Does your heart skip a beat or start pounding and racing every once in a while? Palpitations are quite common and can be related to your emotional state. Palpitations can be concerning, especially if you are in the middle of your Valentine’s date. But what if you experience them all year long? On Valentine’s Day, our Consultant Cardiologist Dr Roy Jogiya tells us why palpitations might happen, how to control them and when it is advisable to see a specialist.
“Cold hands, warm heart”, they say. But for some people, cold hands, and often feet, are signs for a more serious condition. Winter is usually the worst time of the year for people suffering from Raynaud’s Syndrome. During Raynaud’s Awareness Month, Dr Shahid Jawed, Consultant Rheumatologist at New Victoria Hospital, provides some guidance on how to manage this annoying condition.