DR JEFF FOSTER is The Sun on Sunday’s new resident physician and is right here to assist YOU.
Dr Jeff, 43, splits his time between working as a GP in Leamington Spa, Warks, and operating his clinic, H3 Health, which is the primary of its type within the UK to take a look at hormonal points for each women and men. See h3health.co.uk.
Q) MY sinuses are blocked all 12 months spherical. I depend on nasal decongestant sprays to breathe. This has been happening for years. I’ve tried antihistamines and steroid nasal sprays however nothing cures it. Do you have got any strategies?
Simon Hays, London
A) Nasal congestion is extraordinarily frequent and might impression our potential to operate.
Chronic nasal congestion could cause issue in respiration, submit nasal drip (the place mucus trickles down the again of the throat and causes a cough), lack of sense of odor and an elevated threat of sinus infections and ache.
There are a number of causes together with anatomical issues comparable to inherited deviation of the nostril, trauma (being hit within the face), inflammatory causes comparable to hayfever or persistent infections. Finding the underlying trigger is so essential. See if something you do makes the situation worse or higher.
For instance, when you go on vacation and respiration improves, this implies an allergic response to one thing you might be inhaling at dwelling.
If nothing makes a distinction and the steroid nasal sprays haven’t helped then see an ear, nostril and throat physician who can move a small digicam up your nostril and see why you might be having hassle respiration.
While surgical procedure may be an choice in additional extreme instances, getting that preliminary prognosis is important in bettering the situation in the long run.
Q) I’M a 35-year-old mum of 4. After my third being pregnant my hair began falling out on the entrance and didn’t develop again. My youngest has simply turned one. Will my hair develop again quickly?
Lauren Smith, Aberdeen
A) Having youngsters can change a lady’s physique in some ways, together with metabolic and hormonal modifications. Changes in hair high quality are a typical drawback after giving beginning.
We want to determine why your hair modifications have occurred – you could have turn out to be poor in sure nutritional vitamins or developed a secondary hormonal drawback comparable to thyroid illness.
In most instances, hair loss submit being pregnant is because of a sudden drop in oestrogen which causes hair to enter a shedding part.
If that is the trigger, hair will typically return to regular over time however within the interim it is very important be very mild along with your hair, keep away from pulling it or placing pressure on the scalp, use high quality shampoo and conditioner to nourish and assist the present hair and eat a diversified weight loss plan to assist scale back the probabilities of vitamin deficiency.
As it has been greater than a 12 months, see your GP.