Doctor’s Blog

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...


BLUSHING BRITS TOO EMBARRASSED TO SEEK MEDICAL HELP

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– One in 10 Brits suffering from conditions they are too embarrassed to seek medical help for – – Erectile dysfunction and depression amongst “most embarrassing” conditions – Over 20 million Brits...


Coping with high blood pressure by Dr. Alex Phelan

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Dr. Alexandra Phelan is a GP with the NHS and Pharmacy2U, an online service which  provides free, fast and convenient delivery of NHS repeat prescriptions. High blood pressure is the single...


World Hepatitis Day 2018

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World Hepatitis Day falls on the 28th July, with more and more countries and organisations taking part every year.  But, what is hepatitis? Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver,...