Stay Well This Winter

by | Nov 29, 2016 | Health, News

You have probably already seen some of the Stay Well This Winter national campaign materials out and about.  The campaign is designed to remind us all to act quickly when we start to feel ill and see a pharmacist with early symptoms.

•             Cold weather can be very harmful, especially for people aged 65 or older: it weakens the immune system, increases blood pressure, thickens the blood and lowers body temperature, increasing risks of high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes, and chest infections. Don’t put off getting the flu vaccination. If you’re eligible – get it now. It’s free because you need it.

•             If you start to feel unwell, even if it is just a cough or cold, don’t wait until it gets more serious, get help from your pharmacist. The sooner you get advice the better – pharmacists are here to help you stay well this winter.

•             Winter can be seriously bad for our health but there a number of things you can do to keep you and your family well this winter. Visit www.nhs.uk/staywell  for helpful tips and advice.