Stay warm this win­ter

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

NHS Scot­land has rec­om­mended Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang res­i­dents take pre­cau­tions to avoid be­com­ing ill dur­ing the Christ­mas pe­riod.

Stay­ing warm in the win­ter months can help pre­vent cold, flu and more se­ri­ous health prob­lems such as heart at­tacks.

Ac­cord­ing to the NHS web­site those most at risk of health prob­lems re­lated to the cold weather are those aged 65 years and over, those on low in­comes be­cause they can­not af­ford heat­ing, and peo­ple who al­ready suf­fer from se­ri­ous health prob­lems, such as lung dis­ease.

To pro­tect your­self against the flu, peo­ple el­i­gi­ble for the free vac­ci­na­tion can con­tact their GP.

The ad­vice for those who are older is to wear plenty of clothes and also to keep your house warm.

Those who strug­gle to af­ford heat­ing bills may qual­ify for Cold Weather Pay­ments or Win­ter Fuel Pay­ments to help with the cost of heat­ing their homes.

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