Caring for sutures
Sutures need proper care to help wounds heal and reduce scarring. They hold a wound closed and are removed or dissolve after it has healed.
Zinc and your health
Zinc is a mineral that is essential for many of the body's normal functions and systems, including the immune system, wound healing, blood clotting, thyroid function, and the senses of taste and smell.
Foods high in zinc
Foods high in zinc include oysters, red meat, poultry, beans, nuts, crab, lobster and dairy products. Here's how to get enough zinc in your diet.
Wounds, cuts and grazes
Minor wounds like cuts and grazes can usually be treated without medical attention, by keeping them clean and preventing infection. Find out how.
Zinc deficiency is when the body does not have enough of the mineral zinc. Read more about zinc deficiency symptoms, diagnosis and causes.
A mastectomy is an operation to remove a breast, usually to treat breast cancer. Learn how to prepare and what to expect if you need this surgery.
Learn about appendicitis, an inflammation of the appendix, including possible causes, common symptoms and the main treatment options.
A Dupuytren’s fasciectomy should straighten your fingers and give you a worthwhile improvement in the function of your hand.
Hair transplantation is a treatment option for baldness. It’s a surgery which transfers hair from where it is thicker to hairless areas of the scalp.
An amputation can affect every area of a person’s life, both at home and at work. They will need plenty of help and support as they adapt.