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.
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.
Patient Talk: Hypos, burning pain and travel health
In our first podcast, launched on our Facebook page, I tackled questions about hypos, burning pain and what paperwork is recommended when travelling abroad. Don't forget to tune in to the next one!
Heat exhaustion and heat stroke - too much of a good thing
Across most of the world, sun is something we look forward to - but If you stay in the heat, your body starts to struggle.
Hot weather? Keep it cool
Hot weather can be risky for your health. It's a particular issue for babies, youngsters and older people, or anyone with long-term health problems.
Hip replacements - essential facts and common causes
The most common reason for hip pain is osteoarthritis - sometimes called 'wear and repair' arthritis.
Common medical myths GPs often hear
Reading in dim light doesn't damage your eyesight, although it can lead to them feeling strained and dry.