Author: Dr Jane Gilbert

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Heart Attack In Women

Women often experience a heart attack in a different way to men, which often means they go untreated for longer. Find out more… What is a heart attack? When you think of a heart attack you may imagine someone clutching their chest and collapsing to the ground. However, the...

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How Heart Disease Affects Your Life

Heart disease can affect your lifestyle, including what you eat, how you exercise, what activities you do and what holidays you take. However, many people are able to continue with their lives, improve their heart health and live a fulfilling life. The effects of heart disease The impact of heart disease...

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What Can I Get My Parents For Christmas?

The best presents to get elderly parents for Christmas can range from time spent together to technology that will make their life better, all the way through to music playlists… What to get your elderly parents for Christmas Christmas is fast approaching. If you’re still struggling with ideas for...

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UK Elderly Care Issues

UK elderly care issues are becoming increasingly pressing as the population ages and life expectancy increases. More people require care in old age, and the cost of care is rising steadily. Care in Crisis The baby boom, improved healthcare and longer lives mean that the UK has an ageing...

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Are Stroke Symptoms Permanent?

Whether or not stroke symptoms are permanent depends on the severity of the stroke, and how fast the recovery in the months following. Following treatment and therapy programs is very important. Having a stroke can be devastating and the future may seem bleak, however many people can recover function...

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Stroke and Dementia

For an average of 1 in 3 people, stroke and dementia are linked. The symptoms of dementia are caused by the injury to the brain, which happens during a stroke. Many people instantly think of Alzheimer’s disease when they consider dementia, but Alzheimer’s is not the only cause of...

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Stroke and Diabetes

People with diabetes are more likely to have a stroke. Without adequate insulin, glucose can build-up in the bloodstream, leading to fatty-deposits which can lead to clotting. The link between stroke and diabetes If you have diabetes you are more likely to have a stroke. That fact is frightening, but...

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Can Stroke Cause Seizures

On average 1 in 20 stroke patients will have a seizure, and a stroke can cause repeated seizures. Only when the patient has had more than 1 seizure, is it considered to be epilepsy. Strokes and epilepsy Any fitting can be alarming to witness, but by recognising the signs you...

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Osteoporosis and Vitamin D

Osteoporosis and vitamin D are linked. As vitamin D helps to regulate calcium, it plays an important role in bone health and density. Find out more… The importance of vitamin D In the UK, levels of vitamin D can be dangerously low leading to an increased risk of bone...

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What Is The Osteoporosis T-Score?

The osteoporosis T-score is a measure of your bone density compared to the bone density of a person in the peak of their physical condition. Find out more… What is the T-Score in Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is condition that results in the thinning of bones, making them weaker, fragile and more likely to...