Sarah Says

Treating varicose veins

For some, they’re a minor cosmetic problem. For others, they can cause aching, swollen legs and even ulcers. But however you’re affected, varicose veins are definitely not pretty. Lifestyle changes are enough for some, and surgery may be an option.

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17 Aug 2017

Why am I shaking?

One of the questions that came in last week for me answer on Patient Talk from our followers at was about tremor. I’m not surprised – suddenly developing shaking for no obvious reason is scary stuff.

10 Aug 2017

Your diet and your heart

The expression ‘you are what you eat’ is most true of all where your heart is concerned. What you put into your body has a huge impact on your liver, your bowel, your kidneys, your brain – but also your arteries, which supply all your organs with vital oxygen.

07 Aug 2017

Acne - the lowdown

This week, one of the questions posed to me by our Facebook followers on our Patient talk series was about latest treatments for acne. Hardly surprising, given how many of us suffer from it - and not just in our teenage years.

21 Jul 2017

Can you die from a broken heart?

This week on Patient Talk I answered questions put to me by our Facebook followers . I offered tips on how to deal with recurrent cystitis and when to worry about neck pain. But my heart went out to one of our followers, who had gone through huge life stress and ended up with a broken heart – which could, quite literally, have killed her.

17 Jul 2017

All about diuretics

Diuretics are often known as 'water tablets' because the make you pass more urine. They work on your kidneys to increase the amount of urine you produce.

13 Jul 2017

What does anaemia mean to you?

Most of my patients know that anaemia makes you tired and can be caused by heavy periods. But while blood loss from periods is the most common cause of anaemia in younger women, there's lots more to it than that.

11 Jul 2017