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Delaying Periods

Published on 19th April 2018

Although periods are a natural and normal part of being a woman there may be times when you wish to delay a period. This could be due to an up and coming holiday or special event when it would be more convenient to delay your period until a later date.  There is no guaranteed way […]

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 […]

Viagra

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 […]

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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 […]

Gestational Diabetes

Published on 28th March 2018

Gestational diabetes and diabetes in pregnancy Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes that develops or is discovered during pregnancy and then usually disappears when the pregnancy is over. Gestational diabetes occurs in approximately 1 in 20 pregnancies. What causes gestational diabetes? Gestational diabetes can develop during pregnancy, because the pregnancy hormones make it harder […]

Treating type 1 diabetes

Published on 28th March 2018

Treatments for type 1 diabetes There isn’t a cure for type 1 diabetes so the primary aim of treatment is to keep blood glucose levels as near to normal as possible. The quicker levels are brought under control the better the long term prospect of damage. You will be under the care of a team that will […]

Living with Diabetes

Published on 28th March 2018

Daily care Whatever diabetes you have, it is very important that you come to terms with it and take responsibility for your every day care. The more you understand your condition and how it affects you, the better you will be able to control it. Much of the daily care involves trying to keep blood […]

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 […]

Hypoglycaemia

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 […]

Hyperglycaemia

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 […]