Medical Advice and Guides by Doctor-4-U For Your Health

  1. UK shortage of generic Dihydrocodeine

    The UK is currently experiencing a shortage of the generic pain medication, Dihydrocodeine. This painkiller is indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe pain, and is part of the opioid family of medicines. Unfortunately, due to the shortage, Doctor4U has no stock available of generic dihydrocodeine until the uk-wide problem is fixed. Branded Dihydrocodeine Luckily, there are other options...
  2. Is Sertraline Really Linked to Sudden Deaths?

    Is Sertraline Really Linked to Sudden Deaths?
    News broke recently that popular antidepressant drug, sertraline, has been linked to two sudden deaths in the UK within the last 12 months, but should you be panicking about your prescriptions? We’ve worked out the odds to put your mind at rest. The facts that we know about both deaths: A 24-year-old male and a 28 year old female were...
  3. How to Deal With Sleep Deprivation

    How to Deal With Sleep Deprivation
    Many people look forward to curling up in bed after a long hard day and drifting off into the land of nod, while just as many people dread this time of the day. Sleep is an essential part of our wellbeing, it helps our bodies to heal, recover and refresh our energy levels ready to kickstart the new day ahead...
  4. No Smoking Day – The best ways to quit smoking

    No Smoking Day – The best ways to quit smoking
    No Smoking Day – The best ways to quit smoking It’s National No Smoking Day here in Britain and health groups across the country are promoting the many benefits of quitting smoking, plus the various methods and support groups that can be followed to achieve this goal. Here we want to focus on some of the simplest yet effective methods...
  5. International Women’s Day - Your Body Your Choice

    International Women’s Day - Your Body Your Choice
    International Women’s Day - Your Body, Your Choice This international women’s day, we wanted to focus on women's choices when it comes to reproduction. The female reproductive system is often a topic of discussion, and usually, it's controversial. Even in the 21st century, there are politicians and religious institutes that believe a woman's body isn't her choice. There are still...
  6. Rare Disease Day -  Cystinosis  

    Rare Disease Day -  Cystinosis   
    Rare Disease Day -  Cystinosis    What is cystinosis? You’d be forgiven if you’ve never heard of cystinosis. The condition is so rare that only 2000 people worldwide are diagnosed with it, with only 2 or 3 new cases each year in the UK. Cystinosis is a genetic metabolic disease where the body is unable to get rid of excess...
  7. Rare Disease Day – Cauda Equina Syndrome

    Rare Disease Day – Cauda Equina Syndrome
    Rare Disease Day - Cauda Equina Syndrome   What is Cauda Equina Syndrome? Cauda Equina Syndrome is a rare but extremely serious condition. It is classified by the compression of the lumbar (low-back) spinal cord which contains a large group of nerves. In this part of the spine, the nerves branch together and appear similar to a horse’s tail, hence...
  8. Pregabalin and Gabapentin – Latest Drugs to be Re-classified

    Pregabalin and Gabapentin – Latest Drugs to be Re-classified
    Pregabalin and Gabapentin – Latest Drugs to be Controlled From April 1st 2019, both pregabalin and gabapentin are set to have stricter regulations and become a category 3 controlled drug. Whilst they'll still be available on prescription to those that need them, moving them to a higher controlled category means that there will be tighter regulations around them. You'll now...
  9. Myth Busting Viagra

    Myth Busting Viagra
    The little blue pill, otherwise known as Viagra has been improving the sex lives of millions of men since the 90s and has gathered a lot of attention in this time. Pfizer’s ‘magic’ discovery prompted a lot of discussion as well as a few myths attached to the popular medication. Some of these myths or rumours, however, have been an...
  10. Reports of positive HIV test halts adult film productions in Europe.

    Reports of positive HIV test halts adult film productions in Europe.
    Adult film productions in Europe halted due to HIV-positive rumours HIV test in progress via a finger-prick blood test For most of us, an occupational hazard may be nothing more than moving and handling, or staring at a screen for so long that your eyes go funny. Unfortunately, for many actors across Europe, their occupational hazards include the risk of...

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