Asthma is a long-term condition causing breathlessness, wheezing, coughing and chest tightness. In most cases, asthma can be kept under control by using asthma inhalers. Inhalers provide medication directly to the lungs, making them an easy and efficient way to take asthma medication. The various inhalers work in different ways, but all give fast relief for asthma symptoms, by relaxing muscles that cause the airways to narrow and helping the user to breathe easily again. ... Read more
Hormonal contraceptives are available in the market for women as either injections or implants. These implants slowly release hormones in the bloodstream over regular intervals of time providing protection against pregnancy. If used the right way, contraceptive implants can be very effective. ... Read more
Cystitis is a urinary tract infection and is usually caused by bacteria getting into the bladder. Honeymoon cystitis, is cystitis specifically related to sex. In spite of the name, it can occur any time a woman has sex, usually when she has not had sex for a long time or the first time she has sex. Cystitis may clear up on its own, but sometimes needs treatment. Your doctor can test a urine sample to see if it is cystitis and not another condition like thrush. ... Read more
Acid reflux is more widely referred to as heartburn or acid indigestion and is typically experienced as a burning sensation in the chest. This is felt internally behind the breastbone usually after eating. Acid reflux is more prevalent in western countries due to the increased likelihood of obesity and associated lifestyle factors triggering the symptoms associated with heartburn. ... Read more
There are many reasons why adults may experience acne. Common causes are stress and hormonal fluctuations (i.e. menopause or hormonal medications). Medications such as Lithium, corticosteroids and anti-seizure drugs can also cause acne in adults.
While Orlistat (Xenical) can be very effective at helping you lose weight, it can only do so successfully if you follow a proper diet plan. Orlistat blocks the process in the gut that breaks down fat and sends it throughout the body for storage. This means that the fat you eat, will pass through your digestive system, without being absorbed by the body. Your doctor will likely recommend dietary choices and daily calorie targets, so you can get the most out of your treatment. ... Read more
A contraceptive diaphragm is a type of birth control. It is made of silicone or latex material and can be inserted against the lining of the cervix to create a seal against the male discharge.
Amlodipine (Norvasc) is prescribed to treat high blood pressure. It does this by opening up the blood vessels to improve your blood flow. However, it can also come with some unpleasant side effects. The most common of these are nausea, headaches, mild swelling and stomach pain. To avoid these side effects, you might be looking for an alternative. ... Read more