This blog aims to discuss interesting general medical issues. However, all the information given here is general in nature and is not intended as a substitute for a personal consultation, assessment and examination with your medical practitioner (even if that’s me).

I cannot enter into conversations regarding individual patients in a public forum, and, whilst great care is taken in compiling and checking the information to ensure accuracy, I do not guarantee the medical accuracy of published documents. I shall not be responsible or in any way liable for any errors, omissions or inaccuracies whether arising from negligence or otherwise or for any consequences arising therefrom.

Please be careful when using medical information. If you are unsure about your medical condition, consult a medical practitioner.

If, as a result of reading the information on this site, or after taking part in any discussion, you wish to act on any of the information, you should do so only after consultation with your usual medical practitioner.

Dr Charles Alpren