Author: Nicole Taylor

Regaine – What Causes Hereditary Hair Loss?

Did you know hereditary hair loss is the most common cause of hair loss in men and women? The hair growth cycle includes a growing phase, a transitional phase and a resting phase. In hereditary hair loss, owing to a change in hormones, there is a gradual shortening of the time the hair spends actively growing. Over time, hair follicles shrink which leads to the production of smaller, finer and less visible hair and eventually hair follicles become inactive and no longer produce any hair. CAN I PREVENT IT? While you can’t take the genetics out of it, it doesn’t...

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Commonly Asked Asthma Questions

In the UK, 5.4million people have asthma, a long-term condition in which the airways, the tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs, become inflamed and make it hard for people to breathe. The condition can have a huge impact on people’s lives – their health, work and relationships – and it’s natural that when people are diagnosed they may have difficult emotions and unanswered questions. But there is help. Sonia Munde heads up the helpline at Asthma UK, where a team of nurses offer advice and support for people with asthma. Here she shares five common...

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The Truth about Allergies and Asthma

In the UK, 5.4million people have asthma and, for many, allergies could trigger a life-threatening asthma attack. But the link between allergies and asthma is widely misunderstood. Dr Andy Whittamore is Clinical Lead at Asthma UK, the only UK asthma charity, which funds research into a cure for asthma and provides asthma health advice. Here, he reveals the truth about allergies and asthma. 1. Allergies and asthma are not the same thing “Many people confuse asthma and allergies, but they are separate conditions,” says Dr Andy Whittamore. “They are linked though and for some people with asthma, an allergy...

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Six ways your pharmacist can help with your asthma

For most people with asthma, if they are worried about their condition, their GP or nurse will be their first port of call. But pharmacists also offer a vital role in helping people with asthma stay safe, and avoid having a potentially life-threatening asthma attack. “We’d always advise that people go to their GP in the first instance,” advises Sonia Munde, who heads up the telephone helpline, staffed by nurses at Asthma UK. “But some specially-trained pharmacists can help people with asthma stay well too and the great thing is you don’t need an appointment! “Pharmacists often see people...

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7 foods to try for weight loss

A brand new breakthrough in weight loss, myDNA has developed an innovative DNA test which can reveal the best diet for you. Exclusive to LloydsPharmacy, the new Weight Management DNA Testing Kit helps you decide which diet may be best suited to your body and help you manage your weight. As well as finding out how your genes affect your ability to maintain and lose weight or why you may not feel full after eating, the personalised report also comes with sample menus to suit you. Perhaps your body is more suited to Mediterranean inspired meals or a protein-packed...

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