Your New Year tips for a healthy 2018

02 January 2018

"Dependence on glasses and contact lenses can be a source of huge frustration for many people. Thankfully, the latest techniques in vision correction surgery can treat virtually any prescription - long sight, short sight and astigmatism. We have successfully treated patients ranging from +14D to -40D using a combination of the laser eye surgery and laser assisted lens replacement surgery.” - Mr Rakesh Jayaswal, Consultant Ophthalmologist

“Do you suffer from pins and needles in your hands? Does it cause sleepless nights or affect you while driving or on the phone? You may have a squashed nerve in your wrist known as carpal tunnel syndrome. This common condition can be easily treated with a splint, injection or even an operation. Your GP can help guide you through the different treatment options available.” - Mr Philip Sauvé, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

“I would strongly recommend all women to monitor their breasts regularly for any concerning signs and seek early medical assessment, especially if you notice a new lump. Make sure you attend your routine breast screening appointments, if you are aged between 47 and 73 and invited to have mammograms as part of the national screening programme put in place to detect signs of early breast cancer.”- Mr Avi Agrawal, Consultant Breast Surgeon

“Of all cancers, skin cancer is increasing most rapidly. It is really important that if you notice a new lesion on your skin you get it checked by a specialist, particularly if it’s itching or bleeding.” - Dr Stephen Keohane, Consultant Dermatologist

If you’ve been battling with your weight for years, 2018 could be the year you take control of your health and your weight. Bariatric surgery is the only proven way to do this with amazing results for your weight, diabetes, sleep apnoea and other health problems.” - Mr Nick Carter, Consultant Laparoscopic Upper GI & Bariatric Surgeon

“Snoring can cause a wide range of health related and lifestyle problems including disturbed sleep and strained relationships. Contrary to popular belief - there are things that can be done!” - Mr Costa Repanos, Consultant ENT Surgeon

“Now is the perfect time for treating varicose and thread veins, your legs will then be in tip top shape for a sunny 2018! All treatments are guided by detailed duplex scanning of your veins to produce a bespoke plan tailored to your needs.”- Mr Simon Payne, Consultant Vascular Surgeon

“Heavy periods are a very common problem for many women. There are however simple investigations that can be carried out to determine the cause of this. You don’t have to put up with them as treatments are often simple and a specialist will be able to guide you through the options available.” - Mr Christopher Guyer, Consultant Gynaecologist

 

The content of this article is provided for general information only, and should not be treated as a substitute for the professional medical advice of your doctor or other health care professional.

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