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Post-viral fatigue & post-viral syndrome

Post-viral fatigue does not relate specifically to the severity of the initial infection. Post‐viral fatigue (PVF) or post‐viral fatigue syndrome (PVFS) are terms used to describe a condition that happens weeks or months after the initial onset of symptoms of…

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Wheat intolerance & coeliac disease

In recent years, more and more people are suspecting they might be wheat- or gluten-intolerant or have an allergy/sensitivity to it.  Gluten is the substance found in most grains; it is responsible for the elastic texture of dough. If reactions are…

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Weight loss

It is important for personal and health reasons to be the right weight. Breakspear Medical wishes to help you get down to your ideal weight. Our Weight Loss Programme involves many steps in addition to the first consultation with a…

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Pet allergy

The most common pet allergies are cat allergies and dog allergies. Contrary to common belief, a protein in the saliva and dander of pets, not their hair, is what produces allergic reactions in humans. A glycoprotein, Fel d1, secreted by…

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Multiple sclerosis (MS)

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is most commonly diagnosed in people aged 15-40, although it can happen at any age. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a fairly common and generally progressive disease of the central nervous system, brain and spinal cord, and can…

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Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS)

Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) is a chronic condition affecting an increasing number of people of all ages. People with multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) often report adverse effects from exposure to everyday amounts of every day common chemicals, such as: perfume, cologne,…

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Migraine

Migraine is the name given to a type of headache caused by changes in the diameter of blood vessels in the brain. A migraine is usually a severe headache felt as a throbbing pain at the front or side of…

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ME/CFS

Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) affect many thousands of people of all types and ages. Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) are the common names for a group of significantly debilitating medical conditions characterised by…

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Lyme disease/chronic borreliosis

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection spread to humans by blood-feeding insects, particularly deer ticks. Lyme disease, which is more commonly referred to as chronic borreliosis in Europe, is an illness that occurs as a result of an infection with a stealth pathogen…

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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

Today irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common long-term gut disorder. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) often first develops when a person is between 20 and 30 years of age. It affects around twice as many women as men. The synonym for IBS…

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