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Blood in the urine (haematuria): what causes it, what it means and treatment

Haematuria refers to blood in the urine. While it may not be caused by anything serious, it can be alarming to see and still does need to be investigated. But what causes this blood to appear, what should you do if this happens, and how can haematuria be treated? Professor Francis Chinegwundoh, Consultant Urological Surgeon at The Holly, takes a closer look.

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.

Diabetic retinopathy – causes, symptoms and treatment

Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes, caused by high blood sugar levels damaging the back of the eye (retina). It can cause blindness if left undiagnosed and untreated. But how does diabetic retinopathy come about, what are the symptoms and how can it be treated? We speak to leading eye expert at The Holly, Mr Hadi Zambarakji (Consultant Ophthalmologist), about the condition.

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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.