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Why does back pain get worse in winter?

By Patrick Shaughnessy - Physiotherapist, 14th November 2018

With today being 6 weeks to Christmas eve, winter is well and truly here. The clocks have gone back, the mornings are darker, and we all leave work in darkness now as the sun is setting by 5pm. With all the excitement of Christmas, the one present nobody wants to receive this year is –…

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Its time to talk about prostate cancer

By Dr Shikha Pitalia - Medical Director, 14th November 2018

It’s Movember - a very important opportunity to raise awareness of prostate cancer, the most common form of cancer in men. Over 40,000 men are diagnosed each year meaning 1 in 8 men in the UK are affected.   So, what are the symptoms? In the early stages, most men don’t experience any signs or…

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Cardiac Screening by Dr Sultan

By Dr Sultan , 30th October 2018

  Dr Ayyaz Sultan, Consultant Cardiologist, shares his experience of attending the European Congress of Cardiology.      "I recently attended the European Congress of Cardiology in Munich.    ESC is a huge educational event that generates the ultimate stage to share expertise from around the world regarding present-day advancements and challenges in Cardiology. It…

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Obesity and Bariatric Surgery: The Facts

By Dr David Ashton, Bariatric Physician, 25th October 2018

Did you know that obesity is classed as a public health issue? In 2015, nearly two-thirds of adults were classed as being overweight (a body mass index BMI of over 25) or obese (a BMI of over 30) in England. This is caused by consuming more calories than you burn off through exercise and therefore…

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Mental health at the work place - Dr Passetti

By Dr Filippo Passetti, Consultant Psychiatrist, 12th October 2018

Dr Filippo Passetti, our Consultant Psychiatrist, reflects on mental health issues that arise at the workplace and how to manage or mitigate them.   Mental health problems are responsible for 40% of work-related sick leave in the UK, costing the economy some £10 billion per year.  If you add to those direct costs, those related…

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The Real Reasons People Choose To Have Cosmetic Surgery

By Mr Ram Prasad, Consultant Breast Surgeon, 8th October 2018

Have you ever judged somebody for having cosmetic surgery? There are a variety of reasons as to why someone may choose to have cosmetic surgery. Whilst many choose to go ahead and have a less-invasive procedure such as botox or full cosmetic surgery such as breast implants for purely aesthetic purposes, there can often be…

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Five Things You've Got Wrong About Contraception

By Mr Sachin Maiti, 19th September 2018

Contraception has been used for centuries in one form or another. But perhaps surprisingly, many are still in the dark about the variety of different options available and the varying degrees of effectiveness of these methods. Mr Sachin Maiti, our Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist here at Pall Mall Medical, sets out the all-important mythbusters which…

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Q&A: When do I need to see an orthopaedic consultant?

By Mr Amit Kumar, 17th September 2018

Pain that's not going away? When is the right time to refer to an orthopaedic specialist and what options are available to your patients? Our Q&A session with Mr Kumar, Consultant Surgeon in Orthopaedics should help shed some light.   When is the right time to refer your physio patient to a specialist? Persistent joint…

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Four Things You Need To Know If You Are Trying To Get Pregnant

By Mr Sachin Maiti, 3rd September 2018

If you have made the life-changing decision to try and get pregnant, you will likely become very familiar with the topic of fertility and the physiology of your own reproductive system.  However, while every woman’s journey to pregnancy is a personal one, there are four key things that could help your chances of conceiving.  Mr…

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Women's Health - Five Uncomfortable Issues Addressed

By Ms Seema Chakravarti, 28th August 2018

There are many issues relating to Women’s Health which women perhaps feel embarrassed about. Unfortunately this often means that they are reluctant to consult a GP. Ms Seema Chakravarti, our Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist here at Pall Mall Medical, recently spoke to Buzzfeed about women’s health, explaining, “something I always tell my patients is that…

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