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  1. Why it pays to ensure hearing aids are protected

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    Guest article It’s hardly a glamorous subject, yet age-related hearing loss is something that affects us all. Beginning from around 30 years old, most people develop significant hearing problems by the time they reach 80. Despite this, taking the decision to start wearing a hearing aid can often be hard, and many prefer to purchase their device from a private supplier in order to pick from a wider selection of smaller, more discreet models.   In the world of hearing aids, less is often more and privately purchased devices can represent a significant financial investment. After going through the lengthy and sometimes emotional process of finding the right one, taking the time to arrange an appropriate level of insurance cover is an important next step.   Indeed we’re often very attentive to the changing insurance circumstances of...
  2. How to Deal with Uterine Fibroids During Menopause

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      The menopause can be a highly traumatic time in a woman’s life, but it can be far more difficult to deal with for women suffering with uterine fibroids. While fibroids are relatively common amongst women over 30 in the UK, the side-effects can be painful, and in some rare cases, life-threatening. The first step to dealing with the issue involves identifying the symptoms. What are uterine fibroids? Fibroids and con-cancerous growths that develop in the uterus over time. Although they are not cancerous, they consist of muscle and fibrous tissue, which can be the cause of severe pain and heightened symptoms of menstruation. Some clinicians may refer to them as leiomyomas or uterine myomas. What are the symptoms of uterine fibroids? It is believed that 40 percent of women will suffer from fibroids at some...
  3. Female Incontinence – what are the causes and possible solutions?

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    Interview with Dr Sarah Jarvis Female incontinence can cause embarrassment and severely impact the quality of life for many women – yet it is a topic many are reluctant to talk about. It is thought that as many as one in three women suffer from the condition at some point in their lives. I asked Dr Sarah Jarvis to explain the causes, impact and possible solutions – especially as they relate to women over 50. What causes incontinence? There are two main types of incontinence – Stress Incontinence, Urge Incontinence and a thirs which is a mixture of both Urge and Stress. The most common type of incontinence for women over 50 is stress incontinence – particularly in the case of women who have had children. With hormonal changes the...
  4. Fab Teeth and Gums after Fifty!

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    Article by Dr Susan Tanner MRD RCS(Eng) MSc BDS(Lon) and Dr Fiona McKillop Looking after our teeth and gums  is essential in our 50s and beyond- for both health an cosmetic reasons. Here we look at just some of the options for a healthy and more youthful smile! Our teeth will naturally age as we reach our fifties and on, and can still look beautiful if they are well cared for. Teeth naturally age with the effects of the wearing away of tooth surfaces. This can be caused by teeth grinding against each other, which shortens the length of tooth, and eventually the proportion of the lower face. If the lower face measurement becomes reduced it can appear very aging, with the lips losing their fullness...
  5. A Fight in Our Fifties – The Facts about Breast Cancer in Women Over 50

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    Article by Mr Stephen McCulley MBChB, FCS(SA)Plast, FRCS(Plast), Statistics from Cancer Research show that around 8 in 10 breast cancers are diagnosed in women aged 50 and over. The good news is that breast cancer survival rates are improving and women are now twice as likely to survive the disease for 10 years or more than those diagnosed 40 years ago. Although survival rates are improving, the emotions women who are diagnosed with the disease feel, and the difficult decisions they have to make, still have a massive impact on their lives. Mr Stephen McCulley MBChB, FCS(SA)Plast, FRCS(Plast), is a Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon based in Nottingham and a leading expert in breast cancer treatment and reconstruction. Below he shares his insight into...
  6. 1 IN 3 BREAST CANCERS ARE IN WOMEN OVER 70

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon  New awareness campaign for breast cancer and older women launches We may think that we get to an age where we are less vulnerable for specific diseases, but I was surprised to learn that more than half of all breast cancer deaths annually are women over 50, and that one third of women diagnosed with breast cancer are over 70. This comes as Public Health England launches a new national Be Clear on Cancer campaign to remind older women ‘don’t assume you’re past it’, and to visit their doctor if they spot any changes in their breasts. It is essential that we ensure that our own family members are aware of this risk. According to recent statistics around 13,500 women aged 70 and over are diagnosed...
  7. Half of women over 50 will break a bone as a result of osteoporosis

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    Article by Dr Carol Cooper “It’s a tragedy that half of women over 50 will break a bone as a result of osteoporosis, often the wrist, hip, or spine.  Osteoporosis causes fragile bones that are more likely to fracture after fairly minor trauma, and there are no symptoms until a bone breaks. But even then, the condition doesn’t get the attention it deserves.  The fracture heals, yet bone thinning continues.  Now new research from the National Osteoporosis Society shows that 20% of women break three or more bones before they’re diagnosed with osteoporosis. In some parts of the country there’s a Fracture Liaison Service that picks up problems after one broken bone, but it’s far from universal.  That’s why more women – and their doctors – need to be aware of what can...
  8. After Breast Cancer – Healthy Eating and Supplements

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    Article by Katherine Formosa Bown Nothing can prepare you for the news that you have breast cancer and 4 years on I still can’t believe what has happened to me but I do know one thing; I’m very lucky to have come through it. The cancer didn’t beat me and after chemotherapy, radiotherapy, an operation and medication I can still make small changes in my life to keep cancer at bay. It was just after my treatment finished that I started reading books and attending seminars about the natural ways to prevent and heal cancer so that I feel that I’m doing ‘something’ to stop it from happening again. I’m no medical expert, or even in the medical profession so I don’t claim to...
  9. Osteoporosis – How to Prevent, Treat and Reverse It

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    Article by Dr Marilyn Glenville Osteoporosis is a major public health problem.  Osteoporosis affects many more women than men – striking 1 in 2 women over the age of 50.  And osteoporosis isn’t just a matter of brittle bones. It can kill. In fact it is a bigger female killer than ovarian, cervical and womb cancers combined. But the biggest problem is that osteoporosis is so often a ‘silent disease’, bone loss happens gradually over time, without any symptoms.  Osteoporosis, at the moment, remains woefully unrecognised and yet it is preventable and treatable. What is Osteoporosis? The word osteoporosis literally means ‘porous bones’ that is bone filled with tiny holes.  Bones change constantly – being broken down and rebuilt.  However, problems arise when the rate of renewal does not keep up with the rate of...
  10. What to do if Your Vision is Fading

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    Guest Post Experiencing deterioration in your vision is a scary thing, not least because the process can be a rapid one, impacting greatly upon your daily life. Whether you currently wear corrective lenses or not, if you begin to feel that your vision is fading, it’s important that you take immediate action by following the steps that we’ve outlined below. When it comes to your eyesight, ignoring the problem and hoping that things will improve is simply not an option. Visit your doctor When your vision begins to fade, it can be tempting to simply make an appointment with your local optometrist and get your eyes tested. If the deterioration is rapid, however, and there is no obvious cause, it is perhaps best to take the precautionary measure...
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