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Haemorrhoids (also known as piles) are a very common health problem, which affect 80% of people at some point in their lives and several 100,000 people in the UK at any one time. They may be uncomfortable to deal with, but in most cases, they are easy to treat. read more about 5 common causes of haemorrhoids and treatment options
Snoring is a very common symptom that affects over 40% of adults. It is twice as common in men and the likelihood of snoring increases with age. Reassuringly, in most cases it is not harmful to your health, although it may affect you or your partner’s quality of life. read more about Snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA): what’s the difference, and how can you treat OSA?
Almost half of adults in the UK say they have had problems with sleep during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. Even children have been affected, with a recent survey showing that 70% of under-16s are going to bed later and 57% waking later. read more about What to do if you can’t sleep: 5 causes and solutions
It’s not a topic we like to talk about, but rectal bleeding is a common experience. In most cases, there’s a benign cause: usually haemorrhoids or piles, which are easily treated. But in some instances, rectal bleeding can be a sign of something more serious. read more about Rectal bleeding: causes and treatment options
Blepharospasm is a condition where your eyelid involuntarily twitches or blinks. It isn’t a common condition, but it can really impact on the quality of life of those who experience it. read more about Blepharospasm: what is it and how can it be treated?
Watery eye is a common problem, in which tears are constantly produced from your eye. read more about Watery eye: what is it and how can it be treated?
Overactive bladder is estimated to affect between 12-14% of the UK’s population. It can feel like an embarrassing condition to have, but it is treatable, and major strides have been made in treatment in recent years. read more about What is overactive bladder and how can you treat it?
Feeling dizzy is a common enough experience – but when should you start to get worried about dizzy spells, and how does feeling dizzy differ from vertigo? read more about Dizziness and vertigo: what is the difference, and what are the causes?
Gastro-Oesophageal reflux (acid reflux) is a very common condition, which affects up to 20% of the population on a regular basis. About 3% of all GP visits are for symptoms associated with reflux, and half of these are at least the second time patients have been back with the same problem.  read more about How to treat acid reflux effectively
Acid reflux is an incredibly common condition, often accompanied by heartburn, with heartburn estimated to affect 25% of adults in the UK. But what causes it, and if you have constant acid reflux, how can it be treated? read more about What causes acid reflux and how can it be treated?