There are very few things you can do that are worse for your health than smoking. From bad breath, all the way to lung cancer, there are no positives! One negative effect many people don't know about is the increased chance of pelvic floor disorders. Every time you cough your pelvic floor is put under stress; a common and chronic smoker's cough can eventually lead to incontinence and prolapse! Read on for some useful and easy to follow tips to help you quit.
Dementia is a very common problem among people over the age of 65, with 1 in 14 affected. As of 2015, there were around 850,000 people with the condition in the UK alone. We're raising dementia awareness by making sure you know what to look for if you’re concerned about a loved one – and how to help them.
Many of us suffer from cold fingers and toes, particularly in cold weather. But how can you tell if it’s due to something more serious? Raynaud’s disease affects up to 10 million people in the UK and can lead to more serious conditions. Find out what it is and how to treat it below.
We’re getting involved in Cervical Cancer Awareness Week. One in four women in the UK doesn’t attend their cervical screening. We know it’s easy to put it off; whether you’re too busy, don’t feel you’re at risk or are scared of the procedure. But we’ve got the facts on why it’s so important to make time for your smear test!
We’re all guilty of slouching every so often, but did you know it doesn’t just cause back pain? There are a whole host of physical and mental symptoms that can be traced back to poor posture. From high blood pressure and constipation to depression! We’ve put together some tips on how you can improve your posture and be healthier, happier and more attractive!
Adults over the age of 40 are now entitled to an NHS health check every five years. The aim of these health tests is to help you avoid common conditions like heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease and stroke before they start. But is once every five years enough? The wealth of health tips available on the internet these days can help you with self-diagnosis when you have specific symptoms. However, there are warning signs you can be aware before you experience symptoms. Keep track of the following 5 things as part of your own home health screening.
We all like to indulge in a few extra treats over the holiday period. However, eating too much rich and sugary food over a long period can lead to pre-diabetes! If your blood sugar levels are consistently high, it means that your body has stopped being able to process food properly. 6% of people in the UK have been diagnosed diabetes and rates are rising all the time. This makes it really important to spot the warning signs early so you can reverse your risk! Read on to find out how.
Dry January is Alcohol Concern’s yearly challenge to you – sober up for a month to see what giving up alcohol can do for you and your health. With advice on alcohol changing all the time it’s hard to tell whether it’s actually that bad for you. We’ve put together a list of the real facts on the benefits of not drinking that will convince you to give it a go for the month. Read on to see how staying sober could transform your looks, health and happiness!
Is it a good idea to try bright light therapy for dementia? An increasing number of studies suggest that special lights can be an effective way to ease symptoms like sundowning. Light is already recommended for conditions like Seasonal Affective Disorder and new evidence suggests it can be used for dementia sleep problems. We’ve put together a guide on how to deal with sundowning. What causes it, ways you can stop it from happening and how to do sundowning light therapy at home.
We all know how stressful lack of sleep can be; getting through the day becomes much tougher. You struggle to think straight and all you want is a nice lie down! Follow our tips for some natural solutions.