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

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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Doing some physical activity should help improve your heart health.
Health & Wellbeing

How can I prevent high blood pressure?

High blood pressure puts your health at risk. Learn how to prevent or treat it.

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Stop eating junk food for better health
Health & Wellbeing

Metabolic syndrome

A guide to metabolic syndrome, its symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment.

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How hypertension or high blood pressure damages health
Health & Wellbeing

High blood pressure and stroke

Why is high blood pressure linked to strokes and how can you cut your risk?

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Atherosclerosis
Health & Wellbeing

High blood pressure and atherosclerosis

What is atherosclerosis and how is it connected to high blood pressure?

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