Dr Chris is back with a 60-second surgery to highlight Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, plus he has a range of electronic cigarettes in aid of No Smoking Day tomorrow.
He also has the latest gadgets to help people affected by colour blindness.
March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cancer in women in the UK. It usually affects women who have reached menopause - about 85% of women diagnosed are over the age of 50, though it can occur in younger women.
Most women with early-stage cancer of the ovary don't have any symptoms. When symptoms do occur they may include: loss of appetite, indigestion, nausea, a bloated, full feeling, unexplained weight gain, swelling in the abdomen, changes in bowel or bladder habits, lower back pain or pain during sex.
The No Smoking Day charity wants to provide smokers with help to stop smoking. Smoking is the single biggest killer of people in the UK. There are over 4,000 chemicals in one cigarette, including those used in rat poison, toilet cleaner and nail varnish remover! There are so many health benefits of quitting smoking and it's never too late. After 24 hours of stopping, lungs start clearing out your build up of tar and after 3-9 months, your lungs will have room for up to 10% more oxygen.
About electronic cigarettes
- The e-cigarette market is growing fast. A survey by the charity Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) suggests 700,000 people in the UK were using e-cigarettes last year.
- The e-cigarette comes in two parts. In one end there is liquid nicotine, in the other a rechargeable battery and an atomiser. When the user sucks, the liquid nicotine is vaporised and absorbed through the mouth. What looks like smoke is largely water vapour.
- Because there is no tobacco in e-cigarettes, there is no tar and it is the tar in ordinary cigarettes that kills.
- Dr Chris was demonstrating with Intellicig and E-Lites e-cigarettes.