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Myocardial infarction (MI) is usually caused by a blood clot that stops blood flow in a heart (coronary) artery. You should call for an ambulance immediately if you develop severe chest pain. Treatment with a 'clot busting' drug or an emergency procedure to restore the blood flow through the blocked artery are usually done as soon as possible to prevent damage to your heart muscle. Other treatments help to ease the pain and prevent complications. Reducing risk factors can help to prevent an MI. Read More Eczema is sometimes called dermatitis which means 'inflammation of the skin'. There are different types of eczema. The most common type is atopic eczema.
In this type of eczema there is a typical pattern of skin inflammation which causes the symptoms. Atopic eczema is an inflammation of the skin which tends to flare-up from time to time. It usually starts in early childhood. There is no 'cure', but treatment can usually control or ease symptoms. Read More Most adults in the UK have had chickenpox as a child, and so are immune to chickenpox. However, about 3 in 1000 pregnant women develop chickenpox. If you have chickenpox when pregnant, you are likely to make a full recovery. However, serious complications occur in a small number of cases.
If you are pregnant and have not had chickenpox in the past (or are not sure), and come into contact with somebody with chickenpox or shingles, then see a doctor as soon as possible. If you are not immune you can be given treatment which may reduce the risk to you and your baby. If you develop chickenpox whilst pregnant, see a doctor immediately for advice on treatment. Read More Bipolar disorder is sometimes called manic depression or bipolar affective disorder. In this condition you have periods where your mood ('affect') is in one extreme or another: Bipolar disorder is a serious, chronic (long-term) condition where you have periods of depression ('lows') and periods of mania or hypomania ('highs'). Treatment with 'mood stabilisers' such as lithium or anticonvulsant medicines aims to keep your mood within normal limits. One extreme is called depression, where you feel 'low' and have other symptoms. The other extreme is called mania (or hypomania if symptoms are less severe), where you feel 'high' or elated along with other symptoms.
Read More Drinking too much alcohol can lead to three types of liver conditions - fatty liver, hepatitis, and cirrhosis. You are unlikely to develop these problems if you drink within the recommended safe limits detailed below. For all types of liver disease caused by alcohol, the main treatment is to stop drinking alcohol completely. liver The liver is in the upper right part of the abdomen. Its functions include: Storing glycogen, a chemical made from sugars. When required, glycogen is broken down into glucose which is released into the bloodstream. Read more This leaflet is for people who are at risk of developing mouth problems such as dry mouth, thrush infection of the mouth (oral thrush), bad breath, inflammation and mouth ulcers. This includes people who are unwell with serious illness, or who are having chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
Good mouth care can prevent some problems from developing, or prevent minor problems from getting worse. "If possible, do the following either yourself or with the help of a carer. Read More Dental plaque is a soft deposit that forms on the surface of teeth. It contains many types of bacteria (germs). You can usually remove plaque quite easily by tooth brushing and cleaning between teeth. Calculus is hardened calcified plaque. It is sometimes called tartar. It sticks firmly to teeth.
Generally, it can only be removed by a dentist or dental hygienist, with special instruments. A build-up of plaque and calculus can lead to inflamed and infected gums. Read More Crohn's disease is a condition that causes inflammation of the wall of the gut. Any part of the gut can be affected. This can lead to various symptoms (detailed below). Crohn's disease is named after Dr Crohn, the person who first described the disease in the 1930s. Understanding the gut. Crohn's disease is a condition where there is inflammation in the gut.
The disease flares up from time to time. Symptoms vary, depending on the part of the gut affected and the severity of the condition. Read More Many people find that they become more forgetful as they become older. This is common and is often not due to dementia. There are also other disorders such as depression and an underactive thyroid that can cause memory problems. Dementia is the most serious form of memory problem. It causes a loss of mental ability, and other related symptoms. Dementia can be caused by various diseases or disorders which affect the parts of the brain involved with thought processes.
Read More The contraceptive patch is stuck onto the skin so that the two hormones are continuously delivered to the body. There is one combined contraceptive patch available in the UK called Evra®. A combined hormone form of contraception, containing oestrogen and progestogen hormones. It is essentially the same type of contraception as the combined oral contraceptive pill but it is used in a patch form. Some disadvantages - Some women have skin irritation. Despite its discreet design, Read More Most need to be used until you have gone through the menopause or are aged 55 years. An overview of all the different types is given here. Although pregnancy is less likely around the menopause, over the age of 40 years it is still important to use contraception.
There are various different types of contraception available. Although you are less likely to ovulate (produce an egg) every month, your ovaries will still be producing some eggs and, for this reason, Read More It contains two hormones, an oestrogen and a progestogen. The combined oral contraceptive pill (COCP) is often just called the pill. If you take it correctly it is a very effective form of contraception. Correct use means not missing any pills, and taking extra contraceptive precautions when necessary for example, when taking antibiotics - see below. It is over 99% effective if used correctly.