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It’s well thought that men put off going to see their doctor. Whilst some make up excuses such as not having enough time, many others might in fact be worried that they’ll find out they have something wrong with them.In fact, data shows that men are less likely than women to visit their GP or […]Tags: Appointment, Doctor, GP, Pharmacy, Virtual GP
Dr Andrew Thornber, Chief Medical Officer at Now Patient Eat well The cold weather can make us want to comfort eat, especially processed junk food. Try and avoid fatty, unhealthy food and opt for lots of fruit and veg (at least 5 pieces a day) packed with healthy vitamins to give your body a well-deserved […]Tags: Exercise, Flu, Flu Jab, Vitamins
The effects of prolonged drinking (especially during the festive season!) Drinking consistently can have huge effects on your body and health. You should take at least 48 hours before having another drink, so it gives your body and especially your liver time to recover. Alcohol is a ‘poison’, and hangovers symptoms hit hardest when the […]Tags: Chirstmas, Christmas Advice, Drinking Advice
Dr Andrew Thornber, Chief Medical Officer at Now Patient Are you SAD? How to combat being SAD! Seasonal Affective Disorder. What is it? The clocks have changed, and the hours of daylight have diminished, and the long hot Summer days seem like a distant memory. The darker evenings lead more people to feel anxious, depressed, […]Tags: SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Serotonin
Eat well. The cold weather can make us want to comfort eat, especially processed junk food. Try and avoid fatty, unhealthy food and opt for lots of fruit and veg (at least 5 pieces a day) packed with healthy vitamins to give your body a well-deserved boost. Lots of zzzz! Lack of sleep can weaken […]Tags: Cold, Immune System, Recovery, Treatment
What is COPD? COPD, (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) is one of the most common respiratory diseases in the UK. is the name for a collection of lung diseases including chronic bronchitis, emphysema and chronic obstructive airways disease. Most people are not diagnosed until they are in their 50s, but people have been found to be […]Tags: COPD, Inflammation, Prescription, Repeat Prescription, Smoking