Doctor’s Blog

Living with a lung condition

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Breathing easily is something many of us take for granted. However, over 10,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with lung disease each week. As the British Lung Foundation have...


What is high blood pressure (hypertension)?

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Roughly a third of adults in the UK are living with hypertension, or as it’s more commonly known, high blood pressure. Although it can go unnoticed for years, persistent high...


Veganuary- is it worth trying?

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Since 2014, Veganuary has inspired more than half a million people in 178 countries to try veganism for January, and in the UK, it’s predicted that a quarter of a...


It’s time to talk about depression

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Depression is a debilitating illness affecting quality of life, work, relationships and families. Sadly, mental health issues are sometimes stigmatised within families, the community and the wider population. This can...


Cholesterol – the silent killer?

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It’s estimated that around two thirds of us have high cholesterol, which can increase our risk of heart disease or stroke. Cholesterol is a fatty substance made in the body,...


High cholesterol and the controversy around statins

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High cholesterol is incredibly serious and can lead to potentially life-threatening conditions. Here we’re going to look at what cholesterol is, how it’s treated and why patients often fail to...


Give up the smoke this Stoptober

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Smoking is the UK’s biggest cause of preventable illness and premature death, contributing to over 100,000 deaths annually. It is thought that lung capacity can improve by up to 10% within...


Have you got achy joints?

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More than 10 million people in the UK have arthritis and suffer from painful joints. While there are many types, the two most common are osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA)....


National Eye Health Week

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Sight is the sense people fear losing the most, yet many of us don’t know how to look after our eyes – National Eye Health Week aims to change that....


Antibiotics and adherence

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Antibiotics hold a very special place in the history of the human race. Although they weren’t used on a large scale until the 20th century, they had already been used...


Medication and condition help

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Welcome to the Pharmacy2U medication and condition help centre. Here you’ll find useful links about conditions, medicines and contact information, curated by our team of qualified pharmacists and doctors. Want to...


Wake up to breakfast by Dr. Alex Phelan

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It’s often credited as the most important meal of the day – but did you know that skipping breakfast can have real health implications?  Breakfast is when we feed our...


Psoriasis Awareness Month

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Understanding and treating Psoriasis It’s psoriasis awareness month, so we’re taking a closer look at this condition which affects around 2 million people in the UK. Here we’re going to explore...