As the population in the UK ages and people live longer, dementia has becomes one of the most important health and care issues facing the world. The NHS said: “Dementia mainly affects older people, after the age of 65, the likelihood of developing dementia roughly doubles every five...
Back pain is a widely reported complaint in the UK, with around one in three people getting it every year. It’s usually the lower back that’s affected. Back pain is commonly caused by poor posture. Correcting bad posture can seem like a daunting task, as Physiotherapist Nick Sinfield...
Life longevity is intimately tied to lifestyle decisions.Successive studies have shown the health benefits of maintaining an active lifestyle and sticking to a healthy, balanced diet.Flouting this advice can significantly raise a person’s risk of developing life-threatening complications such as cardiovascular disease.Although certain dietary decisions may seem obvious,...
Martin Roberts, 56, uploaded a video to Instagram this morning revealing at 3:30am he was in A&E after coming in contact with the plant. With severely swollen eyes and tears streaming down his cheeks, The Homes Under the Hammer presenter said: “This is a really important warning, it’s...
Vitamin D is created from exposure to sunlight.It is an essential vitamin that helps to keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy.It is is well understood that lacking the vitamin can lead to bone deformities, but growing research is linking vitamin D deficiency to heart complications.A recent study published...
Visceral fat is considered harmful because it’s stored in the abdominal cavity next to many vital organs, including the liver, pancreas and intestines. Carrying excess visceral fat can increase a person’s risk for developing a number of serious long-term, and even life-threatening, health complications, from type 2 diabetes...
Stomach bloating describes what happens when too much gas fills up a person’s gastrointestinal tract. Feeling like the belly is about to burst is a commonly reported complaint. For some people, simply cutting down on gassy culprits can help to soothe tummy swelling. For others, however, the root...
Lung cancer symptoms usually don’t show in the early stages, but with this type of cancer being one of the most common and serious types, it’s important to recognise the first signs when they develop. According to the NHS, around 44,500 people are diagnosed with lung cancer every...
Type 2 diabetes is a condition that causes the body to lose control of the amount of sugar in the blood. The body doesn’t response to insulin properly, and may not produce enough, and then causes a person’s blood sugar level to become too high. If type 2...
High blood pressure is a prevalent condition in the UK, with more than one in four people living with it, yet many will not realise it. It is often branded the “silent killer” because it doesn’t make itself known until it is serious. Equally as pernicious is the...