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Excessive sweating – what you need to know

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.
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Skincare during the pandemic: essential tips to prevent dry and flaking skin

Washing hands and wearing face-masks are key steps to preventing COVID-19 – but they can also dry out your skin and cause various skin rashes. With the summer months here, it’s important to consider your skincare routine to ensure your skin is protected and doesn't get dry and itchy. Dr Thivi Maruthappu, Consultant Dermatologist at Highgate Private Hospital, explains.
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Returning to exercise: how to avoid injury in ‘the new normal’

For many people, exercise has become a source of stress relief in tough times, helping them to stay fit and take a break from the tedium of the challenges of the last year. However, with a marked increase in the number of people suffering common sports and exercise-related injuries, it’s important to consider ways to exercise safely. Dr James Thing, Sports and Exercise Medicine Consultant at Highgate Hospital, explains.

Covid-19 vaccine: Spring 2021 FAQs by Dr Zoltan Varga

The UK’s Covid vaccination programme is well underway with more 31 million people having received their first dose at the time of publication. However, with various anti-vaccination conspiracy theories still being circulated online, it’s important to consider the facts. Dr Zoltan Varga, Aspen’s Medical Director, looks at the detail of the Covid-19 vaccines and tackles some of the common questions.