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Blood Clot Focus and Spot

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Share Blood clot, venous ones, can cause chronic disability, even death. Long term diseases such as heart and lung conditions or diabetes increases your risks. Here’s what to watch out for. Each year one in a thousand of us develops deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in the calf (around one in a 100 people over the age of 80 years). More …

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Blood Pressure the Silent Killer

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Share Blood pressure kept under control is key to staying healthy, but the majority of us choose to ignore it. Do you know your blood pressure numbers? If the answer’s no, you’re not alone. Research has found that one in five of us are unaware of our vital readings, with an estimated seven million people, in the UK alone, living …

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High Cholesterol Coping Mechanism

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Share Too much cholesterol (lipid fats) in your blood will block your arteries, causing stroke and heart attacks. Persistently high blood levels of cholesterol can stick to the walls of your arteries, causing fatty plaques that harden, making the arteries stiff and narrow – atherosclerosis. Eventually a blockage occurs, stopping blood flowing to the relevant tissue. In the arteries to …

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Alopecia – New Hair, New You!

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Share Alopecia may occur more in women prone to type 2 diabetes who are at risk, for a scarring type of alopecia. High blood sugar can and does affect the blood vessels in the scalp. Want to revitalise your life and look? You can enjoy a good hair day, everyday! A style overhaul that will knock years off and help …

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Medicine Mistakes Diabetics Cannot Afford

Share Medicine mistakes and errors now account for thousands of hospital admissions a month. Are you taking your medicine correctly? Most of us now take at least one prescription drug, as well as over-the-counter remedies. 1. Taking Medicine Last Thing at Night Cough mixtures and children’s paracetamol are laden with sugar, which can be tricky to remove from the bumps …

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