You’re young, bubbly and impatient – and you want real info on a condition on the double. Get the answers to your questions right here on Health24. Check these answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs).
Aunty Dot paying a visit?
Acne outbreak just before a big date? This is a skin condition that occurs when the glands in the skin and along hair shafts become clogged and inflamed, and infected by bacteria.
Blackheads and whiteheads form in the clogged pores, and can look rather nasty. Suffering with acne? Read some handy FAQs that many people who suffer with this dotty condition often ask.
Coughing and spluttering
Struggling to breathe? Asthma is a long-term (chronic) disease of the respiratory system that affects the tubes carrying air to the lungs. If severe, it is not very pleasant. Many people, young or old suffer with this condition. Some don’t even know they have it. Have a look at these questions and answers to find out more about asthma.
Suffering from the blues?
Feeling blue and down in the dumps? Everyone feels down or low at some stage, but when these lows last for long, the person may be suffering from a depressive disorder.
Depression can mean you have no energy, you have no interest in sex, you can’t concentrate or make decisions, and feel irritable. Check out these FAQs to find out more.
Pain in the head?
Feel like your head’s going to burst? Most headaches come and go and disappear by themselves. Sometimes you have to take a painkiller. But for one person in ten, a headache is a terrible experience that might mean there’s something seriously wrong. Any questions? Check out these FAQs.
The pressure of your peers made you decide to take up smoking at school. But now it's time to stop. Giving up smoking is like going into battle: you need to be prepared and to have your tactics worked out beforehand to give yourself the best chance of success. Read these FAQs, which might just help you in your attempt to stop smoking.
Stressed out? Just chill
Is life just too demanding? You’re starting to show the symptoms of stress – you’re tired, in a bad mood, you have no appetite, and you feel aggressive. It is basically a physical survival response leading to a ‘flight-or-fight’ reaction. Want to know more about what stress can do to your body? Check out these FAQs.
(Health24, November 2006)