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Coronavirus advice for asthmatics

In individuals with established asthma, viruses can trigger acute asthma exacerbations. This is the case most often for individuals whose asthma is severe or poorly controlled. The reason behind this ...

Asthma Inhalers
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All the facts you need to know about seasonal allergies

Seasonal allergies are a response of your autoimmune system to environmental factors, like pollen, mold, various plants and dust. They are called “seasonal” because they occur during a cer...

Asthma Inhalers
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Is red meat actually bad for you?

In 2015, The International Agency for Research on Cancer classified red meat as “probably carcinogenic to humans”. This result came as a shock to most people. After all, most of us do like...

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Statins and alcohol

It is not advised to drink any alcohol while taking statins. If you do choose to drink, it is important that you do not drink to excess. Consuming large volumes of alcohol with statins greatly increas...

High Cholesterol
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Metformin and alcohol

When your doctor prescribes Metformin for you, he will likely advise you not to take it with alcohol. That’s because this medication can lower your blood sugar. Alcohol does the same thing, and ...

Type 2 Diabetes Treatment
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How effective is Atenolol for anxiety?

While there are many medications that treat anxiety, many of them can be highly addictive or have unwanted side effects such as drowsiness. This is why many people look for alternatives to the benzodi...

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Can I eat grapefruit while taking Amlodipine?

Grapefruit and grapefruit juice can interact with Amlodipine. Amlodipine is broken down by enzymes (CYP3A4) in the lower intestine. People have different levels of these enzymes in their body, so eati...

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Can Amlodipine cause weight gain?

Whilst it’s highly effective, Amlodipine also has many side effects. These include dizziness, headaches, swelling and stomach pain. A rare side effect of Amlodipine is weight gain, therefore the...

High Blood Pressure

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