Heatstroke & Heat Exhaustion – The Symptoms and It’s Treatment

Heatstroke & heat exhaustion

Summer is almost upon us, and we’ve already had a couple of hot days here in the UK. Many of us only get to experience heat above 30 Celsius when we go abroad and spend the day on the beach and dipping in and out of the water. But temperatures are rising in the UK […]

Monkeypox – What is it and what symptoms should I look out for?

Monkeypox

  If you’ve been watching the news and reading the newspapers, you’ll know that cases of a rare disease from Africa called monkeypox has been detected in the UK. The risk of catching monkeypox is low, but if you’re worried here are a few facts about the disease so you know more about it. Monkeypox […]

How to Create a Skincare Routine

Skincare Routine

Your skin is delicate, and it needs looking after. The environment and your lifestyle affect your skin, so it’s important to have a regular skincare routine. But how do you begin? Here’s a short guide to help you get started. Washing Wash your face with clean hands in warm water. It might be tempting to […]

IBD Day – What is IBD?

Your Intestines

On the 19th of May, it is National IBD Day. IBD stands for Inflammatory Bowel Disease. It is the umbrella term for two bowel conditions: ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. So, with National IBD Day in mind, we have written a short guide to explain the symptoms of the two conditions and how doctors treat […]

National Hypertension Day

National Hypertension Day

Did you know that the 17th of May is National Hypertension Day? To raise awareness about National Hypertension Day, we thought we’d talk about high blood pressure. This is a short guide telling you what hypertension is and what you can do about it. What is hypertension? Hypertension is the name given to high blood […]

A New Accreditation and a Benefit for VSM Pharmacy Staff

Real Living Wage Logo

VSM Pharmacy had some good news this week. They are pleased to be accredited as a Real Living Wage employer. And they can now offer the benefits of a real living wage to their staff. A Real Living Wage is different to the minimum wage. You get more money for a start. The minimum wage […]

How A Walk Can Help to Relieve Work Stress

How a Walk Can Help to Relive Work Stress

April is stress awareness month, so we thought it would be a good idea to tell you about 7 vitamins and herbs that can help to reduce stress and anxiety.

As you know, stress plays havoc with the body. It can make us feel depressed, anxious, and nervous. It can also give us sleepless nights, headaches, and bad skin.

Research has shown that taking certain vitamins and herbal supplements, may help to reduce the symptoms of stress so that we feel better in ourselves.

7 Vitamins and Herbs That Help to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

Chamomile for relaxation

April is stress awareness month, so we thought it would be a good idea to tell you about 7 vitamins and herbs that can help to reduce stress and anxiety.

As you know, stress plays havoc with the body. It can make us feel depressed, anxious, and nervous. It can also give us sleepless nights, headaches, and bad skin.

Research has shown that taking certain vitamins and herbal supplements, may help to reduce the symptoms of stress so that we feel better in ourselves.

6 Easy Ways to Treat Dry Skin

6 Easy Ways to Treat Dry Skin

Do you have dry skin? If you do, you know the problems that come with it; itching, redness, feeling tight. But what causes dry skin? It can all be down to the environment. Windy days tend to dry skin out and so too do skincare products. If you use products that contain alcohol or other […]

The 6 Benefits of Using Perfume (and why your mother will love a bottle)

The Benefits of Wearing Perfume

March the 27th is Mother’s day, so maybe you’ve been wondering what to buy for your mum this year. Well, here at VSM Pharmacy we have a great selection of perfumes. And we’re telling you this for a good reason.

There are benefits to wearing perfume which means it’s not only a nice gift, but it can influence your mum’s wellbeing (and anyone else you want to treat).