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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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,...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Midlife Real Life Video Chat Show with guest Dr Clare Bailey : How to best lose weight over 50, fasting and eating to combat the Coronavirus

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon For this episode of the Midlife Real Life chat show, we have as our guest Dr Claire Bailey, wife of Michael Mosley, a GP who has pioneered the Fast 800 diet and the Blood Sugar Diet and is the author of many successful books. I am joined by panellists stylist and brand consultant Maggie McMillan and make-up artist Jo Jewett of the Make Up Training Company. We ask Clare to share her tips on how to lose weight quickly and effectively over 50. Clare explains the benefits of an anti-inflammatory Mediterranean diet, fermented foods and intermittent fasting , not just in respect to weight loss, but also reducing the risk factors in the context of Covid-19. How maintaining a healthy body weight, having a healthy gut, and reversing diabetes are tools in our amour against the disease. Questions about diet and Covid include: Can nutrition help...
  9. 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...
  10. 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. ...
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