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

  1. What is Maskne and How Can I Stop it?

    What is Maskne and How Can I Stop it?
    If you’ve been noticing pimples and redness around your mouth, nose, chin and cheeks lately, there’s a chance you might be experiencing maskne – blocked pores caused by friction and excess moisture on the skin. However, don’t be too quick to cast the masks aside – maskne is easily prevented and treated with over the counter products, so you should...
  2. Contraceptive Pill Shortages: What Are The Alternative Options Available?

    Contraceptive Pill Shortages: What Are The Alternative Options Available?
    If getting your normal brand of contraceptive pill has proven difficult these past few months it may not just be because of the coronavirus pandemic, contraceptive pill shortages have been a pandemic in itself for some months now. More and more women are facing difficulties getting access to their regular form of contraception, ‘the pill’, as it’s known. This is...
  3. Your Health During COVID-19: Anxiety

    Your Health During COVID-19: Anxiety
    The past few months since the COVID-19 pandemic began has been an anxious time for all of us, but if you already suffer from an anxiety disorder this can be a crippling time for you.  Panic attacks, separation anxiety, social anxiety, and generally feeling anxious have all been heightened by the current crisis. If this sounds like something you’ve been...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...

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