Sarah Says

What is a frozen shoulder?

Your shoulders can move more, in more directions, than any other joint in your body – hardly surprising, then, that occasionally something goes wrong. And when it does, not only can they seize up, but they can be extremely painful.

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04 Sep 2017

Exercise for health – It’s easier than you think!

If I had a pound for every patient who claimed they didn’t have time to exercise, but was healthy because they were ‘always on the go’, I could probably retire on the proceeds. But nipping out to make a cup of tea every half hour really doesn’t do it.

24 Aug 2017

Sepsis awareness

We hear a lot in the media about the risk of sepsis, which affects about one in 500 people in the UK each year. It’s your body’s reaction to overwhelming infection, and it can kill, especially if not caught early. That’s why recognising the signs and getting help fast saves lives.

21 Aug 2017

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.

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 facebook.com/patient 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