The side effects of the morning after pill may vary depending upon which one you take. Levonelle and ww.drfelix.co.uk/treatment/ellaone/">ellaOne contain different active ingredients, therefore their mechanism of action and side effects can be different. Common side effects of Levonelle are headache, nausea and depression (sometimes severe). Some other side effects such as breast discomfort, changes in libido, dizziness, fatigue, changes in appetite, skin disorders and menstrual changes can also occur, although their frequency is not yet known. ... Read more
‘Traveller’s diarrhoea’ is the term used to describe diarrhoea experienced by people travelling to foreign countries. It is most common in young adults and can affect up to 60% of travellers. High risk destinations include Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America and the condition is most likely to occur in people travelling from developed to developing countries. In the majority of cases, traveller’s diarrhoea can last for 5-8 days and can therefore be limiting to a holiday experience as well as a health concern. As diarrhoea often leads to dehydration, it is important to rehydrate the body by drinking plenty of fluids (preferably water, fruit juice or soup) and avoiding dairy, coffee and alcohol. ... Read more
Acne results from clogged pores. Pores can become blocked due to dirt or bacteria on the skin. This causes a build-up of sebum (secretions by skin glands), which can lead to acne. All acne treatments aim to suppress skin infection and open up pores in order to remove the sebum blockage. Acne treatments come in a variety of forms: topical gels, ointments, medicines, patches, antibiotics etc. One of the quickest way to clear up acne is by using a combination of antibiotic, topical gel and improving your lifestyle (Misery, et al., 2015). ... Read more
Many men are born with naturally curved penises, but Peyronie’s disease is a condition that develops over time. As men age, they may experience curvature of the penis, this is called Peyronie’s disease. Peyronie’s is thought to be caused by tiny tears in the penile tissue that may occur as the penis bends during sexual activity. If the curvature does not interfere with sexual activity or cause any discomfort, it is not a cause for concern. But for some men, Peyronie’s can cause penis pain, erectile dysfunction and sexual difficulties. If a curved penis causes any of these issues, it may be beneficial to seek help from your doctor. A doctor may recommend medication or surgery to treat Peyronie’s if it is causing significant pain, discomfort or anxiety or if it is interfering with sexual activity. ... Read more
HRT (hormone replacement therapy) is a treatment that introduces oestrogen or other hormones into the body, usually to help replace lost hormones or low hormone levels. Most commonly, oestrogen will be used almost exclusively in HRT, and it is typically given to women who are entering menopause or who have had a hysterectomy. ... Read more
High blood pressure (hypertension), can easily be measured. However, sometimes people do not realise they are suffering from high blood pressure. At times a person’s blood pressure can rise suddenly due to an underlying condition. Under such conditions, knowing the signs and symptoms properly can help a person get immediate medical assistance. ... Read more
Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the UK. Chlamydia can affect both men and women and is a highly contagious STI. Chlamydia does not necessarily show visible symptoms hence it can go undetected for long periods. Chlamydia is most commonly found in young adults under the age of 25 in the UK. It can spread much easier since majority of the people infected with the chlamydia bacteria are unaware of the infection showing no symptoms as is found in most people who test positive for chlamydia. ... Read more
Unfortunately, some hair loss can be permanent, but there are several things you can do to help promote new hair growth as quickly as possible.