Things to know about blood pressure tests – Day Lewis Pharmacy

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Things to know about blood pressure tests If you’ve never had your blood pressure checked before, you might be wondering what will happen during your appointment. Below, we’ve answered some burning questions about blood pressure testing to put your mind at ease so you can know what to expect when you visit your local Day […]

How to lower your blood pressure – Day Lewis Pharmacy

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How to lower your blood pressure High blood pressure matters because it can have serious effects on your overall health and wellbeing. If you’re looking to lower your blood pressure safely, the following tips can be helpful. As well as helping to reduce high blood pressure, they can also reduce the risk of other conditions […]

What causes low blood pressure? – Day Lewis Pharmacy

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What causes low blood pressure? One of the best ways to manage a diagnosis of low blood pressure is to be aware of the things that can cause it so you can try to avoid them. The good news is that it may not be necessary to take medications to relieve low blood pressure, because […]

What are the causes of high blood pressure? – Day Lewis Pharmacy

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What are the causes of high blood pressure? If you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you’ll want to know more about what causes it. This can help you to avoid any triggers which could elevate your blood pressure, and guide any lifestyle changes, which can help avoid long-term or serious health problems. In this […]

How long does the flu jab last? – Day Lewis Pharmacy

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How long does the flu jab last? If you’re over the age of 65 or at risk of getting seriously ill from flu, you may be eligible for a free NHS flu vaccination. While you can get a flu vaccine at any time, the ideal time to do so is ahead of ‘flu season’. This […]

An introduction to blood pressure – Day Lewis Pharmacy

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An introduction to blood pressure The term ‘blood pressure’ is one many of us have heard in doctor’s appointments and pharmacy visits over the years, but if you don’t understand what it is, it can be hard to understand what to do about your own blood pressure – or indeed whether anything needs to be […]

Who is eligible for the flu jab? – Day Lewis Pharmacy

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Who is eligible for the flu jab? Flu is a seasonal virus that affects millions in the UK. It can affect all of us, especially the vulnerable.  Vaccination is key, as even the fittest and healthiest person can catch and spread the flu virus. The pharmacy flu vaccination service is for everyone over the age […]

Hair Care & Skin Conditions – Day Lewis Pharmacy

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Hair Care & Skin Conditions If you’re looking for treatment for hair care problems or skin conditions, Day Lewis can help. Discreet healthcare consultations Our pharmacists are qualified healthcare professionals and are well placed to offer advice and recommend over-the-counter treatments for a range of hair and skin disorders. Whether you’re suffering from hair loss, […]

General Health and Wellbeing Services – Day Lewis Pharmacy

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General Health and Wellbeing Services At Day Lewis Pharmacy, we’re committed to helping members of the community to care for their general health and well-being. We can provide treatment and lifestyle advice on a range of minor ailments and general health conditions to help you feel your best. We also offer health checks, vaccination services, […]

Hay fever survival guide- Day Lewis Pharmacy

Hay Fever Tips & Tricks As the warmer weather signals the arrival of summer, for hay fever suffers it also signals the start of itchy eyes, sneezing, a runny nose and a whole host of symptoms. Hay fever also known as allergic rhinitis, affects millions of people across the UK. It’s usually worse during late […]

When Does The Flu Season Start?

Flu is a common respiratory illness that occurs mainly during the winter months when the days get shorter and the temperatures begin to drop. It is thought to affect around 1 billion people worldwide every year. Flu is caused by influenza viruses that enter through the nose and mouth, causing symptoms such as high temperature, […]

What are the side effects of the flu jab?

All medicines and vaccinations may cause side effects. The flu vaccine is no different. The vaccine itself is very safe and most people will not experience any side effects after their flu vaccination. If they do, they should clear up in a day or so. Side effects tend to be mild, and they may be: […]