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Ibuprofen Painkiller

Published on 10th October 2017

What is Ibuprofen Ibuprofen is a commonly used painkiller which comes from a group of drugs called NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Another drug commonly found in this group is aspirin. Ibuprofen can be used to ease mild to moderate pain, for example if you have any dental pain, back pain, headaches or period pains. Ibuprofen […]

Jock Itch

Published on 27th September 2017

What is jock itch? Jock itch is a skin fungal infection, medically known as tinea cruris. Jock itch mainly affects adult men, though women can also develop it. The fungi are commonly found on the skin and nails and are quite harmless. Jock itch got its name because it tends to develop in active, sportsmen […]

Inflammatory bowel disease – Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis

Published on 27th September 2017

What is inflammatory bowel disease? Inflammatory bowel disease is the chronic inflammation of all or part of your digestive system(gut). Inflammatory bowel disease is the term used for two conditions, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Both conditions can be debilitating and lead to complications. What is the difference between inflammatory bowel disease and ulcerative colitis? […]

Nail Fungal Infections

Published on 25th September 2017

A fungal infection can affect any part of the body but it is only when they overgrow does an infection occur and can include common infections such as Athlete’s foot, Jock itch, Thrush and ringworm. Fungi love warm, moist areas of the body especially folds in the skin (such as between your toes). A fungal […]

Acne, Facial Spots and Pimples

Published on 6th September 2017

What is Acne? Acne is a common skin condition that affects most people at some point in their lives, it is so common it is almost considered a normal part of growing up. Generally, boys are affected more than girls and the severity can range from mild to severe. What are the Symptoms of Acne? […]

Thyroid (TSH) Problems

Published on 24th August 2017

What is the thyroid? The thyroid is a small butterfly shaped gland where hormones are produced and released into the bloodstream. The major hormones the gland makes are called T4 or thyroxine and T3 or triiodothyronine. The production of these hormones are stimulated by another hormone called thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). The thyroid hormones are […]

Male Menopause

Published on 29th July 2015

What is the male menopause? If we were to talk about ‘mid life crises’, ‘hot flushes’ and ‘mood swings’, most us would refer to the female menopause, few people would actually associate ‘mid life crises’ with men. As like the female menopause the male menopause is a collection of symptoms that result due to a […]

Alcohol Information

Published on 29th July 2015

What is alcohol? Alcohol is found in drinks such as beer, lager, cider, wine, alco pops and spirits (whisky, vodka, gin, rum). All alcoholic drinks contain ethanol (pure alcohol). The strength, colour and taste of alcoholic drinks depend upon the amount of ethanol and the ingredients used, for example grapes, hops or grains. Alcohol has […]

Male Health

Published on 15th May 2015

In this section of the site we have aimed to cover illnesses and problems we believe to be the most frequent in men. Don’t forget, if you don’t find it under this section try our search facility as it may be under a different section. If the illness/condition you require information on is not on […]

Testicular cancer

Published on 9th May 2015

There are three types of cancer only men can suffer from – testicular cancer, prostate cancer and penile cancer. We have supplied information on all three of these disorders, which may help you to detect early signs of the disease. What are the testicles? The testicles are the male sex gland, they are two small […]

Prostate cancer

Published on 9th May 2015

What is the prostate gland? The prostate is a small gland found only in men. It lies below the bladder between the pubic bone and the rectum. It is shaped like a doughnut and surrounds the urethra (the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the penis). It is a vital part of the male […]

Penile cancer

Published on 9th May 2015

What is the penis? The penis is the external male genital organ. Inside the penis is the urethra, the tube through which urine and semen exit the body. The head of the penis is called the glans and at birth the glans is covered by a loosepiece of skin, known as foreskin. What is cancer […]

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