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  1. How to deal with vision loss

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    As you grow older, you will probably notice some changes to your health. In particular, your eyesight can begin to deteriorate as you get older with the onset of presbyopia occurring around 40 years of age. As you enter your 50s and 60s, you can also become more at risk of developing certain eye conditions. With that in mind, it’s important to do everything you can to maintain healthy vision and to understand how to deal with vision loss should it occur to either yourself or a loved one. From wearing the right glasses for your needs, to simply making a few changes to your environment, you can make the most of your vision. Why does your vision worsen with age? Your vision changes as...
  2. The Ultimate Menopause Q&A: Your Menopause Questions answered

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    Expert Answers on the Menopause from Dr Elaine McQuade To coincide with World Menopause Day, Dr Elaine McQuade of the Marion Gluck Clinic answers your most frequently asked questions about the Menopause. 1. How long should the menopause last? Symptoms of the menopause last on average up to four years after the last period. This differs for each individual and for some the symptoms can last up to 10 years and I’ve seen patients still having hot flushes 20 years down the line. Each woman is different and the amount and severity of symptoms are different case to case and are also dependant on genetics, lifestyle, diet, exercise, stress etc. The perimenopause can start a few years before the periods when the hormones start to change. ...
  3. Getting glaucoma – protect yourself against the silent thief of sight

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    What do Bono, Whoopi Goldberg and Hairy Biker chef Dave Myers all have in common? They all have glaucoma. Often symptomless in its early stages, glaucoma is one of the leading causes of irreversible sight loss. An estimated 700,000 people in the UK are living with the condition dubbed “the silent thief of sight” – yet as many as 50% of cases remain undiagnosed. If detected early, glaucoma is generally treatable with simple medication. That is why this Glaucoma Awareness Week (June 17-23), Specsavers is highlighting the importance of looking after our eyes, beginning with routine eye tests. Usually glaucoma occurs when naturally-occurring fluid inside the eye do not drain properly, leading to a build-up of pressure. This can then cause damage to the optic...
  4. Just A Few Reasons Why Good Health May Depend on Your Gut

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    We all care a lot about our health, especially when we reach our fifties. With the rise of an almost-infinite number of different fitness programs, diet regimens, and services dedicated to providing medical screening tests, it certainly seems like the majority of us are willing to go to some pretty great lengths in order to ensure that we are performing and feeling our best, and are also spared the tragedy of serious illness. But, until recently, whenever people spoke about effective health practices, the gut was never mentioned – or, at least not in any more than a passing manner. Today, however, everything has changed. Research conducted in the last few years has increasingly revealed the incredible complexity and power of our guts – and the...
  5. The lowdown on Insomnia 

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    Article by  Dr Lizzie Kershaw-Yates   It’s World Sleep Day on 15th of March – and we all struggle with sleepless nights, now and again. However, for some people, trouble sleeping can become a real problem affecting health, relationships and daily life. We spoke to a GP to get her advice on what insomnia is, and how it can be treated: What is insomnia? If you suffer with insomnia, you have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. You might wake up too early during the sleep period and be unable to get back to sleep again. People with insomnia get insufficient sleep and wake up feeling tired and unrefreshed. Who suffers from it? Anyone can suffer with insomnia. It can be caused by many different factors – including stress,...
  6. Tips for fighting high blood pressure naturally

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    Article by Gemma Hurditch Give yourself the best chance of fighting high blood pressure naturally, with these tips from CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine). High blood pressure,  (hypertension), is a common condition in which the force of the blood  against  our artery walls is high enough to eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease. Since much of the problem is related to diet and lifestyle, fortunately there are numerous steps you can take to help avoid or reduce high blood pressure. Diet A healthy diet loaded with fresh vegetables, whole grains and fruits, legumes and nuts and can go a long way to keeping our blood pressure in check.  Plant foods contain natural antioxidants and phytochemicals that help fight the damaging oxidant and pro-inflammatory wave...
  7. Exercising with Varicose Veins- The Dos and Don’ts!

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    Tips from Professor Mark Whiteley Varicose veins are a hereditary condition, which will affect up to 30% of us in our lifetime. These veins are swollen and enlarged, and may be blue or dark purple in appearance – usually occurring on the legs and feet. For those who have inherited the ‘varicose vein genes’, having a sedentary lifestyle or being inactive for long periods of time may encourage these veins to develop. However, if you already have varicose veins or “hidden varicose veins”, inactivity causes them to worsen quicker and increases the risk of complications. This is because the muscles in our legs that normally pump the blood aren’t used very much when we are sitting down and, as a result, the blood pools backwards...
  8. Top tips for staying flu-free this winter

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    Article by  CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine) None of us wants colds or flu, especially not when we want to enjoy the holiday season!  Aiming to avoid flu is our best strategy, since once it takes hold, the virus can lead to lowered immunity for some time afterwards, making us more susceptible to other winter bugs and bacterial infections. Trying to avoid the initial infection is our best strategy. Germs can live on surfaces for days, so avoid touching your face, biting your nails, or eating, without first washing your hands for at least 20 seconds with warm water and natural soap. To put ourselves in the best condition to fight off germs, it also pays to strengthen our immune system to enhance resilience....
  9. What is Cholesterol? : Everything you need to know about cholesterol

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    Cholesterol is a substance made in the liver that’s vital to human life. You can also get cholesterol through foods. Plants cannot create this, so you can only find it in animal products like meat and dairy. With all the bad publicity cholesterol gets our experts have addressed the topic in time for National Cholesterol Month – to tell you everything from surprising facts, to ways you can maintain or achieve healthy cholesterol levels. Only 20% of Cholesterol comes from food The UK’s leading Nutritionist and author of The Natural Health Bible For Women, Dr. Marilyn Glenville, explains why cholesterol isn’t always negative (www.marilynglenville.com), “your body needs cholesterol, that’s why it produces it.  Your liver actually produces 80% of the cholesterol in your body; only 20% comes...
  10. Looking Fab but Feeling Fab after 50 – Advice on Keeping Joints Healthy

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    It seems that once we get to 50 years of age, our bodies begin to show the effects of years gone by. All of the wild nights out in our twenties and thirties appear on our faces and we can feel that our joints are starting to ache and become stiff, even when doing the simplest of tasks. So is this what we can expect as we begin to age, or can we feel as good as we did in our earlier years, with a little help? Looking Good, Feeling Good? We know the way it goes, if you’re looking good, then your self-esteem rises and you feel good too. Taking regular exercise and eating healthily, can help to maintain your outward appearance...
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