Health information

Dr Horsewood-Lee recommends visiting the following websites for general information and guidance on health treatment and conditions.

Please remember that these websites are for information only and that you should consult with Dr Horsewood-Lee or another healthcare professional for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.

Independent Doctors Federation

NHS Direct

Dietary Guidance for Lowering Cholesterol

Pertussis (Whooping cough) vaccination

It is recommended that all pregnant women should be vaccinated against whooping cough (pertussis) when they are between 28 and 38 weeks pregnant. This is a new recommendation following a sharp rise in the number of whooping cough cases in the UK.

Body Mass Index and Waist to Hip Ratio

Body Mass Index (BMI) and Waist to Hip Ratio are measures of body composition or body fatness. Body composition is important because excess body fat can make you lethargic, increase blood pressure and ultimately contribute to the risk of diabetes, coronary heart disease and many other medical conditions.

Please visit this excellent BBC web page that includes lots of useful information and online calculators for BMI, Waist to Hip ratios and many other related topics:

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