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Welcome to the Phlo blog, where you will find a series of articles written by members of our team providing insights into the world of digital health and more.

Health
6 minute read

Menopause and HRT

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is one of the most common treatments for menopause, used to relieve most of the menopausal symptoms for a few years whilst a woman’s periods stop.

Menopause and HRT

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Most Recent Blogs

Health
6 minute read
Cristian Halati
Salbutamol: uses, side effects and cautions
Cristian Halati
October 14, 2021
Salbutamol inhalers are one of the most prescribed treatments for asthma. In this blog, we discuss how salbutamol works, when to use your inhaler, side effects and much more!
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Health
5 minute read
Lucy Drennan
Treatment options to help quit smoking
Lucy Drennan
October 6, 2021
Smoking comes with an increased risk of developing over 50 serious health conditions. To help you give up smoking, there are various treatment methods available, in the form of medication and support tools.
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Product
7 minute read
Lucy Drennan
How Phlo safely and sustainably delivers refrigerated medication
Lucy Drennan
September 29, 2021
In this blog, we highlight one of our suppliers, WoolCool, that uses 100% pure sheep wool as packaging to keep contents cool such as medication.
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Covid 19 Updates

Stay up to date on all the developing information from the coronavirus pandemic.

Insights
7 minute read

What is Long COVID and who is most at risk?

Cristian Halati
November 5, 2020

Up to 10% of people diagnosed with COVID-19 suffer from prolonged symptoms for weeks and even months. In this blog we cover the latest research on ‘long COVID’, including symptoms, prevalence and impact.

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Health
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Vitamin D and coronavirus: Can it help combat or treat COVID-19?

Cristian Halati
October 28, 2020

Scientists suggest that vitamin D deficiency can be a risk factor for COVID-19. In this blog, we explore whether taking vitamin D supplements can help treat or prevent COVID-19 and discuss the NHS recommendations in this regard.

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Health
6 minute read
Cristian Halati
Metformin: Uses, side effects and cautions
Cristian Halati
July 15, 2021
Have you been prescribed metformin? In this blog we cover everything you need to know about metformin in the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes.
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Insights
7 minute read
Jamie MacDonald
Pull request android APKs
Jamie MacDonald
July 14, 2021
In the follow-up to his Pull request environments blog, Phlo’s Lead Mobile Engineer Jamie MacDonald talks more about how generating APKs for testing React Native improved Phlo’s app.
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Culture
6 minute read
Lucy Drennan
Meet the Team: Gemma Faulds
Lucy Drennan
July 6, 2021
In the next instalment of our Meet the Team Series, we speak to Gemma Faulds, part of our pharmacy customer service team at Phlo. Gemma tells us more about her role, walks us through a typical day, and explains why excellent patient care and service is at the heart of everything we do at Phlo.
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Health
5 minute read
Lucy Drennan
All about acne: Causes and treatments
Lucy Drennan
June 29, 2021
Acne not only affects the skin but also a person’s mental wellbeing and quality of life. This blog covers the causes of acne, available over the counter treatments and advice on seeking further medical attention.
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Health
5 minute read
Cristian Halati
What is venlafaxine: Everything you need to know
Cristian Halati
June 22, 2021
In this blog, we provide a complete guide to the antidepressant venlafaxine, covering how venlafaxine works, what it’s prescribed for, the side effects of venlafaxine, how long does venlafaxine take to work, and more.
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Health
4 minute read
Lucy Drennan
How to get more Vitamin C naturally in your diet
Lucy Drennan
June 15, 2021
Vitamin C is important for the health of our bones, cartilage, wound healing and immune system, as well as our general overall health. This blog covers the importance of the vitamin and which foods contain Vitamin C naturally that you can add to your diet.
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Culture
6 minute read
Cristian Halati
Meet the Team: Mairead Quigley
Cristian Halati
June 8, 2021
Our Meet the Team series continues! This week we speak to Mairead Quigley, Marketing Manager at Phlo. Mairead discusses her role, the importance of strong communication skills , walks us through a typical day as a Marketing Manager and much more!
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Health
3 minute read
Cristian Halati
Parents to be: How to manage hay fever during pregnancy
Cristian Halati
May 27, 2021
How can you manage the symptoms of hay fever during pregnancy? Find out everything you need to know about symptoms and safe treatment options
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Health
4 minute read
Cristian Halati
Hydration and health: Everything you need to know
Cristian Halati
May 20, 2021
In this blog, we discuss hydration: how much you need to drink each day, tips to help you drink more, signs and symptoms of dehydration, and much more!
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