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Management strategies for reflux begin with lifestyle and diet modifications, and if symptoms persist, non-prescription medicines may be recommended.
Gout and hyperuricaemia are major health issues as they are associated with metabolic syndrome, diabetes mellitus, obesity and hypertension.
Lifelong management of Crohn’s disease requires a multimodal approach involving pharmacotherapy, nutritional supplementation, dietary modification and sometimes surgical resection.
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URTIs, commonly known as colds and flu, are the most common medical conditions affecting humans, with adults suffering 2–4 colds each year and schoolchildren 5–10 colds each year.
Motion sickness (or travel sickness) is a syndrome of symptoms a person may experience as a consequence of actual or perceived motion.
As the most common wound in older adults, skin tears need to be managed effectively with correct identification, evidence-based decisions and appropriate dressing selection to facilitate healing and reduce risk of complications.
Symptomatic haemorrhoids, also known as ‘piles’, are characterised by enlargement, swelling, prolapse and/or thrombosis of swollen blood vessels.
Ensuring vaccines and temperature-sensitive medicines are not exposed to temperatures outside this range is known as ‘cold chain management’.
Case scenario Alexandra, a 73-year-old woman (51 kg), asks to speak with you. Alexandra has persistent symptomatic heart failure and is prescribed digoxin 125 microgram daily; she has been taking digoxin for the past three years. Alexandra complains of abdominal...