Monthly Archives: April 2022

seasonal allergy

Seasonal allergies

It is that time of year again, the daffodils are blooming, days are getting longer and warmer, and the beginnings of spring have emerged. Unfortunately, for a substantial proportion of the population, it signifies the beginning of a range of debilitating symptoms which can cause a very real burden to everyday life.

The UK has one of the highest rates of hay fever in the world, with statistics showing that between 10-15% of children and 26% of adults in the UK suffer – this equates to around 16 million of us.1,2 According to the director of Pollen UK and the scientific director of Allergy UK, by 2030 nearly half of the population are predicted to be affected by hay fever in England.

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PCOS walking

PCOS and myo-inositol

Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition affecting reproductive function in women. PCOS may present itself differently across individuals and doesn’t always have the same pathophysiology. Diagnostic criteria, healthcare services, education and geographical location means that diagnosis can differ wildly across the globe, but it is thought to affect 4-20% of women in the world. In the UK, it is estimated that about 1 in every 5 (20%) women in the UK has polycystic ovaries, but more than half of these have no symptoms.1

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Last updated on 18th May 2022 by cytoffice