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Premature ejaculation – are you a sufferer? Causes & treatments

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It is estimated that premature ejaculation affects as much as 40% of men at some stage in their lives, yet the vast majority of us find it very difficult to speak about. Since sufferers can experience great stress in their relationships – as can their partners – it is important that we do more to understand it.

If you are a sufferer of premature ejaculation who follows the right steps, it may be that you can soon have exactly the kind of sex life you hope for. Read in full

Why it’s important to consult with a doctor before taking Viagra

Doctor taking blood pressure senior manWith all of the publicity surrounding ‘the little blue pill’, it may seem as though you could just borrow one from a friend to help you regain your sex life. But while Viagra is effective, and has relatively few side effects, it is a prescription-only medicine and must be taken under a doctor’s care.

Some patients are not good candidates for Viagra; due to certain medical conditions or other medications they are taking they may be at higher risk of side effects. Erectile dysfunction can be indicative of an underlying health condition that should be treated before considering Viagra, and still other cases of ED are psychological, requiring counselling and therapy instead of medication.

Learn why it is important that Viagra, and all other PDE-5 inhibitors, be taken only under a doctor’s care. Read in full

Acne and rosacea sufferers: changing your skincare routine for winter

Woman with new skincare routine for winterAlong with cold temperatures and wardrobe changes, winter brings its own set of skincare challenges. And if you have a skin condition like acne or rosacea you are probably keenly aware of how the cold winds and indoor heating can exacerbate them.

Before redness, chapped skin or further breakouts set in, why not overhaul your skincare routine for winter? With a few simple changes you can beat the discomfort and ensure the weather doesn’t wreak havoc on your skin. Read in full

Posted on in Acne, Rosacea

How long does sildenafil last?

man checking packet of sildenafilOne of the most common questions associated with sildenafil and other PDE-5 inhibitors is how long does it last?

As soon as a potential patient thinks of taking medicine for erectile dysfunction the practical questions come into play:

  • who can take it?
  • what is the drug composed of?
  • when should you take it?
  • how long does it last?

Though specific questions or concerns should always be discussed with a doctor, it never hurts to be informed about any medicine you are thinking of taking. Read in full

Different types of spots and how to treat acne

6 types of acne

What’s going on beneath your skin? Acne is a common skin condition that causes oily skin, spots, burning, irritation and pain. It arises when pores become blocked, and secretions, or sebum, build up in the skin. Different symptoms and types of spots may require different treatment, and it can be good to know which category your acne falls into.

Acne may affect the face, back and chest, though chest acne is less common. These are the six different types of spots acne can cause: Read in full

Posted on in Acne

Danger of Fentanyl found in counterfeit and illicit drugs

fentanyl deaths warning posterThere is a growing problem in the United States and Canada which is likely to become more of an issue in the UK and Europe: Fentanyl overdose.

What is Fentanyl?

Fentanyl is a synthetic (manufactured) opioid and is the most potent opioid available for medical treatment. Used to relieve pain in cancer patients, it is 50-100 times stronger than morphine, and usually administered in the form of patches or lozenges. Fentanyl is also used in certain emergency situations when stopping a patients breathing, where medics need to take over the breathing for the patient. Read in full

How mens’ health affects erections

man having a blood pressure check at doctors surgeryErectile dysfunction is widely recognised as a quality-of-life issue that affects self-confidence and relationships, but experts agree that erections, or erection problems, can also be a measure of mens’ general wellbeing.

Some go so far as to claim that the penis is the barometer of a man’s health. And though it can be argued that due to the large number of possible causes of erectile dysfunction (ranging from psychological issues to the side effects of medication), a man’s ability to achieve an erection is not always indicative of his overall state of health, a number of studies prove that in otherwise healthy men erectile dysfunction can be an early sign of heart disease. Read in full

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