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Stroke: A Deeper Dive

Stroke: A Deeper Dive Stroke: A Deeper Dive, provides an overview of the types, causes and treatments, with scientific and medical expressions explained in simple terms. What causes a stroke? Anyone can have a stroke at any age. While the majority of strokes are experienced by older people, younger...

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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...

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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...

What is osteoporosis? 0

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. This can lead to an increased risk of fracture. Bones have...

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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,...