A lack of evidence-based care not only contributes to extended healing trajectories and increased cost but could also have detrimental effects for the patient. Chronic wounds, specifically lower leg ulcers of venous aetiology, are often complex and challenging to heal.
Insomnia can be treated non-pharmacologically, by providing guidance as to what good sleeping hygiene principals include, and pharmacologically with the use of OTC products, benzodiazepines, non-benzodiazepines, barbiturates, sedating antidepressants (where there is an underlying depression component), and chloral hydrate.
Allergies and allergic symptoms are rising have been rising in prevalence for decades, but there is growing dissatisfaction towards available therapies among doctors and laypeople alike. Naturally-occurring compounds like quercetin provide a safe, effective alternative.
Globally significant increase in the prevalence of diabetes has been documented and this increase is expected to impact in a major way on health costs, economic costs and quality of life. Diabetes is a complex disease which leads to a multifactorial treatment strategy.
The prevalence of dry skin complaints from both healthy individuals and patients with certain skin diseases is increasing. Dry skin is thought to be associated with ageing, environmental factors and genetic disorders and is usually due to impaired skin barrier function.
Gastrointestinal diseases (GIDs) are known risk factors of secondary osteoporosis and osteopaenia. These patients, being at increased risk of fracture, are affected at a much younger age than is normally associated with osteoporosis and warrant special consideration.1
Evidence is mounting that endocrine-disrupting chemicals such as phthalates, can be linked to a number of diseases and conditions. Endocrine disruptors act by interfering with the biosynthesis, secretion, action or metabolism of naturally occurring hormones.