Muscle-related symptoms are less commonly reported when patients and their doctors are unaware that statin therapy is being used, compared to when they are aware, according to a new study on ASCOT-LLA trial data.
Men and women suffering from heart failure have a higher risk of death than people with some common types of cancer, according to results from the primary care database study. Heart failure is also accompanied by much higher rates of co-morbidity.
The annual diabetic foot check plays a vital part in the support and education of people with diabetes. This can be performed easily and with minimal expense, but despite the NICE recommendation (NG19) that everyone with diabetes should have a foot check at least once a year, Diabetes UK reports that up to 400,000 people are not having this performed.
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The endometrium undergoes a series of well-recognised cycles of proliferation, differentiation and tissue breakdown on a monthly basis, in response to exposure to the circulating sex steroids oestrogen and progesterone. Understanding the physiology behind these changes allows healthcare professionals to better counsel their patients on the immediate and longer-term bleeding patterns associated with various contraceptive methods.
Treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED) with phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE5) inhibitors is associated with a markedly reduced risk of death, and hospitalisation for heart failure. A team from the Karolinksa Institute in Stockholm conducted a nationwide cohort study which included over 43,000 men with a first MI in Sweden.