Category Archives: General health
Carpel tunnel syndrome is a common problem of the hand and wrist. It happens when the nerves that run through narrow channels in the underside of the wrist get compressed. This causes pain, tingling, burning and numbness in the hand, … Continue reading
If you have a breathing condition such as asthma, COPD, heart problems or cystic fibrosis (CF) then you know how difficult some days can be. When you’re struggling to do what everyone else takes for granted the days and nights … Continue reading
Fish oil and other high omega-3 foods The benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids – as found in fish oil – have been highly publicised for many years and are one of only a few dietary supplements that the FDA actually … Continue reading
Find out which memory foam mattress is best for you Memory foam mattresses started out being used in hospitals to help people who were bed-ridden for long periods. Often such people end up with bed sores or pressure sores and … Continue reading
Leg cramps can be really painful; so what causes them? We’ve all had them; your leg muscles (often the calf muscles) suddenly spasm and stiffen and you start leaping about in agony – much to the amusement of anyone who … Continue reading
Do kneeling or posture chairs really work? Our lives are becoming more and more sedentary; we spend hours sitting crouched over computer desks (as you probably are now) and our posture and our backs suffer. Back problems are notoriously difficult … Continue reading
Fungal nail infections are common in adults and medically harmless. They are largely a cosmetic problem but those who are self-conscious about their feet will feel that it’s important to be treated.
Support hose are tight and generally difficult to get on and off. So why should you bother with them?
What is psoriasis? Psoriasis is common – about 1 in 50 people will have it at some time. It’s a skin condition which develops as raised, red or pink scaly patches. These patches are called plaques. The plaques are rough … Continue reading
What are cataracts? Think of the eye being like a camera. The pupil (the black centre that gets bigger and smaller) controls how much light gets into the eye and the lens sits behind this. The lens, like the lens … Continue reading