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Unexpected Hidden Benefits Of Testosterone Replacement

There are unexpected hidden benefits of testosterone replacement that have emerged through clinical study over the past five years. Testosterone Replacement Therapy is given to men suffering from Testosterone Deficiency Syndrome or TDS.

What are the symptoms of TDS?

Eat All The Dairy You Like And Enjoy It

Eat all the dairy you like and enjoy it, Ancel Keys got it all wrong causing misery for everyone else.

Who was Ancel Keys?

Ancel Keys, 1904 - 2004 was an American physiologist who specialized in studying diet and relating what we ate to our health and life expectancy. He became very famous in his lifetime making the front cover of Time Magazine, and you can't do much better than that.

Pilonidal Sinus What You Need to Know

A few weeks ago, an Online patient from Liverpool sent me this photograph with the following description:

"For about 2 weeks now I have had this swelling above my bum. It seems to be getting bigger. It is not itchy but it is quite painful especially when I sit down"

I Hate Being Tired All the Time

Why am I tired all the time is one of the commonest questions asked in a general practise setting. Chronic fatigue or tiredness may or may not represent a disease or illness. Usually it does not reflect any underlying malady and is brought about by natural causes. Here is a brief rundown of the the commonest causes together with some notes. Starting with the rarest and moving down to the commonest:

Are Vaccines Safe?

Are vaccines safe? I believe that people who say that no vaccine is safe and that all vaccination programs should be abandoned forthwith are wrong. I also believe that people who say that all vaccines are safe and that all vaccination programs should be mandatory, are equally wrong.

Eczema the Common Tormentor

Eczema the common tormentor is an itchy dry rash that affects up to 10% of children and between 1 to 3% of adults. Here is a photograph that on Online patient sent me this morning. She wanted to know the diagnosis:

[caption id="attachment_11359" align="alignnone" width="225"] Itchy raised bumpy rash of atrophic dermatitis or eczema.[/caption]

Has Trump Got Dementia?

Has Trump got dementia? It will hardly have escaped your attention that there are murmurings coming from certain quarters that some of President Trump's recent bizarre behavior might be accounted for on the bases of cognitive decline, diminishing brain functioning or dementia.