Caring for sutures
Sutures need proper care to ensure a wound heals cleanly. They hold the wound closed and are removed or dissolve after it has healed. Find out more here.
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.
Wound, cut and graze treatments
Information about wound care, plus self-care advice for cuts and grazes and when to speak to a doctor for further medical attention
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.
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.
Learn about appendicitis, an inflammation of the appendix, including possible causes, common symptoms and the main treatment options.
Vitamin C keeps your bones and connective tissues healthy, allows you to absorb iron and helps prevent infections. Here's how to get your recommended intake.
A Dupuytren’s fasciectomy should straighten your fingers and give you a worthwhile improvement in the function of your hand.
Abdominoplasty (also called a ‘tummy tuck’) is cosmetic surgery to alter the shape of the abdomen. Learn about the procedure and the questions to ask.
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.