Louis Roller looks at hyperthermia, from the medication-induced to helping older people in summer Hyperthermia is an umbrella term comprising several heat-related illnesses that are caused by disruption to homeostasis. Hyperthermia …

There are many approaches to managing irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), writes Louis Roller Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects the colon (large bowel), and although it is not dangerous, it can …

Louis Roller takes a look at the world of fungal infections There are two major causes of fungal infections of the skin and nails: yeast and dermatophytes. Yeast infections of …

Louis Roller takes an in-depth look at stroke, measures that can be taken to prevent it, and treatment Pharmacists are well-placed to educate at-risk patients about the different types of …

Reducing pain and inflammation is the key aim in managing ankylosing spondylitis, writes Louis Roller Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a form of arthritis that primarily affects the spine, although other …

Eye disorders are common and pharmacists are in a position to assist consumers, says Louis Roller Some of the common disorders are:  Blepharitis is an inflammation of the glands of …

Louis Roller takes a look the causes, risk factors, treatment and management of gout Gout is a common form of inflammatory arthritis that is very painful. It usually affects one joint …

Louis Roller takes a close-up look at UTIs Kidney and urinary tract infections (UTIs) in people of all ages accounts for about 12% of potentially preventable hospitalisations and  constitute approximately …

Louis Roller takes a look at high blood pressure: the risks, the causes and the treatments Hypertension (HTN or HT), also known as high blood pressure (HBP), is a long term medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries …

Louis Roller takes a look at the different types and levels of anxiety, and how pharmacists can help Anxiety is a normal and necessary human emotion that helps us avoid …

Louis Roller takes a look at antidepressants available in Australia Depression is part of a group of conditions known as mood disorders (which may include elevation or depression of mood). …

Louis Roller takes a look at psoriasis, its treatments and comorbidities Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin and joint disorder characterised by erythema and scale. Men and women are equally …