Hair Loss In Women | Causes & Treatment Options

Hair loss in women is more common than you may think. It is estimated that over 50% of women will experience noticeable hair loss in their lifetime. Hair loss can strike women at any age and can be difficult to deal with. But you’re not alone!There are many things that can trigger female hair loss, some of them only trigger temporary hair loss, while others can cause permanent hair loss.&n..

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Iron Deficiencies and Your Immune System

Did you know that iron produces red blood cells within your body, which carry oxygen through to your muscles and organs? It is also super important for keeping your immune system functioning at its best. Iron deficiency often leads to anemia (lack of red blood cells). If this happens, it means that you are at greater risk of contracting infections and diseases.&nb..

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What Are The Best Supplements For Fertility?

Female Fertility & SupplementsIf you are trying to conceive, then you have more than likely researched fertility supplements in Google to try to figure out which ones are best to take...with so many options available, we thought it would be a good idea to create a blog to highlight the benefits of taking supplements whilst pregnant and the best ones to take! Supplements can help you get the vitamins and minerals you need if your diet is in some ..

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Nutrition & Hydration Week

Nutrition and HydrationPeople in the UK are steadily gaining weight. Our portion sizes are just too large and all the things we love to eat…aren’t good for our health. High levels of salt, sugar and fats that are in take-outs and ready meals contribute to the rising obesity problem and the worst part of it is: they are just too delicious for us to resist.

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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month 2021

March marks the annual Ovarian Cancer Awareness campaign. Every year, 295,000 women across the globe are diagnosed with ovarian cancer and only half will survive beyond five years.The good news is, YOU can help change this statistic! March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, join in on the Step Challenge

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Everything You Need To Know About Prostate Examinations

Prostate Cancer AwarenessDid you know that prostate cancer is the most common cancer found in men in the UK? Though this is a scary fact, there is no need to be alarmed if your doctor does detect a lump during your routine prostate examination, as the survival rate is very high.

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Endometriosis - Everything you need to know about it.

Whether you think you have endometriosis, or you have recently been diagnosed with the condition- this blog is here to help outline the common symptoms of endometriosis and how to relieve the symptoms associated with it.What is Endometriosis?Endometriosis is a condition that affects tissue growth. Tissues similar to the lining of the womb us..

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Free Delivery On Repeat Prescriptions

Free Repeat Prescription Delivery Near MeThe safety of our patients is paramount, and in these uncertain times, we want to be able to provide a service that is convenient, secure and most importantly safe! Here at iPharm, we want to make your life a little bit easier, which is why w..

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Managing Your Diabetes - Effective Diabetes Care

Managing DiabetesWait, wait, wait, before we begin...are we talking Type 1 or Type 2? Because they're different things, right? Kinda but not really, diabetes is the condition where your body does not produce enough insulin for your needs. The types can be described as:Type 1: This is the type that needs insulin injections to manage it. Type 2: This is the type that is linked to poor diet and low exercise levels. So...what's insulin t..

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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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