Considering the main responsibilities of the kidney (filtering approximately 200 litres of blood daily and generating the hormones behind red blood cell production and calcium absorption), it is easy to understand why these small organs are vital to your overall health and well-being. Research suggests that up to 60,00 people in the UK die prematurely due to kidney disease annually and there is no cure. With kidney transplants averaging a 5-year wait, it is essential to take steps to reduce the chances of developing kidney-related illness.
There are as many as 100 trillion bacteria that live inside and on our bodies. Some exist on the surface of our skin, others are inside our nose, mouth and even our urogenital tract. However, many bacteria are active inside our gut. The good bacteria inside our gut can counteract potentially harmful toxins and bad bacteria, helping to keep our digestive system fully functioning and healthy.
05 February 2018
The NHS has provided everyone across the UK access to good healthcare, regardless of income, for almost 70 years. However, over the past few decades with longer life expectancy and a rising population, the NHS is under increasing strain to provide the same level of care without increases in its funding.
25 January 2018
According to Dr Anton Emmanual, Consultant Gastroenterologist at University College Hospital in London, 40% of people have at least one digestive symptom at any one time. So, what can we do to aid digestion and keep our stomach feeling happy and healthy? A good place to start is taking a look at the foods you eat. Some can be more helpful than others.
29 December 2017
New Years is always the time of year when people want to change their lives for a healthier lifestyle, and make new health plans. But is the New Year really the best time of year to be making resolutions and creating new life plans?
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