Author: Olivia Birks

Exercises for 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 exercises for arthritis. Many people with osteoarthritis are worried about exercising because they believe it could cause further damage to their joints. However, joints are designed to move and inactivity can be harmful to the tissues in and around the joint, so keeping active can help your joints. Benefits of exercise: Eases stiffness and improves flexibility Helps prevent loss of...

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Can cold weather make pain worse?

Have you ever thought arthritis and weather may be linked? Many people have found that cold weather can make pain worse, including those living with arthritis and also backache. But what does the evidence suggest? And how can we manage our pain during the colder months. Our Pharmacist Anshu Bhimbat explains. Arthritis and weather: A 2016 Australian study on osteoarthritis patients found no link between any aspects of the weather and pain, while research published by the American Academy of Pain Medicine, studied nearly 1,000 low back pain sufferers and came to the same conclusion. Researchers have suggested that people...

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How to manage your pain for a good night’s sleep

Written By Madeleine Bailey A good night’s sleep is key for so many aspects of our wellbeing, and a growing amount of research shows that regularly missing out has serious health implications, from irritability and poor concentration to increased risk of infections, diabetes and high blood pressure. Yet, one in three of us often have trouble sleeping, according to a Mental Health Foundation report. And especially those who experience pain. If aches and pains are keeping you awake, try these smart sleep tactics by our Lloyds Pharmacist, Anshu Bhimbat… Time your meds right “If you’re taking medication for a...

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10 ways to take care of your heart health

We’re all aware of the importance of taking good care of our heart health, but it can be difficult to know how. Whilst cardiovascular disease is one of the UK’s biggest killers, most cases are preventable which means we should all take action now to ensure we look after our heart health in the future. From a heart healthy diet, to other lifestyle changes you can make, find out how you can take care of your heart health. Here are 10 things you can do to take care of your heart health 1. Eat Less Salt A diet high...

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Expert advice.. blood pressure

Our Pharmacist Anshu Bhimbat answers your healthcare questions. I’ve just been diagnosed with high blood pressure and have been given medication to manage it. I’ve been told by friends that I could reduce it without medication, is this true?       Whilst there are lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your blood pressure, it is a serious condition that needs to be managed, so if your GP has prescribed medication it is important that you take it as prescribed to avoid further complications. There are things you can do alongside taking your medication that can help, such...

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