Heartburn is a burning feeling in the chest caused by stomach acid travelling up towards the throat (acid reflux). If it keeps happening, it's called gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD).
Asthma is a common condition that affects your lungs. Asthma can cause your airways to become irritated and swollen and this can affect how well you can breathe. The causes of asthma are not fully understood. But asthma symptoms can be made worse by many triggers such as household dust or cleaning products, pet dander or air pollutants. There is no cure for asthma. However, there are several treatments as well as simple advice on how to manage this long term condition.
In the UK, Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections. It is particularly common in sexually active teenagers and young adults, and is passed through sex without a condom. Most people with chlamydia do not know they have it and do not notice any symptoms, and left untreated, chlamydia can cause serious complications.
Erectile dysfunction is a common condition. It occurs more frequently with age, affecting up to 50% of men aged between 40-70, and up to 70% of men over the age of 70. In the UK there are several treatment options available to treat erectile dysfunction. These treatments have been found to be effective in up to 80% of men, and are considered safe and cost-effective.
Male pattern baldness is a common, genetic condition that leads to permanent hair loss. Male pattern baldness affects 50% of men over 50 years of age but can also affect men in their 20s. The hair loss in male pattern baldness starts as a thinning of the hair at the sides and on the top of the head. So it’s this “pattern” that defines the condition and separates it from other types of hair loss. While this form of hair loss in men isn’t serious and doesn’t need treatment, it is permanent and can be distressing. The loss of hair can affect your confidence and self-esteem. However, there are several treatment options available to stop your hair loss and even regrow new hair.
A migraine is normally a moderate to severe headache that causes a throbbing sensation, mostly on one side of the head. Unlike headaches, migraines are often followed by nausea, vomiting, and high sensitivity to light and sound.
Hormonal Contraception aids in preventing pregnancy. It is available as hormonal pills, patches, injections, implants, or Intra-Uterine Devices (IUD). Contraceptions prevent pregnancy by stopping ovulation, changing the cervical mucus, or making the uterus unwelcoming. Hormonal contraception may contain both the synthetic hormones oestrogen and progesterone or progesterone alone.
There are many reasons why you may choose to delay your period. Maybe you have a wedding or holiday planned and you want to delay your period until after the event. Likewise, you may wish to avoid the stress or discomfort of a period during a house move, job change or another stressful event such as exams. If you have a big event planned, consider taking period delay tablets, also known as Utovlan or Norethisterone, and you could delay your period by up to 17 days.
Different parts of your urinary tract, including your bladder (cystitis), urethra (urethritis), or kidneys (kidney infection) can be affected by urinary tract infections (UTIs). Bladder infections are very common and not normally serious if treated quickly. However, the infection can cause more serious issues if it spreads to the kidneys. Most UTIs though can be easily treated with antibiotics.
A healthy body weight leads to a night of more improved sleep, a healthy mind, and more productivity. Choosing the best weight management plan will assist you to rediscover yourself and give you more self-confidence and self-esteem.