*Health Tips In Time For Christmas

Thursday, December 06, 2018
It's that time of the year again when everyone seems to be coming down with a cold, sore throat, migraine or a stomach bug which is what usually happens during the winter months, especially if you work in a school or hospital as most of my family do! The colder months always seem to be rife with little niggles and illness which is not something you want over the festive and new year period so it's a good idea to stay on top of your health at this time of the year.

Headaches are something I experience most of the time, it's mainly because I don't drink enough and that's my first tip! Even though the festive season can be SO busy, it's very important to make sure that you are drinking enough (not champagne) to reduce the risk of headaches or migraines. Drinking enough is also good for your skin and reduces the appearance of dehydration lines too so win win.

Heartburn & Indigestion
Another common occurrence during the festive season is heartburn and indigestion which is no surprise with potential overeating, snacking and treats around at this time of the year. One item that might help is Omeprazole which is a drug commonly prescribed for indigestion and heartburn as well as gastro-intestinal reflux disease and stomach ulcers, among other issues.

Prescription omeprazole oral capsule is a delayed-release drug. A delayed-release drug slows the release of the medication until it passes through your stomach. This delay keeps the drug from being inactivated by your stomach. Omeprazole belongs to a class of drugs referred to as proton pump inhibitors. Proton pumps line the cells of the stomach and are responsible for producing the acid in the stomach. By inhibiting these proton pumps, Omeprazole reduces the amount of acid produced in the stomach. By reducing the amount of acid in the stomach omeprazole helps relieve indigestion symptoms caused by excess stomach acid. It stops excess acid flowing back into the esophagus and so relieves painful heartburn symptoms associated with acid reflux. Omeprazole medication also allows the esophagus to heal if it has been damaged by the acid.

If you are taking Omeprazole without the prescription of a doctor or pharmacist and have not noticed any improvements after two weeks, we recommend that you talk to a doctor or pharmacist. Also, do not increase your dose or take this drug more often than directed without first consulting your doctor.

I have suffered with eczema for over ten years and every time winter rolls around it becomes far worse, especially over the festive and new year period when I'm stressed as my eczema is personally very triggered by stress. One thing I try to do is wear less makeup or no makeup when I can and use my prescription eczema creams when I need them with Hydrocortisone if I really need a fast fix. Hydrocortisone is a steroid cream which can thin the skin if you use it over a long period of time (which I have done on/off for ten years) so I only use it in emergencies as I know how potentially damaging it can be but it does significantly reduce my eczema within a day!

Colds, Sniffles & Flu 
Lastly, colds, sniffles and flu-like symptoms! Everyone gets a cold at this time of the year so making sure that you are taking multivitamins, eating well and washing your hands whenever you need to will always help, although obviously that won't stop a determined pathogen!

Do you have any health tips or product recommendations? 

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  1. I have the cold right now and it's not nice.

  2. I'm terrible with headaches and need to drink more water x

  3. I really need to up my water intake. I know when I go home for Xmas though so many bad choices will be made.

  4. Oooo I am full of cold! Great tips xx

  5. I have the same issue with incredibly dry skin but I'm scared of the steroid cream because of the thinning. I usually just slather myself in oils and hope for the best x


  6. I suffer from seasonal headaches as the weather changes and they are just horrendous x

  7. I struggle with chronic migraines so I know that pain so well.

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

  8. I've always suffered with regular headaches, even though I drink tons of water. I also get really bad heartburn occasionally due to the pill I'm on. So I have to watch eating anything spicy


  9. My eczema has been horrendous this winter so far, I've just been prescribed a 0.05% steroid cream which did the trick though thankfully!

    Gemma Louise

  10. I always get ill around the holidays. I think it's because I let my guard down!

  11. Stay moisturised, and look after yourself! Got to love Christmas though!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  12. This really is a good time to share this blog post!

    Danielle xx

  13. I've got such a bad head right now! Need to drink more water and wrap up warm x

    Joyce | http://www.joycelauofficial.com/

  14. Headaches are definitely the worst for me!

  15. I suffer with headaches quite a bit, so I really do need to make sure that I'm drinking as much water as I can!xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.co.uk


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