Newsletter – August – September 2022


Emphysema is a form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.


It can be due to a genetic condition such as alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, However most cases are related to smoking or long term exposure to dust or pollutants which damage the air sacs in the lungs.


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Vaginal Thrush

Thrush is caused by the fungus Candida Albicans. Whilst it is part of the normal vaginal flora and sits there causing no problems, in certain circumstances, it can multiply, leading to an overgrowth and typical thrush.


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Common Dental Issues

Getting a tooth knocked out is painful and is also a dental emergency.


A permanent tooth that can be re-implanted within 30mins has a high chance of success. Baby teeth are not re-implanted.


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Iron Intake for Vegetarians

Iron deficiency is a potential problem for those on a vegetarian or vegan diet.


This is particularly the case for women whose daily iron requirements (especially in reproductive years) are greater than for men.


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With borders opened up, travel is on the agenda again for many - visiting family and friends for a holiday. With this comes the potential for infections.


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