What can be done at home to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)?
Lifestyle measures that help to manage urinary symptoms can help to manage BPH. Avoiding alcohol and caffeine, and not drinking fluids for a couple of hours before bed can reduce the need to urinate f…
What can trigger a cold sore?
An outbreak of cold sores can be caused by stress, sunlight or wind exposure, having a cold, the flu or another infection, and menstruation.
What causes Meniere's disease?
In Meniere's disease, a build-up of fluid in the inner ear causes the pressure to rise. Damage caused by this increase in pressure is thought to disrupt the flow of hearing and balance signals from th…
What causes osteoarthritis?
Sometimes the cause of osteoarthritis is unknown. Other times, osteoarthritis is a result of other problems, such as rheumatoid arthritis or injury.
What causes osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis results from an imbalance in the bone remodelling cycle, which occurs because of menopause, ageing, or as a result of a range of disorders.
What causes short stature?
Short stature can be the result of many factors. The most common cause is simply coming from a family background of short height, and/or drawing the ‘short stick’ in the genetic ‘luck of the dra…
What factors increase the risk of mental health problems during pregnancy?
Anyone can experience depression or anxiety during pregnancy. Usually there is no one cause, but a range of contributing factors: having a history of mental health problems prior to pregnancy; having…
What happens if ice addiction develops during pregnancy?
Newborn babies born to mothers using ice can sustain damage from the drug and suffer from a number of problems, including withdrawal symptoms in the weeks after birth, lower birth weight and smaller h…
What is a cold sore?
Cold sores, sometimes referred to as oral herpes, are small blisters or lesions on the mouth, which are caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV).
What is a kidney stone?
Kidney stones are small, solid lumps that form in one or both of the kidneys and can move into other parts of the urinary tract. Large kidney stones can get stuck in the thin tubes (ureters) that conn…