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Heart Disease Advice

Question: Heart disease runs in our family. How can I make sure that I guard against it as much as I can while I am young? 16 September, 2008 – 17:32 Answer: I am glad that you are thinking along the right lines! Too many people think that you should only start caring about your heart […]

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Advice

Question: My doctor has diagnosed IBS. Can you suggest anything to relieve my symptoms? 16 September, 2008 – 17:36 Answer: The symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) vary widely from one individual to another. Some have sharp stabbing abdominal pain, or a deep-seated ache; in other cases there is no pain. Episodes of stomach upset, […]

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Incontinence advice

Question: Just recently I’ve developed an embarrassing bladder problem. Every time I cough or sneeze, I wet myself ever so slightly. Why is this and how can I stop the problem from becoming worse? 16 September, 2008 – 19:19 Answer: Bladder incontinence can take several forms. Stress incontinence, which is usually the result of weakened pelvic muscles after childbirth, […]

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Anaemia Advice

Question: I’ve been feeling tired and weak recently and I think I may be anaemic. What symptoms should I be looking out for and what can I do if I am? 17 September, 2008 – 07:16 Answer: ANAEMIA is a reduction in the number of red blood cells and a lack of haemoglobin, (an oxygen-carrying […]

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Jet Lag Advice

Question: I know jet lag is part and parcel of long-distance flying, but I’m fed up with being too tired to do anything during the first days of my holiday. Please help me make the most of my holiday! 17 September, 2008 – 07:19 Answer: Everyone looks forward to their holidays, it’s just a shame […]

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Hypertension Advice

Question: My doctor has just diagnosed me with Hypertension and I am daunted by the prospect of taking medication for the next 20 years or so. I’ve heard that high blood pressure can be controlled by more natural means than medication, do you have any suggestions about what I could do and also what may […]

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Shingles Advice

Question: I’ve heard that shingles is an adult form of chickenpox. I had chickenpox as a child, surely it can’t come back? 17 September, 2008 – 14:05 Answer: Unfortunately, shingles are caused by the virus herpes zoster, which is the same virus that causes chicken pox and tends to only affect people who have had chickenpox […]

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Prostate Enlargement Advice

Question: What is Prostate Enlargement, who does it affect and what are the symptoms. 17 September, 2008 – 14:11 Answer: Enlargement of the prostate is a common condition in men over 50. It is symptoms include, frequently needing to urinate and a weak urinary stream and difficulty initiating a urine stream although your bladder feels […]

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St John’s Wort Advice

Question: What is St John’s Wort? 17 September, 2008 – 14:13 Answer: St. John’s Wort has been used as an herbal remedy since the Middle Ages. Early Christian mystics named the plant after John the Baptist and made it in to an oil, but it can be taken as a tea or a tablet. St […]

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Silica Advice

Question: I’ve heard that silicon supplements are good for your hair and skin. What is silicon and is this true? 17 September, 2008 – 15:01 Answer: Silicon is the second most abundant element on earth after oxygen and an essential trace element in our bodies. Scientific research shows that silica, a type of silicon, can […]

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