Archive of: Private GP Services

How Do Testosterone Levels Affect Hair Growth?

How Do Testosterone Levels Affect Hair Growth?

Whilst hair loss in men is largely attributed to biological inheritance, hormone levels combined with genealogy can also influence growth patterns of hair in scalp, facial and body areas.

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The Pendulum Swings Back and Forth...

The Pendulum Swings Back and Forth...

...with unhelpful regularity with regard to HRT; is it safe is what every woman asks? How might it help me?

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Smear Tests - No Longer a 'Check for Everything' Test

Smear Tests - No Longer a 'Check for Everything' Test

It's all change on the smear front these days!

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Is the male menopause a real thing?

Is the male menopause a real thing?

Or is it a convenient hook on which to hang lots of issues?

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Never Too Young

Never Too Young

No one enjoys pondering the possibility of cancer and bowel cancer is not a pleasant prospect at all. However, there is no doubt that there is a recent sharp increase in the number of cases of bowel cancer and inflammatory bowel disease in adults under the age of 50. The figures are alarming : cancer of the colon or rectum have increased in number by 45% in the under 50s since 2004 in the UK. In the USA this figure is 75% !

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Tan or Not to Tan??

Tan or Not to Tan??

This summer to end all summers has caused a huge increase in the sales of sunscreen but also huge increases in hospital attendances for sunburn.

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Suffering from Gout?

Suffering from Gout?

When you hear the word gout you perhaps think of a portly older man, with a throbbing big toe up on a stool, dining on fine game and sipping his red wine complete with a shiny red nose.

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Knowing Your Health Assessment from Your Health Assessment

Knowing Your Health Assessment from Your Health Assessment

A medical check up can seem like a really good idea and often is, but not all medicals are the same.

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This Months GP Topic is not in the Least Sexy but Very Much Sex Related!

This Months GP Topic is not in the Least Sexy but Very Much Sex Related!

I should like to provide you with some less well known thoughts about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and their relevance to each of us.All of the figures quotes come from the Department of Health and from 2015, these being the most up to date available.

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Chaps - Let’s Talk About Sex

Chaps - Let’s Talk About Sex

Men – it’s a really important topic, to you, to your partner, to the health of your relationships. If things aren’t as they used to be down there, it could be that you have low testosterone.

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