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Self-Care for the flu season

  • 23 Oct, 2017
  • Prescription Doctor

Self-care is important at all times of year, but never more so than in the flu season. The increased prevalence of viral illnesses at this time of year mean misery for many of us. But there are plenty of ways to proactively take care of yourself this winter.Prevention is better than cure - minimise your risk of becoming illStaying healthy is, obviously, preferable to coming down with a cold or the flu. There are several things you can do to r...

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When does Arthritis Flare up?

  • 17 Oct, 2017
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The term arthritis covers a group of conditions involving inflammation of one or more joints. The conditions fall loosely into two categories, degenerative (wear and tear based) and inflammatory (autoimmune based). The most common of these are osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis respectively. Arthritis needs to be properly diagnosed by a doctor, but you can find out more about the different types of arthritis here.A flare is, put simply...

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Which Arthritis do I have?

  • 16 Oct, 2017
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The word arthritis means inflammation of a joint or joints. The inflammation is usually accompanied by pain, and can be caused by many underlying disorders. Conditions labelled arthritis fall under two main categories, inflammatory, and degenerative. This article looks at the most common conditions associated with each category, Osteoarthritis, and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Information regarding other, less common, forms of arthritis can be found...

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How to tell the difference between a common cold and the flu

  • 13 Oct, 2017
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Everyone has heard someone exclaim 'I've got the flu', when they have a cold. Influenza (flu) and the common cold are caused by different viruses. So, while they share similarities, they are separate conditions. So, how do you work out which you have? Let's start with a look at the most common symptoms.Cold Symptoms Sore throat Runny nose Sneezing Cough - usually productive (producing phlegm) Aching joints and muscles, ranging in severity...

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Erectile Dysfunction

  • 02 Oct, 2017
  • Prescription Doctor

Millions of men suffer with erectile dysfunction, also known as ED. While it can be embarrassing to talk about, this medical condition is actually common. The good news is that it can be effectively treated with drugs and other medical options. If you are dealing with erectile dysfunction, the first thing you need to do is learn more about it.What Is Erectile Dysfunction?Simply put, erectile dysfunction occurs when a man has consistent and re...

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