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Cigarette smoking is the greatest single cause of illness and premature death in the UK.
About 100,000 people in the UK die each year due to smoking. Smoking-related deaths are mainly due to cancers, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart disease.
About half of all smokers die from smoking-related diseases. If you are a long-term smoker, on average, your life expectancy is about 10 years less than a non-smoker.
Smoking increases the risk of developing a number of diseases.
Diseases caused by smoking:
Lung cancer, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Heart disease, Circulation, Sexual problems, Rheumatoid arthritis, Ageing, Fertility, Menopause, other conditions where smoking often worsens symptoms. Smoking increases the risk of developing various other conditions including: dementia, optic neuropathy, cataracts, macular degeneration, pulmonary fibrosis, psoriasis, gum disease, tooth loss, osteoporosis and Raynaud's phenomenon.
Benefits of stopping smoking:
The benefits begin straight away. You reduce your risk of getting serious disease. The sooner you stop, the greater the reduction in your risk.
If you are still smoking or you are ready to quit smoking here are available treatments such:
Smokers can get support directly by:
Calling: 0800 085 2219
Texting: HMQ to 80818 (to get a call-back)
or alternatively book an appointment with Practice Nurse
Patients can take a greater involvement in their own healthcare via the internet, in a similar way to shopping or banking online.
My Health Online gives patients the opportunity to book GP appointments order repeat prescriptions update their general details such as change of address all from the convenience of your own computer or device.
Contact the Surgery to get access Online.
Long-term illnesses are managed by the whole health care team.
Chronic disease refers to medical conditions that may have an ongoing impact on your health. In particular we use this term to refer to the following conditions:
Hypertension, Diabetes, Asthma, COPD, CKD (Chronic kidney disease),
Mental Health conditions such as schizophrenia or bipolar depression,
Ischaemic heart disease, Heart Failure, Stroke, mini-stroke (TIA), Rheumatoid , Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Thyroid disease, Atrial Fibrillation,
Peripheral arterial disease
We encourage our patients to take an active role in helping to manage their own conditions, but it is helpful to come for a review once a year.
We would like to ask for your help in this matter. By taking responsibility for your medical condition you can help ensure that you are having the best possible care.
This review process is important and we will not be able to continue prescribing repeat medications without it.
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My Health Online
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FAX: 02920 388832
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