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Kapur Family Care , Werneth Primary Care Centre,
Featherstall Road South, Oldham  OL9 7AY  

 Dr Day, Dr Ghuman, Dr Cains , Dr Kauser & Dr Pooley   

Tel:  0161 484 1414   Email: kapur.familycare@nhs.net                      

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Practice Services

 

Asthma & Childhood asthma

Dr Peter Cains and our Practice Nurse Helen Dyke are our practice leads for Asthma.

They offer appointments to review your asthma. They will assess and train you how to use your inhaler correctly and offer you a personalised action plan.

Please remember to bring all your inhalers with you to the appoinmtent.These will normally take between 20-30 mins but can be anything up to 45 mins if its your first appointment

 

Asthma is a common condition that affects the airways. The typical symptoms are wheeze, cough, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. Symptoms can range from mild to severe. Asthma cannot be 'cured', but treatment usually works well to ease and prevent symptoms. Treatment is usually with inhalers. A 'typical' person with asthma may take a preventer inhaler every day (to prevent symptoms developing), and use a reliever inhaler as and when required (if symptoms flare up).


If you suffer with Asthma, your GP may help you

  • Control your symptoms
  • Check your breathing test
  • Offer annual Flu vaccination

Learn more about Asthma: www.patient.co.uk

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an 'umbrella' term for people with chronic bronchitis, emphysema or both. With COPD the airflow to the lungs is restricted (obstructed). COPD is usually caused by smoking. Symptoms include cough and breathlessness. The most important treatment is to stop smoking. Inhalers are commonly used to ease symptoms. Other treatments such as steroids, antibiotics, oxygen, and mucolytic (mucus thinning) medicines are sometimes prescribed in more severe cases, or during a flare-up (exacerbation) of symptoms.


If you suffer from COPD, your GP may help you with:

  • Use of inhalers.
  • Monitor Breathing test
  • Stop smoking
  • Flu vaccination

Learn more about COPD at www.patient.co.uk

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Diabetes


Diabetes is a common life long condition where the amount of glucose in the blood is too high because the body can not use it properly. If you suffer with diabetes, your GP surgery may help you with:

  • Managing your blood glucose with diet and medication (tablets and or insulin)
  • Monitoring you Kidney function
  • Health promotion (healthy eating, exercise and stopping smoking)
  • Eye screening
  • Annual Diabetes review
  • Annual Flu vaccination

Learn more about diabetes at www.diabetes.org.uk

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Dementia


This is a syndrome where the patient has multiple cognitive deficits and memory loss sufficient to impair occupational or social functioning. If you or your relative suffers with Dementia, your GP may help you with :

  • Referral to memory clinic
  • Support for patients suffering with Dementia and their relatives or cares
  • Ongoing review

Please learn more about Dementia at www.patient.co.uk

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Heart Failure


Heart failure can be caused by various heart conditions. Symptoms include fluid retention, breathlessness, and tiredness. Medication can usually ease symptoms, and can often improve the outlook (prognosis).


If you suffer with Heart Failure, you GP surgery can help you

  • Control your symptoms
  • Advise you on your medication
  • Annual review

Please learn more about Heart Failure at www.patient.co.uk

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Learning Disability


Learning disability is one the most common form of disability. It is a life long condition. Learning disabilities affect a person's ability to learn, to communicate and carry out everyday tasks.


If you or your relative of friend suffers with Learning disability, your GP surgery may help you

  • Annual Health checks
  • Advice and support for the patient and his cares/family members

Learn more here

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Depression


Depression is common. Symptoms can affect day-to-day life and can become very distressing. Treatments include talking treatments and antidepressant medicines. Treatment takes time to work but has a good chance of success. Some people have recurring episodes of depression and require long-term treatment to keep symptoms away.


If you suffer with Depression, your GP may help you with

  • Regular review of you condition
  • Advice you on your medication
  • Health promotion (exercise, healthy eating,stop smoking/drinking)

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Epilepsy


Epilepsy is the tendency to have repeated seizures that start in the brain. Epilepsy is usually only diagnosed after a person has had more than one seizure.


If you suffer with Epilepsy, your GP may help you

  • Control your symptoms
  • Advice on medication
  • Advise you on driving
  • Annual review

Learn more about Epilepsy at www.epilepsysociety.org.uk

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Ischemic Heart Disease


Myocardial infarction (MI) is usually caused by a blood clot that stops blood flow in a heart (coronary) artery. Call for an ambulance immediately if you develop severe chest pain.


Angina is caused by narrowing of the coronary (heart) arteries. Usual treatment includes a statin drug to lower your cholesterol level, low-dose aspirin to help prevent a heart attack, and a beta-blocker drug to help protect the heart. An angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor drug may be advised in some cases. Beta-blockers and other drugs are also commonly prescribed to ease and prevent angina pains. In some cases, angioplasty or surgery are options to widen, or to bypass, narrowed arteries.

If you suffer with ischemic Heart Disease, your GP may help you

  • Refer you for specialist opinion/tests
  • Control your symptoms
  • Annual review of your symptoms and medication
  • Health promotion (healthy eating, optimal weight, stop smoking)

Learn more about Ischemic Heart Disease at www.patient.co.uk

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Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack


A stroke causes damage to the brain. Call for an ambulance immediately if you suspect someone is having a stroke (Facial weakness, Arm weakness, Speech disturbance,). The common cause of stroke is a blood clot that forms in a brain artery. Immediate treatment may include a 'clot busting' drug to dissolve the blood clot.

 

If you suffer with Stroke of TIA, your GP my help you

  • Advice and treatment to reduce risk factors for further strokes
  • Health promotions (healthy eating, stop smoking, optimal weight)
  • Annual review
  • Annual flu vaccination

Learn more about Stroke at www.patient.co.uk

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Eczema/Dermatitis


The terms eczema and dermatitis mean much the same. That is, an inflammation of the skin. It causes red, itchy skin which may also blister. There are two main types of dermatitis / eczema:


Atopic eczema. This is caused by a problem from 'within' the body. If you have atopic eczema you are born with a tendency for your skin to become inflamed. Various parts of the skin tend to 'flare-up' with inflammation from time to time.


Contact dermatitis. This is caused by a substance from outside the body. This typically causes patches of inflammation on areas of skin which have come into contact with the substance. If you avoid the offending substance, the skin inflammation should go away.

 

Learn more about Eczema at www.patient.co.uk

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