High cholesterol is mainly caused by eating too much fatty food, not exercising, smoking and drinking alcohol, and can increase a person’s risk of life-threatening complications. Not all cholesterol is bad - there’s ‘good’ and ‘bad’ cholesterol. Good cholesterol (called HDL) makes people less likely to have heart...
Type 2 diabetes means a person’s pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin to control blood sugar levels.Overtime, unchecked blood sugar levels can pose grave health risks, such as an increased risk of heart disease and strokes.It is well understood that cutting down on certain sugary foods and drinks can...
High blood pressure can increase a person’s risk of serious health problems, such as heart attack and stroke. But because symptoms are rarely noticeable, the best way to find out if you have the condition is to have your blood pressure regularly checked by your GP or pharmacist...
Eye problems can be the most irritating symptoms of seasonal allergies. When pollen comes into contact with the eyes, they become inflamed, itchy and watery. This can obscure vision and cause great discomfort for the sufferer. The most obvious advice is to avoid pollen entirely as this will...
Sleep deprivation is common in the UK, with one in three people suffering from poor sleep. The odd disturbed night tends to make a person grouchy, but overtime it can have a far greater cost. Regular poor sleep puts a person at risk of serious medical conditions, including obesity, heart...
Eczema in adults appear to look scaly or leathery whereas eczema in children appears more drier and flakier. A person may notice red, scaly areas, small and rough bumps, thick patches or bumps that leak fluid and crust over. A person may also notice itchy patches on the...
Heart attacks are a serious medical emergency in which the supply of blood to the heart is suddenly blocked, usually because of a clot. A lack of blood to the heart may seriously damage heart muscles and can be life-threatening. Researchers in Australia found that areas that have...
It is estimated that one in seven people globally live with migraines. Migraines are recognised as a significant disorder which sufferers often experiencing intense symptoms that range from visual disturbance to vomiting, dizziness to vertigo. More than 90 per cent of people with migraines say they can not...
Kym Marsh, 43, who’s played Michelle Connor in ITV’s Coronation Street since 2006, has spoken about a range of different health conditions, from mental health to her hiatus hernia. But in her latest column for OK! magazine, the mother-of-four revealed she’d been experiencing pain in her right breast...
Vitamin D is a nutrient found in some foods and is needed for health and to maintain strong bones. It does this by helping the body absorb calcium from food and supplements. People who get too little vitamin D may develop soft, thin, and brittle bones, a condition...