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Weight management

Last updated on Thursday, February 21, 2019

Being overweight puts stress on all your body’s organs especially your heart.  It increases your chances of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, breathing problems and stroke.  It also increases your chances of having complications after surgery such as blood clots, chest infections and difficulty br...

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When to visit a pharmacy

Last updated on Thursday, November 21, 2019

Pharmacists and chemists play a key role in providing quality healthcare to patients. Working in the community, primary care and hospitals, pharmacists use their clinical expertise together with their practical knowledge to ensure the safe supply and use of medicines by patients and members of th...

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Support and Advice

Last updated on Friday, November 26, 2021

  Kickstart your health Healthy changes start with little changes. Whether you want to lose weight, get active or quit smoking, Better Health is here with lots of free tools and support. You can also find simple ways to lift your mood with Every Mind Matters. There has never been a better time...

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Pre-op Assessment

Last updated on Monday, October 5, 2020

To ensure your fitness for surgery you will have a pre-op assessment. If you do not have this your planned procedure cannot take place.  An initial assessment may be carried out straight after your clinic appointment or by telephone at another time. Your appointment letter will inform you if you...

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Hip and knee

Last updated on Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Hip pain Most cases of hip pain in adults are caused by osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis in the UK. This page aims to give you a better idea of whether osteoarthritis or something more unusual is causing your hip pain, and what you can do about it. However, don’t try to diagno...

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What is lymphoedema?

Last updated on Thursday, January 30, 2020

Lymphoedema is a long term (chronic) condition that manifests itself as swelling which has been present for more than 3 months.  It can affect any body part, but is mostly seen in arms and legs.  It can be due to: Primary lymphoedema which is a failure in the lymphatic system which often is pr...

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What is Tuberculosis (TB)?

Last updated on Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease that is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB primarily affects the lungs, but it can also affect any other organ or part of the body. There are two types of TB. Active TB and Latent TB. A person with ACTIVE TB will: Feel ill...

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Renal (Kidney)

Last updated on Monday, October 2, 2023

The team of specialist renal dietitians at Wirral University Teaching Hospital provide advice and support to patients, families, and carers about the effect of diet on renal symptoms. Diet is a very important part of the management for kidney disease. Healthy kidneys remove waste products and wa...

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