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One of the scariest outcomes for my patients is to be told that they have cancer. The big C just seems to be the worst thing….It still surprises me when my patients eventually summon up the courage to tell me their symptoms – “You’ve had that lump for five months and you haven’t told me?” “You’ve been passing blood for six months and you haven’t told me?” “You’ve been coughing for four months and haven’t had it checked out?”
Dr Helen Webberley … specialises in online medicine for one of the UK’s leading pharmacies. For years we have been criticising the fashion world for using super-skinny models, fearing for the negative body image this portrays to children and young women, while on the other side there are growing health concerns about the nation’s trend towards obesity. So which way should we turn?…In my work as an Internet-based doctor, I treat the patients who are too busy or embarrassed to see their own GP. A surprising number of patients ask for private and confidential help with prescription weightloss medication.
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Dr Helen Webberley, dedicated GP for Oxford Online Pharmacy confirmed what Claire Henderson posted, that it can be extremely dangerous. She told HuffPost UK Parents: “Herpes can cause cold sores, genital sores, shingles and chicken pox. These are very dangerous to newborns and if anyone has any of these active infections then they should be very careful when handling newborn babies. “If the virus gets into the blood stream it can go to the brain and cause a fatal type of meningitis.”
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Dr Helen Webberley, told HuffPost UK Parents: “The NHS provides excellent care for most of the people, most of the time, but over the weekend there will be less availability of senior consultants, open theatre space and emergency cover. “Medical training has changed a lot over the years. When today’s senior consultants were training, they were expected to do the very long hours that today’s junior doctors are exempt from.”But now senior doctors are having to provide cover for the less experienced juniors who just haven’t had the same hours of training and exposure.”
Helen Webberley, founder and head doctor at My Web Doctor says, “I have a particular interest in the developing field of online medicine, and am passionate about providing safe and accessible healthcare for patients preferring to use the internet. My Web Doctor is a pioneering platform which has the power to help not only patients but all NHS employees and the healthcare industry as a whole.”
Dr Helen Webberley, GP for Oxford Online Pharmacy told HuffPost UK Parents: “Headaches are a very common symptom among pregnant women.”Working out whether it is serious or not can be very difficult for the doctor and the pregnant woman alike.” Dr Webberley says there can be many potential causes of headaches in pregnant women: “Stress, lack of sleep, worry about the pregnancy itself and childbirth, raising a young family, combining work and motherhood are all issues which can cause tension headaches.”
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“It’s important to catch bowel cancer early, so get checked out at 40,” says Dr Helen Webberley, medical director of online tests site, Medichecks.com. “The test can detect tiny amounts of blood in the stool which can indicate cancer or precancerous polyps. These polyps can be removed before they go on to cause any harm.” The latest kits (from £39) are discreet, taking any embarrassment out of the process.
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According to Dr Helen Webberley, the dedicated GP for Oxford Online Pharmacy>, malignant syphilis is a rare form of destructive secondary syphilis. “Primary syphilis is actually on the rise in the UK and we are seeing more and more cases in our GUM clinics and in General Practice,” she adds. “Primary syphilis can go unnoticed but if left untreated the infection can take hold and it can develop into secondary syphilis which causes very nasty symptoms, such as in this case. Untreated syphilis can also be a problem much later in life as it can develop into tertiary syphilis which causes nerve and brain damage.”
Health Screening has always has its naysayers, with NHS GP’s among them, but Doctor Dr Helen Webberley is not one of them. She believes that the MediChecks service catches many people that the NHS can’t, especially surgery-shy men and busy working people who prefer to take a test at their convenience, rather than try to make an appointment at an overloaded GP’s surgery…As Dr Helen points out in the broadcast, some of the problems of screening are just as relevant to the NHS screening programmes as a test done privately.
However, Dr Helen Webberley MBChB MRCGP MFSRH… told HuffPost UK Parents: “This is an interesting analysis of lots of studies, and it certainly shows that more work is needed in this field.”To be absolutely sure of a link we need to prospectively follow a large number of pregnant women and compare diagnoses of autism in relation to maternal weight. “It is very easy to find incidental relationships when looking at studies that are not set out to look at that particular outcome. Autism is a very hard condition to understand and can be difficult to diagnose for certain, we need to do a lot more work in this field”.
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Dr Helen Webberley….told HuffPost UK Parents: “The medical profession is continually amazed by the properties of aspirin and this is a very exciting study. “Low-dose aspirin is not licensed for this use yet in this country, but this may well change. We do know that aspirin is very safe for most people, but we also need to be aware that, in rare cases, it can cause internal bleeding, from the stomach for example. “The good thing is that, based on these findings, more research will now be done and we will be able to know for sure whether this is safe and effective”.