Pharmaceutical Advice

We know that most of our guides and advice pieces fall into lovely categories where we can give you a nice description of what you’ll find, but the human body just isn’t that simple! This is the place where all of our lovely guides that don’t fit into specific categories live, ready to tell you more about how to get over a hangover, whether those weight loss pills advertised online really work, and even how to save money on your medication! If you’ve got some unusual pharmaceutical questions, here is where you’ll find your answers, it may not be perfectly organised, but it’s definitely useful!

Pharmaceutical Advice Advice & Guides

How to tell if you're having a stroke

How to tell if you're having a stroke

      Someone has a stroke every 5 minutes–that’s more than 100,000 strokes per year. A stroke is a medical emergency, and it’s the fourth single leading cause of death in the UK.   That’s why we’ve written this guide so you can learn what a stroke is, the symptoms, what causes it, how to prevent it, and how...
      Someone has a stroke every 5 minutes–that’s m...
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What are the signs of heatstroke?

What are the signs of heatstroke?

It’s always an exciting time when the UK weather heats up, even if it doesn’t stay around for very long! Everyone floods outdoors to sunbathe or to spark up the barbecue to make the most of the fleeting British summer time. But when we get too hot, we may begin to feel unwell; this is known as heat exhaustion. While...
It’s always an exciting time when the UK weather heats up, even if i...
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What's the link between asthma and hay fever?

What's the link between asthma and hay fever?

Allergies and asthma often coincide. This is known as allergic, atopic or seasonal asthma, meaning your asthma is triggered by allergens such as dust, pet dander and pollen. Allergic asthma is one of the most common types of asthma in the UK, with around 80% of people with allergic asthma having a related condition like hay fever, eczema or food...
Allergies and asthma often coincide. This is known as allergic, atopic...
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What are the best treatment options for asthma?

What are the best treatment options for asthma?

Asthma is a very common respiratory condition that affects around 5.4 million people in the UK. It targets the airways, making them inflamed and sensitive, causing coughing, wheezing, breathlessness and a tight feeling in the chest. It’s possible to manage your asthma symptoms and live a normal life. Some people only need their asthma treatment before exercise, whereas others experience...
Asthma is a very common respiratory condition that affects around 5.4 ...
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The Hay Fever Capitals of the UK

The Hay Fever Capitals of the UK

  If you’re reading this with itchy eyes and a runny nose, you may feel that where you live is the hay fever “capital” of the UK.   Like the 20% of the UK population who suffer from hay fever, you might dread the spring and summer months thanks to increased pollen counts.   Each year there are media claims...
  If you’re reading this with itchy eyes and a runny nose, you ...
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Let's ditch the desk for On Your Feet Day!

Let's ditch the desk for On Your Feet Day!

Attention all desk-based workers! It’s time to stand up and get moving, because On Your Feet Day is here. We’re all guilty of being chained to our desks, whether it’s a pressing deadline we need to complete or simply scrolling through our phones during lunchtime. But sitting for long periods of time isn’t healthy. This April, On Your Feet Britain...
Attention all desk-based workers! It’s time to stand up and get movi...
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