Lesley Dobson

Lesley Dobson

Lesley Dobson has written health features for Saga Magazine and website for eight years, and has also worked for many other magazines and websites, including Sainsbury’s Magazine, Good Housekeeping, NHS Choices and Weight Watchers. Her favourite healthy habits include walking her dog, getting plenty of sleep – and just enough chocolate.


Latest Articles from Lesley

A dermatologist checks a patient's moles
Health & Wellbeing

A guide to skin cancers

Check your skin for moles regularly – it could save your life.

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Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker that is also known by the brand names Amlostine, Exforge and Istin
Health & Wellbeing

High blood pressure and calcium channel blockers

What are calcium channel blockers and how do they help lower blood pressure?

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Cough and cold medicines
Health & Wellbeing

Medicines that cause high blood pressure

Learn more about the drugs that can raise your blood pressure.

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Blood pressure medications
Health & Wellbeing

High blood pressure drugs

If you have high blood pressure, the medicine your doctor prescribes for you will depend on your age, ethnicity and whether you have other health problems.

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Chest x-ray
Health & Wellbeing

Diagnosing high blood pressure

Which tests will your doctor use to find out if you have high blood pressure?

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Doctor in white coat measuring blood pressure
Health & Wellbeing

High blood pressure and diabetes

Diabetes and high blood pressure both raise your risk of other health conditions.

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Hypertensive retinopathy
Health & Wellbeing

High blood pressure and eye disease

Hypertensive retinopathy is when high blood pressure has damaged your retina.

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Renal artery stenosis
Health & Wellbeing

Renal artery stenosis

Learn more about a kidney condition that people often don’t realise they have .

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Kidney disease
Health & Wellbeing

High blood pressure and kidney disease

Learn more about links between chronic kidney disease and high blood pressure.

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