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  1. Understanding carpal tunnel syndrome: causes, symptoms and remedies

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      Carpal tunnel syndrome or median nerve compression is a condition that causes tingling, numbness and aching in your hand and fingers. This condition can be mild or severe, and it often results from everyday activity, such as manual labour or playing a musical instrument. The disorder progresses slowly and gradually, affecting either one hand or both.  Carpal tunnel syndrome can be painful and uncomfortable. But the good news is there are ways you can alleviate the pain. And if these methods don’t work, surgery can be effective.  What causes carpal tunnel syndrome?   While it can be tricky to identify the exact causes of carpal tunnel syndrome, the condition can occur due to:  Pregnancy; Repetitive motions, such...
  2. Why Should You Consider Switching from Smoking to Vaping?

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    As we age, we become more and more susceptible to a wide range of health problems. Quite a few of the said health issues, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and chronic bronchitis, are caused by smoking. Others, such as heart disease and diabetes, can be exacerbated by smoking. While quitting smoking is not an easy task, it is certainly doable. For starters, you could switch to a healthier alternative, such as vaping nic salts. Although vaping e-liquids with nicotine is not completely risk-free either, switching from smoking to vaping can help you significantly reduce the risk of developing the health issues listed above. In addition to that, making a switch from smoking to vaping can improve your respiratory and cardiovascular health. That’s not all....
  3. 3 Things You Should Know Before Getting a Rhinoplasty

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    Nose jobs, or rhinoplasties, are one of the most common plastic procedures performed in this country. However, very few people truly understand how they work. There are some important precautions you’ll need to take before and after the treatment. There will also be limitations on what you can do during recovery and you might have to reorganize your life during that period. There are also cases when you might not be the best candidate for the procedure, or have unrealistic expectations. Let’s take a look at a few things you should know before getting a rhinoplasty.   You Can’t Get Just Any Nose So many people gone into a surgeon’s office with the picture of a celebrity whose nose they would like to have....
  4. Why we find it harder to sleep as we get older?

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    By Dr Nerina Ramlakhan, neurophysiologist and sleep expert  Achieving deep, restorative sleep is an excellent way to bolster resilience as we age. During this sensitive life stage where many women may also be perimenopausal or menopausal, sleep enables the hormonal shifts to occur more smoothly and emotions to be more balanced and even. When sleep is deep and optimal, the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) – associated with rest, repair, recovery – gets a reboot and the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) – activated by stress – is calmed. An overly active SNS can lead to trouble sleeping with temperature fluctuations and anxiety during the night, while boosting the PNS will help to minimise these issues. This can be done by making good lifestyle choices and adopting some...
  5. Phonak: A Simple Guide to Understand Hearing Tests

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    Are you concerned about a persistent hearing problem (whether yours or your child’s) and don’t know what to do about it? If so, then you need a hearing test or audiogram to determine the extent of your problem. Statistics indicate that about 11 million individuals in the UK have hearing loss, making it the second most prevalent disability in the country. Nonetheless, as an ‘undetectable/invisible’ disability, hearing loss often goes unnoticed hence the need to enroll for a hearing test constantly, or in case you notice any issue. So, how and where do you get a hearing test? To help you grasp what it is all about, here is everything you need to know about a hearing test. What is a...
  6. Get Lippy: Tips for Your Gynae Appointment

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    Get Lippy Tips for Your Gynae Appointment: Come Prepared Know your symptoms, when they started, and how they have been affecting your life. A timeline of symptoms is important to a doctor when assessing potential gynae conditions or gynae cancers and keeping a symptom diary will be helpful. Know Your Cycle Even if your symptoms aren’t period related, periods are often part of a gynae consultation. Know when your last period was, how regular you are, if anything abnormal has happened with your bleeding. If you’re post-menopausal, and you don’t have periods anymore, have the date of your last period to hand, and if you’ve had any bleeding or discharge since that last period. We have tips on tracking your periods and bleeding which can help! And remember: ANY post-menopausal bleeding,...
  7. Looking after your hearing..from the comfort of your sofa.

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      We only really notice our senses when we feel that we are losing one of them – this is especially true of our ability to see or hear.   So what are the typical symptoms of hearing loss?   – Misunderstanding what others have said to you or responding inappropriately – Needing to ask people to repeat themselves – Missing the telephone ringing or finding it difficult to follow a conversation on the phone – Other people commenting that your TV or radio is turned up louder than they would like – Difficulty determining the direction that a sound has come from – Difficulty following a conversation in a noisy environment – Withdrawing from social situations because you find it difficult to follow conversations   It is important to always get your hearing checked especially if you have...
  8. What is Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis? How is it diagnosed and how is it treated?

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    Interview with Dr Stephen Holmes conducted by Ceri Wheeldon Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis is a little known disease, yet is the 4th biggest respiratory killer in the UK. Around 32,000 people live with the disease and 5,300 people die each year in the UK. On average it takes between 18 and 30months for a patient to be diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis following their first visit to a health care  professional. So what is IPF , how can we recognise symptoms and what are the treatment options? This year DJ Janice Long , sister of Keith Chegwin who died of the disease in 2017, has joined forces with the charity Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis to raise awareness and help people to recognise symptoms – and ask their GPs to ‘ Listen to our...
  9. What every couple should know about prostate cancer…

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    Article by Saheed Rashid, Managing Director, BXTAccelyon  Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, and arguably the most intimate too, which can cause many men to feel embarrassed when it comes to discussing their symptoms or treatment options with a specialist. Indeed, it can be all too easy to dismiss potential symptoms of prostate cancer as “just part of getting older”. Yet with diagnoses on the rise – and treatment options available that can suit even the most active of lifestyles – it’s more important than ever that men feel confident in discussing any health concerns they might have. Here are some important things every couple should know about prostate cancer. Signs & Symptoms Prostate cancer occurs mainly in older men. The...
  10. Could Mushrooms be the New Superfood in the Fight against Covid?

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    Nutritionist and author, Madeleine Shaw, explains how eating just eight vitamin D enriched mushrooms could help you hit your RDA following latest NHS advice Humble vegetable could be the solution for Brits in lock-down at risk of low vitamin D Half of the nation are determined to not drift away from new healthy lifestyle post-pandemic, adopting long-term habits that can boost immunity With Brits in lock-down, spending fewer hours in the sun and with little prospect of foreign holidays, a health expert has warned that vitamin D levels are at risk of falling and believes mushrooms could be the superfood solution. Research commissioned by The UK & Ireland Mushroom Producers, has revealed that one in four of us aren’t getting our daily recommended vitamin intake, with a further...
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