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Facts about depression

by Dr.Shokry Alemam, Specialist psychiatry

Have you ever felt sad, and lost interest most of the day for at least 2 weeks and your social life has been affected?

You might have depressive episode

Here are some facts you have to know about depression:

Health for living with Healthy Lungs

by Dr. Ali Aldameh, Consultant Surgeon,

General, Thoracic , Laparoscopic Surgery

Lungs keep us alive and well and for the most part, we don't need to think about them. Here are some ways to keep your lungs healthy.

Varicose Veins and Golfers

by Dr Ashok Gupta, Specialist Vascular Surgeon

Varicose veins are the dilated, clearly visible, bluish channels, seen on the legs , almost invariably . They occur commonly in women particularly after multiple pregnancies, also in young men and women, who indulge in sport and regular physical activities.

by Dr. Sadir Al Rawi, Director of Surgical Oncology Services

What is breast cancer screening
Cancer screening involves testing apparently healthy people for signs that could show that a cancer is developing.
Breast cancer screening uses a test called mammography which involves taking X-rays of the breasts. Screening can help to find breast cancers early, when they are too small to see or feel. These tiny breast cancers are usually easier to treat than larger ones.

Written by Dr. Sherif Fayed, Pulmonary Specialist

Facts about smoking: Did you know that, according to research, cigarette smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals? These include carbon monoxide, tar and a multitude of other harmful substances such as arsenic, lead and benzene. Cigarette smoke has also been found to contain approximately 50 carcinogenic substances.

Written by Dr. Sherif Fayed, Pulmonary Specialist

Influenza, commonly known as flu, is a highly contagious disease caused by the influenza virus.
Everyone is encouraged to get the flu vaccine, but it is strongly recommended that the following groups are immunised because they are at higher risk of serious complications from flu:

Written by Dr.Marek Sepiolo Specialist - Vascular Surgeon

People have become concerned about the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) during long air flights or long journeys by bus, car or train following the press reports about occasional deaths due to fatal pulmonary embolism. The below information explains about DVT and pulmonary embolism (PE) risk, identify people who may be at increased risk and advise how to reduce the risk.

Written by Dr. Naglaa Rizk, Consultant - Gynaecologist

Uterine fibroids are abnormal growths of muscle tissue in the uterus (womb). They are also called leiomyoma or myoma.  Fibroids are almost always benign (not cancerous), but can range in size and number. 

Written by Dr.Yasser Negm, Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common gut disorder. Its cause is unknown. It is a long-term problem characterized by abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea or constipation. The condition affects one in five people at some point of their lives especially during times of stress. There is no cure for IBS but treatments can help a lot for relieving symptoms.

Written by Dr. Aline Abi Khalil, Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Gout attacks are sudden episodes of severe joint pain, usually starting at night, often in the big toe, with redness, swelling, and tenderness of the joint.

Gout usually develops in adulthood and is rare in children.

Written by Dr.Medhat Shalabi, Consultant - Anaesthesiology

The enhanced recovery programs aim to improve patient care and decrease the length of hospital stay following surgical operations. We are trying to make the journey of having an operation as natural as possible also improve the patient experience and satisfaction.

Written by Dr.Medhat Shalabi, Consultant - Anaesthesiology

The enhanced recovery programs aim to improve patient care and decrease the length of hospital stay following surgical operations. We are trying to make the journey of having an operation as natural as possible also improve the patient experience and satisfaction.