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Hair Loss

Losing your hair isn't usually anything to be worried about, but it can be upsetting. Treatment may help with some types of hair loss. Causes of hair loss It's normal to lose hair. We can lose between 50 and 100 hairs a day, often without noticing. Hair loss isn't usually anything to be worried about, […]

Osteoporosis

Treating osteoporosis involves treating and preventing fractures, and using medicines to strengthen bones. Although a diagnosis of osteoporosis is based on the results of your bone density scan, the decision about what treatment you need, if any, is based on a number of other factors including your: age sex risk of breaking a bone previous injury history If […]

Antacids

Antacids are medicines that counteract (neutralise) the acid in your stomach to relieve indigestion and heartburn. They come as a liquid or chewable tablets and can be bought from pharmacies and shops without a prescription. When antacids are used Antacids may help if you have: indigestion heartburn or acid reflux – also known as gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) a stomach ulcer gastritis (inflammation of […]

Cystitis

WHAT IS CYSTITIS? Cystitis, a common type of urinary tract infection (UTI), is characterised by inflammation of the bladder. It is more of a nuisance than a serious concern, causing many women to seek fast and effective treatment. Cystitis affects more women than men. This is due to the fact that women have a smaller […]

Hay Fever Relief

WHAT IS HAY FEVER? Hay fever is the most common seasonal non-infectious allergy in the UK, affecting between up to 30% of all adults and nearly 40% of children.(https://waojournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1939-4551-7-12) The Met Office have recently reported that 1 in 5 of the UK population will suffer from hay fever symptoms in 2019. Clinically referred to as […]

Period Pain

Period pain is common and a normal part of your menstrual cycle. Most women get it at some point in their lives. It's usually felt as painful muscle cramps in the tummy, which can spread to the back and thighs. The pain sometimes comes in intense spasms, while at other times it may be dull but more […]

Antifungals

Antifungal medicines are used to treat fungal infections, which most commonly affect your skin, hair and nails. You can get some antifungal medicines over the counter from your pharmacy, but you may need a prescription from your GP for other types. Infections antifungals can treat Fungal infections commonly treated with antifungals include: ringworm athlete's foot […]

Dandruff

Dandruff is a common skin condition. It's not harmful and you cannot catch it. Check if it's dandruff Dandruff causes white or grey flakes of skin to appear on the scalp and in the hair The flakes are often more noticeable in darker hair and if they fall from your scalp on to your shoulders. […]

Head Lice and Nits

Head lice and nits are very common in young children and their families. They do not have anything to do with dirty hair and are picked up by head-to-head contact. Check if it's head lice Head lice are small insects, up to 3mm long. They can be difficult to spot in your hair. Head lice […]

Piles (Haemorrhoids)

Piles (haemorrhoids) are lumps inside and around your bottom (anus). They often get better on their own after a few days. There are things you can do to treat and prevent piles. Check if it's piles Symptoms of piles include: bright red blood after you poo an itchy anus feeling like you still need to poo […]

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