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Anyone who has suffered a couple of nights’ bad sleep will tell you how rotten it makes you feel; how difficult it is to function the next day; how strangely it can affect your behaviour. It is therefore not surprising that many people who struggle to sleep properly turn to their doctor for help. Hypnotics such as temazepam, zolpidem and sedative antihistamines are routinely prescribed for sleeping problems.
It is an almost unbelievable, but sad and established fact, that in Britain alone there are ten million people who suffer from hayfever – an allergy to pollen from plants and trees.
For some, symptoms may be no more than bouts of sneezing, a runny nose or itchy eyes. Others, however, are more severely afflicted and in severe cases, the inflammation in the body gives rise to a fever – an explanation of how hayfever acquired its name.
Society today is all about immediate gratification and instant everything, and this often seems a shame. There’s one area of life, however, where there is really no point in waiting – health.
Why wait until you have a cold or flu bug? Why not help reduce your chances of getting one? True, cure is pretty good if you’ve already fallen prey to a beastly bug; but surely prevention is always the better option.
There’s nothing worse than a romantic interlude being destroyed by a budding cold sore. Ensure that your Valentine’s Day goes without a tingle of the wrong sort by countering any potential outbreaks.
Dr Mark Porter flagged up the use of Ginkgo biloba for Raynaud’s Disease in the Times this week. For those looking for remedies for this common and painful condition, which is notoriously difficult to treat, there is some encouraging research available.