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Golfer’s Knee and How to Treat It

In our latest Ask the Expert article, Mr Sunil Kumar Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon & Sports Physician at The Holly Private Hospital talks about a common but painful condition; Golfer’s Knee. You can read the full article below.

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.

Tinnitus: five things that you need to know about ringing ears

Tinnitus is when you hear noises, such as ringing or buzzing, that are not caused by sounds from the outside world. Where do these noises come from and are there any treatments that can help? Mr Nitesh Patel, Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon at The Holly Private Hospital, explains five important facts about tinnitus

Orthopaedics

Golfer’s Knee and How to Treat It

In our latest Ask the Expert article, Mr Sunil Kumar Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon & Sports Physician at The Holly Private Hospital talks about a common but painful condition; Golfer’s Knee. You can read the full article below.

Covid-19

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.

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.

Covid-19 vaccine: FAQs with Aspen Medical Director, Dr Zoltan Varga

The UK’s Covid vaccination programme is well underway with more 31 million people having received their first dose at the time of publication. However, with various anti-vaccination conspiracy theories still being circulated online, it’s important to consider the facts. Dr Zoltan Varga, Aspen’s Medical Director, looks at the detail of the Covid-19 vaccines and tackles some of the common questions.

Ophthalmology

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.