Health And Fitness
Advice to help you enjoy a healthy life for as long as you can. Subjects covered include keeping fit longer, age related illnesses, the healing power of music, mental health issues and sex and older people.
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- Cancer - prevention and early detection
Three quarters of cancer cases are diagnosed in people aged 60 and over. This article looks at the importance of a healthy lifestyle in preventing cancer and early diagnosis of the most common cancers....
- Better sex for older people
Ten tips to improve the sex life of older people, and some younger ones too.
- Dementia and how to recognise it
Chris Browne, the My Last Song doctor, looks at the symptoms of dementia, which is affecting a greater number of older people as our life expectancy increases.
- Age related illnesses
Some illnesses are more common among the older population. This list includes some of the causes and possible treatments.
- How to identify, treat and prevent strokes
Strokes are a common cause of death in older people. This article describes different types of strokes, their causes, the need for quick action and what might prevent them.
- Mental health and older people
Mental health issues affect many older people. This article looks at ways of overcoming these problems.
- Incontinence and the elderly
Why ageing can lead to incontinence, and how to manage the condition in the elderly.
Urinary and bowel incontinence affects millions of people in the UK. In many cases it can be reversed. This article looks at the various types of incontinence and how they can be treated.
- Impotence, or erectile dysfunction
Many thousands of men are affected by impotence, also known as erectile dysfunction. Most are too embarrassed or worried to do anthing about it, yet a combination of counselling and drug treatments...
- The bladder and bladder retraining
A look at the bladder and how a healthy bladder works. When an inefficient bladder leads to incontinence, bladder training can reverse this process.