What is acne? Acne is a very common cause of spots in teenagers; it tends to last for an average of five years, although it can last longer and may persist into adulthood. Acne usually affects the face, back or chest. Acne can cause blackheads or whiteheads to form on the skin or in more severe cases, pus-filled spots or cysts which can become infected. In some cases, these spots can leave scarring on the skin after the acne has cleared up. Our GMC-registered, UK-based GPs will review your details...
Testosterone is the most important male hormone and is produced mainly in the testicles in men. Its production in the testicles is controlled by the hypothalamus and pituitary gland in the brain, which release hormones that activate the testicles to produce testosterone. Testosterone is carried in the blood bound to protein, and this bound protein cannot have any effect on the body. Only “unbound” or free testosterone can enter other cells of the body and have their effect.
Male pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia) is the most common form of hair loss in men. For some men, it can start in their 20s and occurs in 30% of men by the age of 30, and 50% of men by the age of 50. Over 6.5 million men are losing their hair. Pharmacy2U offer online consultations to help with this condition. If you are suffering from hair loss, act now and start your convenient and confidential, online hair loss consultation with a UK registered GP.
What is eczema? also known as Atopic dermatitis. It is the most common form of eczema and mainly affects children, but can often continue into adulthood. One in five children in the UK has eczema, and 35% of cases continue past the age of 16 years. Eczema is a long-term, or chronic, condition that causes the skin to become itchy, red, dry and cracked. In some cases the problem area can become infected, making things worse.
What is Psoriasis? Psoriasis is a skin condition that normally causes flaky red, raised patches covered with scales that are often referred to as plaques when on the skin. The plaques normally appear on the scalp, knees, elbows and lower back, but they can appear anywhere including the hands and feet and even the nails can be affected. The affected areas are often itchy and painful. Psoriasis affects about 1 in 50 people and men and women suffer in equal amounts.
What is Trichomoniasis and what are the main symptoms of Trichomoniasis?? Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the parasite Trichomonas Vaginalis (TV) Symptoms normally appear within 4 weeks of infection, but half of all infected people experience no symptoms. Trichomoniasis mainly affects the vagina and the urethra, also during pregnancy this can result in the premature birth of the baby as this is the main areas this parasite infects in women.
More than 20% of people in the UK are medically obese and a further third of the population are overweight. If you are obese (that is have a body mass index > 30), you are seriously damaging your health and are at an increased risk of arthritis, heart disease and diabetes. Clinically proven prescription treatments are available to help you to achieve your desired weight loss should you decided this is the route for you, so take action now before it is to late.
What is rosacea? Rosacea, which is also sometimes known as acne rosacea, is a skin condition affecting the chin, nose, cheeks and forehead. It normally starts with episodes of flushing, but can progress to permanent redness, spots and visible blood vessels. In severe cases, the nose can thicken and enlarge. Eyes can become dry and sore and the sufferer can experience eyelid inflammation. It affects women more than men and typically starts between the ages of 30 and 40.