Healthcare: The Role of Primary Care Professionals

Two steps a GP might take if you tell them you think you have an eating disorder

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If you think you might have an eating disorder and you tell your GP about this, here are some of the things that they may do for you. They will check for physical causes first After listening to you describe your symptoms, the GP probably won’t give you a diagnosis. Instead, they might run a few tests to find out if there is some other medical condition that you might have, whose symptoms might be similar to those associated with the eating disorder you think you’re suffering from. Read More»

Do You Need to Find a Local Medical Practitioner?

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When you start to feel unwell, then your first visit is often to a medical practitioner. In non-emergency situations, a family doctor or general medical practitioner (GP) should normally be your first point of contact. They will be able to examine your problem and advise you on treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and chronic ailments. The GP should also be your point of contact for all regular health examinations. Read More»

Understanding Epidermoid Cysts

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Epidermoid cysts are relatively common bumps beneath the skin that occur due to a build-up of skin cells under the epidermis. This can happen as a result of irritation of the skin and causes keratin, a protein, to fill the cyst with a thick pus-like substance. These cysts are not cancerous and tend to be painless unless they rupture or become infected. You can develop an epidermoid cyst on any part of your body, but they are most commonly found on the chest, back, neck and face. Read More»