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Propecia (Finasteride)

Published on 18th April 2018

What is Propecia? Propecia is a prescription only drug for men, used for the treatment of male pattern baldness. Propecia is a brand name used for the drug finasteride. Finastride was first used under the brand name Proscar to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BHP), also known as an enlarged prostate. It was noticed that a […]

Hair Loss and Baldness

Published on 18th April 2018

Hair loss and baldness Hair is made up of a protein called Keratin and is produced in hair follicles which are found all over our bodies, except the palms of our hands and the soles of our feet.  The hair we can see is actually a string of dead keratin cells. An adult head has […]


Published on 17th April 2018

What is Viagra? Viagra is the brand name for a commonly recognised little blue, diamond shaped pill. It is a drug that helps men with impotence or erectile dysfunction. Viagra has now become available without prescription, it is hoped this will help many men who suffer from impotence but are embarrassed to seek help. Who […]

Type 2 Diabetes

Published on 28th March 2018

What is type 2 diabetes? Type 2 diabetes, also known as non insulin dependent diabetes, is the most common type of diabetes. Type 2 usually appears in older people (over 40) though as levels of obesity in the UK are rising, more and more younger people are being diagnosed. Type 2 happens when the pancreas fails to produce enough insulin to […]

Diabetes complications

Published on 28th March 2018

What complications can develop from diabetes? Complications can occur when diabetes is not kept under control, so is is very important to check levels regularly and attend regular check ups. Complications that can occur can include any of the following: (click the link for further information): Atherosclerosis Eye Problems- Retinopathy Diabetic Kidney disease Diabetic Neuropathy […]


Published on 28th March 2018

What is hypoglycaemia? If you take insulin or tablets to control diabetes you may occasionally suffer a ‘hypo’, this is more common with people who have type 1 diabetes. Hypo is short for hypoglycaemia and it occurs when blood sugar levels fall below normal. A normal glucose level should be between 4-6mmol/l before meals and less than […]


Published on 28th March 2018

What is hyperglycaemia? Hyperglycaemia occurs when your glucose levels become too high, usually above 7mmol/l before a meal and 8.5mmol/l 2 hours after a meal. The occasional high reading is not a problem but if levels become very high regularly your diabetes is not being controlled and this can lead to serious complications. What causes hyperglycaemia? Hyperglycaemia […]


Published on 26th March 2018

What is sinusitis? The sinuses are the air-filled cavities located behind your cheekbones and forehead. Sinusitis is the inflammation and swelling of the lining of the sinuses. There are 4 types of sinusitis: acute, subacute, chronic and recurrent. Acute sinusitis describes the sudden onset of cold like symptoms which include a stuffy nose and facial […]


Published on 20th March 2018

  What is contraception? Contraception or birth control is an artificial method or device used to prevent a woman from getting pregnant. A woman can become pregnant if a man’s sperm reaches one of her eggs, contraception keeps the sperm and the eggs apart or stops egg production to prevent pregnancy from happening.  In the […]

Yeast Infections of the skin, mouth and nails

Published on 23rd February 2018

What is a yeast infection of the skin? A yeast infection occurs when yeast-like fungi called candida grows on the skin causing a red, scaly, itchy rash to develop. There are more than 20 different types of candida and they most grow harmlessly on our skin but in warm, moist, creased areas such as armpits, […]

Type 1 Diabetes

Published on 6th December 2017

What is Type 1 Diabetes? Diabetes or diabetes mellitus to give its full name has two types, simply called type 1 and type 2, in this section we will be talking about type 1. For more information on type 2 diabetes click here. Type 1 diabetes, also known as insulin dependent diabetes, develops when the insulin producing cells in the pancreas have been […]

Sleep Apnoea

Published on 22nd November 2017

What is sleep apnoea? Sleep apnoea is a breathing problem that occurs when you are sleeping. The most common form is called obstructive sleep apnoea. Sleep apnoea can affect everyone at any age, the word apnoea is from the Greek and means “without breath”. What causes sleep apnoea? When we sleep our throat muscles relax […]