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

  1. The PrEP Petition That Could Save Lives

    The PrEP Petition That Could Save Lives
    The PrEP Petition That Could Save Lives: This petition ended on June 12th, 2019 Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last couple of weeks, you’ll have probably heard about the government petitions service online. It hit the news most recently for the “Revoke Article 50” petition that gained over 5m signatures before parliament responded. However, hastily...
  2. Branded vs Generic Medication – What’s the Difference?

    Branded vs Generic Medication – What’s the Difference?
    Generic vs Branded Medication – What’s the Difference? Choosing medicine isn’t always the easiest task, especially when you need a fast solution to a medical problem and you’re faced with loads of options. Often, people see a recognisable brand and go for it without considering the price, but what if you could buy the exact same treatment for a...
  3. 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 both...
  4. 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...
  5. 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 out there for quitting the habit because quitting smoking...
  6. 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 some places in the world where women...
  7. 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 amino acid, cysteine. This acid...
  8. 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 its name; Cauda Equina. When...
  9. 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...
  10. 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 discussions as well as a few myths attached to the popular medication. Some of these myths or rumours, however, have been...

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