Women's Health NHS inform
Each stage presents important and differing opportunities to promote and protect health and wellbeing. Girls and young women (puberty to around 25 years) This is an important stage in life for women and girls, marking the start of menstruation, sexual activity and …
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Scotland NHS inform
(7 days ago) Coronavirus guidance for health and care professionals and other key workers Scottish Government: Coronavirus (COVID-19) international travel and managed isolation Quarantine rules and information on the process for people entering Scotland Coronavirus (COVID-19): Testing and treating overseas visitors, asylum seekers and refugees
Travel health and vaccinations NHS inform
(2 days ago) Travel health advice. Many of the health risks experienced by travellers can't be prevented by vaccinations or anti-malarial tablets and other preventive measures should be taken. The fitfortravel website provides health information for people travelling abroad from the UK, including:
Sexual health services online appointments booking system
(5 days ago) The sexual health services online appointments booking system provides an easy way for you to find and book an appointment at sexual health clinics across Scotland. It will help you to book an appointment that is most convenient for you by allowing you to search for an appointment based on: gender. age. type of appointment or service you require.
Information for young people using NHS services
(6 days ago) The Charter of Patient Rights and Responsibilities tells you about your rights and responsibilities when using NHS services in Scotland.. If you're under 16, your rights and responsibilities around confidentiality, consent and feedback be slightly different but no less than an adults. Confidentiality means that anyone who looks after your health has to keep information about you private.
Metatarsalgia symptoms & treatments
(9 days ago) They can also refer you to a health professional that specialises in foot care, such as a podiatrist, (also known as a chiropodist), physiotherapist, or foot and ankle surgeon. These specialists may recommend additional treatments, such as custom-made insoles (orthotics), foot and ankle exercises, steroid injections or, in rare cases, surgery.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Get a test if you do not have
(4 days ago) If you have symptoms of coronavirus, do not use a rapid LFD test. Self-isolate immediately and book a PCR test instead. You need to be aged 18 or over to collect or order the test kits. Anyone aged 12 to 17 should ask an adult to collect or order a test kit for them. They should then self-test and report their result under adult supervision.
Leg cramps causes & treatment
(6 days ago) Leg cramps can occur for no apparent reason, known as idiopathic leg cramps, or as a symptom or complication of a health condition, known as secondary leg cramps. Causes of secondary leg cramps can include: pregnancy; exercise certain types of medication, such as statins (medicines that help lower cholesterol levels) liver disease
Health records NHS inform
(5 days ago) Health records. Health records contain information about your health and any care or treatment you've received. Your health records may contain: test and scan results. X-rays. doctors notes. letters to and from NHS staff. It’s important that your records are kept up to date. You should tell NHS staff when your personal information changes or
(4 days ago) Reactive arthritis, formerly known as Reiter's syndrome, is a condition that causes inflammation (redness and swelling) in various places in the body. It usually develops following an infection, and in most cases clears up in a few months without causing long-term problems. The three most common places affected by reactive arthritis are:
Communication and involving you
(Just Now) Communication support. You have the right to be provided with communication equipment or support in health services, hospital, the community or at home. Communication equipment and support can include: the provision of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) equipment. someone else present at an appointment.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Diet and healthy weight NHS inform
(7 days ago) Eating fruit, vegetables and pulses, such as beans and lentils, is good for your health and is another good way to keep satisfied throughout the day. Soups can be a quick and easy lunch solution. They can be made with whatever vegetables and pulses you have available and be …
Fibroids symptoms & treatments
(4 days ago) Read the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance about hysteroscopic morcellation of uterine fibroids (PDF, 133kb). Non-surgical procedures. As well as traditional surgical techniques to treat fibroids, non-surgical treatments are also available. These are outlined below. Uterine artery embolisation (UAE)
Genital herpes symptoms & treatments
(Just Now) Talk to your doctor or nurse at the sexual health service, or to your GP about possible treatment options that may suit you. If you're pregnant and find out you have a genital herpes infection, tell your midwife as soon as possible. As there's no screening test for herpes, partners are only advised to have a test if they also have symptoms.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance for visiting loved ones
(8 days ago) If there’s serious concern for the resident’s health and wellbeing. When there is a serious concern for the health and wellbeing of the resident, and/or they are approaching end of life, care home managers should discuss this with family members. They can then make a plan for the length of visits and how many people can visit at once.
(3 days ago) Any chronic health condition, particularly one causing recurring or constant pain, can have an adverse effect on your emotional and psychological health. The International Association for the Study of Pain found that up to 94% of people with chronic pancreatitis experience pain.
Football NHS inform
(6 days ago) Health benefits. Football counts towards your recommended amount of aerobic activity and brings benefits including reducing your risk of certain chronic illnesses such as heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. It will help improve your overall cardiovascular health and you should see your endurance increase over time if played frequently.
Anorexia nervosa symptoms & treatments
(2 days ago) Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder and a serious, potentially life-threatening, mental health condition. People who have anorexia are very anxious about their weight and body shape. They try to keep their weight as low as possible by strictly controlling and limiting what they eat. Many people with anorexia will also exercise excessively.
Shortness of breath
(9 days ago) Sudden shortness of breath, or breathing difficulty (dyspnoea), is the most common reason for visiting a hospital accident and emergency department. It's also one of the most common reasons people call 999 for an ambulance. It's normal to get out of breath when you've overexerted yourself, but when breathlessness comes on suddenly and
How to eat well NHS inform
(7 days ago) Eating healthily is important for your overall health and wellbeing, but it can also help to prevent falls. Eating regular, nutritious meals and drinking plenty of non-alcoholic fluids can help to avoid problems that can contribute to a fall, including:
Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine leaflets The coronavirus
(Just Now) Coronavirus vaccine leaflets. Leaflets explaining why the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is being offered and how, when and where it will be given. All of the information leaflets are correct at their date of publication. The following leaflets are available in other languages. They are also available in: British Sign Language (BSL) Audio formats.
Who is being offered the coronavirus vaccine in Scotland
(6 days ago) Vaccine drop-in clinics. As of July 5 2021, all mainland health boards will be offering coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine drop-in services as the vaccination programme has nearly completed first doses for all adults in Scotland. Everyone aged 18 and over can attend the clinics for either their first dose, or for their second if it is 8 weeks since
Obstructive sleep apnoea
(4 days ago) Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a relatively common condition where the walls of the throat relax and narrow during sleep, interrupting normal breathing. This may lead to regularly interrupted sleep, which can have a big impact on quality of life and increases the …
Asbestosis NHS inform
(Just Now) The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has drawn up the following checklist for employers, managers and traders to go through before carrying out work on a building that may contain asbestos: Identify whether asbestos is present and determine its type and condition – this may mean checking with the building manager or having the area surveyed.
Chronic fatigue syndrome
(9 days ago) Information on entitlements to welfare benefits, accessing health and social care and others sources of support for patients and carers are available from Action for M.E. Action for M.E. has a number of booklets that may be useful for people living with CFS/ME, their families and their health …
Cycling NHS inform
(5 days ago) Health benefits. With all the benefits of outdoors physical activity, regular cycling can reduce the risk of a number of serious illnesses such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. It can also boost your mood, improving the symptoms of some mental health conditions such …
Dentures (false teeth)
(6 days ago) The British Dental Health Foundation website has more information and advice about bridges and partial dentures, including which type of denture (metal or plastic) is best for you. A fixed bridge is an alternative to a partial denture and may be suitable for some people.
Abdominal aortic aneurysm
(2 days ago) Open surgery isn’t usually recommended for people who are in poor health as it is a major operation. It is slightly more risky than endovascular surgery, with 93-97% of patients making a full recovery. The main risk of open surgery is death or heart attack, and recovery time is longer than with endovascular surgery.
Flatulence causes & treatments
(3 days ago) Certain health conditions can cause symptoms of flatulence, including: indigestion. constipation. irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) – a common digestive condition, which can cause stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation. coeliac disease. – an intolerance to a protein called gluten, found in wheat, rye and barley.
(5 days ago) Symptoms of joint hypermobility syndrome. JHS can cause a wide range of symptoms, including: pain and stiffness in the joints and muscles – particularly towards the end of the day and after physical activity. clicking joints. back and neck pain. fatigue (extreme tiredness) night pains – which can disrupt your sleep.
Developing a relationship with your baby Ready Steady Baby!
(8 days ago) means health professionals can work together to make sure you and your baby get the support you both need; It’s extremely unlikely that your baby would be taken away. You and your baby’s wellbeing is everyone’s priority. Translations and alternative formats of this information are available from Public Health Scotland.
Langholm Medical Partnership
(2 days ago) Langholm Health Centre Charles Street Langholm DG13 0JY . Find us View map Last Updated: 02/10/2020 Report this listing. Use this form to report a problem with this service or group. For comments or complaints, use our feedback form. If you're unwell or need medical advice, phone 111.
Looking after your vision and hearing NHS inform
(9 days ago) Eye health. You can look after the health of your eyes, and help to prevent eye conditions from occurring, by: quitting smoking keeping active and doing regular exercise; eating a balanced diet and limiting how much alcohol you drink; protecting your …
Vaginal thrush symptoms & treatments
(1 days ago) View sexual health clinics in your area using Scotland's Service Directory Sexual health clinics How to treat vaginal thrush. Mild thrush can usually be treated with a short course of antifungal medication. The symptoms will usually clear up within a week or two. Treatment may need to be continued for longer if you have repeated bouts of thrush
Healthcare in Scotland for Holidaymakers from Overseas
(4 days ago) Print files for professionals. Print-ready versions of this factsheet are available for use by health and care professionals. Healthcare in Scotland for Holidaymakers from Overseas - Print files (ZIP, 3.1MB) To arrange a print run of this factsheet, contact the person who coordinates the printing and distribution of health rights information at
Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) Ready Steady Baby!
(4 days ago) Health professionals will use these as a starting point when you meet to talk about how your baby is developing and what progress they’re making. Support built on experience. Getting it right for every child builds on the experience of most families - parents and children do best when they have: the right help; at the right time; from the
Your sexual health during the coronavirus outbreak NHS
(7 days ago) Your sexual health during the coronavirus outbreak. We want you to know the NHS is open to young people. The NHS is open You can get free condoms, contraception and confidential help from your local sexual health clinic and doctor, even if you live in a Level 4 area. Your appointment may be over the phone or by video.
Inherited heart conditions
(3 days ago) Inherited cardiac conditions (ICC) is an umbrella term covering a wide variety of relatively rare diseases of the heart. They are also referred to as genetic cardiac conditions. ICCs are caused by a fault - also known as a mutation - in one or more of our genes. If someone has a faulty gene, there’s a 50/50 chance it can be passed on to your