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

  1. What is Norovirus and How Do you Avoid it?

    What is Norovirus and How Do you Avoid it?
    What is Norovirus? Norovirus is also known as the winter vomiting bug. However, there isn’t just one virus that can cause it. Norovirus is the name given to a group of viruses that can cause gastroenteritis – also known as sickness and diarrhoea. It’s one of the most common stomach bugs in the UK, and is estimated to affect 600,000...
  2. Mental Health Statistics UK 2019

    Mental Health Statistics UK 2019
    Every day in the UK, 266 people search online for how to commit suicide.  More Google searches for ‘help for anxiety’ are made between midnight and 2 am than at any other time of day.  NHS services in Devon and Derby each prescribe more antidepressants than any other part of the UK.  Twice as many searches for the term ‘I am...
  3. World AIDS Day: The HIV Rash and Other Symptoms to Look Out For

    World AIDS Day: The HIV Rash and Other Symptoms to Look Out For
      As with any infection, your body will display a number of symptoms that are sometimes subtle, noticeable, painful, or unpleasant. Your body has a way of letting you know something is wrong, some people choose to ignore these warning signs but the majority simply don’t know the symptoms, particularly of HIV. Knowing the symptoms of HIV is so important...
  4. Gender Diversity in STEM: The State of Pharmaceutical Leadership

    Gender Diversity in STEM: The State of Pharmaceutical Leadership
    • The pharmaceutical industry (big pharma) is consistently making headlines for better or worse, and we decided to find out a little bit more. Last year, Assured Pharmacy took a look at the landscape of the pharmaceutical industry based on the 10 biggest players in the game with some interesting results. This year, with no update in sight we...
  5. Can you take Viagra if you don’t have ED?

    Can you take Viagra if you don’t have ED?
      The use of Viagra has moved on from being a godsend treatment for older men suffering from erectile dysfunction, today there is a culture of young men taking Viagra recreationally in the hopes of having better sexual experiences or avoiding any embarrassing mishaps in the bedroom (i.e the fear of not being able to get it up). But is...
  6. What’s the Difference Between Bacterial Vaginosis and Thrush?

    What’s the Difference Between Bacterial Vaginosis and Thrush?
    Both bacterial vaginosis and thrush are very common conditions associated with women, but they’re often misunderstood and misdiagnosed. One condition can often be confused for the other but they’re treated in different ways and it’s important to know whether you have BV or thrush so you get the right treatment. We’re here to clear these infections up, both literally and...
  7. How to Tell if You Need Flu Treatment

    How to Tell if You Need Flu Treatment
      Nobody enjoys being ill, especially during the winter when it can be a struggle to get warm at the best of times.  Most of the time, a scratchy throat and blocked nose can be explained by the common cold virus, and you should be back to normal within a week. However, there are times that it can be difficult...
  8. The Flu Jab – Why You Should Have it This Winter

    The Flu Jab – Why You Should Have it This Winter
    Winter is only just around the corner, and it’s the season for cold weather, festivities, and wrapping up warm. But before you start getting cosy and turning up the thermostat at home, there’s something else you should think about first. Winter is also the season that flu is rife. The common viruses spread easy in cold temperatures, and flu season...
  9. What happens if you stop taking finasteride for hair loss?

    What happens if you stop taking finasteride for hair loss?
      Finasteride for hair loss is taken to restore lost hair, to give you a fuller, more lustrous look. It’s taken long term to retain this regrowth, but what happens if you stop taking this drug, will your hair remain the same?  Not quite, finasteride is the type of medicine that works for as long as it is taken, and...
  10. What Will Happen to Your Medicines Post-Brexit?

    What Will Happen to Your Medicines Post-Brexit?
      Brexit has been looming for a while now but the pressure has increased in recent weeks as we approach the deadline and concerns over the supply of medicine rise. A report was released recently detailing what could happen in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The Yellowhammer report suggests there could be disruptions to the supply of medicine...

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