It’s estimated that 250,000 people in the UK suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Could you be one of them?
Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that can have a serious effect on your quality of life. We consider common causes as well as available treatments.
We take a look at two common back problems, sciatica and brachialgia, exploring causes, symptoms and available treatments.
Do you need to get a flu jab? Who is most at risk from the flu virus? We answer common questions about the flu vaccine and who should get one.
Cryotherapy uses sub-zero temperatures to treat everything from warts to cancer – but what’s actually involved? We take a look at how it works.
Vestibular rehabilitation is a specialised therapy designed to help people suffering symptoms such as dizziness and lack of balance.
Mindfulness meditation is a simple practice than can help with feelings of stress and anxiety. We explain the benefits and how to get started.
Anosmia is the complete loss of smell, which has become notable recently as a common symptom of COVID-19. Our expert takes a closer look.
Playing golf has amazing potential health benefits. We take a look at the top 10 reasons to pick up a club, from burning calories to boosting heart health.
Psoriasis is a common skin condition, affecting around 2% of people in the UK. We consider the common causes and best treatments for psoriasis.
Did you know that people who cycle regularly are significantly less likely to develop cancer and heart disease? We explore the science behind the figures.
Want to improve your diet without spending a fortune? We share 20 tips to help you eat more healthily and save money doing it.
We surveyed more than 2,000 people living with the condition and the results are in. This is what it's really like to live with endometriosis.
Not quite ready to head back to the gym? We share seven types of exercise you can do from the comfort of your living room. From yoga to HIIT, barre to cardio.
We consider the importance self-compassion, its positive effects on self-esteem, and 10 practices that can help you to be kinder to yourself.
Depending on the cause and severity of your shoulder pain, there are a variety of options to manage and treat the issue with your joint.
Find out everything you need to know about hip pain, from how to treat it yourself at home to when it’s time to seek professional help.
Find out everything you need to know about knee pain, from how to treat it yourself at home to when it’s time to seek professional help.
If you’re worried that you or a loved one may have diabetes, this checklist highlights the seven main signs and symptoms to look out for.
If you’re looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle, small changes are the best way to get started. We share seven easy ways to keep you in good health.
If you're looking to improve your health without drastic changes, have you considered walking to get fit? Our guide will help you get started.
Nose and throat allergies are common conditions all year round, but especially in the spring. Our consultant explains why.
Eating a healthy, balanced diet is easier than you might think. Make these 7 easy changes and you’ll be well on your way to good nutrition.
Many of us are be feeling lonelier than usual right now. If you find yourself struggling, we're sharing tips to help you get through it.
We consider the ways you can stay active without leaving the house, helping you protect your physical and mental wellbeing while socially distancing.
Does ‘staying positive’ prove harder than it sounds? We share advice on coping with negative thoughts and cultivating good ones.
If you are struggling and need emotional support during lockdown, here are 10 free mental health services you can access without leaving home.
In times of uncertainty, feelings of stress and anxiety are completely normal. We share advice on managing stress in difficult times.
Having a healthy immune system is essential for your body to fight off infection. We take a look at 7 ways you can bolster your body’s defences.
We share simple tips and tricks to help make sure you look after your mental wellbeing while you are working from home.
20 of our top tips to keep you sane and productive if you’re working from home, from the pitfalls to avoid to the benefits to embrace.
There are so many benefits to having a healthy mouth. Take care of your oral health by following these simple steps to look after your teeth and gums.
It’s never too late to stop smoking and it doesn’t matter if you’ve tried before but given in. Here are some practical tips to help.
Consultant Health Psychologist Dr Sue Peacock explains how sleep – or lack of sleep – can affect our mental health and wellbeing.
Endometriosis is a common condition that can cause chronic pain, fatigue and even infertility. So why does it take on average 7.5 years to get a diagnosis?
While there is no real ‘gut health diet’, we’ve put together 15 of the best diet and lifestyle tips to help you improve or restore gut health naturally.
Our consultant gastroenterologist answers questions about Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, two forms of inflammatory bowel disease.
We answer common questions about this respiratory disease and consider the lifestyle changes that can help to manage symptoms.
Ahead of World AIDS Day, we're shedding light on the real facts about HIV and AIDS and dispelling some commonly held false beliefs.
Tips from an experienced psychologist on managing fear of the dentist’s chair, from pinpointing the causes to specialised hypnosis.Read more
Do you suffer from knee pain? Swollen joints? Stiffness in your hip? We discuss if complementary therapies can actually help with joint pain.Read more
Are you eating enough fibre? We take a look at the recommended intake and offer tips on adding fibrous foods to your diet.Read more
Are you a binge drinker? Get the facts on binge drinking and the potential health risks, along with tips on monitoring your alcohol intake.
Do you really know what your gut microbiome is? We consider the science and the ways you can boost the health of your own gut.Read more
It’s important that children grow up having a positive relationship with food and exercise – here’s how you can help them do that.Read more
Are you frequently battling tonsillitis? We discuss the main symptoms of tonsillitis and the key benefits of a having a tonsillectomy.Read more
Our specialist consultant gives the lowdown on PRP injections, a new treatment used for sports injuries and painful joints.
We consider the pros and cons of ecigarettes as an aid to stopping smoking and dispel some common myths surrounding vaping.
Are you experiencing abdominal pain and wondering why? You could be one of the estimated 1 in 7 people who have gallstones.
Top tips to help you feel better and perform better if you’ve suffered a night of broken or little sleep, written by a sleep specialist.
This buzzword shows no signs of going away, but what does self-care really mean and why does it matter? We take a closer look.
Are you worried you might have Dupuytren’s? We speak to the British Dupuytren’s Society about the signs and symptoms and how it can be treated.
The secret to a longer life is unknown, but there is evidence to suggest what can help. Read on for five factors that could mean you live longer…
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Col Paul Parker shares his advice on this common cause of heel pain, discussing causes, symptoms and how to treat it.
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Mr Christopher C.T Lee shares his advice on what to eat – and what not to eat – when you’re pregnant.
Are you considering a hysterectomy? Find out about the procedure and side effects and what to expect from your recovery.
Are you suffering from back pain and wondering why? Our video guide to common causes and treatments could give you the advice you need.
A video guide to the symptoms of endometriosis and other conditions it can be mistaken for, with Consultant Gynaecologist Zoe Woodward.
Top tips on managing arthritis pain at home, with a video Q&A featuring Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Mr Faisal Hussain.
It’s a common belief that changes in the weather can lead to arthritis flare-ups, but is there any truth behind it? We take a closer look.
Can smartphones and social media encourage symptoms of anxiety and depression? We offer advice on how to step away from your screen.
Sleep is vital to both our physical and mental wellbeing. Find out if you’re getting enough and, if not, what you can do to sleep more and sleep better.
Mr Andy Hacker, Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon, discusses common tennis related injuries, including symptoms, treatments and avoiding re-injury.
More people in the UK are going vegan than ever before. Is it just a fad, or are there real health benefits to be had? We take a closer look.Read more
Carrying excess fat around the waist is associated with various health risks. But why is belly fat so dangerous? And what are the different ways to lose it?Read more
Discover what to expect in the months following an ACL reconstruction surgery with this step-by-step timeline about returning to sport.
Here’s what to expect in the weeks following your operation, with advice from our Consultant General Surgeon Mr Simon Radley.
Circle Health Group's Clinical Lead Physiologist, Colin Thomas, offers his advice on the best foods to fuel you before the big race.
Are you wondering what's wrong with your hip? Mr Bhupinder Mann offers his advice on different hip conditions and their associated symptoms.
Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Mr Nicholas Wilson, shares his advice on the steps you can take to prepare for your varicose vein procedure.
Consultant Maxillofacial and Facial Plastic Surgeon, Afshin Yousefpour, on what you need to know before committing to surgery.
Consultant Urological Surgeon, Rono Mukherjee, talks about how increasing your water intake can prevent kidney stones and urinary tract infections.Read more
Our Consultant Gynaecologist, David Griffiths, talks about endometriosis and fatigue, and offers advice to help manage the condition.Read more
Whether you bat, bowl or field, there’s a risk of getting injured. Find out the most common injuries on how to treat them.Read more
For some men, a vasectomy has a lot of benefits. Our Consultant Urological Surgeon answers common questions about the procedure.Read more
Our Consultant Haemato-Oncologist, Dr Premini Mahendra, explains the different types of blood cancer and their symptoms.Read more
From what happens during an endoscopy to how long it takes to recover, we answer key questions about the procedure.Read more
To help you prepare for cataract surgery, we’ve put together a handy checklist of 9 things to remember before your operationRead more
Making certain lifestyle changes can help with joint pain. We share 5 ways to help manage the condition, with advice from Paul Gill our Orthopaedic Consultant.Read more
Living with chronic pain isn’t easy. However, the effects of living in pain are often overlooked and underestimated. We discuss the link between the two.Read more
Irritable Bowel Syndrome can sometimes be tricky to diagnose. We discuss 6 different conditions that can sometimes be mistaken for IBS.Read more
Are you wondering what's wrong with your knee? Find out about 7 common conditions that could be the cause of your knee pain.Read more
Take control of your health by being aware of the signs and symptoms of bowel cancer and find out how to reduce your risk of developing the disease.
5 tips for preventing pain
Recurring bouts of pain can have a serious impact on your life, preventing you from doing the things you enjoy or even going into work, as well as stopping you from getting a good night’s sleep.
5 vital facts about sunbeds and skin cancer
Sunbeds give your skin a tanned appearance by emitting harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation that reacts with your skin to create melanin. However, UV radiation also damages the DNA in your skin cells, which can lead to skin cancer.
7 was to prepare for a varicose vein procedure
Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Mr Nicholas Wilson from The Sarum Road Hospital, shares his advice on the steps you can take to prepare for your varicose vein procedure.
Cataracts occurs when cloudy patches form on the lens of your eye. We explore the symptoms of cataracts and available treatment options from a new pair of glasses to cataract surgery. We also look at ptosis (the drooping of your upper eyelid) and possible treatments.
ACL reconstruction surgery is a type of knee surgery that involves repairing or reconstructing your anterior cruciate ligament (one of four ligaments found in your knee). We look at the symptoms of an ACL injury and explore how physiotherapy and ACL reconstruction surgery can help restore mobility in your knee.
Are multivitamins actually good for you
If you buy and take multivitamins every day, you're in good company. Many thousands of people like the convenience and reassurance of a simple daily dose that gives them some of the key vitamins and minerals they need.
Benefits of orthopaedic surgery
Orthopaedic surgery can reduce pain and increase function, allowing people to return to normal activities. Often the two things go hand-in-hand, in that pain itself will reduce people’s function. For example an arthritic hip will be held stiffly, with pain preventing people walking, standing or sitting comfortably, rather than the degree of arthritis in the hip itself.
Can stress cause increased sensitivity to pain?
Stress is your body’s natural response when under intense mental or physical pressure. Stress isn’t all bad, it does have its benefits. It can compel you to meet professional deadlines and reach important personal goals.
Tips for coping with Christmas stress, anxiety and depression
Christmas can be a difficult time of year, with many people experiencing increased symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression. Consultant Health Psychologist Dr Sue Peacock from The Saxon Clinic shares her advice for surviving the season.
Top tips when considering cosmetic surgery
Cosmetic surgery is not a decision to be taken lightly so make sure you do your homework and you are fully prepared before you consultation with your plastic surgeon so you know the right questions to ask.
Diabetes: are you at risk?
There are thought to be over 4 million children and adults in the UK living with diabetes, many of them undiagnosed. Are you aware of the risks of this serious disease?
Eating with diabetes
A diabetes diagnosis can be a foodie’s worst nightmare, but that doesn’t have to be the case. If you’ve been recently diagnosed with adult-onset Diabetes, or you regularly cook for someone who has, follow our advice about the simple changes you can make without sacrificing everything you enjoy.
Food allergies what you need to know
It’s estimated that around 2 million people suffer from food allergies in the UK, which is about 1% to 2% of adults and 5% to 8% of children. Food allergies occur when the immune system reacts after eating a certain food that it believes to be harmful. We reveal what you need to know when it comes to managing a food allergy.
There is no doubt that living with fibromyalgia can be very challenging. But you don’t have to put your life on hold by waiting for the symptoms to go.
How to sleep more and snore less
If snoring is affecting you or your partner, there are steps you can take today to curb or even stop it altogether.
ibs debunking the myths
There are many myths surrounding irritable bowel disease. Here, we explain the facts about the condition.
Mako robotic-arm assisted hip surgery: your questions answered
If you need a new hip, robotic-arm assisted surgery might just be the choice for you. We consider the key benefits compared with traditional methods.
We answer common questions about robotic-arm assisted surgery and consider the potential benefits compared to traditional knee replacement procedures.
Moisturisers and other ways to prevent dry skin
Moisturisers. Many swear by them. Others, swear that they do nothing. Here’s a close up of moisturisers in action.
NAVIO robotics-assisted knee replacement surgery
Robotics-assisted knee replacement surgery is now available at Circle Health Group. But how does it differ from existing methods? And what are the potential benefits?
Everybody’s bones become weaker with age. For some of us, though, it is a serious problem. So, it’s important to know about osteoporosis, including what to look for and how you can help yourself.
Pneumonia can affect one or both of your lungs. The NHS states pneumonia can be caused by a virus or bacterial infection. We look at what happens if you have pneumonia and how to reduce your risk of contracting pneumonia.
Ignorance Isn’t Bliss - Raising Bowel Cancer Awareness
Bowel cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the UK, meaning awareness of what to look for and who is most at risk, as well as screening, are vital.
6 easy ways to eat less salt
Eating too much salt is linked to high blood pressure, which is one of the biggest risk factors for heart disease, heart attacks and stroke. 7th-15th June is British Heart Week, so take care of yours by reducing the amount of salt in your diet.
Common STI misconceptions debunked and explained
We consider the most common STD misconceptions and answer the burning question: How do you know if you have an STI?
Strains and tears and other sports injuries
Having a basic knowledge of sports injuries is something every athlete and sports-lover needs. That way, you can understand what should happen, what shouldn't and, just possibly, when to seek expert help.
The importance of having regular eye checks
Attending regular eye checks can prevent the development of progressive eye conditions, such as cataracts and glaucoma. Mr Shahriar Nabili, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon for Eye Care Scotland at Ross Hall Clinic Braehead, explains the importance of having regular eye checks to protect your eye health.
Torn calf muscle
A torn calf muscle, also known as a calf strain or pulled calf, is a common and often painful injury. Find out about the causes, symptoms and available treatments.
What are sarcomas and how can they be treated?
According to bone and soft tissue charity, Sarcoma UK, an estimated 5,300 people are diagnosed with a sarcoma every year in the UK, but awareness around sarcomas has plummeted to an all-time low. A 2020 YouGov poll found 75% of people are unsure what a sarcoma is. We explain what a sarcoma can look like, the different types of sarcomas that exist and how they can be treated.
There are many incorrect perceptions of rosacea and very limited awareness of the skin condition. Despite being so common, a recent survey revealed that nearly one-third of people are unaware of what it is, and is often misjudged.
What you need to know about living with incontinence
Urinary incontinence refers to the accidental passing of urine. It is a common condition, that is more prevalent among women than men and can occur when you laugh, cough or sneeze. But dealing with urinary incontinence in your day-to-day life can be embarrassing, uncomfortable and debilitating.