Urine Infection Treatment – Day Lewis Pharmacy

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What is a urine infection? Urinary tract infection (UTI) more commonly known as urine infection occurs in any part of the urinary system which includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. They are commonly caused by bacteria entering the urinary tract and multiplying in the urine. UTIs are more prevalent in women rather than men, […]

Discover your love language with our match-maker quiz

Have you ever felt like something has got ‘lost in translation’ when communicating with your partner? You could be speaking different love languages. Perhaps you’ve set aside time to spend with them and they’re looking at their phone? Or maybe they cleaned the house before you woke up and you didn’t notice?  Everyone gives and […]

What to eat when you have the flu – Day Lewis

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What to eat when you have the flu When the flu season comes around, it can be helpful to refresh your knowledge of simple, at-home tips and tricks to help you manage your symptoms, particularly as the increased demand for health services puts the NHS under additional pressure. Getting the flu jab reduces the likelihood […]

How to increase your blood pressure – Day Lewis

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How to increase your blood pressure Having your blood pressure checked is a good way to keep an eye on your health, especially if you’ve noticed symptoms that may be caused by a problem with your blood pressure. It’s more common to find yourself needing to lower your blood pressure, but some people find they […]

FAQs about the Hep B vaccine – Day Lewis

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FAQs about the Hep B vaccine Getting vaccinated against diseases you may be likely to contract is a good way of protecting yourself. Vaccines can reduce the severity of your symptoms if you catch the illness, or even prevent you from getting it entirely. Below, we answer frequently asked questions relating to the Hep B […]

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 […]