Did you know smoking increases your risk of heart attacks, strokes, lung cancer and lung disease just to name a few.
But it’s never too late to stop 🚭
Just 1 year after you stop smoking your risk of a heart attack drops sharply, at 2-5 years of quitting smoking your risk of stroke may reduce to that of a non-smoker and 10 years after quitting, your risk of lung cancer drops by a half.
There’s a lot of help and support for anybody wishing to stop. Book in to see me today for more information.
Let’s make 2018 be the start of a smoke free life.
Make sure you keep yourself fully hydrated this coming week as temperatures are expected to rise to 30C 🌞
Protect yourself from the sun at all times by making sure you keep out of the sun from 11am - 3pm ⛱, wear loose clothing 👚, keep in the shade 🕶 and of course carry your water bottle with you at all times💧
If you have any questions feel free to drop in and see me today for more advice on staying safe in the sun.
If you’re aged between 45 to 49 years old you may be eligible for a free health assessment to help prevent developing a chronic disease.
What does this involve?
A full medical history and examination of your heart, lungs, a blood pressure check and ECG if needed.
The health assessment is for patients who are at risk of developing a chronic disease.
But what is a chronic disease?
This is a condition that has been, or is likely to be present for at least six months, including (but not limited to) asthma, cancer, cardiovascular illness, diabetes mellitus, a mental health condition, arthritis or a musculoskeletal condition.
Drop by my clinic today for your health assessment.
Take care & stay healthy 😊
Dr Nora x
For more information see the Department of Health’s fact sheet