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Why Osteoporosis Is Common In Females

The reason why osteoporosis is common in females is often due to the drop in oestrogen levels after the menopause. Oestrogen is a hormone that helps regulate bone density, and when levels drop, bones begin to break down quicker than they can rebuild. Why osteoporosis is common in women Many...

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Flu Jab for Carers

Why the flu jab for carers is important, how it works, what the side effects are, and what you can do for yourself and your loved one if you get the flu. Why there is a flu jab for carers Getting vaccinated isn’t just about protecting yourself, it’s about...

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Where Does Osteoporosis Start?

Where does osteoporosis start? With osteoporosis, all bones will become weaker, but bones in the ankle, hip, wrist and spine are most likely to fracture.  What is osteoporosis? As we get older, our bones tend to get weaker, thinner and more vulnerable to fractures. This process of bone thinning...

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Live In Care

Live in care means that a carer will live in your loved one’s home. Find out how live in care can work for you, including information about costs, where a live in carer can be found, and what they will need. What is live in care? Live in care means...

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Where Does Arthritis Affect?

Arthritis commonly affects the load bearing joints like knees and hips, or the joints in constant use like fingers and wrists, but it can affect any joint from the top of the spine to the end of the toes. What part of the body can arthritis affect? Arthritis can...

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Osteoporosis: A Deeper Dive

Osteoporosis: A Deeper Dive Osteoporosis: A Deeper Dive, provides an overview of the disease, with scientific and medical expressions explained in simple terms. What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis, meaning “porous bone”, is a bone disorder that causes decreased bone strength and density, which increases the likelihood of fracture. Bones have a...

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What Does Arthritis Feel Like?

At the beginning of a rheumatoid arthritis flare, joints can feel hot, you can feel tired, weak and ill, and sometimes lose your appetite. Osteoarthritis feels like your joints are grinding or creaking. What is arthritis? When you think of arthritis you’ll probably think of stiff, sore, aching joints,...

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Which Arthritis Do I Have?

The two most common forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, but there are over 100 different types in total with different causes and treatments. Different types of arthritis There are more than 100 different types of arthritis. The most common forms are Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis, but rarer...

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Brits Underestimate the Cost of Care By 62%

A survey of more than 2000 people reveals the lack of information available about the cost of care, leading to those in need facing financial difficulty completely unprepared. Brits underestimate costs of residential care by 62% 6 in 10 have not put in place any preparations for caring for a...

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Why Arthritis Hurts

Pain in arthritis is caused by mechanical stimuli – as the joint is damaged, thermal stimuli – as friction and swelling causes heat, and chemical stimuli – as tissue damage causes chemicals in the joint to change. What causes pain? Pain is caused when your senses detect harm to...