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The doctors hit the streets

The Street Doctors - Dr Jonty, Dr George, Dr Ayan and Dr Barbara - have stepped out of their surgeries and onto the streets to treat and cure the Great British public. Their final stop is one of the smallest cities in the United Kingdom, Bangor.

In the center of town Dr Barbara hits the shops, and meets a friendly butcher who is suffering from heel pain.

If you are suffering from heel pain Dr Barbara suggests; try heel pads in your shoes, ice on the area can help reduce pain, take simple painkillers and ibuprofen. If symptoms persist see your GP to discuss other treatments like acupuncture, ultrasound and steroid injection.

At Bangor university Dr Jonty stumbles across an unusual complaint of gout in a 22 year old!

Gout is very rare in young people, but can be triggered by; drinking too much alcohol especially beer, a rich diet of red meat & sea food, being overweight and prescription diuretics like water tablets. If you are worried about any symptoms contact your GP.

Meanwhile, a few miles away Dr Babara arrives in style at the Plas Menia water sports centre where she explains the benefits of natural remedies on everything from a build up of ear wax, to dry skin on the feet.

Natural remedies can be used for all sorts of things Dr Barbara explains. If you have dry skin massage with natural mayonnaise and leave for 15 to 20 minutes. A few drops of Olive oil applied in the ear helps to remove ear wax or you can use Manhuka honey on wounds to help them heal.


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Dr Ayan

Health Tips

from Dr Ayan

  • Eat five portions of fruit and veg a day.
  • Drink plenty of water, eight glasses a day for an adult.
  • Exercise is crucial. Twenty minutes minimum, three or four times a week.
  • Avoid stress by managing your time better. If you leave everything to the last minute then it creates stressful situations.

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