Your body weight can regularly fluctuate, but the persistent, unintentional loss of more than 5% of your weight over 6 to 12 months is usually a cause for concern. Losing this much weight can be a sign of malnutrition, where a person's diet doesn't contain the right amount of nutrients.

You should pay particular attention if you experience other symptoms, such as:

  • tiredness
  • loss of appetite
  • a change in your toilet habits
  • an increase in illnesses or infections

If you believe you have unintentional weight loss, please get checked at the clinic to ascertain no serious issues exist. 

Common symptoms of whiplash include:

  • neck pain and tenderness
  • neck stiffness and difficulty moving your head
  • headaches 
  • muscle spasms
  • pain in the shoulders and arms

Less common symptoms include pins and needles in your arms and hands, dizziness, tiredness, memory loss, poor concentration and irritability.

It can take several hours for the symptoms to develop after you injure your neck. The symptoms are often worse the day after the injury, and may continue to get worse for several days.

If you are injured in accident and suspect a whiplash injury, please book an appointment. We may be able to diagnose using imaging and create treatment plan with physical therapy and braces. 

If a blood clot blocks the flow of blood through a blood vessel, the affected part of the body will become starved of oxygen and will stop working properly.

Depending on where the clot forms, this can lead to serious problems such as:

  • strokes or transient ischaemic attacks ("mini-strokes")
  • heart attacks
  • deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • pulmonary embolism

Treatment with anticoagulants may be recommended if we feel you're at an increased risk of developing one of these problems. This may be because you've had blood clots in the past or you've been diagnosed with a condition such as atrial fibrillation that can cause blood clots to form. Please consult Dr. Kamat if you have this condition.

Warts and verrucas are caused by a virus. They can be spread to other people from contaminated surfaces or through close skin contact. You're more likely to spread a wart or verruca if your skin is wet or damaged.

It can take months for a wart or verruca to appear after contact with the virus.

If you have a wart you can get it checked at the clinic. We may be able to freeze the wart (Cryosurgery) to prevent further spread. 

If you're worried you have got an STI, please come for a check-up at our clinic as soon as you can.

STI symptoms

  • unusual discharge from the vagina, penis or anus
  • pain when peeing
  • lumps or skin growths around the genitals or anus
  • a rash
  • unusual vaginal bleeding
  • itchy genitals or anus
  • blisters and sores around the genitals or anus