Lloydspharmacy Reveals Hayfever Misery To Hit One In Two People
on: June 12, 2009, 6:35 am
Author: Belinda English
images released by Lloydspharmacy show how the UK's hayfever time
bomb is set to explode within the coming years. Currently, the
condition affects around a quarter of the UK population, one of
the highest prevalence rates for hayfever in the world. By 2040,
up to 28 million people will have hayfever due to severe pollen
seasons caused by climate change.
will be worst affected by hayfever as warmer summers will intensify
air pollution which affects the respiratory tract and allergenicity
of pollens. In 50 years time, it is likely that almost three quarters
of the population of London will be affected by hayfever whilst
almost half of the population of East Anglia, including Cambridge
and Norwich, will have hayfever by 2040. North Scotland has been
deemed the best place to live for people who want to avoid hayfever
with only a third of the population forecasted to be affected
hayfever is already one of the most common forms of allergy,
with almost 12 million people in the UK affected, Lloydspharmacy
has made its full report and hayfever
maps of the UK available for sufferers to download through its
Frost, head of medicines at Lloydspharmacy,
said: "Increasingly we are going to need treatments which
help people to reduce their susceptibility to hayfever in the
first place rather than simply alleviate the symptoms.
study conducted by the National Pollen and Aerobiology Research
Unit, and published online by the Current Medical and Research
Opinion concluded that the Lloydspharmacy
Hayfever Reliever significantly reduced the main symptoms
of hayfever - sneezing, runny nose, watering eyes and an itchy
palate. In fact it's so effective some people may feel a reduction
symptoms after using it just a few times. This device has
been clinically proven to help to reduce susceptibility to some
types of pollens, making it very useful for the severe pollen
seasons forecast over the next ten to fifty years."
areas least susceptible to increases in allergenic pollen loads
include coastal areas, especially in the west. The further north
one goes, the shorter the growing season and the shorter the pollen
seasons, causing less misery for hayfever sufferers. Highland
and moor land areas are good places for hayfever sufferers as
the type of vegetation there produces less pollen.
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Lloydspharmacy has around 1700 pharmacies across the UK. These
are based predominantly in community and health centre locations.
The company employs over 16,000 staff and dispenses over 145 million
prescription items annually.
which is a community pharmacy has primary care at the heart of
its business. This is why it has launched a range of products
aimed at improving community health such as affordable blood pressure
monitors and allergy relievers, as well as a suite of convenient
professional health check services including free blood pressure
and diabetes testing, and cholesterol and heart checks in the
comfort of a private consultation room.
is the trading name of Lloydspharmacy Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary
of Celesio AG based in Stuttgart. Celesio is the leading pharmaceutical
distribution company in Europe and is represented in 16 countries.
With its three divisions, Celesio Wholesale, Celesio Pharmacies
and Celesio Solutions, the group covers the entire scope of pharmaceutical
trade and pharmaceutical-related services.
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