenail grows down into the surrounding skin.

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General health

How physiotherapy can help relieve your back pain

Physiotherapy can help restore the movement and function of your joints and muscles after an injury or due to disease or deformity.

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Bones and joints

Spinal back surgery: Alex and Hannah’s story

Alex and his wife Hannah, describe why they chose Spire Healthcare for the operation and the positive impact the procedure had.

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Bones and joints

Low libido (low sex drive) in men: from diagnosis to treatment

Low libido, also known as low sex drive, refers to a decreased interest in sexual activity.

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Men’s health

What you need to know about gestational diabetes: from risks to treatment

Gestational diabetes refers to the presence of diabetes — high blood sugar levels due to insulin problems — during pregnancy.

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Diabetes, glands and hormones

The effects of fast food on your body and health

Regularly eating lots of fast food can have both short and long-term effects on your physical health.

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Nutrition

Food allergies: what are they and how are they treated?

Food allergies occur when your body’s immune system overreacts to harmless substances (allergens) you ingest.

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Nutrition

How to tell the difference between eczema and dry skin

Eczema, also known as dermatitis, and dry skin are both common skin conditions.

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Skin

Everything you need to know about chickenpox

Chickenpox is a highly contagious, itchy rash caused by the varicella zoster virus.

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Skin

How to manage your eyelid bags: home remedies and surgery

Getting older brings a host of changes to our bodies, including our eyelids.

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General health

Revision knee replacement: when it's needed, what's involved and the risks

Knee replacement surgery is a common and highly effective procedure for individuals with severe knee pain.

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Bones and joints

How menopause affects your mental health and wellbeing

Menopause is a natural transition in a woman’s life when the ovaries stop working completely.

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Mental health

Seven ways to look after your mental health

Your mental health can have a huge impact on your overall wellbeing.

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Men’s health

Desk exercises to keep you active in the office or while working from home

Whether you’re working from home or in the office, it’s easy for your life to become sedentary.

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Lifestyle management

What you need to know about recovering from heart surgery

Heart surgery is performed for many different reasons, such as when there are blockages in the arteries that supply your heart with blood.

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Heart health

Blood clots: symptoms, diagnosis and treatment explained

Your blood’s clotting ability is important to help stop excessive and potentially dangerous bleeding when a blood vessel is injured.

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Heart health

Blocked nose: what causes nasal congestion and how is it treated?

Most people experience nasal congestion, commonly referred to as a blocked nose.

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Ear, nose and throat

Abnormal cervical screening result — what's next?

If you have received an abnormal cervical screening result you may be feeling anxious or have questions.

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Women's health

What you need to know about recovering from gallbladder removal surgery

Gallbladder removal surgery is a common procedure, and is the only proven treatment for gallstones.

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General health

Morton’s neuroma FAQs

Morton’s neuroma is a common foot problem that affects around one in three people at some point in their lifetime.

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Bones and joints

Why do I overeat?

When we use the term overeating it means eating more than is needed for our body or more than is usual for us.

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Nutrition

Eight tips to cope with anxiety

Anxiety could be mild, such as exam nerves, or more serious, leading to panic attacks.

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Mental health

What is a vasectomy and can it be reversed?

If you’re certain you no longer want to be able to have children, you may want to consider a vasectomy.

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Men’s health

What are cataracts? Causes, diagnosis and treatment explained

Dr Fayyaz Musa, Consultant Eye Surgeon, explains what cataracts are, as well as its symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment options.

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Vision and eye health
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