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  • Asthma Review - Annual Review Leaflet – Asthma is a common lung condition that causes occasional breathing difficulties. It affects people of all ages and often starts in childhood, although it can also appear for the first time in adults. Asthma is caused by inflammation (swelling) of the breathing tubes that carry air in and out of the [...more]
  • Atrial Fibrillation Review - Annual Review Leaflet  – (abbreviated to AF) is a condition that causes an irregular and often abnormally fast heartbeat. It can affect adults of any age, but becomes more common as you get older. Atrial fibrillation isn’t usually life threatening, but it can be uncomfortable, is a risk factor for stroke and often requires treatment. [...more]
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Review - Annual Review Leaflet – (abbreviated to COPD) is the name for a group of lung conditions that cause breathing difficulties. The breathing problems tend to get gradually worse over time and can limit your normal activities, although treatment can help to keep the condition under control. Due to your condition and any medication you are [...more]
  • Dementia Review - Annual Review Leaflet – The word ‘dementia’ describes a set of symptoms. This includes problems with memory loss, thinking speed, mental agility, language, understanding and judgement. Due to your condition and any medication you are taking, it is important that you have a check-up at the GP practice each year. This check-up is as well [...more]
  • Diabetes Review - Annual Review Leaflet  – Diabetes is a condition that causes a person’s blood sugar level to become too high. The amount of sugar in the blood is controlled by a hormone called insulin. When food is digested and enters your bloodstream, insulin moves glucose (sugar) out of the blood and into cells, where it’s broken [...more]
  • Epilepsy Review - Annual Review Leaflet – Epilepsy is a condition that affects the brain and causes repeated seizures. The cells in the brain (neurons) conduct electrical signals and communicate with each other using chemical messengers. During a seizure there are abnormal bursts of neurons firing off electrical impulses, which can cause the brain and body to behave [...more]
  • Heart Failure Review - Annual Review Leaflet  – Heart Failure (HF) means that the heart is unable to pump blood around the body properly. It usually occurs because the heart has become too weak or stiff. It is sometimes called ‘congestive’ heart failure, although this term isn’t used so much these days. Heart failure doesn’t mean your heart has [...more]
  • Mental Health Review - Annual Review Leaflet  – Mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others and make choices. Mental health problems are common. People with mental health problems can get better and may recover completely. Due to your [...more]
  • Parkinson’s Disease Review - Annual Review Leaflet – Parkinson’s Disease is a condition in which parts of the brain become progressively damaged over many years. The symptoms of Parkinson’s usually develop gradually and are mild at first. A person with Parkinson’s Disease may experience a range of physical and psychological symptoms. However, the order in which these develop and [...more]
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Review - Annual Review Leaflet  – Rheumatoid Arthritis – abbreviated to (RA) is an auto-immune disease. This means your immune system, which usually fights infection, attacks the cells that line your joints by mistake. RA is a long-term condition that causes pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints. The symptoms usually affect the hands, feet and wrists. There [...more]
  • Thyroid Review - Annual Review Leaflet  – The thyroid gland is a small, butterfly shaped gland in the neck, just in front of the windpipe (trachea). One of its main functions is to produce hormones which help to regulate the body’s metabolism (the process that turns food into energy). Hypothyroidism is when the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough [...more]
  • Wellbeing in the Frail Older Person - Annual Review Leaflet  – Wellbeing in the Frail Older Person – The Government is encouraging all GPs to review their patients, over the age of 65, who may be frail or at risk of falls. Frailty is related to the ageing process. It describes how our bodies gradually lose their in-built reserves, leaving us vulnerable [...more]