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November 26, 2020

Endometriosis

The uterus, which is part of the female reproductive system, is where the foetus develops. The uterine wall is lined with a membrane called endometrium or endometrial tissue. In response to female hormones, the endometrium thickens every month in preparation for possible pregnancy. If pregnancy does not occur, the built up lining is shed during the menstrual period.

November 26, 2020

Nosebleeds

Though they can be quite impressive, nosebleeds are generally harmless. Young children and the elderly are most at risk for suffering from this type of haemorrhage, also known as epistaxis.

November 26, 2020

Snoring

Snoring is the sound produced by the vibration of the soft palate and the uvula. Although snoring may not necessarily disturb the snorer, it can certainly have a detrimental effect on those around him as the noise emitted can, on occasion, be compared to that of a truck. Furthermore, snoring can be indicative of other problems such as sleep apnea or a deviated septum. It should not be taken too lightly.

November 26, 2020

Herpes labialis (cold sores)

Herpes labialis is characterized by the onset of small yet painful blisters, commonly known as cold sores, on or around the lips and nostrils, and in the mouth. The first occurrence of symptoms is usually in childhood.

November 26, 2020

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are infections that are transmitted by sexual contact: Oral sex (contact between the mouth and the penis, vulva, vagina, or anus)

November 26, 2020

Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia occurs when blood glucose (sugar in your blood) levels drop below normal. The term hypoglycemia usually refers to a reading on the glucose meter (device that measures blood glucose) that is less than 4 mmol/L.

November 26, 2020

Venous Insufficiency

Venous insufficiency is a condition in which the blood does not flow normally up through the veins in the legs towards the heart.

November 26, 2020

Birth Control Methods

Conception occurs if a male's sperm successfully penetrates a female's egg following sexual intercourse. Pregnancy ensues if the fertilized egg manages to implant itself into the uterus. The goal of birth control (also known as contraception) is to prevent pregnancy by stopping sperm from reaching the egg, or by preventing the implantation of a fertilized egg.

November 26, 2020

Cuts and Minor Skin injuries

Use a bandage to cover cuts, scrapes, and superficial skin injuries to improve healing conditions and help prevent infection. Keep your first-aid kit stocked with a selection of bandages to cover different wound sizes.

November 26, 2020

Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an infection that causes the lungs to fill up with fluid. It is contagious and often spread through coughing, sneezing and even breathing. Symptoms can vary from mild to very severe, and usually include the following:

November 26, 2020

Regurgitation and Gastroesophageal Reflux in Infants

Regurgitation, also known as spitting up, is quite common in infants. It is usually caused by immature muscles in the digestive tract. Unlike gastroesophageal reflux (GER), which can be or become a health problem, spitting up is not painful and does not have any repercussions on the child's health.

November 26, 2020

Insomnia

People who suffer from insomnia have difficulty falling asleep, wake up during the night, or wake up too early and can't get back to sleep. As a result, the quality and length of their sleep is negatively impacted.

September 10, 2018

5 ways to help reduce your risk of dementia

A post for World Alzheimer’s Month

August 15, 2018

Heatstroke & Heat Exhaustion

How to avoid heat-related illnesses

July 24, 2018

How to Reduce the Appearance of Scars

5 easy steps to help your skin heal faster.

July 11, 2018

Welcome to the Airix Pharmacy Blog

We are excited to be launching our blog as it coincides with the official launch of the Airix mobile application for iOS in the Apple Store and the launch of our new Airix website!