Dr Juliet McGrattan (MBChB)

Dr Juliet McGrattan (MBChB)

Dr Juliet McGrattan

Dr Juliet McGrattan spent 16 years as a GP, two years as a Clinical Champion for Physical Activity for Public Health England and is the Women's Health Lead for the 261 Fearless global running network. 

Her award winning book, Sorted: The Active Woman’s Guide to Health was published by Bloomsbury in 2017. Dr McGrattan blogs, writes and presents regularly on the topic of physical activity for health.

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How to treat a stye on your eye.
Painful red lump on your eye? How to treat a stye

Here's what to do if you find a painful red lump on your eye.

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When to worry about birthmarks on babies and children
When to worry about baby birthmarks

Birthmarks are marks on the skin noticeable at birth that are usually completely harmless.

What you need to know about water retention
How to recognise and reduce water retention

Feeling the bloat? Follow our six simple ways to reduce fluid retention.

High-fat, sugary and salt-laden foods can contribute to weight-gain, blood pressure and cholesterol levels – all risk factors for heart disease.
Diet and heart health: how to eat your way to a healthy heart

Follow these 6 steps to take care of your ticker and prevent heart disease.

What to do if you suspect you have a hydrocele or varicocele.
Hydrocele and varicocele: testicle swelling explained

What to do if you experience testicular lumps and swellings.

Dietitian Helen Bond shows us what a healthy amount of some of the most common foods looks like, from veggies to crisps.
Portion control: healthy portion sizes explained

A dietitian shows us what a healthy amount of the most common foods looks like.

How to meditate
Meditation: how to meditate for beginners

Our expert guide to mindfulness meditation will help you experience inner zen in no time.

Tinnitus causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention
Ringing or buzzing in your ears? Sounds like tinnitus

What to do if you've been experiencing a ringing, buzzing or whooshing sound in your ears.

Chest infection symptoms, causes and treatment
Chest infection symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

Chest infections are common and can be caused by a viral or bacterial infection.

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It can be distressing if you are allergic to one of your pets. We discuss the treatments and ways to avoid the symptoms
Pet allergy symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

It can be distressing if you are allergic to one of your pets.

Osteoarthritis is a disease of the joints affecting almost everybody as they get older
How to manage osteoarthritis pain

Osteoarthritis is a disease of the joints affecting almost everybody as they get older.

Pelvic floor exercises and erectile dysfunction
Kegel exercises and erectile dysfunction

How exercising your pelvic floor can treat erectile dysfunction.

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Everything you need to know about the morning after pill and emergency contraception.
The morning after pill: emergency contraception

How emergency contraception works and where you can go to get the morning after pill.

Why babies should always sleep on their backs
Baby sleeping position: why the back is best

Why babies should always be put to sleep on their backs.

Does your baby bump size matter?
Does your baby bump size matter?

Don't fret if your bump doesn't measure up. Just like babies, bumps come in all shapes and sizes.

How the menstrual cycle works
Everything you need to know about menstruation

What happens during the four menstrual cycle stages and what causes period pain.

How not to panic when you’ve missed your pill
Forgot to take a contraceptive pill? Don't panic!

Here's what to do if you missed your birth control pill this morning.

Pregnancy diabetes causes, symptoms, treatment
Everything you need to know about gestational diabetes

Pregnancy diabetes causes, risks, complications and how to manage the condition.

How to treat smelly feet
Smelly feet treatment and prevention tips

Why your feet smell – and what you can do about it.

Understanding the basic functions of your prostate gland can help catch cancer early.
10 essential prostate cancer facts

Understanding the basic functions of the prostate gland can help catch cancer early.

Ringworm of the scalp is a type of fungal infection. Find out how it is caught and who is at special risk.
Ringworm of the scalp treatment and prevention

Ringworm of the scalp, also known as tinea capitis, is a scalp infection caused by fungus.

Ringworm is a skin infection caused by fungus
Ringworm treatment and prevention

Ringworm, also known as tinea corporis, is a skin infection caused by fungus.

Is it OK for a man to still masturbate if you're trying to conceive?
Is it OK for men to masturbate if you're trying to conceive? 

Will masturbating affect sperm count or fertility? We ask the experts.

Around 3 million people in the UK have diabetes – and the number is growing. Find out what causes diabetes and if obesity is to blame.
Diabetes: everything you need to know

Around 3 million people in the UK have diabetes – and the number is growing.

How (and why) to stop shouting at your kids.
7 alternative ways to stop shouting at your kids

If you swore you'd never be a 'shouty parent' but yell on a regular basis, you're not alone.

Jaundice causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment
Jaundice: symptoms and treatment

Everything you need to know about jaundice.

What to do if your child has a barking cough
Croup: causes, symptoms and treatment tips

The telltale signs your child has croup, usually caused by a viral infection in the upper airways.

5 ways exercise can impact your sleep (good and bad)
5 ways exercise can impact your sleep

Knowing what exercise to do and when is key to reaping the greatest rewards.

Read our tips on tackling the most common dementia obstacles.
Dementia: how to overcome common challenges

Read our tips on tackling the most common dementia obstacles.

Sprained ankle diagnosis, treatment and danger signs
What to do if you sprain your ankle

How to diagnose an ankle sprain and carry out treatment following the PRICE principle.