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Gout

Gout is an inflammatory arthritis, where uric acid crystals settle in a joint causing severe pain, swelling and redness.

Arthritis

Bursitis

Bursitis is inflammation of the soft tissue space betweeen joints, usually caused by overuse of a joint, or when a joint is under pressure for extended periods of time.

Exercise & Fitness

Ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis affects people of all ages, but usually starts between 15 and 30 years. There is another (smaller) peak in diagnosis between the ages of 50 and 70 years.

Gastrointestinal Health

Heartburn treatments

Treatment for heartburn will depend on how often your heartburn occurs and how much it impacts on your life. Treatments include antacids, medicines or surgery, as well as self-help measures.

Gastrointestinal Health

Atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common type of heart rhythm disorder. It is characterised by a rapid and irregular heartbeat and can increase the risk of stroke.

Heart & Stroke

Heat rash or prickly heat

Heat rash or prickly heat is caused by blockage of sweat glands during times of high heat or humidity, causing itching or prickling of the skin.

Skin & Hair

Urticaria (hives) treatment

Treatment for urticaria (hives) involves avoidance of triggers and other options such as antihistamines, medicines to stop the itching and for severe urticaria, other medicines such as adrenaline.

Skin & Hair

Impetigo

Impetigo - sometimes called school sores - is a very contagious skin infection. It is most common in children and infants and causes sores, especially on the face.

Skin & Hair