Diabetes is rated the "fastest growing health crisis of our time", with the number of people in the UK diagnosed doubling in 20 years. Nearly 3.7million people in the UK were known to have the condition in figures released in February 2018, with a further million thought to be unaware they are diabetic. Type 2 is the fast-rising form of the disease, with a strong link to obesity. Untreated it can lead to amputations, blindness, kidney illness, stroke and heart disease - putting a huge burden on the NHS. But it can be reversed with changes to a healthier lifestyle. Here we explain the differences between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, the symptoms and warning signs to look out for, and the treatments that can make a difference... What is diabetes? Diabetes occurs when the level of sugar (glucose) in the blood becomes higher than normal. This happens when the body can't make the hormone insulin, or stops responding to it. How to test for diabetes The standard test is first for glucose in … [Read more...] about Early signs of diabetes to watch out for and how to reduce your risk
Very early signs of labour
News / UK and world by Press Association September 24, 2018, 4:47 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter On the eve of a crucial vote on Labour’s approach to Brexit, there were signs of division at the top of the party over whether a second referendum could include the option of remaining in the EU. Delegates at the party’s Liverpool conference will vote on Tuesday on a motion to keep a new referendum “on the table” if Labour is unable to force a general election. But shadow chancellor John McDonnell suggested that any such poll would be on whether to accept a Brexit deal or conduct fresh negotiations with Brussels, rather than seek to reverse the 2016 decision to leave the EU. The wording of the referendum question would be a matter for Parliament, said Mr McDonnell. But he told BBC Radio 4’s Today: “If we are going to respect the referendum it will be about the deal.” His comments … [Read more...] about Signs of division among Labour ranks ahead of crucial Brexit vote
Many people may claim they know how to spot the tell-tale signs of pregnancy. However, there are a variety of symptoms of early pregnancy that some are likely less aware of, such as implantation spotting and leg cramps. Pregnancy tests may not always display the correct results right away, which is why it’s important to be clued up on the other signs that a woman is in her first trimester. Just because a pregnancy test appears negative at first doesn't necessarily mean that a woman isn't pregnant (Getty Images) Here are 10 early signs of pregnancy that everyone should take note of. Missing a period Missing a period is one of the most commonly known signs that a woman may be in the early stages of pregnancy. During menstruation, the lining of the uterus breaks down and is shed in the form of a period, which typically lasts three to seven days. When a woman becomes pregnant, the continued production of the hormone progesterone maintains the lining of the uterus, which … [Read more...] about 10 early signs of pregnancy, according to experts
GIVING birth is the most magical time of a woman's life (or so people who have never had kids try and tell us). The fact is, having a baby is a difficult and painful time and everyone's experience is different. Here are some answers to you baby questions... What are the early signs of labour? This can differ greatly from woman to woman but there are some tell-tale signs that may indicate you are going into early labour. Lower back pain or abdominal pain Painful contractions Waters breaking - more on that below A brown discharge Diarrhea Disturbed sleep How long labour normally last? Unfortunately for expectant mums - there really is no normal and definitely no way to predict how long labour will last. For first time mothers the average labour is eight hours long but it could easily be much short or (gulp) much longer. Experts suggest that it is unlikely to last more than 18 hours but we've all heard the 36-hour labour horror stories. Once the cervix is fully dilated (so 10cm wide) … [Read more...] about What are the early signs of labour, how long does it normally last, will my waters break and what do contractions feel like?
Forgetting people’s names, groaning when you bend down and falling asleep in front of the TV are among the signs you’re getting old, according to research. A poll of 2,000 adults also found needing an afternoon nap, finding it tricky to sit cross-legged and choosing comfort over style are indicators you’re getting on a bit. Complaining more often, declaring you’re ‘gasping’ for a cup of tea and feeling flattered when you get asked for ID when visiting a bar also made the list. Other warnings include preferring a night in with a board game, knowing your alcohol limit and struggling with technology. Read more Key symptom of old age reversed 'surprisingly easily', study finds Women 38% poorer than male colleagues when they reach old age The baby boomer generation are at risk of becoming problem drinkers The study, commissioned by Future You to highlight the benefits of Turmeric+ tablets, also found feeling stiff and talking about your joints a … [Read more...] about Forgetting people’s names and feeling stiff are the top signs of getting old, study finds