Erectile dysfunction (ED), often referred to as impotence, is the inability to get or keep an erection for sexual intercourse. It is believed that half of all men between the ages of 40 and 70 are affected to some degree, though younger men can also experience the symptoms from time to time.
ED is highly treatable and the first step is to speak to a medical professional who can advise you on potential solutions, of which medication is one.Read More
According to a 2013 report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, the UK has the highest level of obesity in Western Europe. The study suggests that obesity levels in the UK have more than trebled in the last 30 years and by 2050, more than half the population could be obese.
The most commonly used measure for overweight and obese adults is the Body Mass Index (BMI) which measures body fat based on the height and weight of an individual man or woman.Read More
For many, hair loss occurs as a natural part of the ageing process and although it rarely needs to be medically treated, many seek medication for cosmetic and personal reasons. Depending on the severity of the condition, both non-prescription and prescription hair growth treatments are available.
The most common reason for hair loss in both sexes is Androgenetic Alopecia (AGA), more commonly known as male, and female pattern hair loss.Read More
Pharmacy-run stop smoking services provide access to help and support as well as advising on the best smoking cessation aids for your needs, these include Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) which has been proven to double and even triple your chances of quitting successfully.
Online pharmacy services can provide quick and easy access to the aides that you need, delivered directly to your door.Read More
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is the most effective and commonly used treatment to relieve the symptoms associated with menopause. It works by replacing low levels of the female hormones oestrogen and progesterone, which decline naturally as you approach the menopause.
The menopause, sometimes referred to as the "change of life" describes the period of time in which a woman stops menstruating.Read More
Acne is a disorder which affects the skin’s oil glands and hair follicles causing spots to appear – typically on the face. There is a link to changes in hormones during puberty, the menstrual cycle or pregnancy.
The small holes in your skin (pores) connect to oil glands beneath the skin. These glands produce an oily substance called ‘sebum’. The pores connect to the glands by a canal, called a follicle.Read More
Eczema is a condition which causes skin to become red, itchy, dry and cracked. It usually affects areas with folds of skin, such as the inside of elbows and knees, and around the neck and eyes and ears.
The most common form, atopic eczema or atopic dermatitis, affects one in five in children with 35% of cases continuing past the age of 16. One in twelve adults suffer from atopic eczema.Read More
Psoriasis is a skin condition diagnosed by the appearance of crusty, flaky, red patches covered with silvery scales that are often referred to as plaques when on the skin. It affects about 2% of the UK population and is not contagious.
Sufferers tend to get small patches of Psoriasis mainly on their elbows, lower back, knees and scalp, but they can appear anywhere, including the hands and feet and even the nails.Read More
For men, who are often reluctant to visit their GP to discuss health matters, let alone intimate issues, the emergence of legitimate online doctor and pharmacy services have provided a quick, easy and discreet way of managing their conditions.
This has become more relevant than ever before, as pressure continues to mount on the NHS resulting in certain ‘lifestyle’ medication only being accessible with a private prescription.Read More
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are passed by skin-to-skin contact, or contact with infected bodily fluids from the vagina or penis.
They are extremely common, however because they can be asymptomatic, many people may be unaware that they are infected. If you are concerned that you may have contracted an STD or STI we advise that you consider taking an at home test, even if you are not experiencing any symptoms.Read More