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  • Are you bothered by skin tags or greasy warts?

    February 8, 2019

    Written by Doctor Christine Lee-Baw Here at Azure, we use a special technique to remove them instantly with minimal scarring risk. What is a skin tag? A skin tag is a common soft harmless lesion that appears to hang off the skin. Skin tags develop in both men and women as they grow older. They […]

  • What is Functional Medicine?

    February 5, 2019

    Written by Doctor Aparna Hegde What is it I do that is different to the usual GP? Why should you come to see a functional medicine practitioner? Let me start by giving you some background. The impetus for me getting involved in Functional or Integrative Medicine was a combination of treating a number of complex […]

  • Individualising Hormone Replacement Therapy

    Written by Doctor Aparna Hegde What is meant by the term hormone replacement treatment (HRT)? What are the hormones used? Who needs HRT? How is HRT given? Why is an individualised approach necessary? The term HRT is used in reference to supplementing the sex hormones testosterone, oestrogen, progesterone, DHEA and pregnenolone in both men and […]

  • Genetic testing in early pregnancy

    January 16, 2019

    For many years parents have been able to have tests performed in early pregnancy to help detect high risk pregnancies for chromosomal and genetic issues such as Down’s Syndrome. This typically consists of a blood test and an ultrasound scan being performed at the 12 week stage. This method of testing isn’t always precise, only […]

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS, “Myalgic Encephalitis”)

    December 3, 2018

    Chronic fatigue is a very common symptom, and one which we often get asked about as GP’s. It often seems like chronic fatigue is a normal state of being, between late childhood (when exam pressure starts to come on), all the way through to retirement! So, what is “normal” fatigue, and when does it become […]

  • Hepatitis C – What’s new?

    November 14, 2018

    Have you heard of Hepatitis C? Perhaps you may have heard of someone who has Hep C, or have worried about whether you might be at risk? Well, Hep C treatments have come a long way in the last few years and it’s a great example of a real breakthrough in medicine. It’s a disease […]