Dr Hisham Maksoud
22nd August 2020
Hisham Maksoud saved my life. It sounds dramatic however after having recovered from breast cancer, followed by suspected secondaries my health spiralled. My GPs just kept prescribing tablet after tablet for high blood pressure, stress and depression amongst other things, resulting in huge weight gain, swelling limbs, unexplained falls, a list that went on. After reading all the side effects of the tablets I took the information to a new GP who took blood tests and then referred me to Endocrinology. My organs were beginning to fail, I was on the verge of diabetes and had exceedingly high cortisol levels. At this point I could not wait for the NHS and my husband and I researched consultants. Hisham Maksoud came out at the top and he was relatively local too.
Hisham listened to me, asked me questions and went through all my blood test results one by one explaining to my husband and I everything in detail and in terms that we understood. He listened, he was patient, so kind and so very knowledgeable. My bloods told him everything and he in turn told me.
Hisham wrote to my GP, organised other consultant appointments, scans, changed and reduced the number of tablets I was on, told me what my body was intolerant to, gave me an exercise plan and even made me a cup of tea because I was so emotional that somebody at last was listening to me and understanding.
I have been under the care of Hisham since October 2019 and now we are August 2020. Hisham's goal is for me to loose 4 stone and to not be on tablets. I have listened to what he has told me to do and I have followed his instructions. My journey is not finished yet but so far I have lost 2.5 stone. I no longer have high blood pressure and I'm no longer taking high blood pressure tablets. I am not diabetic. I no longer have depression. My body and I are not stressed any more. I could not have done any of this without the help, guidance and support of Hisham Maksoud. I cannot recommend him highly enough.