Difference between Covid19 and a cold

As we approach Winter, we always see a steady increase in coughs, colds, sniffles and sore throats. This year, there’s an extra concern which is to understand if you have one of the many other Coronaviruses (including the common cold) or whether your symptoms mean you...
High blood pressure – what’s the issue?

High blood pressure – what’s the issue?

  Lots of people ask me about high blood pressure; when you come for a consultation it’s one of the standard tests that I will do for you. It is particularly essential at the moment as high blood pressure is linked to Covid19 morbidity and serious symptoms. So...

T-cells and Covid19 immunity

What are T-cells?”, I was asked over (socially distant) drinks this weekend. They’re being discussed a lot in the media at the moment – summarising broadly, these are cells which kill viruses without the need for antibodies. The possible links between T-cells...

Covid19 stress and anxiety

“This too shall pass” is an ancient adage from Persia.  It serves to remind us that life is a journey, and that there is no constant – we are always moving forward.  At the moment, I think a lot of people are waiting for the next phase of life…. most...