Figures from Cancer Research UK are showing that many people with cancer are going undiagnosed as they won’t risk a visit to their GP, this,along with many routine operations being postponed is rather worrying for the health of those individuals. Therefore it is vital that we all take care of our health in every aspect.
More than 5 million Britons who survive on vitamin b12 injections have been told that this treatment may have to be suspended as resources are directed into controlling the pandemic. This deficiency can cause fatigue and breathlessness, and also can be caused by diet and is found in fish,meat, eggs and milk and is often linked to the autoimmune disorder pernicious anaemia where the immune system attacks bacteria in the stomach and hampers the body’s ability to absorb b12.
B12 tablets are available,but won’t be suitable for everyone, and some may be given instructions on how to administer the injections themselves. Routine podiatry treatments have been cancelled,so if you have trouble cutting your toenails or have other foot conditions check you feet regularly using a mirror and try to file the nails instead with a long nail file. If all else fails just keep the feet moisturised and don’t use sharp objects to try and cut or scrape nails or skin.
There are many other routine appointments that have also been cancelled such as hearing aid check-ups, whilst this may be irritating, the best advice is to make do until things return to some semblance of normality. If you are in any danger, the NHS is there for you but for the time,where possible, stay home and stay safe.