Your Health

Help Yourself to Better Health

Six ways you can help yourself to live a healthier lifestyle.

1)     BE A NON SMOKER

2)     BE A REASONABLE WEIGHT

3)     TAKE REGULAR EXERCISE

4)     EAT A HIGH FIBRE LOW FAT DIET

5)     TAKE ALCOHOL IN MODERATION

6)     AVOID EXCESSIVE EXPOSURE TO

THE SUN

 

The Family Medicine Box

Here is a list of useful items. All are quite cheap and worth stocking at home in readiness for minor illnesses.

PARACETAMOL TABLETS

For adults and children over 2 years for headaches, sore throats.

PARACETAMOL MIXTURE

For the relief of pain or fever in young children.

SEDATIVE COUGH LINCTUS

For day or painful coughs – but not for coughs caused by common colds. Do not drive or operate machinery when taking this mixture.

ANTISEPTIC SOLUTIONS

One teaspoon diluted in warm water for cleaning cuts and grazes.

CALAMINE LOTION

For dabbing (not rubbing) on insect bites and sunburn.

ANTISEPTIC CREAM

For treating septic spots, sores in the nose and grazes.

Travel Vaccinations

Advice and holiday vaccinations are available from either of the practice nurses. There is no charge for the majority of these vaccines.

Family Planning

We do not hold a specific Family Planning Clinic. Any contraceptive advice can be received by making a routine appointment with either a doctor or nurse.

Cervical Smears

A recall system is currently available in Blaenau Gwent. The system will recall women every three years for routine smears. The Practice Nurses will carry out most of the routine smears.

Smoking Cessation

f any patient would like help to give up smoking advise can be given by the practice, or there is an All Wales dedicated smoking cessation service which can be contacted on 0800 085 2219.

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