Long-term liver damage can cause scarring which is called cirrhosis. Scar tissue on the liver prevents it from working properly. If you have liver cirrhosis it is usually picked up through a routine blood test or checkup, because early-stage cirrhosis of the liver doesn’t usually have any symptoms.
Bowel cancer is cancer that starts in the large bowel. It is also known as colorectal cancer, colon or rectal cancer depending on if it starts in the large bowel (your colon) or rectum. It can spread to other parts of the body or grow into the surrounding organs. Bowel cancer is not the same as anal cancer or small bowel cancer. Most people that are diagnosed with bowel cancer are over the age of 60 but bowel cancer is currently one of the most common cancers diagnosed in the UK.
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Eating well is important for your overall health. A balanced diet ensures your body gets the energy and nutrients it needs to function properly however, certain foods and drinks are particularly good for your heart and the cardiovascular system.
As the mental health charity Mind explains “There's no medical definition of stress, and health care professionals often disagree over whether stress is the cause of problems or the result of them.” Despite it not being medically defined, stress is widely considered to be our reaction to things and situations that make us feel under pressure or like we’re not in control. Stressful situations are often events that upset us emotionally or give us a lot to think about or do.
If you suffer from back pain, you are not alone. Work related back pain is a very common health condition in the U.K, particularly lower back pain. The Health and Safety Executive reports that between 2016-2017 there were approximately 3.2 million days lost to work related back disorders, with an average of 16.5 days lost per case.
Approximately one-in-five people in the UK have a history of some form of lung disease, be it asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or any other long-standing respiratory diseases. Every five minutes, someone dies from a form of lung disease, making it the third biggest killer disease in the UK. In fact, lung diseases are responsible for almost 750,000 annual hospital admissions and while heart disease fatalities have fallen by around 15% in the last decade, lung disease fatalities have remained around the same .
As the second-largest organ in your body, holding approximately 13% of your total blood supply at any one time, your liver is a genuine workhorse and should always be respected. It is required to process more than 13,000 different chemicals and oversee more than 2,000 internal enzyme systems. In short, it’s your body’s very own 24/7 chemical processing plant.
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