Author: Nicole Taylor

Asthma in Winter: Five Tips to Keep it Under Control

Cold weather often comes with more than its fair share of health issues including colds, flu and sore throats. If you are one of the 5.4 million people in the UK who have asthma*, cold air can bring on symptoms such as wheezing or coughing. Here’s our top tips on how to manage your condition this winter. Five Tips to Manage Asthma in Winter Take your medicine as prescribed and carry your reliever inhaler with you at all times – your preventer inhaler helps to build up protecting in your airways overtime so your lungs become less sensitive to your triggers,...

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How Can I Manage My Period Pain?

While most girls and women have period pain at some point in their lives, for one in 10*, it can get in the way of normal activities. But you shouldn’t have to put up with your pain, that’s why we’ve asked our Pharmacist Anshu Bhimbat to give her tips on how to manage it and when it may be a sign of something more serious What causes period pain? Period pain is part of a chain reaction that happens when your womb sheds its lining at the end of your monthly cycle and your period starts. The muscles in the...

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How to Look After Colds and Flu

It’s the time of year where colds and flu are becoming more common.  So here’s what you need to know about these winter viruses, including how to treat them and where possible protect yourself from them. Many people dread catching a cold or flu during the winter months. And no wonder, a cold can make you feel miserable. The flu, on the other hand, can knock you down. According to the NHS, most people will have a cold this autumn or winter and some will have flu too. Both colds and flu are also common causes of a short-term...

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Exercises for back pain

The best way to manage back pain is to stay active and continue doing regular exercise. But it can be hard to know what exercises for back pain you could try. Staying active can be as easy as walking to the shops rather than taking the car, getting off the bus one stop early, gardening or taking your dog for a walk. The NHS recommends specific exercises for those with mild non-specific back pain. Here are some exercises for back pain you can try: Endurance Exercises Endurance exercises for back pain involve strength and flexibility, such as walking, swimming or...

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Our Guide to Exercising with Arthritis

Exercise is good for us: it keeps us supple, flexible and reduces the risk of illness. But it also has benefits for people living with arthritis. Here’s a guide put together by Keele University and Arthritis Research UK on exercising with arthritis. Many people with osteoarthritis are worried about exercising because they believe it could cause further damage to their joints. However, our joints are designed to move and inactivity can be harmful to the tissues in and around the joint, so keeping active can actual help. How do I get started exercising with arthritis? It’s never too late...

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