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Top Tips for Combatting High Blood Pressure

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There are a number of things that anyone – young or old, male or female – can do to reduce their risk of suffering from hypertension. These ultimately centre on living a healthier lifestyle; anyone who is overweight should look to lose weight, while ensuring you get at least six hours’ sleep every night is also recommended. But that’s not all, reducing your caffeine intake, stopping smoking and cutting down on alcohol consumption are all benefici
High blood pressure isn’t usually something that you can feel or notice, but if you have it you’re more likely to have a heart attack or a stroke. The good news is there are lots of things you can do to help lower your blood pressure so your risk is lower. You’re in control. By taking ten minutes every day to make small changes to your lifestyle, you could lower your blood pressure – and change your life.

Hypertension - High Blood Pressure

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High blood pressure, or hypertension, rarely has noticeable symptoms. But if untreated, it increases your risk of serious problems such as heart attacks and strokes. More than one in four adults in the UK have high blood pressure, although many won't realise it. The only way to find out if your blood pressure is high is to have your blood pressure checked.

Lifestyle tips for healthy teeth

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Taking care of your general health and your mouth is the key to making the most of your smile.Brushing your teeth twice a day (last thing at night before you go to bed and on one other occasion) with fluoride toothpaste and having regular check-ups with a dentist can help to keep your teeth healthy. Diet, smoking and drinking alcohol also have an effect on dental health.

How to get vitamin D from sunlight

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Vitamin D is essential for healthy bones, and in the UK from around late March/early April to the end of September we get most of our vitamin D from sunlight exposure. Find out how to get enough without risking sun damage.

National Smile Month

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National Smile Month highlights three key messages, all of which go a long way in helping us develop and maintain a healthy mouth. They are:Brush your teeth last thing at night and on at least one other occasion with a fluoride toothpaste. Cut down on how often you have sugary foods and drinks. Visit your dentist regularly, as often as they recommend.

Stroke Awareness - act F.A.S.T

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Stroke - Act F.A.S.T at the first sign of a stroke Stroke is a medical emergency. If you recognise any signs of a stroke, calling 999 for an ambulance is crucial. A stroke is a serious illness that stops your brain working properly. It can affect how people look, talk, walk or use parts of their body.

Allergies

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Your body’s immune system is like your internal police force. It quickly reacts to destroy viruses and germs to keep you healthy. Allergic reactions are caused by your immune system getting ‘carried away’ by attacking substances that are of no harm to you; we call these substances allergens and can include pollen, pet allergens, certain foods and others.