Author: Nicole Taylor

6 Tips to Remember to Take Your Medication

At LloydsPharmacy we understand your medication is important to you, and sometimes you might have questions you want answering or advice. Talking to our healthcare team at your local LloydsPharmacy can answer all your questions, big or small and they may be able to help you in managing your medications better. Plus, a range of services that can help. If you’re not sure the best way to take your meds, you need help remembering to take them, you’d like to know a little more about what your medicines are actually suppose to do or what the health benefits of...

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High Blood Pressure: Diet and Exercise Advice

Having high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, can put an extra strain on your blood vessels, heart and other organs, such as the brain, kidneys and eyes which increases our risk of developing certain conditions. Even lowering your blood pressure a small amount can help lower your risk (1). If you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure it’s important to follow your GPs advice about managing your condition, and treatments they recommend. This could include lifestyle changes such as small tweaks to your diet or additional exercise. Our Pharmacist, Anshu, gives her advice: High Blood Pressure Diet and...

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How to Lower Cholesterol with a Healthy Diet

Cholesterol is a fatty substance that helps our bodies to work properly. There are two main types, good (HDL) and bad (LDL) cholesterol. Cholesterol only becomes a problem when there’s too much LDL cholesterol in your blood and this can increase your risk of heart disease. Here’s our top tips on how you can lower cholesterol with a healthy diet. Try to cut down on saturated fat: It’s important to know that the cholesterol we get from food (found in prawns, eggs, liver and kidneys) has very little influence on cholesterol levels in the blood. In fact, it’s eating...

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Counting Calories or Carbs: Is it Right for You?

If you’re trying to lose weight for your health, it’s easy to get confused when faced with the various ways to go about it. There is, after all, a range of different plans and methods out there. Counting calories and managing your carbohydrate intake are two of the most popular methods for helping you to eat less – but how do they work and are they right for you? Calorie counting: You’ve probably heard the saying ‘calories in, calories out’. And many experts believe this is the golden rule of weight loss – that is, you have to burn...

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Why you’re doing New Year’s resolutions all wrong!

When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, if you’ve managed to hold out for over a fortnight into January, you’re doing very well! However, we’ve reached the crunch point as 17th January is the most common date to give up on a resolution and it’s marked by Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day. To help you avoid becoming a member of the quitters club, we’ve put together some top tips on how to do resolutions right. Here’s how to avoid being the person who ditches their resolutions: Set realistic goals LloydsPharmacy Pharmacist Alison Freemantle says “Set realistic goals and breakdown your...

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Get Your Prescriptions Delivered

Get Your Prescriptions Delivered

Social Distancing and Self Isolation Advice

Social Distancing and Self Isolation Advice

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