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Gallbladder surgery – frequently asked questions

The gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ that stores bile, the fluid that helps to digest food. If the gallbladder is not functioning properly (or your bile gets out of balance), hard fragments start to form – these are known as gallstones. These can be as small as a grain of rice or as big as a golf ball. But when do you know if you need surgery on your gallbladder? Mr Niteen Tapuria, Consultant General Surgery, Laparoscopy and Hepatobiliary, takes a closer look
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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.