Author: Olivia Birks

Festive Eatings! Our guide to digestion

At this time of year we are all guilty of over-indulging in a selection of different sweets and savouries and sometimes our bodies don’t agree with the richness of these treats! Here are ways to avoid or overcome your digestive issues this festive season: How is indigestion caused? Indigestion can be pain or discomfort in your upper abdomen, known as dyspepsia or burning pain behind the breastbone, known as heartburn. Stomach acid irritates the lining of the digestive system, the food pipe and the top part of your bowel causing inflammation. When the acid escapes into the food pipe...

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Scooter Buying Guide

What are you going to use your scooter for? Trips to the local shops If you are out and about in a town regularly or are away from home and need your scooter to fit into a car for ease, a smaller scooter model would benefit you. They are easy to fold down and put into a car and have speeds of 4mph which is more suitable for a busy environment. An added bonus is that the battery can usually be charged separately from the scooter, so it’s easy to re-charge ready for your next journey. We reccomend.. SAVE:...

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

Whatever your age, sleep plays an important role in your physical and mental health, helping to rejuvenate the body and supporting a healthy heart, weight and mind. Most of us need around eight hours of good-quality sleep a night to function properly but 1 in 3 of us experience poor sleep with stress, computers and taking work home often named as the cause. Pain and discomfort can also be a cause of lack of sleep. As experts in managing pain, here are our top tips to help you get that essential eight hours of sleep tonight.   Adjust your medicines Take your...

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The best way to take your medicine

…and unfortunately it’s not with a spoonful of sugar. Studies have shown that half of us may not be taking our prescribed medicines in the best way to get the most out of them and we could actually be putting our own health at risk without even realising it. Talking to a pharmacist in your local LloydsPharmacy can answer all the questions, big or small, you may have and they may be able to assist you in managing your medications better. If you’re not sure the best way to take your meds, you need help remembering to take them, you’d...

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How can dieting affect your general health?

LloydsPharmacy helped The Sun newspaper with an experiment looking at how different diets can affect your health and worked with two sets of twins to test their blood pressure and cholesterol levels. According to The Sun one in four Brits watches their weight most of the time. This is encouraging as maintaining a healthy weight is very important to our general health, however dieting can have its pitfalls and it’s important to choose a diet that will help you reach a healthy weight without causing long term physical or psychological effects. The twins each trialled a low and high carb diet and were checked before and after the three-week diets for weight, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, with some interesting results – pick up your copy of today’s Sun (Tue 4 Nov) to find out how the twins got on. Did you know? You can speak to your pharmacist for healthy lifestyle advice and monitor your general health through our range of FREE health checks – including blood pressure testing, Type 2 diabetes risk assessment, asthma control test, skin health analysis and pain control test. We also offer a Full cardiovascular risk including a cholesterol test for just £15. To find your nearest LloydsPharmacy click...

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