Long Covid – are you suffering?

I know more and more people are becoming worried about long Covid. Personally, I’m seeing an increase in patients complaining of ongoing symptoms months after their initial infection. The symptoms can include fatigue, insomnia, aches and pains, brain fog, depression,...

Feeling Flu-ey? Not Covid or Flu? Maybe it’s Lymes.

This week, I had a really unusual case present in a patient; Lymes Disease. Like most doctors, I really enjoyed watching House and trying to guess the latest “medical mystery”.  Lymes is one of those diseases with a variety of really unusual symptoms; ranging...

New Year – same you!

Every year, I press the reset button and embrace Dry January. It has a myriad of benefits; after the first few days where my body readjusts to not getting a regular dose of red wine, I find that I sleep better, worry less, and sort out a lot of personal admin! ...

Does a red face mean you’ve got high blood pressure?

I met a gentleman at a dinner party last night who asked me if his reddening face could be a sign of high blood pressure. No. High blood pressure (or hypertension) is entirely asymptomatic, which is why it is known as the “silent killer”. The only way to see if you...

Christmas can be exhausting…

To coin a famous song, “Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year”; but also (and this doesn’t really fit with the lyrics) weighted with heavy expectations… Here’s a few tips to cope physically and mentally: Readjust your views on what a Happy Christmas...