Author: Nicole Taylor

What is Bacterial Vaginosis?

What is Bacterial Vaginosis? (BV) BV is the most common cause of vaginal infections in women of childbearing age and is caused by a particular bacteria that can cause a pH imbalance in the vagina. There are a number of factors that can affect the pH balance of your vagina, including getting your period, taking antibiotics, over-washing, using an IUD and semen if you have sex without a condom.  BV is not a sexually transmitted infection and it should not cause you any irritation or discomfort. U   Many women confuse BV with Thrush, but they are very different...

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Hair loss in women

Losing your hair as woman can be distressing and knock your confidence, but you are not alone. Around 1 in 4 women in the UK experience hair loss every year. Types of hair loss There are many different types of hair loss ranging from thinning to complete baldness and it can occur gradually or suddenly and in the old or the young. Hair loss can be hereditary or it can be impacted by lifestyle factors such as extreme stress, medical treatments or health conditions. U Did you know that after giving birth it is common for hair to fall...

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Do I have thrush?

Having thrush is normal – around 75% of women will experience it at least once in their lives* Thrush is a yeast infection caused by the over production of a fungus called Candida. This happens when your immune system is weak or when you are stressed and the good bacteria can’t keep Candida under control. Symptoms of thrush Thrush can be uncomfortable and symptoms can differ for different people. Symptoms range from mild to moderate, but can become more complicated in some cases. Symptoms include: Itching or soreness White discharge Pain during sex Stinging while going to the toilet...

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An expert’s guide to dealing with… Psoriasis

Only those with Psoriasis truly understand how hard it can be to deal with. Psoriasis causes red, flaky, crusty patches of skin often covered in silvery scales. What causes Psoriasis? People with psoriasis have an increased production of skin cells which creates the patches of skin associated with psoriasis. Here’s our expert advice on how to cope with symptoms and stresses related to psoriasis. Know your triggers Psoriasis symptoms are often ‘triggered’ by different factors Knowing your triggers may help you avoid a flare-up in the future. Triggers can include, but aren’t limited to: Cuts, scrapes, insect bites or...

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4 ways to make managing your medication easier

For anyone taking regular medication the thought of managing multiple medications can be daunting, from what time of day to take them to taking them with or without food, it’s a lot to take in. Taking prescribed medicines in the right way is important to your health – it’s easy to make mistakes without even realising it. There are things you can do to make life that little bit easier with a range of prescription services and expert advice from a pharmacist. 1 NHS Electronic Prescription Service* This is an NHS funded service which allows you to manage your...

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