Can asthma medication be taken during pregnancy?
Most asthma medications are safe to take during pregnancy. It is very important that pregnant women have very good control of their asthma to ensure the best possible health for themselves and their b…
Can hypertension lead to more serious conditions?
Hypertension can lead to more serious conditions including stroke, heart attack, heart failure, kidney failure and vision loss.
Can I just get my nutrients from a vitamin and mineral supplement?
While vitamin and mineral supplements may be recommended for some people, it is usually better to get your nutrients from whole foods.
Can medications help me lose weight?
There are some medications, such as orlistat and phentermine, that can assist with weight loss. They are not suitable for everyone and are usually only considered for people who have a significant amo…
Can Meniere's disease be prevented?
Meniere's disease cannot be prevented from occurring in the first place. However, treating symptoms early and taking medications as prescribed by your doctor can help to prevent or reduce attacks.
Can rosacea cause acne?
Rosacea and acne are two different conditions with two different disease processes. However, it is possible for acne and rosacea to occur at the same time.
How are blocked milk ducts treated?
Blocked ducts can often unblock by themselves after a day or two. Massage and warm compresses, soaking the breast in warm water, improving feeding technique, more frequent feeds, continuing to breastf…
How can I prevent getting cold sores?
To prevent contracting the herpes simplex virus that causes cold sores: Avoid kissing someone with a cold sore; Avoid oral sex if your partner has genital herpes; and; Avoid sharing food, cutlery …
How common is jaundice in newborn babies?
Around three of every five (60%) full-term babies and four of every five (80%) premature babies show some signs of jaundice.
How do I know that my baby is getting enough milk?
A healthy and well-fed baby, that has attached properly to the nipple, will stop feeding when it is no longer hungry. A well-fed baby gains weight, has several wet nappies a day, and is calm and happy…
How is an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament diagnosed?
During a physical examination, your doctor will check for signs of swelling, instability and reduced movement. A type of scan called magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is commonly used to confirm the di…