How Lifestyle choices impact Lungs Health

Lifestyle choices can have a significant impact on lung health. Here are some ways various choices can affect the lungs: 1. Smoking: Smoking is one of the biggest contributors to lung-related health problems. It damages the airways and structures of the lungs, leading to chronic conditions like chronic bronchitis and emphysema, as well as various […]

What to expect before, during and after a lung cancer operation?

The specific details of your surgery will depend on various factors, including your cancer stage and overall health. It’s important to consult with a medical professional for personalised advice. However, here are some aspects that are often involved in lung cancer surgery: 1. Pre-operative preparations: You may need to undergo tests and assessments before the […]

What can be mistaken for thoracic outlet syndrome?

Due to overlapping symptoms, several conditions can be mistaken for thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS). Some conditions that can present similar symptoms to TOS include: 1. Cervical radiculopathy: This condition occurs due to compression or irritation of the nerves in the neck, leading to pain, numbness, and weakness in the shoulder, arm, or hand. The symptoms […]

Understanding symptoms of Pneumothorax (Collapsed Lungs)

Pneumothorax, also known as collapsed lungs, occurs when air leaks into the space between the lungs and chest wall, causing pressure on the lungs and making it difficult for them to expand. Common symptoms of pneumothorax may include: 1. Sudden sharp or stabbing chest pain: This is usually localized to one side of the chest […]

Post-Lung Cancer Surgery Lifestyle Changes in the UK

What is the impact of lung cancer surgery? Lung cancer surgery can significantly impact a person’s health and overall well-being. Here are some common effects and benefits of lung cancer surgery: It’s important to note that the impact of lung cancer surgery may vary for each individual, and the recovery process can take time. Rehabilitation […]

Can I afford private thoracic surgery? All your questions answered.

Is thoracic surgery expensive in the UK? Thoracic surgery, like any medical procedure, can vary in cost based on several factors, such as the complexity of the surgery, the specific hospital or clinic, the surgeon’s fees, and other related expenses. Mr Scarci operates at different hospitals to allow as many patients as possible to benefit from […]

Severe chest infection or chest empyema

What is chest empyema? A chest empyema is a medical condition in which pus or infected fluid accumulates in the space between the lung and the chest wall, known as the pleural space. This often results from a bacterial infection, such as pneumonia, or a lung injury, such as a ruptured abscess. Chest empyema can […]

Lung cancer treatment by stage explained

How is lung cancer treated according to the stage? The treatment for lung cancer varies according to the stage of the disease. For early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), the most common treatment is surgery to remove the affected part of the lung. Other treatments for early-stage NSCLC may include radiation therapy and chemotherapy. For advanced-stage NSCLC, treatment […]

What is hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition characterised by excessive sweating beyond what is necessary to regulate body temperature. This sweating can occur in specific areas of the body, such as the palms, soles of the feet, underarms, or face and head. Hyperhidrosis can be a socially embarrassing and uncomfortable condition, and in some cases can lead […]

What are the long-term effects of broken ribs?

Broken ribs can have various long-term effects depending on the severity of the fracture and the individual’s age and overall health. Some possible long-term effects of broken ribs include: 1. Chronic pain: Pain in the chest area can persist for several weeks or even months after a rib fracture. This can make it difficult to […]