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Consultant respiratory physician Dr Mann explains that people can experience ongoing symptoms of Covid, termed 'long Covid', and can include disabling symptoms fatigue, breathelessness on exertion, chest pain, headache, muscle aches, diarrhoea, ongoing loss of smell and taste.
Councillor Collins is a prominent councillor of the London Borough of Hounslow. Here, Councillor Collins, who is registered blind, describes his experience of radio-frequency ablation of the long saphenous vein with multiple phlebectomies under local anaesthesia. Councillor Collin's venous insufficiency previously caused bilateral lower limb venous ulcerations. He had previously undergone a similar procedure on the other leg which was complicated by a calf Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT).
Steve talks about how he felt and how he feels with his diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes. He frankly talks about Diabetes being a fact of life and talks about how all the new technologies he has access to allows him to live the life he wants to lead.
Here Dr Ahmed Alnahrawy discusses the possible causes, including modifiable and non-modifiable risks, for developing cataracts.
Consultant Physician Dr Ali Sheikh explains that while the separation of patients into green, amber and red zones helped to direct patient flow during the Covid-19 pandemic, this may have inadvertently exposed healthcare professionals and other patients to the virus.
Find out about intrauterine (artificial) insemination, a fertility treatment that involves directly inserting sperm into a woman’s womb.
Reducing anxiety during the preoperative phase aids in the prevention of harmful postoperative outcomes. In this video, Mr. Ahmed Ahmed talks about importance of being psychologically prepared for surgery.
Dr Sheharyar Quraishi, Consultant Endocrinologist and Diabetologist talks about the benefits of GLP-1 inhibitors for people with Diabetes. He mentions the effect on HBA1c and body weight.
Mr Ernest Barlow-Kearsley talks about which healthcare professionals usually make up the team involved in the care of people with diabetic foot problems.
Aching in the legs could be due to a number of different reasons. In this video, Professor Alun tells us aching could be due to cramps during exercise or an increase in venous blood in the legs.
Here Dr Qureshi, Consultant Endocrinologist, discusses the importance of engagement in relation to mandatory appointments. This will determine whether continual funding will be available to those who have chosen insulin pump therapy.
Filmed on 13/01/2016 GB, 49 years old female, suffering from morbid obesity with body mass index (BMI) above 40. She tried diets and medications for weight loss but with very little success and could not maintain lower weight. Her medical background involves asthma and lower back pain. She was offered laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (removal of the part of stomach body) with the intention of losing 25% of total body weight. She underwent mandatory psychiatric assessment before the surgery. Her recovery after sleeve gastrectomy was good. She started losing weight and her mobility much improved since the procedure.
Stents can last forever if they are carefully monitored. Professor Mussa explains how to monitor stent overtime.
Daniel, who lives with type 1 Diabetes talks about fears and anxieties which he has experienced. He also talks about how he deals with fears and anxieties. His strategy is around learning more and understanding more about this issue which is concerning him.
Mr Simpson had an Endovascular Repair of an infra-renal Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) known as an EVAR. The procedure was complication by blood clot travelling down a leg artery resulting in some gangrene of the tips of his toes. The gangrene was limited in amount and Mr Simpson made an excellent recovery with his aneurysm repaired.
Like most technological advancements, EVAR needs regular check ups and occasional tune ups. Prof Mussa explains what you might need to have done for your EVAR over the follow up period.
The Treatment playlist builds on information in the Learning section from the PocketMedic team regarding Diabetes in Community Languages. The Treatment playlist contains useful information about treatments and therapies available.
GLP-1 receptor agonist treatment resulted in greater weight reduction effectiveness for obese adults who gained weight again following bariatric surgery than other weight-loss plans. In this video, Mr. Ahmed Ahmed compares the end results that can be achieved with GLP1 agonists vs weight loss surgeries.
Mr Ahmed, Bariatric surgeon, discusses the long term risks associated with bariatric procedures and patient compliance when undergoing the bariatric surgical pathway.
This 82 years old gentleman describes his experience of having a left long saphenous vein ablation procedure as a day case under local anaesthetic for symptomatic varicose veins. He only had radio-frequency ablation of the long saphenous vein but did not require any phlebotomies (avulsions).
Mr Dyte had an angioplasty of the superficial femoral artery in his thigh to improve the blood supply to his foot. The intention was to treat a poorly healing foot ulcer by increasing the blood supply to it. Foot ulcers can happen in patients with diabetes who develop narrowing of their arteries.
Mr Usman Jaffer explains what the potential complications or risks associated with varicose vein surgery are.
Here Mr Zaman, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, discusses the potential difficulty in defining cure and offers insight into the different outcomes of medical and surgical intervention.