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Self Help

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We are keen to help patients improve on self help and hope that the following information will offer some insight into that.

Take a look and see if you can improve your own understanding of your health and well-being! Please encourage others to look here too.

Here is a list of ailments that can be safely self managed. You will see that you can take a look via the hyperlink at the other websites which can offer you further information about managing your condition.

Specific advice for children

Please visit the NHS approved website Healthier together

Common ailments that can be self-managed

There is a wealth of helpful information on the NHS website. For more information follow the links below.

Risk of breaking a bone due to osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a bone problem that leaves bones more fragile and more likely to break (fracture). There is a tool available, the looks into a person's risk factors, and calculates the risk. For more details, and to access this tool please visit the FRAX website.

Reduce your risk of heart disease

Healthy Hearts is a website all about heart disease and reducing your risks of developping it. The same advice will also reduce your risk of having a stroke.

Home Blood Pressure Readings

Blood pressure is very variable. An isolated high or low reading does not mean anything. What is more important is getting an overall impression of the average blood pressure. The following chart can be downloaded to record home blood pressure readings, and completed charts can be brought into the surgery.