Seasonal Ailments 

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How to treat and prevent seasonal ailments

In general practice, in hospitals and in other areas of the NHS, seasonal health issues arise - either acutely or as a result of past exposures leading to longer term problems

Unprotected exposure to sunlight is a major risk factor in skin cancers, for example. Lack of vitamin D, particularly in winter can also lead to health problems.  We will provide seasonal updates on this page - so that you are aware of the particular issues that commonly arise.

For further information and guidance on seasonal health, you can visit website.


Here are some tips on a  few common summer health issues

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Vitamin D

Vitamen D is essential for healthy bones. In the UK we get most of our vitamin D from sunlight exposure - from late March to the end of September

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Stay Well

Cold weather can make some health problems worse and even lead to serious complications, especially if you are older or have a long-term health condition.

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Winter Weight

Avoid winter weight gain. You can achieve and maintain a healthy weight by following the NHS 12 week diet and exercise plan.

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Pneumonia Vaccine

The pneumococcal vaccine protects against serious and potentially fatal pneumococcal infections. It's also known as the pneumonia vaccine.

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Winter Advice

NHS England’s winter news, advice from Clinical Directors and blogs can be found here.  Keep up to date with the latest winter information.

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Winter Age UK

Age UK highlights a range of resources to help older adults stay well during the winter months - including help with bills and general preparedness.

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