An unhealthy lifestyle can lead to unwanted medical problems later in life. It can also have an impact on your mental wellbeing, as well as your physical health.
Looking after your everyday health, by keeping a healthy weight and managing sleep problems like insomnia, can help you live a healthier and happier life.
Bed wetting is common in children under the age of five. Some older children wet the bed too, and it can make them feel very embarrassed and upset. Bed wetting often runs in families, so if you or your partner went through a phase of bed wetting as children, your child is more likely to. For some children, bed wetting is a sign of bladder dysfunction, which is a medical condition, and there are treatments available to help. If your child is older than five and is wetting the bed, talk to a GP.
Body mass index (BMI) is a simple way to find out if you’re a healthy weight. It takes your age, height, and weight to give you a score on a chart – ranging from underweight to extremely obese. An ideal BMI is somewhere in between. Enter your height and weight into the BMI calculator to find out if you have a healthy BMI.
A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects your vision. Over time the cloudy patches in the lens of your eye get bigger causing blurry, misty vision, and eventually blindness.
Most chest pain isn’t serious, but it’s best to get checked out. Read on to find out about possible causes and treatments. Find out about causes and symptoms. If you think you’re having a heart attack, dial 999.
Glaucoma is a common eye condition that affects the optic nerve, connecting the eye to the brain. If glaucoma isn’t diagnosed and treated early, it can lead to loss of vision. Read on to find out more about glaucoma causes, symptoms, and treatment.
Insomnia is when you have trouble getting enough sleep at night. You might not be able to fall asleep, you might wake up during the night and find it hard to get back to sleep, or you might wake up very early and not be able to fall asleep again. Many people experience insomnia at some point, which can have a big effect on your daily life. If it isn’t linked to an underlying condition, insomnia usually improves by changing your lifestyle or sleeping habits
Prader-Willi syndrome is a rare chromosome abnormality causing a wide range of symptoms. Find out about the symptoms, causes and management.
Scurvy, or vitamin C deficiency, is a severe lack of vitamin C in the body. It’s a rare medical problem in the UK as most people get enough vitamin C in their diet from fruits and vegetables. Read on to find out the symptoms and treatments.
Sleep apnoea is when you stop and start breathing while you’re asleep. Read about the symptoms and how a sleep apnoea machine can help.
Sleep paralysis is when you wake up from sleep but can’t move or speak. It can also happen when you’re falling asleep. An episode of sleep paralysis can be scary, but it usually only lasts a few minutes and doesn’t cause long-term problems.
Snoring is the sound some people make when they breathe while sleeping. Learn why people snore and how to stop snoring with various snoring solutions.
A random loss of genes during pregnancy can cause subtle defects in the baby, called Turner syndrome. This is all you need to know about it.
Vertigo is the feeling that you or your surroundings are spinning out of control. Read about the causes of vertigo, how it can be treated and when to seek help.
Vitamin D plays many important roles for our health, and is known as the ‘sunshine vitamin’. It helps us absorb calcium to keep our bones strong, supports our immune system to fight off viruses and bacteria, and impacts our mental health.