Useful Information

Medical conditions

Our aim is to emphasize preventive care and health awareness. We are committed to including this as part of our service to patients.

A list of the most common health issues that we encounter in out day to day practice is shown below. You can follow the links to find out more information about the topics.

High blood pressure

Nurse taking blood pressureYour blood pressure is important. High untreated levels can lead to heart disease, stroke, blindness and kidney damage.

Ask at reception to make an appointment with our health care assistant for a check up.

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Poor control of asthma

Patient using an inhalerIn the last month have you had difficulty sleeping because of your asthma symptoms, have you had your usual asthma symptoms during the day, or has your asthma interfered with your usual daily activities? If yes, please discuss this with your doctor/ nurse at your next review.

 

Here you can find out the correct usage of the inhaler:

 

For children:

 

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Risk of COPD

Chest XRay

Have you or do you smoke and have you had phlegm production, cough or wheeze during the last months? If yes, please discuss this with your doctor/ nurse at your next review.

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Risks of smoking

CigaretteSmoking remains the most preventable cause of death in England. Smoking kills around 100,000 people in the UK each year.

If you smoke you should consider stopping for your future health. If you want help to stop smoking please speak to your doctor or nurse or book an appointment for the smoking cessation clinic.

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Benefits of exercise

Child doing exercisePeople who are physically active reduce their risk of developing coronary heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes by 50%.

More than two thirds of the UK population are not physically active enough to accrue cardiovascular benefits.

Inactive adults should aim for at least 30 minutes of physical activity on 5 or more days per week.

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Could you have a prostate problem?

 

Prostate cancer signIf you have any of these symptoms you may have enlargement of the prostate, please discuss this at your next appointment with your doctor.

  • Do you have a poor stream of urine?
  • Do you have to wait at the toilet for the urine to start flowing?
  • Does the urine become a slow dribble towards the end of going?
  • Do you feel like you haven't completely finished going at the end?

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Health Centre Address

Sundon Park Health Centre
Tenth Avenue
Sundon Park
Luton
Bedfordshire
LU3 3EP
Tel: 01582 507913
Fax: 01582 563687