There are some illnesses like food poisoning or the flu that people relish sharing every detail about, and then there are some illnesses that people find so embarrassing they won’t even tell their doctor. An illness like piles is painful, uncomfortable and will affect most people at some point during their lives, but it is also a disease that is easily treated, with medications available to soothe symptoms and progress recovery. Other conditions, like warts and verrucas can be unsightly and embarrassing, especially for children, but should they be treated or left to heal on their own? In the following collection of videos, General Practitioner Dr Ann Robinson explains the causes behind these embaressing health conditions and the treatment, if any, people should receive.
Haemorrhoids are uncomfortable, irritating and embarrassing. They are also incredibly common with almost half of all adults in the UK having suffered with piles at some point in their lives. In the following video, Dr Ann Robinson explains more about piles, how easy it is to treat and where to get help.
Many people suffering with piles may delay seeing their doctor, hoping the problem will go away on its own. Yet, treatments for piles are easy and pain free. Health journalist and GP, Dr Ann Robinson explains more.
Warts and verrucas are small, rough and unsightly lumps of skin often found on the hands and feet. They are common in children and can cause immense embarrassment, but they will heal. So should we treat them? Dr Ann Robinson explains.
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