While chronic illnesses may be longer-lasting and produce symptoms which are, in some cases, managed via prolonged treatment; the effects of an acute illness may develop with less warning, and present symptoms which intensify at a faster rate.
Treatment for such conditions aims at providing speedy and effective relief from discomfort, or reducing the severity and onset of symptoms. We provide access to a number of acute illness treatments through our online prescription and dispensing service.
What sets acute illnesses apart from chronic illnesses is their duration of presence. Some may develop relatively quickly, and cause more intense symptoms over a shorter time period than chronic conditions.
Migraines can occur with varying frequency, and have a debilitating effect on a person’s capacity to perform at work and on their social life. Symptoms can vary, from a severe headache, to visual disturbances and nausea. It’s important to recognise the early warning signs, so that you can reduce the likelihood of symptoms developing to their full extent. Treatment for migraines works by easing tension in the swollen blood vessels putting pressure on the brain, and is available to buy from our online pharmacy.
Primary insomnia is a condition which occurs in people aged 55 and over, and is the result of a drop in melatonin production. Melatonin is a hormone which the body naturally releases at night-time, and facilitates sleep. Insomnia treatments work by supplementing levels of this hormone, and allowing the user to get a better night’s sleep.
Sometimes insomnia can occur as a result of another condition disrupting sleep patterns, such as leg cramps or arthritis. Treatment for secondary insomnia will usually focus on the medical condition responsible.
Haemorrhoids are not always an easy topic to speak to someone about in person. But effective treatment is available, and is easy to buy with our simple online consultation service. These medications function by reducing inflammation in the rectal area.
Heartburn, also known as acid reflux, occurs when the oesophageal sphincter cannot close properly. This can result in digestive acids leaking upwards into the food pipe from the stomach, and irritating tissue. Medications for heartburn often work by reducing the production of stomach acids, thereby lowering the likelihood of reflux.
Acute conditions affecting the gut, such as diarrhoea and constipation, can also arise relatively quickly, sometimes in response to stress or dietary factors.
Traveller’s diarrhoea is a type of diarrhoea caused by bacteria, which people often tend to pick up when staying abroad.