Health & Wellbeing

Get inspired for a healthier you. Find the latest in healthy living and fitness tips, as well as our medical and treatment updates.

This Mexican-style recipe is low in calories yet bursting with flavour and nutrients, plus vegan to boot. An easy dish to add to your meal planning roster. Read more

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Col Paul Parker shares his advice on this common cause of heel pain, discussing causes, symptoms and how to treat it.Read more

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. Read more

Are you considering a hysterectomy? Find out about the procedure and side effects and what to expect from your recovery. Read more

Are you suffering from back pain and wondering why? Our video guide to common causes and treatments could give you the advice you need.Read more

A video guide to the symptoms of endometriosis and other conditions it can be mistaken for, with Consultant Gynaecologist Zoe Woodward. Read more

Top tips on managing arthritis pain at home, with a video Q&A featuring Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Mr Faisal Hussain.Read more

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.Read more

Can smartphones and social media encourage symptoms of anxiety and depression? We offer advice on how to step away from your screen. Read more

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. Read more

We answer common questions about robotic-arm assisted knee replacement surgery and consider the advantages it could offer you.Read more

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. Read more

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.Read more

Every session on a sunbed increases your risk of skin cancer by more than you might think. Dr Andrew G Affleck demystifies sun safety. Read more

Mr Andy Hacker, Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon, discusses common tennis related injuries, including symptoms, treatments and avoiding re-injury. Read more

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.

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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?

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Discover what to expect in the months following an ACL reconstruction surgery with this step-by-step timeline about returning to sport.

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Here’s what to expect in the weeks following your operation, with advice from our Consultant General Surgeon Mr Simon Radley.Read more

BMI Healthcare’s Clinical Lead Physiologist, Colin Thomas, offers his advice on the best foods to fuel you before the big race.Read more

Are you wondering what's wrong with your hip? Mr Bhupinder Mann offers his advice on different hip conditions and their associated symptoms.

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Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Mr Nicholas Wilson, shares his advice on the steps you can take to prepare for your varicose vein procedure.

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Consultant Maxillofacial and Facial Plastic Surgeon, Afshin Yousefpour, on what you need to know before committing to surgery.

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Consultant Urological Surgeon, Rono Mukherjee, talks about how increasing your water intake can prevent kidney stones and urinary tract infections.

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Our Consultant Gynaecologist, David Griffiths, talks about endometriosis and fatigue, and offers advice to help manage the condition.

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Our Consultant Anaesthetist and Specialist in Pain Management offers 6 tips for sleeping better with chronic pain and advises what to avoid.

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Whether you bat, bowl or field, there’s a risk of getting injured. Find out the most common injuries on how to treat them.

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For some men, a vasectomy has a lot of benefits. Our Consultant Urological Surgeon answers common questions about the procedure.

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Our Consultant Dietitian shares a joint-healthy recipe and offers advice on how arthritis symptoms can be managed through diet.

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Our Consultant Haemato-Oncologist, Dr Premini Mahendra, explains the different types of blood cancer and their symptoms.

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From what happens during an endoscopy to how long it takes to recover, we answer key questions about the procedure.

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To help you prepare for cataract surgery, we’ve put together a handy checklist of 9 things to remember before your operation

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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.

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Consultant Cardiologist, Dr Ali Khavandi from The Cardiologist’s Kitchen, shares his recipe so you can enjoy a heart-healthy barbecue this summer.

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Middle-distance runner, Eilish McColgan, shares her tips on avoiding injuries, preparing for an event and training when you're ill.

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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.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome can sometimes be tricky to diagnose. We discuss 6 different conditions that can sometimes be mistaken for IBS.

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With hay fever season in full swing, we’re shedding light on the most common myths surrounding seasonal allergies.

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Are you wondering what's wrong with your knee? Find out about 7 common conditions that could be the cause of your knee pain.

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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.Read more

Find out how the team at BMI Hendon Hospital got athlete Zane Robertson back on his feet in time for the Commonwealth Games 2018.Read more

Our skin needs protection during all the seasons, not just during the summer.Dr Daniel Glass, Consultant Dermatologist offers 5 top tips on how to stay safe in the sun.Read more

Are you frequently battling tonsillitis? We discuss the main symptoms of tonsillitis and the key benefits of a having a tonsillectomy.

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Do you suffer from knee pain? Swollen joints? Stiffness in your hip? We discuss if complementary therapies can actually help with joint pain.

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Players from Luton Town FC try whole body cryotherapy at BMI Hendon Hospital. We explore the benefits of this increasingly popular treatment

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Need inspiration for a new health goal? Find out how our Consultants are motivating themselves to make lifestyle changes that last.

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Psoriasis is so much more than just a skin condition. Find out what psoriasis is, what causes it and the different ways it can be treated.

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It's safe to say that most of us have probably experienced anxiety before. But what actually is anxiety? And how can we cope with it?

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Coined 'The Home of Champions', Iten is famous for producing some of the world's top marathon runners. But what makes this town so special?

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Essential for healthy bones, teeth and muscles, find out how to avoid the risk of a vitamin D deficiency during the autumn and winter months.

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Ever wondered what new year resolutions a health specialist makes? Six BMI Consultants share their top health priorities for the year ahead.

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With Dry January in full swing, we reveal 5 ways to help you stop drinking alcohol for a whole month.

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Find out how to give yourself a quick and easy at-home winter health check - and what you should do next.

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Walking is a simple choice if you're trying to make your lifestyle healthier. It's free, easy to do, and an accessible way to increase your daily activity.

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While we all like to indulge a little during Christmas, it's also important to stay as healthy as you can. These tips will help you enjoy your healthiest Christmas yet.

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Do health specialists practice what they preach over the Christmas holiday? BMI Consultants share their best advice on staying healthy over the holidays.

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As the party season heats up, we offer advice on how to look after your sexual health and protect yourself from any unwanted gifts.

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It's estimated that around 2 million people suffer from food allergies in the UK. Find out what need to know when managing a food allergy.

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If you're experiencing pain from a torn calf muscle, or want to stop it from happening to you, read our guide to the causes, symptoms and treatment.

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The overuse and misuse of antibiotics has led a dangerous resistance to even common infections. But how concerned should we be? And what has caused it?

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Eye health can be easily neglected as some serious eye problems don't have any visible symptoms.
This is why you need to make regular trips to the ophthalmologist.

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It's the start of the celebration season, but how much is too much, and how is it affecting your health?
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We discuss why it's so important to warm up properly before playing rugby …Read more

Dr Sue Peacock from The Saxon Clinic shares the top ten tips her patients use to manage their condition. …Read more

In 2016/17 12.5 million working days were lost due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety in the workplace and with increasingly demanding and changing jobs, it's no surprise that…
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Physiotherapist and Triathlon runner, Robert Waite shares his top tips to help you hit the ground running this winter, whatever the weather.
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Here are nine recommended lifestyle changes which could reduce your risk of developing the disease.
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We hear more and more about the potential effects of too much sugar in our diets. But what happens when sugar and protein mix?
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We're all aware of the dangers of getting too much sun – but could artificial light from screens be equally bad for us?.
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It can take hold quickly and spread like wildfire. So what's the best way of preventing norovirus? Read more

Moisturisers: many swear by them. Others, swear, literally, that they do nothing. Here's a close up of moisturisers in action. Read more

Is it just 'fussy eating'? How careful do you need to be? And will it hurt 'just a tiny bit'? Here's a list of the things you shouldn't say to someone with a food allergy.
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There has been a major decline in diabetes-related sight loss across Wales, thanks to a national screening programme for over 12 year olds Read more

Our contributors have used their smartwatches for 6 weeks now. Did their behaviour change? Discover their latest entries.
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Rob Waite, physiotherapist and a seasoned runner shares his insights about how to get ready for a marathon. Read more

At 75, Marian got treated for her cataract at BMI Saxon Clinic and launched her career as a children's author illustrator. Read more

A new study about the impact of exercise on the brain found that just 1 session boosts your mood and brain function. Read more

Old-wives tales or actual facts?Here is the truth on five of the most commonly believed health myths.Read more

If you suffer from arthritis, exercise is one of the best things you can do take care of your joints and yourself Read more

Life expectancy in the UK has been on the rise in the past 100 years. Why is it stagnating now? Read more

A colonoscopy helps your doctor diagnose issues with the large bowel. Here's what to expect if you are having one. Read more

The number of people who smoke is at an all-time low. Could it soon be zero?Read more

With conflicting information available, it's time to untangle the truth of how red meat affects your health. Read more

Protein shakes are very popular, especially among fitness fans, but how beneficial are they?... Read more

The impact of psoriasis on people's mental health and quality of life is less visible, but can be just as serious... Read more

Cryotherapy uses sub-zero temperatures to treat many conditions, but what is actually involved?... Read more

Tempted by the tanning salon ahead of a holiday? Here's what you need to know about sunbeds and skin cancer. Read more

Pilates is a great form of exercise no matter your age or fitness level. Find out what are its health benefits... Read more

Knowing the signs of stroke can save someone's life. Here's how you can act FAST... Read more

Cataracts are usually common in older age, but how long do you have to wait before considering surgery? Read more

Can smartwatches influence your attitude towards health and fitness? Find out more about our experiment… Read more

Read Su Hickman's story about how a tummy helped boost her confidence and love her life again… Read more

Hepatitis affects 10 million each year and most people don't realise they have it. So what are the symptoms?… Read more

Find out more about what heart arrhythmias are including the types, symptoms and causes… Read more

Find out what causes golfer's elbow, how the symptoms can be alleviated and what can you do to avoid it… Read more

Your skin - not just your sleep pattern - can also suffer as you rack up those air miles… Read more

New studies have been published, linking intense exercise to gut problems and changes to gut bacteria… Read more

A recent report by the WHO has been published about adolescent health. Here's what you need to know… Read more

Are the increasing numbers of people are seeking cosmetic surgery down to selfies?… Read more

Considering laser eye surgery? Find out more about the benefits and the procedures… Read more

We often exercise for the sake of our bodies, but a new study reveals exercise has benefits for the brain.… Read more

Can cycling help combat cancer and heart disease? Read about the study, here… Read more

Can the growing trend 'clean eating' trend affect your bone health? Find out more… Read more

Having cataract surgery can give you back your vision. Here's what to expect after the operation… Read more

Thrombosis is linked to a quarter of all deaths worldwide. How can we recognise and prevent it?... Read more

It's estimated that a quarter of a million people in the UK suffer from ME, yet many people know very little about it... Read more

More people than ever are speaking out about anxiety, but what is anxiety and the associated symptoms?.... Read more

Keeping joint pain under control is the key to long term happiness. Find out how to manage your pain.... Read more

Dirty air is the fourth biggest risk to public health in the UK. What's going on and why is it so serious?... Read more

Dr Sue Peacock at BMI The Saxon Clinic has some top tips to get you over the finishing line.... Read more

Viv discusses how she remained active during her treatment, which in turn helped her to stay positive... Read more

Bowel cancer survivor, Viv discusses her diet and nutrition during marathon training, pre and post run... Read more

Sleep apnoea can have a huge impact on your day-to-day life. We explain the symptoms and what you can do to help... Read more

There are many myths surrounding irritable bowel disease. Here, we explain the facts about the condition... Read more

Foot surgeon Mr Htwe Zaw and Robert Waite, physiotherapy manager advise on how runners can protect their joints... Read more

Running enthusiast, Vivianne Pow is about to take on The London Marathon. Find out about her training regime... Read more

As a runner, it's important to know when you need medical attention to prevent an injury getting worse... Read more

Knee pain can have many different causes. Here, we explain the most frequent types and how to treat them... Read more

Have you ever wondered what causes jet lag or why it can be worse on some flights than others?... Read more

Drinking enough water is vital for good kidney health – but why? Find out what the kidneys exactly do... Read more

A recent study has found that life expectancy may soon exceed 90 years. Find out more about the findings... Read more

If you experience arthritis of the knee, read on to find out more about knee surgery... Read more

There are so many benefits to having a healthy mouth. Take care of your oral health by following these steps... Read more

Research shows NHS waiting times and strict eligibility criteria are hindering access to treatment... Read more

Do you suffer with varicose veins? Find out more about the new EVLT laser treatment available... Read more

Reach your peak later in life by making a few healthy changes. Find out what our consultants recommend. Read more

Scars aren't removable, but there are ways to treat them. Find out what causes scarring and the available treatments... Read more

The story of the spinal implant treatment that delivered incredible results for a man recovering from a serious accident... Read more

Heart health could be linked to stress levels - here's how to get stress under control and boost your overall health...Read more

An innovative new treatment for acid reflux is freeing patients from the debilitating symptoms of heartburn... Read more

Do you love it or hate it? Read the lowdown on the training tool that every runner has an opinion about... Read more

Traditional observations involve bringing the embryos out of an incubator. Find out how time-lapse imaging differs... Read more

Chemotherapy affects everyone differently, so we've pulled together this rough guide to how food plays a part in your recovery... Read more

An endoscopy is a common medical procedure used to examine your body from the inside... Read more

Living with painful joints can be difficult and limiting – so do something about it... Read more

Here are some simple ways of building physical activity into your weekly schedule... Read more

Make this year the best yet by taking control of your health and wellbeing... Read more

The initiative has been praised for its health benefits, but is abstaining from alcohol for a month actually good for you? Read more

Could you turn to hypnotherapy as a complementary therapy to help manage pain? Read more

Dr John O'Donohue, Consultant Gastroenterologist explains some of the causes of gastritis... Read more

There are many incorrect perceptions of rosacea and very limited awareness of the skin condition... Read more

Consultant orthopaedic surgeon Jonathan Bird discusses the link between osteoarthritis and running... Read more