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Health Information

Are you affected by dementia or memory loss and live in Milton Keynes?

Alzheimer's society support workers can offer information and practical guidance to people with memory loss, dementia, carers, family and friends.

They can help you:

  • Understand your condition
  • Cope with day to day challenges
  • Find other local services which can help to improve your life
  • Prepare for the future
  • Remain independent and stay active for as long as possible

Get in touch today to find out how the Dementia Information Service can help you.

01908 669404

dementiainformation.service@nhs.net


One You

Be healthier and reduce your risk. Get free tips, tools and apps. Being healthier isn't just about 'doing the right thing' – it's about making changes to fit your life and make you feel good.

Making better choices today can have a huge influence on our health, and could prevent diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cancer and heart disease, and reduce our risk of suffering a stroke or living with dementia, disability and frailty in later life.

One You provides tips, tools, support and encouragement every step of the way, to help improve your health right away. You are not alone – One You can help you make small changes yourself, or with friends and family.

One You can give advice on alcohol, sleeping, anxiety, stress, depression, getting fitter, losing weight and much more!

You can visit One You now to start giving you advice and tips on how to improve your health: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/


Cervical Screening

Every year in the UK around 3,000 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women aged 35 and under.

Cervical cancer is not thought to be hereditary. In 99.7% of cases, cervical cancers are caused by persistent infections with a virus called high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is a very common virus transmitted through skin to skin contact in the genital area. Around four out of five sexually active adults (80%) will be infected with some type of HPV in their lives. However, for the majority of women this will not result in cervical cancer. While HPV infection is common, cervical cancer is rare.

A smear test could save your life. Don't ignore your invitation.

 


Vitamin D

Are you taking enough vitamin D? Children under 5, pregnant women and breast feeding mothers are encouraged to take Vitamin D supplements. Read about it in the following leaflets: 

Vitamin D & Folic Acid for pregnant women & breast feeding mothers  

Vitamin D for children - Patient information leaflet 

 


Ear Syringing

Please look at NHS choices on why we produce wax in our ears and when it starts to cause a problem. http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/earwax/
 

At CMK Medical Centre  we provide an ear syringing service. This service is provided to those patients who have compacted ear wax in their ear canals.

 

Ear syringing is a non-urgent procedure. It is offered as part of practice nurse role and subject to appointment availability.

 
•You must soften the wax before ear syringing.
•The best way to achieve softened wax is to apply olive oil into the ear canal.
•Ear syringing cannot occur if the wax has not been fully softened. The nurse may advise you to return in 5-7 days after more oiling if they cannot safely remove the wax.
•Use 1-2 drops of olive oil (avoid extra virgin) twice daily for at least 7-10 days.

 

Before booking for ear syringing alternative options are available:

1)      Olive oil – oiling for a period of 10 days may soften the wax and reduce the need for syringing.

2)      Ear wax softeners – speak to your local pharmacist about a suitable product to use.

3)      Micro-suction – private companies now offer Micro-suctioning. Our nearest clinic is Bedford. Appointments range from £50 -£80 www.earwaxclinic.co.uk

 



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