Encephalitis is a swelling of the functional parts of the brain that can be caused by specific viruses or by an autoimmune response.
A common condition in which small pieces of the womb lining (the endometrium) are found outside the womb. This could be in the fallopian tubes, ovaries, bladder, bowel, vagina or rectum.
Someone with essential tremor is troubled by erratic shaking of their arms and hands, which can prevent them doing everyday tasks easily.
Eye melanoma, also called ocular melanoma, is a rare type of eye cancer that arises in melanocytes. These pigmented cells occur in several different tissues in the eye. An eye melanoma can develop from an obvious benign mole in the eye or from tissue that does not appear obviously pigmented.
Eye rosacea is a subtype of rosacea, a common chronic skin condition. Eye rosacea, although often mild, should be treated promptly to prevent rare complications that can cause loss of vision.
Eye strain occurs when your eyes become tired from activities such as driving or reading for extended periods of time. By far the most common cause of eye strain today, however, is from computer use.
The medical term for facial pain is trigeminal neuralgia. The NHS describes this condition as: "[a] sudden, severe facial pain. It's often described as a sharp shooting pain or like having an electric shock in the jaw, teeth or gums."
Fibroids are fairly common and occur in about 30 to 40 per cent of all women. Since they are linked to the female hormone oestrogen, they usually develop during a woman’s reproductive years. Fibroids are most common in women who are over 30 and have no children, and in women who are obese.
Foot neuroma is defined as a benign swelling of the medial plantar nerve in its third main digital branch.
Gilbert’s syndrome is an inherited condition where people cannot get rid of bilirubin as efficiently as they should. Bilirubin is a breakdown product formed when the body recycles the components of dead red blood cells.
Glaucoma is an eye condition that can damage peripheral vision; it develops when the pressure inside the eyeball becomes higher than it should.
Glue ear is a condition where the middle ear becomes filled with fluid which resembles glue in its consistency. It is most common in children...
Guillain-Barre syndrome (pronounced Ghee-yan Bah-ray) occurs when the immune system attacks the nerves of the body. This can cause muscle weakness, which can occur anywhere in the body and can range from mild to severe.
Haemochromatosis is a disorder in which excessive quantities of iron are absorbed and stored in the body’s organs, particularly the liver.
Haemorrhoids, or piles as they are also known, are swellings that are a result of enlarged and distended blood vessels and veins around your anus and rectum.
Cancer can develop in any of the tissues or organs in the head and neck. Most commonly cancer starts to grow in the cells that form the lining of the mouth, nose, throat, ear or the surface of the tongue.
Headaches are a common neurological disorder that is estimated to be the reason for one-fifth of all UK outpatient referrals.
Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease is what most people would refer to as heartburn. It’s an extremely common problem caused when some of the stomach acid refluxes back up into the oesophagus. Symptoms are uncomfortable, but the problem usually responds well to treatment.
Heavy periods, also known as menorrhagia, are the leading cause of discomfort among women of childbearing age in the UK.
Hepatitis B is a type of viral hepatitis that affects 1 in 3 people alive in the world today.
The most common symptom of a hernia is a swelling in the groin or abdomen that may be more noticeable when you cough, strain or stand up.
Hip dysplasia is a condition where the bones of the hip joint are not correctly aligned. This can prevent the hip joint from working properly and can accelerate wear and tear of the joint.
Hip impingement has been recognised and understood only relatively recently. This has arisen from the observation that some patients, usually males, develop early arthritis in their hips because their hips have a somewhat aspherical shape.
Hypermobility is a connective tissue disorder resulting in laxity/increased range of movement in multiple joints. Our hydrotherapy service can assist with treatment.
The London Clinic has a number of consultants who are able to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). Book your appointment online.
Inflammatory bowel disease is an umbrella term that covers both ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.
Ulcerative colitis is a form of inflammatory bowel disease that can affect people of any age but tends to occur for the first time in childhood or young adult life. Ulcerative colitis, which can be very debilitating, affects around 120,000 people in the UK.
Jaundice is caused by the build up of bilirubin in the blood. It causes a yellowing of the skin and of the whites of the eyes.
Jet lag, or desynchronosis, is a common consequence of air travel. It is a disruption of the body’s internal clock that can have a significant impact on your psychological and physical well-being, but only for a few days. Jet lag occurs only when you travel across time zones and there are steps you can take to lessen its effects on your body clock.
Keratitis is inflammation of the cornea, the transparent dome at the front of the eye. It can be the result of infection or injury followed by infection.
Keratoconus is an eye condition in which the cornea develops a conical shape, distorting and blurring vision.
Acute kidney injury or acute renal failure is a sudden deterioration in kidney function that develops rapidly and is potentially reversible.
Knee bursitis affects the bursa over the kneecap; this is medically termed prepatellar bursitis, colloquially termed housemaid’s knee. Knee bursitis also commonly affects the inner side of the knee.
A lazy eye, also known as amblyopia, is when one eye fails to work properly with the other.
Ligaments are tough, inelastic tissues that hold joints in place. When a joint is forced beyond its normal range of movement, this almost always involves ligament damage. This is commonly known as a sprain, such as a sprained ankle.
Lesions in the liver can be benign or malignant. Benign lesions are often an incidental finding and rarely cause any clinical concern. However some may require monitoring and rarely surgery is required to remove them.
Lung cancer is a malignant tumour that starts in the cells of the lung tissue. There are two main types of primary lung cancer, small cell lung cancer and nonsmall cell lung cancer. Mesothelioma is a much less common type of cancer that affects the covering of the lungs. It is more common in people who have been exposed to asbestos.
Lymphoedema describes an abnormal build-up of fluid that occurs when parts of the lymphatic system are missing or damaged. This leads to swelling in the arm or leg nearest to the damage, or in the main part of the body.
Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system, a system that’s primary function is in supporting the body’s immune functions. In lymphoma, cancer develops in one or more groups of lymph nodes. Lymphoma is defined in two groups: Hodgkin lymphoma and Non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Around one in 10 men with breast cancer are found to have a mutation in the BRCA2 breast cancer gene. Men who have gynaecomastia commonly known as ‘man boobs’, or ‘moobs’ develop excess glandular tissue in their breast area and are more likely to develop breast cancer.
Our team of experts in sexual health who can provide a wide range of assessments, advice and treatments to help you identify and deal with your sexual issues in a sympathetic setting. Our specialist team has vast experience in dealing with a wide range of male sexual health issues, providing a discreet service and the most advanced medical and psychological solutions available.
Mastitis is a condition in which the breast tissue becomes infected and is common in women who are breastfeeding.
The menopause is when a woman stops having periods and is no longer able to get pregnant naturally.
Painful periods, or dysmenorrhoea, refers to pain you feel during menstruation.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disabling neurological condition in which the body produces antibodies and mounts an immune response to the myelin that surrounds and protects nerves.
Narcolepsy is a neurological disorder that causes daytime tiredness and abnormal sleep patterns. It affects people of all ages and seems to be a problem in five in every 10,000 people. It is quite difficult to diagnose and can cause some unusual problems in daily life.
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