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

  1. The Skincare Low-Down: ‘Lockdown Skin’ & The Best Skincare Products To Treat It

    The Skincare Low-Down: ‘Lockdown Skin’ & The Best Skincare Products To Treat It
    Dry, combination, oily, acne-prone, the list goes on when it comes to problematic skin and while most of us have been indoors for the past few months due to the pandemic, many people are reporting a worsening of their skin condition. Stress, poor indoor air quality, lack of sun, and dramatic changes to our routine including diet and sleep are...
  2. How to stay safe during COVID-19 if you’re an asthma sufferer

    How to stay safe during COVID-19 if you’re an asthma sufferer
    Asthma patients are in the high-risk groups of those more likely to suffer complications from COVID-19. The NHS states that there are two types of groups, those who are clinically extremely vulnerable (high risk), and those that are clinically vulnerable (moderate risk). Asthma falls into both of these groups, but how do you know which one applies to you?  This...
  3. Your Health During COVID-19: Sexual Health

    Your Health During COVID-19: Sexual Health
    Why you shouldn’t meet someone for sex during lockdown One of the many things which has been affected by the COVID-19 lockdown is our sexual wellbeing. Whether you’re married, single or currently have a partner (or several even), the current circumstances across the world will be impacting this part of your life to some degree. Keeping your sexual health in...
  4. Your Health During COVID-19: Why You’re Experiencing Vivid Dreams & Insomnia

    Your Health During COVID-19: Why You’re Experiencing Vivid Dreams & Insomnia
        Insomnia and vivid dreams are the topics of some popular discussions that have been circulating since the country went into lockdown with many people asking, ‘what’s going on with these weird dreams I’m having?’, or ‘what’s happened to my sleeping pattern?’ and ‘why can’t I sleep at night?’. If these are the questions you’re asking, you’re not alone...
  5. Your Health During COVID-19: Weight & Obesity

    Your Health During COVID-19: Weight & Obesity
    When overeating during lockdown might become a problem  During lockdown, some people have noticed changes in their eating habits, with many noticing that they’re snacking more during the day as a result of being at home more. Whilst snacking doesn’t always cause problems, overeating over a prolonged amount of time can increase your risk of obesity, especially if you already...
  6. Will a face mask really protect you from COVID-19?

    Will a face mask really protect you from COVID-19?
    In some East Asian countries such as China, Hong Kong and Japan, it’s common to see people walking the streets wearing surgical masks, even without the threat of a global pandemic. However, in places such as the UK, USA, and most of Europe, wearing a face mask in public isn’t usually accepted as a norm unless we’re faced with the...
  7. 15 Myths About Eating Disorders Busted

    15 Myths About Eating Disorders Busted
    Eating disorder awareness week is fast approaching, and we thought it was a good time to take a look at some of the myths surrounding eating disorders and break them down, giving you the facts. Even in 2020, there’s still a lot of negative stigma surrounding eating disorders, and this is where many of the harmful myths come from, but...
  8. The Latest Changes to Online Prescribing - February 2020

    The Latest Changes to Online Prescribing - February 2020
      The world of online prescribing services is always evolving to serve the best interests of patients. Sometimes, it means that certain products are reviewed and restricted from online sale in order to make sure that patient safety stays at the top of everybody’s priority list Last summer, we saw one of the biggest restrictions to date, with online prescribing...
  9. Endometriosis: What is it and what are the signs?

    Endometriosis: What is it and what are the signs?
    Endometriosis is a condition that’s beginning to be highlighted with more and more women sharing their experiences in recent news, however, there is still a misunderstanding of the condition both from non-sufferers and the experts. This is a condition that causes excruciating pain and infertility in some women.  We want to shed light on a debilitating condition that affects 1...
  10. Everything You Need to Know About the Atkins Diet

    Everything You Need to Know About the Atkins Diet
    The famous Atkins diet has been in the public eye for over 40 years. But does the diet plan work? And are there any important Atkins statistics we should know about?    The Atkins diet is just one of many variants of low carb diets that have gained popularity and taken the weight loss industry by storm over the years. This...

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