Hyperhidrosis, also known as polyhidrosis or sudorrhea, is a condition characterised by excessive sweating. The sweating can affect just one specific area or the whole body. Although not life-threatening, it can be uncomfortable and cause embarrassment and psychological trauma. In this article, Dr Kathy Taghipour, Consultant Dermatologist, looks at the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of hyperhidrosis.
Hearing impairment, deafness or hearing loss is a total or partial inability to hear sounds. It is estimated that about 11 million people in the UK have some type of hearing loss. This makes hearing loss the second most common disability in the UK. Although hearing loss is common, it is a hidden condition and often misunderstood by others. People living with hearing loss can feel ignored or forgotten in society.
What are some of the common concerns and questions that people have around screening? Dr Adam Rosenthal, Consultant Gynaecologist, explores in this mythbusting Q&A.