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Rectal bleeding (bleeding from the bottom)

Rectal bleeding is the passage of blood from the bottom. Most rectal bleeding is not a cause for concern. In some cases, however, the rectal bleeding can be heavy, troublesome or linked to a more serious condition such as bowel cancer. We answer your frequently asked questions about rectal bleeding.
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Blood in the urine (haematuria)

Haematuria is when you have blood in the urine. Although it may not be caused by anything serious, blood in the urine can be alarming to see. It is important that you get medical advice.
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Five things you need to know about breast cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. To mark the campaign, Mr Zaker Ullah, a Consultant Oncoplastic Breast and General Surgeon at The Holly, shares five things you need to know, including information on how to spot the signs and what you should do.
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Five things you need to know about ‘frozen shoulder’

‘Frozen shoulder’ is a debilitating condition where your shoulder becomes painful and stiff. But how does this condition come about and what can be done to treat it? What are the tell-tale signs that you may have frozen shoulder? And what else do you need to know about this little-known condition? Dr James Sarkodieh, Consultant Radiologist at The Holly Private Hospital, takes a closer look.
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5 things you need to know about having a knee replacement

Total knee replacement is now a common procedure with a high success rate that can relieve arthritis pain and help people to walk easier. But what do you need to know if you are considering the procedure? Mr Mandeep Lamba, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at The Holly Private Hospital explains.
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Top 11 frequently asked questions about acne

Acne is one of the most common skin diseases. Chances are you’ve either heard of the disease, had it yourself or know someone who has been affected by it. Dr Namita Jasani, Consultant Dermatologist at The Holly, answers some of the top frequently asked questions about acne.
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Hair loss during the pandemic – an unexpected symptom

The main symptoms of Covid-19 are by now well known – a persistent cough, a high temperature and loss of taste or smell. But some people who have been infected with Covid-19 have also reported a new long-term effect: hair loss. But how do you define hair loss and what could be the cause of this increase in people reporting hair loss? Dr Rina Davison, Consultant Endocrinologist at The Holly, takes a closer look.
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Welcome to The Holly Health Blog

It is my pleasure to welcome you to The Holly’s new blog on all things health and wellbeing, and for updates from our award-winning hospital. We’ll be updating this blog with content from our world-renowned Consultants and our fantastic staff as well as our hard-working management team – all in one place on our website with a brand new design. We hope you like it.
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Top 11 frequently asked questions about acne

Acne is one of the most common skin diseases. Chances are you’ve either heard of the disease, had it yourself or know someone who has been affected by it. Dr Namita Jasani, Consultant Dermatologist at The Holly, answers some of the top frequently asked questions about acne.

Exercising post-pandemic: the benefits of restarting physical activity

Current national guidelines recommend 20-30 minutes of moderate exercise such as brisk walking or swimming 5 times a week. But how does this level of activity benefit your health? Dr Simon Donnelly, Consultant Rheumatologist and Sports Physician at The Holly Private Hospital, sets out the benefits.

Four facts about glaucoma, the ‘silent enemy of sight’

While many people have heard of the eye condition known as glaucoma, few know that it can have a very serious effect on eye health. Even fewer people know that it is one of the leading causes of blindness in the UK. We speak with leading eye expert and Consultant Ophthalmologist Mr Ian Subak-Sharpe, from The Holly Private Hospital, about the condition.