IF YOU’VE EVER HAD CHICKENPOX, YOU COULD GET SHINGLES. The same virus that causes chickenpox stays in your body and can later resurface as Shingles — a painful, blistering rash. ZOSTAVAX is a vaccine that can help prevent Shingles in adults 50 years of age or older. ZOSTAVAX works by helping your immune system protect you from Shingles. If you are over this age it is recommended that you get vaccinated.
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Lots of people mistake the common cold for flu. However, there is a huge difference between the two. Influenza is caused by a virus, like a cold, but makes you much more ill. It’s highly infectious and it can put you out of action for up to 2 weeks…
Symptoms of Flu include fever, sore throat and muscle aches. The Flu virus spreads in droplets passed on via the air when you breath in or when you touch objects which have been contaminated by the virus, like handles, doors and public transport!
No one is naturally immune to the Flu virus and the best way to stay free of the flu is to have the flu jab, which gives you 80% protection. Dr Christian Jessen recommends we should all have one: "The more of us that get the flu jab the less likely it will be for the virus to take hold in the community. This will especially help vulnerable people like the elderly, the sick and young children."
Dr Jessen recommends the following basic steps, but no one can become naturally immune:
- Have the Flu Vaccination
- Keep a healthy balanced diet
- Take regular exercise
- If you are a smoker, reduce the amount you smoke or even better stop
- Allow time for rest and relaxation
- Wash your hands often to avoid the spreading of germs
If you are unlucky enough to catch the flu the best advice Dr Jessen can give is to stay indoors in the warmth and rest. Your body will require lots of fluid so drink plenty of water to keep hydrated. Antibiotics cannot be used to treat flu so the best way to fight it off is to rest indoors.
A case of flu usually lasts for around 2 weeks and if your symptoms persist come and visit us at 121 Harley Street or we can send a GP to your home.
Dr Charles Levinson recognised for his assistance in compiling “Britain’s Top 250 Consultants by Speciality” for the Tatler Doctors Guide 2013.
Dr Charles Levinson is the founder and CEO of Doctorcall at 121 Harley Street. Dr Levinson started the first private visiting service in London in 1989, offering home visits 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Doctorcall now provides the largest private visiting doctor service of its kind in the UK. Dr Levinson is recognised as being a leading innovator within the independent sector and in addition to providing the first visiting doctor service in London, he is an expert on flu pandemics and was the first to provide a large-scale flu vaccination programme outside the NHS. Doctorcall was also the first to offer health screening by questionnaire for companies.
He has pioneered the use of protocols in healthcare delivery and has been an early exponent of the new methods of communication within healthcare. Dr Charles Levinson was approached by the Tatler Doctors Guide, now in its fourth edition, and asked to join the panel Britain’s top GPs, respected physicians and top-of-their-tree surgeons, and assist in its completion. It has now become is a highly respected guide to Britain’s top 250 consultants by speciality.
Jessie Hewitson, The Tatler Doctors Guide 2013 Editor, acknowledges Dr Levinson’s contribution by saying: “Most of all, I’d like to thank the charming Dr Charles Levinson, who helped me shape this supplement, ensuring that it is medically as robust as possible and for seeking second and even third opinions from his black book of contacts.”
More information on Dr Charles Levinson and Doctorcall’s services is available by calling 0844 257 0345 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Christian Jessen is a private doctor with Doctorcall in their clinic at 121 Harley Street. He is specialist in sexual health with Doctorcall’s “Regents Park Clinic” and has been recognised in the prestigious Tatler Doctors Guide 2013.
The magazine supplement, now in its fourth edition, is compiled by a panel of Britain’s top doctors, respected physicians and top-of-their-tree surgeons. It has become is a highly respected guide to Britain’s top 250 consultants by speciality. The Tatler Doctors Guide 2013 recognises Dr Christian Jessen for his expertise in Sexual Health medicine and makes the following recommendations:
'Dr Jessen deals with all sexually transmitted infections, as well as psychosexual problems, which can include erectile dysfunction and performance anxiety. When not at his clinic, he’s filming Embarrassing Bodies and Supersize vs Superskinny for Channel 4. “I’m very good at dealing with sensitive subjects and helping people to talk about subjects they find uncomfortable to talk about”, he says.'
Dr Christian Jessen is also recognised and respected as a doctor in cosmetic medicine, including Botox and derma-fillers. More information on Dr Jessen’s expertise is available, and consultations can be arranged, by calling 0844 257 0660
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, or by visiting the Regents Park Clinic website at www.regentsparkclinic.co.uk