What Is Pagets Disease Of Bone?

Pagets Disease of BoneNever heard of it? I'm not surprised. It doesn't usually affect anyone under 50 after all. As you may deduce, it's a bone disease. It's most prevalent in those of UK and European descent (including those who settled elsewhere like USA or Australia) with those from Scandinavia or Asia being significantly less likely to be affected.Fun Fact: Pagets disease of bone is one of a couple of conditions, all named after the same person: Sir James Paget (rhymes with gadget), a super smart surgeon and pathologist who was a dear friend of Charles Darwin.

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Join The 2.7 Million People Quitting This Dry January

Dry January 2021Are you one of the millions who signed up for Dry January this year? Still doing it? Change is hard. We stick to comforting habits, we make routines: get home from work, a glass of wine after dinner, another one (or two) during Strictly or Love Island or I’m a Celeb, another one before bed…so easy. Dry January is a chance for a total reset to your drinking, we’ve really indulged ourselves over Christmas, now is the time to get stuck in and start the year off on the right foot. 86% of people who do Dry January save money (great after Christmas), 70% get more sleep (all those ZZZ’s!) and 66% feel like they have more energy (we all need more of that).2020 wa..

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Veganuary is Just The Beginning

Vegan? Dietary restrictions?Interested in looking after your health? Not a fan of pills? Scrummy, yummy, gummy vitamins may be the thing for you. All jokes and rhymes aside, an increasing n..

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Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 2021

Did You Know That Cervical Cancer Can Be Prevented?Yes! That's right, cervical cancer can be prevented, you know what they say - prevention is better than cure and in this case, it is imperative. Cervical screening is the best way to identify any abnormalities within the cervix. By having regular smear tests, these cells can be monitored and assessed correctly.

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What Is Menopause?

Understanding the MenopauseThe menopause is part of life, and the way you view it can change your experience from a negative to a more positive one. Yes, it is the natural end of your fertility, it is also the start of a new chapter in your life. It is a time where you can focus on yourself, and what you need from your life. You don’t have to make sweeping changes to your life, but maybe it’s time to pay a little more attention to those opportunities you might otherwise allow to pass by.The menopause is defined as the end of the menopausal transition period. The menopause is clinically diagnosed in two ways, when you have not had a per..

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How to manage Period Pain

Women’s Health: How to manage Period PainNo matter where we come from, one thing remains the same: we all have periods. For some of us they are a fact of life that has to be dealt with, for others they are the very bane of our existence.Much like us, periods come in all shapes and sizes. They can leave us achy, tired, so emotional even we don’t know what we are feeling and curled up on the floor feeling sorry for ourselves as we wait for the painkillers to finally kick in. For some of us a period can leave us unable to live our lives, for some of us a period is a source of shame, for some of us a period is a part of ourselves that we can find difficult to accept. Not..

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Home Hygiene Tips

Home HygieneGiven the events of the last year, we’ve all discovered that good personal hygiene is more necessary than we’d ever imagined before. Washing our hands thoroughly, using hand sanitiser, antibacterial wipes and good old hot water have become the new staples of our lives. But are we keeping our homes clean as well?Bacteria and viruses can live for a surprisingly long time outside the ..

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Techniques For Stress Relief

Common Stress SymptomsStress affects individuals differently, you may experience mental or physical symptoms and it can even affect how you behave. Stress can manifest itself in muscle pain, headaches, stomach problems like IBS and it can even contribute to a faster heartbeat. Some people even struggle to concentrate and find it difficult to make decisions. You may feel worrisome and overwhelmed. Or, you might find that you are easily irritated and snappy, you may even change your eating and drinking habits as well as experiencing disturbed sleep. If you are currently experiencing stress and feel overwhelmed, it may be useful to follow the below techniques to try and relieve stress.

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What Is PCOS?

What Is PCOS?Understanding Polycystic OvariesPolycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a condition that affects the functionality of the ovaries. Polycystic Ovaries contain a large number of benign follicles that can grow up to 8mm in size. The follicles are under-Developed sacs in which eggs develop. In PCOS, these sacs are often unable to release an egg, which means ovulation often does not occur.

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Top Tips On How To Lower Cholesterol

What is a heart-healthy diet? We are here to help you understand the types of foods your body needs in order to keep a healthy cholesterol level. If your GP has advised you to change your diet to help reduce your cholesterol, then you should cut down on saturated fats and consume more fibre, that means eating plenty of fruit and vegetables. In this lifestyle blog, we will outline what a low cholesterol diet is, what foods are high in cholesterol and how you can lower your cholesterol, so you can be on your way to living an extra healthy lifestyle.

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Winter Skincare | Tips For Perfect Winter Skin.

During the colder seasons, your skin can become dehydrated and appear dull and dry. We want to help you keep your healthy-looking glow this winter, so we have outlined some key causes of dry winter skin and how you can help prevent it and keep dry, cracked skin at bay.Why Should You Change Your Skin Routine In The Winter?Winter skin is flaky, dry and it can begin to feel rough to the touch. It can also become red, irritated and very itchy. Dry skin can develop on any area of the body, but it is especially common on the face during winter.

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How to Treat Colds and Coughs at Home.

As winter settles in so do coughs and colds, they can leave us feeling run down and tired. They make a dark, cold time of year into something even more miserable. With the year we’ve all had, the last thing you want is to be coughing all the time.In this blog, we will explore what a cold is and our best home remedies to perk you back up.What is a cold?The common cold is the general name for a collection of over 200 different viruses that attacks the upper respiratory tract, mainly focusing on the nose, throat and sinuses. Symptoms of the common cold include:CoughingSneezing HeadacheRunny noseSore throatMild fever (..

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How To Control Asthma This Winter

Winter season always brings health issues including flu, sore throats and colds. If you suffer from asthma, like 5.4million people in the UK do! Then cold air can heighten the symptoms of asthma including coughing and wheezing. We have written a small blog based on how to manage your asthma this winter.Top Tips To Help Manage Your Asthma This Winter

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Everything You Need To Know About Stoptober

Stoptober is a campaign rolled out by Public Health England and it runs consecutively throughout October each year. It was introduced to encourage Britain to stop smoking. Based on evidence, it is suggested that after 28 days without smoking, you are five times more likely to be able to quit smoking for good! Digest our informative blog below, which outlines tips, tricks, facts and general smoking information created to assist you this Stoptober.

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Should I Get The Flu Jab This Winter?

Here at iPharm Online Pharmacy, we are dedicated to helping you and your family stay healthy all year round, but especially over winter. At iPharm, we believe that prevention is better than cure and we want to bring to light just some of the reasons why we think you should get the flu jab this winter. The flu shot is one of the only ways to protect yourself properly from getting the dreaded flu virus.

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New Years Diet tips

We’ve all made that New Year's resolution to diet and lose weight properly this year. We all know it’s difficult to do well and even harder to stick to. We’re tempted to rapid weight loss programmes endorsed by this celebrity or that supermodel and we never get the results we’re after, sure we sometimes drop to our goal weight, but then it all goes straight back on, leaving us locked in an endless cycle of yo-yo dieting that causes permanent damage to our health and leaves us disheartened and turning back to those old staples of chocolate and chips.These drastic weight loss diets include:

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Alcohol Support | Free Help & Advice

Alcohol Awareness WeekCampaign for ChangeIt's Alcohol Awareness Week, which runs from the 16-22 November 2020. This yearly campaign helps raise awareness and supports campaigns for change, and more. The relationship between mental health and alcohol is complex. A..

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Why Is Vitamin D Important In The Winter?

Winter is fast approaching, the weather is turning colder and the evenings are drawing in. Subsequently, it is a lot harder for us all to get the vitamin D our bodies require to function effectively. We have popped together a small article with all you need to know about vitamin D, including the symptoms of vitamin D deficiency, the benefits of taking vitamin D supplements, what foods are high in vitamin D and vitamin D treatments.

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What Is Breast Cancer?

Breast Cancer is the most common type of cancer in the UK. Most women diagnosed with breast cancer are over the age of 50, but younger women can also get breast cancer. About 1 in 8 women are diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. Breast cancer occurs mainly in women, but men can get it, too! Make sure you check yourself regularly. What Is Breast Cancer?

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Everything You Need To Know About Cholesterol

You may have heard the word Cholesterol in passing and pondered ‘What Is Cholesterol’. Don’t worry, you’re not alone in this thought - a lot of people don’t know exactly what Cholesterol is or does, and that is why we are here! We have produced this informative blog to help our readers understand not only what cholesterol is, but how to monitor your cholesterol and tips on heart-healthy meals to reduce high cholesterol.What is Cholesterol? The easiest way to explain Cholesterol is to describe it as a waxy substance which is found in your blood. Your body requires cholesterol in order to build healthy cells, However, if your cholesterol is raised and considered high, it can increase your risk of heart disease..

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