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What to do after an asthma attack?

  • 18 Sep, 2019
  • Mohamed Imran Lakhi

With so many people suffering from asthma, it's often thought of as being a somewhat minor illness. However, every ten seconds, someone will suffer an asthma attack which can be life threatening if not dealt with quickly and calmly. Indeed, asthma attacks can be lethal, causing 3 deaths a day in the UK – many of which could be avoided if they were dealt with correctly.Below, we teach you how to respond to an asthma attack, to minimise t...

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What are the chances of becoming pregnant while on the pill?

  • 17 Sep, 2019
  • Mohamed Imran Lakhi

The contraceptive pill is still one of the most successful methods of preventing pregnancy today. But as with any other prescription medicine, how you take it will determine how effective it will be for you.When used as prescribed, the contraceptive pill can be greater than 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. In numbers, this means less than 1 out of 100 women will get pregnant on the pill each year.The pill works to prevent pregnancy in t...

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What causes 'Bacne' and how is it treated?

  • 16 Sep, 2019
  • Mohamed Imran Lakhi

When you think of acne, you will probably think of spots and pustules on your face. However, this is not the only place where acne can appear, and it can actually affect any area of the body that has hair follicles or oil secreting glands. These areas include the chest, shoulders, and back.'Bacne', as back acne is colloquially known, affects as many as 60% of people, but it is not something that is talked about. Whereas facial acne (which aff...

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Why do I keep getting thrush?

  • 11 Sep, 2019
  • Mohamed Imran Lakhi

What is thrush?Thrush is a common yeast infection that can affect men and women. Although it's relatively harmless, thrush can be quite uncomfortable, a little embarrassing, and may keep coming back despite repeated treatments.Thrush can affect several areas of the body, including the armpits, the groin, and the mouth, although it's far more common in the genital area. While thrush is not technically classed as a sexually transmitted infectio...

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How long does it take the contraceptive pill to work?

  • 06 Sep, 2019
  • Mohamed Imran Lakhi

A lot of women still prefer the contraceptive pill as a non-invasive option for preventing pregnancy these days. If you have decided to use the pill, you may be wondering when exactly it will start protecting you from becoming pregnant.While there is a general guide as to when you can expect the pill to take effect, there are other factors that will affect how long it will take the pill to start working. But first, let’s briefly look at...

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